On January 9th, 2014, Dr. Margaret Macintyre Latta hosted a Graduate Student Colloquium in EME 1123, the classroom / learning lab of the ILC. Graduate students, faculty and staff enjoyed ‘new year / new term’ conversations, connections and refreshments before and after a short agenda including:
Dr. Annette LaGrange, associate dean, welcoming the new graduate students and providing her “best advice — for today — for a learning journey”.
Dr. Leyton Schnellert, coordinator of Professional Development, reflecting on his PhD journey which was completed not that long ago.
Dr. Wendy Klassen, director of undergraduate programs, and Desiree Marshall-Peer discussed their learning journey together as Wendy supervises Desiree’s master’s program.
Rhonda Draper, a master’s student, explained the beginnings of her learning journey.
Angela Finley, graduate student representative, welcomed new students and provided some information about the E-Grads network.
Five graduate students presented their learning and research journey in 3-MINUTE THESIS PRESENTATIONS:
Cindy Bourne: Toward Responsible Community-driven International Service-Learning Projects for Pre-service Teaching Candidates – A case study approach.
Vania Chan: An Assessment of Post-Secondary Technology Readiness
Mary Clark: The Use of Interactive Digital Media to Engage Youth with Science and Nature
Rhonda Draper: When we are One — The Individual/Collective Terrain of Creating A Large-Scale Arts Experience
Angela Finley: Fostering Success– The Question of Belongingness at the Graduate Level
Desiree Marshall-Peer: Challenging Teachers to Change the Norm