Collaboration

About CESI

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.

Partnership with 10C

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.

What is Knowledge Mobilization?

CESI Knowledge Mobilization Definition

Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) can be defined in many ways, some of which are shared below. 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.

Resources for CETL

 

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:

CETL Community of Practice

The Community Engaged Teaching and Learning Community of Practice (CETL CoP) is a learning space for faculty, sessional faculty, graduate students, and others currently practicing, or with a strong interest in practicing, community engaged teaching and learning. The CoP is hosted by the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute (CESI) and supported by Open Learning and Educational Support (Open-Ed).

Supports for CETL

 

CESI's CETL Program offers a range of expertise and support from planning to implementing to evaluating CEL courses. Program staff support CETL in the following ways (and more!):

Work with the Research Shop: Students

 

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.

Duties of Research Shop students include:

Work with the Research Shop: Community

Do you need support on a research project? The Research Shop may be able to help. We work on a variety of research and evaluation projects that aim to have a positive impact in our communities.

If you have an idea for a project, email our Research Shop Coordinator at knelson@uoguelph.ca. If the project seems like a potential fit we can:

About the Guelph Lab

The Guelph Lab is a collaboration of The College of Social and Applied Human Sciences, University of Guelph and the City of Guelph. The purpose of the Lab is to address challenges that have direct impact and relevance to the community.