Research Speaker Series: Community-Engaged Research

*Note: This session has passed. Please view the recording and resources below.

Session Description:

Learnings from two community-engaged research initiatives, co-led by the Health Design Lab at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, will be discussed:

  • An Indigenous led-approach to cultural safety education through dialogue and making (a collaboration with the Aboriginal Gathering Place at Emily Carr University and Aboriginal Programs at the College of New Caledonia)
  • An initiative that aims to improve the culture of care for older adults in long-term care (a collaboration with a local health authority)

Both projects will highlight the importance of relational ways of working and decentring the role of researchers.


Nadia Beyzaei (she/her) is a designer, researcher, and educator who works in the spaces of health and community engagement. Nadia is the manager of the Health Design Lab at Emily Carr University and an instructor in the Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media. Through her role at the Health Design Lab, Nadia leads design research and social innovation projects related to Indigenous health, aging, substance use, and complex care.

More About This Series:

BCcampus is happy to be hosting a fall 2022 Research Speaker Series that offers all BCcampus research fellows and scholars across post-secondary institutions in B.C. an opportunity to learn and share your knowledge and advocacy on research methods, approaches, and pedagogies regarding accessibility; access; equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI); and Indigenous engagement in teaching and learning.

These livestream webinars, which typically take place on Tuesdays once every three weeks, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., allow you to hear about new research directly from researchers involved and give you a chance to ask questions about the meaning and interpretation of their findings. If you are unable to attend, recorded webinars of presentations will be made available within a week of the event.

What you’ll take away:

  • Broaden your knowledge and research skills/capacity in the B.C. post-secondary context.
  • Learn more about research, Indigenizing research, EDI in research, decolonizing research, and accessibility.
  • Be inspired to participate in research communities of practice, or explore the themes in your studies or work.
  • Connect with academics and community members who share your interests.

Other events in this series:

Thank you to all the wonderful speakers who will be joining us this fall.