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Development Practice [IDEV*3300]

For the duration of the course, students work with one of two community partners to address a problem or issue that the partner organization is facing. Through lectures and guest speakers, students gain the terminology and technical knowledge needed to produce a final report. Students also gain professional experience aggregating their findings and presenting them to an audience in their end-of-term conference.

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 that each student was interested in pursuing. 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.

System Analysis and Design in Applications [CIS*3750]

Throughout the semester, students work in close communications with a community partner to develop a website, database, mobile app, or other platform to meet the needs of the partner organization. The course is intensive in terms of time and involvement expected within the semester. 

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.

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.

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.

Fostering and Sustaining Community-University Research in Changing Times: A Workshop with Community Engagement Experts

On Thursday, November 7th the Community Engaged Scholarship Instiutte hosted participants from a range of sectors to learn with and from international community engagement experts Dr. Emma McKenna (Queen’s University Belfast) and Dr. Henk Mulder (University of Groningen).

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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.

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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.

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Jess Notwell, Ashley Garner, Linda Hill, Lourdes Toro, Debb Young, Joanne Young, Emily Farrell
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Community Living Stratford and Area
Community Living Guelph and Wellington
Community Living Cambridge
Community Living Owen Sound and District

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.

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