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Thursday, November 8 • 2:15pm - 3:00pm
(45 min) Enabling Interdisciplinarity for the Next Generation of Problem Solvers / Favoriser l'interdisciplinarité pour la prochaine génération de solutionneur de problèmes

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Organized by: College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada , Steven Cooke

The concept of interdisciplinarity is used to frame education, scholarship, research, and interactions within and outside the academy.  Moreover, given the complexity of problems facing the world today, interdisciplinarity thinking is often considered as "essential" for developing effective solutions.  In principle, the premise of interdisciplinarity is a good one; yet, the extent to which this concept is embraced by the current generation of learners and thinkers, the benefits and risks for doing so, and the barriers and facilitators to achieving interdisciplinarity are rarely considered.  

We contend that emerging scholars, artists and scientists including students, post docs, and early career professionals have much to contribute to discussions about the ways in which interdisciplinarity can be enabled to equip and empower the next generation with the skills and knowledge to work across and among traditional disciplines. Relatedly, there is a need to identify successful examples/case studies of where interdisciplinarity has been achieved with meaningful results.  In this panel session organized by the College of the Royal Society of Canada, we will seek to generate a "Manifesto for Enabling Insterdisciplinarity". To generate the "manifesto" we will collate thoughts from the panel as well as the audience and twitter.  To engage the audience we will distribute cards during the event and collect ideas.  

We will do the same on Twitter for the 24 hrs preceding the session in an attempt to engage the broader community.  

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Steven Cooke

Canada Research Chair and Professor, Institute of Environmental and Interdisciplinary Sciences at Carleton University
Dr. Steven Cooke is a Canada Research Chair and Professor in the Institute of Environmental and Interdisciplinary Sciences at Carleton University. His work spans the natural and social sciences including several publications on the benefits and challenges of interdisciplinary scholarship... Read More →

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Dr. Graeme Auld

Director and Associate Professor, School of Public Policy & Administration, Carleton University
Dr. Graeme Auld is recognized for his work on global environmental policy and politics, especially his examinations of the rise, evolution, and consequences of private certification programs that oversee the authenticity of ethically and environmentally labeled products in global... Read More →
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Dr. Shohini Ghose

Professor, Physics and Computer Science; Director, Centre for Women in Science (WinS); Vice-President Elect, Canadian Association of Physicists
Dr. Shohini Ghose is a theoretical physicist whose pioneering work in the field of quantum information science and quantum chaos has helped shape the field. She has received numerous awards and recognitions for her scientific breakthroughs, is an internationally sought-after public... Read More →
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Dr. Vivian Nguyen

2017-18 Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellow, Office of the Chief Scientist at Natural Resources Canada
Dr. Vivian Nguyen is a 2017-18 Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellow hosted in the Office of the Chief Scientist at Natural Resources Canada. Her PhD focused on knowledge exchange and mobilization theories in the context of resource management.  She is currently working at Natural... Read More →
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Andrea Reid

PhD Candidate, University of British Columbia and Carleton University
Andrea Reid is a PhD Candidate at the University of British Columbia and Carleton University. She is a member of the Nisga’a Nation and a National Geographic Explorer. Her research adopts a social-ecological systems approach to the conservation of wildlife and wild spaces.

Thursday November 8, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
Delta Ottawa - Capitale