This blog post offers an inside look into Caroline Duvieusart-Déry’s experience as CESI’s Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator. In this post, she explores the benefits of building strong community-campus partnerships, the importance of building capacity in others, the ways in which she works to create and measure impact, and how she seeks to enable meaningful social change.
Blog post: Insights from our staff
Canadian postsecondary institutions are under growing pressure to adapt and innovate approaches to teaching and learning. Many instructors are integrating community engaged teaching and learning (CETL) across a range of course levels and types. CETL courses ensure attention to critical learning outcomes for students as well as meaningful community collaboration and action (Morton, Varghese, & Thomson, unpublished manuscript).
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.
This blog post was written by CESI Research Associate, Dr. Mary Ferguson
I have been working with CESI as a part-time Research Associate for the last 7 years, beginning my work here at around the same time as I began work on my PhD in Rural Studies, completed in 2018. I was attracted to CESI because it provides experiential learning for students and supports community-based non-profits and charities with research services that they would otherwise not have access to.
*This blog post is based on a conference presentation first offered at the 2019 Teaching and Learning Innovations Conference at the University of Guelph by Lindsey Thomson and Dr. Melissa Tanti. The content has been adapted by Lindsey Thomson.
A core part of CESI’s collaborative work is listening to and gaining a deep understanding of community partners’ priorities and long-term visions, in order to harness strengths and momentum to address a range of complex social issues.
This blog post is based on a presentation offered at the National Alliance for Broader Impacts Summit 2019, on April 30, 2019.
This article was originally posted on ReCode.
Are you interested in social innovation, or are considering starting an innovation lab on your campus? Make sure to read these few tips from CESI's Guelph Lab Facilitator Sam Laban: