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A Case Study of Participatory Data Analysis: The Kingston Area Men’s Project
Stevenson Fergus(Queen’s University), Marney McDiarmid (Queen’s University and HIV/AIDS Regional Services), Joseph Babcock,
Tony Piper, Jim Puckalo, Kevin Sosnowski, & Bob Stewart (Kingston Area Men’s Project Community Advisory Board; Kingston, Ontario, Canada)
This paper describe the analysis process we used in a community-based research project with the gay and bisexual men’s community in Kingston, discusses the benefits and challenges of participatory data analysis, and raises implications
of this process.
Accounting Learners Impact
Public Library Operations
John Shepherd (College of New Caledonia)
A series of learner projects have assisted library staff in updating operating practices, exploring new opportunities and reducing resistance to change, with a significant strategic impact on a library with 64 full-time and part-time employees.
Achieving Equity in Community-University Research Partnerships
Silvia Vilches (University of British Columbia), Hillel Goelman (University of British Columbia)
Findings from a multi-project collaborative research initiative on early childhood share mid-point lessons on the influences
of the policy context, the ambiguous role of “community”, and the importance of understanding the phasing of research on partner roles and perceptions. This project is like a Rubric’s Cube; you change one little square and the whole thing changes. We have to keep that in mind when we think about how the projects fit together.
Action Research: Teaching And Learning In Motion
Mary Stratton (Canadian Forum on Civil Justice)
This paper celebrates the success of the Civil Justice System and the Public, a national collaborative, interdisciplinary and community-driven action research partnership that has generated ongoing multi-directional teaching and learning, networking, policy development and a broad range of evidence-based disseminations.
Aligning Tenure and Promotion Procedures for Community-University
Engagement: Dialogue for Action
Edward T. Jackson, Karen Schwartz and Peter Andree
IntroductionOne of the major challenges to the growing movement for community-university engagement is the nature of traditional academic tenure and promotion (T&P) procedures, which tends to reward disengagement. In Canada, it is time for a thorough discussion by those most affected by this barrier—university faculty members and their community allies—to examine the various dimensions of this challenge, and of potential ways forward.
An Alliance for Human Rights Promotion for People with ID: The 3Rs Project
Frances Owen, Dorothy Griffiths, Donato Tarulli, Deborah Yeager, Christine Tardif-Williams, Leanne Gosse, Carol Sales,
Maurice Feldman, Voula Marinos
(University of Waterloo),
Barbara Vyrostko (Community Living Welland Pelham)
Since 2000, a growing alliance of community agencies and university researchers in the Niagara Region of Ontario,
Canada, has been examining issues related to human rights promotion for people who have intellectual disabilities as a
means to prevent abuse and improve quality of life.
A Study on the Filipino Women Inmates:
Towards a Community-University Partnership
Norietta C. Tansio,
Isoceles O. Marasigan (University Of Perpetual Help System Dalta, Las Pinas City, Philippines)
The research is a background study on the psycho-social attributes and orientation of inmates at the country’s Correctional
Institution for Women (CIW) finding out what led them to commit crimes, analyzing on how they cope with lives in incarceration and inquiring on how the University’s Rehabilitation Through Education Program can be extended.
A University-Community Collaborative Study of the Roles
and Functions of Neighbourhood Houses in Bridging Newcomers
Miu Chung Yan, Ph.D. (School of Social Work, University of British Columbia), Sean Lauer, Ph.D. (Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia)
This paper describes the results and process of how two university researchers worked collaboratively with neighbourhood
houses (NHs) in the City of Vancouver in a research project which examined the roles and functions of NHs in bridging newcomers into the community.
Breaking out of the local: European dimensions of Science Shops
Caspar de Bok and Norbert Steinhaus (Utrecht University )
We want to give an overview of the European dimension of and the interest of the European Union (EU) in the concept of Science Shops.
Building a College of Public health to Promote Health Equity and Meet the Needs of Rural Citizens in the Southeastern US
Lynn Woodhouse, Charles Hardy, Stuart Tedders and Alison Scott (Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health (JPHCOPH))
Georgia Southern UniversityThe reduced health status of rural residents and need for a public health workforce to improve rural public health is clear. JPHCOPH developed a mission to train this workforce and work collaboratively with community stakeholders to enhance rural public health.
Building Community with Locally Relevant Data: The Sooke Community Health Information Project (CHI)
Marlene Barry, Ellen Anderson, Kate Kittredge, Lori Messer, Nancy Falconer (Sooke Community Health Initiative)
Desiring current locally relevant data on all the social determinants of health, Sooke region residents conducted a health survey, youth resiliency survey, created a resource inventory and held a community forum to set priorities and plan next steps.
Campaign for Justice: A Successful Partnership Between
University and Community-Based Civil Rights Organizations
John N. Tsuchida (California State University, Long Beach)
A successful university-community partnership, where a trilingual professor provided pro bono legal service with cultural sensitivity, was one of the factors contributing to the settlement of a class action seeking reparations from the U.S. Government
for former Peruvian Japanese internees.
Can We Talk? Building Community Capacity to Create
Language Rich Environments
Jennifer Mullett, PhD (University of Victoria and Action Research Consulting) Lynne Patrick, MSc (Vancouver Island Health Authority)
A community development, multi-level intervention to create supportive environments for speech development was documented and evaluated. In this paper the activities and the effectiveness of this intervention to promote community capacity to support language development are described.
City Planning, Community Action, and Academic Research: A Three-Way Intersection
Elaina Mack (Centre for Urban Research and Education (CURE), Carleton University)
With Ottawa’s Neighbourhood Planning Initiative as a backdrop, this paper explores the role of universities in supporting communities and cities in place-based planning. It argues that researchers can play a valuable role in collecting input, identifying lessons and sharing feedback.
Community-Academic Equity in Service Learning:
The TCCBE/U-Links Approach
Barr, T. (Trent Centre for Community-Based Education (TCCBE)),
Reid, H., (U-Links Centre for Community-Based Research),
Stoecker, R. (Department of Rural Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Center for Community and Economic Development)
University of Wisconsin ExtensionTypical North American approaches to service learning are student-centered, institutionally based and emphasize a charitable approach - reinforcing stereotypes about who holds the power. The TCCBE and U-Links independent broker approach balances student and community needs to ensure all stakeholders benefit.
Community-University Engagement through Social Finance:
How University Endowments Can Build Stronger Communities
Edward T. Jackson (Carleton University)
The building of momentum and scale in community-university engagement has been paralleled by the growth of capital
pools in Canadian universities. Below-market program-related investments of endowment assets and market-rate economically targeted investments of pension funds can channel capital to affordable housing, green technologies and social enterprises that generate important community benefits.
Community Empowerment Study: Preliminary Analysis
Guido Weisz (Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University, Ottawa)
This study is based on the Community Development Survey administered by communities across Canada involved in the Federal Government’s homelessness program, Supporting Community Partnership Initiative (SCPI). This paper describes some early findings of this survey which indicates that that there has been considerable success coalescing SCPI communities to address the needs of homeless people.
Community-University Partnerships: A Co-operative Approach
Joy Emmanuel, Research Director (B.C. Institute for Co-operative Studies (BCICS), University of Victoria)
From its beginning in 2000, BCICS has engaged in research with community partners. This paper explores various dimensions of the community/university partnerships that BCICS has adopted, what has be challenging and what has been central to our approach.
Community-University Partnerships: Connecting for Change CUexpo 2008
Winter, Wiseman & Muirhead, 2006
Although higher education reflects the values of the larger society in many ways
… universities are not simply extensions of society nor are they helpless in the
face of social constraints. Rather they have the potential to act intentionally
in fostering moral and civic learning.
Community-University Research Into Medical Cannabis;
A Patient-Centred Approach Towards Progressive Social Change
Philippe Lucas, Master’s Candidate (University of Victoria, Studies in Policies and Practice
Graduate Research Fellow, Center for Addictions Research of British Columbia,
Executive Director, Vancouver Island Compassion Society)
Canadian research into the therapeutic benefits of cannabis has been stymied by the ongoing prohibition of its recreational
use. This is an overview of the Vancouver Island Compassion Society’s successful research partnerships with university-based investigators.
Community-Wide Intervention to Enhance Practitioners’ and Parents’ Skills
Jennifer Mullett, PhD (University of Victora and Action Research Consulting), Juliana McCaig, MSW (Vancouver Island Health Authority)
In this research the implementation of a community-wide intervention, training in the Triple P parenting program, was documented. Progress to date, changes in practice and improvements in parenting skills were assessed through interviews,
observations and parents’ stories.
Connecting the Global to the Local in Community-University Partnerships
Dr. Julie Drolet (Thompson Rivers University)
This paper will share the author’s experience of participating in a strategic planning meeting to developing multilateral, collaborative international partnerships.
Creating Community-University Research Partnerships to facilitate Social Change: Increasing Campus Recreation and Athletics Opportunities for University Students with Disabilities
Jennifer Gillies, PhD(c),
Sherry Dupuis, PhD,
(University of Waterloo)
This paper explores the process of how a Participatory Action Research approach created community-university research
partnerships to increase campus recreation and athletic opportunities for university students with disabilities.
Creating a Foundation for Ongoing Partnerships and Research: A Novel Idea
Susan Mulholland, Susan Burwash (Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta Edmonton Canada)
For over 20 years the Occupational Therapy programme has partnered with over 30 nonprofit community agencies to provide mutually beneficial practicum and research experiences for students and clients. The development of this collaboration,
lessons learnt, and recommendations for future developments are outlined.
Crossing the threshold: Developing a foundation for university-community partnership
Eric Gass, (PhD Medical College of Wisconsin)
Several sets of partnership principles have been developed; however, none address the partnership development processes. This study surveyed participants in active partnerships. Results show trust, respect, communication, and mutual understanding form the foundation of partnerships, and predict successful partnership progress.
Developing a Multidimensional Measure of Family Work Demands and Resources for Women
Bonnie Janzen, Laurie Hellsten, and Tamara Colton (University of Saskatchewan)
This paper reports on the process of developing a reliable and valid measure of women’s household demands and resources, integrating both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
Developing Wellness Strategies: Mum’s And Dad’s Resisting Alcohol Use
Blythe Shepard, Ph.D. (University of Victoria), Ashley Morris (Harvard Medical School),
Meg Kapil (University of Victoria), Lara Shepard (University of Victoria)
Women who are pregnant or parenting and who have substance use problems experience barriers in obtaining services.
These barriers are linked to health, social, and economic concerns that require a multi-pronged, holistic approach to FASD prevention. Moms Mentoring Moms Project and Ladysmith Fathers Group are community projects that address these issues. Collaboration and knowledge transfer between universities and community groups can better address poverty, homelessness, and service barriers for families living with FASD. Mentorship is integral in building respectful, collaborative relationships among all involved.
“Do it in a Good Way”: Enacting Research Ethics in Partnerships with Indigenous Communities
Jessica Ball, M.P.H., Ph.D. Professor, School of Child and Youth Care (University of Victoria, Canada)
Does this Count as Research?
Reclaiming and Revitalizing Cultural Knowledge as Community
Helen Brown (University of British Columbia School of Nursing),
Vera Newman (Alert Bay,BC), Barb Cranmer (Alert Bay, BC)
In this paper we question how conventional research methods can be transferred into a community context where academic inquiry has contributed to ongoing colonial relations under the guise of community-academic ‘partnerships’. We share methodological insights to illustrate how cultural knowledge informs both research methods and ethical practices.
Earth Science for Society – Partnering with Educators to Build
a Scientifically Literate Society, from the Children up
Eileen Van der Flier-Keller (School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria)
To heighten awareness and engagement in Earth science topics, such as water, natural hazards, resources, environment
and energy, in the K-12 education system, Earth scientists and educators are partnering to research constructivist, hands-on and field based learning in Earth science.
Education Partnerships: Working in the Boundary Zone
Lynette Harper, Ph.D. (Malaspina University-College)
This cultural analysis of post-secondary partnership is based on a multi-site ethnography. During partnership negotiations
between two Canadian colleges and a First Nations organization, normalizing assumptions and practices affected politicized boundary encounters within and between organizations.
Enhancing Lake Planning Initiatives through Service Learning
Heather Reid (U-Links Centre for Community-Based Research), Dr. Eric Sager (Trent University)
Katie Garrah (Trent University)
Trent University, U-Links, and a lake association partnered to expand the scope of the on-going lake planning process. This partnership provided a learning opportunity for students, direction for lake plan implementation, and insight into the process of developing service learning projects.
Exploring Ethical Dilemmas in a Community-based
Participatory Research Project with Youth
Christine A. Walsh, PhD; Jennifer Hewson, PhD; Micheal Shier, BA; Edwin Morales, BA (Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary)
The following provides a case example of ethical dilemmas that developed during a community-based participatory action
research project with youth. These ethical dilemmas and potential solutions are discussed in relation to social work research and practice, and the role of “community” in identifying research ethics.
Finding the Fit:
Community Partners as Co-educators in Community Service-Learning
Joanne Muzak and Lorraine Woollard (University of Alberta)
This paper outlines a research project that used surveys and interviews to discover what community partners wanted in order to feel more like co-educators when they agree to host and mentor community service-learning classes.
From the Ivory Tower to Another Brick in the Wall:
Breaking Down University-School District Barriers Using Blended Learning
Dr. Andrew Kitchenham (University of Northern British Columbia)
This study examined the teacher supply and demand needs of teachers, administrators, and hiring personnel in the North. This paper will outline a blended learning model as a method of meeting the professional development needs of rural teachers, based on adult-learning principles.
Getting the Data: Ethics, Cooperation and Interaction in a
University-Community Agency Collaboration
Barbara Fisher-Townsend, Ph.D.,
Nancy Nason-Clark, Ph.D. (Department of Sociology, University of New Brunswick)
All fieldwork has its challenges—yet some programs of research create unusual dilemmas. Based on the experience of conducting personal interviews with more than 50 men and group interviews with 50 men, all of whom who have been court-mandated to attend a batterers’ intervention program
in the Northwest United States, this paper addresses some of these dilemmas.
Health Literacy in Context: A Social Practice Approach to Social Determinants of Health
Kelly Robinson (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education,University of Toronto)
This paper is based on my research on health and adult learning involving community organizations and academic institutions.
It focuses on health literacy by exploring relationships between health and literacy using some social determinants
of health as a framework.
Housing And Home:
Making The Connections For Women Who Are Homeless
Christine Walsh, PhD (University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work), Gayle E. Rutherford (University of Calgary, Faculty of Nursing), & Natasha Kuzmak (University of Calgary, Faculty of Environmental Design)
Homelessness is increasing at alarming rates. Qualitative research was completed to determine the requirements of home for homeless women. The project emerged and was facilitated through a number of partnerships including between:
the university and community, disciplines conducting the research, and the researchers and participants.
Improving the Economic and Social Determinants of Health in our Community through Development of Community Gardens
Frank Rose, Ellen Barnidge, Teresa Fitzgerald, Freda Motton and Beth Baker (Saint Louis University School of Public Health)
Our community-academic partnership began by focusing on individual determinants of cardiovascular disease (CVD), but we now address individual, environmental, and social determinants (e.g., information, access, economic factors). In this paper we describe how we used multiple methods of assessment to determine our current intervention: sustainable community gardens.
Increasing Awareness of Future Selves: a Longitudinal Field Exploration
Corey Sullivan (Thompson Rivers University)
This project is a four-year, community-building initiative to explore the relationship between 9th-grade students’ perceptions
of their future possible selves and the subsequent quality of their school engagement, and the use of possible selves mapping structured interview methodologies.
Integrated Learning and Skills for Offenders: Evaluating the Inmates’ Perspective
Yvonne Hillier, Liz Cunningham, (University of Brighton),
Clare Cherry, (Open Prison)
This paper examines the impact of vocational education for offenders in two prisons, one category D, open prison and the other a category B, secure prison. It draws upon a small evaluation study (Cunningham and Hillier, 2007) which examined how experiences of offenders through a series of one to one interviews and two focus groups. Data includes individual diagrams of offenders’ learning journeys, a metaphor originally used by Ward (2002). The paper concludes that such programmes set within the wider context that offenders face when released are a necessary, but not sufficient, component in action which prevents re-offending.
Investigating HIV-related stigma within communities of gay and bisexual men: A dialogue between photovoice and visual studies
-----> Faculty of Education, Queen’s University
By drawing on the literature from photovoice and visual studies, I attempt to bridge the conceptual gap between these two fields and explore what each can gain from a consideration of the other.
Is Participation Having an Impact? Measuring Progress in Winnipeg’s Inner City
through the voices of Community Based Programme Participants
Shauna MacKinnon and Sara Stephens (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Manitoba)
In 2005, a consortium of eight community-based organizations (CBOs) that do neighbourhood-level preventative work with families, youth and children in Winnipeg¹s inner city sought to develop indicators to measure the results of their work. ... The result was a research project that had a strong Participatory Action Research (PAR) character, that involved the development of a close working relationship between the academic researchers and the community practitioners, and that reflected the very progressive values that guide the work of these CBOs.
Learning Together in a Community-University Study
of Provisioning in Women’s Organizations
Crystal Gartside, Shauna Janz, Corrine Lowen, Viki Prescott,
Marge Reitsma-Street, Catherine van Mossel, Silvia Vilches and Arlene Wells, (Victoria Wedge Research Advisory Circle)
This round table discusses how six women’s organizations and four universities collaborated on research about women,
provisioning and community. Advisory Circle members demonstrate their approach to learning together, bringing their
knowledges from different settings to findings that build theory and change organizations.
Learning To Soar: A Univeristy-community Study Of An Arts-based Learning And Knowledge Mobilisation Project For Street-involved Women In Victoria
Darlene E. Clover, (University of Victoria),
Corrina Craig, (University of Victoria)
Our university-community study explored the impact of an arts-based adult education and knowledge mobilization project on 35 street-involved women in Victoria. Findings show that strong growth in terms of belonging and connectedness,
learning new skills and competencies coupled with the high esteem their artworks provoked in the people who attended public exhibitions of their artworks made this an extremely powerful and empowering project.
Linking Land Use and Watershed: Achieving Balanced Economic Growth Through a Watershed Planning Framework
Joseph E. Lucente (Ohio State University)
A Balanced Growth strategy will help local governments plan for economic development opportunities and streamline decision-making processes. Exploring avenues that contribute to consistency and predictability for private and public investment decisions will enable more cost-effective development in the Lake Erie basin
“Melq’ilwiye” Coming Together: A Community-Based Urban Aboriginal Social Action Project
Natalie Clark, Mike Arnouse, Julie Drolet, Ava Dean, Vicky Michaud, Paul Tamburro, and Patrick Walton
Thompson Rivers University
What process facilitates the creation of an authentic research and learning partnership between universities and an urban Aboriginal community agency?
More Than Just a Bed: Art Education Students’ Service-Learning Experience of Designing Privacy Panels for the Beds of a Homeless Shelter
Linda Szabad-Smyth, Carol Beer and Janette Haggar (Concordia University)
Students from the community art education program at Concordia University, articipated in a community-based project that involved designing privacy panels for the beds of a homeless shelter in Montreal. This paper will present the students’
learning experiences with this project.
Nature Arts in the Park: Participatory Research in situ,
from Home to Community to University and Back Again
Jane E. Hazen (California State University)
This paper identifies the progress and setbacks for the undisciplined, postmenopausal scholar and activist. Why and how to infiltrate academia, consider new paradigms and work cooperatively with community and university enlivens this grandmother grad student’s review of literature and life.
On the Diversity of Actors Involved in Community-Based Participatory Action Research
Alberto Merler and Andrea Vargiu (University of Sassari)
Some relevant differences among actors involved in community based participatory research are here analysed in order to discuss their relevance as to the planning, management, effectiveness and sustainability of activities.
“Open Studio Process”: A Community Development and Transformation Participatory Research Project Proposal
Corey Sullivan (Thompson Rivers University)
This project will replicate the Chicago-based Open Studio Project (Block, D., Harris, T., & Laing, S., 2005) using community-
based participatory action research and art-based educational research paradigms in its theoretical framework and methodology. Artmaking becomes an instrument of personal transformation.
Opo Yeye: Raise Your Spirit Community-Based Participatory Mental Well-Being from a Non-Western Cultural Perspective
Aminata Cairo, Ph.D.( University of Kentucky)
Reflecting the worldview of the Afro-Surinamese, Opo Yeye - meaning Raising the Spirit, is a community mental well being
program currently being developed in Lexington, Kentucky in a community-university partnership effort. This paper reviews its current progress and lessons learned.
Participatory Research: Assessing Needs and Building Capacity
at McGill University
Jon Salsberg, MA and Ann C. Macaulay, CM MD FCFP (Participatory Research at McGill (PRAM) – McGill University)
We assess the needs of faculty and researchers for conducting participatory research at a major institution and translate
the results into development workshops. This mixed model study used an initial qualitative design to inform survey development, and quantitative results to inform workshop development.
Partnerships between Society and Scientists through Science Shops
and Science Communication in Belgium
Sofie Van Den Bossche,
Stefanie Goovaerts, Ills De Bal (Free University of Brussels)
Since 2006 we have in Belgium -thanks to the support of the Flemish authorities- a network of university based Science Shops consisting of a central contact point, Wetenschapswinkel.be, and five regional university based Science Shops. In this paper we present you a definition of science communication wherein the concept of Science Shop is structured and we discuss about the unique situation of the Belgian-Flemish Science Shops.
Poverty Reduction through I/NGOS
Hari Tiwari (Social Welfare Council) Mahesh Raj Pandey (Sudip Raj Panta: Clinic Nepal, Damak)
Chamber of Commerce
Agricultural programmes focus on alleviating poverty and improving food security, nutrition and environment. Many I/NGOs also include providing technical assistance to early technology adopters in creating demand for business services.
Providing Opportunities for Adult Learning and Employment in Aboriginal Inner-City Organizations
Jason Brown, (University of Western Ontario),
Dilly Knol (Andrews Street Family Centre),
Cheryl Fraehlich (University of Manitoba),
Susan Rodger (University of Western Ontario)
As part of a larger project examining the experiences of adult learners in Aboriginal community-based inner-city agencies,
this paper describes the perceptions of agency directors and program managers regarding the practices, benefits, and challenges of hiring community members.
ReUse-Computer – a Green Economic Enterprise Network
Frank Becker (TU Berlin, Science Shop kubus)
Building up value conservation networks of SME can make a contribution towards an economy of sustainability. Problems
of sustainable development often focus on economic issues. The reuse of computer hardware can contribute to reducing greenhouse-gas emission.
Risky Business: Plato for the Poor?
Tara Hyland-Russell, (St. Mary’s University College),
Janet Groen, (University of Calgary)
The nature of university-community collaborations in three Canadian radical humanities are examined for their levels of commitment and community engagement and their preparedness to be changed by their encounter with the radical humanities. Do these programmes really enact social justice?The living humanities still have the same possibilities that produced the marvel of politics in Athens,
only now in a radical way as an instrument of justice for the poor.
Schools + teachers = Learning… Doesn’t it?
Challenging the Assumptions about Teacher Education
And embracing forms of Community based Engagement
Catherine McGregor, Darlene E. Clover, Kathy Sanford, and Luanne Krawetz (University of Victoria)
This paper offers an overview of a research project that sought to map community locations for field experience in the U Vic elementary teacher education program. How principles of participatory engagement generated new and altered thinking about how to conceptualize and implement the alternative practicum with pre service teacher is a focus of attention,
as well as how these principles will inform future research activities.
Seeing the “C” in Community University Partnerships: Pathways Between Diversity Engagement and Community Research
Elin Moorlag (University of Waterloo), Joanna Ochocka, Rich Janzen & Sarah Marsh (Centre for Community Based Research)
This paper discusses an emerging best practice of community-university partnerships through identification of concrete collaborative mechanisms used at the onset of a CURA titled “Taking Culture Seriously in Community Mental Health.” These mechanisms draw on a PAR methodological framework.
Service Learning in Action: Insights from a case study of undergraduate student volunteers at a children’s water festival
Sarah Burgess (Trent University),
Heather Reid (U-Links Center for Community-Based Research),
Dr. Stephen Hill (Trent University),
Robert Loney (Trent University)
This case study focuses on an undergraduate service learning experience. Evaluation results indicate both students and community benefited. This service learning example highlights the benefits of including a third party “broker”(U-Links) in the service learning model.
Social Innovation: The Centre for Community Based Research
Celebrates Twenty Five Years
Joanna Ochocka, Rich Janzen, Sarah Marsh, Elin Moorlag (Centre for Community Based Research)
This presentation will feature the Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR) as an example of social innovation. CCBR is Canadian leader in using community-based research to solve social problems. CCBR is located in community and receives no core funding, relying instead on an entrepreneurial spirit in collaboration with its hundreds partners to initiate new projects.
The Sooke Navigator Project: Connecting Action and Research on Community Mental Health and Addictions Service Needs Utilizing a New Role
Dr. J. Ellen Anderson, Susan Larke and the Sooke Community Navigator Steering Committee
Department of Family Practice University of British ColumbiaIn response to community concerns, a group of community service providers developed a new role that allowed us to collect good data on community mental health and addictions needs, services, gaps and barriers, while increasing public
access to appropriate services
Spaces of Encounter: Identity, Belonging and Community Solidarity among Indigenous and Racialised Minority Girls and Young Women
Sandrina de Finney and Jo-Anne Lee
(School of Child and Youth Care and Department of Women’s Studies,
University of Victoria)
Members of an inter-generational research team reflect on dilemmas encountered in the application of feminist
participatory action research methods to examine “spaces of encounter” among Indigenous and racialised minority girls
and women living in a predominantly Euro-Western Canadian city.
Taking it to the Streets: Investigating Social Problems and Improving Student Outcomes through Community-Based Research
Jeffry A. Will, (Professor of Sociology and Director, Center for Community Initiatives), Tracy A. Milligan, MS, Assistant Director, Center for Community Initiatives)
Taking it to the Streets was a unique approach to develop, support, improve student learning and well-being through hands-on community-based research and engagement.
The Community-Centered Academic Health Department:
Principles and Practices
William C. Livingood, Robert Harmon, Nancy Winterbauer, Ryan Diduk, David Wood
(Duval County Health Department, University of Florida, College of Medicine-Jacksonville University of North Florida)
The concept of an Academic Health Department (AHD) requires collaboration between academic institutions and public health departments. Description of a community-centered model of an AHD and its applications provide important implications for community empowerment through this model of campus-community partnership.
The Future of Collaboration in Research
Karolina Werner and Dwight Storring (The Centre for International Governance Innovation)
This paper will highlight the emerging understanding of the Internet and how it can enhance the function of collaborative research networks to benefit their members. In this context two IGLOO communities, PolicyNet and UCP-SARnet, will be discussed in greater detail.
The Houston Community Health Worker Survey:
Unanticipated Effects of Certification
Amy M. Harris, Kara McArthur, Cindy Huang, Morgan Harcrow, Clifford C. Dacso (Abramson Center For The Future Of Health, University of Houston College of Technology & The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston, Texas)
We share in this paper the results of an evaluation of community health worker (CHW) utilization in Houston, Texas from May to August 2007. We present the state of the field in a diverse city; identify challenges, including certification; and discuss community-based solutions.
The Street Health Report 2007: Community-based research on the health, health care access and
daily lives of homeless people in Toronto
Laura Cowan, (Street Health),
Erika Khandor, (Street Health)
In winter 2006/2007, Street Health surveyed 368 homeless adults in Toronto about their health status. The study found that homeless people have significantly worse health than the general population and cannot access the health care they urgently need.
The Third Responsibility: Students Contributing to the Community by Engaging in Community Based Research
Karen Schwartz, Ph.D. and Adje van de Sande, Ph.D. (Carleton University)
Abstract: This paper adds to the knowledge on Community-University Partnerships by presenting the results of an evaluation by the School of Social Work at Carleton University to engage students in community-based research as part of a required graduate level research course.
The University Assisted Community School: A Natural Fit for Community-University Partnerships
D. Gavin Luter, M.S.
Coordinator, Howard H. Baker Jr. (Center for Public Policy)
Dr. Robert F. Kronick,
(Faculty, Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling
The current project focuses only on pre- and elementary schools, hence the emphasis on prevention. Prevention of what? Mental illness, crime, and poverty!
What Makes It Ours: Lessons Learned
from the Our Place- Learning in Motion Initiative
Mary Ann Jenkins, M.A., M.S.W.,
Mohamoud Hagi-Aden, M.B.A.
(South-East Ottawa Centre for a Healthy Community)
The Our Place- Learning in Motion research initiative used a participatory research approach to explore the barriers to participation and the strategies that promote social inclusion of children and families in the Better Beginnings Better Futures community of South-East Ottawa.
“Where Do They Bury Jane Doe’s?” Bearing Witness to Action Research and the Sex Trade
Debb Hurlock, and Connie Barlow (University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work, and United Way of Calgary and Area)
This paper explores the interrelated aspects of knowledge and ethics in a community-based research
study that uses photo-voice to understand the lived experiences of women who have left the sex trade.
Working together at the margins: research to break the revolving door experience of homeless service users
Liz Cunningham and Dr Carl Walker (University of Brighton)
This paper reflects on the development of a collaborative research relationship between community and university partners
working together as researchers at the margins. /t examines the processes that facilitated working in collaboration and reflects on the difficulties and lessons experienced.
Youth and Community Relationships
Wendy Kotilla (Youth and Ecological Restoration Programme)
The Youth and Ecological Restoration Program helps vulnerable youth build healthy community relationships with both the human and natural worlds. Through restoring local watersheds with community members, the youth gain a sense of worth, belonging and place.