CERi Publications

  • August 07, 2023

    August 07, 2023

    Uncover the outcomes of a transformative half-day workshop held on May 17, 2023. Local groups, researchers, students, and community members united to envision a 'climate justice research shop'—a platform where organizations collaborate with students and faculty on cost-effective climate-focused research initiatives. This event's Idea Jam session has shaped a pivotal report that guides SFU's Community Engaged Research Initiative (CERi) and UBC's Centre for Climate Justice (CCJ) in crafting accessible research service models. The report distills participants' ideas into actionable engagement strategies and research priorities, fueling the journey towards responsive community-engaged research pathways.

  • August 01, 2023

    August 01, 2023

    Experience the dynamic CERi-Participedia Summer School on "Radical Democracy" where leading experts, researchers, and graduate students joined forces with community leaders and activists to explore transformative ideas through workshops, discussions, and field trips. With 33 students from diverse social science disciplines and civil society backgrounds, they reimagined and practiced radical democracy for positive change in their communities and beyond, inspired by 29 guest faculty and practitioners, fostering new visions and impactful research.

  • July 26, 2023

    July 26, 2023

    In the face of the ever-expanding climate crisis, Canadians desperately need their public broadcaster to inform them of its causes, its solutions and the actions they can take to confront it. Quiet Alarm: A Review of CBC's Climate Reporting is a community-engaged research project conducted by CERi in collaboration with the Climate Emergency Unit aimed at improving the climate reporting of the Canadian Broadcast Corporation.

  • May 02, 2023

    May 02, 2023

    Simon Fraser University’s (SFU) Equity Data Commons (EDC) initiative aims to combat social inequality through the mobilization of disaggregated data. Am Johal, SFU CERi’s co-director, alongside other prominent community-engaged scholars examine how collaborations between academia, community, and government can utilize disaggregated data and advanced analytics to address the priorities of equity-deserving and sovereignty-seeking groups.

  • May 01, 2023

    May 01, 2023

    The report summarizes ideas and best practices related to three themes: Indigenous sovereignty, storytelling and youth-driven research and engagement for climate justice. The recommendations shared in this report will inform the research agendas of CERi and the UBC Centre for Climate Justice, identifying future areas of focus, best practices of research, and new potential partnerships.

  • March 29, 2023

    March 29, 2023

    The Walk With Me team and SFU CERi have collaborated on the report Walk With Me: A Community-Engaged Response to the Drug Poisoning Crisis to illuminates a powerful role for community-engaged research in addressing the drug poisoning crisis.

  • This summary report details the key themes that emerged from the conference, the inspiring work happening across fields and tangible ideas for how to orient ourselves for the work ahead.

  • 2020-2021 annual report showcases and celebrates our highlights, purpose and strategy, impacts, and key numbers - an in-depth look at our progress as we continue to support community-engaged research (CER).

  • This handbook is designed to help community organizations gain a practical understanding of community-engaged research. This how-to guide walks you through the process of community-engaged research and shows its value to communities and the people working alongside them.

  • As CERi began its implementation phase in 2020, we have undergone extraordinary growth and change. We built-out an exceptional staff team and launched community-engaged research funding for faculty and students, a graduate fellowship program and a researcher-in-residence program. Despite the challenges of COVID-19, we have been able to keep to CERi’s development plan, including charting new projects to launch in 2021.

  • August 28, 2020

    August 28, 2020

    Shawn Smith, RADIUS co-founder and director, Dara Kelly, Indigenous Business assistant professor, CERi co-directors, Stuart R. Poyntz and Am Johal and Stephen Dooley, SFU Surrey campus executive director, co-author an article for the Stanford Social Innovation Review. The article, titled Whose Knowledge Is It?, explores the ways in which SFU aims to raise the profile of community-engaged research (CER) within the university and beyond.