Introducing Part 2: “The International Perspective” of the three-part “Exploring why community-based research is an important mechanism for societal change” CBRC Webinar Series

Presented by Crystal Tremblay (University of Victoria) 

Webinar Description 
Community-based research (CBR) is widely accepted and practiced across the world as an approach to solving local challenges in locally relevant and appropriate ways with the people that are most affected. University activists and civil society practitioners have been documenting the positive impacts of CBR for decades, and there is no shortage of illustrative examples to show this. This webinar will provide an overview of some of the different ways impact is being measured and documented around the world and will point to some examples from the literature and personal experience of positive social change.


Crystal Tremblay
Tremblay is a social geographer and community-based scholar with research interest in environmental sustainability, participatory resource governance and critical pedagogy. She specializes in using participatory video and arts-based methods for creative citizen engagement and the co-creation of knowledge leading to environmental and social equity.​  In her capacity as Special Advisor on Community Engaged Scholarship, she provides leadership and research in support of UVic’s community engagement portfolio. She has published widely on topics related to community university research partnerships, training in community-based research, social innovation and participatory policy in water and waste governance.  She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Victoria. For more information please visit her website:

“Exploring why community-based research is an important mechanism for societal change” Webinar Series
This three-part CBRC webinar series takes a bird’s-eye view of the community-based research landscape and why it is a vital mechanism for societal change first across Canada, then internationally and finally as it supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals.