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Office of Community-Based Research

  1. 1. Putting Knowledge to Work <ul><li>A Service Plan for the Office of Community-Based Research </li></ul><ul><li>2010-2013 </li></ul>04/01/10
  2. 2. OCBR Mandate <ul><li>The Office of Community-Based Research at the University of Victoria exists to facilitate collaborative community-university research partnerships that enhance the quality of life and the economic, environmental and social well-being of communities </li></ul>04/01/10
  3. 3. Organization <ul><li>Reports to 16 member Joint Community-University Steering- V-P, Research and CEO, United Way Victoria Co-Chairs </li></ul><ul><li>University-wide mandate </li></ul><ul><li>Director – seconded senior academic </li></ul><ul><li>Associate Director – extensive community experience </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Part-time project and programme staff as needed </li></ul>04/01/10
  4. 4. Key Networks Linkages <ul><li>Vancouver Island Community Research Alliance </li></ul><ul><li>Community-based Research Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Global Alliance for Community Engaged Scholarship </li></ul>04/01/10
  5. 5. We achieve our objectives primarily through: <ul><li>1. Facilitating Community-University research partnerships; and </li></ul><ul><li>2. Providing visibility and support for faculty and students engaged in or wishing to be engaged in community-based research </li></ul>04/01/10
  6. 6. 1. Facilitating Community-University Research Partnerships 04/01/10
  7. 7. 1.1 Strengthening our Systems and Tools for Brokering <ul><li>Developing a robust CBR Portal </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a brokering tracking system </li></ul><ul><li>CBR data base development </li></ul><ul><li>Community mapping tools </li></ul>04/01/10
  8. 8. 1.2 Building Partnership and CBR Skills <ul><li>CBR Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Development of a “partnership principles” document </li></ul><ul><li>Certificate programmes </li></ul>04/01/10
  9. 9. 1.3 Supporting Community-Driven Research Alliances <ul><li>Homelessness and Housing Partnership Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Food Security and Sustainability Initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Aboriginal Traditional Food and Health </li></ul><ul><li>Vancouver Island Community Research Alliance </li></ul>04/01/10
  10. 10. 1.4 Policy development and Networking <ul><li>Follow-up of SSHRC Funding CU Partnerships report </li></ul><ul><li>Work with the Canadian Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences and Canadian Institutes of Health Research </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Knowledge Commons&quot; national summit </li></ul><ul><li>Community-Based Research Canada and the Global Alliance for Community Engaged Research </li></ul>04/01/10
  11. 11. 2. Visibility and Support for UVic Faculty and Students 04/01/10
  12. 12. 2.1 Increase recognition of excellence in CBR for merit and promotion <ul><li>Revised version of &quot;Recognizing Excellence in CBR&quot; for tenure and promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Feasibility of creating a CBR expert review panel </li></ul><ul><li>Support working group on CBR, merit and promotion </li></ul>04/01/10
  13. 13. 2.2 Support to teaching, learning and curriculum development <ul><li>Series on Teaching CBR at the University of Victoria </li></ul><ul><li>Development of a CBR undergraduate minor </li></ul><ul><li>Advisory committees of Environmental Law Centre, Social Justice minor, Master's in Community Development and more </li></ul>04/01/10
  14. 14. 2.3 Enhancing Science, Engineering and Business Engagement <ul><li>Symposia with the Business Faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Work with the Faculty of Science on the ‘science shop’ model </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement of Engineering faculty into existing multi-sectoral research partnerships </li></ul>04/01/10
  15. 15. 2.5 Mobilize funding for CBR <ul><li>BC government initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Federal government initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Work with UVic Development Office on a long-term major donor campaign </li></ul><ul><li>Advice to UVic faculty on funding CBR research proposals </li></ul>04/01/10
  16. 16. 2.6 Student Engagement in CBR <ul><li>Matchmaking for students seeking community organizations for CBR internships </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration with Knowledge Mobilization initiatives and Co-op Education and Student Services </li></ul>04/01/10
  17. 17. 2.7 Support for Indigenous-Centered Research <ul><li>Collaboration with Indigenous Faculty Caucus and Office of Indigenous Affairs </li></ul><ul><li>CANUEL CBR with Indigenous communities series </li></ul><ul><li>Support for Indigenous student research opportunities </li></ul>04/01/10
  18. 18. 2.8 Publication Support for CBR scholars <ul><li>Open access web visibility for UVic CBR scholars </li></ul><ul><li>Survey of CBR specific publishing venues </li></ul><ul><li>Increased UVic visibility in electronic journals </li></ul>04/01/10
  19. 19. 2.9 Collaborative Partnerships with UVic structures: examples <ul><li>Steering Council on Civic Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Mobilization Initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Conference on Research and Diversity (Provost’s Office) </li></ul><ul><li>Centre for Cooperative and Community Based Economy, Centre for Youth and Society and other research centres </li></ul><ul><li>Library </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative Education and Student Services </li></ul><ul><li>Learning and Teaching Centre </li></ul>04/01/10
  20. 20. 04/01/10 “ As members of a diverse and dynamic learning community, we challenge one another to become thoughtful, engaged citizens and leaders, prepared to contribute to the betterment of a rapidly changing global society” A Vision for the Future, University of Victoria Strategic Plan