Community Campus Engagement
Community Relations & Engagement
The Division of Social Accountability works to amplify the voice of vulnerable, marginalized and underserved communities, and work in solidarity with community to challenge systems of oppression and build common equity-oriented agendas. We do this through a “transformative” approach to community-campus engagement – an approach that seeks to rebalance power between campus and community (see table below). A transformative CCE challenges common assumptions about who the university is in relation to the community, what we ‘offer’ and what our role is in engagement, and the ongoing effects of our settler colonial history on relationships.
The division is in the process of publishing two academic papers that further outline transformative CCE and what this approach might look like in a college of medicine. Link to these papers will be provided here when they become available.