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Just Released: CESI's Key Impacts 2019-2020

We are pleased to share that CESI by the Numbers: Key Metrics 2019-2020 has been released and is now available! This document captures and highlights CESI's key impacts from May 2019 - April 2020. It is a summary of a larger, internal report on CESI's activities and impacts; the numbers presented were identified as being of particular interest by the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences. The metrics are separated into three categories: capacity development, partnerships, and research projects.

Theatre of the Beat's Restorative Justice Program: Baseline Evaluation Findings

Theatre of the Beat’s Restorative Justice Theatre Program: Highlights from the Baseline Evaluation has successfully been published to Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Journal.

The report highlights the findings from the evaluation of Theatre of the Beat’s (TOTB) Restorative Justice Theatre Program, which works with incarcerated persons at the Grand Valley Institution for Women (GVIW), a federal prison in Kitchener, Ontario.

Black Soldiers from Guelph Project Featured by CBC

A recent community-engaged teaching and learning collaboration between the Guelph Black Heritage Society, U of G College of Arts, and CESI has been featured by CBC Kitchener Waterloo.

Gwen Chapman to Speak on CESI-Supported Panel Promoting Food Security in Higher Education

Food insecurity is a major public health issue in Canada that impacts post-secondary students at a higher-than-average rate. Approximately 40% of post-secondary students have experienced some degree of food insecurity, with research showing that BIPOC students are especially at risk. Lack of financial access to nutritious, culturally-appropriate food adds an additional layer of worry and challenge for students experiencing food insecurity, particularly in light of the financial impacts of COVID-19. 

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Supporting Youth Transitions: A Community-Driven Collaboration Between CESI and Developmental Support Service Agencies

A key principle of community-engaged scholarship is that it addresses community-identified research priorities. This means that community members - rather than researchers - determine the goals of a research project to ensure its findings will be relevant to their needs. A recent partnership between the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute (CESI) and a group of developmental support service agencies demonstrates the strengths of this community-driven research approach.

Now Open: Applications for CESI's CEL Course Support Fund (Fall 2020)

CESI's Community Engaged Learning Course Support Fund is now open for Fall 2020!

We invite applications from faculty members/course instructors in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences (CSAHS) who are integrating community engaged learning into their courses and have incurred additional costs as a result. Faculty members/course instructors may apply for up to $500 per academic year to cover eligible costs such as:

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