16 May 2007

Community of practice, scholars

Yesterday's Applied Research 101 workshop was a success, as about 70 faculty and staff members came to discuss applied research at George Brown. We had five poster presentations from active research projects currently underway at the College; these are just a few of the many projects underway.

Roger Fisher's talk gave us a good overview of faculty attitudes towards applied research in Canada, Ontario and at GBC. We also had a good discussion about the relative merits of applied research, the challenges and the opportunities.

Above all, we have the start of a community of practice around scholarly activity across the many faculties at George Brown. There was a lot of interest in sharing ideas and resources, and I was buoyed by the response to the suggestion that we convene groups to help build capacity.

Watch this space for more updates. The faculty posters and the presentations are available on our website.

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