Research Shop

Emily De Sousa

Research Shop Assistant

Interests: fisheries, food security, seafood sustainability, ocean governance, knowledge mobilization, community-based research, coastal regions, the geography of islands.

Jenaya Nixon

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Research Shop Assistant

Interests: Law and politics, bail, courts, court culture, interdisciplinary research, community-engaged research.

Focus on Nature Program Volunteer Evaluation

This project is a follow-up to the first phase of a program evaluation conducted in collaboration with Focus on Nature in 2018. The aim of this second phase of the program evaluation was to identify what volunteers gained out of their involvement with Focus on Nature, why they continued to be involved, and why they might discontinue their volunteering commitment.

Author(s): 
Rebecca Pereira, Aarabhi Rajendiran, Hannah Hutchinson, Emily Farrell
Product(s): 
Report
Evaluation
Infographic
Program(s): 
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
Focus on Nature

Indicators of Ecological Behaviour Change

This literature review was conducted for the Old Growth Forest project at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre. It aimed to develop a deeper understanding of how ecological restoration and conservation programming can lead to changes in individuals' attitudes, feelings, knowledge and behavior. It will be used to inform the development of a program evaluation for the Old Growth Forest project.

Author(s): 
Melisa Choubak, Rebecca Pereira, Alexandra Sawatzky
Product(s): 
Report
Program(s): 
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
Ignatius Jesuit Centre

Kelly Hatt

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Research Shop Assistant

Interests: Law and politics, Canadian criminal justice policy, oversight, courts, community engaged research.

Annotated Bibliography: Participatory Action Research (PAR) and Community Engaged Research (CER) with Youth

This annotated bibliography brings together summaries of academic literature on creative and arts-based methods that can be used to engage youth in research. It was compiled as the first phase of a project conducted in collaboration with the Community Resource Centre of North and Centre Wellington.

Read the report: PAR and CER with Youth

Author(s): 
Courtney Primeau, Carla Giddings, Kendra Cheeseman
Product(s): 
Report
Program(s): 
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
Community Resource Centre of North and Centre Wellington

A Library for All: Add Your Voice to the Next Chapter

This project was conducted in collaboration with the Canadian Federation of University Women and Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis. Its primary goal was to engage community members, and women in particular, in the planning process for the new Central Library in Guelph, and include their voices and input in the new library's design and services.

Read the report: A Library For All

Author(s): 
Nasra Hussein, Alexandria Vincent, Karen Nelson, Chloe Zivot, Melissa Tanti, Jessica Kennedy, Emily Farrell
Product(s): 
Summary Report
Program(s): 
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
Canadian Federation of University Women
Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis

Claudia Volpe

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Research Shop Assistant

Interests: online communities, digital drift, desistance from deviance/crime, self-harm and vulnerable populations, sociology of mental health, qualitative research, community-engaged research.

Strategies for Engaging Youth Experiencing (or At Risk of) Homelessness in Rural Areas: Literature Review

This project was conducted in collaboration with the Community Resource Centre of North and Centre Wellington (CRC). Researchers designed and conducted a literature review to explore strategies or methods that can help identify, reach out to, and connect with youth who are experiencing (or are at risk of) homelessness in rural areas. The findings will inform the CRC's efforts to expand its outreach activities in rural Wellington County to provide support and services for youth who are experiencing or who are at risk of homelessness.

Author(s): 
Jessica Lukawiecki, Alexandra Sawatzky, Viktorija Arsic, Dustin Brown
Product(s): 
Report
Literature Review
Program(s): 
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
Community Resource Centre of North and Centre Wellington

Chloe Zivot

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Research Shop Assistant

Interests: international development, settlement and integration, public health, gender.