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C2UExpo Movement

C2UExpo (Community-Campus-Exposition) is CBRCanada's international conference providing leadership and space for both academics and communities to showcase community-campus partnerships that address local and global societal problems. The C2UExpo conference is run bi-annually by a new local host, with backbone support from CBRCanada.

C2UExpo 2025 'Partners in Place' 

MacEwan University, with over 30 community partners, has been selected by CBRCanada to host C2UExpo 2025, in Edmonton, Alberta from May 12 to 15, 2025. 

Save the Date:

C2UExpo is more than a conference. It's a national movement bridging community and campus together.

C2UExpo: A 20-year journey
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Reference: Ochocka, J. and Shaffiq Dar, S. (2023, June 5-8). C2UExpo: a 20-year journey. [Poster presentation]. C2UExpo 2023, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada. 

Past C2UExpos
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Theme: Connected Communities. Collective Change

Hosted by: Lakehead University

Conference Organizers: Anne Klymenko and Dr. Andrew Dean

C2UExpo 2023 Agenda

CBRCanada Contributions

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Theme: Celebrating Community-Based Research Excellence

Hosted by: CBRCanada Secretariat online

Conference Organizers: Dr. Joanna Ochocka, Dr. Sarah Switzer, and Janna Martin

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Theme: Celebrating Community-Based Research Excellence

Hosted by: CBRCanada Secretariat online

Conference Organizers: Dr. Joanna Ochocka, Julia Coburn, Janna Martin, and Raphael Freston 

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Theme: Culture, Place, and Resilience

Hosted by: NORDIK Institute, Algoma University and Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig, located in Baawating, otherwise known as Sault Ste. Marie, in Northern Ontario.

CANCELLED due to the COVID19 pandemic

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Theme: For the Common Good

Hosted by: Simon Fraser University

Conference Organizers: Stephen Dooley, Executive Director and Dr. Michelle Nielson

Read the C2UExpo 2017 Storybook


Theme: Citizen Solutions, Better World

Hosted by: Carleton University and several community partners

Conference Organizer: Dr. Ted Jackson


Theme: Engaging Shared Worlds

Hosted by: City of Corner Brook, Grenfell Campus Memorial University of Newfoundland, and the provincial office of Public Engagement

Conference Organizers: Dr. Ken Carter and Dr. Bruce Gilbert


Theme: Bringing Global Perspectives to Local Action

Hosted by: Communities of Waterloo Region and the Centre for Community Based Research

Conference Organizers: Dr. Joanna Ochocka and Dr. Rich Janzen


Theme: Connecting for Change

Hosted by: Office for Community Based Research at the University of Victoria and the United Way of Greater Victoria

Conference Organizers: Dr. Budd Hall with the Office of Community-Based Research


Theme: Leaders in Urban Change

Hosted by: University of Winnipeg and Winnipeg Inter City Research Alliance

Conference Organizer: Dr. Tom Carter


Theme: Partnerships, Policy and Progress

Hosted by: The University of Saskatchewan

Conference Organizer: Dr. Jim Randall

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