Open Doors

Open Doors, Open Knowledge: celebrating university-community engagement, Nov. 2013.

Strengthening communities is a priority for Canada’s universities. From November 9 to 18, universities across Canada opened their doors to the community as part of a national university open house to celebrate the important partnerships that benefit us all. We’re better together!

 

Past events

October 18, 2013
Université du Québec à Rimouski
Journées Portes Ouvertes

L’Université du Québec à Rimouski tient deux journées portes ouvertes à l’intention des personnes intéressées à des études de premier cycle. Une excellente occasion de venir rencontrer les professeurs et les professeures de même que les étudiants et les étudiantes qui œuvrent dans nos différents programmes de formation.

Plus d’Informations. 

Journée portes ouvertes à l’UQAR.

 

 

October 19, 2013
Saint Paul's University
Open House 2013

You are invited to take part in Saint Paul University’s Open House on Saturday, October 19th 2013. Come discover our programs as well as what’s new at the University, meet our professors and visit our campus. Whether you are planning on registering for our Winter or Fall semester 2014, be prepared!

Find out more about:

  • Our programs
  • The admission process
  • What’s new on campus
  • Student services and activities on campus

4 SCHOLARSHIPS VALUED AT $1,000 EACH WILL BE AWARDED!

More information. 

October 23, 2013
University of British Columbia
Allies in Health

UBC’s Community and Patient Fair is an annual, one-day inter-professional event that connects community-based organizations, patient support groups and individuals involved in these agencies with students and faculty at UBC.  It’s part of UBC’s Celebrate Learning Week.  The Fair recognizes the unique expertise and role of people in the community in the education of health professionals and promotes meaningful partnerships between UBC and the communities it serves.  

More information

October 30, 2013
Canadian Mennonite University
Face2Face On Campus -- When Cheap is Costly - Sweatshops and the Clothes I Buy, IDS Esau Public Lecture -- Political Economy of Food and Farming and Face2Face On Campus -- On Being Good Neighbours

Face2Face: On Campus – When Cheap is Costly: Sweatshops and the Clothes I Buy (October 30)

CMU Faculty – Ray Vander Zaag.

The April collapse of the Bangladeshi clothing factory which killed more than 1,100 workers, raises important questions about where our clothes come from, and what conditions they are produced in. How can North Americans show concern in their consumer behaviours for workers overseas? Are we too concerned with fast fashion? Do constantly changing fashions trends encourage us to buy too many clothes, too many ‘cheap’ clothes that only need to last for a fashion season?  What is the ethical responsibility of business people in how they source the goods they produce, as well as how they market and advertise them? Vander Zaag hopes his talk will lead to a nuanced discussion about the topic, because it is a complex issue with no easy answers.

Vander Zaag’s interests and approaches to international development are primarily shaped by his NGO work experience in rural Haiti from 1985 to 1993, but also by a short stint working at CIDA and an upbringing on a potato farm. His teaching and research interests are religion, development and faith-based NGOs, rural development in Haiti, and development assistance policy and programming. Prior to joining CMU’s faculty, Vander Zaag was involved in 11 months of field research on NGO/local community relations in rural Haiti and worked for the Canadian International Development Agency as a project officer in the Southeast Asia Regional Program.

(CMU’s Face2Face events are conversations with CMU faculty designed to engage the community on a wide variety of current events and issues, at the intersection of faith and life.) 

More information. 

IDS Esau Public Lecture – Political Economy of Food and Farming (November 21)

Guest Lecturer – Haroon Akram-Lodhi, Trent University.

Trained as an economist, the focus of Dr. Akram-Lodhi’s research interest is in the political economy of agrarian change in developing capitalist countries, on the economic dimensions of gender relations, and on the political ecology of sustainable rural livelihoods and communities in contemporary poor countries.

(The Esau Public Lectures are comprised of a series of public lectures, academic courses, social media engagement, and the publication of the collected works of the Esau Distinguished Scholars.)

More information. 

Face2Face: On Campus – On Being Good Neighbours: Urban Reserves in Winnipeg (November 28)

CMU Faculty – Jarem Sawatsky.

Sawatsky is a Christian peacebuilder.  He lectures, consults and is published on topics relating to restorative justice and peacebuilding. He has 15 years of experience in field of peace and conflict. One of Sawatsky’s current SSHRC-funded research projects involves seven communities that have a practice of healing justice—Hollow Water, an Aboriginal community in Canada; the Iona Community, a Christian community in Scotland; and Plum Village, a Vietnamese initiated Buddhist community in France. 

(CMU’s Face2Face events are conversations with CMU faculty designed to engage the community on a wide variety of current events and issues at the intersection of faith and life.)

More information. 

November 2, 2013
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Journées portes ouvertes

Une occasion unique de visiter :             

  •     Le campus
  •     Les différents pavillons et le Centre de l’activité physique et sportive
  •     Les différentes résidences étudiantes
  •     Les salles de classe multimédias, de télé-enseignement et de vidéoconférence
  •     Les laboratoires de recherche scientifique et thématique

 Les journées Portes ouvertes, c’est une chance de rencontrer et d’échanger avec :

  •     Les responsables de tous les programmes
  •     Des étudiants actifs dans de nombreux programmes
  •     Les représentants des associations étudiantes
  •     Du personnel de l’admission

Plus d’informations

November 4, 2013
McGill University
Innovation Week

Between November 4-8, McGill’s inquisitive spirit will be on display during a week-long celebration of innovation and creativity. Join us for a series of events showcasing McGill’s engagement in the community, talks and exchanges on big ideas, and find out more about the Quartier de l’innovation’s future as an incubator of urban innovation in Montreal’s burgeoning southwest area.

More information

November 4, 2013
University of New Brunswick
The Byrne @ 50 symposium

November 4, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the Byrne Commission report, which helped modernize regional governance in New Brunswick. The University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Urban and Community Studies Institute (UCSI) is marking the anniversary of this watershed moment by organizing a symposium in Fredericton.

Fifty years later, the province and similar jurisdictions around the world remain at grips with major challenges related to disentangling multilevel and shared government responsibilities and revenues, in sustaining public programs and infrastructure, and in promoting economic and population growth in a diffuse landscape of small cities.

The symposium will combine evidence-based research presentations, expert panel discussions, as well as policy experimentation and implementation workshops for community leaders and practitioners.

More information.

November 5, 2013
University of Victoria
UVic Goes To Town

Café Historique: 10 Days that Shook the World

Hermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View Street, Victoria, B.C., 7:00 pm

 Each month downtown, UVic historians introduce one pivotal day in human history, the events that led up to it, and what followed. Eat, converse, meet friends, and hear new ideas about how the past continues to shape and transform our present and our future.

Nov. 5: “July 14th, 1789: The French Revolution and the Dawn of the ‘Modern’ Era

Dec. 3: “June 28th, 1914: World War I and the Decision of the Ottoman Empire to side with Germany” 

Café Scientifique

An informal downtown seminar series providing insight into health and general science-related issues. Hosted by UVic’s Centre for Biomedical Research, Centre on Aging and various science departments, these evening cafés provide insight into topics of popular interest. Meet local researchers and discuss some of the most interesting and sometimes contentious research currently underway in Canada.

Contact cfbr@uvic.ca or 250-472-4067 to RSVP. Doors open at 5:45 P.M.

Nov. 12: “Enquiries–judicious or judicial–into disappearing Fraser River sockeye” Hermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View St, Victoria, BC 6:30 pm

 Nov. 26: “The many faces of autism” – Maple Room, Strathcona Hotel, 919 Douglas St, Victoria, BC 6:30 p.m.

City Talks

A free downtown lecture series focusing on what cities mean to us. Urbanists drawn from the university and beyond Victoria present their perspectives on prospects and challenges for cities today.

 University of Victoria Legacy Art Galleries (Legacy Downtown) 630 Yates St, Victoria BC, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 21: “The City in the Religious Imagination”

Dec. 2: “Religious Diversity and Spatial Justice”

More information. 

Creating Transformation in Healthcare Settings: Getting to the Roots of Tolerance

UVic’s Centre for Aboriginal Health together with the Provincial Health Services Authority is presenting a lecture and workshop on cultural safety in healthcare. Join in the learning- while the event is free, registration is recommended.

 Nov. 19: 9:30–11:30 a.m. Ceremonial Hall, First Peoples House, University of Victoria. More info: redgar@uvic.ca

Genetically-Engineered Foods and Human Health

UVic’s School of Environmental Studies is hosting an expert panel with Dr. Thierry Vrain, genetic engineer formerly with Agriculture Canada, and Dr. Shiv Chopra, a scientist formerly with Health Canada. Both are concerned about the food supply worldwide.

 Nov. 18:  7:00 p.m. Rm A120, David Turpin Building, University of Victoria. More info: soscdevt@uvic.ca

November 5, 2013
McGill University
Innovation Week
Between November 4-8, McGill’s inquisitive spirit will be on display during a week-long celebration of innovation and creativity. Join us for a series of events showcasing McGill’s engagement in the community, talks and exchanges on big ideas, and find out more about the Quartier de l’innovation’s future as an incubator of urban innovation in Montreal’s burgeoning southwest area.
November 6, 2013
McGill University
Innovation Week
 Between November 4-8, McGill’s inquisitive spirit will be on display during a week-long celebration of innovation and creativity. Join us for a series of events showcasing McGill’s engagement in the community, talks and exchanges on big ideas, and find out more about the Quartier de l’innovation’s future as an incubator of urban innovation in Montreal’s burgeoning southwest area.
November 8, 2013
McGill University
Innovation Week

Between November 4-8, McGill’s inquisitive spirit will be on display during a week-long celebration of innovation and creativity. Join us for a series of events showcasing McGill’s engagement in the community, talks and exchanges on big ideas, and find out more about the Quartier de l’innovation’s future as an incubator of urban innovation in Montreal’s burgeoning southwest area.

November 9, 2013
Wilfrid Laurier University
Water Dialogues

 Water Dialogues

Water Dialogues is a series of public talks meant to educate and inspire conversation around the subject of water. Topics range from steps being taken locally to conserve drinking water to water research in the arctic and water scarcity around the world. A highlight of the series is a Nov. 24 talk by Bob McDonald, host of  CBC Radio’s Quirks & Quarks science program. Water Dialogues is presented by Wilfrid Laurier University in conjunction with an exhibit titled, Surface Tension—The Future of Water, which is being held at THEMUSEUM in Kitchener.

FILM: Waterlife
Q&A with director Kevin McMahon
November 9, 2013 | 2:00 p.m.

Water Scarcity and Human Rights
in Global Perspective
Alex Latta, Wilfrid Laurier University
November 10, 2013 | 1:30 p.m.

Seasick: Why oil and water don’t mix
Alanna Mitchell, Canadian Journalist and Author
November 17, 2013 | 1:30 p.m.

 More information. 

Inspired Change Summit- Innovation in University-Community Enterprises (November 20)

Hosted by Wilfrid Laurier University’s Office of the Vice President Academic & Provost, the summit will highlight models of university-community-enterprise partnerships and through engaged dialogue raise the profile of social entrepreneurship, the creative economy, and innovation in the humanities, arts and social sciences at Laurier.

More information. 

November 9, 2013
OCAD University
National Portfolio Day

An education in art and design is a special learning experience. National Portfolio Day is an opportunity to meet professionals from some of the finest design and visual arts schools in North America. It’s not a competition, and no offers of admission will be made. Students bring their portfolio of their best and most recent work to OCAD U’s Main Building at 100 McCaul Street and have it critiqued by the school of their choice.  Reviews are held from 12 noon to 4 p.m.. Admission is free. No preregistration. Doors open at 11:45 a.m.

More information. 

November 10, 2013
Université de Montréal
Journée Portes Ouvertes

Visites des départements et cliniques, conférence sur l’engagement communautaire.

Plus d’Informations. 

November 12, 2013
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Celebration of community partnership- Mental health and elder abuse awareness

A celebration of the partnership between UOIT, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, the Durham Regional Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police and the creation of police simulation videos that are actively being used to educate frontline police officers on how to recognize possible indicators of mental illness or elder abuse, and how to respond. There will be a demonstration of the videos which were recognized by Accreditation Canada as a leading practice in police education. 

61 Charles Street.  1st Floor, from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

November 12, 2013
Memorial University of Newfoundland
MUNbuttoned

From November 12-14th, Memorial robots and writers will  head downtown to Rocket Bakery for MUNbuttoned, three informal, yet informative evenings showcasing applied research projects from Memorial.

Tuesday the 12th is billed as a “Super Science Fair,” and will feature “speed-geeking”, a chance for participants to visit Memorial scientists for short, interactive presentations. Topics range from recycling robots, to dirty drinking water solution for rural areas.

Day two, the 13th, is a crash-course in social science, with short, madcap presentations on everything from the lessons of Hurricane Igor, to how school gardens help kids and communities.

The final evening, taking place on Thursday the 14th, features story, song and stage, with a live theatrical performance from “Song of the Mermaid”, traditional fiddle music, and more. All three events begin at 7:00 pm in the Rocket Room above Rocket Bakery, in downtown St. John’s.

More information.

November 12, 2013
University of Victoria
UVic Goes To Town
Café Historique: 10 Days that Shook the World

Hermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View Street, Victoria, B.C., 7:00 pm

 Each month downtown, UVic historians introduce one pivotal day in human history, the events that led up to it, and what followed. Eat, converse, meet friends, and hear new ideas about how the past continues to shape and transform our present and our future.

Nov. 5: “July 14th, 1789: The French Revolution and the Dawn of the ‘Modern’ Era

Dec. 3: “June 28th, 1914: World War I and the Decision of the Ottoman Empire to side with Germany” 

Café Scientifique

An informal downtown seminar series providing insight into health and general science-related issues. Hosted by UVic’s Centre for Biomedical Research, Centre on Aging and various science departments, these evening cafés provide insight into topics of popular interest. Meet local researchers and discuss some of the most interesting and sometimes contentious research currently underway in Canada.

Contact cfbr@uvic.ca or 250-472-4067 to RSVP. Doors open at 5:45 P.M.

Nov. 12: “Enquiries–judicious or judicial–into disappearing Fraser River sockeye” Hermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View St, Victoria, BC 6:30 pm

 Nov. 26: “The many faces of autism” – Maple Room, Strathcona Hotel, 919 Douglas St, Victoria, BC 6:30 p.m.

City Talks

A free downtown lecture series focusing on what cities mean to us. Urbanists drawn from the university and beyond Victoria present their perspectives on prospects and challenges for cities today.

 University of Victoria Legacy Art Galleries (Legacy Downtown) 630 Yates St, Victoria BC, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 21: “The City in the Religious Imagination”

Dec. 2: “Religious Diversity and Spatial Justice”

More information. 

Creating Transformation in Healthcare Settings: Getting to the Roots of Tolerance

UVic’s Centre for Aboriginal Health together with the Provincial Health Services Authority is presenting a lecture and workshop on cultural safety in healthcare. Join in the learning- while the event is free, registration is recommended.

 Nov. 19: 9:30–11:30 a.m. Ceremonial Hall, First Peoples House, University of Victoria. More info: redgar@uvic.ca

Genetically-Engineered Foods and Human Health

UVic’s School of Environmental Studies is hosting an expert panel with Dr. Thierry Vrain, genetic engineer formerly with Agriculture Canada, and Dr. Shiv Chopra, a scientist formerly with Health Canada. Both are concerned about the food supply worldwide.

 Nov. 18:  7:00 p.m. Rm A120, David Turpin Building, University of Victoria. More info: soscdevt@uvic.ca

November 13, 2013
Dalhousie University
Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts Institute Launch

The official launch of the Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts (CYCC) Institute, an interdisciplinary research initiative at Dalhousie, will happen as part of the AUCC Open Doors Open Knowledge event between 10 – 11 a.m. in the Life Sciences Research Institute atrium. CYCC aims to create a network of Canadian and international researchers committed to making a lasting difference in the lives of vulnerable children and youth.

More information. 

November 13, 2013
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
CIR-CLE Cycle for Non-profit Organizations

We will be running an open-forum exchange for faculty members to meet up with employees from local non-profit organizations.  The forum is meant to facilitate community-service learning opportunities for courses that will be run next term in collaboration with a community partner.  

November 14, 2013
Concordia University
University of the Streets Café

University of the Streets Café (select dates between October 17-November 18) organizes bilingual public conversations in cafés and community spaces across Montreal. The program is free and open to participants of all ages, all backgrounds, and all levels of education. Without grades or diplomas, the University of the Streets Café reinvents the idea of the ‘university’ by creating spaces for lifelong learning, critical thinking, knowledge-building and community engagement in local neighbourhoods.

Below are a few of the upcoming public conversations:

  • Searching for Meaning: Are we looking for fulfillment in the right places? (October 17)
  • Hiding my Convictions: What makes talking about spirituality so uncomfortable? (November 18)

View all University of the Streets Café events.

November 14, 2013
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Official opening of new kinesiology labs

The official opening of UOIT’s new kinesiology labs and showcase to our external partners.  There will be a ribbon cutting and demonstration of equipment and facility. 

Simcoe Building – J wing,  from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

November 14, 2013
Mount Saint Vincent University
Refugees Learning and Storytelling through Participatory Photography

On Thursday, November 14, MSVU will host a brief presentation by Dr. Susan Brigham on her research, Refugees Learning and Storytelling through Participatory Photography. Her efforts in encouraging newly arrived immigrants to create powerful visuals and engage in dialogue with one another has built a greater understanding of their migrant experiences. Participants will join us to share their photography and stories as an example of the Mount’s many community-based research initiatives.

Official Remarks:               2:30 p.m.

Gallery Display:                  2:00-4:00 p.m.

Where:                                Seton Academic Centre, Room 404

RSVP:                                   presidentsoffice@msvu.ca

Refreshments will be provided.

November 14, 2013
Western University
Engage Western-Opening the Doors to Campus-Community Collaboration

Engage Western brings together campus representatives, community members and special guests to share perspectives and stories about the ways academic institutions partner with their community to mobilize knowledge, create positive social change, and acknowledge the role of the university in public life. 

The event opens with a panel discussion on community-university engagement, featuring visiting experts and voices from University and the local community, followed by roundtable dialogues, showcasing successful community-university partnerships.

The day will wrap with Stories of Health at Western, a public storytelling initiative and community-engaged research project, taking place at 6:30 p.m. at the Wolf Performance Hall, London Public Library (Central Branch).

Engage Western is presented by Western’s Student Success Centre and the Public Humanities at Western.

More information.

November 14, 2013
Memorial University of Newfoundland
MUNbuttoned
From November 12-14th, Memorial robots and writers will  head downtown to Rocket Bakery for MUNbuttoned, three informal, yet informative evenings showcasing applied research projects from Memorial.

Tuesday the 12th is billed as a “Super Science Fair,” and will feature “speed-geeking”, a chance for participants to visit Memorial scientists for short, interactive presentations. Topics range from recycling robots, to dirty drinking water solution for rural areas.

Day two, the 13th, is a crash-course in social science, with short, madcap presentations on everything from the lessons of Hurricane Igor, to how school gardens help kids and communities.

The final evening, taking place on Thursday the 14th, features story, song and stage, with a live theatrical performance from “Song of the Mermaid”, traditional fiddle music, and more. All three events begin at 7:00 pm in the Rocket Room above Rocket Bakery, in downtown St. John’s.

More information.

November 15, 2013
Acadia University
175th Anniversary of the Founding of Acadia University

Acadia was founded on November 15, 1838 on the principle of access to all. On November 15, 2013, Acadia will celebrate its 175th Anniversary with a community celebration in Fountain Commons. In addition to our usual Founder’s Day celebratory cake and refreshments, Acadia will honour a small number of significant current and past members of the Acadia family who have distinguished themselves through service and exemplary achievement. This event will be an opportunity for Acadia to acknowledge the tremendous contribution our Annapolis Valley community has made, throughout our history, to our success as an institution and to our reputation as one of Canada’s best liberal arts universities. 

More information

November 15, 2013
Mount Allison University
Outreach Projects Presentations

 Held in conjunction with the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada’s national event Open Doors — Open Knowledge: University-Community Engagement, this year’s event from 10-11:30 a.m. at Mount Allison will feature presentations from faculty, staff, and students who have created inspiring community outreach projects.

Featured presenters are: Dr. Rosemary Polegato (Commerce) – CultureDays; Dr. Laurie Ricker (Math and Computer Science) – Math Camp and; Rebecca Blankert (Owens Art Gallery) – Owens’ Outreach Programs

More information. 

November 15, 2013
Cape Breton University
Youth In Motion- Open House

Students from the Bachelor of Arts Community Studies (BACS) program sport option have partnered with several community organizations to work with grade four students from across the Cape Breton Regional Municipality to promote unique and different healthy activities. The program goal is to establish healthy lifestyles early in hopes of having those habits live on through adulthood. 

November 15, 2013
University of the Fraser Valley
Designing Under the Influence-Powered by PechaKucha

Design shapes the world around us. It is influenced by our community and influences how we live, work and play. The Graphic + Digital Design students at the University of the Fraser Valley want to share that value of design. Be inspired by the people shaping our community with an event featuring PechaKucha style talks at the Clarke Theatre.

More information

November 16, 2013
Emily Carr University of Art and Design
Youth Summit and Open House/Info Fair

Youth Summit
If art and design is your passion, join us for Future Artists/Future Designers Youth Summit. During the Summit you’ll hear from creative innovators about how they got started; you’ll collaborate on a group design challenge; and hear about the art and design school experience from undergraduate and graduate student mentors. 

Open House and Info Fair
Thinking about applying to Emily Carr University?  The Open House and Info Fair is a great opportunity for prospective students, parents and guidance counselors to learn more about the art and design school experience. Meet current students and alumni; get advice on how to build a successful portfolio; take guided tours of the school’s high tech labs, studios and galleries; and talk to faculty and admissions staff.

More information.

November 16, 2013
Université de Sherbrooke
Journée portes ouvertes

La Journée portes ouvertes est la meilleure occasion de découvrir l’UdeS et d’apprécier l’atmosphère chaleureuse et dynamique qui règne sur ses campus!

C’est assurément un événement à ne pas manquer :

  • Visites de facultés, de laboratoires, campus et résidences
  • Rencontres avec des étudiants et des professeurs
  • Information sur nos programmes avec stages rémunérés
  • Possibilité de déposer une demande d’admission sur place
  • Tour de ville guidé de Sherbrooke
  • Tirage sur place d’une bourse d’études de 1 000 $

 Pour plus d’information et inscription : www.usherbrooke.ca/visiter

November 17, 2013
Wilfrid Laurier University
Water Dialogues
Water Dialogues

Water Dialogues is a series of public talks meant to educate and inspire conversation around the subject of water. Topics range from steps being taken locally to conserve drinking water to water research in the arctic and water scarcity around the world. A highlight of the series is a Nov. 24 talk by Bob McDonald, host of  CBC Radio’s Quirks & Quarks science program. Water Dialogues is presented by Wilfrid Laurier University in conjunction with an exhibit titled, Surface Tension—The Future of Water, which is being held at THEMUSEUM in Kitchener.

FILM: Waterlife
Q&A with director Kevin McMahon
November 9, 2013 | 2:00 p.m.

Water Scarcity and Human Rights
in Global Perspective
Alex Latta, Wilfrid Laurier University
November 10, 2013 | 1:30 p.m.

Seasick: Why oil and water don’t mix
Alanna Mitchell, Canadian Journalist and Author
November 17, 2013 | 1:30 p.m.

 More information. 

November 18, 2013
University of Victoria
Genetically-Engineered Foods and Human Health

UVic’s School of Environmental Studies is hosting an expert panel with Dr. Thierry Vrain, genetic engineer formerly with Agriculture Canada, and Dr. Shiv Chopra, a scientist formerly with Health Canada. Both are concerned about the food supply worldwide.

 Nov. 18:  7:00 p.m. Rm A120, David Turpin Building, University of Victoria. More info: soscdevt@uvic.ca

November 19, 2013
University of Victoria
Creating Transformation in Healthcare Settings

UVic’s Centre for Aboriginal Health together with the Provincial Health Services Authority is presenting a lecture and workshop on cultural safety in healthcare. Join in the learning- while the event is free, registration is recommended.

 Nov. 19: 9:30–11:30 a.m. Ceremonial Hall, First Peoples House, University of Victoria. More info: redgar@uvic.ca

November 19, 2013
University of Windsor
PASSPORTS

A Community Forum

On November 19 at 11 a.m., University of Windsor biology professor Lisa Porter will present a public forum on advances in cancer care and research, with an emphasis on the new PASSPORTS program recently launched by the Windsor Cancer Research Group (WCRG), of which she is the Scientific Director.

The WCRG is an assembly of local researchers and clinicians working collaboratively to create working teams in order to strengthen local cancer research programs and bridge collaborations with neighbouring cancer centres. Specific areas of study include breast, prostate, blood and brain cancer research, as well as innovative clinical trials, psycho-social cancer research and international partnerships.

PASSPORTS will establish a global cancer research office to foster cross-border collaboration and lay the foundation for international clinical trial access for Windsor-Essex cancer patients.

The event will provide members of the public, including cancer patients and their families, an opportunity to hear about the history of cancer care in the Windsor-Essex region, as well as advances and new strategies to address the disease. Dr. Porter and her team will discuss ground-breaking research being done right in our community that has the potential to benefit cancer patients both now and in the future, as well as the importance of cross-institutional partnerships in advancing research outcomes.

Presenters will open the floor to questions and discussion following the formal portion of the presentation.

November 20, 2013
Wilfrid Laurier University
Inspired Change Summit- Innovation in University-Community Enterprises

Hosted by Wilfrid Laurier University’s Office of the Vice President Academic & Provost, the summit will highlight models of university-community-enterprise partnerships and through engaged dialogue raise the profile of social entrepreneurship, the creative economy, and innovation in the humanities, arts and social sciences at Laurier.

More information

November 20, 2013
Carleton University
1125@Carleton

Please join us on November 20th, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Carleton University’s new collaboration and innovation facility.  1125@Carleton is a Living Laboratory that offers space, virtual and physical, to bring researchers together with community, private and public partners to implement solutions for sustainable and resilient communities.  1125@Carleton is located in the HCI Building, Rooms 4110 and 5110.

More information

Campus map

November 21, 2013
Canadian Mennonite University
IDS Esau Public Lecture - Political Economy of Food and Farming and Face2Face On Campus - On Being Good Neighbours
IDS Esau Public Lecture – Political Economy of Food and Farming (November 21)

Guest Lecturer – Haroon Akram-Lodhi, Trent University.

Trained as an economist, the focus of Dr. Akram-Lodhi’s research interest is in the political economy of agrarian change in developing capitalist countries, on the economic dimensions of gender relations, and on the political ecology of sustainable rural livelihoods and communities in contemporary poor countries.

(The Esau Public Lectures are comprised of a series of public lectures, academic courses, social media engagement, and the publication of the collected works of the Esau Distinguished Scholars.)

More information. 

Face2Face: On Campus – On Being Good Neighbours: Urban Reserves in Winnipeg (November 28)

CMU Faculty – Jarem Sawatsky.

Sawatsky is a Christian peacebuilder.  He lectures, consults and is published on topics relating to restorative justice and peacebuilding. He has 15 years of experience in field of peace and conflict. One of Sawatsky’s current SSHRC-funded research projects involves seven communities that have a practice of healing justice—Hollow Water, an Aboriginal community in Canada; the Iona Community, a Christian community in Scotland; and Plum Village, a Vietnamese initiated Buddhist community in France. 

(CMU’s Face2Face events are conversations with CMU faculty designed to engage the community on a wide variety of current events and issues at the intersection of faith and life.)

More information. 

November 21, 2013
University of Victoria
City Talks

A free downtown lecture series focusing on what cities mean to us. Urbanists drawn from the university and beyond Victoria present their perspectives on prospects and challenges for cities today.

 University of Victoria Legacy Art Galleries (Legacy Downtown) 630 Yates St, Victoria BC, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 21: “The City in the Religious Imagination”

Dec. 2: “Religious Diversity and Spatial Justice”

More information. 

November 21, 2013
University of Winnipeg
Free public panel on community economic development

Everyone is welcome to attend a free public panel on November 21st which will explore the role a university can play in anchoring community economic development. Panelists will highlight concrete Winnipeg projects such as redevelopment of the Merchant’s Hotel on Selkirk Avenue and creation of Diversity Foods at UWinnipeg, and the critical role that collaborative partnerships play.

This model is built on the assumption that anchor institutions (universities, hospitals, etc.) can provide many of the solutions to lessen enterprise development risk, including leadership, investment capital and protected markets.

WHO:     

  • Sherman Kreiner, Managing Director, University of Winnipeg Community Renewal Corporation (UWCRC)
  • Nathan McCorrister, Executive Director, Peguis First Nation TLE Implementation Unit
  • Wayne Flamand, Senior Business Analyst, UWCRC
  • Robert Neufeld, Executive Director, North End Community Renewal Corporation
  • Jeff Palmer, Manager of Real Estate, Planning, and Development, UWCRC
  • Vera Goussaert, Executive Director, Manitoba Cooperative Association
  • Dr. Sylvie Albert, Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics, UWinnipeg
  • Dr. Claudia Sanchez Bajo, Chair of Co-operative Enterprises, UWinnipeg
  • Cindy Coker, Executive Director, SEED Winnipeg
  • Lydia Warkentin, Senior Financial Officer and Manager of Campus Living (Food Services),  UWCRC                 

WHEN:        Thursday, November 21, 2013, 12:30 to 2:00 pm

WHERE:      Convocation Hall
                          2nd floor, Wesley Hall
                          The University of Winnipeg
                          515 Portage Avenue

The University of Winnipeg Community Renewal Corporation is presenting the panel as part of a national series of discussions called OPEN DOORS created by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada to promote community engagement.

BACKGROUND

The University of Winnipeg Community Renewal Corporation is a not-for-profit charitable corporation, created to develop a sustainable UWinnipeg community. Half of its 16 member Board is drawn from the University community, including the President, who serves as chair. The other half is drawn from the community, including neighbourhood organizations, developers and development professionals.

UWCRC is guided by a four pillared concept of sustainability – environmental, social, economic and cultural – and is mandated to develop partnerships with community, private and public sector organizations. UWCRC website: http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/index/crc-index

November 26, 2013
University of Victoria
Café Scientifique

An informal downtown seminar series providing insight into health and general science-related issues. Hosted by UVic’s Centre for Biomedical Research, Centre on Aging and various science departments, these evening cafés provide insight into topics of popular interest. Meet local researchers and discuss some of the most interesting and sometimes contentious research currently underway in Canada.

Contact cfbr@uvic.ca or 250-472-4067 to RSVP. Doors open at 5:45 P.M.

Nov. 12: “Enquiries–judicious or judicial–into disappearing Fraser River sockeye” Hermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View St, Victoria, BC 6:30 pm

 Nov. 26: “The many faces of autism” – Maple Room, Strathcona Hotel, 919 Douglas St, Victoria, BC 6:30 p.m.

December 3, 2013
Trent University Oshawa
Student Internship in Small Business

Community Breakfast and Talk with Dr. Angus Duff, Professor, Business Administration, Trent Oshawa 

Small Businesses (those with 100 or less employees) face a number of challenges associated with staffing. In this talk, Dr. Duff introduces business leaders to the topic of student internships by identifying the wide range of options available to employers. He discusses paid vs. unpaid internships, how to structure these as part-time, full-time, or summer opportunities, and the benefits of successful internships to both employers and employees.

Organized by Trent Oshawa and the Whitby Chamber.

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December 3, 2013
University of Victoria
Café Historique-10 Days that Shook the World
Hermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View Street, Victoria, B.C., 7:00 pm

 Each month downtown, UVic historians introduce one pivotal day in human history, the events that led up to it, and what followed. Eat, converse, meet friends, and hear new ideas about how the past continues to shape and transform our present and our future.

Nov. 5: “July 14th, 1789: The French Revolution and the Dawn of the ‘Modern’ Era

Dec. 3: “June 28th, 1914: World War I and the Decision of the Ottoman Empire to side with Germany”