CESI Special Project

Evaluation of the Targeted Walk-In Service Program of Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington

The evaluation of the Targeted Walk-In Service program (TWIS) was conducted in collaboration with Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington (CMHA-WW).

Author(s): 
Kimbereley Goh, Melanie Davis, Aarabhi Rajendiran, Karen Nelson
Product(s): 
Report
Evaluation
Literature Review
Program(s): 
CESI Special Project
Project Partner(s): 
Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington

Supporting Youth Transitions: Respecting Dignity, Fulfilling Dreams

This project was conducted by four Community Living organizations in southern Ontario (Stratford and Area, Guelph and Wellington, Cambridge, and Owen Sound and District) in collaboration with the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute.

Author(s): 
Jess Notwell, Ashley Garner, Linda Hill, Lourdes Toro, Debb Young, Joanne Young, Emily Farrell
Product(s): 
Report
Infographic
Program(s): 
CESI Special Project
Project Partner(s): 
Community Living Stratford and Area
Community Living Guelph and Wellington
Community Living Cambridge
Community Living Owen Sound and District

Canadian Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Committee (MARAC) Model Program

This literature review was conducted by CESI's Research Associate for the Woman Abuse Council of Toronto as a part of the Canadian Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Committee (MARAC) Model program. It aims to review literature pertaining to risk factors that predict women’s vulnerability to intimate partner violence or intimate partner homicide, as well as identify current domestic violence risk assessment tools and provide an overview of their strengths and weakness.

Author(s): 
Molly Contini, Brianna Wilson
Product(s): 
Report
Literature Review
Program(s): 
CESI Special Project
Project Partner(s): 
Woman Abuse Council of Toronto

Supports for International Students' Seeking Permanent Residence

This project is a collaboration between the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute and the Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership to explore the needs of international students hoping to transition to permanent residents. Through a review of the literature and key interviews with staff of post-secondary institutions and settlement service organizations, this research identified offerings and gaps in services to international students in Guelph and Wellington.

Author(s): 
Kimberley Goh
Product(s): 
Report
Program(s): 
CESI Special Project
Project Partner(s): 
Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership

Documenting and Assessing Engaged Scholarship and Impact for Tenure and Promotion

Systems for faculty career advancement – including promotion, tenure, and professional development – have often not kept pace with changing faculty roles. They further have not met the demands of major funding agencies or the mandate that publicly funded research benefit all citizens. To address this topic, the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences and the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute hosted a 3-hour workshop on May 6th, 2016. This workshop guided participants on how to document and assess engaged scholarship and impact in the context of tenure and promotion application.

Product(s): 
Toolkit
Presentation
Program(s): 
CESI Special Project

Vital Signs: Community Wellbeing Report

Vital Signs provides a meaningful, high-level snapshot of strengths and challenges in Guelph and Wellington County.

Product(s): 
Report
Program(s): 
CESI Special Project

Photo exhibit: Perspectives on community-university partnerships

Student learning can reach far beyond the classroom. Through community-engaged learning, faculty, students and community organizations partner to co-create research programs that have a real impact. The Community Engaged Scholarship Institute works to integrate community-driven research into the course context, introducing students to collaborative research and key issues of relevance in our community.

Program(s): 
CESI Special Project
Knowledge Mobilization

Learning together: Sharing emergent and unconventional approaches to community-university collaboration

On October 29th, CESI hosted an event showcasing innovative and unconventional approaches to community engagement. Through this event, attendees began to learn more about the multiple ways that people in various roles and locations pursue community-university collaborations. Presenters and participants explored how radical, emergent, and unconventional work can generate significant impact.

The day featured panels, presentations, workshops, and roundtable discussions covering a range of topics, including:

Product(s): 
Report
Event
Program(s): 
CESI Special Project

Resources and Tips to Find Research and Data: Workshop for Community

The rise of open access and open data publishing has increased the amount of research and data freely available online. However, finding this information and knowing how to access it can sometimes seem impossible.

Product(s): 
Presentation
Program(s): 
CESI Special Project

What We Know: Research and Insights on Guelph and Wellington

The Community Engaged Scholarship Institute hosted its third annual event on March 1st and 2nd, 2017 in Downtown Guelph. 'What We Know' brought together 49 posters featuring diverse research on Guelph and Wellington from community organizations, municipal staff, faculty and students. Attendees learned about feral cats, farmland loss, food waste, the wellbeing of children and more - all specific to the communities that they live, work and play in.

Product(s): 
Poster
Program(s): 
CESI Special Project