Elizabeth Jackson, CESI Acting Director, has written a piece in the most recent issue of the Hamilton Arts and Letters magazine entitled: Stories, Trust, and Social Justice: Toward response-able community engaged narrative arts work. Read the full article.
How can municipalities balance innovation, policy goals and citizen protection when faced with the growing popularity of companies like Uber or Airbnb? How can we best understand and respond to this new model of a sharing economy?
This article was originally posted on ReCode.
Are you interested in social innovation, or are considering starting an innovation lab on your campus? Make sure to read these few tips from CESI's Guelph Lab Facilitator Sam Laban:
McConnells’ RECODE initiative and Simon Fraser University recently released a new paper which lists CESI's Research Shop as a good practice. “Maximizing the Capacities of Advanced Education Institutions to Build Social Infrastructure for Canadian Communities” looks at ways that advanced education institutions can be more deliberate in using their assets to contribute to community well-being.
The UCL Institute of Education and the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement just launched a new open-access, peer-reviewed journal entitled Research for All.
To support Guelph-Wellington residents in the process of sponsoring Syrian refugees to our region, the Institute has recently published the Handbook for Refugee Sponsoring Groups: Tips and Local Resources to Support Sponsors in Guelph-Wellington. The handbook contains detailed checklists organized chronologically to follow the resettlement process of refugee families, from pre-arrival to the end of their first month in Guelph or Wellington.
In February 2016, senior community partners with expertise in community-university engagement participated in the afternoon session of the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute’s annual event, Community conversations: Moving our community-university partnerships forward.
The Research Shop completed a program evaluation in August 2016 for The Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington’s Food and Friends, who initiate, facilitate and support quality nutrition programs in local schools. Student Nutrition Programs (SNPs), like those supported by Food and Friends, ensure that all children in Ontario hav
In 2015, the City of Guelph IT department asked the Guelph Lab to support the design of alternative procurement processes that can unlock innovative technology solutions for the City, and have the potential to create business development opportunities for compagnies working in "Civic Tech".
A new project run through the Guelph Lab earned the third place, and a $10 000 prize, as part of the Civic Innovation Awards program of the McConnell Family Foundation. It is one of seven projects across the country that have been recognized as innovative forms of collaboration between cities and post-secondary institutions.