Graduate Student-Ambassador Workshops

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Student Ambassador Workshop Program

The Faculty of Social Sciences is proud to offer workshops in your high school classrooms! That’s right, booking a workshop means that our facilitators will travel to you! Our workshops highlight the many disciplines that make up the social sciences. By taking part in these interactive workshops grade 11 or grade 12 students will engage in enriching interactions and exchange ideas with outstanding graduate students. Our faculty’s graduate students are contributing solutions to current social problems by undertaking relevant research in their respective fields.

The workshops have been designed with the Ontario high school curriculum in mind. Please consult our complete topic offering below.

All our workshops are free and may be delivered in your class room (in person), via distance education (online), or on campus.

Interested in a topic that is not listed? Let us know. Our facilitators are able to tailor workshops to additional topics.

If you are an educator within the Quebec curriculum, please contact us. We will be able to ensure the workshops meet your needs!

 

NEW OFFERING : Online workshop series this January!

We have a new and exciting opportunity for you to learn more about some topics in the social sciences. Take advantage of this series by participating in one or many of the online workshops. Consult the descriptions below to find out more about the sessions. 

Register by sending your name and the sessions you want to attend to DiscoverFSS@uOttawa.ca, so that we can send you the meeting link!

  January 25 January 26 January 27 January 28 January 29
11:00 am - 12:00 pm  

Exploration de
l'intersectionnalité, un outil d'analyse incontournable

Offered in French

 

Introduction to Anthropology and Research

Offered in English

La vie carcérale et les sciences sociales

Offered in French

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

Anthropologie et l'environnement

Offered in French

 

Prison Writing: The Art of Criminological Research

Offered in English

Introduction à la psychopathologie

Offered in French

Sociology of Migration: The role of Immigrants in Canada

Offered in English

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

When 50 becomes too old: Looking at aging in prison

Offered in English

A World of Opportunities with International Development

Offered in English

Introduction à l'anthropologie

Offered in French

   

 

 

 

Equity Studies

The following workshops will complement the content of grade 11 and 12 Equity Studies. Please consider the following workshops if you are teaching any of these courses:

  • Gender Studies (HSG 3M)
  • Equity, Diversity, and Social Justice (HSE 3E)
  • Equity and Social Justice: From Theory to Practice (HSE 4M)

Suggested workshops:

 

Prison and Writing: The Art of Criminological Research

What do you know about the world of Canadian prisons? Did you know that it’s possible to conduct criminological research using artistic methods? First, we will present a brief portrait of incarceration, criminology and artistic research. Next, we invite you to participate in some literary exercises such as creating your own calligrams in order to introduce you to this type of research. This workshop will allow you to explore a sociological phenomenon and will equip you to conduct your own research.

When 50 becomes too old: Looking at aging in prison

Aging seems inevitable as we cannot stop the course of time. Just like any other process, there's a common belief as to how to age and when it is that we can call someone an elderly. This process differs when talking about the incarcerated population. This workshop aims to talk about the particularities of aging inside and outside of prison.

Family Studies

The following workshops will complement the content of grade 11 and 12 Family Studies. Please consider the following workshops if you are teaching any of these courses:

  • Dynamics of Human Relationships (HHD 3O)
  • Families in Canada (HHS 4U)
  • Families in Canada (HHS 4C)
  • Human Development throughout the Lifespan (HHG 4M)
  • Personal Life Management (HIP 4O)
  • Working with Infants and Young Children (HPW 3C)
  • Raising Healthy Children (HPC 3O)
  • Working with School-Age Children and Adolescents (HPD 4C)

Suggested workshops:

 

Parent-Child Attachment

This interactive workshop addresses what attachment theory is, the attachment styles that children develop, and how attachment theory is used in psychological research.

Child Development

This interactive workshop addresses the various stages of child development, including physical (motor skills and body), cognitive (Paget’s stages of cognitive development), and socio-emotional (social skills and attachment) development.

 

General Social Science

The following workshops will complement the content of grade 11 and 12 General Social Science. Please consider the following workshops if you are teaching any of these courses:

  • Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology (HSP 3C)
  • Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology (HPS 3U)
  • Challenge and Change in Society (HSB 4U)

Suggested workshops:

Clinical Psychology

This interactive workshop addresses the topic of clinical psychology and the work of a psychologist. Various approaches to the study of psychology, categories of mental health disorders, and some basic mental health strategies will be discussed.

Prison and Writing: The Art of Criminological Research

What do you know about the world of Canadian prisons? Did you know that it’s possible to conduct criminological research using artistic methods? First, we will present a brief portrait of incarceration, criminology and artistic research. Next, we invite you to participate in some literary exercises such as creating your own calligrams in order to introduce you to this type of research. This workshop will allow you to explore a sociological phenomenon and will equip you to conduct your own research.

Introduction to Social Science Research

The workshop is designed to introduce students to the methodology of university social science research and to give them a taste for research. The workshop will present the steps to follow in order to establish a research project and finally invite students to reflect and ask research questions on a topic of interest.

Introduction to Anthropology and Research

The aim of this presentation is to educate students about an interesting and lesser-known field in an engaging way. It begins with an introduction to the field of anthropology and the work of anthropologists. Following this, students will learn about the research process through an interactive exploration of the presenter's current research project.

 

Sociology of Migration: role of immigrants in Canada

“We asked for workers. We got people instead” (Max Frisch). While global migration has existed since the 1600s, immigration to Western countries in the 21st century is characterized by an increasing number of refugees and Economic class migrants needed by the receiving societies.

Using a sociological lens, we will analyze the motives behind migration and the main challenges faced by newcomers in their host society. This workshop will also examine the contributions of immigrants and refugees to Canadian society throughout the last two centuries. We’ll investigate how anglophone and francophone newcomers enriched such significant domains as politics, legislation, social movements, and art in Canada. Last but not least, this course will address the question of the role of immigrants in Canadian post-pandemic economic recovery.

 

A World of Opportunities with International Development

An introduction to the field of international development, what it is, how it's done, and where it can take you. Delivered with a student lens and emphasis on opportunities for volunteering, studying, work experience and career options. Special focus on gender equality and careers in gender specialization.

Registration form

Interested? Fill out the registration form and we will reach out.

Questions? Contact DiscoverFSS@uOttawa.ca. 

Distance workshop

We offer distance workshop for schools outside of the capital region.

Fill out the registration form and add « distance » in the comment section.

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