Welcome to the Centre for Aboriginal and Rural Education Studies

Community - University Collaboration Opaskwayak Cree Nation

Community – University Collaboration
Opaskwayak Cree Nation

More than 40 % of Manitoba’s population resides in rural, northern communities and remote regions where cultural, economic, ethnic and geographic factors combine to create unique challenges as well as opportunities.  For more than 100 years, Brandon University has

The Centre for Aboriginal and Rural Education Studies (CARES) in the Faculty of Education is a research institute of Brandon University.  Situated in the Faculty of Education, the Centre acts as a hub for collaborative and community-engaged research focused on a range of social and educational issue of importance to Indigenous and rural communities.

Through a wide range of collaborative research and project activities, CARES connects faculty from diverse backgrounds and research interests with local school divisions,  Indigenous organizations, as well as educational and government agencies. These activities also  provide Brandon University graduate students with opportunities to participate as members of faculty-community research teams.

The Centre’s portfolio of community-engaged research activities ranges from large, multi-year national grants to smaller, researcher-in-residence programs for community-based action research.

Our goals are to (1) promote research and (2) engage in interdisciplinary, and community-engaged research.