CESI is pleased to partner with the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences' Hub for Teaching and Learning Excellence to host a lunch and learn session about the trends and opportunities in the world of strategic evaluation.
Join us as we showcase innovative and unconventional approaches to community engagement. Through this event, we will begin to learn more about the multiple ways that people in various roles and locations pursue community-university collaborations. Presenters and participants will explore how radical, emergent, and unconventional work can generate significant impact. The day will feature panels, presentations, workshops, and roundtable discussions covering a range of topics, including:
Join the Knowledge Translation and Transfer Community of Practice for a presentation and discussion exploring what adult education principles and theories can help make our knowledge mobilization plans more effective. We will:
This event will present the work of the Community University Partnership Programme at the University of Brighton (UK).
This workshop is designed to support organizations serving vulnerable people in the Guelph area to come together to be introduced to the Sustainable Livelihoods framework. Sustainable Livelihoods is an approach to working with individuals and communities which was developed to capture the many effects of social and economic exclusion on peoples' lives, and to learn how they can be supported to move out of poverty towards resilience and livelihoods.
Translating knowledge to increase the health of indigenous communities: the Torres Strait Community of Practice project
"Doing Good in Communities' is an experiential First Year Seminar course at the University of Guelph that challenges students to think beyond volunteering and charity as the means to have a positive impact in our communities. Over the course of the W18 semester, interdisciplinary teams of students address specific challenges identified by community-partners (OurEnergyGuelph, UofG Sustainability Week and Victor Davis Memorial Court Non-Profit Homes) using tools and techniques from lean business models and social enterprise startups.
In early 2017, the Research Shop completed the Women and Politics project with the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW), a piece of research that focused on supporting women who are seeking public leadership roles in our community. We are excited to see they are moving forward with one of the proposed supports: a campaign school for women interested in running in the 2018 municipal election.
How do we position ourselves for the future? How do we ensure everyone in our community has equal opportunity to be happy, to be healthy and to thrive? Vital Signs provides a meaningful, high-level snapshot of strengths and challenges we are facing in Guelph and Wellington County. The purpose of the report is to engage community conversations, so that as a collaborative group of social, health and community services we can navigate together where we want to be in 5, 10 and 25 years.
“Wasted?” was a research-based performance event that took place in March 2017. It was the result of a collaborative KTT experiment with researchers in U of G’s Department of Geography, the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute’s Practitioner-in-Residence, City of Guelph Waste Management Staff and The Seed Community Food Hub.