Community Research Unit

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The Community Research Unit (CRU), based in the Faculty of Arts, connects community groups and University of Regina faculty and students through

  • research,
  • service-learning,
  • and other collaborative activities.

These partnerships seek answers to community questions to foster positive action and change. The CRU fosters and facilitates community engaged scholarship.


Seeking Community Board Members for the CRU

The Community Research Unit is seeking two community board members to join our board in September 2017 for a two-year term. Our core mission is to facilitate partnerships between the community and university. We do so through collaborative, community-based research projects, community service-learning, and capacity building through the Toolkit Workshop Series.
The CRU Board of Directors is a governing board that makes decisions on the community-based research projects the unit facilitates and funds. It also guides the CRU in its major initiatives and policies. All business is conducted in six meetings over the course of a year.
We've had board members from SCIC, Stops to Violence, NCCA, SaskAbilities, SEARCH, YWCA, RIWC, and many other community partners. Might you be next? Please get in touch to find out more.

Student Researcher Employment Opportunity

We are seeking a student researcher for our project with the Heritage Community Association, "Assessing the Programming Needs of Two-Spirit Youth". This is a flexible 360-hour contract for 40 weeks from August to April. The main duties are attending gatherings and gathering data as a participant observer, conducting interviews, and helping youth learn research skills with the guidance of a faculty advisor. An understanding of intersectionality and familiarity with two-spirit and queer identities is key.

Please see this posting for more details. The application deadline is July 14.