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WELCOME! April 13, 2011 It is with delight that after many months of planning and preparation, we welcome you to CU Expo2011 and to the Waterloo Region! We are very excited about this extraordinary event, which has involved many dozens of people – including over 30 committed core committee members – from all walks of life in our local community, and from our Canadian and international networks. The Waterloo Region is known for innovation and partnership – technological, social, thinking creatively about better communities, and partnering together in joint ventures. We trust you will feel the spirit of innovation and collaboration here. In this spirit, CUExpo2011 offers a rich program with over 250 presentations and many additional events, with art, networking, interactions, and fun woven throughout. We believe all this will increase our connections, enhance our learning, and improve our ability to take action. In the end, we see CU Expo not as one moment in time, but as a movement of continuing engagement. We are honoured to be part of it! Welcome, and may your next few days be a wonderful part of the journey. Sincerely,

Joanna Ochocka,

On behalf of the Conference Planning Team and Steering Committee

April 12, 2011 Community-Campus Partnerships for Health is delighted to be supporting CU Expo 2011 in lieu of our own conference this year! An international non-governmental organization, we promote health – broadly defined -- through community-academic partnerships. Only by mobilizing the knowledge, wisdom, and experience in communities and in academic institutions will we solve our health, social, environmental, and economic challenges. We look forward to the next few days of learning together and invite you to join CCPH at a special CU Expo rate by May 31, 2011. Visit our website at or stop by our exhibit for details! Sincerely,

Sarena Seifer

CCPH Executive Director

April 12, 2011 The Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR) in Waterloo was one of the founding partners of the University-Community Partnership for Social Action Research (UCP-SARnet). We feel honoured that on the third anniversary of our collaboration our then small network today can welcome participants of CU EXPO 2011 as a community of 1000 members in 61 countries. As our mission is to facilitate multicultural dialog on the role of community leaders in achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals, we look forward to meet you at the conference and we invite your active participation in this dialogue. Sincerely,

Marek Wosinski, Ph.D.

UCP-SARnet Facilitator Lead partner of CU Expo2011


WELCOME! April 13, 2011 It is my pleasure to welcome you to Wilfrid Laurier University. This is an exciting year for Laurier as we celebrate the university’s 100th anniversary. Throughout its history, Laurier has lived and promoted a culture of collaboration and engagement with the broader community. It is fitting, therefore, that Laurier is the host site for CU Expo 2011. I am certain that this conference will provide an excellent forum for new ideas, productive discussion and valuable networking. I hope you find it informative and rewarding, and I hope that you enjoy the time you spend with us as we celebrate our centennial. Sincerely,

Dr. Max Blouw,

President and Vice‐Chancellor Wilfrid Laurier University

April 12, 2011 I have often talked about the importance of social engagement, both for our students, staff and faculty and for the general public. I firmly believe that a community that is actively involved in learning, in social issues, in debate and in collectively solving problems is fundamental to a civil and democratic society. Engagement and involvement also underpin innovation and invention on a university campus. One of the most important purposes of any university is to promote critical thinking in all disciplines. Universities encourage students, faculty and staff — in a setting that allows complete academic freedom — to ponder and evaluate prevalent ideas and institutions, not just in Canada but also around the world. For its part, the University of Guelph — and the entire Canadian academic community, for that matter — ought to play a central role in nurturing a just, peaceful and democratic Canada. I hope that participation in the CU conference will inspire, stimulate and motivate you to create new possibilities to address pressing concerns in communities locally, nationally and internationally. Sincerely,

Alastair J. S. Summerlee, President and Vice-Chancellor University of Guelph

April 13, 2011 Waterloo Region has always prided itself on being a place which builds and exploits partnerships in an effort to maximize resources in bettering our communities. How lucky we are to have two universities in our midst which can be found working alongside those in our community to research and develop new ideas and strategies. We welcome all of you to this conference as we collectively celebrate the value and successful collaboration. Sincerely,

Ken Seiling

Regional Chair, Region of Waterloo



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MAY 10

Theatre Auditorium John Aird Building • • • •

Welcome and introductory remarks Addresses from university and community leaders mt space theatre production Keynote address, Dr. Rajesh Tandon


7:45 p.m.-Cocktail Reception The Turret, 4th floor of Fred Nichols Campus Centre • Interactive presentation featuring Dodolab

ROOM LOCATIONS Athletics Centre/Complex Bricker Academic Building - coded as BA (e.g., BA101) Hawk’s Den - Fred Nichol’s Campus Centre, second floor Hawk’s Nest - Fred Nichol’s Campus Centre, fourth floor Paul Martin Centre - above the Dining Hall Science Building - coded as N (e.g., N1056) Senate and Board Chambers -above the Dining Hall Solarium - a hallway between Paul Martin Centre and Arts E wing Theatre Auditorium – in the John Aird Building Turret -Fred Nichol’s Campus Centre, fourth floor Wilf’s – Fred Nichol’s Campus Centre, second floor

Registration desk 12 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Maureen Forester Recital Hall in the John Aird Centre.



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OVERVIEW OF THE DAY 8:15 a.m.—Introduction to the day Theatre Auditorium, John Aird Building 8:30 a.m.—Keynote address by Jessica Yee Theatre Auditorium, John Aird Building


9:15 a.m. —Break and moving to Sessions 9:30 a.m.—Concurrent sessions A Bricker Academic and Science Buildings

11:00 a.m. —Break and moving to Sessions 11:15 a.m.—Concurrent sessions B Bricker Academic and Science Buildings

12:45 P.M.—LUNCH BREAK Lunches in the Dining Hall and the Turret. Find your assigned venue on the back of your name tag. 2:00 p.m.—Concurrent sessions C Bricker Academic and Science Buildings

3:30 p.m. —Break and moving to Sessions 3:45 p.m.—Concurrent sessions D Bricker Academic and Science Buildings

5:15—BREAK 6:30 p.m.–Banquet dinner hosted by the University of Guelph Athletics Centre/Complex • Welcome and introduction from University of Guelph • Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) awards • Improvisation, Community and Social Practice (ICASP) performance and panel

Registration desk 7:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., Maureen Forester Recital Hall in the John Aird Centre Info desk 9:15 a.m. – 5:30p.m., Science Courtyard Exhibitors hall 9:00 a.m. – 6 p.m., Science Courtyard


CONCURRENT SESSIONS A, 9:30-11A.M. Aboriginal-infused community-based research: ethics and ethical dilemmas. Brigette Krieg. Storytelling. N1057 Academic alternatives: a peer-based educational substitute for lecturing. Sean Geobey. Skill-building workshop. BA112 Better beginnings, better futures: a community-university partnership to promote child, family, and community development. Geoffrey Nelson, S. Mark Pancer, Julian Hasford, Colleen Loomis, Connie Van Andel, Susan Eckerle Curwood, Norah Love, Rich Janzen. Symposium. BA113 Building authentic partnerships: the key to healthy communities? Julie Bull. Oral presentation. BA211 Collaborating to understand early childhood development in First Nations. Rebecca Gokiert, Tracey Poitras-Collins, Rebecca Georgis. Roundtable. Paul Martin Centre Community-based assessment of breast health knowledge and behaviours in low-income women in Fort Bend County, Texas. Linda Highfield, Jenita Parekh, Troy Bush, Jane Peranteau, Philomene Balihe. Oral presentation. BA101 Creating a movement for health equity and the elimination of racial and ethnic health disparities in the U.S.: the National REACH Coalition and National Health Equity Coalition. Lark Galloway-Gilliam, Karen Anne Heckert, Charmaine Ruddock, Carolyn Jenkins. Oral presentation. BA209 Ethical considerations in community-based participatory research. Sherry Ann Chapman, Brenda Roche, Elizabeth Whitmore, Sarena Seifer. Roundtable. Paul Martin Centre Evaluation shaping the comprehensive community initiative: the case of the Waterloo Region Immigrant Employment Network (WRIEN). Yasir Dildar, Rich Janzen, Daniela Seskar-Hencic, Peter McFadden. Oral presentation. BA211 Including community voices: accessibility for mentally disabled people. Saskia Vandeputte, Ils de Bal. Oral presentation. BA208 It takes a village: training community health workers in the Burundian refugee population using a community-based participatory service learning model. Denise Bates. Oral Presentation. BA209 Lessons learned about creating vibrant communities. Susan Eckerle Curwood, Liz Weaver, Jamie Gamble, Mark Cabaj, Erick Leviten-Reid. Oral presentation. BA208 Navigating the Institutional Review Boards for CBPR projects: academic and community perspectives. Jeannette O Andrews, Susan D Newman, Melissa J Cox, Reneta S Leite, Gwen Gillenwater, Joyce Winkler, Gloria Warner, Beth Carpenter, Carolina Cook. Roundtable. Paul Martin Centre

Poverty, disability, and the need for inclusion. Kristie Beckham, Alexis Buettgen, Jason Richardson, Michelle Ward, Kathy Richardson. Oral presentation. BA209 Reducing the vulnerability of people experiencing homelessness to global climate change: a collaborative effort. Manuel Riemer. Oral presentation. BA210


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Service learning as the framework to enhancing quality programming for young children and building stronger communities. Mary-Louise Vanderlee, Audrey Klopper. Oral presentation. BA211 Shared governance in a community-academic partnership: balancing community needs with evolving medical technology. Carol Horowitz, Rebecca L. Luckett, Ellen Simon, Crispin Goytia, Mali Trilla. Storytelling. N1057 The challenges of a university-community partnership within a heterogeneous community network setting. Pascale Mantoura, Jocelyne Bernier, Louise Potvin. Roundtable. Paul Martin Centre The community researcher project: exploring economic hardship in Guelph and Wellington County. Patricia Dawn Altass, Tina Brophy, Beth Leith . Oral presentation. BA208 The possibilities of integrating appreciative inquiry with the Alzheimer disease and related dementia planning framework for culture change in long-term care. Sherry Dupuis, Carrie McAiney, Karen Ray, Amy Go, Lindsay Alfermann. Oral presentation. BA101 Training immigrant peer researchers for CBPR on HIV/AIDS in Germany. Hella von Unger, Tanja Gangarova, Omer Ouedraogo, Catherine Flohr, Michael T Wright. Oral presentation. BA210 Tuberculosis amongst immigrants and refugees at an adult education center: a community-based participatory research approach. Mark Wieland, Julie Nigon. Oral presentation. BA101 UN millennium development goals for Henan Province, China. Andy Chen, Marek Wosinski, Jerrie Ueberle. Storytelling. N1056 Unveiling the Community Research Ethics Office: an ethical review process and support system for CBR in Waterloo Region. Bill Marr, Joanna Ochocka, Norah Love, Theron Kramer, Randy Penney, Laura Mastronardi, Anthony Piscitelli. Roundtable. Paul Martin Centre Using most significant change methodology to write stories about sustainability. Leone Kay Wheeler, Britt Gow. Storytelling. N1056 9


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CONCURRENT SESSIONS B, 11:15 A.M.-12:45 P.M. A community-NGO-university partnership in promoting exercise and a healthy lifestyle amongst rural communities in Sabah, Malaysia. Osman Bin Ali. Oral presentation. BA208 A performance constellation: Staging civically engaged theatre. Michelle Hayford. Other creative format. BA202

Banking on collaboration: bringing together multiple perspectives to find a community-wide solution. Sarah Marsh, Yasir Dildar, Stephanie Mancini. Storytelling. N1057

From raised fists to high fives: the emergence of health policy and transformation through university-community partnerships in San Francisco. Sudeep Motupalli Rao, Roberto Ariel Vargas, Sharad Jain, Jacob Moody, Jeffrey Betcher. Oral presentation. BA211 Helping the agriculture community one credit at a time. Melanie Lang. Oral presentation. BA210 Ho’owaiwai: a strategy for advancing financial security and opportunities. Wayne M Tanna, Stephanie Genz, Candice Sakuda, Richard Kido. Oral presentation. BA101 Navigating community-university partnerships. Rich Janzen, Joanna Ochocka. Oral presentation. BA210

Building bridges for diversity. Donna Smith, Lisa Carnevale, Michelle Pinchev. Oral Presentation. BA101

Navigating the policy maze through partnership. Gwen Gillenwater, Susan D. Newman. Storytelling. N1056

Building research partnerships between the Métis Nation of Ontario and university people. Keehan Koorn, Mario Gravelle, Éric Thériault, Elise Bisson, Joan Norris, Joseph Tindale. Roundtable. Paul Martin Centre

Participatory approaches to knowledge translation come of age: engaging older adults in the research enterprise. Julia Janes, Robert Fitzgerald, Opal Sparks. Oral presentation. BA209

Building the individual and organizational CBPR capacity of community partners: the story of the alliance for research in Chicagoland communities. Ben Rucker, Jen Kauper-Brown, Lucy Gomez-Feliciano. Storytelling. N1057 Campus-wide, competency-based approaches to developing community-engaged faculty. Lynn Blanchard, Sarena Seifer, Cathy Jordan, Sherril Gelmon. Roundtable. Paul Martin Centre CBR within an immigrant community. Garry Hesser. Oral presentation. BA210 Community and Green Mapping: Community Based Action Research Workshop. Wendy Bawer, Ken Josephson, Maeve Lydon, Peter Keller. Oral presentation. BA101 Community development via a job training partnership. Damon Lew, Emylene Aspilla, Naomi Wortis. Storytelling. N1056 Community exchange dialogues: building community through discussion and action. Erin Epp. Roundtable. Paul Martin Centre Creating a social economy community of practice: the BALTA experience. Mary Beckie, Stuart Wulff. Oral presentation. BA211 Creating global and local partnerships through university-community partnerships. Rekha Datta, Bojana Beric, Susan Gupta, John Buzza, Moleen Madziwa. Oral presentation, BA208 Cross-cultural lessons of engaging immigrant and refugee families in research and evaluation. Rebecca Gokiert, Rebecca Georgis. Oral presentation. BA209 10

Participatory planning in a Mexican village: lessons for community development and planning education. Marie Kennedy, Chris Tilly. Oral presentation. BA101 Pulling the pieces together: project planning and the imperatives of multiple agency actors. Jenn Harrington, Todd Barr, Kimberly Bates, Alan Law, Raul Ponce-Hernandez. Roundtable. Paul Martin Centre Realizing the promise of community-engaged research: community partner perspectives. Susan Gust, Elder Atum Azzahir, Ella Greene-Moton, Ann-Gel Palermo, Elmer Freeman. Oral presentation. BA209 Science shops: the basics. Norbert Steinhaus, Henk Mulder, Ils De Bal. Skill-building workshop. BA112 The co-evolution of knowledge for social impact in food security: the role of the contextual fluidity partnership model. Connie H. Nelson, Mirella Stroink, Judi Vinni. Oral presentation. BA211 The international collaboration on participatory health research. Brenda A Roche. Oral presentation. BA208 Towards inclusive CBR: lessons-learned from disability and rehabilitation in Cameroon. Julius Wango, Aloys Njitor, Lynn Cockburn, Ruth Acheinegeh, Ezekiel Benuh, Nyincho Samuel, Goli Hashemi. Skill-building workshop. BA113 What’s different about urban community-university partnerships. Geoffrey Maruyama, Martin Adams, Robert J. Jones. Roundtable. Paul Martin Centre

CONCURRENT SESSIONS C, 2:00 P.M.-3:30 P.M. A community development model for higher education community engagement. Randy Stoecker, Mary Beckman. Roundtable. Paul Martin Centre Building equality of participation in research partnerships. Catherine Bates, Elena Gamble, Sinead McCann. Roundtable. Paul Martin Centre Community advisory boards in community-based participatory research: best processes. Susan D Newman, Jeannette O. Andrews, Melissa E Cox, Gwen Gillenwater, Renata Leite. Skill-building workshop. BA112 Community-driven health needs assessment: participatory research in action. Julie Bull, James Valcour, Darlene Wall, John Graham, Melita Paul, Debbie Martin. Oral presentation. BA209 Developing a community-university engagement model in health education: an Irish perspective. Bernie Quillinan, Elizabeth McKay, Ann Taylor. Storytelling. N1057 Developing an evaluation partnership: building capacity to collect, manage, and utilize data. James Cook, Frances Lott, Ryan Kilmer, Candace Wilson. Roundtable. Paul Martin Centre Engaging community through mapping. Susan Lynch. Oral presentation. BA209 Exploring community engagement and finding better solutions. Nadia Chowdhury. Oral presentation. BA208 Growing community through urban agriculture: a communityuniversity project involving senior immigrants. Mary Beckie, Maureen Elhatton. Oral presentation. BA101 Immigrant cultural values and language barriers as communication class lessons. Eva Rose Batiancila Washburn-Repollo. Storytelling. N1057 In2science – a case study of cross-institutional collaboration supporting the engagement of school students in the sciences and mathematics in Victoria, Australia. John McDonald. Storytelling. N1056

Integrating rural community development with academics: a partnership in developing soya food products between Moi University, Kenya/VLIR AGBIO project, Belgium, and rural communities of Western Kenya. Mary Njeri Muchiri, F. Wamunga, G. Mbagaya., D. Serem, R.Karei, P.Patel. Oral presentation. BA209


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Maintaining community voice and participation in community-university partnership efforts. Martin Paul Adams. Roundtable. Paul Martin Centre Photo and video providing a voice in community�based research. Jutta Gutberlet, Gisela Prystav, Andrea Rau, Manuela Reinhard Other creative format. BA202 Recognizing and rewarding community-engaged scholarship: implications for faculty development, tenure, and promotion. Sarena Seifer, Linda Hawkins, Kerry Daly. Skill-building workshop. BA113 Science Shops: demand-driven versus need-driven? Ils De Bal, Saskia Vandeputte. Roundtable. Paul Martin Centre Settling, working, and belonging: an innovative and collaborative approach to integrating newcomers. Yasir Dildar, Theron Kramer, Rich Janzen, Margaret Walton-Roberts, Jenna Hennebry. Oral presentation. BA101 The accidental activity: the science fair family workshop and the community-university partnership. Aurora Garcia, Kathleen Roe, Aldo Chazaro, David Dosanjh, Yadeel Lopez, Silvia Montano, Angelica Diaz, German Blanco. Storytelling. N1056 The vision, challenges, and policy impacts of an innovative community-university partnership. Mary Mackeigan, Terry Mitchell, Susan Eckerle Curwood. Oral presentation. BA208. Towards a definition of the critical friend in communityuniversity partnerships. Scotney D Evans, Natalie Brown, Sherry McGee, Jacqueline de Schutter. Oral presentation. BA208.



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CONCURRENT SESSIONS D, 3:45 P.M.-5:15 P.M. A bold and unique approach to community partnerships in pharmacy education. Nancy Waite. Oral presentation. BA211 A school-based approach for wrapping services around vulnerable children. Jeffrey Bisanz, Niki Wosnack, Catherine Walker, Varnhagen Stanley, Laurie Schnirer, Maija L. Prakash, Mary Michailides, Diane C. McNeil, Rebecca J. Gokiert, Jason Daniels, Gloria Chalmers. Roundtable. Paul Martin Centre

Academic and community reflections on preparing for partnership and research: lessons from the community-engaged scholars programme. Melissa J. Cox, Jeannette O. Andrews, Joyce Winkler, Caroline Cook, Susan D. Newman, Gwen Gillenwater, Beth Carpenter, Renata Leite, Gloria Warner. Oral presentation. BA210 Building and sustaining the relationships that are the foundation of trustworthy science. Mark Yarborough, Paul Spicer, Kelly Edwards. Oral presentation. BA208 an innovative resource for peer-reviewed publication of diverse products of community-engaged scholarship. Cathy Jordan, Sarena Seifer, Sherril Gelmon, Lynn Blanchard. Skill-building workshop. BA112

Making patient navigation community relevant: stories from the front line. Belinda Reyes, Shaneah Taylor, Nadia Hajjar, Carmi Frankovich, Charito Bularzik, Dora Monroe , Kara Murphy, Richard Endress, Melissa A. Simon. Storytelling. N1057 Model of a community-based institution of higher education: the New Gandhi College of Social Work in India. Birendra Kumar, G. Mahesh, Marek Wosinski, Eric Hartman. Storytelling. N1057 Moving a community to better health. Deirdra A. Murphy, Amy Stanley. Storytelling. N1056 Northern-grown. Ronald Norman Harpelle. Other creative format. BA202 Practical tools for publishing community-based participatory research. Darius Tandon, Chandra Jackson, Chris Masi. Skill-building workshop. BA113 Research partnerships as catalysts of community and policy change. Daniela Seskar-Hencic. Roundtable. Paul Martin Centre Rural development in Alberta: a new approach and evaluation method. Paul Richard Watson. Oral presentation. BA101

Charleston area pollution prevention partnership. Sacoby Wilson, Herbert Fraser-Rahim, Erik Svendsen, Edith Williams, Hongmei Zhang, LaShanta Rice. Oral presentation. BA101

Standing on the promises: building a faith-based health equity partnership on Chicago’s south side: the ACTS of FAITH initiative. Dawnavan S. Davis, George Smith, Tonya Robertson, Herbert Lassiter, Angela Odoms Young. Oral presentation. BA209

Churches responding to the immigrant reality in Canada: a national participatory action research project. James Watson, Rich Janzen, Yasir Dildar, Mark Chapman. Oral presentation. BA209

The role of community-university partnerships in downtown revitalization. Jeff Lederer. Oral presentation. BA208

Community-university partnerships: mediating elements and processes. Paula Migliardi, Terry Howard, Fred Andersen, Marni Amirault, Melina Bernier, Faisal Shafiq. Roundtable. Paul Martin Centre

Violence prevention: partnering communities and academia. Anthony Piscitelli, Bill Wilson, Tom Brenner, Wayne Morris. Roundtable. Paul Martin Centre

Developing non-profit-university evaluation partnerships. Jerry Hinbest. Oral presentation. BA210 Garden2table: a real food programme for kids. Bruce Gregory McAdams. Storytelling. N1056 Interrogating reciprocity: differences in power, privilege, and marginalization in an international collaboration between El Salvador and Canada. Marvin Valle, Trish Van Katwyk, Maria Liegghio Oral presentation. BA208


Vive tu Vida/Live your Life: When community creates a campaign: mobilizing businesses, organizations and families with social marketing to tackle childhood obesity in Northern Manhattan. Stephanie Nina Pitsirilos-Boquin, Kelly Schunk, Carmen Acosta. Storytelling. N1056 Walking the talk of community-based participatory research. Julie Jo Christensen, Carla Stough Huffman. Oral presentation. BA210 What’s in it for me: on the beauty and warts of universitycommunity collaboration. Ginette Lafreniere. Roundtable. Paul Martin Centre

OVERVIEW OF THE DAY 8:15 a.m.—Introduction to the day Theatre Auditorium, John Aird Building


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8:30 a.m.—Bridging the innovation gap panel Theatre Auditorium, John Aird Building

9:15 a.m. —Break and moving to Sessions 9:30 a.m.—Concurrent sessions E (including posters) Bricker Academic and Science Buildings


11:00 a.m. —Break and moving to Sessions 11:15 a.m.—Concurrent sessions F Bricker Academic and Science Buildings

12:45 P.M.—LUNCH BREAK Bag lunches picked up in Bricker Academic Building foyer. Take chartered transit buses to community venues in uptown Waterloo and downtown Kitchener. Buses located at the corner of University St. E and Hazel (volunteers will be on hand to help you find your way) 2:00-3:30 p.m.—Sessions at various community venues • Workshops and creative presentations • Site sessions

3:30 - 4:00 P.M.—BREAK 4:00-5:30 p.m. - Sessions at various community venues • Workshops and creative presentations • Site sessions 5:30 p.m. to sundown: A night in the park! Clocktower Commons, Victoria Park, downtown Kitchener. Activities include food and craft vendors, soccer, live music, dancing, and more.

Note: From 1 p.m. to sundown, the Information desk will be located at the Rotunda in Kitchener City Hall, 200 King St, West, in downtown Kitchener. Registration desk 7:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m., Maureen Forester Recital Hall Info desk 9:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Science Courtyard Exhibitors Hall 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Science Courtyard



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CONCURRENT SESSIONS E, 9:30-11:00 A.M. A partnership model designed to reduce the burden of disease among inner-city children. Mary McCord, Patricia Peretz, Adriana Matiz. Oral presentation. BA209 A tale of community-university partnership: reflections on the collaborations between not-forprofit organization and institution of higher education in Egypt. Neivin M. Shalabi. Storytelling. N1056

“All Systems Go”: A smoking cessation group narrates a year of transformation. Kristann Wilmore Heinz, Kristin Reihman, Elissa Foster, Abby Letcher Storytelling. N1057 An artistic approach to foreign language acquisition and service learning. Jana Francesca Gutierrez. Other creative format. BA202 Asset-mapping as a tool for mobilizing small rural churches in community development. Cam Harder. Skill-building workshop. BA113 Capacity-building with health promotion communities of practice in Ontario. Melody Roberts, John M. Garcia, Brian Hyndman, Irene Lambraki, Steve Manske, Heather Manson, Steven Savvaidis, Erika Steibelt. Oral presentation. BA210 CBR and scientific independency. Henk Mulder. Storytelling. N1056 Community-engaged research: control, ownership and power relations. Karen Schwartz, Adje van de Sande. Oral presentation. BA208 Community engagement curricular strategies to reduce health disparities. Carol Hargate, Marjorie Schaffer, Maureen Juarez. Oral Presentation. BA210 Community research training curriculum. Jenita Parekh. Skill-building workshop. BA112 Community, research, and change: leveraging community assets and building capacity to combat health disparities in a suburban collar county of Chicago. Belinda Reyes, Shaneah Taylor, Kara Murphy, Nadia Hajjar, Carmi Frankovich, Charito Bularzik, Dora Monroe, Richard Endress, Melissa A Simon. Oral presentation. BA209 Developing partnership commitments. Kathleen Roe, Aurora Garcia, Yadeel Lopez, Silvia Montano, Aldo Chazaro, Angelica Diaz, David Dosanjh, Jennifer Sausal. Oral presentation. BA101 Documentation of practices as a mechanism for knowledge exchange: a case example of the documentation of partnerships between Ontario Hockey League (OHL) teams and Ontario’s Local Public Health Agencies (LPHAs). Laura McCammon-Tripp, Keith Beecroft, Maria Brigantino, Heidi McKean, Christine Stich. Oral presentation. BA208 14

Does the shoe fit? Exploring why universities engage some community sectors and not others. Alaya Boisvert. Roundtable. Paul Martin Centre Effective partnerships for workforce development. Sherril B Gelmon, Judith Woodruff, Kelly Aiken Oral presentation. BA208 Everybody needs good neighbors? Angie Hart, Kim Aumann, Graham Crow. Oral presentation. BA211 Grant making and research in the same organization: practical and ethical issues. Marlynn L. May. Oral presentation. BA211 Improving health access and equity using graduate health students to address community concerns. Sandy Hoar. Roundtable. Paul Martin Centre Learning to fit: a story about the city of Guelph and The Research Shop. Linda Hawkins, Barbara Powell. Skill-building workshop. N1056 Lessons from a research and evaluation partnership between the University of Waterloo and the Regional Municipality of Waterloo’s Planning, Housing and Community Services and Public Health Departments to evaluate a smoke-free community housing policy. Laurie J Nagge, Ryan David Kennedy. Oral presentation. BA209 Literacy lives: HIV/AIDS health allies training and the dynamics of community-university collaborations. Judy Smith. Roundtable. Paul Martin Centre Models for change to improve health and reduce health disparities in Rochester, New York. Nancy M. Bennett, Gail L. Newton. Oral presentation. BA101 Partnering with students to provide supporting infrastructural facilities (the case of University of Jos, Nigeria). Jurbe Joseph Molwus, Hauwa Garba, Patricia Lar. Storytelling. N1056 Researching the impact of community service-learning: a policy lens approach. Geri Briggs. Roundtable. Paul Martin Centre Supporting strategic action in an emerging leadership network: a participatory approach to social network analysis. Adam Euerby. Oral presentation. BA211 Three perspectives on an applied project in new business development. Fred Pries, Judi Riddolls. Storytelling. N1057 Transforming “building your capacity” to “building our capacity”: an evolving story of community-university partnership in Boston. Carolyn Leung, Jennifer Opp, Linda Sprague-Martinez, Jocelyn Chu, Doug Brugge, Karen Hacker, Laurel Leslie. Oral presentation. BA101 University jazz! Innovation in Canadian universities: an exploration of strategies for knowledge integration and system transformation. Darcy Riddell, Cheryl Rose. Other creative format. N1059

CONCURRENT SESSIONS E, 9:30 A.M.-11 A.M.: POSTERS A content and outcome analysis of environmental impact statements: understanding the role of health, participation and equity in southeast Michigan’s transportation decision-making. Natalie R Sampson. Poster. BA111 A joint vision for change: collaborating forces. Alexandra Victoria Siberry, Ivy La Rue, Bethany Philpott. Poster. BA111 A participatory study of the nature of touch at L’Arche: understanding protective and risk factors to develop an approach to safe and respectful touch for people with developmental disabilities. Lindsay Paige Buckingham-Rivard. Poster. BA111 An assessment of service assets and gaps for offenders and victims of interpersonal violence in Waterloo Region. Anthony Piscitelli, Jessica Hutchison. Poster. BA111 Building multi-cultural and multi-health system partnership to conduct health research. Elena Maria Alcala, Bang Hai Nguyen. Poster. BA111 Challenges and strategic approaches in rural health education in Malaysia. Osman Bin Ali. Poster. BA111 Chinese colorectal cancer research project: physician initiated intervention project. Angela Sun. Poster. BA111 Collaborative planning for a school of public health. Eric Gass. Poster. BA111 Community-based research and social innovation: the Centre for Community Based Research. Joanna Ochocka, Richard Janzen. Poster. BA111 Community health student engagement with CBPR in the development of a campaign to reduce secondhand smoke exposure among Lummi Nation children with asthma. Celeste L. Kahn, Kaylee M. Knowles, Allison Lindsay, Anna Morris, Sara Wajerski, Kathleen Charles, Billie J. Lindsey. Poster. BA111 Connecting local-global communities through revitalization and re-valorization of Indigenous knowledge: the case of Pitzer College (California), Santa Maria la Alta (Puebla) and Temixco (Morelos). Martha Barcenas-Mooradian, Tessa Hicks Peterson. Poster. BA111 Designing waste out of the system through re-use strategies. Johannes Dietrich. Poster. BA111 Enhancing collaboration between researchers and practitioners: what are the key components. Marie-Joelle Gervais, François Chagnon, Marie-Ève Pigeon. Poster. BA111 Enhancing neighborhood helpers in mental health promotion and violence prevention within urban neighborhoods. Ann Marie White, Melanie Funchess. Poster. BA111

Expanding networks for Latinos through community engagement. Zoe Enga, Alison Gunn. Poster. BA111 Networking and partnerships as tools in the education of community leaders. Marek Wosinski, Adam Euerby, Andy Chen, Birendra Kumar. Poster. BA111


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Neuropsychological studies of adults 50 and up on Bkejwanong: what does the community say. Anne Dull Baird, Lynda Lou Classens, Shelagh Towson, Sam Iskandar. Poster. BA111


Nuestro futuro saludable: the process of developing the JP partnership for healthy Caribbean Latino youth. Linda Martinez, Uchenna John Ndulue, Flavia Perea. Poster. BA111 Participatory sustainable waste management. Jutta Gutberlet. Poster. BA111 Partnering with the community: assessing the impact of an undergraduate health practicum on community health. Shelley Brown. Poster. BA111 Partnership and collaboration. Osee Romeo Njacheun Tcheupgoum. Poster. BA111 Recruiting low-income families into community programmes: exploring differences in engagement strategies among ethnic groups. Holly Stack-Cutler, Laurie Schnirer. Poster. BA111 Soufflearning: an innovative learning and teaching methodology. Norbert Steinhaus, Kristin Auer. Poster. BA111 The value conservation concept: a contribution to resource savings. Johannes Dietrich. Poster. BA111 Two sides of the experiential learning coin: the benefit to students and the community. Nancy Waite. Poster. BA111 Urban agriculture in the megacities of tomorrow: how to improve living conditions in informal settlements through urban agriculture – a trans-disciplinary German-Moroccan Project in Casablanca. Andrea Rau, Gisela Prystav, Manuela Reinhard. Poster. BA111 Using participatory action research principles to enhance community-university partnerships. Mavis Morton. Poster. BA111 Work and training for renewable energies. Norbert Steinhaus, Krischan Ostenrath. Poster. BA111 You won’t get tenure with that method: a critical analysis of the social theories shared by science and technology studies and CBPR. Deborah Blizzard. Poster. BA111



CONCURRENT SESSIONS F, 11:15 A.M.-12:45 P.M. A community partnership for service innovation and training. Frances Owen. Oral presentation. BA101 A nurse-community partnership to improve maternal-newborn health care in the Dominican Republic. Jennifer Whitman Foster, Rosa Burgos. Storytelling. N1057 A successful research partnership engaging community partners and a medical university. Joyce B. Winkler, Carolina Cook, Gloria Warner, Oluseyi Ogunleye, Carol Wagner, Kathy Stone. Oral presentation. BA101 Assessing the learning of students involved in community-university partnerships. Melanie Lang, Fred Pries. Roundtable. Paul Martin Centre Assessing the outcomes of community-based participatory research: a realist review of what works, for whom, and in what circumstances. Ann C. Macaulay, Justin Jagosh, Pierre Pluye, Jon Salsberg, Jim Henderson, Paula Bush, Erin Sirett, Geoff Wong, Trish Greenhalgh, Margaret Cargo, Caarol Herbert, Larry Green. Oral presentation. BA101 Building and sustaining a community-university partnership: the Research Action Alliance on the Consequences of Work Injury. Emile Tompa, Marion Endicott, Pat Vinneau. Oral presentation. BA211 Building and sustaining capacity for community-engaged research and evaluation on and off campus. Sherry Ann Chapman, Jeffrey Bisanz, Laurie Schnirer, Dianne Kieren. Roundtable. Paul Martin Centre Challenges of Global Advocacy for Community-University Research Partnerships: The GACER Story. Rajesh Tandon, Sarena Seifer, Jose Blanes, Mario Torres. Oral presentation. BA209 Collaborative strategic management. Amelia C. Clarke. Oral presentation. BA208 Community, collaboration, and capacity: engaging graduate students. Tricia van Rhijn, Patricia Altass, Alexandra Siberry, Jana Miller, Craig Bentham. Storytelling. N1056 Community-engaged scholarship: assessing levels, processes, and impact of engagement, transformation, and reciprocity. Lindsay Paige Buckingham-Rivard, Terry Leigh Mitchell, Jane Hennig, Maria Liegghio. Oral presentation. BA211

Green classrooms: a collaborative model of university course development for student engagement. Livia Dittmer, Manuel Riemer. Other creative format. BA202 Hollywood smiles. Renata Serricchio Leite. Storytelling. N1057


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Institutionalizing urban community engagement in higher education. Geoffrey Maruyama, Andrew Furco, Martin Adams, Bhaskar Upadhyay. Skill-building workshop. BA113 Making partnerships work: international lessons in the practice of community-university research partnership. Martha Farrell, Joanna Ochocka, Nirmala Lall, Katherine Graham. Oral presentation. BA209 Partnering with students to provide supporting infrastructural facilities (the case of University of Jos, Nigeria). Jurbe Joseph Molwus, Hauwa Garba, Patricia Lar. Storytelling. N1056 Promoting health equity through health promotion education. Fay Fletcher, Patricia Makokis, Jason Fox. Storytelling. N1057 Reflection – the hyphen of service-learning: developing students’ skills to work in communities globally and locally. Barbara Rose Gottlieb, Suzanne Cashman. Skill-building workshop. BA112 Successful strategies in increasing student participation in tertiary education through university-community collaborations: when institutional walls disappear. Joy Penman, Mary Oliver. Oral presentation. BA208 The story of the office of community- based research: lessons-learned about mobilizing the assets of campuses and communities in Canada. Maeve Lydon, John Lutz, Linda Geggie, Peter Keller. Oral presentation. BA209 Universities without walls: teaching and learning with a new generation of Canadian HIV researchers. Elisabeth Marks. Roundtable. Paul Martin Centre Water, sanitation, and infectious diseases improved by a longterm international community-university partnership. Sandy Hoar. Roundtable. Paul Martin Centre

Community-university partnerships in the classroom. Joaquin Trapero, Agata Stypka, Joan Easton, Gord Miller, Dulcie Fernandes. Storytelling. N1056





On Thursday afternoon, you can choose from a variety of skill-building workshops, creative presentations, and site sessions. Site sessions are your opportunity to learn about communityuniversity partnerships in the context of local CU partnerships. These sessions will be engaging, interactive, and will draw on the experience of local people who will share with you. You’ll have a chance to share your own experiences and learn from other delegates as well. Note: Site session locations are located on the site map.

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CREATIVE PRESENTATION Knowledge mobilization through theatre: cutting to the heart of research. Joanna Ochocka, Rich Janzen. Conrad Centre, 36 King Stret, W., Kitchener

SKILL BUILDING WORKSHOPS Going beyond inclusion: the advantages and challenges of community-led community-university research alliances. Deborah Stienstra. Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Social Work, Room 209, Kitchener. Innovative approaches in mixed methods. Linda Highfield, Jenita Parekh, Molly Ford, Philomene Balihe, Desiree Johnson, Jane Peranteau, Patricia Gail Bray. Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Social Work, Room 210, Kitchener.

SITE SESSIONS The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI): What in the world are we thinking about? From climate change to security threats and financial crises, the world is facing challenges that are largely unaddressed due to inadequate international efforts. Global think tanks can help break through the inertia, bridging the gap between technical knowledge and power. CIGI is an independent, nonpartisan think tank on international governance, led by experienced practitioners and distinguished academics. CIGI believes that better international governance can improve the lives of people everywhere, by increasing prosperity, ensuring global sustainability, addressing inequality and safeguarding human rights, and promoting a more secure world. This site visit will describe CIGI’s research streams and how it strives to fulfill its mission. It will also address one of CIGI’s major projects: the Africa Initiative—a multi-year, joint-programme with Makerere University in Uganda, and the South African Institute for International Affairs, that aims to contribute to the deepening of Africa’s capacity and knowledge. The final aspect of our site visit will feature presentations from students who recently participated in a grant project between CIGI and the Institute for New Economic Thinking, which saw them attend a major conference in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, on new economic thinking. Centre for International Governance and Innovation (CIGI), 57 Erb St W, Seagram Room, Waterloo 18

Site sessions (continued) Child development: The Alliance for Children and Youth (http:// is a 38-member organization, working to improve well-being for children, youth, and their families. A number of alliance members will present an overview of the collaborative, and an open space facilitated discussion will dig into the value-added of working in a collaborative model (60 delegates, maximum). Location to be announced Health and wellness: This session is in development at the time of printing. Information will be posted on our website and conference announcement boards when it’s available. Region of Waterloo, 99 Regina St, Waterloo (room to be announced). Maximum 60 People Income security and affordable housing: House of Friendship ( and the Working Centre ( will host a walking tour of downtown organizations that address issues of income security and affordable housing. If needed, a rain day back-up plan will be announced at the Charles Street venue where the 1.5 km walk begins (20 delegates maximum). House of Friendship, 63 Charles St East, Kitchener Justice (led by the Crime Prevention Council-- http://www. This session is in development at the time of printing. Information will be posted on our website and conference announcement boards when it’s available. Location to be announced. Maximum 40 People Social entrepreneurs: Capacity Waterloo Region (http:// will lead a session on social entrepreneurism, including information sharing from Social Venture Partners (, Communitech (http://, and the Accelerator Centre (http:// Explore how the non-profit, business, and university sectors work together to strengthen our community (30 participants, maximum) Communitech Hub, The Tannery, 151 Charles St W, Kitchener



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SKILL BUILDING WORKSHOPS Building a holistic bridge training programme for newcomers through unique partnerships. Sarah Marsh, Maria de Boer, Ellen Sue Mesbur, Lutfiye Tutak, Christa Van Daele, Lisa Jarvis, Dori Ferr. Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Social Work, Room 201, Kitchener


Inclusion research: by and for women who experience marginalization. Christina Lessels, Julie Maher. Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Social Work, Room 210, Kitchener


Moving past icebreakers: team building activities to foster communication, collaboration, and understanding. Uchenna John Ndulue, Flavia Perea, Linda Martinez. Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Social Work, Room 209 Science shops: advanced—reflection on challenges of changing environments. Ils De Bal, Norbert Steinhaus, Henk Mulder. Centre for International Governance and Innovation (CIGI), 57 Erb St W, Seagram Room, Waterloo Small is beautiful: collaborations between small non-profits and universities. Anne Ramsay Conrad Centre, 36 King Street West, Kitchener

SITE SESSIONS Canadian Mental Health Association and Waterloo Region Self Help. In this site session, two community partners, the Grand River Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association ( and Waterloo Region Self Help (WRSH), and one university partner, the Community Psychology program of Wilfrid Laurier University, describe two partnership projects. The first involved a study with all three partners examining a paradigm shift in mental health that occurred in Waterloo Region. The second was a partnership involving a longitudinal evaluation of consumer/ survivor initiatives, including WRSH. Canadian Mental Health Association and Waterloo Region Self Help, 67 King St East, Kitchener

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A Night in the Park

Centre for Community-Based Research - CCBR ( CCBR is a leader in using community-based research to inspire social change. This session will begin with an overview of the organization’s mission, history, structure, demonstrating how it is linked to a vision of using research as a catalyst for social change. Participants will explore the three building blocks of social innovation used in CCBR: knowledge production (gathering and analyzing information that better informs people working for social change); knowledge mobilization (creatively communicating research findings in ways that speak to people); and community mobilization (using research to build relationships among people who, in turn, use the knowledge they jointly produce to guide their collective social action). Centre for Community Based Research, 73 King St W, Suite 300, Kitchener

Note: From 1 p.m. to sundown, the Information desk will be located at the Rotunda in Kitchener City Hall, 200 King St, West, in downtown Kitchener.

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OVERVIEW OF THE DAY 8:15 a.m.— Session inspired by the eight Millenium Development Goals. In these sessions you’ll discuss what you’ve been learning about the topic of your choice (see the options, below), and with other delegates will explore what you can do in your work and research going forward to support that area. • Environmental sustainability—Paul Martin Centre • Income security and affordable housing—Senate and Board Chambers • Community development—The Solarium • Education—Wilf’s • Health equity—Hawk’s Nest • Gender equality—Hawk’s Den • Child development—The Turret • Diversity and migration—BA112

9:15 a.m. —Break and moving to Sessions 9:30 a.m. —Concurrent sessions G Bricker Academic and Science Buildings

11:00 a.m. —Break and moving to Sessions 11:15 a.m.—Concurrent sessions H Bricker Academic and Science Buildings

12:45 P.M.—LUNCH BREAK (LOCATIONS) UCP-SARnet presentation 1:00-1:45 p.m. The Turret, Fred Nichols Campus Centre. For those not attending this optional session, please have lunch in the Dining Hall. 2:00 p.m. Closing plenary by Angie Hart Theatre Auditorium, John Aird Building • Conference highlights and appreciations • Report-back from millennium sessions • CU partnership themes and summary • Keynote address, Angie Hart

4:00 P.M. CLOSE OF CONFERENCE Registration desk 7:45 a.m.-9:15 a.m., Maureen Forester Recital Hall Info desk 9:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Science courtyard Exhibitors hall 9:00 a.m. – 4 p.m., Science courtyard


CONCURRENT SESSIONS G, 9:30-11:00 A.M. A community-university partnership using PAR to study the stigma experiences of youth diagnosed with a mental health issue and of their family members. Maria Liegghio, Kathy Sdao-Jarvie. Oral presentation. BA211 Calling for open access to research. Jane Burpee, Norbert Steinhaus, Henk Mulder. Roundtable. Paul Martin Centre Connecting policy, practice, and research for youth health: case studies of knowledge exchange capacity. Brandi Bell, Kate McGarry, Lynn Ann Duffley. Oral presentation. BA209 CUISR ten years on: learning to partner, partnering to learn. Louise Clarke, Isobel Findlay, Mark Brown. Storytelling. N1056 Developing a university-government partnership to inform policy change on health and the built environment. Pat Fisher, Leia Minaker, Kathleen McSpurren, Mary Thompson. Oral presentation. BA208 Developing inter-professional service learning opportunities. Donnalee Milette Shain. Roundtable. Paul Martin Centre Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds and the Kellogg Health Scholars Programme demonstrate community-academic partners translating research into policy. Caree J. Jackson, Gayle E. Headen, Irene S. Bayer, Kim D. Sydnor, Toby Citrin. Oral presentation. BA101 Immigrant peer researchers and HIV prevention in Germany: the PaKoMi-video. Hella von Unger, Anja Gangarova, Omer Ouedraogo, Catherine Flohr, Michael Wright. Other creative format. N1059 Knowledge mobilization through theatre: cutting to the heart of research. Joanna Ochocka, Richard Janzen. Other creative format. BA202 Meeting the challenge of peer-reviewed journal publication. Trish Kalivoda, Sarena Seifer. Oral presentation. BA211 Mobilizing knowledge of persons with dementia and families at diagnosis: a participatory research project. Lisa Loiselle, Sherry Dupuis, Brenda Hounam, Cathy Conway, Carrie McAiney, Linda Lee, Susan Gregg. Oral presentation. BA210 Practitioner-researcher collaborative models. Michele Preyde. Oral presentation. BA208

Raising the bar on quality childcare: a participatory programme evaluation. Alexis Buettgen, Lois Saunders, Lindsay Sprague, Tanya Darisi, Wanda St. Francois, Jean Clinton. Oral presentation. BA210 Reflexivity in action research. Roel During. Roundtable. Paul Martin Centre



Self-evaluation concepts in participatory trans-disciplinary projects and CU partnerships. Frank Becker, Jutta Gutberlet. Skill-building workshop. BA112 Sharing a built vision: creating community-university partnerships. Holly Stack-Cutler, Lorraine Woollard, Sara Dorow, Wendy MacDonald. Oral presentation. BA211 Sustainable Waterloo’s external working group: designing an evidence- and community-based regional carbon initiative. Sean Geobey. Storytelling. N1056 The SPEC check: a deliberative approach to reflecting on program alignment with strengths, prevention, empowerment, and community change principles in community-based organizations. Scotney D Evans. Skill-building workshop. BA113 The Turcot Exchange: whose highway, anyway. Jason Prince. Oral presentation. BA208 The University of Wisconsin without borders: expanding the Wisconsin idea through international service-learning internships -- a partnership model. Elizabeth Anne Tryon, Maj Helena Fischer. Storytelling. N1056 What’s in your knowledge mobilization toolbox? David James Phipps. Oral presentation. BA209 Working at the interface between community and university within participatory research projects: portrait of an emerging practice. Carole Clavier, Jocelyne Bernier. Oral presentation. BA209 Youth excel: coalitions linking action and science for prevention (CLASP). Steve Manske, Susan Hornby, Melody Roberts, Katy Wong. Oral presentation. BA101




CONCURRENT SESSIONS H, 11:15 A.M.—12:45 P.M. Adult education for social change: utilizing communitycentred learning to build research capacity. Carolyn Leung, Linda Sprague-Martinez, Jocelyn Chu. Skill-building workshop. BA112

Bridging worlds of care: opportunities and impacts DAY THREE of the gateways partnership to improve access to breast cancer screening for women with mobility disabilities. M. Bianca Seaton, Linda Muraca, Mary Agnes Beduz, Nancy Barry, Jan Angus, Lisa Seto, Samira Chandani, Julie Devaney, Laura McDonald, Fran Odette. Oral presentation. BA211 Community-university partnership in creating passionate and visionary boards. Cathy Brothers, Steve Farlow. Roundtable,. Paul Martin Centre Community-university partnerships in scientific education. Frank Becker, Jutta Gutberlet, Manuela Reinhard, Catherine Bates. Oral presentation. BA209 Creating a scene: from data to dialogue. Kate Lushington. Other creative format. BA202 Creating the world we want: the co-creating of an international MA in community development. Heather Ann McRae, Martha Farrell, Lynne Siemens, Catherine Etmanski. Oral presentation. BA210 Designing a collaborative workshop series to build community health research capacity. Zoe Enga, Alison Gunn. Oral presentation. BA210 Developing community and academic partnerships for health science research in a Mexican‐American population: networking, capacity‐building, and research. Jeri Sias, Melissa Aguirre, Eugenia Gonzalez. Roundtable. Paul Martin Centre Evaluation of the effectiveness of an innovative environmental justice community-university partnership. Sacoby Wilson, Omega Wilson, Roy Charles, Leah Williams. Oral presentation. BA101 Exploring ethics and community-based research: communities and academics working together for change. Hsiao D’Ailly, Carol Stalker, Anthony Piscitelli, Norah Love, Theron Kramer, Joanna Ochocka. Oral presentation. BA208 Improving university researcher-landowner collaborations in the natural sciences. Peter Edwin Kelly. Roundtable. Paul Martin Centre Inside and outside of prison: partnering with Aboriginal women to break the cycle of homelessness and incarceration. Christine Ann Walsh, Gayle E. Rutherford, Brigette Krieg. Storytelling. N1057 22

Is community engagement gendered? Lorraine Woollard. Oral presentation. BA210 Listening to each other: a participatory approach to the development of dental care professional education on poverty and health. Martine Levesque, Nathalie Morin, Christine Loignon, Anne Charbonneau, Nancy Wassef, Alissa Levine, Johanne Côté, Sophie Dupere, Christophe Bedos. Oral presentation. BA211

Making the best case for promotion and tenure: tips and strategies for successful careers as community-engaged scholars. Sherril Gelmon, Cathy Jordan, Sarena Seifer, Lynn Blanchard. Skill-building workshop. BA113 engaging artists as authentic partners in CBPR. Arianna Taboada. Storytelling. N1057 Negotiating community expectations and researcher skills using a framework for research. Jessica Dutton. Oral presentation. BA210 PERARES: Public engagement with research and research engagement with society. Henk Mulder, Norbert Steinhaus. Oral presentation. BA209 Promoting an innovative system-wide approach to mental health services in Waterloo and Wellington-Dufferin Regions of Ontario. Jonathan S. Lomotey, Allan Strong. Oral presentation. BA208 Reducing psychiatric discharges to homelessness. Cheryl Forchuk. Oral presentation. BA208 Salud familiar en McKinley: a community-campus partnership from the ground up. Kathleen Roe, Aurora Garcia, Aldo Chazaro, Angelica Diaz, German Blanco. Oral presentation. BA208 Science shop research: the challenge of reflexivity in action-research. Raoul Beunen, Martijn Duineveld, Roel During, Gerard Straver. Oral presentation. BA209 The EnRiCH project. Karen Charles, Tracey O’Sullivan. Oral presentation. BA101 Translating research into action: a collaborative project to reduce injured worker stigma within Ontario’s workplace safety and insurance board - research action on the consequences of work injury (RAACWI). Steve Mantis, Maura Murphy, Judy Geary, Marion Endicott, Joan Eakin, Bonnie Kirsh. Oral presentation. BA211 Utilizing university expertise in oncology to help local communities in Dominica, a limited resource country in the Caribbean. Gerald Grell. Storytelling. N1056 We’re not asking, we’re telling: building on good practices in services for women and families facing homelessness. Emily Paradis, Sherry Bardy, Patricia Diaz, Athumani Farida. Roundtable. Paul Martin Centre.

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REFERENCE INFORMATION EVENING ACTIVITIES Each evening at CU Expo offers opportunities for continued engagement, as well as some fun! On our opening at 6:30 p.m. on May 10th, you’ll hear from community and university leaders, enjoy an impactful performance from local arts group, MT Space, and be challenged by a keynote address from Rajesh Tandon of PRIA, followed by an informal cocktail time with an engaging creative session with DodoLab social action group. On Wednesday, May 11th, the University of Guelph-hosted banquet will feature talks and performance from ICASP and from the Jane Bunnett jazz ensemble. As well, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) will present its annual award. The CCPH Award recognizes exemplary partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions that build on each other’s strengths to improve higher education, civic engagement, and the overall health of communities. The award highlights the power and potential of communitycampus partnerships as a strategy for social justice by recognizing partnerships that are striving to achieve the systems and policy changes needed to overcome the root causes of health, social and economic inequalities. Learn more about CCPH at On Thursday, May 12th, you can kick up your heels at A Night in the Park community cultural fair, showcasing the area’s arts, crafts, and food, with taste traditions from around the world, live music and performances, the opportunity to dance, and much more! We look forward to seeing you at our evening events!

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OFF-CAMPUS FOOD OPTIONS On King Street North, Waterloo Morty’s Pub, Quizno’’s Deli, Raintree Café, Ethel’s Lounge Pub, and Tim Hortons On University Ave, Waterloo Booster Juice, Shwarma place (name), Pizza Pizza, Starbucks, Williams Pub, Tim Hortons, King Crab, On Weber St North, Waterloo Sunny’s, Benny’s, Swiss Chalet

PRINTING AND COPYING Laurier Printing Services HUB Location – Concourse, Waterloo Campus 519-884-0710 ext 3624 Monday – Thursday 8 am–8 pm Friday 8 am–5 pm Enviro Printing 114 – B King Street South, Waterloo 519-885-2333 Monday – Friday 9:30 am–6pm Saturday 9:30 am–3 pm

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KEYNOTE AND SPECIAL PRESENTER INFORMATION RAJESH TANDON Tandon founded and leads the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) and serves as chairperson of the Global Alliance on Community-Engaged Research (GACER) network and is also chairperson, board of directors, FIM-Forum for Democratic Global Governance, since 1998. Tandon has also been chair of the external advisory committee at the Office of Community Based Research at the University of Victoria in Canada (2006); chair of the International Forum on Capacity Building of Southern NGOs (1998–2002); president of the Asian-South Pacific Bureau of Adult Education in New Delhi (1991–2000); and vice president of the International Council for Adult Education in Canada (1986–1994).

JESSICA YEE Jessica Yee is a Canadian advocate, writer, facilitator and educator regarding First Nations rights. Jessica Yee is a self-described “multiracial Indigenous hip-hop feminist reproductive justice freedom fighter!” She is the founder and Executive Director of the Native Youth Sexual Health Network, the first and only organization of its kind in North America by and for Indigenous youth working within the full spectrum of sexual and reproductive health throughout the continent.

ANGIE HART Professor Angie Hart is the Academic Director of the award winning Community University Partnership Programme at the University of Brighton. She is the Brighton lead for the HEFCE-funded South East Coastal Communities Programme, and is also Professor of Child, Family and Community Health in the School of Nursing and Midwifery in the Faculty of Health and Social Science. She teaches professional courses for health and social care practitioners.


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS COMMITTEES, WORKING GROUPS, AND VOLUNTEERS We have benefited from the help of many volunteers (you see just some of them on-site in their purple t-shirts). There are too many for us to be able to thank them all by name in our printed programme; but we want to acknowledge a few who have gone above and beyond the call of duty: • Bob Marsh—editing • Gina Hickman—volunteer coordination • Lauren Munro—volunteer coordination • Lexie Metelka–fundraising and Night in the Park logistics • Rebecca Pister—volunteer coordination • Rebecca Stearns-Smith—fundraising and Night in the Park logistics • Zoe Mayirou – communication and Night in the Park Joanna Ochocka and Rich Janzen from the Centre for Community Based Research are engaged every step of the way to ensure CU Expo 2011 is a great success. Linda Hawkins from the Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship/Research Shop and Cheryl Rose from University of Waterloo, Social Innovation Generation are our creative programme chairs. Former Wilfrid Laurier University President, Bob Rosehart, is now a valued board member at the Centre for Community Based Research and spearheading the sponsorship efforts. Loretta Rose, Marie-Pascale Desjardins and Catherine Maine from the Centre for Community Based Research are taking care of logistics. Shelley Adams from the City of Kitchener is our community voice and connector. Mobilizing our international partners are Sarena Seifer from Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH), Marek Wosinski from Arizona State University, founder of University-Community Partnerships – Social Action Research Network (UCP-SARnet) and Budd Hall, active member of Global Alliance Community Engaged Researchers (GACER).

STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS Organizing CU Expo 2011 has been a team effort. Many, many community members, academics, students and government employees have helped shape the conference objectives, themes, streams, and so much more. • Jane Burpee, University of Guelph Library • Daniela Seskar-Hencic, Public Health Department Region of Waterloo • Manuel Riemer, Wilfrid Laurier University • Khan Rahi, Canadian Community-Based Research Network • Jane Hennig, Volunteer Action Centre of Kitchener Waterloo • Natalie Brown, Common Thread Consulting • Kimberly Crackel, Delta Kitchener Hotel • Irene O’Toole, Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council • Nicole Stuber, Downtown Kitchener BIA • Kieran Bonner, University of Waterloo, • Tom Brenner, Renison University College • Mary MacKeigan, Opportunities Waterloo Region • Anthony Piscitelli, Crime Prevention Council, Region of Waterloo • Tracey Robertson, Ontario Trillium Foundation • Terry Mitchell, Wilfrid Laurier University • Hsiao d’Ailly, Renison University College • Susanne Keppler, University of Waterloo • Susan MacKenzie, Wilfrid Laurier University • Brad Labadie, Workforce Planning Board We are grateful to Chuck O’Connor of CCPH who has brought his professional photography skills to the event (you’ll see him around with his camera!), and is allowing CU Expo to use all of his conference photos.



The Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR) is an independent, non-profit organization with almost 30 years of experience in community-b ased research and program evaluation. Our projects are local, provincial, national, and international in scope. In all our work, we use a participatory, action-oriented approach, which is well suited to developing relevant and innovative solutions to address important social issues and meet individual, organizational, and community needs.

OUR MISSION Our Centre is committed to social change and the development of communities and human services that are responsive and supportive, especially to people with limited access to power and opportunity. Demonstrating leadership through research, education, and community involvement, our Centre stimulates the creation of awareness, policies, and practices that advance equitable participation and integration of all members of our community.

DISTINCTIVE FEATURES We are independent. It is an incorporated non-profit organization guided by a volunteer board of directors, and is not permanently affiliated with any funder or institution. We are collaborative. We work with academics, service organizations, and government to support innovations in human service policy and practice. We see research as an opportunity to give voice to less powerful stakeholders and as a means to foster social cohesion. Stakeholders set the agenda for each research project, and our approach emphasizes ongoing feedback in all directions throughout the process.

We are responsive. We design multi-phase research projects so that our methodologies can be adapted to changing situations. We apply lessons across different projects and communities, and disseminate findings through our newsletters, workshops, and web pages. We are experienced, with an established reputation for managing projects successfully. Our team includes experienced researchers, facilitators, and academic instructors, and we have produced a body of published scholarly and popular writings. We are multidisciplinary, including members with graduate degrees in social work, community psychology, developmental and social psychology, women’s issues, sociology, and planning. Our team has content expertise in diverse issues including, immigration and cultural diversity, settlement and integration, social housing, family support, community mental health, disability issues, community safety and violence prevention, poverty, and international development.

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FUN FACTS People from 16 different countries attended including one from each of the following: Belgium, Dominican Republic, Kenya, Malaysia, and Senegal. 113 community members collaborated in planning this event. 33 community bursaries were provided by the Region of Waterloo 106 delegates are from Waterloo Region. 80 students are attending or presenting at the conference. 64% of delegates are affiliated with universities, and 36% are community members. Nearly 83% of delegates are attending CU Expo for the first time! 11% have attended once before; 5% twice before, and 1% have attended all four CU Expos. 3,400 staff hours were worked in creating CU Expo 2011. Approximately 15,000 e-mails were handled. The first meeting to plan CU Expo 2011 was held in September, 2008. There were six primary committees and seven sub-committees. The most popular dance style amongst our delegates is “other” at a whopping 33%. We can’t wait to see what this is, when some of the descriptions were “bollywood and hula!” “awkwardly swaying from sideto-side,” and “preferably in the dark where no one can see me!” Next runner up answer is “dancing?!? are you kidding me?” (27% hmmm, perhaps we can do something about that). Other popular styles are mosh pit (28%), break-dancing (10%), and tango (6%). One of our favourites was: ‘Dancing like Elaine from Seinfeld’. So we expect to see some awesome dancing at Night in the Park. Favourite ‘OTHER’ answer for: ‘Do you have any special needs that we should be aware of?’ ‘I like when there is a parade for me when I arrive.’


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