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Graduate Student Workshop Series


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The Graduate Student Workshop Series' have been a terrific success, creating three engaged cohorts of graduate students within the Religion and Diversity Project, who had the pleasure of meeting between 2011 and 2016 to exchange ideas, network and develop research relationships. Each Graduate Student Workshop Series was composed of three time spaced thematic components centered around intellectual directions and research design, knowledge transfer and results dissemination.

A Best Practices Guide for Graduate Student Training has been created by Research Associate Cathy Holtmann and Team Member Nancy Nason-Clark and can be found here.  

Series 1


Participants: Emilie Audy, Louis-Charles Gagnon-Tessier, Cathy Holtmann, David Michels, Sharday Mosurinjohn, David Rangdrol, Tanja Riikonen, Shaun Turriff, and Leo Van Arragon.

Session 1

Date: November 2-3, 2011

Location: University of Ottawa

Facilitator: James A. Beckford (University of Warwick)

Thematic Component: Intellectual directions and research design 

To read Leo Van Arragon's student testimonial, please click here.

Workshop report

Session 2

Date: May 15-16, 2012

Location: Université de Montréal

Facilitator: Kim Knott (Lancaster University)

Thematic Component: Knowledge transfer

Workshop report Photos

Session 3

Date: October 22-23, 2012

Location: Donald Gordon Conference Centre, Kingston

Facilitator: Nancy Nason-Clark (University of New Brunswick)

Thematic Component: Results dissemination

Workshop report Photos

Series 2


Participants: Alyshea Cummins, Christine L. Cusack, Mohamed Fadil, Paul Gareau, Stéphanie Gravel, Jordan Palmer, Matthew Riddett and Giomny H. Ruiz.

Session 1

Date: November 4-5, 2013

Location: University of Ottawa

Facilitators: Kim Knott (Lancaster University) and Teemu Taira (University of Helsinki)

Thematic component: Intellectual directions and research design

To read Christine Cusack's student testimonial, please click here.

Workshop report Photos

Session 2

Date: May 8-9, 2014 

Location: University of Ottawa

Facilitator: Grace Davie (University of Exeter)

Thematic component: Knowledge transfer

To read Alyshea Cummins' student testimonial, please click here.

Workshop report Photos

Session 3

Date: February 25-26, 2015 

Location: University of Ottawa

Facilitator: Pamela Dickey Young (Queen's University) 

Thematic component: Results dissemination (conference and publication): Constructing a Research Plan for the Next 5 Years.

To read Pamela Dickey Young's workshop leader testimonial, please click here.

To read Jordan Palmer's student testimonal, please click here.

Workshop report Photos

Series 3


Participants: Maria Alekseevskaia, Zaheeda Alibhai, Zijad Delic, Samane Hemmat, Sara Ludin, Keelin Pringnitz, and Mathilde Vanasse-Pelletier

Session 1

Date: February 2-3, 2016

Location: University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

Facilitator: Mary Jo Neitz (University of Missouri)

Thematic component: Intellectual directions and research design

To read Maria Alekseevskaia's student testimonial, please click here.

Workshop Report      

Session 2

Date: May 3-4, 2016

Location: Montréal, Québec

Facilitator: Teemu Taira (University of Helsinki)

Thematic component: Knowledge transfer (teaching and community)

To read Mathilde Vanasse-Pelletier's student testimonial, please click here.

Workshop Report


Session 3

Date: November 2-3, 2016

Location: University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

Facilitator: Sarah-Jane Page (Aston University)

Thematic component: Results dissemination (conference and publication).

Workshop Report

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