• 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.

  • January 30, 2020

    January 30, 2020

    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

  • May

  • May 19, 2020

    May 19, 2020

    In this episode of the Below the Radar podcast, Dr. Tara Mahoney discusses her work at CERi, involvement in emerging forms of participatory political engagement in Canada and explores why Millennials doubt the efficacy of government.

  • May 12, 2020

    May 12, 2020

    This episode of the Below the Radar podcast explores what CERi’s role is within SFU and the wider community and what drew the CERi team members to work there.

  • June

  • 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

  • June 11, 2020

    June 11, 2020

    In May CERi welcomed four SFU students to our inaugural Graduate Fellowship Pilot Program, each with unique expertise and perspective but all with one common goal: creating positive, informed impact on local communities.

  • June 02, 2020

    June 02, 2020

    Community Engaged dance as Carnegie Dance Troupe’s key focus emphasizes the importance of embodying the principles of dance that give agency to dancers to create their own movements that are respectful of their abilities, interests and self-constraints.

  • July

  • July 28, 2020

    July 28, 2020

    Meet Dr. Angela Kaida, SFU Faculty of Health Sciences Associate Professor and CERi Researcher-in-Residence, and learn more about her areas of research.

  • July 23, 2020

    July 23, 2020

    Community-based research depends on extensive face-to-face contact, yet physical distancing requirements challenge this basic precept. Following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, both academic and community-based researchers were impacted with limited notice and guidance for navigating these unprecedented times.

  • July 14, 2020

    July 14, 2020

    Meet Dr. Nick Blomley, SFU Professor of Geography and CERi Researcher-in-Residence, and learn more about his areas of research.

  • July 09, 2020

    July 09, 2020

    Community-engaged research (CER) has been conducted for decades by researchers at SFU and beyond. Yet this type of research has traditionally lacked appropriate recognition and resources to support it.

  • August

  • August 31, 2020

    August 31, 2020

    This fall, CERi is excited to welcome an impressive and diverse group to the second cohort of CERi graduate fellows.

  • August 18, 2020

    August 18, 2020

    In January, the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition became a partner of CERi’s Community-Engaged Research Pilot Project for their research project titled Getting Around to Feed Ourselves Well: Exploring the Intersection of Access to Transit and Food Security in Vancouver.

  • August 07, 2020

    August 07, 2020

    Meet Dr. Enda Brophy, SFU School of Communication Associate Professor and CERi Researcher-in-Residence.

  • September

  • September 30, 2020

    September 30, 2020

    Guest authored by Kari Grain, PhD. Money can be an awkward thing to discuss in any type of a relationship, let alone in research relationships that seek the inspiring and elusive unicorn that is true “reciprocity”.

  • September 28, 2020

    September 28, 2020

    Starting September 30, SFU Library Research Commons is launching a lunch and learn webinar series centred on knowledge mobilization (KM).

  • September 22, 2020

    September 22, 2020

    This fall, CERi is excited to announce the second cohort of participants in the Faculty-Student Research Program.

  • September 15, 2020

    September 15, 2020

    When Jackie Obungah set out to create a mini-series for the Below the Radar podcast, she had a very specific goal in mind: to uplift the voices and work of Black youth.

  • September 01, 2020

    September 01, 2020

    Dr. Travis Salway, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at SFU, is a researcher behind one of eight faculty-led projects CERi funded in January for the Community-Engaged Research Pilot Project. The project is titled MindMap: BC’s LGBTQ2-affirming Mental Health Service Finder Tool.

  • October

  • 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.

  • October 06, 2020

    October 06, 2020

    We’re excited to announce Dr. Lyana Patrick, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences, will be joining CERi as a Researcher-in-Residence from September 2020 to April 2021.

  • October 01, 2020

    October 01, 2020

    Dr. Faranak Farzan leads a unique research programme at the intersection of engineering and neuroscience. Recently, Farzan spoke with Am Johal from Below the Radar about how technological intervention can actively rewire the brain.

  • November

  • 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.

  • December

  • 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.