To prepare PhD students at Concordia University to play an influential role in our society.
To influence the opinions of the business community, public service and government, and the public at large about the value of a PhD education.
To raise awareness of the importance of research in the 21st Century knowledge economy, and the contributions of Concordia’s PhD students to our society.
During their tenure, the Public Scholars will engage with the community-at-large about their research or research-creation work, its impact on our society and the relevance of their skills and knowledge for future employment. In particular, the Public Scholars will:
Establish and maintain an active, professional presence on at least one social media site;
Be featured in the film series “In Focus: Portraits of Concordia graduate student researchers”;
Contribute five entries over the year to the Concordia Public Scholars blog over the course of the year;
Position at least one op-ed in a newspaper or a publication linked to higher education;
Participate in official Concordia external relations events, such as but not limited to government relations visits in Quebec City or Ottawa, advancement or alumni relations activities, and a year-end forum;
Deliver at least one knowledge mobilization activity that could be, for example a public lecture, ideas café, multi-media presentation, symposium, or community outreach initiative.
Interested in becoming one of ten annual Concordia Public Scholars?
Apply before November 15, 2019 for the 2020-21 academic year.