The Engagement Subcommittee is responsible for organizing the Engagement Fair, the Living Library, and other engagement activities occurring on May 28, 2015.
Cathy Edwards (Chair)
Cathy Malcolm Edwards has developed, implemented, and encouraged successful relationship management practices since 1990. With 20 years of experience in research environments, Cathy has an enthusiastic appreciation for the power that research has to improve lives and the world we live in. Her client-centric approach fosters open dialogue, promotes collaborative engagements and helps manage expectations. Cathy’s background in the private sector, community organizations, and academic settings has provided her with highly developed skill sets in the following areas: stakeholder consultations, strategic and operational planning, proposal development, and budget management. As Knowledge Mobilization Leader at Carleton University, Cathy provides strategic direction as well as guidance to and opportunities for the community to participate in collaborative research. She is Carleton’s representative for both the knowledge broker and director roles in ResearchImpact – RéseauImpactRecherche. She is also a Healthy Workplace Champion. Cathy continues to receive recognition for her leadership and commitment to service excellence.
Geri Briggs, B.Ed., Masters in Continuing Education joined the Canadian Alliance for Community Service-Learning (CACSL) as Director in 2010, and Co-Manager and Knowledge Mobilization Hub Co-lead of Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE), since 2012. During her tenure CACSL partnered with Carleton to develop the SSHRC funded research project, CFICE, dedicated to making the changes needed to ensure the maximum community benefit from community campus partnerships, and developed a ongoing partnership with Volunteer Canada for shared networking activities such as the Healthy, Resilient Communities conference in 2014, a preconference workshop for C2U Expo 2015 in Ottawa, and a 2016 national conference hosted by Mount Royal University in Calgary. She sees CSL as one aspect of an engaged campus. While providing a voice for CSL in Canada she also contributes to a number of networks related to the learning and research functions of an engaged campus. Prior to joining CACSL she had an eclectic career including local, regional and national public service in career development. In addition she engaged in international consulting, was a developmental therapist, taught at college and university, and participated as a board member in a number of community organizations.
To her role as Executive Director to 1125@Carleton, Mary Herbert-Copley brings a wealth of experience in policy and program development and implementation in both the public as well as not for profit sector. Committed to building more sustainable communities in Canada, Mary has been engaged in both teaching and applying a strategic deliberative design approach to problem solving in our public and social spaces for the last several years. Serving as Vice President, Special Initiatives and Engagement to the Canadian Council on Social Development, Mary is able to connect 1125@Carleton to many projects focused on the social and economic challenges faced by communities, including the many seemingly intractable “wicked” issues. During her time with the federal government, Mary held a series of progressively more senior positions over the last 25 years, including positions within Infrastructure and Communities, Economic Analysis and Research, and Industry Canada.
Dr. Craig Bennell is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Carleton University with a cross-appointment to the School of Linguistics and Language Studies. He is a previous President of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, edits the Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, and currently serves on the editorial boards of five leading criminal justice journals. He publishes widely on topics related to police training, use of force decision-making, and criminal investigations. He is the Director of the CFI-funded Police Research Laboratory and has been carrying out research with police agencies across Canada and the UK for more than 15 years. Currently, he is conducting a series of SSHRC-funded studies on use of force decision making with the RCMP and he is part of a SSHRC Partnership Development Grant that is examining the topic of police sustainability with six Canadian police agencies. Through 1125@Carleton, Craig is looking to identify ways to connect researchers from across the Carleton campus with research and partnership opportunities.
Tim Hutchinson comes to 1125@Carleton from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) where most recently he has been a key contributor to the Agency’s transformation and innovation agenda working closely with the Chief Public Health Officer, the Associate Deputy Minister and the Senior Management team. Tim brings a wealth of program and policy experience that encompasses the health, social service and government sectors. His career has included clinical program development, implementation and evaluation activities as well as senior administrative positions within the health care delivery systems spanning ambulatory care, long-term-care, oncology, rehabilitation and acute/tertiary care settings. In addition to his many professional achievements, Tim has been affiliated with a number of community based organizations and currently is a community Board Member, Ottawa Public Health, Ottawa Gay Men’s Health Initiative and an Advisory Board Member of Canadian Cardiovascular Harmonization of National Guidelines Endeavour (C-CHANGE).
Isla Jordan has been a Systems Librarian at the Carleton library for over 10 years. Previous positions included working for Reference Services at Carleton and Research Information Services at the International Development and Research Centre (IDRC) in Ottawa. She has been a long-time member of Carleton’s Community Engaged Pedagogy Committee and helped coordinate their October 2014 community engagement event in the River Building. As a board member for the Old Ottawa South community association Isla is active in several committees, including the Board Executive. One of her voluntary projects with a fellow resident of Old Ottawa South was the creation and management of an independent directory of businesses and community resources for the community. Isla feels that being involved in planning the C2UExpo Engagement Fair will provide an opportunity to participate in a showcase of community engagement projects and to see community engagement in action on an international scale..
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