Faculty Research Partner Day

November 08, 2023

Western Education is inviting community members to explore how we can forge new partnerships with those around us.

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 Mark your calendars!

WHEN: Apr. 19, 2024, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Faculty of Education Building at 1137 Western Rd.

This April, we'll be hosting our Faculty Research Partner Day, a one-day conference dedicated to building new research relationships among anyone in the Western Education community.

This includes school board partners, community organizations, researchers from our Faculty and anyone else looking to support meaningful education research.

Please keep this webpage bookmarked, as we'll share more details in the coming weeks!

In the meantime, here's a breakdown of what you can expect:

  • An engaging and inspiring keynote speaker
  • A variety of poster and speaker presentations
  • Opportunities to network and collaborate with a wide range of Western Education community members

We are also looking for presenters who are willing to discuss their research collaborations between Western researchers and teachers, community organizations, administrators, research staff, and curriculum leaders. 

Intent to Attend

If you are interested in presenting, please fill out our separate presenters' form. Please note that the application is now closed.

If you are interested in attending, please fill out our online registration form. Attendees have until March 15, 2024, to save their spot.



Keynote Speaker

Thank you to all who attended the session.
Here is a link to the Keynote Speaker's talk.
Researching with Partners: Making a Case for Reflexivity
By: Jennifer Johannesen
Faculty of Education Auditorium, 1 – 2 pm


Jennifer Johannesen writes, lectures and consults on healthcare practice and policy related to patient-centred care, patient engagement and partnership in research, and critical thinking in clinical practice.  Her interest in these topics arose from her experience caring for her son, Owen, who had multiple severe disabilities all his life. Owen died in 2010 at the age of 12. Jennifer’s role as caregiver and advocate led her to ask broader questions about disability and society, clinical healthcare practice, and patient/public involvement in healthcare improvement and health research. Specifically: why do we do what we do, and whom does it serve?  Jennifer co-hosts Matters of Engagement, a podcast about patient engagement and partnership. She holds a Master of Science in Bioethics degree from Clarkson University (Schenectady NY) and is based in Guelph Ontario.


Conference Program

Please click here to access the conference program, presentation time slots and locations, and abstract.

Please note that each presenter will be allocated 25 minutes, including a suggested presentation duration of 15-20 minutes, followed by a 5-10 minute Q&A session.

Conference Day

The Faculty Research Partner Day will commence at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 4:00 p.m.

Faculty of Education is located at 1137 Western Rd.

The map displays available parking locations.



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