The Knowledge Hub is pleased to announce that three distinguished guests will be joining the Knowledge Exchange on September 20-21, 2017 for different sessions.
The meeting will be held at the Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre in London, ON.
Emily Paradis “Inclusive Processes in Community-Based Research”
Emily Paradis is Senior Research Associate in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at University of Toronto. Her scholarship and practice aim to support marginalized communities’ claims to spaces and rights in the city. A researcher, advocate and front-line service provider on issues of homelessness for 25 years, her research has examined homelessness among women and families, human rights dimensions of homelessness and housing, community-based research and action, and participatory interventions to address socio-spatial inequalities between and within urban neighbourhoods. She is research manager of the Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership; adjunct faculty in the Urban Studies Program at Innis College, University of Toronto; member of the Right to Housing Coalition; collaborator on the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness; and founding ally member of the Lived Experience Advisory Council. Dr. Paradis received her PhD in 2009 from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Her dissertation was a feminist, participatory human rights advocacy project in which she worked with a group of women at a Toronto drop-in to develop and deliver a report to the United Nations on women’s homelessness in Canada.
Natalie Clark “Violence-Informed Indigenous & Intersectional Practice”
Natalie Clark teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on trauma practice. Natalie’s work is informed and mobilized through her interconnected identities including her Metis ancestry; as a solo-parent of three Secwepmec children and part of the Secwepemc community; an academic; a community based researcher and counsellor. Natalie’s practice, teaching and research over the last 15 years have focused on trauma with children, youth and their families and communities and the coping responses to trauma and violence including experiences with issues of sexual exploitation; eating disorders; addictions, youth justice and health. Natalie’s research focuses on Indigenous field education, and Indigenous child and youth trauma, with a focus on healing and resistance to violence and trauma, including the impact of policy and intersecting policies on Indigenous families and communities. Natalie continues to practice and provide training on trauma-informed girls groups, including the model she co-developed and facilitated for over 12 years in both rural and urban space.
Heather Bullock “Knowledge Mobilization Basics and Beyond”
Heather Bullock, MSc. is pursuing her PhD in the Health Policy program at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada and is part of the McMaster Health Forum's Impact Lab. In 2016, Heather was awarded the prestigious national Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship and also received the Ontario Graduate Scholarship. Heather has an extensive background in health care policy and knowledge translation, holding progressive leadership positions. She is on leave from her position as Director of Knowledge Exchange at the CAMH, Canada’s largest mental health and addictions teaching hospital. Heather’s research interests lie in how large jurisdictions implement evidence-informed policy directions in mental health systems. Her dissertation is exploring how developed countries structure their implementation efforts as well as the process of policy implementation in Ontario’s mental health and addiction system. Heather serves in an advisory capacity for several provincial, national, and international initiatives such as the International Knowledge Exchange Network for Mental Health. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in behavioural ecology and evolutionary psychology from Queen’s University.