EVENT: Knowledge & Talent In Action Showcase

Knowledge & Talent In Action Showcase

Student Innovation: Building Business and Communities


The Community Innovation Forum (CIF) is hosting the 2014 Knowledge and Talent in Action Student Innovation: Building Business and Communities. This year’s theme iscreating a sustainable community that builds high impact business and employment opportunities in Peterborough, especially for youth and students.


When: Thursday April 3rd, 2014 – 12:30pm – 6:30 pm
Where:  Peterborough Golf & Country Club
Open to the Public – Free Admission

For more information, please visit: http://www.communityinnovation.ca/



UVic’s Institute for Studies and Innovation in Community University Engagement are hosting an Engaged Practice workshop.

University of Victoria’s Institute for Studies and Innovation in Community University Engagement are hosting an Engaged Practice workshop on on May 20th at the University of Victoria in advance of the CUVic 2014 conference, May 21-22 .

Invitees include Canadian CBRC Steering Committee and University members,  lead contacts for the Campus Community Collaboration Initiative which includes the Canadian Association for Community Service Learning, Research Impact, Campus Community Partnerships for Health, the United Way of Canada, Imagine Canada, and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council. Also invited are representatives from the Association of Universities and Colleges in Canada-Task Force on CUE, the International Development Research Centre Canada, the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the McConnell Foundation, the National Coordinating Ctte for Public Engagement (UK), the Living Knowledge Network (Europe), Campus Engage (Ireland) and the UNESCO Chair for Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education and members from its global network.

Two afternoon sessions will focus on the Canadian and Global CUE Networks Strategy:

  • The Networks workshop will address the strategic value and the desired and practical impact of establishing national and international networks to advance community-university engagement and the engaged scholarship and research agenda. Particular emphasis will be on the role of networks to harness the complementary strengths of researchers, institutions and their partners as they collectively seek to advance knowledge and inform policy on priority societal issues.
  • The first part of the workshop session will highlight the roll-out of CBRC’s strategic plan within the context of the overall Canadian CUE movement. CBRC will also present an emerging proposal to establish a national network of hubs of excellence that build on the established strengths of universities and their partners, encompassing regional thematic areas that go from coast to coast to coast – from rural economic development in Newfoundland to aboriginal issues in BC to climate change adaptation in Canada’s North.
  • The second part of the workshop session will build on Canada-UK/EU and Global Links, including the partnership between CBRC and the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) in the UK and the UNESCO Chair for Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education. We will explore and develop new ways in which shared objectives at the national level can advance international efforts to strengthen engaged practice, research and scholarship approaches and methods and to evaluate the impacts of research projects and programs. 

Confirmed attendants include: Rajesh Tandon and Budd Hall, the UNESCO co-chairs in Community-Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education, Paul Manners/Sophie Duncan, UK National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement, Emma McKenna from the Living Knowledge Network (Europe), Ann Lyons from Campus Engage (Ireland), and Joanna Ochocka and Sylvie de Grosbois, (CBRC Vice-Chairs). The session affords us a great opportunity to advance our understanding of how best to achieve the shared goals of our national and international networks.

For more information, please visit: www.uvic.ca/cuvic2014.

I believe introductions are in order…

Profile Picture 2Good afternoon everyone,

Maybe you’ve noticed that a few new posts have started to pop up on the website. In hindsight this particular post probably should have come before those ones, but in my enthusiasm it never crossed my mind to start with an introduction.

My name is Alex Maisonneuve and I’ve recently been employed as a research assistant with the Knowledge Mobilization Hub of CFICE. Along with supporting the leads of the organization, I contribute to the material that shows up in CFICE Connections.  Another of my responsibilities is contributing to  the Canadian Alliance for Community Service-Learning network for knowledge mobilization.  I’m currently enrolled in the Masters of Science in Health: Science, Technology, & Policy program at Carleton University. I have a B.Sc. in Psychology with a minor in Biology.   I’m happy to be here and look forward to contributing to this wonderful organization.



Faculty and Staff Professional Development Program Webinar

As part of the Faculty and Staff Professional Development (FSPD) Program, the Talloires Network and Innovations in Civic Participation will be hosting a webinar, entitled Setting Goals and Capturing Impacts and Outcomes of Community Engagement, on Wednesday, April 9 from 12:00PM to 1:15 PM UTC/GMT. There is no charge for the webinar.

For more information, please see: FSPD Webinar Flyer.

Deep Green preliminary research report is now available.

The following report outlines options and approaches for the sustainable development of the Oblate lands in Old Ottawa East. The development of the Oblate lands, which will be able to accommodate 3,000 new residents, presents a rare opportunity to implement “deep” sustainability performance and quality of life in the heart of Ottawa.

The report can be accessed here.



My name is Anthony Maki and I am a research assistant for the CFICE Knowledge Mobilization Hub. I’m currently enrolled in the Masters of Science in Health: Science, Technology, & Policy program at Carleton University. I have an undergraduate degree in Psychology (B.A, honours) with a minor in Neuroscience and Mental Health. As a research assistant, my job is to support the KM Hub Co-leads with respect to research, administrative duties, and the management of social media for CFICE. Furthermore, I will help strengthen the communication between all research hubs in CFICE.