C2UExpo in the News

May 29, 2015
C²UExpo at Carleton Leaves Participants Energized to Create Change
By Kirsten Fenn
Participants of this year’s C²UExpo conference at Carleton University wrapped up Friday energized about going back to their communities ready to make positive changes. “We’ve been electrified, we’ve been moved, we’ve been inspired, we’ve been challenged,’’ conference Convenor Ted Jackson said in his closing remarks. “And we’ve been, in some ways … renewed. These CU Expos are very important for all those reasons.” Read more…

May 29. 2015
A lasting commitment: At Carleton event, SSHRC outlines new initiatives supporting Aboriginal research
Released by SSHRC
On May 27, 2015, as part of Carleton University’s C2UExpo 2015, SSHRC launched new initiatives to support and promote Aboriginal research and talent development. At a session during the three-day expo, representatives outlined how SSHRC’s commitment to Aboriginal research is reflected in the launch of three documents: its Aboriginal research statement of principles, guidelines for the merit review of Aboriginal research, and revised Aboriginal research definition. Read more…

May 28, 2015
C2UExpo at Carleton: Technology and Power in Numbers
By Kirsten Fenn
Discussions about mobile apps for social change and how to improve research impact on Canadian communities were headliners at the second day of the C²UExpo at Carleton. Giovanna Mingarelli, CEO and co-founder of mobile app PlayMC2, opened events on Thursday, May 28 with a keynote speech about harnessing the technological intuition of millennials for positive change. Read more…

May 28, 2015
Carleton hosts C2UExpo
By Nicole Bayes-Fleming
Students, professors, and community members are convening to work on issues affecting communities on a local, national, and international scale from May 25-29 at the C2UExpo 2015 hosted at Carleton. Ted Jackson, one of the expo planners, said having people coming from all over Canada and the United States, as well as a number of other countries, is exciting. Read more…

May 27, 2015
Community and Campus Leaders Kick off Week of Learning at C2UExpo
By Kirsten Fenn
More than 400 community and academic leaders were at Carleton for C2UExpo today, a Canadian-led international conference held every two years to showcase public policy solutions created by campus-community partnerships. The conference runs from May 27 to 29, giving academics and non-profit advocates an opportunity to explore issues ranging from missing and murdered Aboriginal women to immigration and pension plans. Read more…

May 21, 2015
A showcase for solutions: The C2UExpo shines a spotlight on campus-community partnerships that spark positive change
By Dan Rubinstein
Starting elementary school can be a challenging experience. Many children struggle with the transition, especially in neighbourhoods such as Ottawa’s Centretown, which has a large population of low-income, single-parent and immigrant families. Stefania Maggi, an epidemiologist and psychologist at Carleton, wants to find out how best to support these kids — and by teaming up with the non-profit Centretown Community Health Centre (CCHC), she has helped develop a program that could foster more parental involvement in the education system in vulnerable neighbourhoods across Canada. Read more…

May 8, 2015
What is Post-Secondary Education For? To Build a Better World, says C2UExpo 2015
By Ted Jackson and Geri Briggs
What are universities and colleges for? At the end of this month, hundreds of professors, non-profit leaders, policy-makers and students will gather at Carleton University to exchange their answers to this question. They will be participating in the 2015 Community, College and University Exposition, or C2UExpo 2015, a biannual meeting of the leaders of community-campus partnerships from across Canada, the United States and a dozen other countries. Like any conference, there will be questions and debates. But the delegates will bring to C2UExpo 2015 deep convictions, and impressive evidence, that a central purpose of post-secondary education is to solve the wicked problems facing communities—from poverty and environmental degradation to gender violence—by combining the best knowledge of universities and colleges with the best ideas and actions of citizens themselves. Read more…
*This article also appeared in the Ottawa Citizen on May 24

April 17, 2015
Carleton holds conference on Citizen Solutions for a Better World

By Susan Hickman
There’s a lot to be learned from a conference that attracts people behind community-campus partnerships from all over the world and Carleton University is front and centre this year. The 2015 event on campus from May 26 to 29 will explore “citizen solutions for a better world” by investigating policy development for solutions in health, social economy, environmental sustainability, community food security and employment. Read more…
*This article also appears on page 31 of the OSCAR’s May 2015 newsletter.

November 24, 2014 
Community-Campus Partnerships
– The Untapped Potential
By Larry Gemmel
Universities and Colleges in Canada are rich in resources that are often in short supply in the community sector: Knowledge, research capacity, and the energy and enthusiasm of students. So how can we mobilize this potential on behalf of our communities? Read more…

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