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Engagement for Transformational Change: Research Showcase
Wed, 2 November 2016, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM MDT
The Faculty of Extension warmly invites you to join us for an evening in celebration of engagement, collaboration, and innovation.
Poster showcase from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Reception at 5:00 pm. Speakers and panel at 6:00 pm. Panel will discuss the question: “How does engaged research contribute to equitable and resilient communities?”
Research at the University of Alberta is deeply embedded in the communities we serve. Our students and scholars seek and nurture mutually beneficial and reciprocal partnerships with partners across Alberta, Canada, and the world. We honour diverse forms of knowledge and learn from experts of all kinds, so that together, we can tackle the big social challenges of our day.
The Engagement for Transformational Change: Research Showcase will bring together scholars, students, community members, and community leaders to celebrate some of the outstanding engaged research we are already doing at the University of Alberta, and explore the role of engaged research in creating positive transformations in our communities.
- Gordon Gow, Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in Communication and Technology (MACT), Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta McCalla Professor (2016-2017)
- Patricia Makokis, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Extension, and Board Member for Circle for Aboriginal Relations (CFAR)
- Nikki Way, former University of Alberta student, and community leader in sustainable food initiatives
- Michael Walters, City of Edmonton Councillor for Ward 10 and Council lead on Public Engagement Initiatives
In coordination with our evening event, the Faculty of Extension will also be hosting a lunchtime Faculty Book Launch on November 2. The theme will be Strengthening Communities: Governance, Adaptation and Sustainability. Visit the Eventbrite page to learn more!
For more information about research at the Faculty of Extension, visit www.ualberta.ca/extension/research.
Have questions about the Research Showcase? Contact our event coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.