On March 19, 2016, the Department of Education graduate students will host our annual interdisciplinary symposium. The mission of GSDE is to provide students from Concordia and other university with the opportunity to present their original research, develop interdisciplinary and inter-university collaboration, and support academic endeavours. This yearly event showcases presentations, panels and discussions on current issues facing our education systems and the exciting, innovative research being done by students and faculty at Concordia and other universities to support and address these topics.
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.