[WEBINAR] Faculty Voices: Stories and lessons for improving your CCE partnerships

If you’ve worked in a community-campus engagement (CCE) partnership, then you know this collaborative approach to tackling community issues can have a real impact for all involved. But building the relationships, the trust, and the project momentum can take a lot of time and energy—something that is often in short supply when you’re a faculty member who needs to teach, publish, participate on committees, attend conferences, and build your CV towards eventual tenure and promotion.

So what can you do to ensure that your CCE partnerships are as successful and efficient as possible?

On Wednesday, October 25, from 2pm – 3pm EST, join us for Faculty Voices: Stories and lessons for improving your CCE partnerships.

In this webinar, our presenters will tell stories of their CCE partnership work. Based on personal experiences, as well as our project’s research studying over 40 different partnerships in the areas of poverty reduction, food security, environmental sustainability, and violence against women, the presenters will share lessons learned, and working practices for improving your future CCE partnerships.

The panel presentation will be broadcast via live video through our webinar platform, Adobe Connect. It will feature three faculty presenters and a community discussant.

Level: Intermediate to advanced – Attendees would benefit from having a basic understanding of what CCE is, and have prior experience working in CCE partnerships

Topics to be covered include:

  • The importance of developing equitable principles and practices in your CCE work
  • The impact of supporting students in developing long-term CCE relationships and projects
  • The role that faculty can play in strengthening the institutionalization of community-driven CCE at post-secondary institutions.
  • Discussion from a community perspective
  • Audience Q&A

Length: 1 hour

Attendance is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot today!

Presenters:

Nadine Changfoot, Associate Professor in Political Studies at Trent University and graduate faculty in Sustainability Studies, Canadian and Indigenous Studies, and Theory, Culture, and Politics. She engages in collaborative, participatory research with arts, environmental, disability, and healthcare communities. Her research includes: 1) methods and ethics of arts-based research creation for multimedia storytelling to tackle negative representations of disability and improve accessibility and inclusion; and 2) complex cross-sectoral partnerships that include the state, non-profit sector, and aggrieved communities for neighbourhood influence and environmental stewardship. She was Academic Co-lead of the CFICE Community Environmental Sustainability (Peterborough-Haliburton) hub in Phase I of the project, collaborating with Abbey Gardens, Haliburton Highlands Land Trust, and GreenUP, and continues to participate as part of the Evaluation and Analysis working group.

Charles Levkoe, Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Food Systems at Lakehead University, has been involved in community food security and food sovereignty efforts for over 15 years and has worked as a community-based researcher, operated an organic farm and led programming with non-profit organizations across Canada and in the Middle East. His research uses a food systems lens to better understand the importance of, and connections between social justice, ecological regeneration, regional economies and active democratic engagement. Working directly with a range of scholars and community-based practitioners across North America and Europe, he studies the evolution of the broader collective of social movement networks which views the right to food as a central component of more sustainable futures. Charles Levkoe integrates his research and teaching through community engaged learning pedagogies and supporting students, community partners and scholars to be actively involved in knowledge cogeneration. In Phase I of CFICE, he worked as the Academic Co-lead of the Community Food Security hub and has continued his work as the Academic Co-lead of CFICE’s Community-Campus Engagement Brokering (food sovereignty) working group.

Colleen Christopherson-Cote is the coordinator for the Saskatoon Poverty Reduction Partnership, Saskatoon Early Years Partnership and the community co-lead for the Evaluation and Analysis working group of CFICE. She lives and works within Saskatoon, Treaty 6 territory and the homeland of the Métis. The interconnect between all three partnerships provides her with the opportunity to catalyze, convene and coordinate community-based work to drive change and build capacity around improving the lives of vulnerable people in Saskatoon. Fostering new and existing community-campus relationships is a core priority of her work, understanding that engaging community throughout research processes is integral to successfully reducing poverty. Colleen is committed to the implementation of UNDRIP and the TRC Calls to Action in both her professional and personal life, recognizing that reconciliation is essential for an equitable, just society.

Peter Andrée joined the political science department in January, 2007, after a meandering educational journey from the natural sciences, through philosophy and community development, to environmental studies, geography, and now political science. Prior to arriving at Carleton, he was based in the School of Geography and Environmental Sciences at Monash University in Melbourne, undertaking post-doctoral research on rural and food system sustainability in Australia. He completed his PhD in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University in Toronto in 2004. He is currently Associate Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Political Science at Carleton University. He is also cross-appointed in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies and in the Institute of Political Economy. Prof Andrée’s research focuses on the politics of food and the environment. He practices, and teaches, community-based participatory research methods, and is also the Principal Investigator of CFICE.

Date: 
Wed, 2017/10/25 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm