Event promotes partnerships between academic researchers and the wider community
February 15, 2019
The Centre for the Multidisciplinary Applied Research at King’s (MARK) will be hosting a networking event at Innovation Works in downtown London on February 27, 2019 from 4 – 7 p.m.
This free event is designed to promote community-university partnerships that would foster collaborative research initiatives in pursuit of MARK’s mission to facilitate and showcase innovative research with applications for the betterment of individuals and/or society.
As part of the event, there will be two featured presentations by leaders in building university-community collaboration: Dr. Karen Bax of the Mary J. Wright Research and Education Centre at Merrymount Children’s Centre, London, and Dr. Mohammed Baobaid of the Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support & Integration, London.
Dr. Karen Bax is an Assistant Professor within the Faculty of Education at Western University. Registered as a Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Bax engages in training future scholars and practitioners through teaching and as the practicum supervisor for students in the Ph.D. program in the School and Applied Child Psychology department. Dr. Bax is also the Managing Director of Western’s Mary J. Wright Research and Education Centre at Merrymount Children’s Centre, a unique university-community collaboration that emphasizes early child development research in real-world settings and knowledge sharing across systems. Dr. Bax is involved in applied research related to social-emotional learning and self-regulation of children who have experienced adversity.
Mohammed Baobaid, Ph.D, earned his doctoral degree from the Institute of Psychology at the University of Erlangen-Nurnberg in Germany and is currently the Executive Director and founder of the Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration (MRCSSI) in London. Dr. Baobaid has been instrumental in initiating research elements in works related to violence prevention including family violence and youth violence. For 30 years, he has conducted research to identify the challenges of working with victims of family violence and developing culturally appropriate responses to family and youth violence in Yemen and Canada.
The Centre for Multidisciplinary Applied Research at King's was created with the approval of King’s University College Council in November 2014. MARK is an initiative of members of the Departments of Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology; however, participation is open to interested members from all departments. The mission of the Centre, as outlined in the MARK’s Constitution, is to “facilitate and showcase innovative research with applications for the betterment of individuals and/or society.”
All are welcome to attend this event including students, faculty, staff and community members. Space is limited and registration is required.
To learn more about this networking event, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/292113918116267/ or https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/multidisciplinary-applied-research-at-kings-mark-networking-event-tickets-55020301202
To learn more about the Centre for Multidisciplinary Applied Research at King’s, visit https://www.kings.uwo.ca/research/research-centres/mark/