CCBR typically has 12-15 ongoing projects and has completed over 400 projects since 1982. Each project is guided by our commitment to impacting social change in practical and powerful ways. We conduct research with people not on people, cultivating respect with communities at every step of the process.
Projects can be searched for using words from the project title or using the service area, theme, or date range for the project. You can also type 'Service Area' or 'Theme' into the search bar to get a list of options in each of these fields.
This course, Special Topics: Research for Social Action was offered at Conrad Grebel University College to upper-year undergraduate students and Masters of Peace and Conflict Studies students. The course explored how research can be an intervention towards positive change in society.Through a combination of lectures, group exercises, and practical case examples, it demonstrated how research that is community-driven, participatory, and action-oriented can contribute to transformative social change, including creating and sustaining conditions for peace. Students learned the fundamentals of how to prepare, plan, and conduct social research. More importantly, they learned how the research process itself can be used to mobilize people for critical reflection and social action. Students applied these insights as they created a proposal of how research could facilitate social change within their own community.