FIRE Talks are a new series of interdisciplinary research discussions and exchanges run by graduate students for graduate students. They are operated out of the new Graduate Research Commons and provide an opportunity for graduate students (and faculty, staff and undergrads) to share and discuss their own research or ideas relating a significant range of themes.
Your attendance at today’s FIRE Talk will enter you to win a $50 gift voucher to Chapters Indigo!
Applied Academia – Attend and be entered to win a $50 gift card!
Thursday, 28 February 2012, 2 to 4pm
Do academics have a responsibility to apply their research, take part in community outreach projects, or extend the impact of their work beyond ‘pure research’? Is it even possible to conduct pure research, or will all research eventually be applied? Are application, activism or knowledge translation essential parts of being an academic, or a hindrance to scholars’ ability to fully and fairly consider multiple perspectives?
Presenters will be discussing topics as seemingly disparate as Wendell Berry and electrical engineering. Come to this FIRE Talk to learn about and discuss academic work in the diverse ways in which it is applied. Light snacks will be provided! Please register to attend.