Applications due 1/31 for SFU Field School Program in Vanuatu (Summer 2020)

The Department of Psychology is pleased to offer a field school that focuses on learning the methods and skills for conducting community-engaged social science research. Students will spend one week pre-departure immersed in a Culture and Cognition seminar taught by Dr. Broesch at SFU’s Burnaby campus. This course will be an intensive week-long course and students are expected to have completed the readings prior to the start of the course. Students will then spend four weeks in Vanuatu, where Dr. Broesch has established long-term research connections with the Vanuatu Kaljoral Senta and host families on Tanna Island since 2012. Students will spend the first week in Vanuatu living in Port Vila, practicing Bislama, learning about Tanna culture, and developing their research project with community members. The next two weeks will be spent on Tanna Island, first residing in the town at a hotel, and then moving to the host communities where students will spend ten nights conducting and revising the project according to local goals, feedback and general input. The fourth and final week will be spent in Port Vila. Students will conduct analyses and summarize their findings to present back to the community members in an appropriate and community-led manner. For the remaining portion of the summer term, students will have bi-weekly individual or team meetings with Dr. Broesch via video conference to finalize their project.

Field School Director: Dr. Tanya Broesch,

Application Deadline: January 31, 2020

Application Link: here