This report presents the findings of research conducted by CESI’s Community Engaged Teaching and Learning (CETL) program in partnership with the SEED. The goal of this research was to investigate the impacts of the SEED Community Food Markets on levels of food insecurity among community food market customers.
The University of Guelph places high value on being a leader in post-secondary teaching and learning, as well as providing students enriched learning experiences. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented changes to how instructors teach, how students learn, and what society expects a university education to look like.
Despite temporarily being closed, the 10C gallery space remained lively and activated in the front window throughout COVID-related lockdowns in 2021. As part of the collaborative agreement between the University of Guelph and 10C, CESI has access to the 10C gallery space for one month per year.
Through a growing partnership between CESI, the Woman Abuse Council of Toronto (WomanACT) and psychology professor Dr. Paula Barata, University of Guelph students have been taking part in the full process of research impact, from knowledge creation to implementation. Hidden in the Everyday is a report that draws on qualitative data gathered through surveys and focus groups with service providers and in-depth interviews with survivors. The report examines the experiences and impacts of financial abuse as well as the challenges in confronting it and the opportunities to prevent and address it.
Lieran Docherty, Sonia Zawitkowski, Brianna Wilson, Emma Currie
A community-engaged teaching and learning collaboration between the Guelph Black Heritage Society, U of G College of Arts, and CESI has used film to explore the lives of Black residents of Guelph who served in World War I. Working together with the Guelph Black Heritage Society, students in Dr. Jade Ferguson's English 2130: Literature and Social Change class created the short film Black Soldiers from Guelph in the Great War. This video shares the story of the No.
Lindsey Thomson, our Community Engaged Learning Manager, and Mavis Morton and Jeji Varghese, professors in Sociology at the University of Guelph have been conducting research on student, community, and faculty perspectives of 4th-year and graduate-level community engaged learning experiences.
In February and March of 2017, three workshops were offered collaboratively by CESI faculty affiliates and by the CESI Manager of Community Engaged Learning. These sessions were organized by the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute in collaboration with Open Learning and Educational Development as part of the Teaching & Learning Innovations Workshop Series. They were offered as an initiative for faculty to develop their community-engaged teaching and learning techniques.
This project is a collaboration between the University of Guelph's Community Engaged Scholarship Institute and Student Life. In the spring 2018, a community needs assessment was conducted to support the University of Guelph's Experiential Learning Hub and the University's strategic priority to expand and enhance experiencial learning for students. The needs assessment saught to better understand community partners' needs and perspectives, and to strengthen experiential learning partnerships between community organizations and the University.