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Carleton Connects: Building and
Celebrating Community Partnerships

Carleton University’s 75th Anniversary Community-Academic Expo
October 13-15, 2017
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Carleton Connects: Building and Celebrating Community Partnerships is a three day Research Partner expo in celebration of Carleton University’s 75th anniversary in 2017. The Carleton Connects Community-Academic Expo program committee invites proposals for discussion panels, presentations, workshops, exhibitions, performances, and posters from community partners, students, staff, faculty, and/or instructors working in partnership in the areas of (1) sustainability, (2) accessibility, (3) global citizenship, or (4) Indigenous communities and knowledges. We are especially interested in proposals that bring to the fore the voices and experiences from multiple constituents, including, for example, community partners, students, and faculty members.

Community needs were a central driving force behind the establishment of Carleton University in 1942. Carleton’s creation as one of the first non-denominational universities in Canada drew on the support of local non-profit, public, and private sector organizations. Building on this history of collaboration, Carleton continues to proudly value its connections and relationships, whether with specific communities in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario, or with collaborators across the globe. Through research, learning, teaching, entrepreneurship, and volunteering, Carleton’s students, staff, faculty, and administrators are supported and inspired by their work alongside a wide range of community partners.

The purpose of the 2017 Carleton Connects event is to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Carleton University by showcasing its rich history of community partnerships with a particular focus on four themes of partnerships around Indigeneity, sustainability, accessibility and global citizenship. The event will include opportunities for participants to share knowledge about current partnerships; to develop new partnerships and networks; to share and reflect on experiences in community-campus partnerships; to celebrate student engagement in community partnerships; and to explore directions for the next 25 years of community-engaged teaching, research and service.

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Submission Deadline has been extended to April 13, 2017
Notifications will be sent in May 2017

Submission Form

  • Please indicate name of main Carleton contact with whom expo organizers can communicate.
  • Please list the names, institutional/organizational affiliations, and roles of up to five additional presenters. Please write one name per line.
  • Please select the primary conference theme your submission addresses.
  • If applicable, please select a secondary conference theme your submission addresses.
  • If your choice of format is not possible, which of the following alternatives would you consider? Please check up to 2.
  • Please indicate the title of your submission.
  • Please type or paste your abstract (up to 300 words) into text box below.
  • Please indicate any A/V equipment you will need.
  • Please indicate how you will engage the audience during your presentation, if at all.

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