Many of the photographs used on the CESI website are courtesy of Michelle Peek Photography.
The Community Engaged Scholarship Institute (CESI) brings together community and campus skills and resources in order to advance community-identified research goals. We work in collaboration, we honour diverse forms of knowledge, and we leverage university resources for community benefit.
10C is a community hub and shared working space aimed at facilitating collaboration and innovation to create social change. Located on 10 Carden street in downtown Guelph since its foundation in 2009, this living lab moved into its own and fully renovated space on 42 Carden street as of Summer 2017.
Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) can be defined in many ways. At CESI, we believe that KMb is an integral element of critical community-engaged scholarship, and see knowledge-sharing, dialogue, and recognition of multiple forms and locations of knowledge as crucial parts of our collaborative practice. KMb is integrated into our community-engaged practice including the CETL program, the Guelph Lab, and the Research Shop, as well as being a distinct program at CESI.
The CETL program provides a range of support services and materials related to capacity-building, knowledge mobilization, grant applications, scholarly research, and evaluation. Resources are available by attending workshops, events, and information sessions, or in consultation with CESI staff. Resources include:
The Research Shop employs graduate students from across the University of Guelph to participate in research projects in collaboration with community organizations to address important research needs. Students receive training and work experience related to community-engaged scholarship and knowledge mobilization, while participating in projects that positively impact our partners and the wider community.