Four Challenges

The four societal challenges that we’ll be working with at the Institute have been set by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council as foci for their
2018-2021 Knowledge Synthesis grants.
Our questions: how will education systems need to adapt? How can they help?

The Emerging Asocial Society

SSHRC says: "Despite hopes that technology would enhance our social connectedness, some data indicate that more people are feeling lonely and disconnected from the world around them, suggesting continued social challenges in a future where more people feel isolated."

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The Emerging Asocial Society

Working in the Digital Economy

SSHRC says: "Over the next two decades, eight new technologies will transform the economy, work, business and learning. All stakeholders are preparing for the transition, but the optimal or robust strategies are unclear."

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Working in the Digital Economy

Building Better Lives Across the Gender Spectrum

SSHRC says: "Shifting power structures and changing social norms challenge global gender inequality. Informed interventions could improve quality of life in many countries. Innovations in human enhancement and biodesign could in future radically reframe gender issues."

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Building Better Lives Across the Gender Spectrum

Truth Under Fire in a Post-Fact World

SSHRC says: "Fact-based reasoning has provided a foundation for progress in modern societies. While emotions play a positive role in analysis and decision-making, emotion-based appeals and reasoning have recently become more common in public discourse and social media. In a post-fact world, political, social, and economic systems could become dysfunctional."

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Truth Under Fire in a Post-Fact World

Speakers and Facilitators

Ursula Gobel
Ursula GobelPlenary Speaker, SSHRC

Vice-President, Stakeholder Engagement and Advancement of Society, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Ursula Gobel
Ursula GobelPlenary Speaker, SSHRC

Vice-President, Stakeholder Engagement and Advancement of Society, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

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Bonnie Stewart
Bonnie StewartFutures Facilitator, UWindsor

Assistant Professor, Online Pedagogy & Workplace Learning

Bonnie Stewart
Bonnie StewartFutures Facilitator, UWindsor

Assistant Professor, Online Pedagogy & Workplace Learning

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Mita Williams
Mita WilliamsFutures Facilitator, UWindsor

Head, Information Services Dept; Scholarly Communications Librarian

Mita Williams
Mita WilliamsFutures Facilitator, UWindsor

Head, Information Services Dept; Scholarly Communications Librarian

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Lena PattersonFutures Facilitator, eCampus Ontario

Co Executive Director (Interim) at eCampusOntario

Lena PattersonFutures Facilitator, eCampus Ontario

Co Executive Director (Interim) at eCampusOntario

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Dave CormierFutures Facilitator, UWindsor

Learning Specialist - Digital Learning Strategy and Special Projects

Dave CormierFutures Facilitator, UWindsor

Learning Specialist - Digital Learning Strategy and Special Projects

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Ashlyne O'NeilFutures Facilitator, UWindsor

Learning Specialist, Supplemental Instruction and Scholarship of Online Teaching and Learning

Ashlyne O'NeilFutures Facilitator, UWindsor

Learning Specialist, Supplemental Instruction and Scholarship of Online Teaching and Learning

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Sessional / Student

CAD150/ person
  • 10 spots available
  • 9 hours of collaboration
  • 1 1/2 hours of listening
  • Futures thinking
  • Option to participate in the white paper
  • Other Outcomes
  • Morning and afternoon snacks both days

Early Bird

CAD300/ person
  • Buy by April 1st
  • 9 hours of collaboration
  • 1 1/2 hours of listening
  • Futures thinking
  • Option to participate in the white paper
  • Other Outcomes
  • Morning and afternoon snacks both days

Standard

CAD350/ person
  • Buy after April 1st
  • 9 hours of collaboration
  • 1 1/2 hours of listening
  • Futures thinking
  • Option to participate in the white paper
  • Other Outcomes
  • Morning and afternoon snacks both days