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Each year the Engaged Scholar Awards recognize one student, one faculty member and one community partner for their exemplary participation in community-engaged scholarship. To find researchers who are particularly invested in community-based research, visit Explore Concordia.

Research institutes and projects

The following research initiatives pride themselves on being deeply rooted in community:

Centre for the Arts in Human Development (CAHD)
The Centre for the Arts in Human Development (CAHD) is an educational, clinical and research centre serving adults with developmental disabilities and other special needs populations.
Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance
The CSLP conducts solution-oriented research on learner success and the fulfillment of learning potential. They seek to develop evidenced-based tools and strategies to positively impact prekindergarten to secondary education, postsecondary education, health and social services and the community sector.
Institute for Community Entrepreneurship & Development
The ICED strives to provide opportunities for members of Aboriginal, Black, ethnic and immigrant communities to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to improve their situation as well as the economic and social conditions in their communities.
Centre for Human Relations and Community Studies
The Centre for Human Relations and Community Studies is associated with the Faculty of Arts and Science and is engaged in action research, consultation, and training. Since its inception in 1963, the Centre has worked with hundreds of organizations, community groups, and agencies.
Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies
The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) is Canada’s leading research and advocacy institute for genocide and mass atrocity crimes prevention.
Initiative for Indigenous Futures
The Initiative for Indigenous Futures (IIF) is a partnership of universities and community organizations dedicated to developing multiple visions of Indigenous peoples tomorrow in order to better understand where we need to go today.
Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling
COHDS brings together hundreds of researchers, artists, students, educators and community-based organizations. They offer regular workshops, seminars, roundtables, “study days,” and organizes frequent international conferences.
Ageing + Communications + Technologies
ACT is a research project that addresses the transformation of the experiences of ageing with the proliferation of new forms of mediated communications in networked societies.

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.

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