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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

Ideas Congress [ICON]

Students from most faculties and year-levels at the university can elect to take ICON. As a class, they work with a community partner to analyze and approach broad social issue from a multidisciplinary perspective. A unique aspect of the course is that there are no clear rubrics or mark breakdowns established. Students are informed about bare minimum requirements, but are encouraged to think beyond how to perform to meet expectations, and engage in conversations with the instructors regarding appropriate learning goals and outcomes based on their discipline and year-level.

Global Environmental Change [GEOG*3020]

   As a component of the class, students worked in small groups to research secondary data from an assigned country to conduct a preliminary vulnerability assessment and mitigation strategy related to global environmental change. 

Community Engaged Scholarship [SOC*6400]

Throughout the course, graduate students develop knowledge, skills and values related to the principles and practices of community-engaged scholarship. Working with one community partner (varies each semester), they apply their knowledge to develop a product to solve a certain problem brought forward by the community partner.

Advanced Topics in Criminology [SOC*4030]

As a major component of the course (65%), the class partnered with the Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses (OAITH) to update the OAITH Femicide Database that was designed by an earlier graduate-level sociology class. They also created a femicide list with biographies and pictures of victims. Throughout the term, students worked in collaborative learning teams (3-5 students per group) to complete different elements of the project, before the class congregated to collaboratively construct the final product.

Guelph's Research Shop in an International Context

On Friday, November 8th 2019 the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute marked the 10th anniversary of the Research Shop by holding a public symposium to reflect on our work and continue to enhance our knowledge of community-university research practice and impacts.

Product(s): 
Presentation
Event
Fact Sheet
Program(s): 
CESI Special Project

Compensating People with Lived Experience: Best Practices and Highlights from the Literature

Author(s): 
Sarah Feige, Melisa Choubak
Product(s): 
Fact Sheet
Literature Review
Program(s): 
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition
Guelph and Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination

Yorklands Green Hub Area Survey

This community needs assessment was conducted in collaboration with the Yorklands Green Hub in the summer of 2018. A total of 131 participants were surveyed to better understand preferences and barriers in using the outdoor space purchased by Yorklands. The report is accompanied by a visual fact sheet which summarizes the main findings.

Author(s): 
Rebecca Pereira, Kimberley Goh, Kathleen Slemon, Emily Farrell
Product(s): 
Fact Sheet
Report
Program(s): 
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
Yorklands Green Hub

Resource Guide: Fact Sheets on Learning Disabilities

This series of five fact sheets on learning disabilities was produced in collaboration with the United Way of Guelph Wellington Dufferin and the Learning Disabilities Association of Wellington County. It seeks to provide information on common learning disabilities, including dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia, as well as tips on how to help students who experience those challenges.

Author(s): 
Venus Bali, Andrea LaMarre
Product(s): 
Fact Sheet
Program(s): 
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
Learning Disabilities Association of Wellington County
United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin

Mobilizing Knowledge from the 2016 Guelph-Wellington Immigrant Survey

These three highlight sheets were created in order to help the Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership mobilize the findings and recommendations from its 2016 Immigrant survey report. They present key data on immigrants' 1) basic needs and belonging, 2) employment, education and training, and 3) access to services. The Local Immigration Partnership is using these visual summaries both as hand-outs and large-scale posters in order to share highlights from the report with a variety of stakeholders.

Author(s): 
Caroline Duvieusart-Dery, Mercerina Lychek, Jacqueline On, Kathleen Slemon
Product(s): 
Fact Sheet
Summary Report
Program(s): 
Knowledge Mobilization
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership