C2UExpo (Community-Campus-Exposition) is the bi-annual Canadian-led international conference providing leadership and space for both academics and communities to engage in showcasing community-campus partnerships that address local and global societal problems.

C2UEXPO 2021

NORDIK Institute, Algoma University and Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig (SKG) are proud to host C2UExpo in May 2021. Located in Baawating, otherwise known as Sault Ste. Marie, in Northern Ontario at the historic crossroads of the Upper Great Lakes, NORDIK, Algoma U and SKG have a distinguished record of community-based research and cross-cultural and culture-based education. NORDIK Institute is a community-based research group with the goal of building Northern Ontario’s capacity to conduct research that contributes to social, economic and environmental justice in rural, Indigenous and northern communities. Algoma University was first established as a college of Laurentian University in 1965 and gained independence in 2008, offering a wide range of degrees spanning liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies. Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig is a centre of excellence in Anishinaabe education and member of the Aboriginal Institutes Consortium. Algoma University and Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig share a special mission to cultivate cross-cultural learning between Anishinaabe populations and other communities.

The theme for 2020, Culture, Place, and Resilience, for which we invite a wide range of work by scholars, practitioners and community members that explores the connections of community-based research and education to cultural shifts, Indigenous cultural and philosophical revitalization, social innovation, and systems change. Stay tuned to this page for more updates on the call for proposals.

Past C2UExpo Conferences

Theme: For the Common Good
Hosted by: Simon Fraser University
Conference Organizers: Stephen Dooley and Michelle Nielson.                                             

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Theme: Citizen Solutions, Better World
Hosted by: Carleton University and several community partners
Theme: Engaging Shared Worlds
Hosted by: City of Corner Brook, Grenfell Campus Memorial University of Newfoundland, and the provincial office of Public Engagement
Conference Organizers: Ken Carter and Bruce Gilbert
Theme: Bringing Global Perspectives to Local Action
Hosted by: Communities of Waterloo Region & the Centre for Community Based Research
Conference Organizers: Joanna Ochocka and Rich Janzen
Theme: Connecting for Change
Hosted by: Office for Community Based Research at the University of Victoria and the United Way of Greater Victoria
Conference Organizer: Budd Hall
Theme: Leaders in Urban Change
Hosted by: University of Winnipeg & Winnipeg Inter City Research Alliance


Theme: Partnerships, Policy and Progress
Hosted by: The University of Saskatchewan