Community Research Unit (Faculty of Arts)

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Community Research Unit (Faculty of Arts)


The Community Research Unit (CRU), based in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Regina, builds relationships between our community and faculty by facilitating community-based participatory research and community service-learning opportunities. The CRU matches community groups interested in undertaking research with university faculty and student researchers and organizes the annual Arts CARES community service-learning program.

Our Mission:
The mission of the Community Research Unit (CRU) is to enable the Faculty of Arts to serve as a resource for non-profit organizations and communities, rural and urban, and to be enriched in turn by our relationships with those communities. In doing so, the University enhances civic engagement and its own actual and perceived value to the province as well as its capacity to produce high quality and relevant knowledge.

Our Mandate:
The CRU functions as a partnership between community-based organizations and university faculty and students. Our mandate is to provide independent, participatory research support in response to needs expressed by community-based organizations to build their organizational capacity and enhance community quality of life.

Recent Submissions

  • Wuerch, Melissa; Beingessner, Naomi; Price, Heather; Carlson, Stephanie; George, Debra; Robinson, Pat (Community Research Unit, Faculty of Arts, University of Regina, 2015-03)
    The Anonymous Reporting and Third Option Program are being piloted in Regina, Saskatchewan as a step to better support victims of sexual assault and create a coordinated community response to this issue. The report contains ...
  • Beingessner, Naomi; Cibart, Sarah; Stewart, Michelle (Community Research Unit, Faculty of Arts, University of Regina, 2015-01)
    This report summarizes the proceedings of the Community Film Showcase and Community-Based Research Showcase. Over one hundred participants turned out to learn about research done by community organizations and present ...
  • Beingessner, Naomi (Community Research Unit, Faculty of Arts, University of Regina, 2014-09)
    The Community Research Unit's annual report for June 2013 - June 2014, describing the CRU's research projects and capacity building activities and the Arts CARES program.
  • Lwanga, Christine; Frank, Flo (Community Research Unit, Faculty of Arts, University of Regina, 2014-08-06)
    This project report is comprised of information collected at a series of community discussions and workshops, combined with research findings on successful Canadian community organizations. The report contains the direction, ...
  • Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan (Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan, 2014-03)
    The December 20, 2013 Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Canada v. Bedford (2013 SCC 72) struck down parts of Canada’s existing prostitution legislation. The Supreme Court of Canada gave the federal government until ...