Join Dr. Sarah Wiebe and I for The Arts of Engagement Pre-Conference Workshop at the University of Victoria on May 20th 2014, in conjunction with the CUVIC 2014 conference, Beyond Engagement: Integration Innovation and Impact. This interdisciplinary workshop, sponsored by Community-Based Research Canada, will bring together emerging scholars and experienced practitioners in community-university engagement to present, discuss and share the promises and challenges of this approach to scholarship. The workshop will draw from experts versed in arts-based, visual and participatory research methods to provide a reflective and interactive space for emerging and established scholars.

Emerging scholars will also have the opportunity to work with the workshop convenors on a project integrating social media, photography and film throughout the conference. On the last day of the conference, this will culminate in a visual presentation (a short film or slide show) for all conference participants on the theme of: “What does community engagement mean?” Participants will have access to the Community-Based Research Laboratory throughout the conference to work on the project and will have opportunity to conduct interviews with conference participants.

Applicants for the Pre-Conference Workshop should be senior undergraduate students, graduate students or faculty members interested in and experienced with community-engaged scholarship. Applications should indicate existing involvement or interest in research that seeks to make a positive impact in communities locally, nationally and globally.

As participation is limited, applications should be submitted by March 31st  2014 to You will be notified of your acceptance no later than April 15th 2014.

For a complete description of the workshop and mentor bios please visits our Website.

Arts of Engagement Workshop Conveners:

Dr. Sarah Marie Wiebe (Post-Doc, UVic,
Dr. Crystal Tremblay (Post-Doc, UBC,