Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Special Advisor on Community Engaged Scholarship, University of Victoria
Crystal Tremblay is an assistant professor at the University of Victoria. She provides leadership to the Community Engagement and Partnerships Executive Committee (CEPEC) at Uvic. She also provides support to Deans, chairs and administration on revising policies for evaluation for CES. Crystal has an active research portfolio as a community engaged scholar, and CO-PI on several active SSHRC grants in a number of areas related to climate change resiliency and youth engagement (BC), waste governance and social innovation (global), indigenous resource management (Tanzania/Canada) and training in CBR (global).
Crystal has experience using a variety of arts-based participatory methods such as digital storytelling, PhotoVoice, and community mapping for engagement, research and evaluation. For the last five years, she has worked as a Research Associate with the UNESCO Chair in Community-based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education. This work has included facilitating multi-institution and multi-lingual global research projects on engaged scholarship, transformative pedagogy and training in community-based research. She is an Associate Editor for Research For All Journal in the UK and sits on the International Advisory Board for the Journal of Community Development. Crystal is also on the board of the Vancouver Island Community Investment Cooperative.