Working with CARES has been both educational and life-changing. I learned many life lessons from knowledgeable scholars, community members, Elders, and most importantly, Indigenous youth whom I was blessed to meet and work with over the years. I grew as a researcher, writer, and collaborator, and continue to use the skills I’ve gained in my day-to-day work.
— Erin Paupanekis
At the heart of all we do at CARES are rural and Indigenous students.
Working with BU CARES and the professionals who guided me has been memorable and enhancing. I learnt the reality of research and the background work necessary for successful research.The skills gained here will be used in current studies as well as future endeavours.
– Alexia Josette Walters
Working with BU CARES has been an avenue of inspiration to focus on research. This opportunity will be remembered as one that offered me a scope of practice, exploration and collaboration with qualified professionals and the community at large. The experience has been a stepping stone for me to grow academically and professionally. I look forward to another engaging phase of goal setting, mobilization, analysis and feedback.
– Natasha Emmy Ofwono
We further the well-being of rural and Indigenous students by facilitating and promoting community engaged, action focused education research projects. Learn more about us.
Kid talking about music class: "We aren't allowed to sing."
Co-host: So what do you do instead of singing?
Kid: We mostly just clap and pat on our knees.
Want to know what the kids think? Here's our latest #researchconnectionpodcast where kids tell us about what school is like during the pandemic: https://www.brandonu.ca/bu-cares/podcasts/kids-talk-back-to-school-during-covid/