A Panel Discussion: Research & Publishing Outside Academia

Join us on Monday, April 16 to hear four panelists share their unique experiences with research dissemination and publishing outside of academia. The panelists will give graduate students an opportunity to hear how widely transferable their skills are. Each panelist will speak about their own experience, and a Q&A period will follow. The discussion will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Scholars Studio, located on the second floor of the McLaughlin Library. Register soon to confirm your attendance

About the panelists:

Samantha Blostein  

Samantha Blostein is the founding director of Research for Change—a consultancy providing expertise in applied social research to help organizations increase their social and economic impact. Blostein works with stakeholders, local, regional, national, and international organizations, universities, and all levels of government to foster emerging processes from inception to implementation, often instigating new partnerships and driving social change. She is a recipient of the 2017 Rhyze Women Entrepreneur Award. Blostein teaches the first experiential learning community engaged course in the International Development Studies program at U of G. 

Pamela Joosse  

Pamela Joosse, a senior soil and nutrient management specialist for the science and technology branch of agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Joosse received a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (majoring in natural resource management), and a PhD in Land Management from the University of Guelph. 

Jennifer Kirk 

Jennifer Kirk holds a PhD in environmental toxicology and microbiology from the University of Guelph. Kirk is a senior risk assessment specialist and discipline leader for human health and environmental risk assessment. Kirk has over 17-years experience and over 11-years of risk assessment experience and provides technical advice, review, project management, and quality control and assurance reviews for public and private clients. 

Marva Wisdom 

Marva Wisdom is a facilitator, moderator, and speaker. Wisdom's expertise in diverse and inclusive leadership allows her to illuminate critical issues and impacts in a variety of sectors. Wisdom provided leaderships as part of the team for an expansive and ground breaking research study; the Black Experience Project, since its 2019 initiation by the Environics Institute. Wisdom is the co-founding president and managing director of Canadian Black History Projects. Marva has a Master's of Leadership from U of G and serves on its Leadership Advisory Board.