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RRU at Humanities & Social Sciences Congress

June 13, 2019
Author: 
s1richards

More than 25 members of the Royal Roads community attended the recent Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of British Columbia from June 1 to 7, 2019.

Sample contributions included:

Asma-na-hi Antoine (Indigenous Education and Student Services) together with Niels Agger-Gupta, Catherine Etmanski and Cheryl Heykoop (School of Leadership Studies) presented a paper as part of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE) on the topic Walk with me: Responding to the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action through participatory theatre (June 2nd). Will Weigler, Lisa Corak, Krystal Cook and Shirley Alphonse are co-authors on the paper.

Catherine Etmanski (School of Leadership Studies) together with colleagues, Erika Hasebe-Ludt (University of Lethbridge) and Dwayne Donald (University of Alberta) presented a paper as part of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE) on the topic Narrative métissage: Adults understanding their life stories through the relationality of history, memory, and experience (June 3rd).

Geo Takach (School of Communication and Culture) and Asma-na-hi Antoine (Indigenous Education and Student Services) presented to the Environmental Studies Association of Canada (ESAC) on June 3 on Towards interweaving environmental protection and Indigenous reconciliation in Canada. Read more.

Jo Axe, Elizabeth Childs (School of Education & Technology) and Lois Fearon (School of Business) gave a roundtable presentation as part of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE) on the topic Enhancing student experience using a reflective tool (June 2nd).

Kathleen Manion presented a several papers including one within a roundtable titled Team-Based Learning: A tool to enhance student citizenship, changemaking capacity, collaboration and respect for diversity at the Citizenship Education Research Network as part of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) conference. This paper was co-authored with Sophia Palahicky, Trish Dyck, Nooreen Shah-Preusser and Susan Thackeray.

Laura Wright (PhD Candidate University of Edinburgh, Masters of Arts Global Leadership Alumni and ResiliencebyDesign Lab RRU Research Associate) presented as part of the Child and Youth Studies Research Cluster for the Canadian Sociology Association (CSA) on the topic Role of play and nature based research methodologies in child researchers’ psychosocial wellbeing and community engagement (June 5).

Recent MA-Leadership grads Marcia Dawson and Christine Webster and current D.Soc.Sci. student Brian Mendoza Dominguez, together with School of Leadership STudies faculty Catherine Etmanski, Kathy Bishop and Cheryl Heykoop, co-facilitated a full-day pre-conference workshop as part of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE) on the topic Reconciliation & adult learning through narrative métissage (June 1st).

Mary Bernard, as the official representative of RRU for both the Federation and for the SSHRC Leaders, participated in both meetings on June 3. She also chaired on June 3 the SSHRC Leaders Panel “Living within the earth’s carrying capacity” for the SSHRC Leaders Panel, Imagining Canada’s Future.

Mickie Noble and Hilary Leighton (School of Environment and Sustainability) with Dawn Wiseman (Bishop’s), Christine Tippett, Sandra Scott (UBC) and MAEEC alum Liz Beattie (now PhD candidate at UBC) co-presented a pre-conference workshop on Saturday June 1 titled Stepping Toward a Sense of Place: A Forest Walk-shop that began at the Reconciliation Pole, moved through the Arboretum toward the Long House and into a swath of old growth in a wild choreography of radical (and necessary) collaboration between natural and human science.

Moira McDonald from the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management presented a paper as part of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE) on the topic A changing dynamic: Cultural preparedness of adult educators  (June 4).

Rebecca Wilson-Mah (School of Tourism and Hospitality Management), Jo Axe and Elizabeth Childs (School of Education & Technology) presented a paper as part of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE) on the topic Collaborative Self-Study: Starting a SoTL Community of Practice. Sophia Palahicky and Doug Hamilton are co-authors on the paper.

Runa Das from the College of Interdisciplinary Studies presented a paper as part of the Environmental Studies Association of Canada (ESAC) on the topic Quantifying energy poverty in Canada (June 4).

Next year’s Congress 2020 will be held at Western University from May 30 to June 5, 2020.

Please note, the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE) conference will be meeting separately at UBC as part of the Adult Education in Global Times International Research Conference from June 4 to 7, 2020. This will be a gathering of eight Adult Education Associations from around the globe (e.g., from Australia, India, Europe, Canada, the US and more). If anyone is planning to attend, please contact Catherine Etmanski so we can organize ourselves as an RRU delegation. It would be great to see another big turnout!

The deadline for submitting proposals to CASAE is September 30, 2019. More information