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INITIATING & NURTURING—How Does a Community Engaged Research (CER) Initiative Begin? (In Person) – Nov. 17, 2023

Session Description

November 17, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:45 pm

Join us for the second session of the “Community Engaged Research Faculty Discussion Club,” a new series for faculty with an interest in deepening their theoretical and practical understanding of community engaged research to connect with, and learn together from, colleagues from across the tri-campus in order to strengthen both societal and scholarly impact.

The second session in this series, “Initiating & Nurturing—How does a CER initiative begin?” will focus on real world experiences of initiating relationships in community engaged research from different perspectives. Sharing case examples from their own research, guest panelists will share how the research relationship was initiatiated, how CER principles and values guide the relationship building process, and share their advice on the type of discussions academic and community partners should be having at the start to assess working together in the future. 

This second session will be an opportunity for faculty participants to connect with, and learn more about, their peers and their partners from across U of T with an interest in community engaged research.


  • Part 1 | 10:00am – 11:30am: Panel presentations followed by a question-and-answer period.
  • Part 2 | 11:30 am – 12:45pm: Faculty lunch with guest panelists followed by a facilitated faculty discussion to connect and learn from each other. 

Guest Panelists: 

  • Prof. Tracey Galloway, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, UTM​
  • Mr. Deshawn Hibbert, Coordinator of the Neighbourhood Ambassador Program, Centre for Research and Innovation for Black Survivors of Homicide Victims (The CRIB)
  • Dr. Sophie Roher, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Living Well House​
  • Prof. Tanya Sharpe, Associate Professor, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work​

In-Person Location: Centre for Research & Innovation Support, Gerstein Sciences Information Centre, 9 Kings College Circle, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5

Audience: Faculty members at University of Toronto, both curious about, and/or experienced with, community engaged research who are interested in deepening their learning about collaborative approaches to research.   

Note: due to space limitations, the panel presentation portion of the session will be live-streamed and open to the University of Toronto community to participate virtually. Click here to register for the virtual broadcast of the panel presentation.


November 17, 2023
10:00 am - 12:45 pm
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Name: Centre for Research & Innovation Support Address: 9 King’s College Circle Toronto Ontario M7A 1A5

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