Announcements on PSI-organised talks & workshops, and public engagement activities by PSI scholars.
PSI Information Session - 5 March 2019, 11:00
Tuesday, 5 March 2019 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
UBC's Public Scholars Initiative is a groundbreaking, award-winning scholarship program launched in 2015. Now in its fourth year, PSI has a network of 150 scholars from almost all faculties across UBC. Public Scholars enjoy (1) continuous academic support, in particular with alternative dissertation ideas; (2) up to $20,000 financial support over 2 years and; (3) numerous professional development and networking opportunities.
Changing the world through research: a panel of scholars who are making a difference
Monday, 28 January 2019 - 11:00am
On January 28, five outstanding UBC faculty will come together to discuss the ways in which research and scholarship can make tangible, positive differences in the world. Learn about the approaches they use and the practical, ethical and philosophical questions they struggle with.
PSI Information Session - 2 March 2018, 12:00
Friday, 2 March 2018 - 12:00pm
UBC's Public Scholars Initiative is a groundbreaking, award-winning scholarship program launched in 2015. Now in its third year, PSI has a network of 115 scholars from almost all faculties across UBC. This year's information session to learn more about the initiative, funding criteria, and the application process will be held on March 2, 2018 at Thea's Lounge.
PhDs Go Public, Event 2: Environmental Health for Human Health
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 5:30pm
How can research contribute to environmental well-being? In the second event of the 2018 PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series, join us as seven doctoral students from UBC’s Public Scholars Initiative have seven minutes each to talk about their research to enhance environmental and human health.
PhDs Go Public, Event 1: Bridging the Gaps in Healthcare Practice and Policy
Thursday, 1 February 2018 - 5:30pm
In this first event of the PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series, five scholars who research health issues will talk about their research, and their contribution to healthcare in Canada. Come watch our scholars summarize in less than seven minutes how they hope to make a positive change in the world.
Reimagining the PhD Symposium 2017
Friday, 29 September 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
This one-day Symposium will be continuing the conversation we started on the future of doctoral education three years ago here at UBC. Join noted scholars, community partners, practitioners, and students to discuss how we can transform the doctorate in ways that facilitate community engagement, public contribution, and broader career readiness for students.
Open Access: Making your Research Matter in the Digital Age
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
How can we move beyond the ‘publish or perish’ mentality in academia? Is there an ethical imperative for scholars to ensure that their work reaches outside of academic circles to engage the public? Organized by UBC’s Public Scholars Initiative in partnership with the Making Research Accessible Initiative, this interdisciplinary panel brings together faculty and students to discuss the importance of open access to research dissemination and ethical research practices. The panel intends to inspire graduate students to think of multiple venues of publication and research impact to help expand their academic profiles as well as contribute to the democratization of knowledge.
PhDs Go Public: Culture and Diversity
Thursday, 23 March 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
In the third event of the 2017 PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series, eight PhD students from UBC’s Public Scholars Initiative have seven minutes each to talk about their research, and share their stories of cultural and artistic diversity in Canadian and international communities.
Human(e) Interactions with the Environment
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
How can doctoral level research help create a more sustainable future? In the second event of the 2017 PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series, nine PhD students from UBC's Public Scholars Initiative have seven minutes to talk about their environmental research, and how we can establish healthier human-nature relationships. Dr. Peter Wood from the David Suzuki Foundation joins as a guest speaker.
Public Scholars Award: Info Sesssion
Tuesday, 7 March 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Are you a doctoral student at UBC interested in integrating broader and more career-relevant forms of scholarship into your doctoral work, and making a tangible positive impact in the world? UBC’s Public Scholars Initiative (PSI) provides academic and financial support (up to $10,000), professional development, and network
The Ethical Public Scholar
Thursday, 16 February 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
This workshop will feature three experts speaking to the ethical dimensions of scholarship in different contexts: in work involving community engagement or partnership, in the health field, and in the work of ‘public intellectuals’ from any sector.
Engaging Education for Public Good
Thursday, 26 January 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
How can education go beyond the classroom to reach the lives of the public? In the first event of the 2017 PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series, seven PhD students from UBC's Public Scholars Initiative have seven minutes to talk about their research involving education, and how it can make a positive contribution in and out of the university.
Exhibition: The Suitcase
Thursday, 8 December 2016 - 9:00am to Tuesday, 31 January 2017 - 6:00pm
Co-curated by PSI scholars Lyana Patrick and Ashli Akins, "The Suitcase" exhibition opens on December 8th to take us on a multimedia journey through the life of Gramma Aloo -a Carrier (Dakelh) woman, and Lya
Exhibition: West African Vodu
Sunday, 13 November 2016 - 1:00pm
Ethnomusicology PhD Student and PSI Scholar Curtis Andrews is the co-curator of the West African Vodu Exhibition, which opens on November 13th. The exhibition is a component of Curtis' PSI engagement activities, and it's closely linked to his doctoral dissertation.
Integrating Film in Research
Monday, 27 June 2016 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Can filmmaking deepen and broaden the scope of rigorous scholarship? This panel brings together three faculty who incorporate filmmaking into their research to discuss the increasing collaboration between academic and artistic forms.
People, Place, and Community
Thursday, 28 April 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
What does community-based research look like and what can it achieve? How can scholars co-create with and work in alliance with local and indigenous communities? In this interdisciplinary event opened by Musqueam Elder Larry Grant, 9 PhD students from UBC’s Public Scholars Initiative share stories of their research with communities on 4 different continents. The event offers a platform to discuss the socio-cultural, political, environmental, and ethical dimensions of engaged research in Canada and beyond.
PhDs Go Public: Health and Wellbeing
Thursday, 24 March 2016 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Curious about cutting-edge research that positively impact the health and wellbeing of Canadians? Inspired by TV's "Dragon's Den" format, this event features 8 research talks by PhD Students from UBC's Public Scholars Initiative. Three health experts ("dragons"!) respond to the scholars’ projects.