Events Archive



  • January 20, 2021

    January 20, 2021

    Trauma can be stigmatizing and isolating, and mainstream culture doesn’t always make space for its existence and its impact on people’s daily experiences. This interactive webinar will explore trauma-informed approaches to community engaged research, vital to creating safer, more supportive conditions for meaningful connection and equitable work.

  • February

  • February 17, 2021

    February 17, 2021

    Many of us do the work we do because we are invested in productively challenging the status quo. Through the contributions of special guest speakers and audience members, this webinar strives to cultivate a collective toolkit for culturally sensitive community engaged research.

  • March

  • March 26, 2021

    March 26, 2021

    Field Stories: Community-Engaged Research in Times of Crisis is a day-long virtual symposium that explores a range of community-engaged research practices, stories and assemblies about current social, health crisis and change.

  • March 17, 2021

    March 17, 2021

    Through an innovative, interactive discussion featuring special community guests and audience contributions, this webinar will consider what we can do now to decolonize our work, particularly as it pertains to community-engaged research. We invite you to bring your creativity, your delight and your readiness to shift your practice towards more inclusivity and joy.

  • April

  • April 28, 2021

    April 28, 2021

    This session aims to foster collective reflection on different challenges and opportunities of youth-adult collaboration in community-engaged research. It draws on our decade-long experiences in action-research projects with young people in Montreal. We will share insights from our most recent work with a group of youth co-researchers, which explore issues related to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, as part of a longitudinal study on children growing up with cities.

  • April 21, 2021

    April 21, 2021

    Through spotlighting the reflections of CERi staff and researchers while inviting in the expertise and experiences of audience members, this webinar explores how to support the communities at the heart of community engaged research through adequate compensation.

  • April 14, 2021

    April 14, 2021

    Join us to learn about and engage with SFU biologist Lynne Quarmby’s new book, ‘Watermelon Snow’. Reflecting on a work described as ‘brimming with intelligence, love, and sorrow’, and a ‘song of both love and grief’, an interdisciplinary panel comprising a political scientist, poet, climate scientist, cell biologist, and lawyer join in conversation.

  • May

  • May 25, 2021

    May 25, 2021

    This event is a special session part of a national two-day online workshop led by the University of Regina’s Community Engagement and Research Centre and Community Campus Engage Canada (CCEC). The session invites audience members to bring reflections and questions from their own regional research contexts to explore with each other and with the speakers, mapped onto Surrey as a backdrop and case study. This session is the final installment in SFU CERi’s Remaking the Table monthly webinar series exploring challenges in and horizons for community engaged research.

  • May 25, 2021

    May 25, 2021

    This event is a special session part of a national two-day online workshop led by the University of Regina’s Community Engagement and Research Centre and Community Campus Engage Canada (CCEC). This panel will share experience and report on a series of media-centred community engaged research projects that were part of the Field Stories: CER in Times of Crisis Symposium.

  • June

  • June 10, 2021

    June 10, 2021

    The workshop will examine what it means to hold, share and give over space to youth voices in community-centred research.

  • July

  • July 13, 2021

    July 13, 2021

    Join us to hear from frontline workers and community leaders about contract worker justice at SFU and strategize about how to bring food service and custodial workers back in house as full members of the campus community.



  • June 23, 2020

    June 23, 2020

    This blog is guest authored by Dr. Tiffany Muller Myrdahl. Earlier this year, I had the privilege of inviting Dr. Brett Stoudt, Assistant Director of the Public Science Project, to deliver one of CERi’s first workshops

  • July

  • July 08, 2020

    July 08, 2020

    On July 8, academic and community-based gathered digitally for CERi’s first online event. The conversation investigated how institutional ethics requirements failed to acknowledge the unique nature of community-based research.

  • October

  • On January 30th, SFU celebrated the opening of SFU’s ninth new location and CERi’s new offices at 312 Main Street. The opening held significant importance for CERi, SFU and the community, as more 120 people attended the launch

  • November

  • November 18, 2020

    November 18, 2020

    Remaking the Table is a new monthly public webinar series produced by SFU’s Community Engaged Research Initiative (CERi). This series will unpack tensions, challenges and re-imagining in community-engaged research. Remaking the Table will explore strategies and solutions for a more equitable, inclusive approach to CER. The workshop series takes place on the third Wednesday of each month from 1-2pm Pacific Time.

  • November 12, 2020

    November 12, 2020

    The relationship between university-based researcher and community-based researcher is vital to community-engaged research. It is sometimes a complicated one, raising issues of privilege, commitment and unrecognized bias. It can also be a space of friendship, solidarity and mutual learning. Join us for the dialogue with two community-based researchers and two CERi Graduate Fellows exploring this relationship.