What: Circling Around: a conversation about university and community research relationships
Who: Presented by the Indigenous Studies class and Assoc. Prof. Jon Corbett
Where: Ballroom (UNC 200), UBC’s Okanagan campus, Kelowna
When: March 10, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with light refreshments to follow
There is a growing awareness that we need to challenge the ways the universities engage with communities and the way that we think about the boundaries between knowledge production and community engagement.
How do community members come to engage with the university and raise research priorities or benefit from scholarly activity? And by understanding these relationships, how do researchers redefine their relationships to communities and the university?
A panel will provide diverse perspectives on their relationship with the university and how they envision the ideal relationship. After the panel presentation, members of the community and university are invited to discuss the opportunities — and challenges — of community research relationships in a moderated round-circle format.
- Susana Caxaj: Assistant Professor, Nursing, UBC Okanagan
- Phil Bond: Manager, Community Service Learning Program, UBC Okanagan
- Heather Deegan: Manager, Population Health Services, Interior Health
- Jamie McEwan: Community Development Manager, District of Lake Country
- Shane Austin: Designer, speaker, consultant, community builder, writer, and co-founder of Co+Lab.
- Gabrielle Legault: PhD Candidate, UBC Okanagan
No registration required. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments provided. For more information: icer.ok.ubc.ca/events/Circling_Around