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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, Associate Dean, Scholarly, Research and Creative (SRC) Activity

FCS Dimensions Report

The Dimensions Pilot Program is a federal initiative to support post-secondary institutions seeking to increase equity, diversity and inclusion in scholarly, research and creative activities.

Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing Research Chair in Urban Health

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

Social Innovation

Learn to integrate social innovation into your teaching and research activities.



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.

Children's Movement and Spaces (external link) 

Coralee McLaren, former performing artist and current professor at the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, explores what children with diverse abilities can do in novel spaces.

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.

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.