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Addressing Complex Health and Social Challenges

Researchers in the Faculty of Community Services work in partnership with communities, policy makers and service providers to develop the knowledge and tools needed to create a just society.

By developing knowledge for action — and addressing complex challenges — we help create strong communities that advance health, social well-being and inclusion.

Message from the Associate Dean

Jennifer Martin is the Associate Dean, Scholarly, Research and Creative (SRC) Activity.

FCS Research Database
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The RShare digital repository showcases a collection of faculty and student research from across TMU.

Research Chairs

CERC in Health Equity and Community Wellbeing

Karen Soldatic is the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Health Equity and Community Wellbeing.

Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing Research Chair in Urban Health

Get to know the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing Research Chair in Urban Health.



Sole Expression: A Trauma-informed Dance Intervention Program (external link, opens in new window) 

Sole Expression is a research study led by Jennifer Martin, associate dean, FCS on a trauma-informed dance intervention program for youth.

Syria Was Once a Beautiful Country (external link) 

A research video from Mehrunnisa Ali, professor, School of Early Childhood Studies, documents the memories of children from Syria who arrived in Canada as refugees.

Margot Challborn (external link) 

Margot Challborn examines the differences between Medical Assistance in Dying and suicide in the context of mental illness. She is the Ethel Louise Armstrong Post-Doctoral Fellow in the School of Disability Studies (2022-2024).

Loree Erickson (external link) 

Loree Erickson’s research on “queercrip” porn and care collectives is challenging cultures of undesirability. Erickson was the Ethel Louise Armstrong Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Disability Studies from 2018-2020.

Being Prepared for an Emergency (external link) 

A video developed for young caregivers by Kristine Newman, professor, Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, and her team, on being prepared for an emergency.