SASKATOON MBA Master's Class: Empowering Community Through Research

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Great Plains College - Warman Campus

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How Social Scientists Can Empower (or Disempower) Communities Through Research: A Workshop on Participatory Research Design

This one-hour discussion is part of the Applied Research Methods course delivered by Cape Breton University's MBA in Community Economic Development and is open to the public.

Join professor Michael McNamara, as he leads a workshop on Participatory Research Design, titled "How Social Scientists can Empower (or Disempower) Communities through Research".

In the context of the social economy, social scientists are often called upon to provide knowledge and services that are directly relevant to community development efforts. Thus, how social scientists go about doing their research is not a neutral question. In this session, you will learn about 'participatory-research designs' as they have been applied by social scientists working in the non-profit sector. We will discuss the philosophy, rationale, methods, and challenges of participatory research before concluding with a short demonstration of how participatory research methods might be used to engage and empower local communities.

About Michael McNamara:

Michael McNamara is a Professor of Creativity and Creative Thinking at Sheridan College, where he has been a faculty member since 2013. From this position, he services as Project Director of the Community Ideas Factory; a collaborative community-based research initiative that applied the principles of participatory research and creative problem-solving to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of philanthropic sector in Ontario's Halton Region. Prior to joining Sheridan, Michael held the position of Dean of Applied Research at Seneca College, Director of Applied Research at NAIT, and was a faculty member with Cape Breton University's MBA in Community Economic Development program. He is also the co-founder of the Red Hill Research Group; a research group specifically tailored to the non-profit community. Michael completed his PhD in Political Science at Simon Fraser University in 2007.

About the MBA in Community Economic Development:

The Cape Breton University (CBU) MBA is delivered face-to-face on weekends in Saskatoon since 2009.

With classes scheduled about 16 weekends a year, the CBU MBA program in Saskatoon caters to people who need the flexibility to balance work, family and studies. Hosted by Great Plains College, all courses are delivered face-to-face on weekends by acclaimed faculty from all across Canada, allowing you to advance your career while continuing to work by earning your MBA degree in 24 to 26 months.

The MBA in Community Economic Development resonates with people working in the public sector, community organizations, social enterprises and entrepreneurial businesses, attracting learners who want to make a difference in their organizations and communities.

This MBA is also accessible for non-degree applicants who have significant managerial experience, as well as for degree applicants with non-business degree backgrounds.

CBU offers its unique MBA degree in 7 cities across Canada: Calgary, Edmonton, Kingston, Toronto, Brandon, Saskatoon, and Sydney.

For more information: visit CBU MBA Webpage or email mba@cbu.ca

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