Community-Student Research Connections invites community organizations and small businesses to consider how academic research might help direct their development efforts by responding to needs or gaps in information. Consider a youth sports league that wants to examine best practices for equity, diversity and inclusion, or a business that wants to evaluate its recycling efforts. Maybe it’s the local historical society seeking archival research or a seniors’ association looking to evaluate its summer programming. The possibilities for Community-Student Research Connections are as varied as the people and communities across Cape Breton!
The work may be a continuation of an ongoing research initiative or maybe is a new research question. Students will be matched with eligible community-based projects, providing up to 100 hours of research service over a four month period, starting in May 2022. Students must be enrolled in fulltime studies at CBU at the time of application, as well as returning fulltime in the fall of 2022 following their participation in the program.
Research methods students may use include:
Projects will be reviewed and each successful community applicant will be matched with a student researcher, one who brings experience in research methods, along with interest and enthusiasm in the topic at hand. The student will provide 100 hours of research assistance, at no cost to the community partner. The student will gain valuable research experience while receiving fair compensation for their work. The deadline for applications is February 28, 2022.
If you are interested in participating in this program, email Jared_Walters@cbu.ca or call 902-563-3196.