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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, […]

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 […]

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. 26, 2019, Got Game(s)? A Knowledge Mobilization Workshop

Nov. 26, 2019, Got Game(s)? A Knowledge Mobilization Workshop

The next workshop in our Knowledge Mobilization series is: Got Game(s)? Want to learn how to use games to share your research? Need a fun way to engage new audiences or explore community topics? Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 Arts and Science 460 This is an introduction to thinking about how to use games as a […]

October 17, 2019, Starting a Conversation with Kerry Rempel

October 17, 2019, Starting a Conversation with Kerry Rempel

Looking Under the Hood: Strategic Ambiguity in Nonprofit Organizations Nonprofit organizations are pervasive forces for social improvement in Canada and beyond. These organizations are deliberate and focused on the change they want to see in the world. They signal their intent through strategy. Change is messy, stakeholders are demanding, and the operating environments of these […]

Starting a Conversation with Lindsay Harris – Feb.15, 2019

Feb.15 11:30 -12:30 pm Arts 368 Passionate Interests and Community Decision Making: Increasing Food Security in Kamloops, BC Kamloops, BC is renowned for its community investment in food security – home to Canada’s oldest grassroots food policy council, it also has well-established municipal support for food security programs. Since its formation in 1995, the Kamloops […]

Starting a Conversation with Cath Cosgrave

Tuesday October 16 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Arts 368 Everyone is welcome to attend! Engaging communities in rural health workforce retention research Australia and Canada face significant challenges in achieving adequately staffed rural health services. Factors affecting retention of rural health professionals involve complex interactions of organisational, professional and psychosocial/personal factors and research has shown […]

Starting a Conversation with Louise Gordon – Oct. 3, 2018

Starting a Conversation with Louise Gordon – Oct. 3, 2018

 Research in Ku.oo (Community): Discussing Community Research Projects in Taku River Tlingit Territory In this discussion, Louise describes the many community research initiatives she has been involved with as a Taku River Tlingiut community member and leader, including projects to document traditional land use, language and culture revitalization, land management, and education. She shares her […]