post cards from congress – day 3

Day 3 was a slow start but one that ended up with real and intellectual sunshine.

The morning was slow because all the delegates were busy at association meetings.  The book fair was quiet and resembled a “Where’s Waldo” game from the late 1980s.  Finding the ResearchImpact-RéseauImpactRecherche (RIR) booth and neighbouring SSHRC booth is much easier than finding Waldo.

After 24 booth visits (20 of them after lunch) and over one dozen substantial conversations about KMb, the most frequent question was, again, “How can my university get involved.” This is a question the RIR universities will be considering post Congress.  The day ended with a table of SSHRC and CFHSS colleagues.  Words our colleagues used to describe Day 3 included:

Terrific

Golden

Long

Aboriginal

Education

Interactive

Sunny Beaver

Thoughtful

Maple Bacon Dog

The day had some great opportunities for learning, for reflection and for team building among colleagues.  Congress is about research and learning but it is also about connections.  It’s about knowledge and research connections as well as building those connections that will see us through another year.

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