Apr. 21 – Starting a Conversation with Alanna Coady

How do shame and social support impact depressive symptoms for people living with chronic pain? Wednesday, April 21, 12 Noon – 1 pm Please join us for the next Starting a Conversation discussion series! These noon hour discussions are an informal opportunity for presenters to and audiences to explore a variety of topics and works-in-process. […]

March 23 – ICER is hiring!

Be our videographer this summer! Deadline: April 16, 2021 The Institute for Community Engaged Research (ICER) has a Work Study opportunity this summer with our University / Community Video Speed Dating project. Details: May 1 – Aug.30 20/hrs / week (340 hrs total) $20/hr The project: Working with the ICER director and coordinator, and under […]

Feb. 9, 2021 – Starting a Conversation with Kelly Panchyshyn: Can food foraging offer avenues for advancing community cohesion?

Join us on Tuesday, Feb.9, from noon to 1 pm for our next Starting the Conversation discussion. This will be an online Zoom event, so please email icer.ok@ubc.ca to register. The question for discussion: Can food foraging offer avenues for advancing community cohesion? Abstract The practice of harvesting wild plants and fungi is an integral […]

Jan. 21 Starting a Conversation with Dr. Mary Stockdale: Engaging Okanagan Communities in Climate Action

Join us on Thursday, Jan.21, 2021 from noon to 1 pm for our first Starting the Conversation of the year.  This will be an on-line discussion, so please email icer.ok@ubc.ca to register for a link. The question for discussion will be: How can we effectively engage our Okanagan communities in climate action? Abstract: In order […]

ICER Student Scholarship Deadline extended to Friday Jan.15.21

The ICER Student Scholarship was originally due, Wednesday, Jan.13.21, at midnight; however, we’re extending the intake to Friday, Jan.15 at midnight. The online application can be found here. The application asks for contact info for yourself as the student applicant, the community partner, and an academic referee (NB – no reference letter is required ) […]

Announcing the inaugural Institute for Community Engaged Research Community Grant

The Institute for Community Engaged Research (ICER) is awarding two $2,500 grants in 2021 to encourage community organizations to conduct Community Engaged Research (CER). The purpose of the grant is to support community organizations to undertake a research project in collaboration with members of ICER. Our hope is that the grant will help to answer […]

Dec. 2 – Starting a Conversation with Norah Bowman: Mapping Whiteness and White Supremacy on Unceded Syilx Territory in the Central Okanagan.

  Abstract: As a result over a century of colonial policies, laws, and practices, the Okanagan Valley has become a cultural space in which whiteness is associated with regional citizenship. By regional citizenship, I mean the Okanagan associations of valley land-ownership, access to local capital, and participation in leisure and pleasure culture. In my recent […]

Nov. 15 – Starting a Conversation with Liam King: Digital Wellness Project for Young Indigenous Men

Nov. 15 – Starting a Conversation with Liam King: Digital Wellness Project for Young Indigenous Men

Digital Wellness Project for Young Indigenous Men The identity of young Indigenous men is extremely important to their ability to live happy and healthy lives. However, little is known about how young Indigenous men use digital media to develop their identity and the impacts this has on health and wellness. This project seeks to bring […]

ICER Student Scholarship Deadline Jan.13, 2021

The online application for the Institute for Community Engaged Research is now open. In recognition of ICER’s commitment to supporting students involved in community engaged research, we are awarding three $1000 scholarships in 2021. The scholarships offer financial support to current UBC Okanagan graduate, or in exceptional circumstances, undergraduate, students. The recipients should be actively […]

March 4,  Relax-a-cucha 2020: Literacies Writ Large

March 4, Relax-a-cucha 2020: Literacies Writ Large

Relax-a-cucha 2020: Literacies Writ Large (It’s more than ready & writing!) Join us for an informative and engaging evening that explores aspects of literacies not often thought about. The speakers have been asked to present 12 visual slides that highlight an aspect of literacy other than reading and writing. Each speaker will have 7 minutes […]