Volume 12 of Gateways is the first volume under the new partnership between UTS Shopfront Community Program at the Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, and the Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University, USA. It is their first ‘open’ volume, to which new articles will be added over the coming months, as soon as they are ready for publication; and it is the first volume to feature a research article that has come through our Author+Editor mentoring program for engaged scholars from historically underrepresented countries.
The University of Victoria (UVIC) and
Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) in support
of UNESCO Chair have collaborated to create
and deliver a 21-week Mentorship Training
Program to support and strengthen community-based
research to address locally pressing
societal challenges, including UN Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs).
The Mentorship Training Program (MTP) is
designed for experienced practitioners and
community-based participatory researchers
within and outside academia. The certified
mentors play a key role in the development of
the local hub, including the creation of teaching
curriculum and pedagogy, and the development
of research capacities.
Crystal Tremblay, a CBRC board member co-authored a study, in partnership with the Victoria Foundation and the University of Victoria. It
examines the social impact and economic activity
of civil society (also known as the ‘charitable’ or
‘third’ sector) in the capital region in the 2016 fiscal
year. It was conducted to help better understand
and strengthen the sector for the betterment of all