MACE 597, Spring 2020 (1-5 June)
Evaluation in the Community Context
Introduction to the basics of evaluation, including the foundations, approaches, steps,
strategies, and ethical considerations of evaluation, with an application across diverse
disciplines (e.g., health care, community development, government, not-for-profit).
MACE 597, Spring 2020 (online)
Community Engagement, Health and Development
This course uses an ecological framework to explore three major theoretical and also very practice-focused concepts: community engagement, health and development. In the course we examine and critically assess their interconnectedness but also the disconnections and separateness of each. Key areas that we examine in this critical analysis are: community engagement as a model for health; citizenship and social citizenship; civic engagement, and social development in a global context. Inquiry-based teaching is used as a teaching and learning method.
This is an on-line course held during Spring term (6 weeks).
MACE 597, Fall 2020
Indigenous Arts-Based Research and Practice
This course is an exploration of the relationship between art,
research, Indigenous knowledge, and the self. Arts-based research exists as a creative,
critical and community practice of social inquiry. Using the circle process, seminars,
and creative thinking, students will develop critical thinking skills, interpret visual
narrative, and build capacity for aesthetic approaches to research. Focusing
on Indigenous paradigms and Indigenous creative processes and practices, students
will develop new insights and understandings of arts-based inquiry and practice.
MACE 597, Winter 2021
Engagement and Public Policy
An important theme of the course will explore the degree to which citizen engagement contributes to policy and governance adaptation, particularly in response to calls for governance innovations in the face of complex and persistent policy challenges (for instance as relate to sustainability or social justice).
MACE 550, Winter 2021
Principles of Qualitative Inquiry
This course will be an introduction to qualitative inquiry. The goal of the course is to introduce students
to main methods in qualitative inquiry, data collection strategies, qualitative data analysis, rigor, ethics,
proposal preparation, and knowledge translation.
MACE 597, TBA
Agroecology in Cuba
Be part of a unique study-abroad course and gain first-hand knowledge about the
agro-ecological revolution taking place in Cuba!
Through direct dialogue with farmers, cooperatives, research centres and NGOs, you
will explore the policies, practices and social movement that have made Cuba a world
leader in agroecology.
MACE 597, Winter 2021
Engaging Communities in Social Entrepreneurship
Social entrepreneurship typically attempts to further broad social, cultural, and environmental goals often associated with the voluntary sector in areas such as poverty alleviation, health care and community development.