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How to do Meaningful Work in Times of Constant Crises?

November 2, 2023 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us for a conversation with people inside and outside Academia about all the feelings (eg. guilt, despair, isolation) involved in doing Community Engaged Work in this era of constant crises.

What does it mean to work with hope, care, effectiveness, and longevity?


There’s room for 16 registrants in ICER. For those unable to attend in person, we will be sharing the panel discussion via Zoom. For those joining in-person, we will be serving vegetarian soup for lunch.

In the current context of climate change, wars, wildfires, ongoing colonialism, racial injustice, anti-2SLGBTQAI+ violence and the rise of the right-wing, how do people engaged in social change for the common good (our planet) not become despondent? How does one navigate the often slow, or long-haul process of academia, writing, and policy and community work, with the sense of urgency and immediate action required to address the immediacy of issues? Is this even possible within an academic context?  Or a community context?

Join the students and panelists at the Institute for Community Engaged Research (ICER) for a conversation that makes space for the often unacknowledged feelings of guilt, despair and hopelessness that one can experience in the process of doing academic and, or, community engaged research.

Questions: icer.ok@ubc.ca


November 2, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Arts Building (ART)
1147 Research Road
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7 Canada
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Registration/RSVP Required
Yes (see event description)
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Networking, Presentation, Talk/Lecture
Arts and Humanities, Culture and Diversity, Environment and Sustainability, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Global, Health, Indigenous, Personal and Professional Development, Policy and Social Change, Research and Innovation, Student Learning
Community, Faculty, Staff, Students, Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates