Community Engagement Series

The Community Engagement Series brings together researchers, trainees, and community members to discuss innovative community-engaged research projects and methods.

These virtual 1-hour sessions discuss best practices for community engagement, and foster opportunities for sharing community-engaged experiences and ideas. These sessions are held virtually until further notice. Registration is required to access the virtual event links.

Hosted by: Dr. Priscilla Medeiros, PhD

Knowledge Mobilization and Community Engagement Specialist, Edwin S.H. Leong Centre for Healthy Children, University of Toronto

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Past events


Tuesday, March 28, 2023 | "Advancing Engagement Using Arts-Based Approaches"

Dr. Roberta Woodgate, Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Manitoba and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Child and Family Engagement in Health Research and Healthcare, discusses the importance and use of arts-based approaches to involving children and youth in the research process. 


Thursday, October 20, 2022 | “Meaningful Community Engagement: An Introduction to Best Practices”

Dr. Naomi Thulien, a nurse practitioner and scientist with the MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital, discusses best practices for responsible community engagement. 

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Friday, September 30, 2022 | “Let’s Talk: Putting Community in Community-Engaged Research”

Dr. Catherine Birken, Leong Chair in Child Health Intervention and co-lead of TARGet Kids!, speaks to defining ‘community’ in community-engaged research. 

Watch here