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SFU - Centre for Dialogue

CityStudio Vancouver

Cities around the world will need to spend trillions of dollars in the next decade in response to the complex demands of population, energy, resource depletion and climate change. Our students want to help change the world AND they want to earn a living. As the key project within Vancouver's Campus City Collaborative (C3) CityStudio Vancouver is an energetic hub of learning and leadership where students design and implement Vancouver's Greenest City goals. CityStudio is a collaboration of the City of Vancouver and 6 colleges and universities to engage students in the following ways: 1. Greenest City Solutions. CityStudio directly involves students in designing solutions for Vancouver's Greenest City 2020 goals 2. Student Leadership towards a Green Economy. Course work emphasizes mentoring and training for emerging sustainability leaders to identify and develop opportunities in the green economy. 3. Energetic Hub of Learning. In year one, CityStudio involved over 480 students and 18 instructors contributing over 20,000 hours of action learning towards the Greenest City Goals.

University of British Columbia College of Health Disciplines

Improving care for vulnerable populations through their participation in the education of health professionals (Dr. Angela Towle)

Vulnerable and marginalized populations have problems with access to health care, communication with health professionals and receipt of patient-centred care that goes beyond a bio-medical approach. These problems can be addressed by active involvement of people in the community, who are ‘experts by lived experience’, in the education of health professionals. However, there are major institutional and cultural barriers to the inclusion of vulnerable people as educators, including different understandings of knowledge and expertise, power imbalances, discrimination and stigma, and lack of trust. We propose a knowledge interaction research project that will influence educational policy and practice. The goal is to make the authentic and autonomous voice and expertise of the patient a core part of the education of health professionals. We propose a 3-year inclusive and iterative community-based participatory research project that will inform i) the development of a mechanism for the community to engage with the university for the purpose of influencing health professional education; and ii) the development, implementation and evaluation of an educational model that leads to sustained participation by vulnerable and marginalized populations in the education of health professionals. The project will benefit the community through its ability to influence its future health and social care, and benefit the university in fulfilling its mandate for socially accountable education. Research Team: Scott Graham SPARC; William Godolphin UBC; Cheryl hewitt, North Shore Health Board; Angela Towle UBC