Join us at 2015 Health Promoting Universities conference

Researchers, practitioners, administrators, students and policy-makers from all fields are invited to this conference on developing healthy, sustainable campuses. The conference will take place at UBC Okanagan in Kelowna, BC, from June 22-26, 2015. To learn more:

The 2015 International Conference on Health Promoting Universities & Colleges will mobilize the power and highlight the responsibilities of institutions of higher education, supporting knowledge exchange among people interested in the intersections of: human and environmental health and wellbeing, ecosystem sustainability, economic development, and learning and productivity on campuses and beyond. The format includes plenaries, panels, concurrent sessions, talking circles, networking, and consensus building.

A renewal process for the 2005 Edmonton Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Institutions of Higher Education will enable an update on regional and global network activity, relationship building, and the design of a new Charter through dialogue.

Early bird, one-day, and student rates are available.

Thank you to our sponsors: Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Region of the Americas, International Union of Health Promotion and Education, Ibero-American Network of Health Promoting Universities, Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Co-hosted by Canadian Mental Health Association BC. Practice Leader: Simon Fraser University.

For more details, please visit the website: or email:


Call for abstracts: CURA2 Poverty and Social Inclusion 2015 conference

There will be a $100 award for the best student presentation, a $100 award for the best lived experience presentation, and a $100 award for the best community solutions presentation at this conference.

When: October 28 & 29, 2015 from 9 am to 4 pm

Where: Best Western Lamplighter Hotel (591 Wellington Road, London, Ontario)

Type of Presentation: Oral Presentation/Story Telling (30 minute), Sharing Circle, Conversational Café, Round Table Discussion, Panel, Poster Board, or any other presentation methods of your choice.

Abstract Guidelines:
• 250 word summary of presentation
• Title of Abstract/Presentation
• Presenter(s)
• Contact Information: Telephone and Email
• Type of Presentation
• Equipment needs

Research Coordinator: Amanda Wright
Fax: 519-667-6870
Address: Suite 102, 750 Baseline Road East. London, Ontario N6C 2R5
Phone: 519-685-8500 ext. 75896

Please submit to Amanda Wright by Sunday, May 17, 2015 and feel free to contact Amanda with any questions!

Please see the following link for the submission form: Community Poster-Call for Presentation

CACSL Conference 2016: Impact for Sustainability

Mount Royal University (MRU) is pleased to host the 2016 national conference for Community Service Learning (CSL) and Community Engagement (CE). Victoria Calvert, the CSL coordinator for MRU is the Conference Chair, and Cynthia Gallop is the Academic Chair. This conference is held every two years and provides a national connection that reaches the constituents involved in CSL and CE. The discussions and exchange of ideas and research pertaining to curriculum, impact, and processes would be of interest to members of community organizations, faculty, post-secondary institutional organizers, and policy-makers.

Please follow the link for more information about abstract submission and share widely.

Call for Submissions: Community Service Learning and Community Engagement Impact for Sustainability 

Journal of Higher Education, Outreach, & Engagement

The Journal of Higher Education, Outreach, & Engagement is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal whose aim is to advance theory and practice related to all forms of outreach and engagement between communities institutions of higher education.

Individuals who wish to disseminate their research in public service, outreach, engagement, extension, engaged research, community-based research, community-based participatory research, action research, public scholarship, service-learning, and community service may wish to publish their findings in JHEOE.

Visit: for more information

Call for Abstracts for the C2U Expo Conference!

C2UExpo (Community, College, University-Exposition), a bi-annual 3-day conference, showcases the best practices in community-campus partnerships worldwide and attracts presentations from community-campus partnerships forged around social, cultural, health, environment, and economic issues that exist at all levels of society. The conference attracts upwards of 400 attendees from all parts of the world, providing conference presenters with an opportunity to significantly expand their professional networks while at the same time allowing them to encounter new and innovative work being done through various types of collaborations.


  1. Read through the submission information on our website (
  2. Draft your submission keeping this information in mind.
  3. Enter your submission via the online form:
    1. Note: Saving and returning to the form will not be available, so you will need to have all your submission information already prepared.
  4. You will receive a confirmation email once you have submitted your abstract. Be sure to keep this email for your records.
  5. Applicants will be notified of acceptance status via email by the beginning of February 2015.

For more information on C2UExpo 2015, please visit our website:



Call for Papers: University Engineering Programs That Impact Communities: Critical Analyses and Reflections

The editors of the International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (IJSLE) are pleased to announce a Call for Papers for a Special Edition of the Journal entitled:

University Engineering Programs That Impact Communities:  Critical Analyses and Reflections

Purpose and Scope

The editors seek to promote the scholarship of engagement through the special issue.  The goal is to provide readers a ‘snapshot’ of the structure, practices, and methods employed by the various existing programs around the country, including:

a)   A description of the model employed by each university (curricular and/or extracurricular)

b)   Lessons learned:  hurdles, pitfalls

c)   Best practices

d)   Description of programmatic assessment efforts and the status of such.

Assessment data, research findings, critical analyses or reflections on current programs and/or future directions are encouraged as part of papers.  A more detailed list of suggestions for possible manuscript outlines and content can be found by logging on to

The target audiences for the issue are faculty, administrators, and others at universities who:

a)   are interested in developing a program in service learning in engineering, learning through service, humanitarian engineering, community-based engineering, tech-based entrepreneurship, etc., or  those that

b)   seek to adapt/improve their current model of community engagement in engineering.

Manuscript submittal deadline is September 15th, 2014 – with publication planned for December, 2014.