It is our pleasure to introduce our esteemed keynote and plenary speakers for the C2UExpo 2023, Canada's premier conference on community-based research and community-campus engagement.

Together, our keynote and plenary speakers embody the spirit of collaboration and innovation that is at the heart of community-based research and community-campus engagement. We are honored to have them as part of our conference and look forward to welcoming them.

Professor Maui Hudson
Dr. Eve Tuck
Liz Weaver
Norbert Steinhaus
CBRCanada Panel

Professor Maui Hudson+

Maui Hudson affiliates to the Whakatōhea Nation in Aotearoa New Zealand. He is an Associate Professor and Director of Te Kotahi Research Institute at the University of Waikato. He is a founding member of Te Mana Raraunga Maori Data Sovereignty Network and Global Indigenous Data Alliance, and is a co-author of the CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance.

Dr. Eve Tuck+

Eve Tuck is Associate Professor of Critical Race and Indigenous Studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto. She is Canada Research Chair of Indigenous Methodologies with Youth and Communities. She is the founding director of the Tkaronto CIRCLE Lab.

Tuck is Unangax̂ and is an enrolled member of the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island, Alaska. She grew up outside of her community, living in Pennsylvania as a child, and New York City as a young adult. She earned a PhD in Urban Education from The Graduate Center, The City University of New York in 2008.

Tuck was a William T Grant Scholar (2015-2020) and was a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow (2011-2012). Tuck was  recognized in May 2021 with an honorary doctorate from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, in Vancouver. She was recognized with a Spencer Foundation Mentor Award in 2022.

Tuck's work is on collaborative Indigenous research, Indigenous feminisms, and land education. As a whole, her research focuses on how Indigenous social thought can be engaged to create more fair and just social policy, more meaningful social movements, and robust approaches to decolonization.

Tuck is co-editor with K. Wayne Yang of a book series with Routledge, titled Indigenous and Decolonizing Studies in Education. To learn more about the series and proposing a book to the series, click here. From 2015-2019, Tuck was the co-editor with K. Wayne Yang of Critical Ethnic Studies, a journal published by University of Minnesota Press.

Under Tuck’s leadership, The Tkaronto CIRCLE Lab released the Collaborative Indigenous Research Digital Garden, and the Land Education Dreambook, in 2022. She makes a podcast with graduate students at OISE, University of Toronto, called The Henceforward, on relationships between Indigenous and Black communities on Turtle Island.

Tuck is the author of more than 25 peer reviewed articles. Her most widely-engaged articles include "Suspending Damage, a letter to communities," published by Harvard Educational Review in 2009; "Decolonization is Not a Metaphor," co-authored with K. Wayne Yang and published in 2012 by Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education and Society, "Breaking Up with Deleuze" published in 2010 by International Journal of Qualitative Inquiry, and "A Glossary of Haunting," co-authored with C. Ree, and “Visiting as an Indigenous Feminist Practice,” with Haliehana Stepetin, Rebecca Beaulne-Stuebing, and Jo Billows.

Tuck has been recognized with an early career award from the Committee on Scholars of Color in Education of the American Educational Research Association, and several book and article awards.

She is the co-creator of the Citation Practices Challenge, an effort to be more intentional about our citation practices, to more fully consider the politics of citation.

Liz Weaver+

Liz Weaver is the Co-CEO of Tamarack Institute and leading the Tamarack Learning Centre. The Tamarack Learning Centre advances community change efforts by focusing on five strategic areas including collective impact, collaborative leadership, community engagement, community innovation and evaluating community impact. Liz is well-known for her thought leadership on collective impact and is the author of several popular and academic papers on the topic. She is a co-catalyst partner with the Collective Impact Forum.

Liz is passionate about the power and potential of communities getting to impact on complex issues. Prior to her current role at Tamarack, Liz led the Vibrant Communities Canada team assisting place- based collaborative tables to move their work from idea to impact. Tamarack Institute was recently recognized with a Collective Social Innovation Award by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and the World Economic Forum.

In her career, Liz worked at the community level as the Director for the Hamilton Roundtable on Poverty Reduction, which was recognized with the Canadian Urban Institute’s David Crombie Leadership Award. In her career, Liz has held leadership positions with YWCA Hamilton, Volunteer Hamilton and Volunteer Canada. In 2002, Liz completed a Masters of Management, McGill University. Liz received Queen’s Jubilee Medals in 2002 and 2012 for her contributions to volunteerism in Canada.

Norbert Steinhaus+

Norbert STEINHAUS holds a master’s degree in agriculture. He is a board member of Wissenschaftsladen Bonn (Wila Bonn – Bonn Science Shop) since 1990. In January 2023 he took a part-time position at University of Vechta at the Center of Sustainability Transformation in Areas of Intensive Agriculture.

During the last 25 years he worked in national and international projects on citizen participation in science and technology or on responsible research and innovation. He coordinates the European Horizon 2020 project TeRRIFICA (adaptation to climate change) and the Horizon Europe project LOESS (soil literacy) and is consortium partner in the European Commission funded projects Allthings.bioPRO and BioGov.net (bioeconomy). Since 2007 he is coordinator and international contact of LIVING KNOWLEDGE, the international Science Shop network.

He was a member of the Mission Assembly for shaping the European Commission’s mission area: Soil health and food of the European Research Framework Program ‚Horizon Europe‘ and is expert in the European Commission’s development of FOOD2030 Pathways. For Germany’s Federal Ministry of Research and Education he was member of the working group 'Participation' in #FactoryWissKomm, a process to further develop science communication in Germany. He was and still is auditor and (peer) reviewer and gave numerous lectures, presentations and workshops on national and international level on Public Engagement in Research, Science Shops, Responsible Research and Innovation, Research Engagement Methodologies, Citizen Science etc.

He is also an active member of APUCEN (Asian Pacific University Community Engagement Network) and collaborates in local, regional, national and international networks such as NCCPE (National Collaborative Centre for Public Engagement, UK) or GUNI (Global University Network for Innovation) and GACER (Global Alliance on Community Engaged Research) as well as Canadian and US based Community Based Research (CBR) and knowledge mobilization networks.

CBRCanada Panel+

Successes and Challenges of National Organizations Supporting Community-Campus Engagement

This in person and virtual panel is organized by Community Based Research Canada and brings together leaders from various international networks (in Canada, US, UK, Europe and Australia) that over at least the past 25 years have promoted, facilitated and supported community-campus engagement initiatives. In a moderated conversational format, panelists will reflect on the successes and challenges of these efforts both to understand the lessons learned and shared among their organizations and to consider how international collaboration can be expanded to enhance their impact at local, national and global scales.

The panel will be moderated by Martin Taylor (McMaster University) and the invited panelists are: Norbert Steinhaus (Living Knowledge Network, Germany), Paige Castro Reyes (Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, US), Sophie Duncan (National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement, UK), Margaret Malone (Gateways Australia), Joanna Ochocka (CBRCanada), and Crystal Tremblay (University of Victoria). Steve Dooley (Simon Fraser University) will be the rapporteur.