UBCO Series

Current offering

The following webinars are co-sponsored by the Rural Health Equity Social Enterprise & Technology Synergies (RHE-SETS) Eminence Research Cluster and the Social & Economic Change Lab at the University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus

Registration open July 

Using arts-based elicitation methods: An introduction
Presented by: Linda Liebenberg
August 18, 2022
Location: University of British Columbia, Okanagan

The use of arts-based elicitation methods in social science research has gained prominence within the field of qualitative research. It is widely argued that these approaches to research facilitate critical reflection on the taken-for-granted by participants, and that this process of reflection presents an opportunity for both re-presentation of lived experiences and improved articulation of these experiences in the interview setting. As such, these methods hold great appeal to researchers exploring previously unexplored issues, and/or to researchers working with marginalised communities. This workshop will introduce participants to the use of arts-based (e.g., photographs, videos, drawings, clay work, drama) elicitation field work. Specifically, the workshop will review the theory behind elicitation methods and how this aligns with qualitative as well as participatory research. The workshop will provide an overview to current approaches used in elicitation methods and demonstrate the value of these approaches in answering particular research questions and integrating these approaches into particular research designs. Finally, the workshop will link the use of arts-based methods with data analysis, dissemination approaches, and ethical considerations in elicitation research. Biography:

Linda Liebenberg, PhD., is a researcher in the field of youth resilience and community development.She is a researcher and evaluator with a core interest in children and youth with complex needs. Herwork explores the promotion of positive youth development and mental health, including formal service provision, informal community supports and community development. As a key component of this work, Linda reflects critically on best ways in which to conduct research and evaluations with children and their communities (including multiple service providers). These approaches include participatory image-based methods; sophisticated longitudinal quantitative designs; and the design of measurement instruments used with children and youth. Linda has developed consulting and collaborative relationships with many international community-based organizations, including the World Bank, the World Health Organization, Save the Children Denmark, and the Institute for International Criminal Investigations. In addition to her extensive publications, she has presented on all five continents on culturally and contextually meaningful approaches to promoting positive psychosocial outcomes of children and youth as well as the ways in which this can be researched and evaluated.

Registration open July 15

Publishing success: Learning what we didn’t learn at school about writing
Presented by: Linda Liebenberg
August 19, 2022
Location: University of British Columbia, Okanagan

Successful publication of journal articles is increasingly critical for success in academia. Added to this are the expectations of publishing in high-impact factor journals. However, achieving this success can be frustrating at best and, at worst, daunting. Compounding these experiences is the need to have publications read and cited. This adds pressure to ensure that our articles stand out amongst the myriad of others. This workshop will provide participants with practical guidelines for successful and impactful writing. The workshop will consider why we write, its role in our research process, and how best to write to get published and read. Participants will be provided tips and strategies – that we didn’t learn in school — including an understanding of the differences in writing style and structure for different outputs (i.e., the difference between a dissertation, an academic journal article and a book chapter). Biography:

is a leading researcher and evaluator in the field of youth wellbeing and community resilience and is editor in chief of the Sage journal International Journal of Qualitative Methods. She also sits on the editorial boards of the South African Journal of Education, Educational Research for Social Change, and the Journal of Positive Psychology & Wellbeing. She has served as a reviewer for more than 37 journals and has more than 70 peer- reviewed publications.

Registration open July 15