As an engaged University, many faculty at MacEwan are moving towards including community projects in their teaching and scholarly activity. However, establishing quality community connections is a long and complex process.
This session will focus on the intricacies, challenges and joys of creating community partnerships and relationships with community partners and agencies outside of the academy. We will highlight the importance of meaningful, ongoing engagement with community members to ensure that the needs of the community are being met and to ensure that community members are not feeling exploited by the University.
This event will feature a panel discussion with both community partners and faculty members experienced in community engaged scholarship speaking. The event is open to all and will be of particular interest to faculty interested in developing and growing meaningful and ongoing community partnerships.
We acknowledge that the land on which we gather in Treaty Six Territory is the traditional gathering place for many Indigenous people. We honour and respect the history, languages, ceremonies and culture of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit who call this territory home.