Infographic

Guelph-Wellington Women* Leaders and the "Glass Ceiling:" Research Projects

This complex, community-engaged project was conducted in partnership with the Guelph Chapter of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW), and includes initiatives from both the Research Shop and the Community Engaged Teaching and Learning (CETL) program

Product(s): 
Infographic
Presentation
Summary Report
Video
Program(s): 
Community Engaged Teaching and Learning
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
Canadian Federation of University Women

Hungry for Knowledge: Assessing the Prevalence of Food Insecurity at the University of Guelph

There is growing evidence that significant numbers of university students in Canada experience food insecurity, potentially undermining the health, well-being and educational success of students. The University of Guelph has joined a handful of other Canadian universities in responding to this issue. CESI, Meal Exchange, Universities Fighting World Hunger and graduate students working with Dr.

Author(s): 
Seyed Mehdi Amadi, Sam Laban, Courtney Primeau
Product(s): 
Infographic
Report
Program(s): 
Guelph Lab
Project Partner(s): 
Meal Exchange
Universities Fighting World Hunger

Doing Good in Communities [UNIV*1200]

This experiential First Year Seminar course challenged students to think beyond volunteering and charity as the means to have a positive impact in the community. Over the course of one semester, interdisciplinary teams of students addressed specific challenges identified by community-partners using tools and techniques from lean business models and social enterprise startups.

Evidence-Based Practice and Knowledge Translation [FRAN*6221]

As the central focus of the class, students planned for, developed, and disseminated Knowledge Translation (KT) products to community partners. Along with the course instructor, students collectively monitored their progress over the semester and ultimately produced three projects each: an infographic, a taped media interview, and a newspaper/blog posting. Classes were a mix of guest lectures, workshop opportunities, instructor-led discussions and in-class assignments about evidence-based practice and knowledge translation.

Ideas Congress [ICON]

Throughout this course, students worked with a community partner to analyze and approach broad social issues from a multidisciplinary perspective. A unique aspect of the course was that there were no clear rubrics or mark breakdowns established. Students were informed about bare minimum requirements, but were encouraged to think beyond how to perform to meet expectations, and engaged in conversations with the instructors regarding appropriate learning goals and outcomes based on their discipline and year-level.

Applied Geomatics [GEOG*4480]

As a capstone course for several streams of geography students, students worked in small groups to contact community partners and organize projects that aligned with their interests and the course learning objectives. The core of the course was a group project; in small teams, students identified a problem, designed a solution, gathered the necessary data, implemented the solution, and presented their results. 

Violence in Society [SOC*4010]

As a major component of the course (50%), the class partnered with Victim Services Wellington to conduct a literature review and ultimately create a safety assessment checklist that could be used by the community partner. Throughout the term, students worked in collaborative learning teams (3-5 people per group) to complete different elements of the project, before the class congregated to collaboratively construct the final product.

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
Presentation
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

Focus on Nature Program Volunteer Evaluation

This project is a follow-up to the first phase of a program evaluation conducted in collaboration with Focus on Nature in 2018. The aim of this second phase of the program evaluation was to identify what volunteers gained out of their involvement with Focus on Nature, why they continued to be involved, and why they might discontinue their volunteering commitment.

Author(s): 
Rebecca Pereira, Aarabhi Rajendiran, Hannah Hutchinson, Emily Farrell
Product(s): 
Report
Evaluation
Infographic
Program(s): 
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
Focus on Nature

Wellington Guelph Hoarding Response Report

This project was conducted to gain a better understanding of how individuals who struggle with hoarding can be better supported by local services and organizations within the Wellington-Guelph area. The Research Shop at the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute led focus groups, online surveys and consultations, and identified several barriers to accessing supports and resources. The report and the accompanying infographic summarize these findings and the recommendations made to the Wellington Guelph Hoarding Response.

Author(s): 
Jess Boulé, Keely Kavcic, Amanda Jenkins, Emily Farrell
Product(s): 
Infographic
Report
Program(s): 
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
Wellington Guelph Hoarding Network