Diverse perspectives on interdisciplinarity

By Virginia Capmourteres

A team of 57 members from the Canadian College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada (the College), who are engaged and interested in diverse interdisciplinary endeavours, provided their perspectives on the intellectual, cultural, and social perspectives of interdisciplinarity.

The team published a paper on the journal Facets, sending a clear message: “Working across established boundaries of scholarly communities is rewarding, necessary, and is more likely to result in impact”. They acknowledge and discuss, however, that several barriers (including lack of institutional structures and funding) still get in the way of interdisciplinary research.

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