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Panel: Equity in Event Planning

GenEQ, the University of Guelph gender equity initiative, is inviting the whole university community to an interactive conversation on how to think about equity and inclusion when planning events on campus. The event will bring together CESI's Community Engaged Learning Coordinator, Melissa Tanti, with Tommy Mayberry (Educational Developer) and Francesco Leri (Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Studies, CSAHS) in a panel of speakers moderated by Omorowa Eguakun, MA student. Please bring your lunch. Light refreshments will be available.  
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A Library for All: Add Your Voice to the Next Chapter

Join us as we spend International Women’s Day working towards a more inclusive future! ​​On March 8, 2019, CESI joins the Canadian Federation of University Women, Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis and the Zonta Club of Guelph to host a community consultation and highlight current accessibility research aimed at improving our local library.
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Putting Program Evaluation to Work for Us: Nonprofit Organizations Learning Together

Do you or your organization struggle with evaluation? Can a non-profit organization do meaningful evaluation on a limited budget? Can an evaluation project generate findings that are truly useful, while also meeting funder expectations? Community organizations are invited to join Andrew Taylor from Taylor Newberry Consulting​ and adjunct faculty member at the University of Guelph for a practical, informal, interactive workshop with hands-on exercises. Participants will learn:
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Lunch & Learn: Risk and Reward in Community Engaged Learning

This lunch and learn session hosted by the Hub for Teaching and Learning Excellence and the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute features an interactive panel of faculty, staff and community partner experts. Panelists will provide insights into their own community engaged learning partnerships across undergraduate and graduate courses. They will also address questions from attendees about the processes, successes and challenges in co-creating critical knowledge and scholarship in the context of course-based community partnerships.
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Continuing the Conversation: workshop series on equity and inclusion

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You are aware of your privilege, advocate for the disadvantaged, and know enough to feel like you just might be "woke". However, navigating diverse spaces still feels like a minefield of guild and shame, and while you want to do better, knowing how isn't always clear. What now? Join us for this series of four Friday evening workshops with facilitator Kevin Sutton from Threshold, to explore how we can have a more fruitful and fulfilling journey toward supportive professional environments.
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Photo exhibit: Perspectives on community-university partnerships

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Student learning can reach far beyond the classroom. Through community engaged learning, faculty, students and community organizations partner to co-create research programs that have a real impact. The Community Engaged Scholarship Institute works to integrate community-driven research into the course context, introducing students to collaborative research and key issues of relevance in our community.
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Lunch & Learn: Strategic Evaluation Trends

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.

Learning together: Sharing emergent and unconventional approaches to community-university collaboration

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:

KTT CoP: Insights from Adult Education

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:

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