• Uncategorized

    Looking for a lower-carbon way to enjoy travelling? Consider the train!

    Did you know that in Canadian Evaluation Society members, and our travel companions, are eligible for a 5% corporate discount on the lowest available VIA Rail fair? Using this discount for business or leisure travel can be a great lower-carbon travel choice, and will help CES register a volume of sale so we can upgrade to a higher discount category in future years! The VIA Rail comparison tool compares carbon emissions and “productive time” of flight, train, and driving between destinations.  On a recent holiday to Quebec City, I chose to travel both ways in a sleeper car on The Ocean route, which has resumed three runs per week.  I…

  • Professional Development

    Asking for a Friend: Thinking Evaluatively About the “Conceptual Use” of Evidence for Awareness (Earth Day and Autism Month)

    In April’s #evalAFF, I reference the below diagram from a blog post entitled “Unhappy Earth Day” to invite reflection on a) examples when action to increase “awareness” may be a necessary but insufficient evaluation-use proposition, and b) how to mitigate the risk that increased “awareness” of a phenomenon will stimulate counter-productive responses such as “greenwashing” marketing and merchandise.  I also refer to pushback from #actuallyautistic on social media, for Autistic people to reclaim the narrative of “Autism Awareness” month, citing examples of how popular entertainment about Autism can perpetuate a neurotypical framing of Autistic communication as deficient, rather than different.   In follow up to our April 19 Workshop on Evaluative Thinking…

  • Networking,  Professional Development

    CES 2022 Conference – Early Bird Registration Now Open!

    Early bird registration is now open for the 2022 Canadian Evaluation Society Conference! For further info, please see the below from the 2022 Conference Planning Committee. Good Morning Everyone, I hope that you are enjoying your week. As of March 7, the Co-Chairs and all of the great volunteers for C2022 are very happy to announce that early-bird registration is now available here: https://c2022.evaluationcanada.ca/. We have uploaded a summary of all of the available presentations, workshops, and thematic breakfast sessions, venue and travel information, program-at-a-glance, and registration fees. If you have any questions, please reach out to Ryan Catte (C2022 Co-Chair) at [email protected] Enjoy your day 🙂

  • Networking

    Calling on all Student Case Competition Volunteers!

    The Case Competition Working Group is a small energetic, innovative, and committed group of volunteers who are stimulating and fun to work with. If you are interested in supporting the annual fundraising efforts for the Student Case Competition, please contact Brian McGowan: [email protected] Involvement in the fundraising role will significantly increase your personal network and profile in the Canadian Evaluation Society and the broader evaluation community. It also helps stimulate interest and excellence in future evaluation professionals.