Exploring University-Community Relations: The Case of Brandon University’s Community Outreach Service

This paper will examine the changing role of the university on what’s being called the Research Activity Continuum, which spans from university driven activity to community-university partnerships to community driven activity. The Brandon University Community Outreach Service will be used as an illustration of a vehicle for facilitating community-university research activity. The service will be discussed in terms of its goals, approach and delivery. Lessons learned and recommendations for others interested in such a service will also be provided.