JUNE 12-15, 2013

Wednesday, June 12 Pre-Conference

Worshops must be pre-registered and paid for in advance through CU Expo online registration.

Advancing Community-Engaged Scholarship: Knowledge, Tools, Resources & Relationships
Time: 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Pepsi Centre, Meeting Room 2
Cost: $20.00
Lunch will be provided

This workshop will connect scholars, professional staff, and academic administrators with knowledge, tools, resources and relationships that can help them to advance community-engaged scholarship in their work and in their institutions by both leveraging existing systems and working toward transformational change. The participation of institutional teams as well as individuals attending on their own is encouraged. Co-sponsored by CCPH, the Canadian Community-Engaged Scholarship Partnership and CES4Health. Download full workshop description

Evaluating Service Learning: Measuring Learning & Impact
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Pepsi Centre, Meeting Room 1
Cost: $50.00 (CACSL Members), $75.00 (Non-members) Join CACSL
Lunch will be provided
Contact: Nancy O'Regan

Learning goal: Workshop participants will share and be exposed to multiple methodologies and approaches used to measure the impact of service learning on community organizations, students and institutions. The workshop will include an opening presentation on how Developmental Evaluation can be used in CSL, two hosted round table discussions, and a Canadian Alliance for Community Service-Learning (CACSL) update. Sponsored by CACSL.


Global Alliance on Community-Engaged Research (GACER) Meeting
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Pepsi Centre, Meeting Room 3
Organizations involved in community-based research from around the world are invited to participate in an open and democratic Alliance that adds value to existing networking and collaborative endeavours.

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) Educational Networking Meeting
Time: 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: Pepsi Centre, Meeting Room 2
This facilitated gathering will provide an opportunity for CU Expo delegates to get to know CCPH board members and staff, the organization's strategic priorities and future directions, and ways to get involved. The meeting will highlight CCPH member benefits and activities in Canada, including the Community-Engaged Scholarship Partnership. Download full session description

Community Based Research Canada (CBRC) General Meeting
Time: 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: Pepsi Centre, Meeting Room 3
Contact: CBRC Secretary
Founded at CU Expo 2008, Community Based Research Canada (CBRC) is a network that builds capacity for academia and the wider community to use research as a tool to mobilize community, participation and action. CBRC's vision is to be a national champion and facilitator for CBR and campus-community engagement in Canada. Many community and university based groups have joined in this effort. Come and learn more and share your ideas and contribute to our vision and work.


Two pre-conference field trips are being offered that provide CU Expo delegates an opportunity to learn about community-university partnerships outside the local area. Field trips must be pre-registered and paid for in advance through CU Expo online registration, and will only go ahead if a sufficient number of people are interested in attending. 

A Community Development Gem: Exploring Unique Initiatives and Partnerships in Norris Point
Wednesday, June 12, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Cost: $85.00 CAD
Includes: Transportation, water taxi, coffee/refreshment break, lunch, and afternoon nutrition break

Visit Norris Point, a picturesque coastal community, and tour the Bonne Bay Marine Station, a world-class research and teaching facility operated by Memorial University and the Gros Morne Co-operating Association. Learn about current research and partnerships from Director, Dr. Robert Scott. Then board the water taxi with an interpreter for a short tour around Bonne Bay to view and learn about the unique marine biology, geology, and settlements.

Next, visit the local community and heritage centre (originally the Bonne Bay Cottage Hospital) which supports a diverse mix of activities for community well-being and development, including the Voice of Bonne Bay, a local community radio station; a community garden and greenhouse space; and the headquarters for the Trails, Tales and Tunes festival. Enjoy a community lunch, using local produce, and an opportunity for informal networking and dialogue with trip hosts, community members, and fellow conference delegates.

The Story of St. George’s: Mi’Kmaq Culture, Past and Present
Wednesday, June 12, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cost: $62.00 CAD
Includes: Transportation, museum admission, and lunch

St. George’s is rich in Mi’kmaq history and was the first permanent settlement of the Mi’kmaq people of Newfoundland and also for the resettlement of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq. Explore the unique Mi’Kmaq culture, and meet with and learn from members of the St. George’s band council and Newfoundland Aboriginal Women’s Network (NAWN).

Tour the K’taqmkuk Mi’Kmaq Museum, led by local guide, and learn about joint initiatives from the Mi’Kmaq community and University. Next, visit the local Culture Centre where you will participate in a traditional opening and welcome ceremony and learn some Mi’Kmaq teachings. Take part in a traditional feast, featuring stew made from local products. The feast is also an opportunity for informal networking and dialogue with trip hosts, community members, and fellow conference delegates, and will conclude with a closing ceremony.