areas of engagement



community health and well-being

  • Access to health care and health promotion

  • Patients' experiences and health care systems

  • Community gardening and food security, food apartheid

  • Environmental education, stewardship and the commons

  • Impacts of fracking and extractive industries on health

  • Housing and urban economic change

  • Trauma and violence

  • Reproductive and sexual health education

  • Wellness, community and civic participation

  • Community-based movements for justice, reconciliation and rights

arts and humanities

  • Arts-led ethnical redevelopment and neighborhood transformation

  • Cultural heritage and public history

  • Digital storytelling

  • Arts and social change

  • Civic participation and community engagement

  • Intercultural exchange and dialogue

  • Socially engaged art platforms

  • Museums and exhibition practices; visitor experience

  • Arts education; youth experiences with arts and humanities



human rights

  • Race, class, gender and sexual equity

  • Ethnic, cultural and Indigenous rights

  • Immigrant and refugee rights

  • Girls' education, leadership and access to resources

  • Gender-based and intimate partner violence

  • Health disparities and access to health care

  • Sex work and informal economies

  • Reproductive justice

  • Harm reduction