Connected Communities. Collective Change.

Come join us in picturesque Thunder Bay on the shores of Lake Superior and home to natural wonders and scenic views in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Lakehead University is pleased to be hosting the international Community-Campus-University Expo (C2U Expo).

C2U Expo is Canada's leading conference on community-based research and community-campus engagement.

Registration Now Closed For C2UExpo 2023

Expo Essentials Conference Program
Aligned with our commitment to sustainability, we will be using the Whova App as the main communications and scheduling tool for the conference. Ensure you download the app prior to the conference to sign up for sessions and receive updates.
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Speaker Highlights

Professor Maui Hudson
Director Te Kotahi Research Institute at the University of Waikato
Dr. Eve Tuck
Associate Professor of Critical Race and Indigenous Studies at the University of Toronto
Liz Weaver
Co-CEO of the Tamarack Institute
Norbert Steinhaus
Coordinator and International Contact of LIVING KNOWLEDGE, the international Science Shop network

We welcome the following conference participants:

  • Academics, students/trainees, Indigenous knowledge holders, activists and community researchers working in the area of community-based research, community-engaged scholarship, participatory action research, community-engaged learning, work integrated learning, and practicums.
  • Community/Not-For-Profit Leaders who believe in community-campus partnerships as effective tools for creating innovative solutions to effect positive change.
  • Knowledge Mobilization/Translation Professionals who support knowledge mobilization, translation, and exchange activities.
  • Executive leadership (Post-secondary institutions, Funding Agencies, Foundations, Networks, Businesses) interested in alliance-building with communities, governments, philanthropy, and businesses (domestic and international).
  • Government (First Nation, Municipal, Provincial, Federal and Global) working with researchers and community to inform policy and community development.

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