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Faculty Seminar Series

The Faculty Seminar Series will pick back up in the Fall, thanks for your support!

Past Presentations

Faculty Seminar Series 2022/2023

 Faculty Seminar Series - April

Wednesday April 26th 12-1p.m., "Microfragmentos of Reparation and Reinvention: Ch’ixi Food Practices with Women and Children" by Dr. Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw.

This seminar was not recorded.

Faculty Seminar Series - March

Wednesday March 29th 2023 12-1p.m., "Teacher Education in the Arts Before and During (and After) COVID-19" by Dr. Danielle Sirek

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Faculty Seminar Series - February

Wednesday February 22nd 2023 12-1p.m., "The Role of Physical Activity in the Classroom" by Dr. Barbara Fenesi

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Faculty Seminar Series - November

Wednesday November 30th 2022 12-1p.m., “Examining the Role of Inclusive Beliefs on Educators' Practice and Well-being” by Dr. Deanna Friesen

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Faculty Seminar Series - October

Wednesday October 26th 2022, 12-1p.m., “The development of inclusive practice in beginning teachers” by Dr. Jacqueline Ann Specht

The development of inclusive practice in beginning teachers - pptx

Faculty Seminar Series - September

Wednesday September 28th 2022, 12:30-1:30p.m.,”Behavior Analytic Approach to Teach Foreign Languages: A study of comparing the effects of expressive and receptive instructional sequences on learning Mandarin-Chinese” by Dr. Gabrielle Lee

Faculty Seminar Series - June (Rescheduled from January)

Wednesday June 15th 2022, 12:00-1:00p.m.,”Rethinking Citizenship Education in Times of Global Crises” by Dr. Paul Tarc

Faculty Seminar Series - May

Wednesday May 25th 2022, 12:00-1:00p.m.,”Indigenizing and Decolonizing the Euro-Western Academy” by Dr. Candace Brunette

Faculty Seminar Series - April

Wednesday April 27th 2022, 12:00-1:00p.m.,”Nourishing Collaborative Research in an Online Community-Based Indigenous Scholars' Circle” by Dr. Brent Debassige

Faculty Seminar Series - March

Wednesday March 30th 2022, 12:00-1:00p.m.,”Pilot Projects in Adaptive Learning in Higher Education” by Dr. Albert Malkin

Faculty Seminar Series - February

Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, "A Socio-Spatial Analysis of Enrolments in Ontario K-12 Schools: Towards a Geography of Educational Opportunity" by Dr. Gus Riveros

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Visiting Speaker Presentations

Wednesday, August 9th, 2023, 10:00-11:30am "Researching Lived Experience – Emerging School of Thoughtful Pedagogy in Responding to the Technologizing World"

Presented by Visiting Speaker Dr. Shuying Li (Distinguished Professor, Shenzhen University, China)

Location: Conference Rm (FEB 1010) & Online via Zoom

For more information: Link to Calendar Event 

Past Presentations

Visiting Speaker Presentations 2022/2023

Visiting Speaker Presentation

May 9th and 16th 1:00pm. "Examining the Effects of Intimate Partner Violence on Women' Academic and Labour Productivity in Educational Contexts" & "Examining the Link Between Domestic Violence and School Violence: Findings From a Study in Peruvian Schools"

Presented by Visiting Scholar Dr. Aristides Vara Horna, from Universidad de San Martín de Porres, Peru.

This event was not recorded

Visiting Speaker Presentation

September 16th 12:00-1p.m. “Revisiting the linguistic interdependence hypothesis: Exploring the narratives of fourth-generation Japanese-Brazilian bilinguals” presented by Dr. Mitsuyo Sakamoto, professor at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan

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Conferences and Workshops

No scheduled Workshops or Conferences right now, check back soon! 

Past Presentations

Past Conferences and Workshops 2022/2023

 SSHRC Insight Grant Workshop

This workshop will bring together successful grant applicants, a research officer, and an EDI Officer to provide valuable insights and guidance on the application process for SSHRC IG.

Our panellists will share their experiences and expertise, covering topics such as successful writing strategies, the administrative review process, submission procedures, important deadlines, and knowledge mobilization with a focus and EDI.

This workshop presents a great opportunity to have your questions answered and improve your grant applications.

Our panellists were:

  • Dr. Donna Kotsopoulos (SSHRC Awardee- Dean & Professor at the Faculty of Education )
  • Dr. Paul Tarc (SSHRC Awardee- Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education)
  • Jennifer Hancock (Research Grant Officer)
  • Alexandra Levine (EDID Research Officer)

When: July 7, 11 am – 12 pm

Slides Here

Knowledge Mobilization Information

Video Here

Funding Workshop: SSHRC and OGS Scholarship Applications

April 24th 2023

Presenter - Dr. Nicole Neil, Associate Dean of Research

Slides Here

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Getting ‘LinkedIn’ – Utilizing social media as part of your career action plan

Did you know that approximately 90% of companies use LinkedIn for recruiting and more than 75% of recruiters regularly use LinkedIn? LinkedIn is a powerful job search tool if used correctly. Learn how to set up and optimize your profile and best utilize LinkedIn so that you can build your brand, be aware of the opportunity around you, and become known to others in your area or field of interest. Attend this session to explore the various ways by which you can utilize LinkedIn as a valuable asset in your job search.

February 9 from 12-1 p.m.

Presenter: Craig Ingram, Manager, Career Education, Western University

Conference Information Workshop

January 25th 2023

Presenter - Mali M. Allaf, Research Officer

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External Funding Workshop: SSHRC and OGS Scholarship Applications for Graduate Students

November 17 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm via Zoom

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ORCID Workshop

October 18, 2022:The Research Office at the Faculty of Education hosted faculty, researchers, and graduate students at the ZOOM ORCID Workshop

Setting-up-ORCID (pptx)

Steps to set up ORCID (pdf)

Ethics Workshop

Thursday October 6: The Ethic Workshop was presented by Zoe Levi ( and kelly Patterson (, Ethic Officers at Western University.

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Ethics Workshop Presentation (.pptx)

NVivo Workshop

The Research Office at the Faculty of Education would like to invite all the faculty, researchers, and students to join the ZOOM NVivo Workshop on September 27, 2022, at 12:30 pm.

The NVivo workshop was presented by Kristi Thompson, Research Data Management Librarian, Western Libraries (

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NVivo Intro Walkthrough 2022 (pdf)

NVivo Intro Walkthrough 2021 (pdf)

Sharing Your Research with Scholarship@Western

Tuesday, March 8, 2022, presented by Courtney Waugh, Research and Scholarly Communications Librarian at Western Libraries.

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Community Speaker Series

The Faculty of Education is pleased to present a complimentary speaker series open to the general public to share research being conducted and facilitate discussion around important topics in education.

Tips for using Zoom

- To download Zoom for Windows and Mac computers visit

- To download Zoom for mobile devices, visit Google Play or the Apple App Store

- Use the “settings” which looks like a cogwheel symbol near the top left of the Zoom screen. This will allow you to set up your headphones or computer speakers.

- Allow Zoom to access your headphones (external) or computer speakers (internal).

- Turn off pop-up blockers temporarily or allow it to accept pop-ups from Zoom.

- On a Mac, if you still cannot hear and you’ve followed the steps preceding, on your keyboard, click “command” + M to unmute.

- Check your audio that your speakers are not muted in your computer settings

- Turn the audio sound up on your volume on your headset or computer speakers.

- During the talk participants will have their sound muted which means they cannot speak, but this will not affect their ability to hear the audio in the session.

- To send a private chat to the host, click on the chat icon along the bottom of the Zoom window, choose the host's name from the drop-down list in the "To:" field, and you can send a private message to ask for technical assistance.

- Tip for connection issues: pause streaming on other devices in your home and close other tabs or applications on your computer so that more of your home's internet capacity is available for Zoom.

- Video will only be used by the presenters and not by the audience.

- Log in 30 minutes early to have the moderator check your audio connection.

Past Presentations

2022-2023 Presentations

Dr. Melody Viczko - Thursday April 27th, 2023, "'Everything Everywhere All at Once' What the Pandemic Teaches Us About Education"

This event was not recorded

2021-2022 Presentations

Dr. Zheng Zhang (CSSAL) & Susan Ibdah, PhD - Tuesday November 29, 2022, "Family Literacies During the COVID-19 Lockdowns: Semiotic Assemblages and Meaning Making at Home."

This event was not recorded

Claire Crooks, PhD. C.Psych. - Tuesday April 12, 2022, "Focusing on Relationships as an Evidence-based Approach to Promoting Post-pandemic Wellbeing and Achievement."

This event was not recorded

2020-2021 Presentations

2019-2020 Presentations

2018-2019 Presentations

2017-2018 Presentations

2016-2017 Presentations

2015-2016 Presentations

2014-2015 Presentations

  • Thank you to all who attended Dr. Hibbert's presentation "Lessons From Fukushima".

2013-2014 Presentations

Questions or comments? Please email the Faculty of Education Research Office (