Jutta Gutberlet receives 2018 Provost's Engaged Scholar Award

Dr. Jutta Gutberlet has received the 2018 Provost's Community Engaged Scholar Award. This award celebrates the integration of outstanding UVic scholarship, teaching and community engagement. The title, Provost's Engaged Scholar, is awarded to tenured members of faculty who have achieved great distinction as community-engaged scholars. A professor in the Department of Geography and the director of the Community-based Research Laboratory (CBRL), Gutberlet's participatory and action-oriented research focuses on development challenges, including: participatory resource management, food security, sustainable livelihoods, waste governance, and qualitative research methodology. Her prior work includes teaching posts at the University of Newcastle in Australia, the coordination of an international research project between the University of Tübingen, Germany and the Federal University of Mato Grosso, Brazil. She has also worked on international development projects with the United Nations (FAO). In Gutberlet's words, "involving communities and local stakeholders in my work is important to me because it creates momentum for the research process to become an emancipatory praxis which contributes to a better understanding of everyday political, economic, and environmental realities. These processes allow communities to empower themselves to achieve greater social and environmental justice." To learn more about her research see: www.JuttaGutberlet.comThe 2018 Provost's Engaged Scholar Award ceremony is on Thursday March 8, 2018 from 4-6 PM at the Salal Room in the University Club. The event is free and open to faculty, staff, students and the general public. If you plan to attend, please RSVP (ocuehelp@uvic.ca) by March 2nd. Download the event poster for more information.