Posts Categorized: Articles

Volunteer Centres and CACSL Members Explore Collective Impact.

Have you wondered what role collective impact could play in  social or economic issues in your  community? Wondered how it  would it fit with your community service-learning efforts? May 26 CACSL and Volunteer Canada hosted a C2U Expo pre-conference workshop “Collective Impact: From Idea to Action” where Liz Weaver, Tamarack Foundation, led us through understanding CI… Read more »

Journal of Higher Education, Outreach, & Engagement

The Journal of Higher Education, Outreach, & Engagement is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal whose aim is to advance theory and practice related to all forms of outreach and engagement between communities institutions of higher education. Individuals who wish to disseminate their research in public service, outreach, engagement, extension, engaged research, community-based research, community-based participatory research,… Read more »

Community Engaged Scholarship and Faculty Assessment: A Review of Canadian Practices

Across Canada and the rest of the world, many challenges are associated with community engaged scholarship (CES). Along with these challenges are growing expectations of community engagement that have not yet been fully matched by a growth in institutional supports for community-engaged scholarship, including professional recognition.  The following research report examines the policies and practices regarding… Read more »

The Deep Green preliminary research report is now available.

The following report outlines options and approaches for the sustainable development of the Oblate lands in Old Ottawa East. The development of the Oblate lands, which will be able to accommodate 3,000 new residents, presents a rare opportunity to implement “deep” sustainability performance and quality of life in the heart of Ottawa. The report can… Read more »

Knowledge Mobilization, Collaboration, and Social Innovation: Leveraging Investments in Higher Education

Proponents of CSL might find of interest an article appearing in the latest issue of the Canadian journal of nonprofit and social economy research which explores the interplay between community-campus collaborations (including CSL and CBR), knowledge mobilization, and the creation of social innovation through these collaborative interactions. This and other articles from Vol 4 No… Read more »

Volunteer Calgary Launches New Program: Community Service Learning

On October 19, 2011, Volunteer Calgary, in partnership with the University of Calgary and Cenovus Energy, officially launched our Community Service Learning program at a breakfast reception at the University of Calgary. Over 70 stakeholders were present, including students, faculty, non-profit organizations, leaders in post-secondary education and our CSL corporate partner, Cenovus Energy. Dr. Ryan Lee,… Read more »