University of Alberta Community Engagement Consultation
Jun 18, 2019 6:00 PM
Alexis Kziazkiewicz
University of Alberta Community Engagement Consultation

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Alexis Ksiaskiewicz
Associate Vice-President
(Government and Community Relations)

Bio:

Alexis leads institutional government and community relations strategies at the University of Alberta.  Over the past fifteen years, she has held leadership roles within the advanced education sector in constituency organizations, advocacy groups, provincial and national associations, and at the University of Alberta. In her current role, she works to advance the university’s reputation and priorities with government and communities locally, provincially and nationally.

Alexis is a proud Rotarian and an active volunteer. She is Chair of the Government Relations Officers’ Network for Canadian Universities (GRO Network) and a member of the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC). She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Edmonton and the Board of Directors of Second Chance Animal Rescue Society (SCARS).

She holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Alberta and has earned a Certificate in Leading Strategic Change from Rotman School of Management.

Event description:

The University of Alberta holds community engagement as one of its core goals — to engage across disciplines, campuses, faculties, and units to create interdisciplinary learning experiences for our students, staff and faculty that prepare them to face the complex nature of today’s challenges and workplaces. Community engagement also means creating mutually beneficial learning experiences, research projects, partnerships, and collaborations with communities across our local campuses and extending out to our province, nation and world at large. It’s a key part of the university’s institutional strategic plan, For the Public Good.

Beginning in September 2018, the university has embarked on a consultation process to gather input from internal and external community partners. Led by the Office of Government and Community Relations within University Relations, this work will span roughly twelve months.

The consultation process includes a series of Table Tops events, Open Houses, and on-line engagement opportunities. On June 18, 2019 members of the Rotary Club Edmonton Whyte Avenue will be asked to take part in a Table Top consultation and provide opinions, share ideas, share expertise or experiences, identify concerns and help to explore or develop solutions regarding the university’s engagement with its community partners.

Feedback from the consultations will be used as the basis for the development of a community engagement plan grounded in a community conversation. Ultimately, what we hear will directly guide how the University of Alberta delivers on the engagement goals of For the Public Good over the coming years.