About ABCD

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ABCD was a community-university research alliance composed of researchers and organizations from across Alberta and around the world. Originating in a Washington, DC meeting of the Researchers and Practitioners group of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium in 2007, it ran from 2010-2016 with major funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

This international team helped to convene and study four major citizen deliberations in Alberta relating to climate change. Leaders from Alberta municipalities, industries, environmental groups and provincial government departments partnered with us to learn. More about the project can be found in 'ABCD as a Project', under 'Themes'.

The following is a list of participants in the project when we submitted our SSHRC grant application in 2009: some of these participants faded away and others came aboard.


Researchers, Practitioners and Community Leaders in ABCD:

Adkin, Laurie (University of Alberta)
Adria, Marco (University of Alberta)
Blue, Gwen (University of Calgary)
Boulianne, Shelley (Grant MacEwan University)
Chambers, Simone (University of Toronto)
Cooper, David (University of Alberta)
Filax, Gloria (Athabasca University)
Forester, John (Cornell University)
Gastil, John (University of Washington)
Gaventa, John (University of Sussex)
Hall, Budd (University of Victoria)
Hanson, Lorelei (Athabasca University)
Hartz Karp, Janette (Curtin University)
Haas Lyons, Susanna (Public Engagement Specialist)
Heierbacher, Sandy (National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation)
Johnson, Genevieve (Simon Fraser University)
Kool, Rick (Royal Roads University)
Leach, Andrew (University of Alberta)
Leighninger, Matt (Deliberative Democracy Consortium)
Lukensmeyer, Carolyn (AmericaSpeaks)
Lysack, Mishka (University of Calgary)
Mackinnon, Mary Pat (Ascentum and University of Ottawa)
Mansbridge, Jane (Harvard University)
McIntosh, Tom (University of Regina)
Muhlberger, Peter (Texas Tech University)
Parkins, John (University of Alberta)
Patten, Steve (University of Alberta)
Row, Jesse (Pembina Institute)
Rose, Jonathan (Queen’s University)
Sauchyn, Dave (University of Regina)
Shultz, Lynette (University of Alberta)
Thomson, Gareth (Alberta Council for Environmental Education)
Warren, Mark (University of British Columbia)
Weinstock, Daniel (Université de Montréal)
Wyman, Miriam (Canadian Community for Dialogue and Deliberation)