Research and knowledge creation
From defining the research question, to collecting the data, to establishing and sharing the findings, research can be a deeply collaborative exercise. Involving community members at every step of the way, community-based research seeks to address real world problems while creating and reinforcing the habits of participatory citizenship.
Research institutes and projects
The following research initiatives pride themselves on being deeply rooted in community:
Find a complete list of university-recognized research units at Concordia University, which may include other researchers involved in community-based projects.
Student-led community research initiatives
Community University Research Exchange (CURE)
A student-run initiative, the Community-University Research Exchange (CURE) facilitates research collaborations between grassroots community groups and university students. Community groups can make research requests, and students can undertake that research, often for class credit.
Study in Action
Co-presented by QPIRG Concordia and QPIRG McGill, Study in Action is an annual undergraduate and community conference. Each year, students, community organizers, and artists are invited to present their contributions to social and environmental justice research.