Transdisciplinary Approaches to Tackling Societal Issues

Annual Research Symposium

March 12 & 13, 2024

2024 FSW Annual Research Symposium

New approaches for today’s complex social issues

Faculty of Social Work Research Symposium | March 12 & 13

“Transdisciplinary Approaches to Tackling Social Issues in Democracy, Justice, and Sustainability through Transformative Research and Partnerships”

This year the Faculty of Social Work’s annual research symposium focuses on how transdisciplinary research can bring new perspectives and approaches together to address social issues facing our communities.  These complex challenges are increasingly moving researchers to look for solutions outside their own disciplines, which can create transformative change in society. 

“In our upcoming symposium, we will celebrate and explore ways that transdisciplinary teams are working together to accomplish so much more than they would on their own,” says Dr. David Nicholas, the Associate Dean of Research and Partnerships with the Faculty of Social Work.

Edmonton Event

March 12, 2024 
4:30pm - 8:30pm
View research posters and engage with our Edmonton faculty, students and community members as they present research. Panel Discussion ‘Houselessness in Alberta: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going?’ 

Online Event

March 13, 2024
8:30am - noon
The online portion of our research symposium will feature the keynote address and panel discussions.

Calgary Event

March 13, 2024 
noon - 4:30pm
View posters and engage with our Calgary faculty, students and community members as they present research related to our 2024 theme: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Tackling Societal Issues.

2024 Social Work Research Symposium Schedule

Transdisciplinary Approaches to Tackling Societal Issues:  
Democracy, Justice, and Sustainability through Transformative Research

March 12: On Campus Edmonton 
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Student Poster Presentations, Networking and Refreshments  
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: Houselessness in Alberta: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going? 
 

March 13: Online  
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Welcome (Online)  
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Keynote Address ‘Transdisciplinary Scholarship’ Dr. Jim Ellis and Dr. Petra Dolata  
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Panel Discussions: 
•Wellbeing Across the Gender Spectrum’   
•Creating Recovery-Friendly Campuses: Transforming Lived Experience to Program of Research  
 

March 13: On Campus Calgary  
12:00 – 2:30 p.m. Networking, Roundtables and Lunch   
 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Student Poster Presentations