Research Shop Featured as Example of University Contribution to Community Well-Being

McConnells’ RECODE initiative and Simon Fraser University recently released a new paper which lists CESI's Research Shop as a good practice. “Maximizing the Capacities of Advanced Education Institutions to Build Social Infrastructure for Canadian Communities” looks at ways that advanced education institutions can be more deliberate in using their assets to contribute to community well-being.

Handbook helps Refugee Sponsoring Groups Prepare for Arrival and Integration

To support Guelph-Wellington residents in the process of sponsoring Syrian refugees to our region, the Institute has recently published the Handbook for Refugee Sponsoring Groups: Tips and Local Resources to Support Sponsors in Guelph-Wellington. The handbook contains detailed checklists organized chronologically to follow the resettlement process of refugee families, from pre-arrival to the end of their first month in Guelph or Wellington.

Five Action Items Developed From Community Event

In February 2016, senior community partners with expertise in community-university engagement participated in the afternoon session of the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute’s annual event, Community conversations: Moving our community-university partnerships forward. 

The Guelph Lab wins a prestigious Innovation Award!

A new project run through the Guelph Lab earned the third place, and a $10 000 prize, as part of the Civic Innovation Awards program of the McConnell Family Foundation. It is one of seven projects across the country that have been recognized as innovative forms of collaboration between cities and post-secondary institutions.

Civic engagement and public sociology (with podcast)

While the tools of civically engaged higher education (service-learning, community-based research, etc.) existed in sociology classes well before the onset of what some call the “civic engagement movement,” they have quickly shifted from margin to center as key building blocks for sociology’s own trend toward public sociology.

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