A Year of Learning and Growth: CESI's 2022 Impact
Working with Chalmers Community Services Centre, students in the community engaged teaching and learning program created an affordable food map of Guelph that Chalmers and other community members can use to support health and wellbeing for newcomers and other marginalized groups.
When evaluating Hospice Wellington's Art and Narrative Therapy Program, the Research Shop found co-creating a process that supported researchers and participants in discussing sensitive topics led to better research with higher potential community impact.
What began as a survey about student food insecurity at U of G conducted by the Guelph Lab and Meal Exchange has expanded to include numerous partners and universities, seeking to raise awareness and spur significant social and institutional change.
As a part of our ongoing journey, we are working to apply the concept of critical community engaged scholarship as an engaged practice that draws on the insights of critical theory and works toward anti-oppressive impacts to many aspects of our work in order to better support partners and deepen our impact.