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The Department of Education graduate students will host an annual interdisciplinary symposium. The mission of the Graduate Symposium of the Department of Education (GSDE) is to provide students from Concordia and other universities with the opportunity to present their original research, develop interdisciplinary and inter-university collaboration, and support academic endeavors. The GSDE aims to fulfill all of its objectives while promoting sustainability on campus through our initiative to raise awareness about Indigenous issues, the need for community development through education and research, and in our commitment to the zero-waste food policy.
This event showcases presentations, panels, and discussions on current issues facing our education systems and the exciting, innovative research being done by students and faculty at Concordia and other universities to support and address these topics. Four speakers at the event will be discussing issues related to sustainability. The first is on the topic of Season Jars, a student-led food coalition group at Concordia that aims to disseminate sustainability knowledge and use food as a platform for knowledge exchange through hands-on collective learning workshops. This discussion will be led by speaker Sherif Goubran. The second will be a discussion led by a group of 3 presenters – Julia De Marco, Amanda Sidiras, and Alexa Carota — who will discuss how we can review and categorize different collaborative learning approaches in the context of the sustainability and food movements.
On March 19, 2016, the Department of Education graduate students will host our annual interdisciplinary symposium. The mission of GSDE is to provide students from Concordia and other university with the opportunity to present their original research, develop interdisciplinary and inter-university collaboration, and support academic endeavours. This yearly event showcases presentations, panels and discussions on current issues facing our education systems and the exciting, innovative research being done by students and faculty at Concordia and other universities to support and address these topics.
The Department of Education graduate students will host our annual interdisciplinary symposium on the theme Breaking Barriers: Language, Culture, and Technology in Education on March 28th, 2015. This interdisciplinary event will bring together approximately 150 students, staff and faculty from three provinces and seven universities for a day of presentations, panels and discussions on current social, cultural and sustainability issues facing our educational systems, and the innovative research being done to support and address these topics.
The symposium’s Sustainability Committee is excited to offer an engaging Sustainability Panel, chaired by Adeela Arshad-Ayaz and featuring speakers from The Concordia Greenhouse, People’s Potato, Sustainable Concordia and The Hive, to discuss important social and environmental initiatives on-campus and their role in the greater Montreal community. The symposium will feature Dr. Shaheen Shariff, professor at McGill University as the closing keynote address. Dr. Shariff’s pioneering research in cyber-bullying and digital citizenship will bridge our programs by inciting global awareness and responsibility in the digital age. Additionally, our morning keynote panel features Elizabeth Gatbonton, Melissa Proietti, Kamran Singh and Lisa Trimble, all distinguished researchers who will address various issues such as initiatives in gender equality, language and cultural acceptance, and the role of community in education.
The Department of Education Graduate students hosted their annual interdisciplinary symposium on the theme Reshaping Education: Connections, Communities and Criticality. Scheduled for April 11, 2014, the interdisciplinary symposium that brought students together for a day of presentations and academic discourse about pressing educational issues.
In 2013-14, they decided to emphasize themes of sustainability and civic education in our programming. For their afternoon keynote speaker, they invited Professor Awad Ibrahim from University of Ottawa, a Curriculum Theorist with special interest in cultural studies, social justice and community service learning. Additionally, Dr. Adeela Arshad-Ayaz and Dr. Ayaz Naseem from the Department of Education facilitated a workshop on sustainable practice in education. They also collaborated with McGill graduate students in Education to present a panel discussion on sustainability in education.

YEARS FUNDED

2017-18
2015-16
2014-15
2013-14

AMOUNT ALLOCATED

$1,000.00
$2,000.00
$400.00
$1,000.00

PROJECT LEADER

Bojana Krsmanovic

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