CESI is collaborating with the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance and the Research Innovation Office to bring Skills for Research Impact to the University of Guelph. This five-session workshop series is open to U of G faculty, staff, and graduate students who are interested in enhancing the impact of their research.
Aarabhi Rajendiran is a PhD Candidate in Public Health and is working on evaluating a population health intervention that aims to help bridge the gap in access to health and social services amongst children and families in Guelph, Ontario. At the Research Shop, Aarabhi is a Project Manager who has worked with community organizations in Guelph and the surrounding Wellington Region to conduct evaluations of programs and youth need assessments in rural communities.
We are looking to fill a student position for the Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 semesters! Our Communications Assistant will support research communications, lead on our accessibility strategy, and work with CESI staff to review, edit and create content for our online platforms (including the CESI website) to help make our activities more visible and accessible.
This position will commence in September 2020. The successful student must commit to two full semesters (Fall 2020 and Winter 2021).
Although our physical office is closed due to COVID-19, CESI remains as active as ever! All staff are working remotely, and our program areas are continuing to operate virtually. During this stage of remote work, CESI continues to explore new and ongoing partnerships with community organizations to collaboratively tackle community research questions.
This year marks historic anniversaries and occasions for some of the community partners with whom CESI has longstanding collaborations through our Community Engaged Teaching and Learning (CETL) program.
A recent opinion piece co-written by CESI in the magazine University Affairs is bringing awareness to the issue of student food insecurity, highlighting the need for long-term solutions that go beyond immediate programs created in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
In May of 2020, the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Guelph Chapter was awarded with the Ontario Council of CFUW Recognition Award.
CESI is very pleased to be a part of the new, seven-year research partnership Engendering Disability-Inclusive Development (EDID). Led by U of G political science professor Dr. Deborah Stienstra, the partnership will involve collaboration between researchers, governments, and advocacy organizations in Canada, Haiti, South Africa, and Vietnam.