We would like to invite you to the upcoming Workshops on Social Science Research (WSSR) at Concordia University in Montreal. This is an exciting opportunity for students, researchers and members of the general public to learn from seasoned academics, politicians and policy makers. Please take a look and also share this invitation with your networks.
We hope to welcome you to the WSSR in 2014!
Workshops on Social Science Research (WSSR)
For the sixth year, Concordia University’s Workshops on Social Science Research (WSSR) are offering a series of short, intensive educational experiences and networking opportunities that allow participants to develop their critical thinking skills, make new contacts, and succeed as future decision makers.
Several influential public figures and renowned academics will offer workshops aboutDemocratic Governance, Public Policy, and Research Methodology (see below for a list of our instructors). These seminars are an exceptional opportunity for students and participants from all walks of life to gain direct access to and engage with individuals with first-hand experience in the field.
Located on Concordia University’s vibrant downtown campus right at the heart of Montreal, this is a great chance for you to combine unique summer learning with the exciting sights and sounds of this exceptional city.
Workshops range from one to five days and are offered both for credit and non-credit. Drawing participants from other universities, civil servants, professionals from the private sector, and members of the general public, the WSSR are open to anyone eager to advance their skills and perspectives.
Whether you wish to attend a single workshop or many, you can join us at any time from May 1-July 17, 2014.
Spaces are limited so find out more and register today!
Elections & Democracy
May 1 – Managing Provincial Elections in Quebec (in French), with Jacques Drouin, Chief Electoral Officer of Quebec
May 5-6 – Managing Provincial Elections: The BC Perspective, with Dr. Keith Archer, Chief Electoral Officer of British Columbia
June 3-4 – Changing Canada’s Electoral System, with Dr. John Courtney, Senior Policy Fellow at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University Saskatchewan
June 16-17 – Electoral and Democratic Reform: What Should We Do? with Jean-Pierre Kingsley, Former Chief Electoral Officer of Canada
June 16-17 – Shopping for Votes: How Politicians Choose Us and We Choose Them, with Susan Delacourt, Senior Political Writer, Toronto Star and Dr. Don Lenihan, Senior Associate, Public Policy Forum
July 16-17 – Electoral Integrity, with Dr. Pippa Norris, McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the John F. Kennedy
School of Government, Harvard University
May 8-9 – Persona Non Grata: The Death of Free Speech in the Internet Age, with Dr. Tom Flanagan, Former Chief Campaign Organizer and Political Advisor to Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Integrity, Corruption, Accountability & Democratic Reform
May 5 – How We Can Govern Canada Ethically, with Mary Dawson, Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner and Former Associate Deputy Minister of Justice
May 21 – Democratic Reform in Canada and What is Needed, with Honourable Michael Chong, Former Cabinet Member and Member of Parliament, Wellington-Halton Hills
May 30 – Improving Accountability in the Senate and What Can be Done, with HonourableSenator James Cowan, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate
June 2 – Accountability in the Senate, with Dr. Gary W. O’Brien, Clerk of the Senate and Clerk of the Parliaments
June 9 – Principled Leadership and Politics, with Honourable Dalton McGuinty, Former Premier of Ontario and Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
May 8-9 – After Fusion and Collusion: It’s Time to Fix Montreal’s Municipal Governance, with Peter F. Trent, Mayor of Westmount
June 23 – Sustainability in the City, with David Miller, Former Mayor of Toronto and President and CEO of World Wildlife
Fund – Canada
Natural Resources and the Environment
May 22-23 – The Environment and Democratic Governance, with Honourable Stéphane Dion, Former Minister of Environment, Architect of The Green Shift
May 26-27 – Politics of Natural Resource Extraction: What’s at Stake? with Honourable Stockwell Day, Former President of the Treasury Board
May 6-7 – The Parliamentary Process and Procedures, with Honourable Don Boudria, Former Cabinet Minister
Polling and Democracy
Date TBD – The Future of Polling and Democracy, with Bruce Anderson, Chairman at Abacus Data, Principal at Anderson Insight, and Political commentator on the At Issue Panel
Rights, Diversity and Minorities
June 5-6 – The Truth and Reconciliation Commission: Its Purpose and its Progress, with Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair, Commissioner for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
June 23 and 25 – The Political Accommodation of Cultural Differences in Multicultural Societies, with Dr. Matteo Gianni, Associate Professor, University of Geneva
June 26-27 – Bridging the Divide: Managing Languages in Canada, with Graham Fraser, Commissioner of Official Languages in Canada
June 16-17 – Dealing with Disasters: How Governments Cope with Unexpected Events, with Dr. Saundra Schneider
Public Policy and Public Service
May 26-27 – The Responsibility for Care: The State of Elder Care in Quebec, with Nancy Guberman, Professor, Université du Québec à Montréal
May 29-30 – Social Welfare Policy: the New Brunswick Experience, with James Hughes, Former Deputy Minister of New Brunswick’s Department of Social Development
June 5-6 – Cost Projection and Why it Matters, with Kevin Page, Former Parliamentary Budget Officer, Jean-Luc Pépin Research
Chair of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa
June 10-11 – Social Gerontology in Practice, with the Leading Practices Team in Social Gerontology, CSSS Cavendish – CAU and Cindy Starnino, Director of Quality, Performance and the University Mission, CSSS Cavendish – CAU
June 12-13 – The Role of Government, with Mel Cappe, Professor, School of Community and Public Governance and Former Clerk of the Privy Council
June 16-17 – Aging and the Territorial Politics of Social Policy, with Dr. Daniel Béland, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Public Policy at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan
May 22-23 – Focus Groups, with Sébastien Dallaire, Associate Vice President, Léger
May 28-30 – Discourse Analysis, with Dr. Lea Sgier, Assistant Professor, Central European University, Budapest
June 2-4 – Causal Case Studies, with Dr. Derek Beach, Associate Professor, University of Aarhus, Denmark
June 18-19 – Statistical Graphics for Visualizing Data, with Dr. William Jacoby, Professor, Michigan State University
Quantitative Methods (ICPSR Summer Program Workshops)
June 2-6 – Introduction to Regression Analysis, with Dr. Saundra Schneider, Professor, Michigan State University
June 9-13 – Multivariate Models for Social Scientists and Policy Analysts: Choices, Interventions, Dynamics, with Dr. Harold Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor, University of Texas at Dallas and Dr. Guy Whitten, Professor and Director of the European Union Center at Texas A & M University
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