Students activities

During Resilience 2014 we are making a concerted effort to reach out and engage more actively with graduate students and post-doctoral researchers by providing specific opportunities and events for young scholars. Outlined below are some of the events that are being planned. Please stay tuned for more details.

Also, the Student Organizing Committee welcomes your ideas and contributions in the planning process and will be looking to engage with fellow graduate students in the coming months. Be sure to follow us on twitter at:@socresilience14   or contact us directly via email

Graduate Student Welcome Event

Sunday May 4 – Time: 16:30 – 18:00 Location: Corum Centre – Antigone 2

This informal gathering for all registered graduate students and post-doctoral researchers attending the conference will provide an opportunity to connect with new and old friends alike, serve as a venue to discuss strategies and approaches for getting the most out of the conference, and cultivate a community of young scholars in a casual atmosphere.

Creative and reflective space

From Tuesday May 6 to Thursday May 8 – Time: 8:30 – 18:00 Location: Salon du Belvédère (last floor of Corum)

This will be an open space to gather thoughts, write a poem, strike a few yoga poses, make some art, or just hangout. There will be art supplies and some yoga mats, and friendly grad students around! The goal here is to create a space in which novel ideas and thoughts can emerge.

Students' perspectives on sustainability science research - are we moving towards un-disciplinarity?

Tuesday May 6 – Time: 10:20 – 11:20 Location: Corum – Barthez

This conference session is geared towards discussing common obstacles faced by young resilience researchers, particularly related to the challenges and opportunities associated with being an inter/ transdisciplinary scientist, and features an interactive theatre play and a panel discussion with Frances Westley, David Tàbara and Joern Fischer.

As part of the session, results from a survey on the disciplinary background of Resilience and Sustainability scholars will be presented. Please take 2 minutes to do this survey if you are attending the conference!The survey can be found here.

…and any scientists and students active in this field (also those not attending the conference) are welcome, and encouraged, to fill it in!

Master Class on Resilience and Development

Tuesday May 6 – Time: 18:15 – 20:00  Location: Corum Centre – Antigone 3

Organized as a moment of exchanges and discussions open to master and PhD students, a master class on resilience and development will take place Tuesday 6th of May from 6:15 PM to 8:15 PM at the CORUM of Montpellier.
Brian Walker, Melissa Leach and Luca Alinovi are invited to illustrate and interact on different perspectives on the concept of resilience.

If you are interested to attend this two hour master class, please quickly confirm your registration by writing an email Pascale Maizi and Hermine Papazian

For more information please download the file

Master class (166 Ko)

Cultivating a Community of Young Scholars: Where to from here?

A brown-bag lunch workshop to discuss what form student collaboration could/should take in the future. It will provide an opportunity for interested graduate students and post-doctoral researchers to determine next steps with people whom they have connected with over the course of the conference. Perhaps it may inspire small working groups around different issues, the creation of a platform for the larger community of graduate students and young resilience scholars… the sky is the limit.