Research Presentations

Faculty Seminar Series

The Faculty of Education's Seminar Series is designed to promote and celebrate the research of members of the faculty. Sincere thanks to the 2018-19 presenters who took the time to share and discuss their research with us. See the link below for "Past Presentations" to see recordings of past talks.

Schedule and titles for 2019-20 presentations:
The 2019-20 Faculty Seminar schedule will be posted in September, 2019.

Visiting Speaker Presentations


Visiting Scholar Dr. Lynn Mario de Souza, Dept. Modern Languages, University of Sao Paulo
Visit Dates: September 30 - October 28, 2019
Visit Highlights
- Public lecture to students, staff, faculty, and community partners
- PhD Examination
- Guest Lecture to CPELS Doctoral Seminar
- Guest Lecture to Pre-Service Social Context of Eduation and International Education cohort
- Meetings with faculty and graduate students

Dr. Daniel Willingham
, Dept. Psychology, University of Virginia
Host: Daniel Ansari
Visit Dates: October 3-5, 2019
Public Lecture: "Science Relationship to Education and Public Policy"; keynote address for the launch of the Centre for the Science of Learning, October 4, 2019, 2:00 pm, Community Room (FEB  1139)
Abstract: Despite a century of sustained effort, education research has little impact on education policy. Instead, it is invoked as a rationale for policy motivated for other reasons. In this talk I will argue that researchers expect that scientific findings will be treated as seriously in education as they are in other fields, but that there are actually important differences between education research and other applied fields, and that a lack of clarity about the relationship between basic scientific findings and their application in schools contributes to the low impact of education research. I will suggest that institutional efforts can and should ameliorate the problem.

Dr. Anna Siyanova-Chanturia, School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, University of Wellington, New Zealand
Host: Frank Boers
Visit Dates: October 7-15, 2019
Public Lecture: "The Vital Role of Formulaic Sequences in Second Language Learning", Friday, October 11, 2019, time TBD, FEB 2038

Dr. Miguel Rosello-Penaloza, School of Psychology, Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano, Chile
Host: Wayne Martino
Visit Dates: October 21-24, 2019
Public Lecture: Dr. Rosello-Penaloza will talk about his recent book "No body: Clinical constructions of gender and transsexuality - Pathologization, violence and deconstruction". Date, time, location TBD.

Dr. Affrica Taylor (Faculty of Arts & Design, University of Canberra) and Dr. Peter Kraftl (School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham)
Host: Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw
Visit Dates: January 29 - February 5, 2020
Taylor Talk Titles: Keynote “Climate Action Network: Exploring climate change pedagogies with children”; Public Lecture "Common World Pedagogies". Dates, times, locations TBD.
Kraftl Talk Titles: Keynote “Climate Action Network: Exploring climate change pedagogies with children”' Public Lecture "Geographies of Education" Dates, times, locations TBD.

Dr. Ana Pellicer Sanchez, Institute of Education, University College London
Host: Stuart Webb
Visit Dates: February 23-29, 2020 (tentative)
Public Lecture: Investigating Vocabulary Learning Through Eye Movements". Date, time, location TBD.

Dr. Jason Beech, School of Education, Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina
Host: Marianne Larsen
Visit Dates: March 27-31, 2020
Public Lectures: "Global policy spaces and educational reform: mapping the trajectories of power in education" and "Multiple federalism: comparing federal educational systems in Latin America". Dates, times, locations TBD.






Conferences and Workshops

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Past Presentations and Events

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Dr. Ron Thomson (Brock University) "Universal and individual variables influencing the development of second language pronunciation" Friday, May 31, 2019, 9:30 - 10:30 am, FEB 2038. Dr. Thomson was hosted by Dr. Faez
> Session not recorded

Faculty Seminar Series Presents Dr. Barbara Fenesi "Advances in Student Learning: Putting Research on the Brain & Body into Practice". Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 1:00 pm, FEB Rm 1010.
> View the talk here

Dr. Hung Keung (Education University of Hong Kong) presented several lectures, workshops, and interactive seminars during his visit from May 2 - 8, 2019. Dr. Hung was hosted by Zheng Zhang.
>View schedule of Dr. Hung's talks here

Faculty Seminar Series Presents Dr. Farahnaz Faez "Relating Teacher Language Proficiency to Teaching Ability: A Meta-analytic Study". Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 1:00 pm, FEB Rm 1010.
> View the talk here

Dr. Xudong Zhu (Beijing Normal University) ""Collective Individualism Model” of Classroom Culture: Evidence from China" Monday, April 8, 2019, 1:15 - 2:30 pm, FEB 1139 (Community Room). Dr. Zhu was hosted by Dr. Jun Li.
> Session not recorded

Dr. Donna Ladkin (Antioch University) "Leadership, power, and the pursuit of social justice: Insights from Jane Addams’ account of social ethics" Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 1:00 - 2:00 pm, FEB 1010. Dr. Ladkin was hosted by Rita Gardiner.
> View the talk here

Dr. Karen Pashby (Manchester Metropolitan University) "Global Citizenship Education for Today’s ‘Global North’ Classrooms" Monday, April 1, 2019, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Alumni Room (FEB 1044). Dr. Pashby was hosted by Paul Tarc.
> Session not recorded.

Dr. Wendy Luttrell (CUNY; hosted by Kathy Hibbert)
- Collaborative Seeing Workshop, Monday, March 25, 2019, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, Community Room (FEB 1139)
-  "Reflexivity in Research Practice", Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 2:30 - 3:30 pm, FEB 1010 (CANCELLED)
- Keynote Speaker - Robert Macmillan Symposium in ResearchFriday, March 29, 2019

CANCELLED: Faculty Seminar Series presents Dr. Brenton Faubert "The Role of Intergovernmental Councils of Ministers of Education in Addressing Educational Issues of National Significance". Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 1:00 pm, FEB Rm 1010.

Faculty Seminar Series presents Dr. Rachel Heydon "Communicating Across the Lifespan: The lessons of intergenerational and elder literacies". Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 1:00 pm, FEB Rm 1010.
> View the talk here

Dr. Annahita Ball (SUNY - Buffalo), "Teachers, Positive Youth Development, & Schools: Connecting the Dots" Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 1:00 - 2:00 pm, Community Room (FEB 1139). TALK CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER.

Faculty Seminar Series presents Dr. Jun Li "Quest for World-Class Teacher Education? A Multiperspectival Study on the Chinese Model of Policy Implementation". Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 1:00 pm, FEB Rm 1010.
> View the talk here

Knowledge Mobilization workshop presented by Dr. Katina Pollock and Kelly Bairos, Knowledge Network for Applied Education Research (KNAER) on Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 10:30 - 12:30 pm in the Community Room (FEB 1139).
- Recording link: https://ca.bbcollab.com/collab/ui/session/playback/load/d4941b45f652443e942ac36269445882
- Enhancing Research through Knowledge Mobilization presentation slides
- Blank IDG Report
- Briscoe et al (2015)_Finding Sweet Spot...Brock Ed Journal
- Campbell et al (2017) Developing Knowledge Network
- Enhancing Research through KMb Worksheet
- References, Resources, Grant Descriptions - for Dec 6 KMb Workshop
- Social Media Tools and Best Practices 2018
- Tip sheet: Tips for Building Effective & Sustainable Networks
- Tip Sheet: Tips for KMb
- Twitter 101 Infographic


Faculty Seminar Series presents Dr. Rita Gardiner "Leadership in an Age of #MeToo". Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 1:00 pm, FEB Rm 1010.
> View the talk here

Faculty Seminar Series presents Dr. Marianne Larsen "Internationalization and Academic Mobility: Barriers and Inequalities". Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 1:00 pm, FEB Rm 1010.
> View the talk here

Dr. Denise Hodgins (University of Victoria) "A Feminist Material Orientation to Gender: Dolls and Cars in the Early Years Classroom". Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 12:00 pm, FEB Rm. 1139.
> View the talk here

Dr. Denise Hodgins (University of Victoria) "Re-Imagining Professional Learning: Pedagogist Role Possibilities with/in ECE". Monday, October 22, 2018, 12:00 pm, FEB Rm. 1100.
> View the talk here

Faculty Seminar Series presents Dr. Brent Debassige "Exploring Indigenous theorizing and community engagement as an approach for ethical research-related activities with members of the First Nations With Schools Collective". Thursday, September 27, 2018, 3:00 pm, FEB Rm 1010.
> View the talk here

Dr. Tonya Callaghan (University of Calgary Werklund School of Education) "Homophobia in the Hallways: Heterosexism and Transphobia in Canadian Catholic Schools". Thursday, September 27, 2018, 1:30 pm, FEB 1010.
> View the talk here


Writing Successful Ethics Applications
seminar presented by Katelyn Harris, Ethics Officer on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 12:00 - 1:30 pm in the Community Room (FEB 1139).
- Recording link: https://ca.bbcollab.com/collab/ui/session/playback/load/f945c3a73a5a4768b2debc0176c8d0c8
- download presentation slides (PDF)
- download "Top Ten Tips for Success" (PDF)
- download "WREM Quick Facts" (PDF)

SSHRC Insight Grant Workshop
, Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm in the Community Room (FEB 1139). Recording link: https://ca.bbcollab.com/collab/ui/session/playback/load/7845be0d8fc244dba0702cbd409b0b2d

Dr. Scott Eacott (School of Education/Gonski Institute for Education at University of New South Wales) "A Relational Approach to Educational Leadership" Tuesday, July 10, 2018; 1:30 - 2:30 pm; Community Room (1139).
> View the talk here

"Clicky-Click Super Slick" Mendeley Citation Management Software Workshop
with Marisa Tippett, Monday July 9/18, 3:00 - 4:00 pm in the Community Room (1139).
> View workshop recording here

Dr. Scott Eacott (School of Education/Gonski Institute for Education at University of New South Wales) "Relational Inquiry in Educational Administration and Leadership" Monday, July 9, 2018; 1:30 - 2:30 pm; Community Room (1139).
> View the talk here

RICE Visiting Speaker Double Feature - Trends and Prospects of Internationalization of Higher Education Dr. Marie-Agnès Détourbe (Institut national des sciences appliquées (INSA), Toulouse) "Access to Higher Education for Refugee Students in Europe: Overview, Current Issues and Challenges" and Dr. Shibao Guo (Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary) "Researching Education in the Age ofTransnational Migration: Emerging Trends and Challenges" Monday, April 23, 2018, 3:30 pm, FEB 1010.
> View the talk here

Panel Discussion “Policy research in education: Methodological questions and conversations” with visiting speakers Dr. Radhika Gorur (Deakin University, Australia) and Dr. Sue Winton (York University), and Western's Dr. Melody Viczko (CPELS). Thursday, April 5, 2018, 10:30 am, FEB 1010.
> View the discussion here

 "The Baffling Persistence of Poor Policy Ideas: Some Speculative Theories" by visiting speaker Dr. Radhika Gorur, Deakin University, Australia. Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 1:30 pm, FEB 1118.
> View the talk here

Faculty Seminar Series presents Dr. Erica Neeganagwedgin "Reimagining Education: Honouring Indigenous Learning and Knowing". Wednesday, March 28, 2018; 1:00 pm, FEB Rm 1118.
> View the talk here

Faculty Seminar Series presents Dr. Nicole Neil "Behavior Analytic Interventions for Children with Down Syndrome". Wednesday, February 28, 2018; 1:00 pm, FEB Rm 1010. Recording unavailable.

Faculty Seminar Series presents Dr. Marc Joanisse "What the brain’s reading network wants you to know about teaching children to read”. Thursday, February 1, 2018; 1:00 pm, FEB Rm 1010.
> View the talk here

Faculty Seminar Series presents Dr. Melody Viczko "Mapping controversies in internationalization policies: What digital methods offer to policy research". Wednesday, November 28, 2017; 1:00 pm, FEB Rm 1010. Recording unavailable.

Global Education Research Speaker Series presents Dr. Ali Abdi (University of British Columbia) "The Disappearing Global Public Intellectual: Critical Analysis" Monday, November 13 2017, 3:00 pm, FEB 1010.

Faculty Research Partners Day - October 20, 2017

Western Fellow and Visiting Faculty Scholar Dr. Mindy Blaise "#FEAS (Feminist Educators Against Sexism): Activating Guerrilla Methodologies Against Everyday Sexisms in Higher Education" Thursday, October 19 2017, 12:00 pm, FEB 1139.

Western Fellow and Visiting Faculty Scholar Dr. Mindy Blaise "Recomposing Relations: Building Feminist Common Worlds Methods in Early Childhood Education" Monday, October 16 2017, 4:00 pm, FEB 1139.
> View the talk here

“STEM Education: Beyond the Acronym“ by visiting speaker Dr. Lyn English, Queensland University of Technology. Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 11:00 am, FEB 1162.
> View the talk here

"Key Issues in Measuring Vocabulary Knowledge" by visiting speaker Dr. John Read, University of Auckland. Friday, September 29, 2018, 2:00 pm, FEB 1139.

“The entangled common worlds of children and animals” by Dr. Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Faculty of Education
> View the talk here

"Intercultural Teaching Competence in the Disciplines: Teaching Strategies for Intercultural Learning" by Dr. Nanda Dimitrov & Aisha Haque, Centre for Teaching and Learning.
>View the talk here   Presentation slides

"Becoming an ‘internationally-minded educator:’From teacher education to the international schools sector" by: Dr. Paul Tarc, Faculty of Education, UWO (November 24, 2016)
>View the talk here

"Honouring the Golden Feather: Indigenous oral histories, experiences and critical voices within the Canadian educational context" by: Dr. Erica Neeganagwedgin, Faculty of Education, UWO (October 6, 2016)
>View the talk here

"Ingigenous Pedagogies: Linking Aboriginal Faculty and Community Knowledge Traditions to Classroom Learning" by Dr. Jan Hare, University of British Columbia (November 4, 2015)
> View the talk here

"Promoting and Supporting Mental Health in Schools: A School Effectiveness Imperative" by Dr. Karen Weston, Columbia College (July 24, 2015)
> View the talk here

"Feedback in L2 Writing: Issues, Challenges and Future Directions" by Dr. Icy Lee, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (May 28, 2015)
> View the talk here

"Is Masculinity Changing? Evidence from Qualitative Research on Men's Appearance-related Practices" by Dr. Brendan Gough (May 12, 2015)
> View the talk here

"Development From Below: A Change Maker Journey of Creating Leadership Through Empowering the Indigenous Youth of Balochistan in Pakistan" by Dr. Quratul Ain Bakhteari, Founding Director & President, Institute for Development Studies and Practices
> View the talk here

"Pedagogical Challenges and Possibilities of Everyday Cosmopolitanism" by Dr. Fazal Rizvi, University of Melbourne
> View the talk here