Community-University Research Alliance (CURA) in the Department of History in Art at the University of Victoria is sponsored by the Social
Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The aim
of the CURA program is to develop collaborative
relationships between the university, its CURA partners and the
British Columbia arts and heritage community. The program, entitled
Cultural Property Community Research Collaborative, currently
supports a total of 17 projects
throughout British Columbia.
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CURA offers financial support and the resources and expertise of the partners for community-based projects that meet the objectives of the program.
extend the research expertise of the University of Victoria
and its CURA partners to regional heritage organizations;
encourage innovative research projects;
to develop integrated and accessible knowledge of public and
create a communication network for continuing curatorial research;
contribute to the social and economic development of communities;
enrich research, teaching, and curricula at the university;
enhance employment opportunities for student participants.