Seminar Series – January 10, 2019

Dr. Jessie-Lee McIsaac

Building research partnerships to support child well-being in Nova Scotia

Biography:

Dr. Jessie-Lee McIsaac is an Assistant Professor and Tier II Canada Research Chair in Early Childhood: Diversity and Transitions with the Faculty of Education and Department of Child and Youth Study at Mount Saint Vincent University.  McIsaac uses an engaged scholarship approach- working with community, policy makers and engaging family participants- to co-produce research that mobilizes knowledge and experiences for and with marginalized families to inform policy and practice.  McIsaac completed a post-doctoral fellowship funded by KT Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society that included an embedded placement within the provincial government focused on knowledge mobilization within school policy interventions.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define research partnerships through integrated knowledge translation and engaged scholarship approaches
  2. Describe contextual factors that influence research partnerships
  3. Identify ways to support research partnerships

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