Save the date for CU Expo 2015: May 25-29, 2015 in Ottawa

Posted:February 5, 2014

Mark your calendars and plan ahead for the next Community-University Partnerships Expo (CU Expo)!

CU Expo is a bi-annual, Canadian-led conference designed to showcase exemplars in community-campus partnerships worldwide, and together to introduce creative ways of strengthening local communities. The next conference, CU Expo 2015, will take place in Ottawa from May 25 through 29, 2015. CU Expo 2015 will be co-hosted by Carleton University and community partners and held in Ottawa, Ontario at Carleton University.

The Communities First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE) project will provide leadership and coordination within Carleton in the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of CU Expo 2015. A Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council funded, pan-Canadian Partnership initiative, CFICE aims to strengthen Canadian communities through action research on best-practice community-campus engagement.

The challenge of tenure and promotion procedures should not be permitted to unduly limit the growth of the movement for community-university engagement in Canada. A dialogue for action on this issue should be launched and sustained until this obstacle is permanently removed.*