Participedia-CERi Summer School  on Radical Democracy

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Participedia-CERi Summer School on Radical Democracy

Non-Credit Registration is now being accepted for the CERi-Participedia Summer School 2023.

By SFU - Community-Engaged Research Initiative

When and where


312 Main St 312 Main Street Vancouver, BC V6A 2T2 Canada

Refund Policy

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About this event

  • 6 days 8 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Non-Credit Registration

The theme of the Participedia Summer School 2023 is Radical Democracy. The Summer School is hosted by Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and delivered in cooperation with Participedia.

The summer school is a 5 credit program open to all qualified graduate students and a limited number of qualifying undergraduates, with a non-credit option for community leaders, participatory and deliberative democracy practitioners and postdocs from Simon Fraser University and beyond.

Meeting dates include:

  • May 18 and 25, 4-6 pm Pacific time. (On-line via Zoom)
  • June 4-10, 9-5 pm (In-person).

Summer School Overview

The CERi-Participedia Summer School (June 4 to June 10) – organized under the theme "Radical Democracy", aims to bring together leading experts, researchers and graduate students and community leaders, activists and practitioners for a week of workshops, discussion, dialogue, community events and field trips. We anticipate students will be from the social sciences, including political science, political philosophy, media and communications, sociology, cultural studies, anthropology, economics, environment and related disciplines. Together, with the summer school team and invited guests, they will explore what it means to radically re-imagine, research and practice democracy in their communities and in everyday life.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

• Be active learners throughout the week and will prepare in advance for in-person learning via two pre-meetings and flipped classroom activities.

• Attend daily engaged programming with world-renowned academics and practitioners.

• Participate in lively discussions.

• Take part in presenting research and analysis of democracy case studies as well as producing and showcasing a creative knowledge mobilization capstone project.

Practitioners, community leaders and young scholars are invited to register for this interdisciplinary program for a unique opportunity to explore the diverse meanings of radical democracy.

For the full syllabus, please visit here.


  • Professionals (Government and Private Sector) - $900 + tax for the full program
  • Non-Profit Community and Union Leaders - $750 + tax for the full program
  • Persons who are interested in attending conferences that will be held on a particular date may do so by registering for the day. Daily drop-in rate - $150/day + tax
  • Please note that tuition tax receipts will not be issued

More Info:

To learn more about the "Themes and Objectives of the Summer School", please visit here.

To learn more about the program faculty bios, please visit here.

To learn more about the cancellation and refund policy, please visit here.

About the organizer

The SFU Community-Engaged Research Initiative is a part of SFU: The Canadian university that is Engaging the World

From $157.50