Community Innovation Forum: Knowledge and Talent in Action- Peterborough

Save the Date – April 3, 2014

Community Innovation Forum: Knowledge and Talent in Action


Co-hosted by Fleming College, Trent Centre for Community-Based Education, Trent University, and Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster

Date: Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Time: 12:30pm to 6:30pm

Venue: Peterborough Golf and Country Club


Come and see all the student-involved community-based research we’ve been facilitating in Peterborough City and County this past year! Research topics proposed by community organizations include: Local food systems and food security, playground safety, women in politics, oral histories of local immigrants, land use planning, local tourism, biodiversity restoration…and the list goes on…;


More details to follow…;


Emerging Health Leaders sponsors Goal Setting Workshop

EHL Ottawa is delighted to invite you to the first workshop of 2014 with renowned Master speaker Alfonso Cuadra.

              Tuesday February 4th 2014, 5.30-7 pm, 

University of Ottawa campus, 45 University street. Thompson Residence, THN 133

 Topic:  How to achieve transformational change in your life/career.

   Effective master goal setting, achieving goals

 This is not a typical goal setting workshop. Master Goal Setting designed with a specific focus on a proactive approach to achieving goals that are congruent with our inner motivations. You’ll learn ways to create the results you want in your personal and professional lives.

  • Learn how to overcome any obstacle in your life
  • Design the life you want to live and start living it now
  • Discover that you have the power to change your results
  • Finding purpose that will make you unstoppable in any career
  • Discover your beliefs and influences, reframe your negative thoughts, and turn your feelings into actions!
  • Learn to get out of your own way in this fun and enlightening  program and achieve the results you want and deserve in your life.
  • Live the life of your  dreams in 3 easy steps
  • Clarify, prioritize & design actions based on your highest      aspirations

 “A vision without action is merely a dream.
An action without vision just passes time.
But, a vision with action can change the world.”
 – Joel Arthur Barker

 Alfonso Cuadra is a Professional Speaker, Entrepreneur, Author, Real Estate Investor and TV host to the “Success by Design Show” Alfonso is a dynamic leader that is passionate about sharing his story and inspiring others to create the life they want and to never give up on their dreams. He truly is in the business of changing lives and has a special gift in his ability to connect with people and move them forward.

$7 for students; $12 for professionals


Carleton Hosted Panel on Need for National Food Policy

Diana Bronson of Food Secure Canada shared Food Secure Canada’s recommendations for food security in Canada and Peter Andree moderated the panel discussion.  The session brought together a broad range of interested participants including community activists, politicians, diplomats, academics and  students.  Four perspectives on the need for a national food policy were shared and discussed.

Read more about the event

Vibrant Communities Article in the Pascal Observatory E-Publication

Pascal Observatory’s recent conference in Hong Kong Vibrant Communities were able to get an article in about their work in Canada.  There are a number of other articles whichi really speak to the role of the campus as a learning environment.

Thank you to Liz Weaver for sharing.


NERCHE Community Engagement Virtual Think Tank Series- Targeted to Faculty and Staff


Spring 2014 Community Engagement Virtual Think Tank Series


NERCHE’s Virtual Think Tanks are webinars designed for higher education practitioners engaged in collaborative change processes which address social justice in a diverse democracy. Participants have utilized Virtual Think Tanks for faculty and staff training, initiative development, and deepening reflection and discussion on their respective campuses.   Virtual Think Tanks are valuable whether participants are developing long-term strategic change efforts or thinking about immediate programming and teaching issues.


Policy, politics, and public will: making progress to protect child health.

The Institute of Health: Science, Technology and Policy cordially invites you to a public lecture:


“Policy, politics and public will: making progress to protect child health”

by Alex Munter, President and CEO of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario


Date: Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Time: 3:45 – 4:45 pm

Location: River Building 2224/2228, Carleton University


PLEASE register by February  10th at

For more information contact: or ext.7099


In March 2013, an expert panel appointed by the Ontario government presented the Minister of Health with a comprehensive three-pronged strategy to address the issue of childhood obesity. The Healthy Kids Panel recommended a strategy to start all kids on the path to health, change the food environment and create healthy communities. For each of these elements, it proposed realistic, achievable measures along with an action plan to turn ideas into reality. Alex Munter was Co-Chair of the panel. In this lecture he will address how members of the multi-sectoral committee took on their mandate, put evidence ahead of preconception and were willing to move away from the prevailing wisdom of their sector in order to put together an effective strategy. He will also explore the complexity of the issue from both a political and a policy perspective and present his insights on how we make progress to protect child and youth health.

Attached you will find the poster for this event and a map identifying the location of the lecture.


Please share this invitation with colleagues and encourage them to attend!




Claire MacArthur

Graduate Administrator

Department of Health Sciences

Carleton University

3215 Herzberg Building

(613) 520-2600 ext. 7099