How can we do Community-Engaged Research well during a Health Crisis?

November 23, 2023

Location: 312 Main, Vancouver CERi Room (Room 370)    

Time: 4-6 pm

Event description

Community-Engaged Research (CER) is crucial in health crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Community engagement can provide insights into how priority populations are experiencing the crisis and can help to identify community needs. In turn, this can guide interventions to reduce health and social inequities exacerbated during crises. 

Join us for the launch of CER during Health Crises and an engaging conversation about doing research well at a time when this work can be most challenging. 

This handbook has been developed to provide guidance to researchers who aim to ethically engage with Civil Society Organizations during health crises, especially crises caused by infectious diseases (e.g., COVID-19, H1N1). 

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  • Simran Purewal, Co-author, CER During Crises
  • Tara Mahoney (PhD), SFU CERi Research and Engagement Lead and co-author, CER During Crises
  • Elmira Tayyar (MPH), The IRIS Project, Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity
  • Stefanie Machado (PhD), The IRIS Project, Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity


Moderated by:

  • Stuart Poyntz, (PhD), SFU CERi Co-Director & Director, School of Communication


312 Main is located at the corner of Main and Cordova, with the main entrance being on Cordova Street right by the bus stop. Please buzz in to be let in. There is street parking available in the neighbourhood as well as parkade parking at 107 East Cordova. If you are cycling you are welcome to park your bike inside on the ground floor in the 'Guest Bike Parking' area. 312 Main is also accessible by several bus lines, you can visit TransLink's Trip Planner for help to find your way to the building (the address is 312 Main, Vancouver BC, V6A T2T).