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Being a Graduate Student at Congress 2019

Guest blog by Sharon Engbrecht, Program Assistant for Congress 2019
 
As a graduate student and the UBC Programming Assistant for Congress 2019, I’m excited to share my experiences of Congress. Congress can be an overwhelming experience: many new faces and events can be disorientating and might leave you feeling a bit isolated. Maybe you are presenting your first paper, or are interested in networking but don’t know where to start, or haven’t quite figured out that elevator pitch. It’s not uncommon, especially as a graduate student, to have a sense of imposter syndrome when listening to papers presented by early-career researchers, faculty, or keynotes. But, in the words of Adam Douglas, Don’t Panic. Although Congress might seem insanely complicated and...

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Inclure les médias sociaux dans la conversation sur la conservation : Une biologiste emploie une nouvelle stratégie afin de sensibiliser davantage le public aux habitats du chêne de Garry en danger

Blogueur invité du Congrès 2019 : Mitacs

Enfant, Alina Fisher rapportait à la maison des oiseaux blessés et d’autres bestioles. Ainsi, elle a développé une passion pour aider la faune, et c'est une passion qui l’a finalement menée à devenir biologiste. Toutefois, pendant ses études, Alina a ressenti l’urgente nécessité que des chercheurs motivent le public.

Elle a donc fait une maîtrise en communications professionnelles à l’Université Royal Roads. Maintenant, grâce à un stage de Mitacs, Alina aide la Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team (GOERT) à obtenir le soutien du public pour sauver les terrains boisés en danger.

« Je savais que de nombreux chercheurs et organismes disaient que quelque chose doit être fait, mais personne ne semblait écouter, » affirme-t-elle. Elle s'est demandé pourquoi...

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#BlackProfessorsMatter: Intellectual survival and public love

Guest blog by Wesley Crichlow, Associate Dean of Equity and Diversity, Ontario Tech University, and the Federation’s Board Director of Equity and Diversity

There is a distinct paucity of material, scholarly or otherwise, on the experiences of African Black Canadian scholars within the Canadian academy. This #BlackProfessorsMatter blog post — and others in the Equity Matters series — aims to help fill and contribute to a Black intellectual space to create an international conversation that includes Black professors across the country. It builds on the tradition of past Equity Matters blogs, through which, since 2010, the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences has been fostering scholarly debate on diversity...

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#BlackProfessorsMatter: Intellectual survival and public love

Guest blog by Wesley Crichlow, Associate Dean of Equity and Diversity, Ontario Tech University, and the Federation’s Board Director of Equity and Diversity

There is a distinct paucity of material, scholarly or otherwise, on the experiences of African Black Canadian scholars within the Canadian academy. This #BlackProfessorsMatter blog post — and others in the Equity Matters series — aims to help fill and contribute to a Black intellectual space to create an international conversation that includes Black professors across the country. It builds on the tradition of past Equity Matters blogs, through which, since 2010, the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences has been fostering scholarly debate on diversity...

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