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)

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. Details about our upcoming colloquium in 2021 will be posted in the Fall.

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
Email Stella

Emilia Kangasjarvi
Program Coordinator
(416) 864-6060 x77414