CESI Special Project

Benefits and Barriers to Electric Vehicle (EV) Adoption in the City of Guelph

This report presents the findings of a survey conducted by CESI's Research Shop in partnership with eMERGE Guelph to better understand the perceived incentives and barriers to purchasing electric vehicles in Guelph. The purpose of this research is to better inform eMERGE’s initiatives that promote renewable energy technologies, and more specifically electric vehicles.

Author(s): 
Kelly Hatt, Brianna Wilson, Patricia Butt
Product(s): 
Report
Program(s): 
CESI Special Project
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
eMerge Guelph

CESI by the Numbers: Key Metrics 2019-2020

This summary highlights key impacts reported by the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute (CESI) from May 2019 - April 2020. This document is a summary of a larger, internal report on CESI's activities and impacts; the numbers presented were identified as being of particular interest by the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences. The metrics are separated into three categories: capacity development, partnerships, and research projects.

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

Tips for Virtual Exchange and Engaging Partners Online: Experiential Learning Opportunities Through Remote Partnerships

This three-part guide is designed for anyone interested in how virtual partnerships work, how they can be integrated with community engagement and/or experiential learning, and how they can enrich university-level courses. It provides an introduction to virtual community-engaged experiential learning, tips for virtual exchange and engaging partners online, and key values to consider when bridging global and local community engagement practices. 

Author(s): 
Samantha Blostein
Product(s): 
Fact Sheet
Report
Program(s): 
CESI Special Project

Poster Exhibit: Innovative Research at CESI and CSAHS

This poster exhibit was displayed at the 10C community hub in downtown Guelph in February 2018. It features 10 innovative research projects conducted by researchers at the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute (CESI) and College of Social and Applied Human Sciences (CSAHS). Projects were selected by CESI and CSAHS Dean's Office and covered a variety of themes, including food waste, violence against women, sustainability, and civic issues (see below for a full list). Together, they provide a snapshot of the innovative research underway on a range of topics at both CESI and CSAHS.

Author(s): 
Karen Nelson, Angela Annis, Kirby Calvert, Barbara Morrongiello, Carly Fraser, Leah Levac, Mavis Morton
Product(s): 
Poster
Program(s): 
CESI Special Project

CESI Community Advisory Team

The Community Engaged Scholarship Institute’s (CESI) Community Advisory Term (CAT) is a small group of community members and leaders, each with expertise in unique areas, services, and groups. They provide high-level guidance to the CESI Director to ensure that CESI is informed and supportive of community-driven mandates and interests.

Program(s): 
CESI Special Project

COVID-Related Resources

This page contains links to a variety of resources related to COVID-19 and the current pandemic context; they have helped the CESI team think through how to continue to do our best, most principled work in these very disrupted times. It includes practical resources, reports and primers, resource collections, and opinion pieces that may be helpful and interesting to CESI's partners, collaborators, students, and affiliated faculty as well as the local Guelph-Wellington community.

Program(s): 
CESI Special Project

CESI Faculty Advisory Board

The CESI Faculty Advisory Board provides guidance and advice to the CESI Director and staff on high-level issues including program development and design, staffing, strategic plans, and priorities. It is composed of senior CSAHS scholar-practitioners in the fields of community engaged scholarship, community-engaged research, and teaching and learning.

Program(s): 
CESI Special Project

Poster Exhibit: A Decade at CESI's Research Shop

The year 2019 marked the 10th anniversary of the Research Shop, one of the five programs through which the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute (CESI) fulfills its mandate to support and carry out community engaged scholarship. At the Research Shop, staff and graduate students work with local and regional organizations to design and carry out projects that address community research priorities.

Product(s): 
Event
Poster
Program(s): 
CESI Special Project
Knowledge Mobilization
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
The SEED
Toward Common Ground
Focus on Nature
Yorklands Green Hub
Wellington Guelph Drug Strategy
Guelph and Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination
Children's Foundation of Guelph and Wellington

Research Shop Digital Stories

The impacts and experiences of community engaged research and community-university partnerships can be challenging to share via traditional research and knowledge dissemination methods.

Product(s): 
Video
Program(s): 
CESI Special Project
Research Shop

Research Shop 10th Anniversary Posters

The Research Shop is one of five programs through which the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute (CESI) fulfills its mandate to bring together community and campus skills and resources to directly support and carry out community-engaged scholarship and develop others' capacities tto do so. At the Research Shop, staff and graduate students work with local and regional organizations to design and carry out projects that address community research priorities.

Product(s): 
Poster
Program(s): 
CESI Special Project
Knowledge Mobilization
Research Shop