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Panel discussion: Improvisation for Social Change

Responding to complex and pressing problems increasingly require creative and innovation solutions. Looking at the connecting and engaging power of arts-based practices, The Derry Dialogues will be hosting a set of experts to share insights and stories on the power of improvisation as a means for social change.

Thursday, October 25 from 5:30 to 7:00

University of Guelph, Rozanski Hall, Room 101

Student opportunity: the Graduate Student KMb/KTT Learning Circle

Are you interested in making research knowledge more accessible and easier to understand? 

Do you want to learn effective ways of getting research knowledge to people who can use it?

Are you interested in jobs, training, and resources related to knowledge translation, mobilization and exchange? 


If so, consider joining the Grad Student KMb/KTT Learning Circle!

What Guelph Needs: Fact Sheets to Inform our Municipal Election

Municipal elections are a time for citizens to influence the future of the City. City plans, policies and services are not neutral: they impact different residents differently. Being aware of different impacts is an important part of developing policies that account for these differences.

Deadline extended: Student Knowledge Mobilization & Design Assistant

Deadline extended!

CESI is hiring a graduate student to serve as Knowledge Mobilization and Design Assistant for the Fall 2018 and Winter 2019 semesters. The successful student will be responsible for creating visual products (e.g. infographics, posters, videos) to help translate CESI research in more accessible formats, supporting research communications, and contributing to the development of knowledge mobilization 

The successful student will commence in early October 2018 and work 5 to 7 hours a week until April 2019 (with possibility to extend).

Student positions: research, design, and communications

CESI is looking to fill five​ student positions for the Fall 2018 and Winter 2019 semesters! Students will work within our Research Shop and Knowledge Mobilization programs on roles related to design, communications, and research.

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Registration is Open for the Certification in Knowledge Mobilization

The second cycle of the Certificate in Knowledge Mobilization will be starting this Fall! A partnership between CESI and OpenEd at the University of Guelph, this online professional development certificate builds capacity to turn knowledge into action and supports the development of evidence-based policy and practice.

Poster promoting the Hub Sandbox program. Text invites students to apply for the entrepreneurship opportunity. Image shows a close-up of red tomatoes.

Call for Applications: The Hub Sandbox

CESI and the Center for Business and Student Entrepreneurship are offering two students an opportunity to get hands-on entrepreneurship experience and make a positive impact in the Guelph-Wellington community! Selected students will work with a staff member from the SEED Community Food Project over the Fall semester to develop and pilot a new social enterprise called the Upcycle Kitchen.

Guelph Lab Success and Accomplishments

As public institutions, cities and universities play a pivotal role in shaping their communities. When these institutions work collaboratively to drive social and public innovation, they can significantly expand the depth and scope of their impact.

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Local Data on Social and Health Wellbeing

Guelph and Wellington County Vital Signs


Vital Signs provides a meaningful, high-level snapshot of strengths and challenges in Guelph and Wellington County.  Vital Signs is an invitation to engage in important community conversations. 

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