Community - University Research for Recovery Alliance
Towards an Encyclopaedia of Local Knowledge
The project is called Towards an Encyclopaedia of Local Knowledge and it's goal is to make that knowledge visible so it can be shared and used within and beyond the communities where it emerges. It will hopefully include participants ranging from school children to elders, who will share their own knowledge to be included in the Encyclopedia. Everyone who participates will be acknowledged as a co-author.
Everyone has some expert knowledge and Towards an Encyclopaedia of Local Knowledge will gather ecological, social, historical, technical, material and cultural knowledge from voluntary "experts" up and down the west coast of the Province. It will build on, expand, and extend some of the community-specific knowledge that already exists and make it visible, alongside new knowledge - so it can be shared and presented - honoured and celebrated.
This research is funded by Barbara Neis Trudeau Foundation Fellowship and a SSHRC doctoral fellowship.
Researchers and Partners
In the News
Capturing Local Knowledge
Article by Adam Randell published in The Northern Pen. (September 17, 2012)