3rd Annual Graduate Research in Education Symposium

March 31, 2012

In their video invitation, graduate student Kelly Bairos and Associate Deans Jason Brown and Goli Rezai-Rashti welcome the Western community to attend the third annual Graduate Research in Education Symposium.

Western Education graduate students invites you to join them for an evening of graduate research sharing, dialogue, and a keynote address by Dr. Bob Lingard. This is the third annual Research in Education Symposium, which is an event devoted to sharing student research in ‘all things education’

Video InvitationThe Symposium will feature graduate research on a broad range of education related topics, in a variety of formats including poster, self-moderated roundtables, paper presentations, and other creative options. Previous presentations have addressed issues in arts education, authorship, collaboration, gender, gifted education, globalization, health, interdisciplinarity, literacy and language, policy, mathematics and science, special education, as well as theoretical and methodological issues in Education.

The Symposium will take place on Wednesday, April 11th, from 4pm to 8pm, at the Faculty of Education.

Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to Kelly Bairos: or Natashya Rae Rice:

Bob LingardBOB LINGARD ~ Keynote Speaker:

Professor Bob Lingard is a Professorial Research Fellow in the School of Education at The University of Queensland. He has also been Professor at the University of Edinburgh (2006-2008), where he held the Andrew Bell Chair of Education, and the University of Sheffield (2003-2006) in the UK. From 1989-2003, Bob worked in the School of Education at The University of Queensland, where he was also a professor.

Bob has an international research reputation in the areas of sociology of education and education policy and has published widely in these fields. His most recent books include Globalizing Education Policy (Routledge, 2010), co-authored with Fazal Rizvi andEducating Boys: beyond structural reform (Palgrave, 2009), co-authored with Wayne Martino and Martin Mills. Bob is co-editor of the journal Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education and editor of the book series, Keys Ideas and Education with Greg Dimitriadis (Routledge, New York).