The Community Engaged Scholarship Institute, situated at the University of Guelph, brings together community and campus skills and resources in order to advance community-identified research goals. This episode describes various projects, such as the Community Engaged Teaching and Learning (CETL) Program, the Research Shop, and the Guelph Lab.Am and Liz discuss the role of the Institute and how community engaged research can be used to provide a foundation for policy development and in widening imaginations and creating possibilities on the ground. Liz also describes her life trajectory that brought her to this work and led her to Critical Community Engaged Scholarship.
Liz Jackson is the director of the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute at the University of Guelph. Liz has also previously worked as the Research Collection Coordinator at the Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice Project and the Community Engagement Officer at the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation. Currently, Liz is the board chair of Art Not Shame, a community-engaged, multidisciplinary arts organization serving youth and adults. Human rights and the politics and implications of artistic representation are some of the themes which Liz is involved in. Resources: Community Engaged Scholarship Institute (CESI): https://www.uoguelph.ca/research/discover-our-research/centres-institutes-groups/community-engaged-scholarship-institute-cesi Critical Community-Engaged Scholarship (Critical CES): Cynthia Gordon de Cruz: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/316638765_Critical_Community-Engaged_Scholarship_Communities_and_Universities_Striving_for_Racial_Justice CESI's Community Engaged Teaching and Learning (CETL) Program: https://www.cesinstitute.ca/about-cetl CESI's Research Shop: https://www.cesinstitute.ca/about-research-shop Europe's Science Shop Model: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/261948200_Science_shops CESI's Guelph Lab: https://www.cesinstitute.ca/about-guelph-lab Art not Shame: https://artnotshame.org/who-we-are
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