Documentation:Research Commons/FIRE Talks/2014-2015/Communication

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Perception and Conflict

WHAT: Perception plays a major role in how we interact. Indigenous people, for example, may have a very different perception of their territory compared to settlers, and this difference in perception informs the conflict between the two groups. Conflict also arises when academics experts see their discipline's domain as an ever-expanding circle of knowledge, unaware that interdisciplinary scholars view that same knowledge as a territory fraught with gaps. And what happens when science journalists deliberately seek out conflicting knowledge by constructing collaborative mindmaps that require them to agree or disagree with statements made by others? How do we understand the difference in perception between those with a close-up view of the circumstances, versus those who are far away?

WHEN: Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 4-6pm

WHERE: Koerner Library, Room 216


  • Injecting Creativity into Interdisciplinary Studies - Sarah Chapple (Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program)
  • Debate Cited - Alamir Novin (School of Library, Archival and Information Studies)
  • Long term Investments and Decisions - Sadjad Neamati (Sauder School of Business)
  • Mind the Gap - Ernesto Pena (Language and Literacy Education Department)
  • What's Happening in the Amazon - Andrea Vasquez (Forestry)

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