Community Based Research: New Workshop and Class at the U of A

CUP Banner: CUP Symbol on the left (Blue half-circle opening upwards on the left with a black dot inside with the letters CUP underneath) and the words "Community-University Partnership for the Study of Children, Youth, and Families" on the right. The background is a faded close-up of flowers.

The University of Alberta is offering two community based research related events that may be of interest to those who are part of the What Sorts Community.  Why?  Much of the research that our members participate in is directly related to the experiences of actual people in actual communities and one of our major non-research related goals is strengthening ties between universities and the people and organizations that exist around them.

Please note that registration deadlines for the following events are close at hand!

1. Community-Based Research (CBR) Workshop Series is offering its fourth installment.

Title: Developing Community-Based Research (CBR) Projects:  The ‘How’
Date: Friday, November 21, 2008
Time: 8:30 am – 3 pm

In this workshop, we will:
-consider how research questions inform research designs
-examine the iterative nature of CBR
-work with real-life, case-study information
-network with potential CBR partners

Guest Speaker: Jorge Sousa, University of Alberta

Topic: “From Selecting to Writing Cases in CBR: Practical and Ethical Considerations from
the Field and from the Academy”

Location: Green & Gold Room, Commonwealth Sports and Fitness Centre (11000 Stadium Road)
Cost: $30 (includes lunch and refreshments)

Registration Deadline: Friday, November 14, 2008

To download the registration form, please visit: .

For information about Workshops #5 and #6, please visit: .

For additional information about the CBR Workshop Series, please contact Marilyn Hawirko
at 780.492.6177 or email .

The CBR Workshop Series is part of the Mobilizing Knowledge About Development (MKAD)
project, a collaboration between the Community-University Partnership for the Study of
Children,Youth, and Families (CUP) and the Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community
Research (ACCFCR). For more information about the project partners, please visit: and .

2. **NEW** Course at the University of Alberta: INT-D 500 “Introduction to Community-Based Research and Evaluation”

To be launched for the first time in January 2009 at the University of Alberta, this
course will offer a graduate-level introduction to conceptual and methodological
foundations of community-based research and evaluation (CBR&E) in the health and social
sciences, particularly pertaining to the development of children, youth, and/or families.
Seminar format. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Instructor: Sherry Ann Chapman

Term: Winter 2009

Wednesday afternoons from 1-4 pm

First class = Wed., Jan. 7, 2009
Last class = Wed., Apr. 1, 2009

Location = Enterprise Square: room 2-976

For more information, please visit: .

To register, please contact Sherry Ann Chapman at .

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