On Wednesday February 24, Carleton University held its 4th Annual Community Engagement Event at the MacOdrum Library (read more about the event in our article “Making Connections at Carleton’s 4th Community Engagement Event“).  The event ran from nine to noon and was packed with presentations and speakers from a variety of disciplines and groups. The purpose of the event was to connect representatives from community organizations who were seeking to partner with Carleton students and faculty. The event featured a keynote presentation by Marc-André Clement (Culture Shock Canada) and some of Carleton’s top students, who shared key insights on how to make partnership-based projects effective for all involved. It also featured a series of networking sessions hosted by community organizations and Carleton faculty on over two dozen topics, as well as a special session on a community-led proposal for an Ottawa networking platform.

Two CFICE project members, Peter Andrée (CFICE’s Principal Investigator), and Michael Lait (an RA with the Community Environmental Sustainability Hub in Ottawa) presented during the morning plenary session. You can view their videos below.

Peter Andrée

Peter Andrée, associate professor in the Department of Political Science and chair of the Carleton Committee on Community Engaged Pedagogy provided the introductory remarks for the event:

Michael Lait

Michael Lait, PhD student in Sociology and Anthropology presented his work with CFICE partner, Ottawa Eco-Talent Network: