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March 29, Starting a Conversation with Liz Blakeway (Land to Table) – Fostering Lumby Community Food Connections In a time of COVID and Climate Disruption

Please join Liz Blakeway, Network Director for Land to Table, as she reflects on the challenges and opportunities of network and system building during both the pandemic and climate disruption. Liz will talk about lessons learned from the past year’s work to create a food system network for the Village of Lumby and better understand […]

March 10, Starting a Conversation with Bryony Onciul – An Introduction to Renewing Relations: Indigenous Heritage Rights and (Re)conciliation in Northwest Coast Canada

Join us for the next Starting a Conversation with Professor Bryony Onciul from 12:00 to 1:00 pm, Thursday, March 10, 2022. This will be a hybrid event. Join us in person in Arts 368, or email: icer.ok@ubc.ca for the Zoom link. Abstract: Dr Bryony Onciul will present an overview of her new AHRC Fellowship project […]

March 24, Starting a Conversation with Madelaine Lekei – Digitally Bound: Following the Threads of Digital Communities

March 24, Noon to 1 pm WATCH LIVE Abstract How do we bring community engaged methods to digital spaces? How can we approach community when participants are digitally and geographically dispersed? What does it look and feel like to work with vulnerability in a pandemic? In this conversation, I take these questions as starting points […]

Mar. 17, Starting a Conversation with Adam Kunis – Navigating Uncharted Terrain: Key Strategies for Disaster Recovery

Join us for the next Starting a Conversation talk with MA candidate – Adam Kunis on Thursday, March 14, 2022, from 12 noon to 1pm. The goal of this research is to understand how tourism destinations were affected by COVID-19. This research took place in Canada’s Thompson Okanagan, an important tourism region in British Columbia’s […]

Feb. 17, Starting a Conversation with Madeline Donald – Corrugating Attentiveness: A Presearch Methodology

12:00 to 1:00 pm Join Zoom Meeting https://ubc.zoom.us/j/65652630418?pwd=VTNSdFYvSXhHNmdQOUlkT3Qydk5Vdz09 The education of attention and perception takes time and repetition. Corrugation, as defined here, is a dance between attention, memory, and the passage of time: experience folds into ideas folding into experience. I will speak to my experience of corrugating relations in some of the riparian habitats […]

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 […]