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!
Evaluation of an Online, Comprehensive Client Database: A Pilot Test
Amanda McNeil (Horizons participant) on the left, is discussing issues with Carol Pendergast, (Executive Director, Horizons Achievement Centre).
Exploring the Effects of Keeping Pets with their Owners in Long-Term Care Facilities
MSVU’s Dr. Ardra Cole, principal investigator, and Margie Knickle, canine research assistant, are shown here with their community partner, Margaret Szabo, Northwood Care (left to right). Sitting with them is their research partner Bella!
Improving Outcomes for Incarcerated People Returning to the Community
Patricia Bates-MacDonald (left) of the Cape Breton Correctional Institute, is shown here with Dr. Margaret Dechman discussing issues related to improving the lives of those incarcerated upon their release.
Skills Development and Knowledge Sharing for Cultural Food Security for Newcomer Immigrant and Refugees Living in HRM
Dr. Jennifer Brady and Manfred Egby, both from MSVU were engaged with Urban Roots looking at ways to improve cultural food security in the Halifax area.
Understanding Bias in Policing
Chris Giacomantonio, researcher with the Halifax Regional Police, worked with Dr. Meg Ternes from Saint Mary’s University to better understand the impact of policing bias training on sworn and civilian members.
Voices of Women: Experiences of Justice
Be the Peace Institute Executive Director, Sue Bookchin (left) together with Dr. Diane Crocker, Saint Mary’s University, explore issues of gender-based violence together.
Youth Experiences When Engaging in an Arts-Based Entrepreneur Program
Felipe Bonilla, one of the first alumni from the ARTpreneurs program, contributed to the art piece pictured above (Lead artist: Melissa Marr). Many ARTpreneurs alumni have gone on to participate in similar high profile art projects. Pictured with the artwork are from L to R: Ryan Veltmeyer (Youth Art Connection), Dr. Sarah Reddington (MSVU), Dr. Shane Theunissen (MSVU), Dr. Christine McLean (MSVU)