This blog post is based on a presentation offered at the National Alliance for Broader Impacts Summit 2019, on April 30, 2019.
News related to community
The Institute's partnership with 10C Shared Space has helped bring 139 campus events and meetings downtown over the past two years! Through this space-sharing agreement, the Institute aims to bridge the distance between our campus and community, and create space for proactive engagement of University students, staff and faculty with local organizations and the public.
As part of a newly formed UofG Engaged Learning Collective, CESI took part last week in the first in a series of Campus Community Partnership Conversations planned for the coming year. The event, which was hosted at 10C Shared Space, invited community groups, social innovators, small businesses, arts organizations, advocacy groups, social purpose initiatives, and those in science and technology to meet and chat with university staff from across campus who help to facilitate community-university partnerships.
Guelph Lab Facilitator Sam Laban wrote a piece in the newest issue of Municipal World (March 2019). In Trusting Residents: How building trust and sharing power can generate value for a community, Sam discusses what happens when municipalities entrust groups of residents with the management of public spaces or infrastructure. These experiments, he suggests, often dramatically improve or regenerate public spaces.
Are you currently participating in community engaged learning at the UofG? You’re involved in a community-engaged learning course, conduct community-based research, or do a practicum in the community?