Conference Presentations

(*=Invited presentation)

(Qx = Paper acceptance pending and then cancelled due to COVID quarantine)

Qx. Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. (2020) Prescribing stick figures comics: Superheroes practice CALM when the storms of life overwhelm. Notes from a workshop offered to two B.C. Grade 5 classes, teachers and RCMP school liaison officers, Graphic Medicine, Toronto, July 2020.

Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. (2019). *A recipe for learning innovation: Combine diverse students, foodie videos, mobile phones — and stir: Learning about diversity by watching student-created selfies and foodie videos. Justice Institute of British Columbia, Bridging Open Education and Faculty Development. Nov 7, 2019.

Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. (2019). *Panel: A Conversation: Students & Faculty Involved in Open Education Practices at JIBC. Justice Institute of British Columbia. Bridging Open Education and Faculty Development. Nov 7, 2019.

Motherwell McFarlane, J.A.  (2019). *Reprise of Using stick figure comics to translate Indigenous people’s stories in Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation report. University of British Columbia, Indigenous Initiatives Teaching Community group. Sep 18, 2019.

Motherwell McFarlane, J.A.  (2019). Using stick figure comics to translate Indigenous people’s stories in Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation report. Presented at the international Comic Studies Society. Aug 9, 2019.

Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. (2018). Taking integrity to the gym: Practicing integrity, using the honour system and reducing cheating. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 20 June 2018.

Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. (2018). How graphic narratives (comics) can increase literacy and decrease bias: Awakening to Truth and Reconciliation. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 21 June 2018.

Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. & Toal, J. (2018). Stacking the Deck: A Visual Toolkit for Instructor Self-Care. B.C. Campus, Festival of Learning. May 31, 2018.

Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. (2018). Using Comics for GOOD: How Graphic Narratives Can Help Us Practice Moving from Being Bystanders to ‘Upstanders’ Who Stop Social Injustices and Bullying. WonderCon (Anaheim), March 23, 2018.

Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. (2016). Creating Comics and “Selfie-Sketches” to Deepen Student Reflections, Increase Engagement and Have More Fun! Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, Spring Institute, University of British Columbia. May.

Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. (2017). *Spice of Life: How student “foodie” videos teach about diversity. A 5-minute “teaching slam” presented at the Teaching and Learning conference, Vancouver Island University. May 12, 2017.

Sibley, J., Roberson, B., & Motherwell McFarlane, J. (2017) *Team-based Learning Institute. I was invited to be a teaching assistant to Jim Sibley and Bill Roberson’s Team-based Learning training workshop. University of British Columbia. May 16 & 18, 2017.

Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. (2012). *Letting go of resentments. Keynote address given to members of CUPE Local 3570, Parksville, B.C., October 19, 2012

McFarlane, J.A., Aubertin, G., Williams,. T.M., Moore, S., Dalian, E. (1995, June). Somatic cyclicity across the menstrual, day of week, and lunar cycles. Paper, Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, Montreal.

Williams, T. M., & McFarlane, J. M. (1994) , July).  Placing premenstrual syndrome in context.  Poster; Canadian Psychological Association, Penticton.  (Abstract published).

McFarlane, J.A. & Williams, T.M. (1993). Premenstrual syndrome in the context of other cyclicity. Paper, Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, Boston. June.

Williams, T.M. & McFarlane, J.A. (1993). Mood fluctuations over weekly, menstrual, and lunar cycles in early and middle adulthood. Poster, Society for Research in Child Development, New Orleans. March. (Abstract published.)

Williams, T.M. & McFarlane, J.A. (1992). Premenstrual syndrome in context: Results of a longitudinal study. Paper, Women’s Health Across the Life Span: Research issues. Vancouver, B.C. October.

McFarlane, J.A. & Williams, T.M. (1992). Premenstrual syndrome in context: Implications for diagnosis and treatment. Paper, Women’s Health Across the Life Span: Research issues. Vancouver, B.C. October.

Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. (1989). *Equity in the Classroom:A presentation on sexism, racism, ablism, etc. in the University classrooms. Training Day for Teaching Assistants, sponsored by CUPE 2278, September, 1989.

McFarlane, J.A., Williams, T.M., & Martin, C.L. (1988, June). Determinants of women’s physical and mood experiences: Menstrual versus weekly cycles. Paper, Canadian Psychological Association, Montreal, June. (Abstract published).

McFarlane, J.A. (1987). Sexuality, birth control, and Planned Parenthood policies: An historical perspective. Paper, Western Sexuality Institute, Vancouver, May.

McFarlane, J.A. & Williams, T.M. (1987). Assessment and comparison of mood fluctuations over menstrual and weekday cycles. Paper, Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women, Winnipeg, November.

McFarlane, J.A. & Williams, T.M. (1985). Moods and the menstrual cycle: What you should know if you think you might have premenstrual syndrome. An unpublished self-help paper.

McFarlane, J.A., Martin, C.L., & Williams, T.M. (1985, June). Actual and perceived fluctuations: Menstrual phase versus day of the week. Paper, Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax. (Abstract published).

McFarlane, J.A., Martin, C.L., & Williams, T.M. (1984). The controversy over the existence of mood variations associated with the menstrual cycle. Paper, University of British Columbia Health Science Research Day, October.

About

Dr. Jessica Motherwell McFarlane is a professional education consultant on gender, anti-oppression and social justice issues and a research associate at the Justice Institute of British Columbia. She is also the developer and director of the Life Outside the Box program that uses visual narratives as a way to SEE conflict and injustice from new perspectives. Jessica facilitates groups and schools needing to have complex — and sometimes emotionally painful — conversations. She offers workshops to at-risk children, youth, and adults on: Truth and Reconciliation, transforming bullying situations, and rehearsing best practices for self-care, inclusivity, and kindness.

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