“They offer top-level methodology training in Europe, but this is the first time they’ve come to Canada,” says Tannahill.
The WSSR will be running eight workshops in collaboration with the ECPR ranging from introductory-level research methods to interviews and qualitative data analyses.
The new winter workshops will take place on Fridays. Topics are grouped under this winter’s four themes: the democratic process; politics and public policy making; political philosophy and normative theory; and integrity, corruption and accountability.
Highlights include a workshop lead by Mary Dawson on ethical governance; a session with Saundra Schneider about how governments deal with disasters and unexpected events; a workshop with Stockwell Day on resource extraction; a session on accountability and corruption by John Gomery; a workshop on public policy for wildlife and the environment by the former mayor of Toronto, David Miller, now the president and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund for Canada; and a free talk about democratic reform by Canada’s auditor general, Michael Ferguson.
Each workshop has limited seating, for a more intimate learning environment.