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    Media Advisory - The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) Virtual Symposium Series

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

    KINGSTON, Feb 24, 2021 – CIMVHR presents Military and Veteran Family Research: Setting the Stage for the Next Chapter. The symposium brings experts together to gather, discuss and disseminate emerging research.

     WHEN: February 24, 2021, 10am-12pm ET

    WHERE:        Online webinar, please register online.

    WHO (in order of appearance):

     Heidi Cramm, PhD, Research Advisor, Military and Veteran Families, CIMVHR; Associate Professor, School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen's University


    • Nora Spinks, CEO and Team Lead, The Vanier Institute of the Family


    • Deborah A. Norris, PhD, Professor and Graduate Coordinator, Department of Family Studies and Gerontology, Mount Saint Vincent University; CIMVHR Fellow


    • Lynda Manser, M.Mgt, Associate Director, Research and Strategic Program Development, Military Family Services, Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services


    • Nicola Fear, DPhil, Professor of Epidemiology at the Academic Department of Military Mental     Health, Co-Director of the King’s Centre for Military Health Research


    • Shelley Hopkins, Executive Director of the Halifax & Region Military Family Resource Centre


    • Tamara Kleinschmidt, Executive Director, Trenton Military Family Resource Centre


    • Nathan Svenson, Research Director, Veterans Affairs Canada


    • Cyndi Mills, Owner, Publisher and Editorial Director, Canadian Military Family Magazine


    • Kara MacNeil, Director of Evaluation and Learning at the Halifax and Region Military Family Resource Centre


    • Major Nathalie Auger, DPS3 Team Lead – Military Family Initiatives, DGMP Strat, Military        Personnel Command, Canadian Armed Forced/Government of Canada         


    Research related to the families of military personnel and Veterans has grown considerably in the past decade, both in Canada and around the world. This interdisciplinary field of research has contributed to raising awareness of the service-related experiences, and its impacts, on families; identifying gaps; and advancing knowledge to inform policy, practice, and future research. Experts in the field will share how far family research

    has come over the last 10 years, present recent advances in family research, and discuss pathways forward for enhancing research relevance, reach, uptake, and impact for the decade ahead. charge and open to everyone interested in serving those who serve us.


    For more information on the Virtual Symposium Series, please visit the website


    To learn more about CIMVHR



    Contact :

    Lauren Hanlon

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