The ‘Connect’ initiative is intended to supplement the International Students as Partners Institute and support and extend the community of partnership scholars and practitioners.
The initiative was designed by two student scholars from McMaster University (Christine Black & Rachel Guitman), who wanted to continue the spirit of community and the connections that are built at the International Students as Partners Institute each year. Many participants involved in the Institute noted the importance of building a network, as partnership can be a difficult endeavour and a sense of community can provide security and support. This space is designed to provide a venue for people interested in partnership to come together, work on their own projects, and discuss partnership more broadly. This platform will have various avenues for people to post about their work and reflect on their experiences. There will be different ways to participate, from twitter debates to reflection posts, as well as an opportunity to host a webinar.
Please see the ‘Connect’ drop down on the menu above for more information!