The CFD Team for Research and Evaluation in Education hosts an Education Research Community (ERC) based at the Li Ki Shing Knowledge Institute. ERC is a partnership between CFD and AERO, with member organizations CIPE, C-QuIPS and the Sunnybrook ERU, and is free of charge to anyone who may want to attend.
The Education Research Community (ERC) is an interdisciplinary mix of aspiring education researchers made up of administrators, educators, and clinical teachers from varied roles, professions, and experience levels with research.
ERC has a membership model where members can sign up to share their works in progress with the community in a friendly, informal environment.
There are 3 formats for the sessions:
In addition, ERC hosts an annual colloquium (see below for details).
ERC supports a space for academic freedom and the opportunity to discuss diverse viewpoints and ideas from researchers and practitioners, including perspectives that may differ from or challenge commonly held assumptions and positions.
ERC typically meets every other Monday from 12-1pm during the academic year in Li Ka Shing Room 573 (with some exceptions, noted with an asterisk on the schedule). Since September 2020 ERC has been virtual on Zoom.
ERC holds an annual colloquium with an invited speaker from outside our local community. The next one will be held in February 2022. Date and time details to follow.
ERC 2020-2021 Annual Colloquium
Title: (Re)creating relational spaces with sex workers during COVID-19: Lessons for health professions education & research
Speaker: Dr. Jodi Hall & Julie B, Co-Founder, Executive Director SafeSpace London
ERC 2019-2020 Annual Colloquium
Title: Being, Becoming, and Belonging – Research Into a Mindful Approach to Health Professions Education
Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Anne Kinsella, Professor of Professional Education and Practice, Western University
ERC 2018-2019 Annual Colloquium
Title: Public Mistrust and Health Communications Regarding Vaccine Hesitancy and Refusal
Speaker: Dr. Maya Goldberg, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Guelph