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: Convergence Journal Call for Submissions
*Deadline 15 June* Convergence is a Montreal-based journal highlighting undergraduate and community contributions to social justice research and art. We are seeking submissions on a wide range of issues and ideas from students or community members, with a focus on community-based social justice research.
We are looking for creative formats, such as artwork, photo essays, community based art installations, recipes, interactive maps and charts, video games, music, poetry, cultural expression,and podcasts, as well as a variety of written contributions… [read more]