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October 24, 2017
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Centre for Community Research, Learning and Action

Mini-conference showcases undergraduate students' community-engaged research

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Mar 31/16

The Centre for Community Research, Learning and Action (CCRLA) will host the second annual Student-Community Research Partnerships Mini-Conference on Tuesday, Apr. 5 from 3 – 5 p.m. in the Faculty of Social Work building at Laurier’s Kitchener location.

The mini-conference will showcase the research findings from the Student-Community Research Partnerships for Social Justice and Well Being (SCRP) internship program. The SCRP internship is an eight-month program that provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to contribute to community organizations while gaining hands-on research skills and experience.

“The mini-conference shows off the results of the interns’ community-engaged learning and scholarship and highlights the valuable work being done by community partners in Kitchener-Waterloo,” said Sue Weare, CCRLA’s director. “The projects also give Laurier students the chance to conduct research during their undergraduate years – an opportunity that is quite rare.”

Research projects showcased by the 2015-2016 interns will include:

  • Barriers and facilitating factors experienced by service providers while referring clients for HIV testing in Waterloo Region.
  • Lived experiences and well being of individuals accessing supportive housing in Kitchener.
  • Perspectives of service providers on effectively including girls and young women in extracurricular programming in Kitchener-Waterloo.

Deborah MacLatchy, Laurier’s provost and vice-president: academic will provide opening remarks. The event is free and open to students and the public. To RSVP for the mini-conference, contact Sue Weare at 519-884-0710 ext. 3494.

The SCRP program is available to undergraduate students through funding provided by the Laurier Students’ Public Research Interest Group (LSPRIG) and the Social Innovation Research Group.

Applications for the 2016-2017 SCRP internship program will be accepted after Apr. 11, 2016. Additional information is available on the CCRLA website.

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