Brock invites community groups to pitch their research needs to faculty and students

The director of Brock’s Social Justice Research Institute, Rebecca Raby, sees mutual benefits for Brock researchers and Niagara community organizations when they work together.

She hopes an upcoming event will help make key introductions to get some of those partnerships started.

By bringing community leaders together with Brock faculty and student researchers, Making a Difference in Niagara: University-Community Research Collaborations is intended to facilitate both short-term, community-based research projects and more enduring community-university research relationships.

Raby calls it something of a “match-making event” that will enable a selection of community organizations to present their research needs to Brock faculty members and students who are concerned about social justice issues.

Making a Difference in Niagara: University-Community Research Collaborations will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8 in PLZ600F and is open to everyone.

“We look forward to deepening research collaborations with local community groups,” says Raby, Professor in the Department of Child and Youth Studies.

The event will include opportunities for conversation with several community organizations, including Niagara Regional Homelessness Services, Start Me Up Niagara, TOES Niagara, and the Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre.

For more information, visit the please visit the Social Justice Research Institute website.

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