Social Science & Humanities Research Across OFI

Jun 25, 2020  12:30pm - 2:45pm

(GMT -4:00) Atlantic Time

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Hosted by: Ocean Frontier Institute

Are you a Phase 1 or Phase 2 OFI researcher/trainee/partner interested in ocean and coastal community social science and humanities research, or a researcher outside OFI who is curious about what OFI is doing in these fields? If you are, SAVE THE DATE for the Social Science and Humanities Research across OFI: Taking Stock and Looking Forward Virtual Roundtable.

When you register, you will be able to pose questions to help guide the presentations/discussion of roundtable presenters. Join the Chat as the discussion unfolds. Help us figure out the best way to continue the dialogue and strengthen the contribution of Social Sciences and Humanities to meeting OFI objectives.

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Roundtable 1: Taking Stock

Moderator:Dr. Barbara Neis, Memorial University of Newfoundland


Dr. Charles Mather (Module M), Memorial University of Newfoundland

Dr. Courtenay Parlee (HQP, Module I), Memorial University of Newfoundland

Dr. Claudio Aporta (Modules N, I), Dalhousie University

Dr. Melina Kourantidou (HQP, Module E), Dalhousie University


(Additional questions will be selected from those submitted by registrants)

1. What core social sciences and/or humanities questions are you addressing in your Module(s)? From the standpoint of your module, how is this work essential to the achievement of the OFI Strategic Objectives?

2. As a SSH researcher, what are the greatest opportunities and constraints on the ability of the humanities and social sciences to contribute to research and policy discussions around changing oceans and coastal communities within OFI and beyond?

- What challenges around interdisciplinarity within SSH/between SSH/natural sciences have you experienced?

3. What is your team doing to maximize the opportunities and overcome the constraints you have identified? What could OFI do to help enhance the effectiveness of those efforts?

Roundtable 2: Looking Forward

Moderator: Dr. Aldo Chircop, Dalhousie University


Dr. Paul Foley (co-lead of FOCI), Memorial University of Newfoundland

Dr. Joel Finnis (Module I, Module M, FOCI), Memorial University of Newfoundland

Dr. Melanie Zurba (Nunatsiavut Futures), Dalhousie University

Dr. Stefanie Colombo (One Ocean Health), Dalhousie University

Dr. Katleen Robert (BECoME), Memorial University of Newfoundland


(Additional questions will be selected from those submitted by registrants)

1. How are social sciences and/or humanities issues being addressed in your Phase 2 research program? From the standpoint of that program, how is attention to those SSH issues essential to your contribution to the achievement of the OFI Strategic Objectives?

2. Based on your review of the module/phase 2 summaries and the discussion in Roundtable 1 how do you plan to build on/extend/integrate with SSH and other research happening in Phase 1?

3. What strategies will you employ in pursuing interdisciplinarity within your research programs and in engaging with other programs?

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