What is Yaffle?
Yaffle is a unique digital platform where campus and communities connect to mobilize knowledge and resources and create a space to collaborate and find solutions to complex challenges.
Yaffle showcases what is happening in Hamilton and on campus in one convenient hub. It focuses on facilitating connections, encouraging collaboration, and tracking partnership outcomes. It’s all about making collaboration easy and accessible!
How Does It Work?
Information is shared in Yaffle through Profiles, Projects, Opportunities, and Networks grouped into six theme areas that align with Our Future Hamilton priorities.
Information Box Group
Profiles on Yaffle tells the reader who you are and your areas of expertise and interest. A Profile can contain research interests, contact information, affiliations, and courses taught. Profiles link to other features in Yaffle including Projects, Opportunities, and Networks and make it easy for users to find individuals with expertise in a specific area of interest. Profiles can be migrated over from MacExperts or they can be created manually with the help of the Yaffle support team.
Projects on Yaffle build on your profile to showcase what you’re working on, and what you’re interested Projects can include published research and citations, funding awards, teaching experience, partnerships, and current areas of work . Project information can be migrated from MacExperts or added in manually. On Yaffle, Projects make the complex work of organizations like universities and research institutes available and usable to the broader public and potential community partners..
Why post an Opportunity?
Opportunities allow you to post about the work you are doing, your goals and objectives, the resources you have and the resources you need. It gives potential collaborators an overview and allows them to see where they might fit into the project. On Yaffle you can reach campus and community collaborators in one spot.
How to post an Opportunity
Be sure to have the following information ready to go:
- A description of the work or project you are doing or hoping to do
- The goal of the project
- What resources and/or types of collaborators you are looking for
When ready, upload your opportunity and that’s it! You’re ready for collaborators to view and respond.
Types of Opportunities
Projects for Students
Opportunities can be linked to course assignments or co-curricular programs looking to provide students with community-engaged learning experiences.
Employment and Volunteer Opportunities
Opportunities encompass both paid and volunteer positions associated with a particular project or objective, facilitating the connection between campus and community partners.
Research and Funding Collaboratives
Opportunities can be research projects or collaborative grant applications that address a shared goal.