Symposium to Explore Military and Veteran Family Research

February 11, 2021

On February 24, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (ET), the Vanier Institute of the Family will be co-hosting an online symposium with the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) and CF Morale and Welfare Services, titled Military and Veteran Family Research: Setting the Stage for the Next Chapter.

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.

The symposium will bring together experts in the field who 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.


  • Stéphanie Bélanger, CD, PhD
  • Heidi Cramm, PhD, OT Reg (Ontario)
  • Nicola Fear, PhD
  • Crystal Garrett-Baird
  • Tamara Kleinschmidt
  • Lynda Manser, MMgt
  • Deborah Norris, PhD
  • David Pedlar, PhD
  • Nora Spinks

For the agenda, more information or to register for the event, visit the event website.

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