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Engaging Calgary’s Local Knowledge Economy

This video explores how a University of Calgary professor engaged the local social-work community ahead of an international meeting on child abuse and neglect.

CNTV’s Ed Heiland interviews the University of Calgary’s Jackie Sieppert as Calgary gears up to host the 21st International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect International Congress later this month. Sieppert discusses how he reached out to social-work partners in and around Calgary to create academic alliances ahead of the meeting, and how these new relationships will benefit the international community at this year’s meeting.

Here are some tips for making the most of the resources of a local knowledge economy:

– Reach out to the DMO
– Engage human services of local and regional governments
– Work with vested community leaders

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