Register Now: CESI Summer Intensive in Critical Community Engaged Scholarship

Posted on Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

Registration is now open for the CESI Summer Intensive in Critical Community Engaged Scholarship! This week-long training and knowledge exchange is an excellent opportunity for researchers aiming to expand their knowledge and skills in critical community engaged scholarship (CCES) and integrated knowledge mobilization (KMb). Through presentations, interactive workshops, panels, and critical discussions, participants will learn to plan and conduct ethical and sustainable community-university research and mobilize knowledge to achieve meaningful social change. Breakout sessions and core modules will be led by CCES scholars and expert practitioners with a range of perspectives and approaches.

The Summer Intensive will be held online from August 16 - 20, 2021, with some optional breakout sessions taking place during select mornings and core modules taking place each afternoon. Registration is free of charge and it is open to anyone, including faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, instructors, graduate students, and community-based researchers. Attendees are encouraged to attend as many sessions as possible; they must enroll in and attend all five core modules to receive a certificate of attendance. 

The CESI team is very pleased to be able to offer the Summer Intensive more widely this year - it is a great opportunity to gain foundational knowledge on skills, principles, and practices related to CCES and KMb, and to apply this knowledge to real-world contexts. In 2020, the inaugural CESI Sumer Intensive in CCES was successfully launched with a small cohort comprised of students, faculty, staff, and community experts engaged in collaborative research. 

"The CESI Summer Intensive is a very educative forum. As a 2020 session participant, I learned a lot about community-based research and knowledge mobilization. The summer school contributed to broadening my understanding of the confluence of Indigenous worldview and western science aka 'two eyed seeing' approach, which is important in my research. Apart from enriching my research data box, I also learned about pathways to reconciliation and decolonization which is crucial in contemporary research in Canada"

- Emmanuel Tamufor, 2020 Summer Intensive in CCES participant

For more information on the Intensive, including how to register, the schedule, and more details on core modules, please visit the 2021 CESI Summer Intensive in Critical Community Engaged Scholarship page. Registration will close on July 20, but spaces are limited and filling quickly! 

For more information on the overall experience, see the blog post Little Things that Matter in Decolonization and Anti-oppression Struggles: Lessons from the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute Summer School for Emerging Scholars written by a student participant. In this post, he shares how the lessons learned in this training have contributed to both research and daily life, as well as the actions that universities can take to support decolonization and promote diversity and inclusion.


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