Community-Based Research Showcase Presentations 2015

Presenters have shared the following presentations from our 2015 Showcase. They are chock full of information!

Ability and Substance Abuse Issues in Saskatchewan: From Needs Assessment to Building Capacity - Randy Johner, Gabriela Novotna, Nuelle Novik, Bonnie Jeffery, and Michelle McCaroon, University of Regina

Connecting to the Deep Past in Saskatchewan's Deep South - Tomasin Playford, Saskatchewan Archaeological Society

Development of the Anonymous Reporting and Third Option Programs - Melissa Wuerch, University of Regina

Digging Deep: Examining the Root Causes of HIV and AIDS Among Aboriginal Women - Carrie Bourassa and Natalie Owl, University of Regina, and Carolyn Pelletier, All Nations Hope Network

Fine Arts and Arts Education Resources at Saskatchewan Universities, 1995-2015 - Paul Gingrich, Saskatchewan Arts Alliance

Honouring the Knowledge and Skills of Families (article and presentation) - Terri Peterson, Saskatoon Health Region & Faculty of Social Work, University of Regina

Identifying Local Priorities: Newcomer Settlement and Integration - Carol Brouwers, Regina and Region Local Immigration Partnership

Inclusivity Unmasked - Randy Johner, Faculty of Social Work; Kelsey Culbert, and the Astonished! Student Researchers

Interpersonal Violence and Abuse and Animal Safekeeping - Tracy Knutson, STOPS to Violence

Rural and Northern Community Response to Intimate Partner Violence - Darlene Juschka and Mary Hampton, University of Regina; Tracy Knutson, STOPS to Violence

Saskatchewan Advantage: Preventing Falls in Seniors Receiving Home Care in the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region - Shanthi Johnson and Shari Caffet, Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit

This is How We Work Together - Mary Blackstone, Ian McWilliams, and Sam Hage, Saskatchewan Partnership for Arts Research

Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Extremes in the Americas (VACEA) - Dave Sauchyn, VACEA and University of Regina

Community-Based Research Showcase Presentations 2014

These are some of the presentations from our Community-Based Research Showcase on November 14, 2014. To get an idea of the scope of the showcase, check out the description of all of the sessions.

- Moving Forward with the Regina Community Food Assessment

- Faculty Survey on Community Engagement

- Visitor Centered Approach to the Development of Exhibitions and Programs in a Free Choice Learning Environment (Saskatchewan Science Centre)

- Living Heritage: Connecting Heritage to Quality of Life Issues (Heritage Saskatchewan)

- Growing Ecomuseums on the Canadian Prairies: The Saskatchewan Ecomuseums Initiative

- A Holistic Approach to Understanding and Addressing Key Barriers to Educational Upgrading and Employment Skills Upgrading for Young Adults (Ignite Adult Learning)

- Community Engagement at the Institut français: Research and Actions for the Francophone in Minority Settings 

- Like Any Other Job? Analysis of Changes to Canada's Prostitution Legislation (PATHS)

Community-Based Research Showcase

A list of the films shown at the November 13 Community-Based Film showcase, with links for online viewing.

Research Dissemination Toolkit

Community research projects often have action and change as goals. The Research Dissemination Toolkit can help make your research useful to the people who need it most. The Toolkit guides you in developing a dissemination plan that makes sure your research is accessible and understood.

Reports from CRU Facilitated Research Projects

These are available from links on the Current Research Projects page.

CRU Annual Reports









The Regina Survival Guide and Map

Where can Reginans go when they really need help? The Regina Survival Guide and Map was created in 2007 and last updated in June, 2015, to provide answers to this question. It is a direct result of interviews with people who were experiencing homelessness and/or using various community services in Regina. It has been updated four times and over 12,000 copies have been distributed over the last six years. It may be freely copied, uploaded, downloaded, or printed as needed.

The researcher Marc Spooner will try to update the information each year as part of his regular research and service to the university and larger community. Feel free to send comments/requests to

Other Reports

Creative Collaborations Symposium Summary, May 3-4, 2011.  This collaborative symposium was organized by the Community Research Unit, Common Weal Community Arts, Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan, Museum Association of Saskatchewan and Wanuskewin Heritage Park. Thirty-one organizations from Saskatchewan and Alberta came together to learn and share innovative approaches to engagement and collaboration.

Making the Links symposium Oct 2009 summary is available. At this symposium, community groups and U of R faculty gathered to share their research needs and ideas in order to work collaboratively.

Nothing About Us, Without Us

How may universities be meaningfully engaged in community-engaged scholarship? How does the Community Research Unit fit into a larger national picture of this work? Read Joey Fitzpatrick's thought-provoking article entitled "Nothing About Us, Without Us" in University Affairs.