KM in the AM Summer Webinar Series
Stay Well. Stay Connected.
This webinar series will focus on broad topics of interest for communities given the global pandemic we’re facing. York researchers and community leaders will share their knowledge and experience and engage with us on these issues. The event will be moderated by York’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit. Issues of wellness and connection are more important than ever. We hope you can join us from the safety and comfort of your home. Keep well and be safe!
Food Councils and Food Security (Rod MacRae, FES) – Thursday, June 11, 2020
Prof. MacRae shares research findings and his experiences around local food councils and their support for enhanced municipal food security.
Seniors and Aging (Laura Tamblyn-Watts, E.D., CanAge) – Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Ms. Tamblyn-Watts shares her experience as one of Canada’s leading advocates for the rights of seniors in Canada. The impacts of COVID-19 have been felt significantly for the seniors community across the country and she presents recommendations to address the issues facing seniors and their families.
Perfectionism (Gord Flett, Health) – Monday, July 13, 2020
Dr. Flett addresses issues of perfectionism in times of a pandemic. A Canada Research Chair and global leader in mattering and perfectionism, Dr. Flett also provides practical information for us to help support greater wellness in challenging times.
Municipal Policy Making (Tom Mrakas, Mayor of Aurora) – Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Decision-making by politicians has been expedited and Mayor Tom Mrakas from the Town of Aurora shares his experiences in policy making in recent months. For researchers and community leaders, insight on policy making provides local insight on evidence informed decision making processes.
Community Ethics & Research (Talisha Ramsaroop, TD CEC) – Thursday, July 30, 2020
Talisha Ramsaroop, with York’s Toronto Dominion Community Engagement Centre shares the journey that York and the Jane-Finch community has embarked on over several years around the creation of the community ethics framework.