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  • January 12, 2021

    January 12, 2021

    We’re delighted to announce Jessie Williams, director of Indigenous relations in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), has joined the CERi Advisory Board.

  • December 16, 2020

    December 16, 2020

    This fall, SFU’s Community-Engaged Research Initiative (CERi) launched Remaking the Table—a public webinar series dedicated to exploring the tensions, challenges, and horizons for community-engaged research (CER).

  • December 16, 2020

    December 16, 2020

    On November 12, 2020, CERi hosted Recognizing and Negotiating Community/Research Relations. This online webinar was hosted by SFU Geography Professor and CERi Researcher in Residence Nick Blomley, and featured diverse panelists.

  • November 24, 2020

    November 24, 2020

    The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic impacted countless people in immeasurable ways. One group significantly impacted is families caring for autistic children. Just to what extent they have been impacted is something that SFU PhD student and former CERi Fellow Vanessa Fong has been researching and the results are compelling.

  • November 17, 2020

    November 17, 2020

    Kari Grain is a practitioner-scholar at the intersection of higher education, social justice, and community engagement. Recently, Grain joined host Am Johal on the Below the Radar podcast to unpack ethics in community-engaged research and experiential learning.

  • November 10, 2020

    November 10, 2020

    Community-engaged scholar Lyana Patrick approaches her work by combining her interdisciplinary background with her lived experience. Recently, Lyana spoke Am Johal from Below the Radar about how an Indigenous approach to community-building can positively impact the health and wellness of communities.

  • October 27, 2020

    October 27, 2020

    This guide is a collaborative project of the Guelph Institute of Development Studies and the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute developed by Samantha Blostein, Global Engagement Specialist.

  • October 15, 2020

    October 15, 2020

    CERi continues to grow with the exciting addition of Jackie Wong who joined the team in September. In this role, she will be bringing her lens to CERi’s initiatives and contribute to building bridges between CERi and the communities of practice that it is engaging with.

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