How universities are using public scholarships programs to connect with community, train graduate students: Editorial 


Hannah Liddle of University Affairs has written about the public scholarship programs that have been launched at institutions like Dalhousie University, Queen’s University, and the University of British Columbia. Through these programs, researchers engage the public in the research process and bring their findings back to the community for its benefit. “It’s about building a structure of knowledge creation that is reciprocal,” says Queen’s Vice-Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies Fahim Quadir. “It’s not academia building an island and expecting community organizations to follow along – it’s the other way around.” UBC Dean of Graduate Studies Susan Porter added that public scholarship can help to rebuild trust between the community and the institution. Liddle explains that public scholarship programs are also being used to “reimagine” the doctoral education process by preparing graduate students for work outside of the academy. 

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