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Research Bootcamp—Running July 8th to 12th, 2024

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By Anju Kakkar

In July 2023, the Office of Research & Innovation (ORI) proudly launched Humber College’s inaugural Research Bootcamp, marking a significant milestone in our journey towards fostering a culture of innovation and inquiry. Held from July 24th to 28th, this pioneering event was part of Humber’s Global Summer School offerings, designed to immerse participants in a comprehensive exploration of research methodologies and practices.

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Dr. Ginger Grant leading workshop.

The 2023 Research Bootcamp welcomed an engaging mix of students and administrators, drawing over 30 participants from nine diverse countries. Under the expert guidance of ORI’s Dean, Dr. Ginger Grant, and key facilitators Lisa Anketell, Dr. Sharon McIntyre, and Anju Kakkar, alongside distinguished professors Steve Henry and Jan Hendrik Roodt from Te Pūkenga, New Zealand, the bootcamp presented an unprecedented opportunity for attendees to delve into various research approaches, models, methods, mindsets, techniques, tools, and dissemination strategies.

Designed to cater to a wide range of participants, from novices to those with prior applied research experience, the bootcamp emphasized the development of critical skills such as self-awareness, learning agility, influence, and communication. Through a focus on practical problem-solving, the program nurtured creativity, reflection, and collaboration among attendees, laying a solid foundation for their future research endeavours.

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Participants presenting their research storyboards.

The overwhelming success of our first Research Bootcamp has paved the way for its continuation. We are thrilled to announce that the 2nd annual Research Bootcamp will be held at Humber’s Lakeshore campus in July 2024. As a flagship event kicking off next year’s Global Summer School, the upcoming bootcamp aims to empower international learners by enhancing their research capacity, bolstering self-awareness and confidence, and cultivating a curious mindset that will enrich their learning experience at Humber and beyond.

Students can register for Humber’s Global Summer School here:

We invite you to stay tuned for the exciting lineup planned for the 2024 International Research Bootcamp. Join us as we continue to break down barriers to research and innovation, embodying the spirit of inquiry and discovery that defines Humber College.