Fundamentals of Community-Engaged Research Workshop

June 18, 2020

This workshop explores the fundamentals of community-engaged research (CER). On June 18th, Dr. Kari Grain, CERi Research Associate and Sessional Instructor in the Department of Educational Studies at UBC, presented CER fundamentals to CERi’s Graduate Fellows. The Fellows are part of a program at CERi designed to facilitate CER with SFU graduate students through a combination of financial support, mentorship, peer learning and professional development.

In this introductory workshop, Grain covers:

  • What is community-engaged research?
  • Key terms in CER
  • The community-engaged research continuum
  • A history of CER
  • Benefits and challenges of CER
  • CER ethical principals and themes

Fundamental of Community-Engaged Research Workshop, presented by Dr. Kari Grain:

About Kari Grain

Kari Grain is a practitioner-scholar at the intersection of higher education, social justice and community engagement. She earned her PhD in Education at UBC as a Vanier scholar, where her research focused on local community impacts of international service-learning in Uganda. For the past five years, she has worked as an educational consultant, focusing on experiential education, community-engaged research and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Her research has been published in the Journal of Experiential Education, the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning and the Canadian Journal of Studies in Adult Education. She is currently a sessional instructor in UBC’s Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Education and has been collaborating in varying capacities with SFU scholars since 2017's Community2University Expo.