Event

Nov. 24 – Starting a Conversation with Bethany Presley: How do smaller Canadian cities address homelessness with limited funding and resources?

Please join us for the next Starting a Conversation discussion series! These noon hour discussions are an informal opportunity for presenters and audiences to explore a variety of topics and works-in-process. Everyone is welcome! To receive the Zoom link, please email: icer.ok@ubc.ca Abstract: Homelessness is growing in smaller cities across Canada. Planning to tackle homelessness […]

Dec. 1 – Truths, Myths, and Kelowna’s Transportation Master Plan

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 7:00 pm Climate Change, Urban Sprawl, Habitat Destruction, Sedentary Lifestyles … These issues and many more are connected to our land use choices, and those choices are heavily influenced by the way we build and manage our transportation infrastructure. Kelowna is in the final stages of developing its transportation master plan, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nov. 5, Starting a Conversation with Zak Draper

DO FAMILIES NEED TO POWER DOWN TO CONNECT? A STUDY OF FAMILIES TECHNOLOGY AND WELLBEING. Childminders in the Okanagan have expressed concerns about young children’s dependence on, and overuse of, screen-based media including smartphones, tablets, television, and videogames. We attempted to quantify relationships between different types of technology use (i.e., device, amount, weekday and weekend […]

Sept.17.19 – Starting a Conversation with Dr. Rahon D’Souza –

Sept.17.19 – Starting a Conversation with Dr. Rahon D’Souza –

RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES in ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY / HUMANITIES Dr. D’Souza is a visiting scholar from Kyoto University. Please join us for an informal talk with Dr. D’Souza about Research Methodologies in Environmental History / Humanities. This event is open to everyone. Bio: His PhD was awarded from the Centre for Historical Studies (Jawaharlal Nehru University). He […]