uVic first to "come out of the ivory tower"

June 25, 2007

uVictoria has announced plans for a community-based research office that will build partnerships between academics and community groups, to collaborate on developing “evidence-based” policy recommendations towards community needs. “Great things can be achieved when universities and communities work together.”  According to the press release, the community-based research office is a first-of-kind in Canada.  “It’s going to take a brave university to come out of the ivory tower.  The old ways and the old budgets and old powers will call you back to the way you used to be.”  Victoria News