Volunteer Opportunities with CACSL

Want to Strengthen the CSL Learning Community?

Volunteer Opportunities with CACSL

We invite community organizations, academics, and students to join the CACSL Steering Committee.  Expectations include: participation in monthly meetings and in at least one working group such as those outlined below:

Opportunities to connect:

  • Biannual conference- Victoria Calvert, Chair
  • Biannual Workshop (with C2U Expo, May 2015)-Chair needed
  • Webinar Series – Current committee
  • Blog
  • Dialogue Forum

Membership Development

Registering as a not for profit organization

C2U Expo – Volunteers needed for working committees and CACSL workshop (program, communications, engagement, sponsorship/fundraising) and event implementation.

For more information contact: geri@communityservicelearning.ca

Register for Talloires Network Leaders Conference!

While many people take the summer to slow down, the Talloires Network Secretariat is gearing up for the 2014 Talloires Network Leaders Conference: Live Engagement, Transform Lives which is less than 6 months away!

We are excited to see many of our members and partners registering for the conference and would encourage those of you who have not yet registered to do so, as TNLC 2014 promises to be an engaging and dynamic convening. Early registration will be available through August 31, 2014. Regular registration will begin on September 1 and end on October 31, 2014.

Because the conference will be taking place in the popular South African summer, we urge you to reserve hotel accommodations early to guarantee a room at one of the conference hotels. The conference will be held at the Spier Hotel and Conference Center. Daily transportation will be provided to/from Spier and the other hotels listed on the conference website.

Do not hesitate to contact the Secretariat with any questions that you may have. We look forward to seeing you in South Africa!

Thriving Businesses in Healthy Resilient Communities

The Business and Community Engagement Forum will host three keynote speakers and a variety of breakout sessions. The Forum provides attendees with an opportunity to showcase and explore practices, models and tools that strengthen community engagement and employer-supported volunteering in Canada.

Date is is September 9-10, 2014 at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario.  Please see here for the English pamphlet and here for the French pamphlet.

Academic Affairs: The Journal of Higher Education June 2014 Issue: Rethinking Town and Gown in Canada

Dear CBRC colleagues

The June 2014 issue of Academic Matters: The Journal of Higher Education, published by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations, is devoted to the topic of Rethinking Town and Gown.

See below for an excerpt of the table of contents – including an article by CBRC chair Katherine Graham – and access the full issue at http://www.academicmatters.ca/print-issues/rethinking-town-and-gown/

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Reclaiming the civic university
By George Fallis
Universities have never been more central in public affairs. But what role should they play in our democracy?

The value of being porous: What universities and cities can do for each other
By Kelley Castle
When we bring the community into the university, it enriches everyone’s experience.

Toward the ambidextrous gown
By Mark N. Wexler
Today’s academics must continue to universalize knowledge while customizing it for local needs.

Beyond all in the family: Community-based research in Canada
By Katherine A. H. Graham
Community-based research has been building momentum in Canada. Can this forward progress be sustained?

Town and Gown go to the movies
By Mark Langer
What can film tell us about the town and gown relationship?

Putting research to work for the community
By Kathleen Bloom
Examining a model of knowledge mobilization between community organizations and the university

Regards,
Community Engaged Scholarship, University of Guelph.

CSL Pre-­Conference Workshop for the Engagement Scholarship Consortium

The CSL program at the University of Alberta is hosting a “Community Service-­‐Learning and Change” Pre-­‐Conference Workshop on October 6th, 2014, at the Chateau Lacombe in conjunction with the Engaged Scholarship Consortium Conference to be held at the University of Alberta in Edmonton on October 7-­‐8, 2014. Please click here for the full program and register link.