School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
School of Graduate Studies

Congratulations to PhD-Community Initiative Teams!

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On Wednesday March 14, 2018 six interdisciplinary student teams presented their work to the community at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. The PhD-Community Initiative was launched last year as a new theme in the Expanding Horizons program - Setting Ideas in Motion. Each student group was paired up with a local community partner in order to develop recommendations for a challenge the partner organization is facing.

All teams received positive feedback from the audience and the panel of judges, with team KEYS Job Centre being selected as giving the winning presentation of the event. The group developed a strategy to improve aspects of their Refugee Resettlement Services Kingston program by devising new ways refugee families could engage and integrate into the community.

The School of Graduate Studies congratulates all participants who have demonstrated talent, energy and enthusiasm to create positive change by applying the skills and knowledge gained in graduate studies to addressing challenges beyond the academic arena.

We thank the panel of judges: Benoit-Antoine Bacon, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic); Bhavana Varma, President and CEO of United Way Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington and; Rob Wood, CEO of 8020Info Inc.

Thank you to the City of Kingston and Mayor Bryan Paterson for their support of the initiative, and to Principal Daniel Woolf for providing closing remarks.

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