By Peter Andrée Chair, CCEP,

The videos below offer snapshots of some of the community partnerships being undertaken with Carleton faculty members. Professors Raggo, Knezevic, Merrett, Yssledyk and Van de Sande illustrate the dedication that Carleton professors are bringing to teaching and research partnerships.

Partnerships are about ensuring that the work we do together meets one another’s needs, that we share power, and that we learn together. Building effective partnerships in teaching and research is complex work, and these videos offer a glimpse of that. However, this is also work that is enormously gratifying, giving our students real-world experiences, while making our research meaningful and more impactful. When they are most effective, partnerships grow and continue to give back to all involved over many years.

These videos were all filmed at an event on June 22, 2015. On that day, about 50 people came out to 1125@Carleton, Carleton’s ‘Living Lab’, to learn more about community engagement in teaching and research from a panel of Carleton professors and some of their community partners. Most participants then stayed for a follow-up roundtable on how we at Carleton could strengthen our institutional connections to then strengthen our partnerships with outside organizations. We learned that we need to build stronger links internally, so when someone in the community is seeking assistance from someone at Carleton, they can find a way through our labyrinth of tunnels to connect with the right people.

On June 22, we set the wheels in motion to address this task as an institution. I look forward to continuing to work with our many partners, both inside Carleton and on the outside, to keep those wheels moving!

Thank you to:

  • Lisa Meyer, School of Linguistics and Language Studies
  • Craig Merrett, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Irena Knezevic, Communication Studies, School of Journalism and Communication
  • Renate Ysseldyk, Department of Health Sciences
  • Tracy Luciani, the Knowledge Broker from Bruyère Research Institute
  • Paloma Raggo, School of Public Policy and Administration
  • Adje Van de Sande, School of Social Work
  • Hannah Biancardi, Volunteer and Programs Manager, Ten Oaks Project
  • Lindsay Rowlands, Community Developer, Nepean, Rideau & Osgoode Community Resource Centre
  • Katherine Graham, Office of the Provost
  • Joy Mighty, AVP Teaching and Learning
  • Craig Bennell, 1125@Carleton
  • Jeremy Brzozowski, Student Experience Office
  • Geri Briggs, Canadian Alliance for Community Service Learning and CFICE
  • Rebecca Aird, Community Foundation of Ottawa and Ottawa Eco-Talent Network
  • Brian Burns, Carleton University Discovery Centre

Thanks also to our organizers and sponsors: Cathy Edwards from the Carleton Scholar; Ashley Fleisher and Alan Steele from the Discovery Centre; Lisa Meyers, Danette Nearing-Guibord and Paloma Raggo; Isla Jordan (Library); Samah Sabra; Maria McClintock; and everyone else on the CCEP.