Scholarships, Funding and Partnerships

Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR)

The CCBR is focused on strengthening communities through social research. Their approach to research is participatory and action-oriented in a way that mobilizes people to participate as full and equal members of society. They are an independent, non-profit organization located in Kitchener Ontario. 

Helmut Braun Memorial Award; established in 2001 by CCBR, this award is named after Helmut Braun, an advocate for the rights of folks living with mental health issues. The fund contributes to the cost of post-secondary education for a student pursuing social studies in a variety of disciplines. Since 2015, the award has largely been funded by LSPIRG.

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Laurier Centre for Community Research, Learning and Action (CCRLA)

CCRLA is an interdisciplinary research centre located within Laurier's Faculty of Science. Their work is focused on developing community partnerships and producing research, learning and action that advances community well-being and social justice. 

CCRLA facilitates community-based research by establishing links between community partners and Laurier students and faculty researchers. They also organize a public lecture series and relevant workshops for community members, students, and faculty members. LSPIRG is proud to provide a significant amount of funding to CCRLA each year.

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LSPIRG Financial Assistance Award

This award will be granted annually to a full time undergraduate student with a minimum GPA of 7.0 who has demonstrated financial need and who has made a volunteer contribution either on campus or in the community.

Annual award; established by alumni who were involved with the Laurier Students' Public Interest Research Group (LSPIRG) as students, and who have made donations to recognize a student in need who has made a volunteer contribution either on campus or in the community.

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Cinema Politica - Waterloo

Cinema Politica is one of LSPIRG's partners in the Waterloo Region. We work together collectively to host film screenings and discussions around social justice themes and issues. The screenings have been put on hold over the summer and will resume on Thursdays at the Kitchener Public Library staring September 2017. 

For more information or to learn how you can help out, contact You can also visit their Facebook or Website