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Gamestorm your research space

November 28, 2017 at 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Location:617 Robertson Hall
Audience:Current Students

Are you a graduate student in search of the ever-elusive research question? Or maybe you have a research question but you just aren’t satisfied with it? If so, 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; and
  • strategies for generating more ideas and working through writer’s block

The workshop is designed for Master’s or PhD students who are working on a major writing or research project (such as a thesis, dissertation, or major research paper). Registration is required (see form below) and seating is limited. All graduate students are welcome. If you are a TA, this session counts toward voluntary paid training hours, provided that you are working as a TA in the term when the training takes place.

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 about this workshop, please contact Brittany at