People, Places, And Public Engagement Conference

Next week I’ll be making my way to St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, to take part in the People, Place, and Public Engagement Conference. Joining me once again will be my Master’s student, Nic Durish.

While the conference is only three days long, I expect that both Nic and I will be quite busy as we are taking part (directory or indirectly) in at least four different sessions. I’m also quite excited because I’ll have presentations from several of my research programs – something that’s not always possible at a single conference.

On Thursday, October 25th, Nic and I will be presenting during the Creating Meaningful Curricular Learning Experiences with Public Engagement breakout session. Specifically, we’ll be presenting How Community-Engaged Computer Science Can Change the World. This will be a condensed version of the workshop that Nic and I just recently presented in Taipei.

On Friday, October 27th we’ll have several different talks to present.

For the Right in the Middle of Somewhere: Public Engagement in Northern and Remote Regions (Session 2) breakout session, Nic and I will co-present How Bridging the Digital Divide can Improve Community-Based Monitoring Programs in the Circumpolar North. This presentation will focus on some of the findings from Nic’s Master’s research.

Later in the day, I’ll present Citizen Scientists and Plover Lovers: how nearly a decade’s worth of data has played a role in saving the endangered piping plover at Sauble Beach during the Eyes and Ears: Engaging the Public Through Citizen Science panel discussion. This presentation is based on the work that I’ve been doing with my undergraduate student, Brandon Edwards, and my colleague, Dr. Shoshanah Jacobs.

In addition to this, Inez Shiwak will be presenting “The Best Scientists are the People That’s Out There”: The eNuk Program on behalf of the eNuk health and environment monitoring research team. This presentation will take place in the same breakout session when I will be chatting about the Piping Plover work.



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