Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Communities and Universities: Partners in Education - October 22-23 2006

The history of relationships between communities and universities in North America is long and complex. While there are many examples of successful partnerships that enliven or enrich both academic institutions and the communities in which they are situated, there are also many examples of challenges and obstacles that have entrenched a cultural disconnect between the two.

As a participant in this two day event you will have the opportunity to learn about some leading North American models of community engagement from universities and their community partners, and to share your unique knowledge and experiences. The symposium will look at overarching themes and will feature case studies from Canada, the United States and Mexico. We will identify best practices, common challenges, and share some of the ways that community-university partnerships have had a positive impact on civil society in North America, particularly related to socially excluded or under-resourced communities. Perhaps most importantly, we will explore ways to expand and enrich these efforts.

Date: October 22-23 2006
Location: Segal Centre, Simon Fraser University
515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC Canada
Pre-registration is required.
University registration fee - $300.
Students and non-profit community-based agencies - $100.
Please call 604.291.5201 or email ] for more information. We will forward important info on speakers and other details as they become available.

This event is planned collaboratively by Simon Fraser University, University of Pennsylvania, Universidad Iberoamericano, and Marga Incorporated.

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