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Gamestorm your research space

March 23, 2017 at 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Location:506 Tory Building
Audience:Current Students


Are you a PhD student in search of the ever-elusive research question? Or maybe you have a research question but you just aren’t satisfied with it? Then, this workshop is for you.

This workshop – or ‘playshop’ – will draw on Gamestorming, a technique used by entrepreneurs and innovators in the business world involving the use of games, play, and/or visual methods to unlock (and unclog) our thinking in surprising ways. By the end of the session, you will walk away with:

  • provisional research questions;
  • evidence of your thinking process for further reflection and refinement;
  • strategies for generating more ideas and working through writer’s block; and
  • the option to build a game-plan for yourself that bridges you into one of two in-depth writing sessions in November.

This workshop is sponsored by Writing Services and the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs. Registration is required (see form below) and seating is limited. Please note that this workshop is provided as a special service and time spent in these workshops will not count toward TA training hours unless otherwise specified.

About the Facilitator: Brittany is a yoga teacher, Coach, and PhD student in Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies here at Carleton University. She has many years of experience with coaching other students through their writing process, and employs gamestorming strategies frequently with her clients and in her own writing. If you have any questions, please contact Brittany at