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Learning together: Sharing emergent and unconventional approaches to community-university collaboration

Community Engaged Scholarship Institute, University of Guelph

Monday, 29 October 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

Learning together: Sharing emergent and unconventional...

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We are pleased to invite you to Learning together: Sharing emergent and unconventional approaches to community-university collaboration. Join us as we showcase innovative and unconventional approaches to community engagement. Through this event, we will begin to learn more about the multiple ways that people in various roles and locations pursue community-university collaborations. Presenters and participants will explore how radical, emergent, and unconventional work can generate significant impact.

The day will feature panels, presentations, workshops, and roundtable discussions covering a range of topics, including:

  • The impacts of community-university partnerships on Black students’ perceptions of history and identity
  • The power of story and its potential to create change
  • Using community perspectives to inform the planning and evaluation of community engaged learning initiatives
  • Successes and challenges of cross-sector, community-focused collaboration
  • Community experiences and insights from long-term partnerships
  • Justice-oriented approaches to community engagement
  • Using space as a basis for engagement
  • Non-academic modes of community-university collaboration
  • Generating and evaluating impact through institutional structures
  • Collecting and communicating the evidence of impact
  • Sharing resources and knowledge in community-university partnerships

Registration and coffee will be availabile beginning at 9am; the event will begin at 9:30am.

Travel Funding

We will do our best to support the travel costs of attendees who are not able to secure other funding. Please send your detailed request for funding to Kendra Schnarr at by Monday, October 8th for consideration.



We are endeavoring to make this event as accessible as possible. The Art Gallery of Guelph is an accessible building. All panels and presentations will be amplified using microphones and amps, as well as live captioned and transcribed. Live captioning will not be available at each discussion table, however, notes will be taken. The space will be laid out in a way that allows for people with diverse needs to navigate with ease. Furthermore, it will be a scent-free and allergy friendly environment. Gender neutral washrooms will be available.











Elizabeth Jackson (University of Guelph)

Belinda Leach (University of Guelph)


Black lives rooted: Navigating the geographies of identity

Amilah Baksh (University of Guelph)

Kerry-Ann Cornwall (Guelph Black Heritage Society)

Cam Litchmore (University of Guelph)

Aleksei Vanhee (University of Guelph)





The work of stories in the world

Ingrid Mundel (University of Guelph)

Carla Rice (University of Guelph)


(E)valuating community-engaged learning (CEL) courses from the perspective of community partners


Susanne Burkhardt (Applegrove Community Centre)

Julie Kang (University of Toronto)

Isabelle Kim (University of Toronto)

David E. Roberts (University of Toronto)

Gabriele Simmons (University of Toronto)


Introductions to tables

Hub Sandbox

Tom Armitage (The SEED)

Erin Doherty (University of Guelph)

Sam Laban (University of Guelph)



Caroline Duvieusart-Déry (University of Guelph)

Julia Grady(10C)

Joy Sammy (10C)


Campus Friends

Tiffany Borges (Community Living Guelph Wellington)



Elise Desjardins (McMaster University)

Dave Heidebrecht (McMaster University)

Sheila Sammon (McMaster University)

Sashaina Singh (McMaster University)


Research Impact

Michael Johnny (York University)

David Phipps (York University)


Discussion tables and lunch

Hub Sandbox (see above)

10C (see above)

Campus Friends (see above)

McMaster (see above)

Research Impact (see above)


Navigating institutional challenges for mutual benefit



Moderator: Janet Doner (University of Guelph)

Alysha Ferguson (U of T Mississauga)

Brian Millado (U of T Scarborough)

Abena Offeh-Gyimah (Community Resident and Co-Chair of the Jane Finch Community Research Partnership)

Talisha Ramsaroop (TD-York Community Engagement Centre)


Committed to working together to improve wellbeing: An example of a long-term community-university partnership

Sarah Haanstra (Toward Common Ground)

Sheila Markle (Toward Common Ground, Family & Children’s Services of Guelph and Wellington))

Lindsey Thomson (University of Guelph)





Creative, critical, cross-cultural: Principled approaches to community-university collaboration


Moderator: Justine Richardson (University of Guelph)

Stacey Alderwick (University of Guelph)

Cam Litchmore (University of Guelph)

Deborah Stienstra (University of Guelph)

Tara Sutton (University of Guelph)

Melissa Tanti (University of Guelph)



Elizabeth Jackson (University of Guelph)

Have questions about Learning together: Sharing emergent and unconventional approaches to community-university collaboration? Contact Community Engaged Scholarship Institute, University of Guelph

When & Where

Art Gallery of Guelph
358 Gordon Street
Guelph, ON N1G 1Y1

Monday, 29 October 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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Community Engaged Scholarship Institute, University of Guelph

The Community Engaged Scholarship Institute (CESI) fosters collaborative and mutually beneficial community-university partnerships.


For any inquiries, please contact us at 519-824-4120 x.53829 or


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