Charbonneau in the Community

Community Engagement

Building trust and fostering relationships between researchers, clinicians and the community through accessible community engagement.

Community engagement is foundational to our success in enabling a future less burdened by cancer.

  • Integration of cancer research within Calgary and Southern Alberta is an important way to enhance the impact of our work, both by ensuring that we are creating value for the community and by communicating the value of new discoveries made by our members to the public, including patients and families touched by cancer.
  • Integration of cancer research with the community ensures that we fulfill our role as an educator in a meaningful way, by creating opportunities to educate the public about the cancer topics for which they are most interested.
  • Advocacy and philanthropy is a major driver of research initiatives, as evidenced by generous, transformative gifts from donors, charitable organizations and foundations. A strong connection to community is key to the ongoing success of our research programs.

Integrative Oncology

February 6, 2023

Integrative Oncology is a subspecialty of cancer care where, along with conventional cancer treatments like chemotherapy and surgery, we embrace mind and body practices, lifestyle modifications, and natural health products. It's about treating the whole person, not just the disease.

University of Calgary Professor and Charbonneau member Dr. Linda Carlson, PhD, and her team's research focuses on how digital mindfulness tools can help patients cope with a cancer diagnosis, the side effects of treatments, the stress of cancer recurrence and feelings of depression and anxiety.

Celebrating International Women's Day 2023

March 8, 2023

Equal representation on our research teams is just as critical as ensuring equal representation in our scientific data. That is why today, and every day, we embrace equity and celebrate our goal of inclusion in cancer research.

Charbonneau Cancer Institute Research Space in the new Calgary Cancer Centre

April 13, 2023

The new Arthur J.E. Child Comprehensive Cancer Centre in Calgary will be the largest comprehensive cancer centre in Canada. Researchers, clinicians and care teams will all work side-by-side under one roof.

The Charbonneau x Bum Run

May 8, 2023

On May 13th, 2023, members of the Charbonneau laced up to raise awareness and funds for colorectal cancer research at the Bum Run 2023.