The 2015 edition of the TSAS Summer Academy wrapped up at the end of July at the Liu Institute for Global Issues, at the UBC Vancouver campus. With 29 students from academia, government, and beyond, there was a wide diversity of disciplines represented in the room.
We would like to sincerely thank all of our presenters, both scholars and practitioners, for taking time out of their busy schedules to create content that was both useful and relevant to participants.
Feedback from the event confirmed that many find the Academy very valuable to their work. Here is what some of our participants had to say:
“The Summer Academy truly surpassed my expectations. As a Policy Analyst, the deeper understanding I’ve developed through presentations by colleagues in operational roles and academia will allow me to make a more meaningful contribution in my work.”
“The TSAS Summer Academy offers a unique opportunity for researchers and practitioners to learn, network, and critically engage with interesting material in a forum that is rich, and thick with knowledge. I would absolutely recommend this course to anyone deeply interested in issues around terrorism, security, and society.”
“This summer conference allowed access to students working in specific fields which are beneficial to the area we are working in and I would highly recommend it to anyone in the future. I was very impressed with the cross section of students, academia, professionals and government who participated in this summer academy.”
The TSAS Summer Academy is typically offered every two years. However, based on this success, TSAS is debating hosting another academy in 2016. Regardless, our commitment remains to hosting the Academy in 2017.