Save the date for the 6th Annual Community Campus Connections event!


There is inclement weather and heavy snow predicted for the event day, Thursday, February 27.

The event is still proceeding as planned. The event will only be cancelled if the university is closed.

We understand travel will be impacted and this may have a result on your attendance. If you registered for the event or are a workshop lead, and you can no longer attend, please let us know by clicking here to send us an email. 

Thank you.




Mark your calendar for the 6th Annual Community Campus Connections event! Join us for a morning of networking and discussions on community-campus engagement.

Registration is now open! Reserve your ticket here. Hurry, spaces are limited!

Purpose: Continuing to expand community-campus partnerships, this event aims to connect members of the community with Carleton. By making connections, community-based organizations and Carleton are able to collaborate, providing meaningful outcomes that are tangible, relevant, and contribute to the community’s well-being.

What: 6th Annual Community Campus Connections event

When: February 27, 2020

Time: 8:30am-1pm

Where: Carleton University Residence Commons

Who is invited: Community-based organizations, community members,  independent scholars, public servants, Carleton faculty, academic units, professional staff, academia, students

Cost: free! Lunch and refreshments will also be provided


Join one of our exciting workshops lead by knowledgeable members of the community and Carleton University!

Concurrent Workshops A from 9:30am – 10:30am

A.1 Community Engaged Research to Improve Public Safety

Craig Bennell, Carleton University; Simon Baldwin, RCMP

A.2 Student & Community-led Health Promotion Activities

JC Caramillo, Carleton University; Nicole DiBiagio, Carleton Health and Counselling Services

A.3 Engaging Community in Addictions Research

Ariel Fuenzalida, Carleton University; Carol Wu, Amethyst Women’s Addiction Centre

A.4 Using 4th Year Engineering Projects to Design Cross-Disciplinary Solutions to Community Problems

Cheryl Schramm, Carleton University; Gerhard Bruins, Species Inc.

A.5 The People’s Official Plan for Ottawa’s Climate Emergency: Seeking Grassroots Consensus on Climate Solutions and Mobilizing Informed Action on Municipal Decision-Making

Daniel Buckles, Carleton University; Emilie Frenier, Ecology Ottawa

A.6 Intervening in the Financialization of the Herongate Community

Josh Hawley, Herongate Tenant Coalition & Carleton University; Andy Crosby, Carleton University

A.7 Incubator session with the Sustainability Stakeholders Council of Ottawa

Jim Birtch, SSCO; Kevin Partridge, Carleton University; Deborah Conners, Carleton University

A.8 Student Team Projects with Community Partners

John Milton, Carleton University

A.9 Research Collaborations between Carleton University Researchers and the Native North American Travelling College (NNATC): Best Practices 

David Fadden and Sydney Jacobs, NNATC/Akwesasne; Kahente Horn Miller, Carleton University; Anna Hoefnagels, Carleton University

A.10 From Campus to Community

Dwaine Taylor, Carleton University

A.11 Finding Funding for Community Engaged Research

Jackie Kennelly, Carleton University; United Way Eastern Ontario

A.12 Hub for Good: Introducing Carleton’s New Online Portal for Community Engagement

Laura McCaffrey, Carleton University; Leo Solano, Carleton University

A.13 It’s All About Reciprocity: Using the Carnegie Classification to Assess Carleton’s Partnership Work

Lorraine Dyke, Carleton University; Nicole Bedford, Bedford Films

A.14 Envisioning 2030: Building Carleton’s Future with the Community

Cathy Malcolm Edwards, Najeeba Ahmed, Dawson Clark, Ruzbeh Irani, Carleton University

Concurrent Workshops B from 11am – 12pm

B.1 Carleton Connects on Accessibility

Adrian Chan, Carleton University; Boris Vukovic, Carleton University

B.2 Making Community Buildings in Ottawa More Energy and Water Efficient Through Student Research

Mary Hegan, Ottawa Eco-Talent Network; Lisa Meyer, Carleton University

B.3 Engaging Communities Around Human Rights Issues at the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre

Aaron Doyle, Carleton University; Souheil Benslimane, Co-ordinator of CPEP’s Jail Accountability and Information Line

B.4 Pragmatic Challenges Facing Small Community Organizations for Student Placements

John Milton, Carleton University; Ottawa River Keepers

B.5 Student & Community-led Food Safety / Food Security Activities

Veronic Bezaire, Carleton University

B.6 Getting Millennial Students to Visit and Think About Museums

Ian Wereley, Carleton University; Adjunct Curator of the History of Energy, Canada Science and Technology Museum

B.7 Initiating Sustainability Plans in Neighbourhoods

Jim Birtch, Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City

B.8 Dilemmas and dramas of Community Engaged Teaching and Learning

Melissa Frankel, Carleton University; David Hornsby, Carleton University

B.9 Better Practices in Student Placement Development and Delivery

Tom Scholberg, Ottawa Community Youth Diversion Program; Niamh O’Shea, Carleton University

B.10 Building and maintaining communities of practice for community-campus engagement

Magda Goemans, Campus Engage Canada; Jesse McClintock, Carleton University 

B.11 Scaling It Up: Thinking About Community Engagement for Large 1st and 2nd Year Classes

Tonya Davidson, Carleton University; Nina Doré, Carleton University

B.12 Introducing Carleton’s New Online Community-Based Research Toolkit

Zoey Feder, Carleton University

B.13 Carleton University Strategic Indigenous Initiatives Committee (CUISIC)

Benny Michaud, Carleton University

B.14 Student and Community Organizations: What are the Opportunities?

Karen Hidalgo, Carleton University; Ashleigh Hyland, Community Addictions Peer Support Association

B.15 Working with Children and Youth Through Volunteer Placements

Hiwot Abebe, Catholic Centre for Immigrants Sophia House; Monica Patterson, Carleton University; Sheila South, Carleton University