Articles and book chapters – Peer reviewed

Tremblay, C., & Harris, L. (2018).  Critical engagements: empathy, subjectivity and changing narratives of water resources through participatory video.  Geoforum, 90: 174-182.

Tremblay, T.,Spilker,. R., Nagel, R., Robinson, J., & Brown, L. (2017) Assessing the outcomes of Community-University Engagement Networks in a Canadian Context. Engaged Scholar Journal, 3(2): 1-21.

Jayme, B., Tremblay, C. & Monk, D. (2016).  Recycling Stories: A community created mobile art gallery.  Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 22(2): 216-232.

Tremblay, C. Lepore, W., Singh, W. (2017). Mutual learning and empowering support: networks and balance between local and global demands. In; 6th Word Report on Higher Education. Global University for Innovation (GUNi): Barcelona, Spain.

Tremblay, C. & Bagelman, C. (2017). Where pedagogy and social innovation meet: assessing the impact of experiential education in the third sector. In: Osman & Hornsby “Transforming Higher Education: Towards a Socially Just Pedagogy”. Palgrave Macmillan.

Gutberlet, J., Jayme, B. & Tremblay, C.  (2016).  Arts-based and Participatory Action Research with members of recycling cooperatives.  The Palgrave International Handbook of Action Research. pp 699-715.  http://​dx.​doi.​org/​10.​1057/​978-1-137-40523-4_​50

Gutberlet, J. & Tremblay, C. (2015). “Peace and social inclusion: Experiences with recycling cooperatives in Brazil and Canada”. In: MacPherson, I. & Paz, Y. Concern for Community: The Relevance of Cooperatives for Peace.

Hall, B., Tandon, R., Tremblay, C. & Singh, W. (2015). Challenges in the co-construction of knowledge: A global study on strengthening structures for community university research partnerships. In: Krasovec, S.J. & Stefanc, D.  “Perspectives on Community Practices: Living and Learning in Community”.  Conference proceedings, ESREA.  Liubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts.

Hall, B., Tandon, R., & Tremblay. C.  (2015). Strengthening Community University Research Partnerships: Global Perspectives.  University of Victoria Press: Victoria, Canada.

Tremblay, C., & Jayme, B.  (2015).  Co-creating community knowledge through Participatory Video.  Journal of Action Research: Special edition on Knowledge Democracy, 13(3): 298-314.

Tremblay, C., & Hall, B. (2014).  Learning from Community-University Research Partnerships: A Canadian study on Community Impact and Conditions for Success.  International Journal of Action Research, 10(3): 376-404.

Paton, V.,  Schovanec, J., Tremblay, C., Abaurre, R., Reith, C., &  Harden, K.  (2014).  Boundary Spanning: Engagement Across Disciplines, Communities and Geography.  Journal of Higher Education Outreach & Engagement, 18(3): 1-18.

Claudio, M., & Tremblay, C. (2014).  The World We Imagine.  In: Tandon, R., Gonzales-Pose, P, & Malone, D. “Higher Education in the World 5: Knowledge, Engagement and Higher Education Contributing to Social Change“.  Palgrave MacMillan.

Gutberlet, J., Tremblay, C., Moraes, C. (2014).  The Community-based Research Tradition in Latin America.  In: Munck, R., McIlarth, L., Hall, B., & Tandon, R. “Higher Education and Community-based Research: Creating a Global Vision”.  Palgrave Macmillan. pp.167-180.

Tremblay, C., & Peredo, A.M.  (2014).  Participatory Action Research as an approach for Collective Social Entrepreneurship: the recycling cooperative movement in Brazil. In:  David J. Ketchen, Donald D. Bergh (ed) 9 “ Research Methodology in Strategy and Management (RMSM). Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Tremblay, C., & Amyot, S.  (2014).  Participatory Sustainable Waste Management Project in Brazil.  In:  Hall, B., Jackson, E.T., Tandon, R.J., Lall, N., & Fontan, J.M. “Knowledge, Democracy and Action: Community-University Research Partnerships in Global Perspectives”.  Manchester University Press.

Tremblay, C.  (2013).  Towards Inclusive Waste Management: Participatory Video as a communication tool. ICE Journal of Waste and Resource Management, 66(4): 177-186.

Gutberlet, J. & Tremblay, C. (2012). Participação e empoderamento: Avaliando as vozes de líderes de catadores em São Paulo. Revista Terra Livre. AGB.

Tremblay, C., Gutberlet, J.  (2010). Empowerment through participation: assessing the voices of leaders from recycling cooperatives in São Paulo, Brazil.  Journal of Community Development* 45(4): 1-21.

Tremblay, C.  (2010). Advancing the Social Economy for Socio-economic Development: International perspectives. In Canadian Public Policy and the Social Economy, edited by R. Downing.  University of Victoria, Victoria.  pp 13-61.

Tremblay, C.  (2010). Public Policy Trends and Instruments Supporting the Social Economy: International Experiences. In Canadian Public Policy and the Social Economy, edited by R. Downing.  University of Victoria, Victoria.  pp 61-110.

Amyot, S., Downing, R., and Tremblay, C.  (2010).  Public Policy for the Social Economy: Building a people-centered economy in Canada. In Canadian Public Policy and the Social Economy, edited by R. Downing.  University of Victoria, Victoria. pp 111-154

Tremblay, C., Gutberlet, J., and Peredo, A.M.  (2009).  United We Can: Resource Recovery, Place and Social Enterprise.  Resources, Conservation and Recycling 54: 422–428.

Gutberlet, J., Tremblay, C., Taylor, E., and Divakarannair, N. (2009). Who are our informal recyclers? An inquiry to uncover crisis and potential in Victoria, CanadaLocal Environment*, 14(8): 733 – 747.

Raoulx, B., Gutberlet, J. and Tremblay, C. (2009). Dans les poubelles de Vancouveur Le recyclage comme support de socialization. Le Sociographe, 29:69-81.

        Reports and Book reviews

Tremblay, C. (2017). Impact Assessment of Community-engaged Research at the University of Victoria.  Prepared for the Office of the Vice President Research.

Tremblay, C. & Bagelman, C. (2016). Social Inovation Cohort: Impact Report. Prepared for the Vancouver Island Social Innovation Zone, funded by the J. W. McConnell Family Foundation.

Tremblay, C., Hall, B., Tandon, R. (2014). Global trends in support structures for Community University Research Partnerships: Survey Results. A report prepared by the UNESCO Chair in Community-based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education.

Tremblay, C.  (2013).  Empowerment and communication in Sao Paulo, Brazil: experiences with recycling cooperatives. PhD dissertation.  Department of Geography, University of Victoria.

Tremblay, C.  (2012).  Civic engagement at the University of Victoria.  Compiled for the ad hoc Civic Engagement Steering Committee.

Hall, B., and Tremblay, C.  (2012).  Learning from SSHRC Funded Partnerships: Community outcomes and conditions for success.  Commissioned by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

Tremblay. C.  (2012).  Humanizing the Economy: Co-operatives in the Age of Capital by Restakis, J. Book review.  Community Development Journal, 306-309.

Tremblay, C.  (2010). Exploring the conservation-based Social Economy in Canada: innovations for sustainable development. Prepared for the Canadian Social Economy Research Partnerships (CSERP).

Hall, B., Downing, R., and Tremblay, C. (2009). The funding and development of community university research partnership in Canada: Evidence-Based Investment in Knowledge, Engaged Scholarship, Innovation and Action for Canada’s Future. Commissioned by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

Tremblay, C.  (2008). Binning Assessment in Vancouver: A City initiative in partnership with the United We Can (UWC) bottle depot, and other community partners.  Report prepared for the City of Vancouver, Department of Engineering Services.

Tremblay, C.  (2007).  Binners in Vancouver: A socio-economic study on binners and their traplines in the Downtown Eastside.  MA Thesis. Department of Geography, University of Victoria.

Tremblay, C., Blake, A. and Watson, G. (2005). Sustainable Food Production, Consumption, and the Generation of Waste.  Edited by Gutberlet, J. Final report for Geography 523 qualitative methods, Department of Geography, University of Victoria.


Tremblay, C., and Wiebe, S. (2014).  ‘The Arts of Engagement’.  prepared and presented at the closing ceremonies of the CUVIC conference at the University of Victoria, May 23, 2014.

Tremblay, C.  (2014). Academic Hacking. Prepared for and presented at IdeasFest at the University of Victoria, March 4th, 2014. In collaboration with McGregor, C.

Tremblay, C. (2013).  ‘The World We Imagine’.  Prepared and presented at the Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi) international conference in Barcelona, Spain, May 5-8th, 2013.

Tremblay, C.  (2013).  ‘Quality Teaching and Learning’.  Prepared for the BC Ministry of Education. In collaboration with McGreggor, C and Sanford, K, Department of Education, University of Victoria.

Tremblay, C. (2011). Geography field school to India: 4 weeks traveling through India exploring conservation and sustainable development.

Tremblay, C. (2011).  Participatory Video for empowerment and public policy in Brazil. CBRL production, University of Victoria.  Four Participatory Videos used for knowledge mobilization in government, education and academic community. Diadema and São Bernardo do CampoSão Paulo zone Ouest e SulSão Paulo zone LesteRiberão Pires and Maua 

Gutberlet, G., Tremblay, C. and Searle, R.  (2010).  Participatory Video practitioners toolkit*.  CBRL and EKOS Communications production.  *PVTK is an educational tool for practitioners on how to practice PV for development.

Gutberlet, G., Tremblay, C. and Henry, R.  (2010).  Binning Through Victoria.  CBRL and EKOS Communications production.

Gutberlet, G., Tremblay, C. and Searle, R.  (2009).  Beyond Gramacho/Alem Gramacho.  CBRL and EKOS Communications production.  This educational video has been shown at the UN Social Forum in 2009, numerous conferences and course lectures and was recipient of the video competition at the Popular Education conference in Uruguay in 2010.

Gutberlet., G., Tremblay, C. and Searle, R. (2007).  Cooperpires: Recycling of citizenship. EkosTV Communications.

Gutberlet, J. (2007). Participatory Sustainable Waste Management project: mid-term evaluation. Edited by Tremblay, C.   Prepared for the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

Gutberlet, J. (2006).  Building partnerships through recycling: Door-to-door collection in Vila Popular, Diadema, Brazil. Edited by Tremblay, C.


     Telelearning Sessions

Podcast: ‘Building a people-centred economy‘.  The Social Economy Research hub of Canada. December, 3rd, 2009.


      Conferences and Symposia


Canadian Association of Graduate Studies (CAGS).  Panel: ‘Reimagining the dissertation’: rewarding Community-engaged Scholarship. Quebec City, November 8 2017.

Royal BC Musuem. Presentation: Impact of CER at UVic. June 29, 2017.

CuExpo, Simon Fraser University. Presention: Where are we having an impact? An institution impact assessment linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. May 2017.

CuExpo, Simon Fraser University. Workshop: “Local to Global Networking for Knowledge Mobilization”. May 2017.

University of Victoria, IdeaFest. Presenter: T’Sou-ke Solar: Indidgenous innovation and sustainability. March 8th, 2017.

University of Victoria. Panel: Towards socially responsible higher education: balancing the global and the local. March 1st, 2017.

University of Victoria. Presenter: Dean’s and librarians ‘Community Mapping and Innovation showcase’. January 23rd, 2017.


Living Knowledge Network.  Panel: Responsible Research and Community partnerships. Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland June 21st 2016.

Narrative Matters Conference.  Workshop: Enhancing citizenship and knowledge co-creation through participatory filmmaking: experiences from Ghana and South Africa. University of Victoria and Royal Roads University, June 20th, 2016.

University of British Columbia.  Seminar and Workshop: Community-based Research in water governance, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, University of British Columbia, May 21st, 2016

University of British Columbia.  Panel: Social Responsibility of Higher Education. Peter Wall Institute, University of British Columbia, May 16th, 2016.

CUVIC Conference.  Teaching Circle: Reconciliation and Transformation in Canada’s Higher Education system.  University of Victoria, Canada, April 28th, 2016.

Community-based Research Canada Webinar Series. Session: Canada & Global Community-University Partnerships – Overview of a 12-Country Survey & e-book, Strengthening Community University Research Partnerships. March 4th, 2016.

Vancouver Island Social Innovation Zone.  Workshop: Social Innovation Education. Session: SI cohort pilot. Royal Roads University, February 4th, 2016.

University of British Columbia.  Guest Lecture: RMES 505 Qualitative Methods in Interdisciplinary Contexts. Participatory methods for research and engagement. February 24th, 2016.


International Association for Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE). Panel: Networking CUE. Co-presenting with B. Tryon (Madison U).  Northeastern University, Boston. November 16-18, 2015.

Common Ground Community Mapping Summit.  Presentation: Community University Research Partnership: Global Trends.  Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec. November 4-6th, 2015.

Community Knowledge Initiative Seminar Series.  Session: Participatory Video as a method of engagement, critical perspectives.  University of Ireland Galway. September 27, 2015.

University of Brighton Community University Partnership Program (CUPP) Seminar Series.  Session: Water governance in Urban Africa. University of Brighton, UK, September 20, 2015.

International Visual Methods Conference.  Session: Participatory water governance in urban Africa: building citizenship through Participatory Video.  University of Brighton, UK, September 17, 2015.

UNESCO Chair in Community-based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education.  Panel: Challenges in the Training of Community-based Research: water governance.  University of Victoria, September 14, 2015.

International Association of Universities.  Session: Strengthening Community University Research Partnerships Globally.  Montreal, Quebec.  May 7-8, 2015.


Talloires Network Leaders Conference.  Session: Global Trends in Community University Research Partnerships. Global results from the UNESCO Chair in CBR research supported by the International Development Research Council (IDRC) of Canada.  Stellenbosch, South Africa. December 2-5, 2014.

Engagement Scholarship Consortium.  Panel: Networking the Networks with B. Tryon; and paper presentation: Community knowledge co-creation through PV.  Edmonton, Alberta.  October 6-8, 2014.

Congress of the Humanities. Presentation: Learning from Community-Univeristy Engagements: A national study on Community Outcomes Achievements and Conditions for Success. Brock University, St. Catherines, May 25, 2014.

CUVIC conference.  Workshop session: Institutional structures to support Community Unievristy Research Partnerships: A Global Study. Presented with B. Hall and R. Tandon.  University of Victoria, May 21 2014.

Living Knowledge Network: An Innovative Civil Society: Impact through Co-creation and Participation.  Presentation: Global Launch of the 6th report on Higher Education.  Copenhagen, Denmark, April 9-11, 2014.

City of Malmo, Sweden Community & Green Mapping Learning Exchange.  2 day workshop on participatory planning and community mapping with the City of Malmo, planning department.  Malmo, Sweden, April 6-8, 2014.


Better Future Network: Building an International Network and Forum Communities, Universities, Livelihoods and Citizenship.  Presentation: Empowerment and Communication in Brazil, the PSWM project.  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 25-28, 2013.

Engagement Scholarship Consortium 14th Annual Conference. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.  October 6-10th, 2013.  Panel discussant for the Global University Network for Innovation session and Plenary speaker for the closing ceremonies.

Canadian Association for Studies in Cooperation (CASC) at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Victoria.  Presentation: “PV and Empowerment: experiences with recycling cooperatives in Sao Paulo, Brazil.”  June 7-9th, 2013.

Canadian Association for Studies in International Development (CASID) at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Victoria. Presentation: “Participatory Video: a methodological tool for enhancing public policy dialogue and community engagement for inclusive waste management”.

Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi) 6th International Conference on Higher Education.  Coordinator for the international student video session.  Barcelona, Spain, May 5-8th, 2013.

Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria.  Presentation:  Mainstreaming CBR: Research streams of the UNESCO Chair in CBR and Social Responsibility in HIgher Education.  April 17, 2013.

American Association of Geographers (AAG).  Session: Politics of Sustainability. Presentation: “PV for enhanced public policy: a case study from Sao Paulo, Brazil’.  Las Angeles, CA.  April 9-13th, 2013.

International Symposium on Knowledge Democracy: Decolonizing the University through Community Partnerships.  Presentation: “PSWM: CU partnerships for knowledge democracy”.  The School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria in partnership with UNESCO Chairs in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education, Victoria, BC.  March 5th, 2013.


Le Front commun québécois pour une gestion écologique des déchets (FCQGED).  Presentation and panelist.  Presentation: Participatory Sustainable Waste Management: Local/Global Perspectives*.  Montreal, QC.  November 26th, 2012.

Office of Community-based Research, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC.  Special event, presentation and panelist: “Informed Action for Local and Global Change:  How Community University Partnerships Contribute”*. October 18th, 2012.


Department of Anthropology, McGill University, Montreal, QC. Special lecture series: Inclusive Waste Management and participatory development: Experiences from informal and organized recycling groups in Brazil. October 4th, 2011.

Talloires Network Global Leaders Conference. “Building the Engaged University: Breaking down the Ivory Tower”. Student Communication session*.  Madrid, Spain.  June 14-16th, 2011.

American Association of Geographers (AAG).  Session: Diverse Economies of Dwelling. Empowerment and communication in São Paulo, Brazil: experiences from community recycling initiatives. Panel presentation on CBR*.  Seattle, April 9-14th 2011.


American Association of Geographers (AAG). Session: Geographies of Waste and Disposal.  Title: Empowerment through participation: assessing the voices of leaders from recycling cooperatives in São Paulo, Brazil. Las Vegas, March 22-27, 2009.

Canadian Association for Studies in Cooperation (CASC). Presentation: Public Policy instruments supporting the Social Economy: International perspectives. Carleton University May 29, 2009.

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Carleton University – Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSER). Title: Strengthening Public Policy Supports for the Social Economy. Carleton University May 27, 2009.


Graduate Student Research Conference on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC).  Session: Searching for Alternatives: Participatory Development.  Title: Empowerment through participation: assessing the voices of leaders from recycling cooperatives in São Paulo, Brazil. York University, Toronto, November 7-8, 2008.

      Workshops and Guest Lectures

Guest Lecture: SOSC 300 – Working in the Community. Co-creating community knowledge through Participatory Video. University of Victoria. January 22, 2015.

Workshop: Knowledge Mobilization and Engagement.  Environment and Sustainability Festival, University of Victoria.  October 30, 2014.

Guest Lecture: Peter B. Gustavson School of Business – Social Entrepreneurship. Title: The social economy, environment and sustainability.  October 23rd, 2014.

Guest Lecture: RMES 505 – Qualitative methods.  University of British Columbia.  Presentation: PV methods: Process, Challenges and Impact.  October 20th, 2014.

Participatory Video Workshop.  Songhees First nations Youth Leadership Group, Songhees Wellness Centre, Esquimalt.  September 10th, 2014.

Guest lecture: GEOG 310: Environment and Sustainability.  University of British Columbia.  Presentation: Community Waste Management Initiatives: Local and global perspectives. June 10th, 2014.

Workshop: The Arts of Engagement emerging scholar pre-confernce workshop.  The University of Victoria, March 20th, 2014.  Visit website to view content and mentors bios. Full day workshop including 3 expert panels and hands-on skills building workshop using visual, perforative and textile art for community engagement.

Workshop: Visual Methods in Research, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, The University of British Columbia. March 25, 2014.

Guest Lecture:  Policy and Program Evaluation, Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership Program (Graduate course), School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University, March 2nd, 2014.

Workshop: Water and Innovation: An Interdisciplinary Exploration, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, The University of British Columbia.  January 29-30th, 2014.

Seminar: Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, The University of British Columbia.  Speaker Series. International Experiences with Participatory Video: Reframing Community Knowledge. January 14th, 2014.

Seminar: Department of Education, the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Title: Pesquisa ação e vídeo participativo: Reflexões sobre experiências com cooperativas de catadores.  December 5th, 2013.

Guest Lecture: Peter B. Gustavson School of Business – Social Entrepreneurship. Title: Cooperative Development: global experiences in recycling coops.  October 30th, 2013.

Emerging Scholars Workshop at the Engagement Scholarship Consortium 14th Annual Conference. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.  October 7th, 2013.  Panelist.

Guest Lecture: Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability (IRES).  The University of British Columbia. Title:  “Re-framing community knowledge: Participatory Video as a tool for empowerment in the Metropolitan region of São Paulo,Brazil”.  September 26th, 2013.

Guest Lecture: Political Science 364.  University of Victoria.  Title:Participatory Video: A methodological tool for enhancing public policy dialogue and participation in the metropolitan region of Sao Paulo, Brazil.  September 25th, 2013.

Leadership workshop “Planning for the Future of Leadership” in the School of Leadership Studies at Royal Roads University.  March 18th, 2013.

Andy Farquharson TA Award Information Session.  Conducted workshop for award nominees on successful application process.  The Teaching and Learning Centre at the University of Victoria.October 22, 2012.

Guest Lecture: Peter B. Gustavson School of Business. Title: The Social Economy in Action: experiences from community recycling initiatives in Canada and Brazil.  November 4th, 2011.

VICRA Video Student Training Workshop.  Conducted Video editing workshop for student researchers, hosted through the Office of Community-based Research.  March  25, 2011.

Guest Lecture: Department of Geography.  University of Victoria.  Title: Inclusive Waste Management and participatory development: experiences from informal and organized recycling groups in Canada and Brazil.  March 18th, 2009.


     Professional Affiliations and Committees

Community Development Journal International Advisory Board Member 2017-

Research For All Journal Associate editor, 2017-

CFICE: Community First National Working Group 2017-

Binners Steering Committee (Vancouver, Canada) 2014-

Better Future Network (BFN) 2013 – 2015

Community-based Research Canada (CBRC) 2013-

Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) 2008-2013

Canadian Association for Studies in Cooperation (CASC) 2008-2013

Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID) 2007-2013

Global Alliance for Community-Engaged Research (GACER) 2012-

Community University Expo (CuExpo) Program Committee (Carleton University) 2014-15



Action Research Journal; Engaged Scholar Journal; Resources, Conservation & Recycling; ALTERNATION Journal; Community Development Journal; Research For All

     In the News:

World University News, Munyaradzi Makoni (December 2014).  ‘Building community research partnerships worldwide’

Metro, Derek Moscato (April 2009). ‘Unsung warriors of urban environmental drive’. 

The Province, Derek Moscato (October 2008). ‘Resourceful dumpster divers are important part of our city’s fabric’. 

The Globe and Mail, Tom Hawthorn (September 2007).  ‘Diving into the life of a Binner’.

Ascent Magazine, Mark Whitwell (September 2007).  ‘The Union of Heaven and Earth’.