U of S announces community-engagement and outreach recipients

SASKATOON – The U of S is funding community engaged projects that aim to strengthen Saskatoon’s core neighbourhoods, keep aging populations healthy and active, and give elementary school students hands-on learning opportunities.


“These initiatives give our students, faculty and staff added resources to expand their community-engaged research, teaching and learning, “said Vice-President of University Advancement and Community Engagement, Heather Magotiaux “Most importantly, these funds support innovative activities that offer the potential to change and improve lives through community-university partnerships — an important objective for this university.”
The recipients in the five funding categories are working with communities across the province to make a difference. A total of $70, 000 was awarded to U of S faculty and students who are finding innovative ways of looking at challenges and, with community partners, form collaborative relationships that support creative solutions.
Community Engaged Scholarship Research Seed Funding:
Christy Morrissey, Connecting migratory birds with the community
Lalita Bharadwaj, Our nation, our water
Scott Butcher, High-intensity functional interval training in older adults
Janet McCabe, Exploring the effect of peer mentoring for children and youth with disabilities
Megan O’Connell, Development and evaluation of a telehealth facilitated support group for caregivers of individuals diagnosed with atypical dementias
Support for Community Engaged Experiential Learning:
Ken Coates, Policy issues in a northern community – community-engaged learning in La Ronge
MJ Barrett, Transdisciplinary advancement of the partnership with Redberry Lake Biosphere Reserve
Hope Bilinski, Engaging rural communities in advancing interprofessional education of health science students
Bill Waiser and Jim Miller, Okanese experiential research/learning
K-12 School Outreach Initiatives:
Michelle Delorme, PLSNP K-12 school outreach initiatives project
Lana Elias, PotashCorp Kamskénow science and mathematics outreach program
Jordan Woodsworth, develop and teach a new clinical program to senior veterinary students within the Veterinary Medical Centre (VMC)
Engagement Communications:
Maureen Reed, design and deliver a video production to illustrates SENS’s experiential and community-engaged teaching and research
Engaged Scholar Mobilization Graduate Student Catalyst Award:
Lorna Butler and Maxine Watt, Linking learners with Leaders for life where they Live (L4)
Sandra Bassendowski and Shauna Davies, iNurse, iTeach: using mobile applications in client education
Rachel Engler-Stringer and Scott Mantyka, Community food assessments
Robin Hansen and Penelope Sanz, Human rights impact assessments of mining investments: questions of methodology in Indigenous community participation
For more information about the funding and recipients, please visit http://www.usask.ca/engagement/
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For more information, contact:
Jennifer Thoma
Media Relations Specialist
Advancement and Community Engagement
306-966-1851
jennifer.thoma@usask.ca