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!
Understanding Housing in Guysborough County
Dr. Catherine Leviten-Reid and her team at Cape Breton University are working with the Guysborough County Housing Network to better understand the dynamics of affordable housing in that county.
Woolgathering: Revitalizing the Wool Industry in Nova Scotia through Sustainability
Ruth Mathewson, Owner of Harmeny Woolen Mill and LocalFibreLove member, along with NSCAD Assistant Professor Jennifer Green, will explore how to support a viable, sustainable and transparent wool industry.
Counting Those Experiencing Homelessness in the CBRM: A Service-based Count
Dr. Lilla Roy and Dr. Catherine Leviten Reid will work with The Affordable Housing and Homelessness Working Group to collect data in CBRM that will give a better understanding of the situation of homelessness in that part of Nova Scotia.
Rural Agri-Business and Immigrant Engagement
Dr. Claudia DuFeuentes from Saint Mary’s University will work with Chris Atwood, Executive Director of CBDC Bluewater to explore the potential to attract immigrants with agri-business skills and expertise to the Eastern Shore region of Nova Scotia.
Cdn Biosphere Reserve Climate Change Adpatation Forum
Dr. Ken Oakes from CBU worked with Don Crosby and the Bras D’or Lakes Biosphere Reserve Association to research Climate Change Adaptation practices across Canada during their hosting of the Canadian Biosphere Reserve Forum in Baddeck.
Collaborative Approach to Improving Food Security on Cape Breton Island
New Dawn Meals on Wheels, led by Erika Shea, is partnering with Beth Mason at Cape Breton University to assess possible gaps in nutritional needs of seniors receiving meals through the Meals on Wheels program, and to develop a plan for addressing those gaps through locally grown crops at the Cape Breton University greenhouse. (Bkgnd photo by @timberfoster)
Happy Community Project
Dr. Mary Sweatman and her student researcher worked with Barry Braun of the Happy Community Project to document the process being developed by their organization, so that it can be shared with others interested in leveraging this process of creating community engagement in their community. (Bkgnd photo by @timberfoster)
Community Strategy and Engagement Plan for Tidal Energy Development
Ann Huntley, Scots Bay Community Association and Dr. John Colton, Acadia University worked together with the community to better understand opportunities in tidal energy in Scots Bay.