A New Knowledge Mobilization Tool On Ethics For Community Based Participatory Researchers

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm EST
Event Location: 
OA 2018

About the Event

Speaker: Kevin Donald Willison, (PhD - Community Health, Social and Behavioral Health Sciences, University of Toronto).

After a period of three months an e-module knowledge mobilization tool was developed as of February 2023.  This was created by a student IT team from NAIT (the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology) as well as a content developer (Dr. Kevin Willison) from Lakehead University. Spearheaded (funded) by the Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards this e-module will help educate research ethics board members and stakeholders across Canada on the importance of ethics within community-based participatory research initiatives.  CAREB is a national membership organization intended to represent the interests of all Canadian research ethics boards, and to reflect REB perspectives and concerns. Associated with the theme for this year's R&I Week "Improving Our Lives Through Research" this particular project aims to beneficially impact the lives of individuals as well as communities, not only for those within Ontario but also across Canada (and possibly beyond).


Photo of Dr. Kevin D. Willison, Department of SociologyAbout the Speaker

Dr. Kevin Willison completed his honours undergraduate degree (Major: Sociology) at Queen’s University (Kingston) and his Master’s degree (Major: Sociology) at Lakehead University (Thunder Bay). He earned his Ph.D. (Major: Community Health) via the Division of Social and Behavioural Health Sciences from the University of Toronto (Faculty of Public Health Sciences). He has served as a faculty member with Lakehead University continuously since 2007. He is currently a faculty member of the Department of Sociology as well as the Department of Health Sciences at Lakehead University. Moreover, since 2021 Dr. Willison has served as an alternate research ethics board member with the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. A sample of Kevin’s 12+ internationally distributed peer-reviewed publications may be found on Academia.edu, Research Gate and, within such databases as Sociofile, PsycINFO, CINAHL and, PubMed.