Community-engaged research

Community-engaged research in action
Dr. Andrea Walsh (right, anthropology) and Mark Atleo (left, Ahousaht First Nation) reviewing childhood art work created by Mark and other Survivors of the Alberni Indian Residential School. Andrea has been recognized for her work collaborating with Survivors to repatriate artwork created at residential schools in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

What is community-engaged research?

Community-Engaged Research (CER): The university engages in research that is based in community and that contributes to both academic and community success.

UVic has a deep connection to our local, national and global communities through community-engaged research.

Participate in community-engaged research

Community-engaged research requires relationships and partnerships between community members and organizations as well as UVic faculty and staff and students. Explore some of the ways you can get involved and contribute to research that is actively benefiting our local and global communities.

Our research projects

Community-Engaged Research (CER) at the University of Victoria 2009—2015

In 2016-2017, the Office of Community-University Engagement (OCUE) co-sponsored a research project, Community-Engaged Research (CER) at the University of Victoria 2009-2015, with the Vice-President Research. Led by Dr. Crystal Tremblay (Research Associate, OCUE), the project examined the breadth and impact of community engagement initiatives that occurred at UVic between 2009-2015.

Some key findings:

  • 167 instances of impact at UVic were identified
  • 21% of the 167 instances included an Indigenous focus
  • 71% of the 167 instances occur on Vancouver Island
  • $21 million was secured in research funding for CER projects between 2009-2015

Learn more about this project.

Recognizing Excellence in Community-Engaged Scholarship

UVic's Crystal Tremblay developed a resource for evaluation of promotion, tenure and merit of Community Engaged Scholarship (CES). This resource is informed by a comprehensive literature review and empirical research conducted by the Office of Community University Engagement (OCUE) between August-December 2016. An impact rubric for assessing CES accompanies this resource. It is the intention that this resource be used to support a meaningful consultation process for reviewing and implementing tenure, promotion and merit policies for CES at UVic.

Read Recognizing Community-Engaged ScholarshipContact UVic's Special Advisor on CES, Crystal Tremblay (), for more information.