Learning Local Governance

Reimagining Sustainable Communities

This exciting research project is building on CUISR’s foundational work, proven research capacity, extensive networks, infrastructure, and shared community-university governance model. It aligns as well with CUISR’s own strategic research directions—Saskatoon Community Sustainability, Social Economy, Rural and Urban Community Links, Indigenous Women’s Community Development, Partnership Meta-analysis—as with the University of Saskatchewan’s commitment to a sense of place and to becoming a fully engaged university, integrating teaching and research, community and university, students and faculty in collaborative work.

This innovative, interdisciplinary project tackles critical issues facing society, engaging diverse stakeholders in reimagining how we can create local governance models for sustaining and sustainable communities. It is a collaboration:

  • Faculty from ten units across the University
  • Community researchers representing ten different organizations
  • Over twenty community partners (from local to national)
  • Advisory Council representing local, regional, national, and international interests


Learning Local Governance Newsletter
SSHRC CURA Requirements (Summary)
SSHRC CURA Partner Requirements
CURA Formal Application Web Instructions
CURA Aug. 18 Workshop Registration Form
SSHRC CURA CV Instructions


The following were presented at the Learning Local Governance workshop on June 28th.

The following were presented at the Learning Local Governance workshop on August 18th.