AT-CURA July 2014 Conference

AT-CURA Conference 2014Get ready for the Acting Together-CURA Conference:

“Youth Strengths and Prevention of Delinquency and Gang Involvement: Academics and Community Acting Together”

Community members, academic researchers, students, police, policymakers, service providers, parents, teachers, and youth are all welcome!

The conference website atcura2014conference.ca has complete information about registering and  booking accommodation.

The conference will be held from July 23-25, 2014 at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel in the city of Surrey, Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Senator Ogilvie Honours AT-CURA Gang Prevention Research Project

AT-CURA in Ottawa at Hon. Senator Ogilvie’s Social Innovation and Research Impact Event.

AT-CURA in Ottawa at Hon. Senator Ogilvie’s Social Innovation and Research Impact Event.

(OTTAWA)  When Senator Ogilvie looked for taxpayer-funded research projects that have demonstrable benefit to the lives of children and youth, he picked seven projects operating within Canadian universities. Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) federally funded “Acting Together” Community University Research Alliance (AT-CURA) project was one of them.

A small delegation travelled to Ottawa last week to present the highlights of AT-CURA’s gang prevention research project in a kiosk event hosted by Senator Ogilvie on parliament hill. Read more…

AT-CURA Receives Crime Prevention and Community Safety Award

Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton presents Dr. Gira Bhatt with a Crime Prevention and Community Safety Award in recognition of Acting Together-CURA's work. Photo credit: xxxxxxxxx

Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton presents Dr. Gira Bhatt with a Crime Prevention and Community Safety Award in recognition of Acting Together-CURA’s work.     Photo courtesy: Province of British Columbia

Acting Together-CURA’s groundbreaking work to prevent gang-related youth violence was recognized Friday with a prestigious award.

B.C.’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton presented Dr. Gira Bhatt with the Crime Prevention and Community Safety Award on Nov. 1 at an annual ceremony recognizing “outstanding contributions toward crime prevention and community safety” in the province.

The award acknowledged AT-CURA’s successes, innovative methods, and commitment to the community in its aim to identify protective factors that will prevent youth from being vulnerable to gang involvement.

The project was nominated for the award by Dan Malo, chief officer of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit-BC, and by Balwant Sanghera, chair of the South Asian Community Coalition Against Youth Violence. Read more…