Past events

In addition to our monthly meetings, EDGE fosters opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, networking, and skills-sharing.

May 2018: Health xChange PechaKucha Evening


On May 7, 2018, we co-hosted with the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, Health xChange, an evening of PechaKucha and networking around research and knowledge translation. This event focused on  How we can mobilize research evidence to make change in health policy or practice, and sold out for the second year in a row!

Thanks to our fantastic co-hosts and all this year’s presenters!

Read MSFHR’s recount of the event here

March 22nd, 2018: March Mixer!


We thought we’d take a chance to get to know each other better and chat about our work and passions!

Craft Beer Market in Olympic Village
March 22nd, 5:30 – 7:30pm
85 W 1st Ave.

November 2017: Co-design workshop with Jonathan Aitken

co-creating! / image: tacit design strategy

In this workshop, we learned about “design co-creation” and how we can apply these methods to work in knowledge translation and/or evaluation. 

In addition to other accomplishments, Jonathan has worked as Lead of the Health Design Lab at Emily Carr University. He now heads Tacit Design Strategy, a firm that uses collaborative design research techniques to uncover the human perspective behind complex problems.

November 21st, 2017
3:00-4:30 p.m.
UBC Learning Exchange, 612 Main Street

May 2017: Lessons for Evaluators from a PATH Facilitator, Shelley Nessman

Shelley Nessman is a facilitator with over 20 years’ experience in a particular method of facilitation called PATH, working within the disability sector. PATH is a future-oriented, person-focused form of facilitation, making it particularly well-suited to an appreciative approach to marginalized populations. Facilitators work collaboratively with a person or team to vision a future, and create an actionable plan that capitalizes upon available resources.

Shelley shared with us lessons from PATH that can strengthen and humanize our practice as evaluators and KT personnel – both internally as we interact with our professional colleagues, and in the methods we use to collect, analyse and share information.

May 23, 2017
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Centre for Hip Health & Mobility


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May 2017: Health xChange PechaKucha Evening

On May 9th, in partnership with the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research and the BC SUPPORT Unit, EDGE helped bring together 10 speakers to share innovative examples of community engaged research and knowledge translation. Through a PechaKucha format (20 images x 20 seconds), we heard about using human centred design to improve parks use in Harlem, a photovoice showcasing suicide risk factors amongst gay and bisexual men, using spoken word poetry to share results from a research study about HIV care, and a host of other creative ways people communicated research and engaged communities in their work.

May 9th, 2017
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Steamworks Brewpub

Event Poster
More on the Michael Smith website


October 2016: Workshop – Are you making a difference? Evaluating community-based knowledge translation

In partnership with Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research EDGE hosted a workshop designed to build capacity for evaluating community-based knowledge translation. Marla Steinberg, an evaluator and instructor by profession, hosted the workshop which brought together a group of 30 individuals spanning researchers, students and staff from universities and community organizations.

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