How to build and maintain effective community-engaged research practices
The Human Environments Analysis Lab (HEAL) at Western University, and the Town and Gown Association of Ontario recently hosted a conversation on how to build and maintain effective community-engaged research practices.
Shawna Lewkowitz, a local community organizer and current HEAL PhD student moderated the conversation between Dr. Jason Gilliland, Director of the HEAL; Sarah Merritt, a long-time community collaborator with the HEAL and member of the Old East Village Community Association; and Dr. Davarian Baldwin, the Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of American Studies at Trinity College.
The conversation focused on what types of engagement work for researching with communities, and when engagement can go wrong in research. Emphasis was placed on expanding the notions of what constitutes the relationship between universities and communities, as well as, building research programs that directly respond to community needs on their own terms.
(Recorded June 8, 2022)