Ashoka Canada Changemaker Education Research Forum March 15-18, 2021


Ashoka Canada is pleased to announce our second Canadian Changemaker Education Research Forum (C-CERF) to be held virtually alongside the 2021 Ashoka U Exchange. We are delighted to invite proposals and attendees from Canadian and non-Canadian campuses alike and look forward to expanding the scope of our conversations across borders!

Please hold the following dates/times for Research Forum sessions: 

  • Monday, March 15, (1-3pm eastern)
  • Wednesday, March 17 (11am-1pm eastern)
  • Thursday, March 18 (2:30-4:30pm eastern)

The theme of this year’s Research Forum is Changemaking Research, and will include two streams: 

  • The Changemaking Research Showcase, through which researchers can share their insights, findings, and learnings with other participants. 
  • The Connector Session, through which Ashoka Fellows, Ashoka staff/program teams, Ashoka Changemaker Campuses, community partners, and other stakeholders can pitch their research questions to researchers from Changemaker Campuses. This experimental session is designed to connect the research capacity of higher education with the needs of Ashoka’s many and diverse stakeholders and partners. 
    • [NOTE: We’ve updated the design of this session to provide a longer runway for the development of potential collaborations]
    • Target Participant Audience: Ashoka Fellows, Ashoka staff/program teams, Ashoka Changemaker Campuses, and community partners.
    • Objective: 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
    • CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS for the Changemaker Education Research Forum Connector Session, which includes: 


  • Registration for the Ashoka Canada Changemaker Research Forum will open on Friday, January 29, 2021. 
  • 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.