Research Connector Workshop


NOTE: We’ve significantly reworked the design of this session to provide a longer runway for the development of potential collaborations

Our goal for the Research Connector Session is to create the conditions for collaborations that link the research capacity of Changemaker Campuses with the research needs of Ashoka Fellows, Ashoka Staff, and other Changemakers.

We’ve learned that deep collaboration requires time to build trust and alignment. That’s why the March session will be followed by additional Research Connector virtual events and gatherings that we hope will enable the establishment of concrete research partnerships for social impact.

We hope you’ll join us on this adventure in March as we kick things off with our first Research Connector Workshop!

Target participant audience: Ashoka Fellows, Ashoka staff/program teams, Ashoka Changemaker Campuses, and community partners

Facilitators: Researchers based in Changemaker Campuses

Workshop content:

  • Understanding partnership-based research
  • Framing research questions
  • Theory of change
  • Knowledge mobilization

Workshop objectives:

  • Orient audience to best community-based research practices
  • Understand the research needs of participating Fellows/Changemakers to enable identification of ideal research partners
  • Begin to create conditions for collaboration

How to participate:

Workshop date (TBC) – will be one of the following:

  • Wednesday, March 17 (11am-1pm eastern)
  • Thursday, March 18 (2:30-4:30pm eastern)

Register and respond to our questionnaire!

  • Registration for the Ashoka Canada Changemaker Research Forum will open on Friday, January 29, 2021
  • Registrants will receive a questionnaire about their social impact work and research objectives. Questionnaire responses received by February 26 will inform and focus on program design and facilitation.
  • The registration fee for the Research Forum ONLY is $30 USD per person.
  • Participation in the Research Forum is FREE for registered Ashoka U Exchange attendees. You will nevertheless need to register for the Research Forum and provide proof of registration for the Exchange.