CBRET Workshop

On November 27th in Hamilton, Ontario, researchers, practitioners, and others involved in community-based research gathered for the Community-Based Research Excellence Tool (CBRET) workshop. The event was hosted by McMaster University Center for Continuing Education and the Hamilton Community Foundation.

After thworkshop, a participant reflected that they valued learning “about community-based research, the CBRET tool, the thought-provoking discussions, [and] meeting others in the community.” Thanks to the hosts and the 30 people who participated in the workshop!

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Webinar: Including community voices at post-secondary institutions

Our friends at CFICE are hosting a webinar on the barriers and strategies to bring community voices more fully into post-secondary institutions. It will take place on November 22, 1pm – 2pm EST.

Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the power dynamics impeding community participation at post-secondary institutions, and some clear strategies for how they can start to drive change towards community inclusion at their institution..

For more information, or to register for this webinar, please visit the event website.

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Webinar: Policy Work of Science Shops

Our friends at the InSPIRES EU project are hosting a webinar on Policy work of Science Shops on the 28th of September at 14h (CEST time).

One of the main challenges that Science Shops may face is to ensure its sustainability over the long term. A key strategy to achieve it can be making sure that policymakers such as funders, political representatives and senior university managers understand and appreciate how Science Shops could help them to deliver on their own relevant priorities. Policy development work can feel challenging for Science Shop practitioners, especially in the early stages of the work. However, the experience of longstanding Science Shops suggests that policy work is vital to long-term success.

For more information, visit the InSPIRES webpage.

To register, send an email to jcarreras@irsicaixa.es

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Webinar: Evaluating Impact in Community-Campus Engagement: Towards a Community-First Approach

Our friends at Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE) are hosting a webinar titled Evaluating Impact in Community-Campus Engagement: Towards a Community-First Approach.

The webinar will provide an overview of some diverse approaches to capturing and communicating impact within academic institutions and with their community partners. Presenters will reflect on the opportunities and challenges associated with various impact measures, including the possibilities of measuring success through both quantitative and qualitative measures. They will also present recommendations, based on CFICE research, that highlight promising ‘community-first’ practices related to sustaining impactful CCE.

For more information, or to register for this webinar, please visit the event website.

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Call for Presentations (CESI)

Does your community organization work in collaboration with an academic institution? Does your work at an academic organization include active collaboration with community members? The Community Engaged Scholarship Institute (CESI) wants to know:

• How do you and your collaborators work together in creative ways?
• How do you collaborate in ways that address community interests and create mutual benefits?
• How do you work together to achieve shared goals?
• How do you overcome challenges and barriers?
• How do you work together to achieve positive social change?
• How do you generate and measure impact?

Please submit a 150-word description of your proposed contribution, along with the names and
affiliations of all presenters to kschnarr@uoguelph.ca by September 10th. Please also indicate
the format of your contribution and any technical or other resources you require. We encourage
collaborative presentations highlighting both academic and community expertise.

More details here:

CESI Event 2018 – Call For Abstracts Poster – 17 August 2018 (002)

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Webinar: Bringing the University to Rural Ontario

Our friends at the Rural Policy Leaning Commons / Communauté D’Apprentissage des Politiques Rurales are hosting a webinar titled: Bringing the University to Rural Ontario: Brokering Campus & Community Engagement in Haliburton on Wed Aug 29, 2018, 1pm CST.

The webinar will explore the 30-year history of a relationship between Trent University and the rural community of Haliburton, Ontario in community development and policy change. An overview of the role of U-Links Community-Based Research Centre, a community-based organization that brokers the relationship between the community and the university will be provided (Blake) along with the perspective of a faculty member (Hill) whose students have been engaged for many years in the community and masters student (Amon) who has participated in numerous community-based research projects and is now researching the impact of this work on the community.

To register click: https://bit.ly/2M66Rot


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Call for Papers (Gateways)

Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement is delighted to announce a new partnership between UTS Shopfront Community Program at the Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia, and The Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University, Rhode Island, USA.

This new partnership to jointly edit and manage Gateways journal aims to grow the work that Gateways has achieved over the past decade.

To celebrate this new partnership, Gateways is pleased to announce that we will now be publishing two volumes per year, in May and December. For next year, we have two special themed volumes planned for publication:

Volume 12, No. 1 (May 2019), which will focus on the strategies, policies and practices driving systemic, culturally transformative institutional engagement.

Volume 12, No. 2 (December 2019) will explore the epistemologies and forms of scholarship emerging from and through community engagement, which are both challenging and enriching higher education.

Due date for abstracts: Friday 31 August 2018
Initial review notification: Monday 10 September 2018
Due date for manuscript submission: Monday 28 January 2019
Publication of Vol. 12, No. 1:
May 2019

For further information, please see the Call for Papers here: https://bit.ly/2O1qezz

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Call for Papers (Engaged Scholar Journal)

The Engaged Scholar Journal invites contributions to its special issue on Community Engagement and the Anthropologies of Health and Wellbeing (volume 6, issue 1, Spring 2020). Details below.  Deadlines for submission are — abstracts by December 10, 2018, and essays by March 1, 2019.


Issue 11 (Volume 6, Issue 1, Spring 2020)

For Special Issue in

Community Engagement and the Anthropologies of Health and Wellbeing

Guest Editors: Sylvia Abonyi and Pamela Downe

Engaged Scholar Journal: Community-Engaged Research, Teaching and Learning is Canada’s online, open-access, peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary journal committed to profiling best practices in ‘engaged scholarship’ informed by community-academic partnerships in research, teaching and learning. The Journal occasionally publishes hard copies of its issues as well.

Our Mission is to promote and support reciprocal and meaningful co-creation of knowledge among scholars, educators, professionals and community leaders, in Canada and worldwide; to inspire and promote productive dialogue between practice and theory of engaged scholarship; to critically reflect on engaged scholarship, research, and pedagogy pursued by various university and community partners, working locally, nationally and internationally, across various academic disciplines and areas of application; to serve as a forum of constructive debate on the meanings and applications of engaged scholarship among partners and communities.

Engaged scholarship most commonly refers to a range of collaborative research, teaching, and learning initiatives rooted in sustained community-university partnerships and pursued across various disciplines and social and cultural contexts. Community engaged research is oftentimes understood to be community informed, situated as well as action-oriented such that the research process and results are useful to community members in making positive societal changes.

For our Spring 2020 special issue on Engagement in the Anthropologies of Health and Wellbeing, we seek submissions from community- and university-based researchers and scholars who actively engage with communities (of all kinds) in their anthropological research.  The issue aims to showcase the strengths of the health-focused and community engaged work across the subfields of the discipline: Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology, Practicing and Public Anthropology, and Sociocultural Anthropology.  The following areas are of particular interest:

  • Community engagement and collaboration across the subfields of anthropology
  • Health and cultural resource management
  • Research ethics, community engagement, and health-related informatics
  • Engagement with vulnerable and “at risk” communities
  • Community responses to emergent infectious diseases
  • Language use and community health and revitalization
  • Comparative measures of community health and well-being.

We invite previously unpublished research articles, reports from the field, multimedia contributions, and book reviews focusing on community engagement within Anthropologies of Health and Wellbeing.

Please submit your expressions of interest in the form of a 200-word abstract by December 10, 2018. Your abstract can be inserted in the text of your email or as an attachment. Contact information is below.

All submissions will undergo either editorial or peer review. Submissions for the Essays Section of the Journal will be subject to double, blind peer review, submissions to other Journal sections will undergo editorial review.

Essays to be subject to blind peer reviewing should:

  • Represent original, unpublished work that is not under consideration by other journals or collections of essays.
  • Be written in accessible language, to respect multidisciplinary nature of the Journal and the diversity of our readers. Acronyms and abbreviations should be kept to the minimum.
  • Be maximum 8,000 words.
  • Include an abstract (200 words) and indicate up to five keywords.
  • Be typed, double-spaced throughout, in 12-pt Times New Roman font.
  • Be formatted in the American Psychological Association (APA) style, 6th edition.
  • Have a separate cover page that includes the names, institutional affiliations, addresses, and contact information of all authors.
  • Include author biography/ies (no more than 50 words per author) on a separate sheet.
  • Indicate that appropriate Institutional Research Ethics Board approval was secured, if applicable.
  • Be formatted and saved in Microsoft Word (no PDF please).
  • Be submitted in two versions, one should include all information to be published, and in the other copy information to be ‘blinded’ should be substituted with blank underlined spaces. Information to be ‘blinded’ includes all text or data that will have to be removed from the essay for blind peer review purposes.
  • Submission should be accompanied by authors’ recommendations of at least four scholars, including community-based scholars when applicable, from the author’s field who the Journal may approach with the request to peer review of the issue’s contributions. Such recommendations should include the description of (a) the credentials of the prospective reviewers as well as (b) the professional distance between the authors and the proposed reviewers.

Abstracts (max 200 words)   :           December 10, 2018
Deadline for all contributions :           March 1, 2019
Projected Date of publication:           Spring 2020

Submit your materials via email to engaged.scholar@usask.ca.

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