CUExpo 2013 Digital Story
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The CU Expo digital story, created by Zag Productions and Trunk Lane Creative, is available for viewing on the Research Repository at:

View this short video to gain a sense of the CUExpo experience.  In the comments section below:  What would encourage you to participate in CUExpo 2015 to be held in Ottawa?

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Share your story, event, job posting, or announcement with the CACSL community
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Do you have news to share? A question to ask? A community engagement related event to advertise?  An blog article to share? A book or article to recommend?

We want to hear from you.  Submit your blog post.  Blogs are distributed via digest on Fridays, CSLCanada twitter, and CACSL’s Facebookpage.

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Community Food Security Hub of CFICE Request for Proposals
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The Community Food Security (CFS) hub of Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE) is seeking community campus projects. 

Reposted from Food Secure Canada, co-lead of the CFS hub with Carleton University.

Have you been engaged in a community/academic collaboration within the Canadian food movement, or do you facilitate collaboration between community organizations and universities/colleges? Are you interested in evaluating your experiences and sharing the results, including the barriers you face, how they are overcome, and what you’ve learned about collaboration in the process? Applications are due June 30th, 2013  Read more.

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CUExpo2013 Community Service-Learning Art Project
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Reposted from CUExpo communication:

Service-Learning is “an educational approach integrating community service with intentional learning activities, working together toward outcomes that are mutually beneficial” – CACSL

CU Expo 2013 Service Learning Project: WestRock Community Centre Mural Painting Arts-based projects can have a very positive, galvanizing effect on a community. Corner Brook artist, and Grenfell Campus Fine Arts graduate, Nancy Jacobsen will work alongside the WestRock Community Centre to create a painted mural on the wall of their multi-purpose room. All aspects of the project – from inception, planning and fine-tuning of the design, to the actual painting and clean-up – will be done in a spirit of partnership and consensus between the WestRock leadership, the community members, and the artist. The process of creating this mural is intended to foster community reflection on the goals and mission of WestRock, co-generate knowledge, and kindle excitement by reinventing surroundings, and enhancing the relationship with Grenfell Campus.

CU Expo attendees are invited to visit WestRock Community Centre to meet, chat with, and paint alongside the artist and community members, and contribute to the project. No artistic ability or previous experience necessary!

Sign up at the Registration/Information Desk to participate in one of the following sessions; Space is limited: Friday, June 14, 1:30 – 2:30 pm (Transportation leaving the Pepsi Studio at 1:30 pm) Friday, June 14, 3:00 – 4:00 pm (Transportation leaving the Pepsi Studio at 3:00 pm)

Community members and conference attendees are also welcome to drop-by any of the following times: Wednesday, June 12 – Saturday, June 15: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Directions to 9 Vine Place. Print maps available at the Registration/Information Desk.

CACSL and Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement will follow the progress on Twitter– @CSLCan and @CFICECan

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International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering, and Social Entrepreneurship Spring Edition
International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering, and Social Entrepreneurship Spring Edition avatar

The editors of the International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (IJSLE) are pleased to announce publication of the Spring 2013 issue.  To view this issue of the Journal, please log on to  We hope you enjoy this edition of the Journal.

Articles in this Issue:

Student Perceptions of Engineering Service Experiences as a Source of Learning Technical and Professional Skills Adam Robert Carberry, Hee-Sun Lee, Christopher W. Swan

Assessment of Colloidal Silver Impregnated Ceramic Bricks for Small-Scale Drinking Water Treatment Applications Daniel M. Nover, Erica R. McKenzie, Geetika Joshi, William E. Fleenor

Effective Community Listening: A Case Study on Photovoice in Rural Nicaragua Ali Aslam, Matthew Pearson-Beck, Rachel Boots, Holly Mayton, Sara Link, Dana Elzey

SimEx: Simulation Exercises on Humanitarian Crisis Wook-Sung Yoo

Designing a Low-Cost Ceramic Water Filter Press Michael Henry, Siri Maley, Khanjan Mehta

Cost Effective Delivery of Modern Energy Services to Rural Communities: An Indian Case Study Vijayalakshmi B

Solar Disinfection in a Community-Scale Water Treatment System: An Analysis of Design Parameters for Humanitarian Engineering and System Sustainability Marni Reeves Kendricks, Tracey E. Sisco, Joanna L. David, Cristiane Queiroz Surbeck

Service-Learning Cross-Cultural Collaboration: Sustainable Actions in an Elementary School, Bagaces, Costa Rica Caroline Murrie Clevenger

In Addition:

The editors of IJSLE have issued a Call for Papers for a Special Edition of the Journal.  The editors invite high-quality manuscripts that explore scholarship, assessment, or interdisciplinary engagement topics related to service learning in engineering, humanitarian engineering, or social entrepreneurship – both domestically and internationally.  Manuscripts are due by August 30, 2013, with a publication date of December 30, 2013.  For more information, please log onto


Thomas Colledge Editor-in-Chief, IJSLE

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Job Posting: Trent Centre Projects Coordinator
Job Posting: Trent Centre Projects Coordinator avatar

To be successful in this position, candidates will have experience in some or all of the following: community development, experiential learning, community-based research, participatory action research, community service-learning and consulting. Experience teaching, tutoring or similar education-related experience would be considered an asset, as would an interest in lifelong learning. Familiarity with communities in the City and County of Peterborough and with nearby south-central Ontario communities are a definite asset. Knowledge of the academic and administrative contexts of Trent University and area community colleges is desirable.

For a full job description, visit the TCCBE website at:

As an independently incorporated charitable organization, the TCCBE pays a competitive salary and offers a benefits package to employees working over 20 hours/week.

This is a permanent position @ 21 hours/week delivering community/post-secondary programming – with the opportunity to pursue additional hours seeking out and implementing fee-for-service contracts.

Level seven salary range: $38,691 to $46,429 (annual; full time)

Placement on the salary range is commensurate with experience.

A brief cover letter and resume should be sent by 5pm, Wednesday June 19, 2013

Contact information: Todd Barr, Executive Director

By  mail:

Trent Centre for Community-Based Education

1600 West Bank Drive Peterborough, ON K9J 7B8 Canada

By fax: (705) 743-7170

By email:  Subject: “Projects Coordinator Job”;

The TCCBE would like to take this opportunity to thank those who respond to this opening. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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