Featured CBRC Member Project
CBR Course at Vancouver Island University

Vancouver Island University Professors Sylvie Lafreniere (Sociology), Elilzabeth McClin (Criminology) and Robert Willis (Management) offer an innovative Community Based Applied Interdisciplinary Research course in which students develop and utilize their research skills by investigating real world problems identified by local organizations as partner clients, which have so far included the Nanaimo Extreme Weather Shelter, the Nanaimo Brain Injury Society, and the Domestic Violence Court of Nanaimo. Over the course of 8 months, the students participate in a CBR boot camp, meet with the local organizations, develop questions and approaches, go through ethical review, conduct research, analyze findings and then make presentations to the partners (check out the video here).


Knowledge Democracy and the Canadian Academy: 2018 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

By Budd L Hall and Rajesh Tandon The faces of Canadian scholarship are changing. I have just returned from the annual Canadian gathering of academics working in the fields of…

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CBRC Board Members at the UNESCO Knowledge for Change Consortium

On December 14th, 2017 two key activities occurred in Ottawa: 1) a Conversation on the potential of community based research for the addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and…

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CBRC Secretariat is now at the Centre for Community Based Research

As of October 1, 2017, the Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR) is the Secretariat for Community-Based Research Canada (CBRC). This means that CBRC’s offices are now CCBR’s offices! The…

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Is there a Canadian Approach to Knowledge Democracy?

Photo above: Elder Margaret George of the Squamish First Nation (left) and President Andrew Petter of Simon Fraser University (right) at the C2UExpo 2017 Opening on May 2, 2017. Reflections…

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CBRC Board of Directors in Ottawa

CBRC had an Annual General Meeting and a Board meeting on December 13th, 2017 at Carleton University, Ottawa hosted by the Faculty of Public Affairs. Thirteen board members attended this…

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