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 is a jewel in the crown of community-campus engagement in Canada and internationally. Starting in Saskatchewan in 2003, the first event called CUExpo organized by the University of Saskatchewan was a big success. It was one of the first times ever that researchers located in community organizations together with policy makers and funders were present in equal numbers and on equal terms as university based local researchers. The hunger for this type of collaborative space and spirit of addressing societal issues, outside of academic circles, led to six subsequent C2UExpo events hosted all across Canada. This 15 year old history of the C2UExpo movement with seven conferences, each gathering over 600 people and being organized by different universities and communities, has formed a rich collaborative environment that has contributed to community-campus research, teaching and service work.
Is your institution interested in hosting C2UExpo 2020?
We are now accepting Requests for Proposals. View the C2UExpo 2020 Call for Proposals to learn about submitting your proposal to be the next C2UExpo host!
Past C2UExpo Events
Theme: For the Common Good
Hosted by: Simon Fraser University
Conference Organizers: Stephen Dooley and Michelle Nielson
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