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Semester in Democracy Evaluation

Strengthening Canadian Democracy Initiative

Sept 2020

The Simon Fraser University Semester in Democracy program (SID) was an immersive 7-week full-time online course created and conducted by the SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue faculty that took place in the summer of 2020. The program brought together 21 undergraduate students in a hands-on, collaborative learning experience to examine the institutions, culture and practice of democracy in Canada.

An independent evaluation by the SFU’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue’s Strengthening Canadian Democracy Initiative asked students to complete two surveys: one at the beginning of the program and another on the last day of class. After the program, students were also invited to participate in an interview about their program experience.