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Researching with Communities — Kim Matheson: Conducting community-led participatory research

by CIFAR
Nov 26 / 15
On November 26th, 2015 CIFAR held a symposium to explore how we can better use research to improve the lives of individuals in our communities.

With the United Way Toronto & York Region, CIFAR’s newest Change Makers dialogue brought together service providers and researchers to share knowledge and experience of the research process in order to identify ways of improving the policies and programs that serve our communities.

Kim Matheson: “Leaving your preconceptions at the door: Conducting community-led participatory research with First Nations communities.” Kim is a member of the CIFAR Advisory Board for the Social Interactions, Identity and Well-Being program. Her work concerns the impacts of prejudice and discrimination on the physical and mental health of members of marginalized social groups. She is a Professor in the Department of Health Sciences, and cross-appointed to the Departments of Psychology and Neuroscience at Carleton University. She is Director of the Canadian Health Adaptations, Innovations, and Mobilization Centre, a Carleton University Research Centre.