CUExpo is a conference about how community and university partnerships collaborate together to develop innovative solutions to strengthen communities.
CUExpo2011 will be held May 10-14, 2011 in Waterloo, Ontario Canada. It is expected to draw about 600 people from Canada and around the world who are passionate about the power of community-university partnerships as a vehicle for social change. Students, community leaders, researchers, educators, funders, policy makers and others invested in community-building will be in attendance.
The CU Expo movement began in Canada as a response to individuals involved in community-university partnerships needing a forum to share experiences, strategies and ideas. CUExpo2011 includes several sessions related to immigration, settlement, diversity, multiculturalism and integration (all links open as PDFs):
Wed May 11th ~ Community Voice and Relevance
It takes a village: Training community health workers in the Burundian refugee population using a community-based participatory service learning model.
Training immigrant peer researchers for CBPR on HIV/AIDS in Germany.
Tuberculosis amongst immigrants and refugees at an adult education centre: A community-based participatory research approach.
CBR within an immigrant community.
Cross-cultural lessons of engaging immigrant and refugee families in research and evaluation.
Growing community through urban agriculture: A community-university project involving senior immigrants.
Immigrant cultural values and language barriers as communication class lessons.
Settling, working, and belonging: An innovative and collaborative approach to integrating newcomers.
Churches responding to the immigrant reality in Canada: A national participatory action research project.
Thurs May 12th ~ Partnerships & Collaboration
Building multi-cultural and multi-health system partnership to conduct health research.
Recruiting low-income families into community programmes: Exploring differences in engagement strategies among ethnic groups.
Fri May 13th ~ Action and Change
Immigrant peer researchers and HIV prevention in Germany: The PaKoMi video.