Report

An Evaluation of CMHA Waterloo Wellington Neighbours Training Sessions

The Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington (CMHAWW) recently launched a new program, Waterloo Wellington Neighbours (WWN) initiative, which trains business employees and concerned community members about issues that vulnerable, at-risk older adults experience. CMHAWW collaborated with the Research Shop to evaluate the effectiveness of the training program on participants via a post session e-survey. Results from this report will help tailor future training sessions and may also be used to expand the program to other regions.

Author(s): 
Jenaya Nixon, Haley Clark
Product(s): 
Report
Program(s): 
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington

Our Food Future: Community Voice Project

This report presents a literature review on barriers and facilitators to nutritious foods and the findings of a qualitative study conducted in partnership with Our Food Future. Interviews and focus groups were used to better understand the subjective experiences and aspects that influence nutritious eating patterns of residents living in Guelph-Wellington.

Author(s): 
Emily Duncan, Meghan Wrathall, Haley Clark, Gurpreet Bedi
Product(s): 
Literature Review
Report
Program(s): 
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
Our Food Future

Summary of Feedback on Sex Trafficking Lethality Tool

The Research Shop conducted this research in partnership with The Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) of Waterloo Region. The objective of this research was to assess the Sex Trafficking Lethality Tool and provide feedback on aspects of the tool including length, ease of use, uniqueness and usefulness. Participants were also able to further understand how to improve their tool. A feedback survey was completed by sexual assault service providers in Ontario between March-June 2021.

Author(s): 
Haley Clark
Product(s): 
Report
Program(s): 
Research Shop

Guelph-Wellington Women’s Campaign School Review: Results Summary

This report was a collaborative project at the University of Guelph involving the Research Shop, the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW), and an undergraduate course in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Guelph. CFUW Guelph is the local chapter of the CFUW national organization that is dedicated to women's advancement and gender equality.

Author(s): 
Haley Clark, Patricia Butt
Product(s): 
Report
Program(s): 
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
Canadian Federation of University Women

Art Not Shame being Residency Evaluation

This evaluation was prepared for, and in partnership with, Art not Shame, a Guelph-based, not-for-profit, community-engaged arts organization that serves youth and young adults across Ontario.

Author(s): 
Emily Duncan, Jenaya Nixon
Product(s): 
Report
Program(s): 
Research Shop

Promoting Food Security in Higher Education

In early 2021, CESI and the Guelph Lab launched “Promoting Food Security in Higher Education” with Meal Exchange and staff and faculty at the University of British Columbia, the University of Guelph, McMaster University, and the University of Ottawa. The goal of the project is to catalyze a network of university administrators, researchers, students, staff and food service providers working to promote food secure campus communities. The project included:

Product(s): 
Report
Program(s): 
Guelph Lab

Hidden in the Everyday: Financial Abuse as a Form of Intimate Partner Violence

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.

Author(s): 
Lieran Docherty, Sonia Zawitkowski, Brianna Wilson, Emma Currie
Product(s): 
Report
Video
Program(s): 
Community Engaged Teaching and Learning
Project Partner(s): 
Woman Abuse Council of Toronto

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

Evaluating the Impact of "The Mural Project: Art in Hard Times"

This report presents the findings of the program evaluation for The Mural Project conducted by CESI’s Research Shop in collaboration with Art Not Shame. The purpose of this project was to evaluate The Mural Project, which created a digital mural to bring people together, encourage creativity and better understand the impact of the pandemic on a range of individuals. A survey was distributed to participants to better understand the successes and lessons learned from the six-week workshop.

Author(s): 
Kelly Hatt, Karen Nelson, Brianna Wilson
Product(s): 
Evaluation
Report
Program(s): 
Research Shop

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