From its beginning, the University of Alberta has been committed to the “uplifting of the whole people,” as proclaimed by our founding President Henry Marshall Tory. The University of Alberta’s commitment to community-engaged research runs across the university, from the Wahkohtowin Law and Governance Lodge, a joint initiative of the Faculties of Native Studies and of Law, collaborating with Indigenous communities on the recognition, revitalization and practice of Indigenous laws and governance principles; to the Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities that works with rural communities across the province on their various needs; to a community-university partnership that combines a non-profit organization working with teen families, a housing organization and the university, and many, many more.
Becoming a part of Community-Based Research Canada allows our researchers to have access to the workshops, webinars and conferences of the CBRC network, but also allows the University of Alberta to showcase to a wider audience of interested publics the amazing work that our faculty, students, and staff are doing with communities in Edmonton, throughout Treaty Six territory, across Canada and around the world.
A recent article published by University of Alberta researchers that used a community-based research approach is titled, Engaging Vulnerable Youth in Community-Based Participatory Research: Opportunities and Challenges. Read it here.