Education Research Community

Education Research Community

The CFD Team for Research and Evaluation in Education hosts an Education Research Community (ERC) based at the Li Ki Shing Knowledge Institute. No registration is required. Everyone is welcome!

What is the ERC?

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.

There are 3 formats for the sessions:

  1. Invited Talks (a presentation from an invited guest)
  2. Open Sessions (ERC members bring their own work and get feedback from the group, e.g. abstract or presentation for conference)
  3. Journal club (a facilitated discussion about relevant articles in the health professions education literature)

In addition, ERC hosts an annual colloquium (see below for details).

**ERC Invitations reflect our support of academic freedom and the opportunity to discuss diverse viewpoints and ideas from researchers and practitioners, including those that may differ from commonly held traditions and beliefs.

When is the ERC?

ERC typically meets every other Monday from 12-1pm in Li Ka Shing Room 573 (with some exceptions, noted with an asterisk on the schedule). Members can pick and choose which sessions are of interest to them. It is a friendly, informal environment and members are welcome to bring their lunches.

Where: Zoom (details to follow)
When: Every other Monday from 12-1pm
Schedule: ERC Flexible Schedule


ERC holds an annual colloquium with an invited speaker from outside our local community.

ERC 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
Date: Monday February 22, 2021, 12-1pm
Location: Zoom - Please register to view Zoom call-in details
More information and registration

Past ERC colloquiums:

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

Title: Public Mistrust and Health Communications Regarding Vaccine Hesitancy and Refusal
Speaker: Dr. Maya Goldberg, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Guelph


Stella Ng
Program Director
(416) 864-6060 x77363
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Emilia Kangasjarvi
Program Coordinator
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