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Event #1427

Venturing Beyond the Professoriate: An Agenda for Change in SSH Graduate Education


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

08:30 - 10:00
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We know that graduate education in the Social Sciences and Humanities can take students to diverse careers within and beyond the academy. Recognizing that traditional approaches to graduate education are not optimally preparing students for their full potential, this panel examines several agendas for reform. Targeted domains include mentorship, career services and advice, academic culture, student identity, and the fundamental conceptualization of research and scholarship.

Alison Norman: What Students and Faculty Need to Know about Preparing for an Alt-ac Career

Loleen Berdahl, Jonathan Malloy, and Lisa Young: Political Science Supervisors’ Views of Careers Beyond the Academy

Susan Porter and Efe Peker: Evolving Views of Graduate Education and Research for the 21st Century




Susan Porter, Dean and Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, UBC

Efe Peker, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in Sociology, McGill University

Alison Norman, Advisor, Ontario Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, Research Associate in the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies, the School for the Study of Canada, Trent University

Lisa Young, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Calgary

Jonathan Malloy, Professor, Department of Political Science, Carleton University

Loleen Berdahl, Professor and Head, Department Political Studies, University of Saskatchewan