Posts Categorized: Research

C2UExpo 2015 – May 26th to May 29th 2015

C2UExpo 2015 – May 26th to May 29th 2015 Citizen-Driven Policy: Strengthening Community Engagement for a Better World. First and foremost, the C2U Expo 2015 conference provides the opportunity for participants to be inspired and energized by the successes of community-campus partnerships, community based research, and community service-learning. Furthermore, the conference provides a means for… Read more »

How CSL and Learning Exchange became established in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

Part memoir, part archive and part call to think more deeply about how to approach social change, www.margofryer.ca tells the story of how Community Service Learning became a strategic priority for UBC and how the Learning Exchange became established in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Margo Fryer offers reflections on topics such as community-university engagement and how it can work,… 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 »

Citizen Science Conference at Mount Royal University

Exploring public participation in scientific research at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta. Given the renewed interest in engaging the public in science, there is a need for encouraging knowledge mobilization among practitioners, academics and citizens to positively shape future citizen science programs. There are many challenges facing practitioners of projects where the public is… Read more »

Dalhousie Pharmacy Investigates Graduate Service-Learning

Background Service-learning, “an educational methodology which combines community service with explicit academic learning objectives, preparation for community work, and deliberate reflection” (Gelmon et al 2006), is not often used in graduate education in pharmacy. Over the past decade, the College of Pharmacy at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada has provided a 4-month residency program… Read more »