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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.

Years funded: 2014-15

Amount allocated: $400.00

Project leader: Meg Grieve

E-mail: cerreta@gmail.com

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