Focus on collaboration and mentorship at Dr. Eric Jackman Health Scholars Learning Forum

LaMarsh Centre for Child & Youth Research

Two keynote speakers will discuss the power of collaboration on Oct. 18 when the LaMarsh Centre for Child & Youth Research at York University presents the 2021 Dr. Eric Jackman Health Scholars Learning Forum.

Running from 3 to 5:30 p.m., the event aims to explore the impact of collaboration and mentorship and will also feature presentations from research teams at York University.

Keynote speakers will present on “The Power of Knowledge Translation for Community Change” and speak on their knowledge mobilization expertise and efforts. The keynote speakers are:

  • Keiko Shikako, Canada Research Chair in Childhood Disability: Participation and Knowledge Translation; co-lead, Knowledge Translation Program, CHILD-BRIGHT; and
  • Connie Putterman, family engagement in research co-ordinator at CAMH; co-lead, Knowledge and Translation Program, CHILD-BRIGHT.

The Dr. Eric Jackman Health Scholars Award is designed to support student research teams that will be funded to carry out community-engaged research alongside a LaMarsh faculty member and community partner. Teams are meant to foster a situation where both scholars receive mentorship from the faculty member, and the undergraduate scholar receives mentorship from the graduate scholar.

Teams will present an update of their project at this event, where the scholars, faculty member and community partner will speak to the impact of collaboration and mentorship.

Jackman is the founding Chair of the Psychology Foundation of Canada and heads the Jackman Foundation with an interest in child development.

To register for this virtual event, visit this page. To learn more about the research teams and their presentations, visit the event page.