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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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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