Workshops and working groups

SJRI Workshops

SJRI Workshops are an opportunity for SJRI members and other interested individuals (i.e., graduate students, post-doctoral students or faculty) to learn about:

  • funding opportunities for and the planning/management of transdisciplinary social justice research projects
  • ethical and applied issues in conducting collaborative research
  • data sources of possible use in conducting social justice research
  • techniques that inherently reflect or embrace a social justice stance in how they collect data

The goal is to provide workshops around which members can explore opportunities as well as discuss, demonstrate and practice particular methods or methodologies of relevance for social justice work. They are not intended to operate as a traditional paper presentation space, but something less structured, more lively and hands-on.

If you’d like to propose a topic or lead a future workshop, please email Maria Callaghan, SJRI Coordinator.

Possible topics include:

  • community-based research ethics
  • critical visual methods
  • writing for activists

SJRI Working Groups

SJRI Working Groups are an opportunity for SJRI members and other interested individuals (i.e., graduate students, post-doctoral students or faculty) to build connections, gain experience, and tackle problems related to various approaches, concepts, or techniques in conducting social justice research.

Our goal is to provide members with organizational assistance and dedicated time to work out issues with project partners, potential collaborators, or others in the Brock community (or beyond) that are dealing with similar issues. They are not intended to operate as one-time sessions, but something on-going working towards collective goals.

If you’d like to propose a topic or launch a working group, please email Maria Callaghan, SJRI Coordinator.

Possible topics include:

  • project planning and management
  • mentorship and student engagement
  • co-authorship
  • peer review (applications/manuscripts etc.)
  • critical concepts (intersectionality/mobilities/colonization etc.)