Fundraising Advisory Group
The Fundraising Advisory Group is tasked with providing advice on fundraising tactics and strategies for building up the funds for C2UExpo 2015.
Edward T. Jackson
Edward T. Jackson (Fundraising Advisory Group Chair; C2UExpo Conference Convenor) is a Senior Research Fellow at the Carleton Centre for Community Innovation. He previously served as founding Director and Chair of the Centre as well as Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Affairs) in the Faculty of Public Affairs. His teaching and research interests have included program management, program evaluation, community-university partnerships, local governance, regional economic development, social enterprise and social finance and impact investing. With the Centre, he has recently led research projects evaluating the microloan program of Alterna Savings and Credit Union and investigating the role of post-secondary institutions in Eastern Ontario in advancing inclusive and sustainable regional economic development. Professor Jackson also was founding Principal Investigator of, and is now Senior Advisor to, the Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement project, a seven-year, SSHRC-funded initiative examining how campus-community partnerships can be designed to be of optimum benefit to community-based non-profit organizations in the fields of poverty reduction, food security, the environment and violence against women. Since 2012, the project network has grown to over 300 engaged scholars and students and civil society practitioners working across seven Canadian provinces. Professor Jackson is also the President of Jackson and Associates and a thought-leader and practitioner in program evaluation, engaged philanthropy, social finance, social enterprise, gender equality, and higher education.
Cathy Malcolm Edwards (Coordinating Committee Chair) 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.
Katherine Graham is Senior Advisor to the Provost at Carleton University. She is also a Professor of Public Policy and Administration in Carleton’s internationally recognized School of Public Policy and Administration and a Fellow of the Carleton Centre for Community innovation (3Ci). In 2013, Professor Graham led development of Carleton University’s new Strategic Integrated Plan, Collaboration, Leadership, Resilience: Sustainable Communities-Global Prosperity. Her responsibilities also include fostering Carleton’s engagement with the community and playing a central role in the university’s Aboriginal initiatives. Katherine Graham has extensive experience as an academic administrator at Carleton. She has served as Director of the School of Public Policy and Administration, Associate Dean and, from 2003-2009, as Dean of the Faculty of Public Affairs. Throughout Professor Graham’s tenure as Dean, the Faculty of Public Affairs achieved prominence in Canada and abroad for its excellence in scholarship and community engagement. Upon completion of her term as Dean, the Katherine A. H. Graham Annual Lecture on Aboriginal Policy established by the Faculty of Public Affairs to honour her deep commitment to Aboriginal policy issues and the sustainability of Aboriginal communities. Professor Graham’s research interests concern urban and local governance, Aboriginal and northern development policy and institutional reform in government. She also works internationally, with extensive experience in Africa, Central and Eastern Europe and Asia. She currently serves as Chair of Community-based Research Canada.
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Sandra Crocker was appointed to the newly created position of Associate Vice-President (Strategic Partnerships and Operations) in May. As such, she reports to the Vice-President (Research & International) and is part of the senior management group responsible for planning, developing and implementing a comprehensive research support strategy for Carleton. Ms. Crocker has a most distinguished and accomplished career in research administration, most recently holding positions at McGill University as Assistant Vice-Principal (Strategic Planning and Partnerships) in the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations). Prior to this she had a long career at Queen’s University culminating as Associate Vice-Principal (Research) in the Office of the Vice-Principal Research, where she was responsible for promoting multi-faceted research initiatives involving cross-disciplinary teams of researchers and external industrial and community partners. She recently completed a two-year term as Past President of the Canadian Association of University Research Administrators (CAURA). Ms Crocker has served on the review panels for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada in addition to provincial and internal grant review panels. She is a member of the International Society for Research Administration, and has served on the editorial review board for the Journal of Research Administration. She has held positions on the Board of Directors of the BioCap Canada Foundation, Insect Biotec Canada Inc., the Kingston Technology Council and the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Communications and Information Technology. She served as the President of the Kingston Technology Exchange Centre, a not-for-profit research incubator, and as Chair of the Eastern Lake Ontario Regional Innovation Network. Most recently she has joined the Board of Directors of The Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration Information (CASRAI).
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.
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Chris Yordy is a PhD student in the School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA) at Carleton University. Previous to his studies at Carleton, he worked as an economist and development practitioner in several countries of the Middle East and North Africa. He has been involved in research work in Egypt over the past 5 years including studies of the sugarcane sector in Aswan and fisheries on the North Coast near Alexandria. His recent work has involved food and nutrition policy analysis with the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO); value chain for development work in Pakistan with Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA); and economic studies funded by Farm Radio International (FRI) on models for the improvement of extension activities in various parts of Sub-Saharan Africa. His research interests lie in the area of food security, broadly defined, and involve facilitation with community and farm networks both in Canada and overseas. His current engagement as a PhD Researcher with the Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement CFICE project is anticipated to bridge across the local and global dimensions of food security and community based research.
Alex Maisonneuve has recently been employed as a Research Assistant with the Knowledge Mobilization Hub of CFICE. Along with supporting the leads of the organization, he contributes to the material that shows up in CFICE Connections. He also contributes regularly to the Canadian Alliance for Community Service-Learning network for knowledge mobilization. Alex is currently enrolled in the Masters of Science in Health: Science, Technology, & Policy program at Carleton University. He holds a B.Sc. in Psychology with a minor in Biology. He is happy to be part of the C2UExpo Fundraising Committee and looks forward to working with everyone.