CACSL Conference 2016 Speaker:Stephen Hill, PhD

Stephen Hill PhD

Stephen Hill PHD
Stephen is an associate professor in the new School of Environment at Trent University. Stephen incorporates service learning and community-engaged scholarship in large first-year courses, upper year undergraduate courses, and graduate teaching. His teaching has been recognized through the T.H.B. Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching (2011) and the Excellence in Education Award for Promotion of Sustainable Practices (2012). Stephen’s research interests focus on environmental and renewable energy management and policy in Canada. He is working to understand the nature of controversy and conflict surrounding renewable energy technologies (supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council). He also works on processes of social learning and innovation around community-based environmental management and policy, particularly within the Peterborough area. His work attempts to cross boundaries of disciplines and institutions, and to connect ideas, theory and practice. He brings a unique background spanning policy, management, science, and engineering to his research.

Outline of Presentation

My presentation will examine community service learning through a set of conceptual frameworks. The theoretical concepts will be explored and developed through examples and cases developed through the environment & sustainability hub of the SSRHC-CURA Community First: Impacts of Community Education (CFICE) research project (, with a focus on a active transportation planning and community engagement community-based research project currently underway in Peterborough ( . The presentation will highlight ways and means to ensure community interests are met through service learning.

The CACSL Conference takes place on May 25 to 27, 2016 at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta.

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