Transdisciplinary Research Quality Assessment Framework presented to changemakers
Over September 17-18, 2022, the 3rd Annual Changemaker Education Research Forum (CERF) convened in Halifax to discuss research and innovation for social change. As a hybrid event, CERF 2022 brought researchers and educators across Canada together in-person and online to share findings and discussion.
Rachel Claus presented on behalf of the Sustainability Research Effectiveness Program to share lessons from the team’s application of the Transdisciplinary Research Quality Assessment Framework (QAF) as part of the evaluation of completed research projects. The presentation also touched on how the QAF could be used for research planning and evaluation of research proposals.
The Sustainability Research Effectiveness team attended the CERF for the second year in a row. In 2021, the team presented findings from the doctoral case studies.
Other colleagues from Royal Roads University also attended the conference. Royal Roads University is a designated Changemaker Campus through AshokaU.
Previously, our team collaborated with Ashoka staff to support the development of a Theory of Change (ToC) for their programming in Canada. These were mutually beneficial learning opportunities for both our team and Ashoka colleagues.