History of CUExpo
Community-campus partnerships are an important vehicle through which practical and pressing issues facing society can be researched and addressed. They provide the opportunity for faculty and students to work directly with knowledgeable community groups to bring about positive change through research and learning. This approach involves creative methods of engagement to meet community needs and to produce results that are important and useful to community, academics, and policy makers.
When the idea of community-campus partnerships was in its first stages of growth, researchers and community groups alike had very few resources available to them to which they could turn for guidance. The CUExpo movement began in Canada to address this dearth, and provided individuals involved in community-campus partnerships with a forum through which they could share experiences, strategies, and ideas.
The first CUExpo was held in Saskatoon in 2003, and the conference has since been held every 2 years in different provinces, including Newfoundland, Ontario, British Columbia, and Manitoba.
C2UExpo is a collaborative affair, and is organized jointly by communities, universities and colleges, government, and non-profit organizations.
The next CUExpo:
Previous CUExpos in Canada include: