- CERi Programs
- Ethics of CER
- CER Network
- Jessie Williams joins CERi Advisory Board
- Recap: Remaking the Table Series Launch
- Recap: Recognizing and Negotiating Community/Researcher Relations
- CERi Fellow's research unmasks the impact of COVID-19 on families of children with autism
- CERi Special Research Associate Kari Grain Speaks with Am Johal for Below the Radar
- Lyana Patrick on Decolonial Planning and Community Health for Below the Radar
- Tips for Virtual Exchange and Engaging Partners Online
- Meet Jackie Wong, Community Strategic Initiatives Associate
- Announcing Lyana Patrick as CERi Researcher-in-Residence
- Faranak Farzan on Neuroengineering and Brain Plasticity for Below the Radar
- Why Money Matters in CER
- Unlock Your Research Impact: Upcoming Lunch and Learn Series
- Introducing CERi's Fall 2020 Faculty-Student Research Projects
- Uplifting Black Youth: Jackie Obungah on Her Podcast Series with Below the Radar
- MindMap: BC's LGBTQ2-affirming Mental Health Service Finder Tool
- Meet Our Fall 2020 Graduate Fellows
- 'We are Community': CERi Partners with the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition
- 3 Questions with Researcher-in-Residence Dr. Enda Brophy
- 3 Questions with Researcher-in-Residence Dr. Angela Kaida
- Recap: Distanced Community-Based Research Panel
- 3 Questions with Researcher-in-Residence Dr. Nick Blomley
- CERi Welcomes Three Researchers-in-Residence
- Research in the Service of Community
- Meet CERi’s first Graduate Fellows
- CERi Partners with Karen Jamieson Dance
- Below The Radar: Social Transformation — with Tara Mahoney
- Below The Radar: Community-Engaged Research — with Stuart Poyntz & Joanna Habdank
- Recap: CERi 312 Launch
- Horizons Conference
- Upcoming Events
Recap: Remaking the Table Series Launch
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). The aim of the series is to dive into a broad range of topics, hear from diverse voices and explore strategies and solutions on more equitable and just approaches to CER.
Remaking the Table was kicked off on November 18, 2020, with a panel introducing members of the CERi team. The panel was moderated by Jackie Wong, CERi’s Community Strategic Initiatives Associate, and featured CERi co-directors Am Johal and Stuart R. Poyntz, Research and Engagement Coordinator Tara Mahoney, and Kari Grain, Special Research Associate.
The panelists detailed the work they’re doing with CERi. Mahoney started off the discussion by focusing on the Community Handbook which will be launched in early 2021. It will offer a practical and accessible guide to CER and serve a broad range of audiences, including community groups, non-profits, public and private foundations, and government agencies. Mahoney described how this handbook “grounds ourselves in the value of social transformation, which is a value we founded CERi on.”
For me this is about acknowledging the fact that just because you pass your institutional ethics review it does not make your research ethical from a community engagement standpoint.
Fundamental to that are ethics. “For me ... this is about acknowledging the fact that just because you pass your institutional ethics review [it] does not make your research ethical from a community engagement standpoint.” This year, Grain conducted a literature review of over 40 CER resources, which informed her work in presenting 10 CER ethical principles which can help ensure that CER is grounded in fair and equitable engagement.
Johal and Poyntz illustrated the future direction of CERi expressing the hope that the initiative can eventually transform into a permanent structure within SFU to support scholars, graduate students, and community members doing CER. Key to that will be several projects and areas of focus including work around decolonization, collaborations with partners in the arts, a CER symposium, a State of the Field Conference in 2022 and continuing to explore questions regarding equity in CER.