Into the Spotlight: A Conversation about Being a Public Academic

10:00 am (NST,) October 28, 2021, via Webex.

Video Recording Here.

Public scholarship can have a powerful impact.

Whether it is supporting informed public discourse in the media (or social media, perhaps!) or becoming known as someone that community members and organizations feel comfortable reaching out to for help and collaboration, this type of publicly engaged work can help bridge the gap between universities and their communities.

Often this leads to meaningful and impactful outcomes, but it can also mean that some researchers find themselves in the spotlight, with both their research, and themselves, exposed to situations that go well beyond traditional concepts of academic work.

What are the risks and the rewards of public scholarship?

Join us for a panel hosted by Dr. Isabelle Dostaler, Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration and frequent media commentator, featuring experienced public scholars from Memorial for a discussion about their experiences. Panelists include:

Dr. Sobia Shaikh (School of Social Work)

Dr. Rod Russell (Biomedical Sciences, School of Medicine)

Dr. Rose Ricciardelli (Department of Sociology, HSS)

Dr. John Bodner (Social Cultural Studies, Grenfell Campus)

Register for the session here.

Closed captioning for this session is available. Other accessibility needs? Please note when you register, and we will do our best to accommodate.