Noon Hour Colloquium

Over sixty Noon-hour Colloquiums have been hosted since CRECS initiated the series series in 2005. The goal of the Noon-hour Colloquium Series is to showcase research findings or ongoing project lessons learned among students, researchers and community partners to enhance the understanding of the ideas, issues, and lessons learned related to CRECS mission. Presenters are responsible for engaging participants on a discussion around the topic. In the first number of years, the goal was to hold two such colloquia in the fall and two in the winter each academic year.

Over the past few years the series has flourished with an average of 8 colloquia per year and 25-30 audience members attending. Presentations have been made in French or English by CRECS senior or affiliate researchers as well as students and postdoctoral fellows. On occasion special invited international guests have led the sessions.


  • [March] From academia to the public service: The tale of a program evaluator in two acts
  • [April] Lessons from the Implementation of the new Policy on Results
  • [May] Helping to Create a More Evidence-Informed Mental Health System in Ontario: What Part does Evaluation Play?
  • [September] Youth, Community Intervention and Urban Spaces in Montreal
  • [October] The social innovation ecosystem in Canadian universities
  • [November] Coaching in Education; snapshots from an English landscape
  • [November] Re-thinking knowledge for interdisciplinary research & education



  • [January] Improving educational outcomes for Indigenous and other minoritized students: System change at the school level.
    Russel Bishop. Emeritus Professor. University of Waikato, New Zealand.
  • [January] The evaluation of Social Innovation and Social Enterprise.
    Peter Milley; Kate Svensson; Barbara Szijarto; and Dr J. Bradley Cousins. Faculty of Education. University of Ottawa.
  • [April] A formative evaluation of two Crown ward education championship teams in Ontario.
    Kelly Weegar. School of Psychology. University of Ottawa.
  • [June] Educational access and relational pedagogy: The Monash University’s Access program.
    Kristin Reimer. Monash University, Australia.
  • [September] Secure handling and storage of confidential research data.
    John Sylvestre and Konrad Czechowski. Faculty of Social Sciences. University of Ottawa.
  • [October] Engaging persons with cognitive impairments in Research and Development.
    Virginie Cobigo and Hajer Chalghoumi. Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services (CRECS). University of Ottawa.
  • [November] Contextualizing the closure of an urban community school: Ontario policy, municipal politics, and the erosion of citizenship.
    Ruth Kane and Jesse K. Butler. Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services (CRECS). University of Ottawa.
  • [December] The involvement of adolescents in medical education.
    Katherine Moreau. Faculty of Education. University of Ottawa.


  • [October] Foster/adoptive parent (PRIDE) training in Ontario
    Jordanna Nash. Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services. University of Ottawa.
  • [September] Gender and Evaluation: Strange Bedfellows?
    Jane Whynot. Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies. uOttawa
  • [May] Interventions to improve community food security in developed countries: what works and why?
    Alejandra Dubois & Elizabeth A. Kristjansson. CRECS uOttawa
  • [April] New Zealand’s neoliberal generation leaves school
    Karen Nairn. University of Otago College of Education, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • [April] Neighborhood Safety and Public Health, Intervention Evaluations and New Directions
    Carolyn Côté-Lussier. Department of Criminology, uOttawa
  • [March] Victimization of Children At-Risk in Residential Care by Staff and Peers: An Ecological Examination
    Shalhevet Attar-Schwartz. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • [March] Assumptions, Actions, and End-States: A Study of Values in Homeless Service Provision
    Rachel Manning. Research Fellow, IKON Research Centre. University of Warwick, U.K.
  • [February] “Mastering” Recovery in Homelessness: The Role of Consumer Choice in Housing and Services
    Ronni M. Greenwood. University of Limerick, Ireland
  • [January] A mixed methods analysis of community integration among homeless and vulnerably housed individuals
    John Ecker


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