Graduate Student Public Scholar Program

Telling stories onstage let us hear gasps and applause from an audience. Writing a group blog let us celebrate when our articles were shared thousands of times. I saw my work through new eyes when it was illustrated by live music, improvised dance, chalk art, and poetry. When I shared what I work on, I felt part of something bigger because I saw my role in society as a creator of knowledge. I felt a new responsibility, too: The public funds our work; we owe people an explanation of what we’ve found. (Shorr, Chronicle of Higher Education 17/07/17)

Memorial’s School of Graduate Studies, in collaboration with The Harris Centre, is launching a Public Scholar Program in Fall 2017 to train, showcase, and celebrate graduate student work in the public sphere as public intellectuals. Combining workshops on Public Scholarship and Knowledge Mobilization with guest speakers and events, the first year of the program will launch the initiative. The second year of the program will take feedback from year one and build a more robust set of offerings and opportunities for graduate students. The second year will involve, for example, the development of an official university designation: School of Graduate Studies Public Scholar (similar to the existing Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies) and, possibly, a university-wide award for graduate student public scholarship.

2017-2018 PSP Workshops

Knowledge Mobilization and Why it Matters
October 5, 2017
10:00am
IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), St. John's Campus
FC 3019, Grenfell Campus
RSVP to: awilliam@mun.ca

Writing the Research Snapshot
November 7, 2017
10:00am
IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), St. John's Campus
AS 2036, Grenfell Campus
RSVP to: awilliam@mun.ca

Talking to Media about Your Research
February 8, 2018
10:00am
IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), St. John's Campus
FC 3019, Grenfell Campus
RSVP to: awilliam@mun.ca

Telling Compelling Research Stories
March 29, 2018
10:00am
IIC 2014 (Beatrice Watts Boardroom), St. John's Campus
FC 3019, Grenfell Campus
RSVP to: awilliam@mun.ca

 

Contact

School of Graduate Studies

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

becomestudent@mun.ca