Trainee Hub

Trainee hub

The Trainee Hub is a new initiative for graduate students, post-doctoral research fellows, and clinical trainees who are members of the Edwin S.H. Leong Centre for Healthy Children. Trainees will learn from community partners and researchers about the foundations, ethical dimensions, and planning for community-engaged research.

The Trainee Hub provides mentorship in the planning and implementation of community-engaged research by offering monthly in-person meetings. These workshops are being held as hybrid events on Microsoft Teams until further notice.

The Trainee Hub workshops are only open to the graduate students, post-doctoral research fellows, and clinical trainees who are members of the Centre. These members are invited to sign-up below to receive updates about the Trainee Hub events. 

The Trainee Hub is moderated by Dr. Priscilla Medeiros, PhD

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

Archived Sessions

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 | Trainee Hub Event: "Community-Engaged Research and Learning"

This workshop focuses on the principles and theories related to both community-engaged learning and community-engaged research.

Shannon Black is the Lead Coordinator of Academic Initiatives with the Centre for Community Partnerships at the University of Toronto. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 | Trainee Hub Event: "Creating Equitable Spaces in Family Engagement in Research" 

This workshop focuses on the importance of building authentic and meaningful relationships between families and researchers. 

Rae Martens is a Knowledge Broker with Kids Brain Health Network, CanChild and the University of Calgary. She oversees the Community of Practice for the Family Engagement in Research (FER) Training Program. 

Gunjan Seth is a family leader, family mentor, and Family Advisory Committee Co-Chair at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.

Sam Micsinszki is a registered nurse and currently a postdoctoral fellow at CanChild and the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University.