The idea for this workshop is to strengthen graduate student work in ecological economics through peer-feedback and collaboration. Students should all have the opportunity to receive feedback from their peers, and to discuss and debate their work. The workshop will have at least three outcomes:
- Graduate students have a better, more complex, or deeper understanding of their work within the context of ecological economics;
- Community engagement activities are developed with interested parties to promote outreach and communication of scholarship in ecological economics
- Plans for collaborative research papers are made.
All of these outcomes will be followed up on by the CANSEE VP-Team.
Below you will find a preliminary schedule of events. This is subject to change!
All participants will submit a piece of work (their thesis proposal, a chapter of work, a paper previously written) that highlights the work they would like feedback on. The papers will be circulated before the event and at least one student (with similar interest) will be tasked with reading 1 article. t
Day 1: July 5
|9-9:15||Intro/Welcome||Hello from CANSEE and logistics|
|9:15-10:45||Panel #1||Two (or three?) concurrent panels with half the group presenting on their work. The students should attend the panel that aligns with their research interest/small group discussion assignment.|
|11-12:30||Small Groups||With professors/post-doc/senior PhDs who have relevant background – students will meet in groups of 3-5 to intensely discuss their work. Critique/build on/etc.|
|1:30-3||Panel #2||Two (or three?) concurrent panels with the other half the group presenting on their work. The students should attend the panel that aligns with their research interest/small group discussion assignment.|
|3:15-4:30||Small Groups #2||With professors/post-docs/senior PhDs who have relevant background – students will meet in groups of 3-5 to intensely discuss their work. Critique/build on/etc.|
Homework for the evening:
- Each participant should review their feedback and design a five minute presentation that either simply presents lessons learned, clarifications, or debate with criticism.
- E-mail Katie critiques/notes from their small groups
- E-mail Katie provocative thoughts, debates, hard questions, new outcomes, or serious concerns from presentations that everyone say throughout the day or thought of throughout the day. Do you have a problem with what you’re seeing? Is someone/many people ignoring a huge elephant in the room?
Total number of paper presenting participants this format allows for: 20 (others would just need to watch and be involved in discussions) or 30 if we do three sessions at one time.
Day 6: July 13
|9-10:30||Small Group Responses||Break into small groups (slightly bigger than the day before) to discuss synergies and points of contention from previous day’s discussion.|
|10:45-12-15||DSF Workshop||Facilitated workshop focused on communicating research to diverse audiences (editorials, special issues, videos, blog posts)|
|1:15-1:45||Hard questions||Katie presents on the hard questions sent the night before.|
|1:45-3:15||Questions Workshop||Using the World Cafe model, participants will contribute to different ideas by posting criticisms, responses, relevant known published work relating to them and, if they choose, will add their name at the bottom of the sheet to indicate further interest in writing a paper on a chosen topic.|
|3:15||Travel to the Ranch|
|4:30-5:30||Ranch set up (tents etc)|
|6:00||Dinner around the fire|
Day 3: July 7 (Team building and Networking at ranch North of Toronto. Transportation provided, but participants not required to attend. But it will be fun.)
|9:00-3:00||Team building facilitated at the ranch|
|3:00-5:00||Snaps with Elle|
|6:00||Dinner around the fire|
|7:00||Social time and optional bus back to Toronto|
Day 8: July 15
|9:00||Clean up and pack|
|10:00||Bus departure back to Toronto|