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Community-Based Research Canada is governed by a Board of Directors, consisting of 13 academics, researchers, and non-profit leaders from across Canada. The Secretariat leads the day-to-day operations of CBRCanada, and they are based in Waterloo, Ontario, with our office at Wilfrid Laurier University. Learn more about the Board Directors and Secretariat Staff below.

CBRCanada invites qualified candidates to join the Board of Directors. Learn more here >

Board of Directors

Interim Executive Director, Community-Based Research Canada
Board Co-Chair and Treasurer
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Executive Director, Simon Fraser's Surrey Campus
Board Co-Chair 
Executive Director, Canadian Research Data Centre Network
Board Member
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Part time Faculty at Saybrook University
Board Member
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Special Advisor on Community Engaged Scholarship, University of Victoria
Board Member
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Assistant Professor, Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Toronto Metropolitan University
Board Member
Manager, Office of Community Engagement, McMaster University
Board Member
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Director, Centre for Community Engagement, Carleton University
Board Member
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Directrice, Service aux collectivités, Vice-rectorat à la recherche, à la création et à la diffusion, Université du Québec à Montréal
Board Member
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Director Community-University Partnership (CUP) School of Public Health, University of Alberta
Board Member
Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo
Board Member
Past Board Members
  • Karen Villanueva, Clinical Social Worker, North York General Hospital 

  • Mélanie Pelletier, Cheffe d’équipe et agente de développementUniversité du Québec à Montréal

  • Jino Distasio, Vice President Research and Innovation, University of Winnipeg

  • Renée Monchalin, Assistant Professor, University of Victoria

  • Steven Hermans, Institutional Strategic Initiatives Officer, University of Toronto

  • Marcel Simoneau, Directeur, service aux collectivités, Vice-rectorat à la recherche, à la création et à la diffusion,
    Université du Québec à Montréal

  • Kendra SchnarrResearch Project Assistant, Community Engaged Scholarship Institute, University of Guelph

  • Lanyan Chen, Professor, Nipissing University

  • Karen SchwartzAssociate Vice President (Research & International) and Professor, School of Social Work, Carleton University

  • Andea ClarkeSenior Director, Community Engagement & Social Impact, Concordia University

  • Monica Mulrennan, Professor, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment at Concordia University

  • Charlotte Loppie, Professor, University of Victoria

  • Budd Hall, Professor Emeritus, University of Victoria and Co-Chair of the UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education

  • Geri Briggs, Director, Carleton University & Canadian Alliance for Community Service-Learning

  • Leslie Brown, Professor, University of Victoria

  • Jody Butler Walker, Executive Director, Arctic Institute of Community Based Research

  • Ken Carter, Director of Partnerships, Memorial University, Grenfell Campus

  • Tanis Dagert, Instructor, Vancouver Island University

  • Sylvie de Grosbois, Directeur, Universite du Quebec en Outaouai

  • Catherine Graham, Director, National Association of Friendship Centres

  • Katherine Graham, Professor, Carleton University

  • Linda Hawkins, Director, Community Engaged Scholarship Institute, University of Guelph

  • Isabelle Kim, Director of Partnership Development, University of Toronto

  • Michele Peterson-Badali, Professor, University of Toronto OISE

  • Kathy Sanford, Professor, University of Victoria


Member Engagement and Event Coordinator
Learning Specialist and
Program Coordinator

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Laurier University Liaison
(On Leave)
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CBRCanada Volunteer
CBRCanada Volunteer
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CBRCanada Intern
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