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Catalyst: Sharing, Supporting, and Inspiring Community Campus Engagement

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University of British Columbia

Earth Sciences Building (ESB) 1013

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This 2019 Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities pre-conference will offer a FREE fun-filled and rich learning opportunity for those who work across different disciplines and sectors to participate in Circles of Conversations and practice sharing workshops in order to connect, support, and inspire community campus partnerships in engagement and scholarship.

Who is this for? YOU! This pre-conference is for students, community members, faculty, staff, funders, brokers, and anyone with an interest in Community Campus Engagement locally or nationally!

*Congress childminding and camps are available for a fee at: https://www.congress2019.ca/plan-your-trip/child-care [A limited number of camp and childcare grants are available for the day. Contact Michelle.nilson@sfu.ca to inquire.}

The day will include:

8:30-9:00: Coffee and registration

9:00-Noon: Activities include Welcome and Acknowledgement, Thematic Knowledge Sharing World Cafe Discussions, and a panel from the sectors.

We will begin the day in thematic discussions about critical social issues such as: 1. Partnerships in Food Security, 2. Reconciliation, 3. Immigration and Refugees, 4. Environment, 5. Poverty reduction, 6. Education (k-12, higher education, curricular and co-curricular CCE/WIL/Co-op), 7. Healthcare (opioid, end of life, marijuana), 8. NGO/Social sector (Sustainable Development Goals, employment concerns such as pensions &healthcare), 9. Equity, diversity and inclusion, 10. Accessibility and disabilities, and 11. Other (recommendation) . Participants are asked to elect the top three topics they would like to explore and five will be selected.

The World Cafes will explore current questions and concerns the community is grappling with, opportunities for CCE in addressing these questions, existing assets (resources, skills, networks, tools, training, websites) that we have within this theme, pressing or continuing needs, and determining our "next best move" as individuals and as a community.

12:00-12:45 Lunch

12:45- 4:30: Activities include Small Group Ideation Quick Previews, Participatory Workshops, and Closing Circle.

After lunch, we offer workshops where participants will share and learn across sectors approaches to share and build critical Community Campus Engagement and Community Engaged Scholarship practices, such as (but not limited to):

  • What are some examples of and how to work with campus and community organization staff in order to convert Engagement into Scholarship projects?
  • Establishing and sustaining relationships between communities and campuses,
  • Ethics (e.g., MOUs, data sharing and ownership, and reporting),
  • Impact and evaluation frameworks- what are some existing or emerging ones and and how to develop your own,
  • Knowledge mobilization and exchange- What are some examples, what are some useful practices?
  • What are some examples of collaborative social infrastructure? What can we learn from these sites about how to incorporate this in our communities?

We will wrap up the day by co-constructing a shared vision of the work ahead for the Community Campus Engagement communities of practice in a closing Circle of Community.

This event has a growing list of co-host organizations, which includes the Community Campus Engage Canada, Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE), Simon Fraser University, the University of Saskachewan, UBC's Centre for Community Engaged Learning, Community Based Research Canada (CBRC), and the Tamarack Institute.

Note: Provided funding, lunch and refreshments will be provided for participants. All of the buildings and rooms we will be using are wheelchair accessible. If you let us know what accommodations we need to make to ensure your participation, we are committed to doing our best to try to accommodate you. Families are welcome, please be sure to RSVP for all who are attending. Congress childminding is available for a fee at: https://www.congress2019.ca/plan-your-trip/child-care Some transportation and childcare bursaries will be made available, upon funding. Please direct all inquiries to Michelle Nilson at mnilson@sfu.ca

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