COMBINED EFFORT: A Workshop to grow strong and healthy community-university engagement.

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Date: 
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 09:00 - 15:00
Where: 

NL HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS NETWORK, 77 Charter Avenue, Pleasantville

We look forward to seeing you at our group’s inaugural workshop and we thank you for lending your leadership to this event! Please feel free to extend this invitation to others in your networks with an interest in fostering engagement, including community partners, students, and Memorial University faculty and staff.

The Newfoundland & Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research, the Research Exchange Group on Service Learning & Community Engagement, in partnership with friends at the Community  Employment Collaboration and throughout Memorial University, request the pleasure of your company at an interactive community-university workshop:

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Coffee, tea, beverages, and snacks will be served in the morning, but we ask you to bring a lunch or dine next door at the NL Housing and Homelessness Network’s community coffee shop “The Network Cafe.

RSVP: ROCHELLE.BAKER@MED.MUN.CA

Join us to explore how the university and the community can combine efforts to promote meaningful community service that enriches the learning experience, teaches civic responsibility, and ultimately strengthens communities throughout Newfoundland & Labrador.  This interactive workshop will bring together faculty and students from multiple university disciplines with those who work in community organizations that share a common interest in health equity and social justice.

We hope you can help us find out….

  • What’s working?
  • Let’s create a network map to see how we’re connected
  • What projects and activities are you involved with?
  • Where does your work fit in terms of promoting community wellness?
  • What can current examples of engagement teach us about what works and what doesn’t?

What’s needed now?

  • Let’s go where the energy is…..
  • A postcards exercise—tell each other what you can give and what you need
  • How do we align our goals to create opportunities for genuine and meaningful engagement?

What can we do next?

  • Learn to engage respectfully, without burdening people who are already hard at work.
  • Connect partners for specific projects.
  • Create transformative opportunities to work with people who are making a difference.

“Collaboration has no hierarchy. The sun collaborates with the soil to bring flowers on the earth.”   Amit Ray

ROCHELLE BAKER | MANAGER, COMMUNICATION, PARTNERSHIPS, RESEARCH EXCHANGE

Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research

email: rochelle.baker@med.mun.ca |telephone: 709-777-8990

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