Graduate Research Foundations: Skills for Respectful Research (Graduate student workshop series)
This workshop series has been created by five graduate students to address a current training gap. The Graduate Skills Foundations Workshop series seeks to build the necessary knowledge, skills, and confidence to do respectful research. Respectful research is grounded in the principles of reciprocity, action, and anti-oppression. It involves questioning our own position within systems we operate in and identifying our sources of power. It is finding the confidence and skills to use this power to make real change in our research and workplaces. It means addressing. Doing respectful research requires bravery. Building from our shared experience of being in graduate school (never an easy position), we ask you to bravely step forward and attending one or more workshops to learn (and unlearn) how to be a more respectful researcher.
Some of the learning (and unlearning) will be uncomfortable as we gain awareness of our own privileges and, maybe even, previous missteps. This unsettling complexity will be supported and challenged with care, accountability and compassion acknowledging that we are all in a process. Resources and support for further exploration will be available. Please visit www.isgp.ubc.ca/respect for more information about the workshop and to register.