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WSDB 498/WSSR: Workshops on Social Science Research - Advanced Seminar

Type of student Course code See course requirements
Undergraduate WSDB 498/WSSR Download the Winter 2020 course outline here
Students from all disciplines can take the WSSR workshops for credit > WSDB 498/WSSR: Workshops on Social Science Research - Advanced Seminar.
Through participation in a selection of workshops from the WSSR program, this course provides a unique opportunity for students to advance their critical thinking, value adding, communication, and decision-making skills, as well as their professional networks.
These workshops are designed largely to supplement and enhance students’ knowledge and skills in a variety of substantive areas, such as democratic governance, public policy, social justice, normative considerations, research methodology, and effective writing and communication.
This course can be taken as a stand-alone course or as part of the 15-credit Elective Group Knowledge-Implementation, Networking, and Decision-Making (KIND).

In Spring 2020, to earn credit for this course, students will attend a total of six day-long workshops (9:00am to 4:30pm, with a lunch break from noon to 1:30pm), as per the schedule below, as well as complete the course requirements.

The full WSSR program will be made available soon (note that in Spring, workshops take place from Monday to Friday and students must select a total of six workshop days to make up their own course schedule).

Workshop Dates and times
Orientation May 4th 1:30pm-4:30pm (in H539)

Undergraduate students from all disciplines are welcome to take WSSR courses for credit. In order to be permitted to register for "Workshops on Social Science Research - Advanced Seminar" (WSDB 498), you must have completed at least 60 credits toward your program.

How to register
Enrollment is simple, just visit -> My Student Centre and then search for the course code WSDB 498 "WSSR: Advanced Seminar".

For detailed enrollment instructions, visit

Once you have enrolled in the course, you will be given the choice to select your six days’ worth of workshops from the WSSR program (see "2020-2021 Credit Registration" below).

Students participating in this WSSR course will be required to pay a modest course surcharge which grants them access to the WSSR workshops. This fee is charged in addition to the regular tuition and is added directly to the student's account upon registration.

Students taking the workshops for credit are charged a reduced rate of $50/day (each course comprises 6 days of workshops, totaling $300).

These fees help to cover the costs of:

  • Access to your selection of WSSR workshops
  • Course materials


Important Notes:
1. Enrollment for all 2020-2021 courses will open in March 2020. Simply register through your portal (see above for instructions).

2. Prior to start of each term, workshops will be posted to the WSSR calendar as they are scheduled. All registered participants will receive an email one week prior to the start of the term, giving them the opportunity to select the six days' worth of workshops that will make up their course schedule.

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