U-LINKS SCALING UP PROJECT PROPOSALS IN HALIBURTON COUNTY
July 5, 2018 U-Links Centre for Community Based Research is currently scaling up the development of research proposals in Haliburton County in order to better define and deliver research focussed on the specific social, economic, environmental or cultural issues that organizations are facing. U-Links is also now facilitating Community Service Learning, a form of experiential education that has more immediate impact in the community.
Through the Community-Based Education Program, Trent University and Fleming College students assess local community needs and opportunities and suggest practical solutions to these needs, while earning course credit and real-world experience in their field of study.
Community Service Learning projects are short-term structured volunteer projects (i.e. 1-3 days) designed by community organizations. They are practical in nature (i.e., students volunteer for an activity or event) and increase an organization’s human resources needed for a certain goal.
U-Links is currently seeking project proposals from community agencies for the 2018-19 academic year. U-Links welcomes ideas for research or community service projects that may address a particular need or issue that is of a social, economic, environmental or cultural nature. If organizations have research and/or short-term volunteering needs, they may contact U-Links at 705-286-2411 or email either Sonja Addison (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Amanda Duncombe-Lee (email@example.com). U-Links staff will set up a phone call or meeting to help develop an idea into a project proposal.