CUExpo 2017

For The Common Good


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Message from CUExpo co-chairs

Dr Michelle Nilson, Associate Professor, SFU Faculty of Education and Stephen Dooley, Executive Director, SFU's Surrey campus welcome you to CUExpo

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A message from SFU president Andrew Petter

President Petter on what to expect from CUExpo 2017 at SFU's Vancouver and Surrey campuses

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CUExpo is a biannual conference that explores the edge of community-college-university partnerships as catalysts for social innovation. Formerly hosted by Carleton University (2015) and University of Victoria (2013), the event will attract 500 delegates from around the globe to Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, Surrey, Burnaby, British Columbia) from May 1–5, 2017.

Every year, CUExpo expands to include more topics and areas of expertise. At the same time, we strive to keep the level of interactivity of engagement that comes from fostering dialogue among community, post-secondary and government.

When the idea of community-campus partnerships was in its first stages of growth, researchers and community groups alike had very few resources available to them to which they could turn for guidance. The CUExpo movement began in Canada to address this dearth, and provided individuals involved in community-campus partnerships with a forum through which they could share experiences, strategies, and ideas.

 

4 themes to spark dialogue

The engagement process: powerful questions, powerful questioning
Critically examine the methods that open doors to dialogue, and explore the policy and practice behind community-campus engagement.

The CU project life cycle
Conception, birth, development and rebirth. Celebrate community-campus partnerships that have led to tangible changes – such as reducing homelessness, preserving the environment and creating access to credit.

Comprehensive CU engagement
Community-engaged research, participatory action research, experiential education (service learning, co-op, practicums), alliance building and so on – Explore the full range of community-campus partnerships.

CU without borders
Critically examine the methods that open doors to dialogue, and explore the policy and practice behind community-campus engagement.


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Vancouver, BC
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