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NBSPRN Grad Student Presentation

A presentation to introduce graduate students to NBSPRN and the graduate student strategy
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Nick Scott

on 18 September 2013

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Transcript of NBSPRN Grad Student Presentation

NB Social Policy Research Network
Grad Student Initiative

Upcoming Events
"A Networked Governance Approach to Policy-Making"
June 12-13
http://www.rrps-nb-sprn.ca/site/?&lang=en
dozens of networking events
innumerable meetings
countless relationships facilitated
more than 40 funding applications
millions of dollars in research funds
members report increased collaboration
improved access to needed research & contacts
Facilitating Relationships
Mobilizing Knowledge
Engaging Citizens
Capacity Building
Effective consultations, new approaches to engagement
Participation in network- building events and collaborations
Services to facilitate research opportunities and funding opportunities
Value of "practical" evidence and experiences
Community
Increased research funding
Engagement of staff, researchers & graduate students
Increased research activities
Relationships and practices that stimulate collaboration
Collaborations between universities
Academia
Strong public policy outcomes
Demonstrated expertise
"Outside" funding
Extragovernmental collaboration infrastructure
Government
10%
Who Are We?
A partnership between the 4 New Brunswick public universities, the non-profit sector and the government of New Brunswick
Bridging the Gap
NBSPRN was designed to reconcile governments’ diminishing capacity to develop public policy in-house with universities’ increasing interest to conduct applied research, informing public policy externally
NBSPRN Student Scholarship
$1000 to the 4 Universities
Awarded to a student or students (undergraduate or graduate)
The student will be featured in NBSPRN's newsletter
Improved opportunity for collaboration
Connect w/ Government & University
Social Policy Network Forum
Put Your Ideas Into Action
Become a member
Submit a project idea
Apply for the scholarship
Get connected
Find collaborators
Engage participants
Inform policy
Intern w/ us!
mmmm... brains
What is Social Policy
Social Policy is an interdisciplinary and applied subject concerned with the analysis of societies' responses to social need. It seeks to foster in its students a capacity to understand theory and evidence drawn from a wide range of social science disciplines, including economics, sociology, psychology, geography, history, law, philosophy and political science.

Social Policy is focused on those aspects of the economy, society and polity that are necessary to human existence and the means by which they can be provided. These basic human needs include: food and shelter, a sustainable and safe environment, the promotion of health and treatment of the sick, the care and support of those unable to live a fully independent life; and the education and training of individuals to a level that enables them fully to participate in their society.
London School of Economics http://www2.lse.ac.uk/socialPolicy/aboutUs/introduction.aspx
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