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Pursuing Excellence in Collaborative Community-Campus Research

2014 National Summit

The Centre for Community Based Research together with Community- Based Research Canada organized a National Summit on Collaborative Community-Campus Research. This event was held on November 3 and 4, 2014 in Waterloo, Ontario and brought together over 60 leaders of community-based research from academia and community. This event was funded by a SSHRC Connection Grant and many other sponsors.


Summit objectives included:

  • Sharing examples of CBR

  • Building consensus on indicators of CBR excellence

  • Discussing the establishment of Hubs of Excellence across Canada, each addressing topics of societal change

  • Mobilizing National Summit learnings

Summit Products

         Proceedings in English              


         Proceedings in French 

         Preliminary Indicators of CBR Excellence

         Case Studies of CBR Excellence

         Background Paper

National Summit Learnings:




National Summit Partners

Joanna Ochocka, Centre for Community Based Research

Rich Janzen, Centre for Community Based Research

Martin Taylor, Community Based Research Canada

Jody Butler Walker, Arctic Institute of Community Based Research

Leslie Brown, Institute for Studies and Innovation in Community-Engaged Research, University of Victoria

Isobel Findlay, Community-University Institute for Social Research, University of Saskatchewan

Katherine Graham, Carleton Centre for Community Innovation, Carleton University

Sylvie Boucher de Grosbois, Service aux Collectivitiés, Université du Quebéc à Montréal

Jean-Marc Fontan, Service aux Collectivitiés, Université du Quebéc à Montréal

Kelly Vodden, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University

Ken Carter, Grenfell Office of Public Engagement, Memorial University


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