Community-based research recognized with award

ShaunaAwardShauna MacKinnon, Assistant Professor, Urban and Inner-City Studies, University of Winnipeg and Diane Roussin, Executive Director of the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre and member of UWinnipeg’s Urban and Inner-City Studies’ Community Advisory Committee accept award.

The Community Campus Partnerships for Health has selected the Manitoba Research Alliance as the recipient of its annual award for seeking community participation in academic research projects. The University of Winnipeg, through its Urban and Inner-City Studies program, is an active participant in the Alliance.

The annual award highlights the power and potential of partnerships between communities and academic institutions as a strategy for health equity and social justice. Selected from a highly competitive group of nominations from Canada, Australia and the United States, the Manitoba Research Alliance (MRA) has for over a decade been bringing together academics and community organizations to study and promote solutions to inner city and Aboriginal poverty, ill health and social exclusion.

Sarena Seifer, Executive Director of Community Campus Partnerships for Health, presented the award on June 14 in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Dr. Seifer noted that “The Manitoba Research Alliance stood out for its ability to mobilize partners to pursue the systems and policy changes needed to overcome the root causes of poverty, ill health and social exclusion. Through participatory research and action that leverages the knowledge and other resources of community, academic, Aboriginal and government partners, the Manitoba Research Alliance is advancing an ambitious social justice agenda.”

Find out more about UWinnipeg’s Urban and Inner-City Studies program .

Find out more about the Manitoba Research Alliance.



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