Join a Live Online Discussion with a community of researchers to explore current challenges practicing CBR and potential solutions together

About this Event

Community-Based Research Canada has listened to feedback from our members asking for more opportunities to share knowledge with peers and form a community of practice to do better work for the communities we support. We’re thrilled to provide a platform for dynamic live online discussions on topics that matter to you and thrilled by the enthusiasm for our first online discussion in May. As there was a substantial waiting list for this event, we decided to open up two more Live Online Discussions, on June 4th and June 11th on this topic to accommodate everybody on the waiting list and invite individuals who registered for the event in May to return again for an extended 75 minute discussion.

Are you experiencing challenges conducting community-based research in this difficult time of working with communities at a distance? This live online discussion will be moderated by CBR Canada on Zoom and open the floor to you. We’ll ask participants to share their challenges and potential solutions to conducting CBR at a distance, break into smaller groups to discuss, and come back and share thoughts/ideas as a larger group. Everything will be recorded live in a Google doc. We will problem solve and support each other.

We will share a Zoom link for registered participants in a follow-up email.

If you were not able to register for this event, please check availability for the June 4th discussion here.

Discussion Moderator

Crystal Tremblay
Crystal Tremblay is an assistant professor at the University of Victoria. She provides leadership to the Community Engagement and Partnerships Executive Committee (CEPEC) at Uvic. She also provides support to Deans, chairs and administration on revising policies for evaluation for CES. Crystal has an active research portfolio as a community engaged scholar, and CO-PI on several active SSHRC grants in a number of areas related to climate change resiliency and youth engagement (BC), waste governance and social innovation (global), indigenous resource management (Tanzania/Canada) and training in CBR (global).

Crystal has experience using a variety of arts-based participatory methods such as digital storytelling, PhotoVoice, and community mapping for engagement, research and evaluation. For the last five years, she has worked as a Research Associate with the UNESCO Chair in Community-based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education. This work has included facilitating multi-institution and multi-lingual global research projects on engaged scholarship, transformative pedagogy and training in community-based research.  She is an Associate Editor for Research For All Journal in the UK and sits on the International Advisory Board for the Journal of Community Development. Crystal is also on the board of the Vancouver Island Community Investment Cooperative.