Research Day 2021

EDST Research Day showcases the rich educational research, practice, and theory developed by the department’s students and faculty. We welcome work in diverse subjects, and in all phases of development, including projects that come out of coursework, research conducted as Research Assistants or Principal Investigators, thesis sections, or papers in progress. Presenters can also try out ideas to be developed for a forthcoming conference.

Our theme for 2021 was ‘Building Resilient Communities: Reimagining the Roles of Education’, a topic reflective of the focus of some key conferences this year. EDST Research Day in 2021 was dedicated to the academic legacy of Dr. Michael Marker.

A video recording of the keynote address is available on the EDST Departmental website.

The program from Research Day 2020 can be seen below:

9:00am-9:15am, Room 1: Land Acknowledgement and Opening Remarks

9:15am-10:00am, Room 1: Research Day Opening Session

  • Keynote Talk – On the Edge of Place: Animating Indigenous Research Methodologies in Service of Cultural Sustainability, Dr. Margaret Kovach

10:00am-12:00pm, Room 1: Special Plenary Session

  • A Plenary Session in Celebration of the Life and Academic Legacy of Dr. Michael Marker, hosted by Dr. Sam Rocha

12:10pm-1:50pm Room 1: Place based education and engaging with our environment

  • Understanding Place-Based and Community Engaged Learning in The Times of Global Pandemic, Neha Gupta
  • “All Flourishing is Mutual”; Education, Reciprocity, and “Braiding Sweetgrass”, Jessica Lussier
  • The History of Settler Agriculture in British Columbia: Class and Space Formation, Jedidiah Anderson
  • Resisting the Mexican m&m’s- Countering Ideological Hegemony with Oppositional Consciousness, Daniel Gallardo
  • Examining Frames of Climate Change in Education, Policy, and Science, Chi Pham

2:00pm-3:45pm, Room 1: Reflecting on research and practice in education

  • Vulnerability, Death and Research, Gabriella Maestrini
  • The Physical Manifestation of my Invisible Purple Jumpsuit, Rena Del Pieve Gobbi
  • Indigenizing our Research: From Conception to Impact, Shirley Anne Swelchalot Hardman
  • Helping Each Other to Grow and Thrive: How We Created and Maintain a PhD Guild, Gabriella Maestrini, Hyunok Ryu, Jordan Long, Lena Ignatovich, Yotam Ronen

2:00pm-3:45pm, Room 2: Educators and the Educational Experience

  • Should we Compare? Homeschooling in America and Africa – Why Nigeria Must Wake up, Blessing Onuigbo
  • Inclusive Teaching Practice Through Flipped Classroom and Online Learning Platforms, Puthykol Sengkeo
  • 7al el Moualem Youm el Mualem (The Status of Teachers on World Teachers’ Day): Voices of Egyptian Teachers on Facebook, Mary Kostandy
  • The Education of Miss Rabbit: Exploring the Informal Learning of India’s Anganwadi Workers, Neha Gupta and Dr. Jude Walker

3:55pm-5:25pm, Room 1: Navigating Global Identities in the Canadian Education System

  • Exploring Our Roles: An Online English Conversation Club for Newcomers Examining the Topics of Colonization, Reconciliation and Systemic Racism in Canada, Meekyoung Jeung, Jenna Dur, and Tobias Lemay
  • Negotiating Identity and Sense of Belonging:  Canadian Youth of Korean and Japanese Descent, Jiin Yoo
  • How do Canadian Higher Educational Institutions Represent Themselves Through Media to Recruit Chinese Students?, Yu Guo
  • Envisioning International Students into Global Citizens: How Internationalization of Higher Education Can/Not Create Global Citizens, Siyi Cheng and Elaine Teng

3:55pm-5:45pm, Room 2: Lifelong Learning and Social Change

  • Agencies of Change: How Canadian charities are centring anti-racism in organizational culture, Emily Van Halem
  • What Does it Mean to “Educate Throughout Life” in Russia? A Historical-Linguistic Analysis of the Central Learning-Related Concepts, Lena Ignatovich
  • An Anti-Racism Curriculum Project — A Draft, Addyson Frattura and Yotam Ronen
  • Havruta: Reading as Radical Dialogue, Itamar Manoff and Adi Burton

5:35pm-6:35pm, Room 1: Philosophical Research in Education: Book and Dialogue with Dr. Sam Rocha and students

  • Book Session with Neil Bassan, Aimee Begalka, Tamara Chandon, Jessica Lussier, Ken Morimoto, and Dr. Sam Rocha