Concordia University’s engAGE Living Lab and CREGES present
Community-Defined Evidence: Health, Creativity and the Power of the People
A symposium about transformative research practices supporting equity, diversity and inclusion.
Community-Defined Evidence seeks to develop an evidence base that uses cultural and/or community indices, to influence the research and evaluation agenda, as well as policymakers and funding agencies, to implement and use innovative community-based practices to reduce disparities and improve availability, quality, and outcomes of healthcare for all individuals and families.
”Community-Defined Evidence: Imagine the Possibilities”
Graphic notes by Carly McAskill and Moh Abdolreza
“Working with communities as partners in research – from inception to publication”
Graphic notes by Carly McAskill
9-9:30 Opening Remarks by Mohawk Elder Tealey Ka’senni:saks Normandin
9:30-10:15 Morning Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kenneth Martinez, Psy. D.
10:45-12:00 Morning Lightning Talks:
- The Necessity of Belonging and its Realization in Community Spaces, Dr. Darla Fortune, Concordia University’s engAGE Centre for Research on Aging
- How Open Science is Transforming Research, Dr. Krista Byers Heinlein, Concordia University & Open Science
- Art Therapy as a Medical Tool, Dr. Giuseppe Mazza, M.D., Artruisme,
- Human Support Ecosystems and the Co-development of Smart Homes in Support of Fragile and Isolated Older Adults: A Living Lab in Côte St-Luc, Sandra Smele, PhD Candidate, CREGES, Inclusive Aging, Diversity, Health and Well-Being
1:00-1:45 Afternoon Keynote Speaker: Dr. Myrna Lashley, McGill
2:00-3:15 Afternoon Participatory Lightning Workshop: Shopping Malls as Social Infrastructure for Creativity and Mental Health through a Community Defined Evidence Lens
- Dr. Janis Timm-Bottos, engAGE Living Lab
- Dr. Najmeh Khalili-Mahani, engAGE Living Lab’s Media Spa
- Yafa Goawily, Cornwall Art Hive
- Carmen Oprea, PhD Candidate, engAGE Living Lab Research
3:30-4:00 Closing Participatory Art Activity with Artist Arianna Garcia-Fialdini, PhD Candidate
9:00-9:45 Participatory Round Table: Where are we with promoting community defined evidence with funders and policy makers?
10:00-11:45 Creative World Café.
11:45-12:00 Launch of engAGE Living Lab’s Mini-Documentary with Film Director Yafa Goawily
Afternoon Participatory Lightning Workshop
Concordia University’s engAGE Living Lab Créatif offers opportunities for a fruitful exchange of ideas informed by a growing community of older adults, students, and university researchers, in its lab located within the Quartier Cavendish shopping centre in Cote Saint-Luc, Québec.
CREGÉS brings together the worlds of research, professional practice and citizen action around a common project, social gerontology. Social gerontology is a multidisciplinary field of study focused on the social aspects of aging.