Panel presentation
                              by
Bessa Whitmore, Co-Chair (CBRNO)
                CBRC Symposium
      ...
CBRNO
A brief history

• Emerged from academic research course
• Coalition of community and university ‘believers’
 Estab...
Mission
 Capacity building


 Facilitate research/evaluation partnerships


 Sharing of information


 Influencing the...
CBRNO: Goals & Activities

                                      Activitie
         Student training                s
    ...
What makes it work?
 Based in the community


 Co- chairs (from community and university)


 Volunteer commitment over ...
Challenges
 Funding
   Community-based structures for university
    engagement


 Over-commitment and burnout
  • Depe...
Some possibilities/developments
• Growing interest in CSL/CBR
• Case example of process being developed –beyond
        ‘e...
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Ottawa Bessa Whitmore Revised Slides(Cbrc Symposium, May2009)

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Ottawa Bessa Whitmore Revised Slides(Cbrc Symposium, May2009)

  1. 1. Panel presentation by Bessa Whitmore, Co-Chair (CBRNO) CBRC Symposium Ottawa May 25, 2009
  2. 2. CBRNO A brief history • Emerged from academic research course • Coalition of community and university ‘believers’  Established principles and procedures • Secured resources • Built network
  3. 3. Mission  Capacity building  Facilitate research/evaluation partnerships  Sharing of information  Influencing the social policy process
  4. 4. CBRNO: Goals & Activities Activitie Student training s Faculty Build resource bank involvement Develop website CBOs participation Information Community at large exchanges Goals Teachin Linking/ g/learni brokering ng CB RNO Mission Building & Principles sharing Influencing knowledg policy e Compile & share Use website to build results & share information Respond to Organize community issues information sessions & needs Act as catalyst
  5. 5. What makes it work?  Based in the community  Co- chairs (from community and university)  Volunteer commitment over time • Flexibility – evolving as we go along
  6. 6. Challenges  Funding  Community-based structures for university engagement  Over-commitment and burnout • Dependent of a few  Competition with other universities  Managing politically charged situations
  7. 7. Some possibilities/developments • Growing interest in CSL/CBR • Case example of process being developed –beyond ‘evidence’ • Wiki as technical tool for linking role • Recognition of need for coordinating mechanism • Knowledge translation (academic practical) • Recognition by Tri-Council and REBs of CBR • Development of community based ethics process • Development of training packages (academics & community)

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