Community-University Partnership

The Community-University Partnership for the Study of Children, Youth, and Families is a unique collaboration among the University of Alberta, community agencies, and organizations in and around Edmonton and across Alberta. We are committed to improving the development of children, youth, families and communities by creating or mobilizing evidence-based knowledge that impacts programs and policies.


  • Alexa Ferdinands receives WCHRI postdoctoral fellowship

    June 20, 2022

    CUP congratulates Alexa Ferdinands, recipient of a 2022 postdoctoral fellowship through the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute (WCHRI). Ferdinands will examine health outcomes of the zero-fee post-secondary education (ZFPE) project in Drayton Valley.

  • Michael Phair receives honorary doctor of laws degree

    June 13, 2022

    Michael Phair, renowned community leader and member of the CUP Steering Committee, received an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University of Alberta on June 8, 2022.

  • Community-University Partnership Graduate Student Equity Award

    May 26, 2022

    With the support of the Suncor Energy Foundation, CUP is offering a Graduate Student Equity Award and mentorship opportunities available for equity-deserving students in any discipline pursuing community-engaged studies focused on children, families, and community well-being. No C.V. or letters of support required.

  • Community-Driven Evaluation and Capacity Building

    May 02, 2022

    Join the Evaluation Capacity Network on Thursday, May 26 from 12 -1 pm MDT as it showcases community-based evaluation and capacity building projects. Interactive sessions with the project teams will discuss challenges, tips, and tools for increasing capacity and taking a community-driven approach to evaluation.

  • Practicing Culturally Responsive and Equitable Evaluation

    May 02, 2022

    The Evaluation Capacity Network is inviting you to an online panel discussion on Monday, May 16 from 12 - 1pm MDT. The panelists include international, national, and local scholars and leaders in the evaluation field. Join them as they share their knowledge and experience with culturally responsive evaluation and how to take an equity, diversity, inclusion, and indigeneity lens in evaluation practice when collaborating with communities.

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