The Community-University Research Exchange (CURE) promotes community-driven social justice research.
We foster collaborations between university students and grassroots community groups working for social change. Groups can submit research requests or project proposals and students can undertake those projects, often for class credit. By facilitating meaningful exchanges between students and activists, CURE strives to redefine the boundary between the university and the communities that surround it. To learn more check out the ‘About’ section of our website.
Community Projects (by category)
PROJECT: Environmental & Social Impact of Computer Re-use and Ethical E-waste Recycling
TechnoLibre (or Free Geek Montreal) is a community centre focused on hardware education, e-waste recycling/reuse and increasing accessibility of technology. Our goal is to collect donations of old computers, refurbish and reuse whatever possible for donation and low-cost re-sale, and ethically recycle the rest.
We are looking for research support to determine the environmental and social impacts of our project… [read more]
PROJECT: Making Profits with War: Canadian Corporations in Colombia
Projet Accompagnement Solidarité Colombie (PASC) is a radical Montreal non-profit that sends international witnesses to Colombian peasant communities in order to bring support to these communities, to affirm their rights as civil populations living within a war zone, and to support their efforts in claiming their rights to land and self-determination.
Research questions we require energy to investigate and report on include: What are the main Canadian corporations in Colombia? What are their activities there? How do they interfere with national legislation to secure their investments?… [read more]
EVENT: CURE Concordia Café & Drop-in Hours
*free coffee!* Interested in working on a CURE project but not sure where to start? Already working on a project and want to chat with other student researchers about your work? Stop by our bi-weekly drop-in hours! We’ll help you choose a project, talk to you about the process, and provide research support for ongoing projects.
We hope this can be a hub for CURE researchers to strategize and share their work, as well as an opportunity to check-in with the CURE Coordinators and get access to resources…[read more]