Community Research Projects
At the heart of CLARI are the community, faculty and student partners that engage together on research issues that are a priority for the community. These partners undertake community research across many fields and themes. Below you can learn more about the many projects supported by CLARI funding. Check back regularly as more projects are funded and added to our growing database. Please note that we are regularly adding more projects, so please check back!
Exploring Broader Resilience Planning in Hall’s Harbour, Nova Scotia
Dr. John Colton and student researcher Dotun Olutoke, from Acadia University, will work with the community of Hall’s Harbour to help them plan for a more resilient future. Pictured here is the project team, from left to right Bernard Miles, Madonna Spinazola, Dave Davies and Ann-Marie Meister all from Halls Harbour Community Development Association. On the right is Dotun Olutoke and John Colton.
Regional Food Hub Feasibility
Kelly Marie Radcliffe, (Manager of the Wolfville Farmers Market), Barb Anderson (Chair of Feasibility Working Group) and Dr. Edith Callaghan, (Acadia University) discuss the opportunities and possibilities of the regional food hub concept.
Indigenous Community Development through Partnered Research-Creation: Digital Film and Music Production Paradigms in Unama’ki
Dr. Marcia Ostashewski, (Centre for Sound Communities, CBU) and Graham Marshall (Council Member, Membertou First Nation) will lead a project to explore the potential to bring digital film and music production to Membertou to support community economic and cultural development, including Mi’kmaq language revitalization. In the background is Clifford Paul, one of the co-authors of this team’s award winning paper.
Building coaching capacity and sustainability in youth soccer
Dr. Matt Vierimaa, Acadia University and Mike Whyatt, Executive Director, Halifax City Soccer, look at ways to improve volunteer recruitment and coaching development at City Soccer.
Community Climate Change Engagement
A community project with the Town of New Glasgow led by Dr. Corrine Cash (StFX) and Rachel Mitchell, (Climate and Sustainability Manager, Town of New Glasgow)
Exploring Sports and Video Game-related Gambling Among Adolescents and Young Adults
Dr. Will Shead, MSVU and Bruce Dienes, Gambling Risk Informed Nova Scotia will work with GRINS members to study gambling issues among young people.
Food Bucks Research Project
Dr. Gabrielle Donnelly, Acadia University and Justin Cantafio, Executive Director of Farmers’ Markets Nova Scotia are working together to explore the impact of the Farmers’ Markets “Nourishing Communities Food Coupon Program”.
Integrating Songs into Community Gaelic Language Instruction
Dr. Heather Sparling, Cape Breton University, and Kenneth MacKenzie, Gaelic College will explore ways to better integrate traditional songs into Gaelic language instruction.