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Researching Elite Education

  • Researching Elite Education

    June 28, 2015 – June 30, 2015

    On June 28-30, 2015, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education will host the conference, Researching Elite Education: Addressing the Conceptual, Methodological and Ethical Challenges. The aim of the conference is to mobilize research and facilitate a critical dialogue about elite education institutions and their role in serving the most powerful and privileged societal groups. The conference specifically seeks to enrich scholarship on elite education by reinvigorating standard inquiry approaches, generating new and productive debates, and by identifying fresh critical lenses and foci for future research.

    This conference is geared towards scholars, researchers, and educators interested in elite education. Over the course of three days, it will address various issues and topics:

    Day One will focus on debating and refining key conceptual frameworks of elite education, particularly in relation to economic, social and cultural change and the dynamics of inequality within and across different geographical locations;

    Day Two will be dedicated to the discussion of the theoretical and methodological dilemmas of doing research on elite education and the exploration of new research methods and sites;

    Day Three will focus on exploring the possibilities for social justice inherent in the projects and approaches designed to encourage the privileged to address how they are implicated in social inequality.

    Days One and Two are open to speakers and graduate students in education only by invitation. Day Three is additionally open to all researchers, educators, and students at faculties of education. Registration for Day Three is required (proceed to the registration tab for further information or to the event page on Eventbrite).

    Conference organizers: Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández (Associate Professor, OISE, University of Toronto), Adam Howard (Associate Professor, Colby College), Jane Kenway (Professor, Monash University), and Leila Angod (PhD, OISE, University of Toronto).

    If you have any questions about the conference, please direct your inquiries to Leila Angod (leila.angod@utoronto.ca).  

    The drawing which we use as a conference web-site banner was done by Fenn Archdekin-Leung, age 7, Toronto and its watercolour by his Pau Pau, Lily Leung.

HWR 2016: The Tenth Triennial Conference on the History of Women Religious

This conference of academics and independent scholars drawn from fields of,  but not limited to,  history, sociology, literature, anthropology, theology,  gender studies, visual and creative arts, material culture, religious studies and communication, explores questions related to the history of women religious or that analyze how studies of the past inform current debates and the planning of future endeavors. 

  • HWR2016: Tenth Triennial Conference on the History of Women Religious

    June 26, 2016 – June 29, 2016

    The Tenth Triennial Conference on the History of Women Religious is a milestone in the Conference's history. For three decades, academics and independent scholars have gathered to share their research on vowed women  - nuns and sisters-  drawn from several religious traditions.

Donald Wasylenki Education Day

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  • Donald Wasylenki Education Day 2014

    February 28, 2014 – February 28, 2014

    We are excited to announce the new design for the Don Wasylenki Education Day on Feb 28, 2014 at 89 Chestnut Street. Our goal is to engage you in a scholarlyconversation and to provide a forum for faculty and trainees to present theirinnovations, research and works in progress in teaching and learning. We wantto feature the diversity of education initiatives that are going on in theDepartment of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. The morning program isopen to faculty members and trainees in the Department and will focus oneducation innovation and research. Lunch is provided. The afternoon program isopen only to faculty and will focus on large and small group teaching.Ourkeynote speaker will be Professor Geoff Norman of theDepartment of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics at McMaster University.Professor Norman is the Assistant Dean of the Program forEducational Research and Development, (PERD)  anda Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Dimensions of Clinical Expertise. Dr.Norman's will speak on “The things we know, the things we think we know but don’t, andthe things we don’t know but should” regarding educational interventions.

3rd Annual Decolonizing the Spirit Conference: Rebuilding the Community and Reclaiming our Histories

The main objective of the 3rd Annual gathering on Decolonizing the Spirituality Conference is to create a space where community building and re-claiming our histories can continue. We recognize that decolonizing the spirit requires decolonizing our minds which will engender a holistic engagement. It requires a critical analysis of knowledge production that has disenfranchised and silenced marginalized individuals. We also recognize that decolonization is a critical process that needs to take place personally, locally and globally. We invite presentations that will address how community building and the continuous re-claiming of our histories are a part of decolonizing the spirit and mind from various perspectives.   Decolonization process is not limited to any particular group of people; it is a collective endeavor for many people, by valuing the uniqueness of individuals regardless of race, gender, creed, sexuality or ability.  Decolonizing the spirit has been silenced and marginalized as a discourse of embodied knowledges, and it is our fervent endeavor to keep the process of decolonization an ongoing focal point toward liberation for all.

 


  • 3rd Annual Decolonizing the Spirit Conference: Rebuilding the Community and Reclaiming our Histories

    April 16, 2010 – April 17, 2010

    The main objective of the 3rd Annual gathering on Decolonizing the Spirituality Conference is to create a space where community building and re-claiming our histories can continue. We recognize that decolonizing the spirit requires decolonizing our minds which will engender a holistic engagement. It requires a critical analysis of knowledge production that has disenfranchised and silenced marginalized individuals. We also recognize that decolonization is a critical process that needs to take place personally, locally and globally. We invite presentations that will address how community building and the continuous re-claiming of our histories are a part of decolonizing the spirit and mind from various perspectives.   Decolonization process is not limited to any particular group of people; it is a collective endeavour for many people, by valuing the uniqueness of individuals regardless of race, gender, creed, sexuality or ability.  Decolonizing the spirit has been silenced and marginalized as a discourse of embodied knowledges, and it is our fervent endeavour to keep the process of decolonization an ongoing focal point toward liberation for all.

ANSER/ARES CONFERENCE

ANSER/ARES is a dynamic growing association that hosts its annual conference as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. ANSER brings together leading academic researchers, practitioners, consultants, policymakers and community organizations from Canada and internationally to discuss current and emergent issues, debates and challenges in the fields of civil society, social economy, and nonprofit research and practice.

  • ANSER/ARES 2012 CONFERENCE

    May 30, 2012 – June 1, 2012

    ANSER/ARES is a dynamic growing association that is organizing its fifth annual conference as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. ANSER brings together leading academic researchers, practitioners, consultants, policymakers and community organizations from Canada and internationally to discuss current and emergent issues, debates and challenges in the fields of civil society, social economy, and nonprofit research and practice. Join us for what promises to be an engaging and provocative conference.

Berkshire Conference on Women's History

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 21st

 

The sixteenth Berkshire Conference on Women’s History will be held in Toronto on May 22-25, 2014. The University of Toronto will host the first Canadian “Big Berks” in collaboration with co-sponsoring units and universities in Toronto and across Canada.

Our major theme of Histories on the Edge/Histoires sur la brèche reflects the growing internationalization of the Berkshire conference. It recognizes the precariousness of a world in which the edged-out millions demand transformation, as well as the intellectual edges scholars have crossed and worked to bridge in the academy and outside of it. The conference in Canada prompts engagement with critical edges sharpening, de-centring, decolonizing histories. Edges are spatial: impenetrable borders, stifling or protective boundaries, and spaces of smooth entry. Edges are temporal; they also evoke the creative and the avant-garde. Entangled in the idea of edges are rough encounters, jagged conflicts as well as intimate exchanges. It speaks to the alternative spaces the “edged-out” have carved for themselves and to efforts made to create a common ground, or commons, on which to make oppositional histories.

As a nation-state shaped by imperialist histories and its own colonial dynamics, Canada itself sits on the edge of a powerful if, perhaps, waning American empire. Like other white settler societies, it is a colonial state that has operated through dispossessing First Nations peoples, guarding the edges of white citizenship, and endorsing patriarchal models of assimilation; yet, this history unfolds and is resisted in myriad ways. Its historical trajectory, on the edges of empire, includes colonization first by the French with the resulting ongoing Francophone presence, and later the British. Its distinctive features include socialized medicine, same-sex marriage, and official but contested multiculturalism. On Anishinabe land, Toronto, a creative, cosmopolitan, and contested city, is both “home” and “elsewhere” for many of its diasporic residents. What better place to consider edges as sites of hope, excitement, and possibility but also of danger, displacement, struggle, and exile?

Because change so often emerges from edges, however slowly, painfully or partially, we invite “on the edge” histories of all locales and time periods. We invite in particular histories of the Caribbean and Latin America, Asia and the Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, and Indigenous, francophone and diasporic cultures around the world. We welcome papers that focus on bodies and objects on edges of all kinds. The theme also invites work that queers gender and sexual binaries. How can we historicize emergent, residual, and ongoing gender constructs such as 'masculine' and 'feminine' as well as gender performances, sexual practices, and social identifications that challenge binary modes of gender and sexuality?

Our theme encourages critical reflection on how gender works. Gender has its many ragged edges: where private and public spheres, and masculinity and femininity, have been defined and redefined; where class, gender, race, ethnicity, nation, kinship, sexuality, and ability/disability have interacted. So, too, is gender on the edge of debate: a term in need of scrutiny to expose its uses, contradictions, strengths, and weaknesses.

The theme respects feminist theory and praxis as a critical stance in need of constant interrogation. We invite work on western and non-western feminisms and scrutiny of feminisms within the context of historically shifting power relations and international alignments. The conference provocatively asks if “mainstream” feminism can reinvigorate its critical edge. Should we, as scholars, however we are positioned, seek to destabilize the centre and authorize the margin? Or sharpen our critique in a world that, now, as so often in the past, stands seemingly on the brink?

  • Berkshire Conference on Women's History

    May 22, 2014 – May 25, 2014

    The sixteenth Berkshire Conference on Women’s History will be held in Toronto on May 22-25, 2014. The University of Toronto will host the first Canadian “Big Berks” in collaboration with co-sponsoring units and universities in Toronto and across Canada.

    Our major theme of Histories on the Edge/Histoires sur la brèche reflects the growing internationalization of the Berkshire conference. It recognizes the precariousness of a world in which the edged-out millions demand transformation, as well as the intellectual edges scholars have crossed and worked to bridge in the academy and outside of it. The conference in Canada prompts engagement with critical edges – sharpening, de-centring, decolonizing histories. Edges are spatial: impenetrable borders, stifling or protective boundaries, and spaces of smooth entry. Edges are temporal; they also evoke the creative and the avant-garde. Entangled in the idea of edges are rough encounters, jagged conflicts as well as intimate exchanges. It speaks to the alternative spaces the “edged-out” have carved for themselves and to efforts made to create a common ground, or commons, on which to make oppositional histories.

    As a nation-state shaped by imperialist histories and its own colonial dynamics, Canada itself sits on the edge of a powerful if, perhaps, waning American empire. Like other white settler societies, it is a colonial state that has operated through dispossessing First Nations peoples, guarding the edges of white citizenship, and endorsing patriarchal models of assimilation; yet, this history unfolds and is resisted in myriad ways. Its historical trajectory, on the edges of empire, includes colonization first by the French with the resulting ongoing Francophone presence, and later the British. Its distinctive features include socialized medicine, same-sex marriage, and official but contested multiculturalism. On Anishinabe land, Toronto, a creative, cosmopolitan, and contested city, is both “home” and “elsewhere” for many of its diasporic residents. What better place to consider edges as sites of hope, excitement, and possibility but also of danger, displacement, struggle, and exile?

    Because change so often emerges from edges, however slowly, painfully or partially, we invite “on the edge” histories of all locales and time periods. We invite in particular histories of the Caribbean and Latin America, Asia and the Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, and Indigenous, francophone and diasporic cultures around the world. We welcome papers that focus on bodies and objects on edges of all kinds. The theme also invites work that queers gender and sexual binaries. How can we historicize emergent, residual, and ongoing gender constructs such as 'masculine' and 'feminine' as well as gender performances, sexual practices, and social identifications that challenge binary modes of gender and sexuality?  

    Our theme encourages critical reflection on how gender works. Gender has its many ragged edges: where private and public spheres, and masculinity and femininity, have been defined and redefined; where class, gender, race, ethnicity, nation, kinship, sexuality, and ability/disability have interacted. So, too, is gender on the edge of debate: a term in need of scrutiny to expose its uses, contradictions, strengths, and weaknesses.

    The theme respects feminist theory and praxis as a critical stance in need of constant interrogation. We invite work on western and non-western feminisms and scrutiny of feminisms within the context of historically shifting power relations and international alignments. The conference provocatively asks if “mainstream” feminism can reinvigorate its critical edge. Should we, as scholars, however we are positioned, seek to destabilize the centre and authorize the margin? Or sharpen our critique in a world that, now, as so often in the past, stands seemingly on the brink?

     


     

Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies Conferences

The Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto hosts a regular series of conferences and workshops dedicated to exploring multiple dimensions of diaspora and transnational processes.  You will find information on our curent and upcoming conferences on this site.

  • Grabbing Green:...

    May 17, 2013 – May 19, 2013

    Theme

    Over the past two decades 'the market' has increasingly been represented as the solution to issues of sustainability and conservation, leading to a reimagining of 'nature'. Market forces are now deeply embedded in the policy, planning and practice, of environmental management and conservation leading to constructs such as ecosystems services (and payments for them), biodiversity derivatives and new conservation finance mechanisms like REDD, REDD+, species banking, and carbon trading. These changes reflect a larger transformation in international environmental governance—one in which the discourse of global ecology has accommodated an ontology of natural capital, culminating in the production of what is taking shape as “The Green Economy.” This “Green Economy” is not a natural or coincidental development, but is contingent upon, and to varying degrees coordinated by, actors drawn together around familiar (UNEP, States, World Bank, etc) and emergent institutions of environmental governance (TEEB, WBCSB, investment companies, etc). While case studies have begun to reveal the social and ecological marginalization associated with the implementation of market mechanisms in particular sites, this conference seeks to explore the more systemic dimensions involved in the production, circulation and consumption of “The Green Economy,” and the neoliberal 'logics' within environmental policy, conservation, development, and business that are mobilizing it.

    Purpose

    We seek papers focused on the formation of associations, articulations, alignments, and mechanisms of circulation and implementation that produce the social relations and metrics that markets require to function. We also seek papers that identify the ‘frictions’ that inhibit the production of these social relations.  This is not meant to avoid the empirical value of case studies but is an effort to link particular cases to the scalar configurations of power that mobilize and give them shape.

  • Foodways: Diasporic Diners, Transnational Tables and Culinary Connections

    October 4, 2012 – October 7, 2012

    This conference will bring together scholars, writers, artists, farmers, cooks, NGO and GO employees to explore and share insights on the role of transnationism in shaping historical and contemproary understandings of food, the forces that drive the mobility of food, and the role of food in the (re)production of cultural identities

     

    Theme

    Food links people across space and time. As it spirals outward from parochial sites of origin to articulate with new sites, actors and scales, it assumes new substance and meaning in new locales.  This movement of food establishes dynamic foodways and gives rise to new foodscapes through which we can understand the past in terms of temporally connected sites of intense interaction. In that movement and reconstitution, food also plays a strong role in shaping translocal identities. Through the work of itinerant traders, markets, courts (noble and legal), bureaucrats, politicians, immigrants, and entrepreneurs, among others, it is used in projects of social reproduction, regional development, nation-building, and articulations with land, place and ‘home’.  Consequently, as peoples have moved in the world food has played a central role in (re)defining who they are, reproducing myth and ritual, and bounding diasporic communities.  It has also gneerated spaces of transculturation; the coming together of disparate actors in ways that not only give rise to new foodstuffs and practices of eating, but to diasporic foodscapes that resemble contact zones.  These zones exist as everyday spaces in which we witness the complex interplay of identities and the formation of subjectivities that express past legacies, present needs, and future possibilities. A great deal of academic work explores this interplay of food, practice, identity and subject formation, much of it bound together by a commitment that through a fuller understanding of those relations, we better understand ourselves, our pasts, and the complexities of the spaces and lives we inhabit and enact in a transnational world.

     

    Purpose

    This conference seeks to address questions surrounding the dynamics of the food ‘we’ eat, the ways in which ‘we’ eat, the meaning ‘we’ give to eating, and the effect of eating in a transnational world. Recognizing that culinary culture is central to diasporic identifications, the focus is on the place of food in the enduring habits, rituals, and everyday practices that are collectively used to produce and sustain a shared sense of diasporic cultural identity. Yet even as it does this work, food and the practices of production, preparation and consumption that revolve around it, cannot help but be drawn into a wider culture of consumption increasingly grounded in the pursuit of qualities of difference and acts of distinction. This focus on food, cooking, and eating in diaspora and its role in connecting and changing peoples, places, tastes, and sensibilities around the world yields insight not only to substances that people consider essential to the maintenance of identity, but to the production of new cultural political formations in a transnational world and to the role of cultural (re)production in the expansion of consumption under contemporary capitalism.  Far from simply relevant to the present, a focus on food also reveals the dynamic role of historical pathways in understanding cultural formations as they have existed through time, and in positioning the present as a moment in a continuing process of structured mobility that directs the movement of people, what they eat, and how they understand themselves and the world around them.  It also yields insight into the multiple places and ways in which food assumes value and how that value is often reliant upon the continued reproduction of ties that bind people, place, and practice across space and time.

Dean's Graduate Student Research Conference

The 15th Annual Dean's Graduate Student Research Conference is an inclusive and accessible space for showcasing student inquires at all stages. It provides a rich platform for exchange of ideas across departments, disciplines and programs.

 

 

  • Dean's Graduate Student Research Conference 2015

    March 7, 2015 – March 7, 2015

    The 15th Annual Dean's Graduate Student Research Conference is an inclusive and accessible space for showcasing student inquires at all stages. It provides a rich platform for exchange of ideas across departments, disciplines and programs. It is an event that gives graduate students the opportunity to share and discuss their original research contributions while gaining experience in a formal academic conference setting. Students can submit and use course work, directed study projects, internship or practicum projects, and other forms of inquiry and research.

     

     

  • Dean's Graduate Student Research Conference 2014

    March 29, 2014 – March 29, 2014

    The Dean's Graduate Student Research Conference is an interdisciplinary academic meeting held annually to share the graduate level research happening at OISE. It is exclusive to the OISE community. The main purpose is for graduate students to share their work and initiatives with each other.

     

  • Dean's Graduate Student Research Conference 2013

    March 21, 2013 – March 22, 2013

    This conference is an interdisciplinary academic meeting held annually to share the graduate level research happening at OISE. It is exclusive to the OISE community. The main purpose is for graduate students to share their work and initiatives with each other.

    The conference will be held Thursday March 21 and Friday March 22, 2013.

     

  • Dean's Graduate Student Research Conference 2012

    March 22, 2012 – March 23, 2012

    The 12th Annual Dean's Graduate Student Research Conference is an inclusive and accessible space for showcasing student inquires at all stages. It provides a rich platform for the exchange of ideas across departments, disciplines and programs.

    The theme of this year’s conference is Engaged Inquiries. Engaged inquiry entails a willingness to interact, to participate, to be involved. It seeks to establish a relationship with one’s own work, with participants involved in the work and with its possible application. It is both responsive and active. As engaged inquirers we interact with the body of work that has come before and add to the richness of research and practice as we look to the future.

    For information on accessibility and accommodation please see Accessibility Guidelines.

     

  • Dean's Graduate Student Research Conference 2011

    March 3, 2011 – March 4, 2011

    The 11th Annual Dean's Graduate Student Research Conference is committed to supporting students in presenting high quality educational sessions that showcase research and real-world applications. Where do we go from here? Making our research count evidences how research, theory and praxis can be integrated into practice. Designed for students within the OISE community, at the University of Toronto, it gives students an opportunity to present their academic and research papers. Faculty members and inspiring community and academic speakers will be invited to speak on the process of navigating life in a recession economy. Overall a forum for networking, educational, professional and practical development will be provided.

     

  • Dean's Graduate Student Research Conference 2010

    March 26, 2010 – March 27, 2010

    The last few years have brought about a multitude of economic, political and social changes for people around the world. These vast changes have far-reaching implications for the ways in which educators perceive and "do" education. Please join us for the 10th Annual Dean's Graduate Student Research Conference as we explore and examine these different perspectives and approaches to education. We invite you to submit an abstract of no more than 150 words for a paper, poster, arts-informed presentation or panel discussion. This is an excellent opportunity to share your research and ideas, whether completed or in progress, with colleagues, faculty and members of the community in a supportive and participatory setting. We invite graduate and Initial Teacher Education students to submit abstracts and contribute to our forum of enriched learning and shared research. - Cristina Guerrero and Rahat Joldoshalieva, Conference co-chairs. The conference committee is comprised of: Michael Wallner, Nathan Thompson, Youssef Sawan, Maria Cecilia Velasquez, Zahra Murad, Lia Gladstone.

     

  • Dean's Graduate Student Research Conference 2009

    March 6, 2009 – March 7, 2009

    The 9th Annual Dean's Graduate Student Research Conference will be held March 6 & 7, 2009.. This conference offers members of the OISE community an opportunity to present their research to their peers, professors and the public. Conference Co-chairs are Kirk Perris and Jingshun Zhang.

  • Dean's Graduate Student Research Conference 2008

    February 29, 2008 – March 1, 2008

    The 8th Annual Dean's Graduate Student Research Conference will be held February 29 and March 1, 2008. This conference offers members of the OISE community an opportunity to present their research to their peers, professors and the public.

    Conference Co-chairs are Jagjeet Gill, Yuko Kawashima, Hedieh Najafi and Christina Parker.

Education and Global Cultural Dialogue Conference

A day-long symposium in honour of Prof. Ruth Hayhoe’s lifelong focus on higher education in China, and her contributions to comparative education thought.

  • Education and Global Cultural Dialogue: A tribute to the life-work of Dr. Ruth Hayhoe

    May 6, 2011 – May 6, 2011

Elpub

12th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, hosted by the Knowledge Media Design Institute, University of Toronto, 25-27 June 2008.

Scholarly communications, in particular scholarly publications, are undergoing tremendous changes. Researchers, universities, funding bodies, research libraries and publishers are responding in different ways, from active experimentation, adaptation, to strong resistance. The ELPUB 2008 conference will focus on key issues on the future of scholarly communications resulting from the intersection of semantic web technologies, the development of cyberinfrastructure for humanities and the sciences , and new dissemination channels and business models. We welcome a wide variety of papers from members of these communities whose research and experiments are transforming the nature of scholarly communications.

The ELPUB 2008 conference will keep the tradition of the previous international conferences on electronic publishing, held in the United Kingdom (in 1997 and 2001), Hungary (1998), Sweden (1999), Russia (2000), the Czech Republic (2002), Portugal (2003), Brazil (2004), Belgium (2005), Bulgaria (2006) and Austria (2007), which is to bring together researchers, lecturers, librarians, developers, business executives, entrepreneurs, managers, users and all those interested in issues regarding electronic publishing in a wide variety of contexts. These include the human, cultural, economic, social, technological, legal, commercial, and other relevant aspects that such an exciting theme encompasses. Three distinguishing features of this conference are: broad scope of topics which creates a unique atmosphere of active exchange and learning about various aspects of scholarly communications and electronic publishing; combination of general and technical issues; and a condensed procedure of submission, revision and publication of proceedings which guarantees presentations of most recent work. ELPUB 2008 offers a variety of activities, such as workshops, tutorials, panel debates, poster presentation and demonstrations. A variety of social events and sight-seeing tours will be available to participants (at additional costs).

  • ELPUB2008

    June 25, 2008 – June 27, 2008

    Welcome to Toronto and to ELPUB 2008!

    The International Conference on Electronic Publishing is entering its twelfth year and ELPUB2008 marks the first time the conference will be held in North America. The Knowledge Media Design Institute at the University of Toronto is pleased to serve as the host for this important event. We look forward to welcoming you to the cosmopolitan city of Toronto and to your participation in a lively debate about the future of scholarly communication in the ever-changing world of networking technologies.

    As with previous ELPUB meetings, we look forward to a diverse contribution of original papers, workshops and tutorials, poster presentations as well as demonstrations. Highly distinguished and internationally renowned individuals will provide the opening and closing keynote addresses.

    In addition to the regular programs, a variety of social programs are being planned, such as a day trip to Niagara Falls and the neighbouring wine region, a two day trip to the lake region, walking tours of Toronto ethnic neighbourhoods, museums and galleries tours.

    Conference registration will begin in November. Registered participants will receive a conference package, a printed copy of the proceedings, a ticket to the opening reception, and access to all the coffee breaks and lunches. A conference dinner and boat cruise is available at an additional fee. Details will be available in November.

    Toronto is a safe, clean and beautiful city, and is home to some of the finest visual and performing arts from around the world. If you have an adventurous palate, you will certainly not be disappointed.

    Please plan your trip early and plan on submitting your paper to what will be one of the most exciting ELPUB meetings.

Holistic Learning: Breaking New Ground

The 7th International
Holistic Learning: Breaking New Ground
Soulful Spaces: Transforming Self -- Transforming the World

Jointly Sponsored by the University of Waterloo and OISE, University of Toronto
Date: October 23, 24, 25, 2009
Location: Geneva Park Conference Centre, just north of Toronto.

The seventh international conference on Holistic Learning: Breaking New Ground explores learning as a process that engages body, mind, emotions, and spirit. The theme of this conference is Soulful Spaces: Transforming Self/Transforming the World.

The keynote speakers are Sam Crowell, Rachel Kessler and Jack Miller.

We invite proposals on holistic learning as well as those related to the conference theme. Sessions should be of an interactive nature and will be 75 minutes in length. It is an expectation that all presenters will register and attend the entire conference. Deadline for receiving the typed proposal is March 1st, 2009. We hope to increase interest in the process of transforming self and world at this conference. You can support this by encouraging your colleagues to attend through developing joint/collaborative proposals with them.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Deadline for receiving the proposal is March 1st, 2009.

  • Soulful Spaces: Transforming Self/Transforming the World

    October 23, 2009 – October 25, 2009

    The seventh international conference on Holistic Learning: Breaking New Ground explores learning as process that engages body, mind, emotions, and spirit.

    Jointly Sponsored by the University of Waterloo and OISE, University of Toronto

    Date: October 23, 24, 25, 2009
    Location: Geneva Park Conference Centre, just north of Toronto.

Healthy Queer Communities

HEALTHY QUEER COMMUNITIES


The 2008 conference will explore a broad variety of issues relevant to queer health. Themes related to queer youth, helping/medical professions and queer populations, queer sexual health, lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans health, HIV/AIDS prevention/education/awareness, healthy queer families, queer seniors and politics of queer health will be examined. This conference offers a chance for community, academics and students to make connections, to share and learn and to raise awareness about current theory, research and practice related to queer health matters.

  • Healthy Queer Communities

    June 6, 2008 – June 6, 2008

    HEALTHY QUEER COMMUNITIES CONFERENCE


    The 2008 conference will explore a broad variety of issues relevant to queer health. Themes related to queer youth, helping/medical professions and queer populations, queer sexual health, lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans health, HIV/AIDS prevention/education/awareness, healthy queer families, queer seniors and politics of queer health will be examined. This conference offers a chance for community, academics and students to make connections, to share and learn and to raise awareness about current theory, research and practice related to queer health matters.

International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities

IARLD (International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities) is an international professional organization dedicated to conducting and sharing research about individuals who have learning disabilities.

The International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities (IARLD) is an elected group of premier scientists, educators and clinicians in the field of learning disabilities throughout the world. The Academy was formed in 1976 by Dr. William Cruickshank (United States of America) and Dr. Jacob Valk (The Netherlands), meeting in Canada with the intention of providing a forum for the exchange of information and the advancement of knowledge regarding learning disabilities.

Since its inception, the Academy has realized its mission of being a professional, international, interdisciplinary consortium of scientists. The Academy currently (2006) has a membership of nearly 200 distinguished scholars, representing 26 different countries and thirty disciplines.

In its history as an association, IARLD has encouraged international research in the field of learning disabilities, developed a Research Monograph Series in Learning Disabilities, maintained an exclusive in-house publication, Thalamus, which is published bi-annually, and has convened international colloquia aimed at concerns in the study of research on learning disabilities. The International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities, in its first twenty-five years, has already impacted significantly the field of learning disabilities.

  • 32nd Annual IARLD Conference, Toronto, Canada

    June 19, 2008 – June 21, 2008

    IARLD (International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities) is an international professional organization dedicated to conducting and sharing research about individuals who have learning disabilities. The annual conference is an opportunity to share new information and insights into learning disabilities.

  • Toronto Conference: Friday Banquet Registration

    June 20, 2008 – June 20, 2008
  • Toronto Conference: Niagara Falls Tour Registration

    June 19, 2008 – June 19, 2008

International Commission on Mathematical Instruction

ICMI Study 19: Proof and Proving in Mathematics Education

Announcement

The International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI) announces its next ICMI Study: Proof and Proving in Mathematics Education.

The Study Conference will be held in Taipei, Taiwan, from May 10 to May 15, 2009.

Participation in the Conference is by invitation to the authors of accepted contributions following a refereeing process. The printed proceedings, available at the conference, will contain the accepted refereed submissions of all participants and will form the basis of the study's scientific work. The Conference will be a working one; every participant will be expected to be active. We therefore hope that the participants will represent a diversity of backgrounds, expertise, experience and nationalities.

Call for contributions

The International Program Committee (IPC) invites individuals or groups to submit original contributions. A submission should represent a significant contribution to knowledge about learning and teaching proof. It may address questions from one or more of the study themes, or further issues relating to these, but it should identify its primary focus. The Study themes are set out in the DISCUSSION DOCUMENT.

Submissions will be a maximum of 6 pages, including references and figures, written in English, the language of the conference. Further technical details about the format of submissions will be available on the Study website.

Please use the Submissions Template:
ICMI Study 19 Submissions Template.


Important dates:

By 31 August 2008 (NOT 30 June 2008 as previously stated): Potential authors upload their papers to the conference website.
By 30 November 2008: Potential authors receive the result of the refereeing process. Invitations to participate in the conference are sent to authors whose papers are accepted.

International Program Committee

Gila Hanna (Canada), co-chair; Michael de Villiers (South Africa), co-chair
Ferdinando Arzarello (Italy); Tommy Dreyfus (Israel); Viviane Durand-Guerrier (France); Hans Niels Jahnke (Germany); Fou-Lai Lin (Taiwan); Annie Selden (USA); David Tall (UK); Oleksiy Yevdokimov (Australia); Bernard R. Hodgson (Canada), ex officio
ICMI Executive Advisors: Hyman Bass (USA); Mariolina Bartolini-Bussi (Italy)

  • ICMI Study 19: Proof and Proving in Mathematics Education

    May 10, 2009 – May 15, 2009


    Sunday, May 10:

    14:00 - 18:00: Registration, Jhongjheng Hall , National Taiwan Normal University Gongguan Campus. Address: 88, Tingchou Road Sec. 4, Taipei 

    18:00: Reception

    We are very much looking forward to welcoming you in Taipei.


    Practical Information: Climate, currency, language, excursion, hotels and local transportation; getting from the airport to your hotel; from your hotel to the conference venue; detailed maps, and more practical information.

    In Taipei, you can reach members of the International Program Committee at the following telephone number: 02-83691155

    International Program Committee

    Co-Chairs: Gila Hanna (Canada) and Michael de Villiers (South Africa)

    Ferdinando Arzarello (Italy); Tommy Dreyfus (Israel); Viviane Durand-Guerrier (France); Hans Niels Jahnke (Germany); Fou-Lai Lin (Taiwan); Annie Selden (USA); David Tall (UK); Oleksiy Yevdokimov (Australia); Bernard R. Hodgson (Canada), ex officio
    ICMI Executive Advisors: Michèle Artigue (France); Hyman Bass (USA); Mariolina Bartolini-Bussi (Italy)


    In Taipei, you can reach members of the Local Organizing Committee at the following telephone number: 02-29320206

    Local Organizing Committee

    Chair: Wann-Sheng Horng
    Co-Chair: Fou-Lai Lin
    Members: Fang-Chih Cheng, Yu-Ching Hung, Yu-Hsien Chang, Chuang-Yih Chen, Tai-Yih Tso, Feng-Jui Hsieh, Shao-Tung Chang, Po-Son Tsao (Dennis), Rung-Chin Tsai, Kai-Lin Yang, Yu-Ping Chang

    Publisher Exhibition Project


    Accessing papers: Conference proceedings are now accessible on this site. Vol. 1 Vol. 2


    The 19th ICMI Study Conference on Proof and Proving in Mathematics Education will take place on the Gongguan Campus of National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, May 10-15, 2009. Registration is on Sunday, May 10 with a reception in the evening. The conference program will end on Friday, May 15 at 5:30 p.m.

    Click on "Program" to see the timetable.
    Click on "Conference schedule" to see the detailed schedule.

    Participation: Participation in the Conference is by invitation only. Letters of acceptance/invitation were sent out on November 23, 2008.

    Paper presentation: The time allotted for presentations is 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for discussion. All parallel session rooms will be equipped with data projectors and computers. Please bring your PowerPoint presentation on a USB memory stick saved in .ppt (not .pptx) format. Internet access will be available.

    If you have any questions about the availability of equipment, such as overhead projectors, computers and screens, please send an email directly to: icmi19@math.ntnu.edu.tw

    Proceedings: Submissions will be published in the ICMI 19 Conference Proceedings provided the conference fee is paid in full by at least one of the authors by the January 31, 2009 deadline. In the case of co-authors who have two papers, two different co-authors must be registered and must have paid the registration fee by January 31, 2009. Submissions that do not have an associated registered author will not appear in the printed Proceedings. The Conference Proceedings will be available in print form to those attending the study conference.

    Conference Fee: The conference fee is $350 US. This can be paid by credit card or PayPal account or using a wire transfer via SWIFT (click on "registration" for more details). All participants must register on line and pay the conference fee. The deadline for payment of the conference fee if you want your submission included in the Proceedings is January 31, 2009. Otherwise, the deadline is April 30, 2009.

    The conference fee covers a hardcopy of the Proceedings, the conference reception, the conference dinner, the conference excursion, coffee/tea, and all lunches. The fee for accompanying persons is $150 US.

    Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be submitted in writing by April 1, 2009 by email to receive a refund. There is a $70 handling charge for all cancellations. Refunds will be processed 4-8 weeks after the conference. For cancellations received after April 1, 2009, we regret that no refunds can be made. If you have any questions, please contact Wann-Sheng Horng horng@math.ntnu.edu.tw.

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    Working Groups: Each participant is to select a first and a second choice to the following six working groups (please download this form: WGchoice). Working group organizers are listed in parentheses.

    WG1. Cognitive Development of Proof (David Tall and Oleksiy Yevdokimov)
    This Working Group focuses on the cognitive development of proof at all levels. It welcomes studies that attend to issues in the development and understanding of proof that may contribute to the building of an overall picture of the cognitive development of proof for a wide range of readership amongst mathematicians, teachers and educators around the world.

    WG2. Argumentation (Viviane Durand-Guerrier)
    This Working Group will focus on the interplay between argumentation and proof from different perspectives, including but not limited to, formal/informal, form/content, syntax/semantic, truth/validity, common sense/mathematical logic, heuristics/ formal proof, continuity /discontinuity, as well as their relation to various historical, philosophical, and logical approaches developed in mathematics education.

    WG3. DGS/Experimentation (Ferdinando Arzarello)
    This Working Group will focus on the ways the experimental components of mathematical investigation (in a broad sense of the term) in technological environments -- especially DGS software -- interact with the formal aspects of mathematical discourse. In particular, the group will investigate how different semiotic resources used by students and by teachers, while interacting with each other and with the software, evolve, combine, and eventually contribute to the production of proofs.

    WG4. Proof in the School Curriculum, Knowledge for Teaching Proof, and the Transition from Elementary to Secondary (Fou-Lai Lin)
    This Working Group will focus on the knowledge teachers need to teach proof effectively and on the design of opportunities for student teachers to acquire the knowledge skills, understandings and dispositions necessary to provide effective instruction about proof and proving. It will also focus on designing proving activities for both elementary and secondary school students and on the transition from elementary to secondary education in relation to proof and proving.

    WG5. The Nature of Proof for the Classroom (Tommy Dreyfus, Hans Niels Jahnke, and Wann-Sheng Horng)
    We examine aspects of the nature and status of proof as they appear in classrooms and develop from primary through the tertiary level. Questions we address include what forms proof takes, what status it is given, and what role it is supposed to play for the improvement of mathematical understanding and for understanding the world around us. We also ask how forms, status, and roles develop with growing mathematical maturity and what the didactical implications of forms, status, and roles are, in particular, how they relate to goals for learning about proof.

    WG6. Proof at the Tertiary Level (Annie Selden)
    This Working Group will explore all aspects of the teaching and learning of proof and proving at the tertiary level. This includes the transition from secondary school to university and the transition from undergraduate to graduate work in mathematics. It includes proof for mathematics majors, as well as for those in client disciplines.

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    Distinguished International Plenary Speakers:

    Jonathan Borwein, Canada
    Judith Grabiner, USA
    Giuseppe Longo, France
    Frank Quinn, USA

    PLENARY ABSTRACTS
    PLENARY BIOS

    Panel: Proof within the western and the eastern cultural traditions, starting from a discussion of the Chinese book "The Nine Chapters": Implications for mathematics education

    Chair: Hans Niels Jahnke, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany

    Discussants:
    Karine Chemla, National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France
    Wann-Sheng Horng, Institute of Mathematics, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
    Ko-Wei Lih, Institute of Mathematics, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
    Man-Keung Siu, Hong Kong University, China


    International Program Committee

    Co-Chairs: Gila Hanna (Canada) and Michael de Villiers (South Africa)

    Ferdinando Arzarello (Italy); Tommy Dreyfus (Israel); Viviane Durand-Guerrier (France); Hans Niels Jahnke (Germany); Fou-Lai Lin (Taiwan); Annie Selden (USA); David Tall (UK); Oleksiy Yevdokimov (Australia); Bernard R. Hodgson (Canada), ex officio
    ICMI Executive Advisors: Michèle Artigue (France); Hyman Bass (USA); Mariolina Bartolini-Bussi (Italy)

    Local Organizing Committee

    Chair: Wann-Sheng Horng
    Co-Chair: Fou-Lai Lin
    Members: Fang-Chih Cheng, Yu-Ching Hung, Yu-Hsien Chang, Chuang-Yih Chen, Tai-Yih Tso, Feng-Jui Hsieh, Shao-Tung Chang, Po-Son Tsao (Dennis), Rung-Chin Tsai, Kai-Lin Yang, Yu-Ping Chang

Knowledge Building Summer Institutes

Each year we come together to extend the community of knowledge builders, to set a course for future developments. Newcomer and veteran knowledge builders view and discuss the work of innovative practitioners, researchers, and engineers from around the world--and share great times. Participants work spans elementary to tertiary education, health care, professional communities and businesses.

  • 2015 Knowledge Building Summer Institute

    June 12, 2015 – June 12, 2015

    The theme of the 2015 Knowledge Building Summer Institute (KBSI) is
    "Share the Excitement: Knowledge Building Innovations Around the
    World." For more information see: Website:
    http://ikit.org/summerinstitute2015/

  • 2014 Knowledge Building Summer Institute

    August 12, 2014 – August 15, 2014

    18th Annual Knowledge Building Summer Institute. 

    The theme for this year conference is "Building Knowledge in an Open Informational World"

     

  • 2013 Knowledge Building Summer Institute

    August 6, 2013 – August 9, 2013

    17th Annual Knowledge Building Summer Institute: "Crossing the Educational Chasm From the Basics to Creative Work with Ideas"

  • 2012 Knowledge Building Summer Institute

    August 7, 2012 – August 10, 2012

    2012 Knowledge Building Summer Institute: Building Cultural Capacity for Innovation. August 7-10, 2012 - Toronto, Canada

    Please, log into the system if you want to register or if you want to upload your paper.
    If you need any help, please don't hesitate to contact Susana immediately!

  • 2010 Knowledge Building Summer Institute

    August 3, 2010 – August 6, 2010

    The Program for the Knowledge Building Summer Institute is ready! Click here!

    Welcome to the Registration and Proposal Submission website. Just click on the links below and start your registration. If you have any questions at all, please contact Susana at <susana.larosa@utoronto.ca> immediately.



Language and Reading Comprehension Conference

Language and Reading Comprehension for Immigrant Children Conference (LARCIC)

Toronto, May 27-29, 2009

The LARCIC conference will center on four interrelated themes: cognitive and linguistic aspects, instructional/educational strategies, socio-cultural factors, and the impact of research in these areas on policy making. The conference intends to facilitate communication and collaboration between researchers,educational leaders, and policy makers. Researchers, policy-makers, educational leaders, and graduate students from different countries will come together to discuss issues pertinent to increasing reading comprehension and enhancing academic achievement among immigrant students at the elementary and secondary level.

More information about the LARCIC conference can be found on the conference website at
http://jps.library.utoronto.ca/ocs-2.0.0-1/index.php/larcic/, or by contacting the conference facilitator Jason Wen at larcic.conf@oise.utoronto.ca.

  • Language and Reading Comprehension for Immigrant Children

    May 27, 2009 – May 29, 2009

    Language and Reading Comprehension for Immigrant Children Conference (LARCIC)
    Toronto, May 27-29, 2009

    The conference will center on four interrelated themes: cognitive and linguistic aspects, instructional/educational strategies, socio-cultural factors, and the impact of research in these areas on policy making. The conference intends to facilitate communication and collaboration between researchers,educational leaders, and policy makers. Researchers, policy-makers, educational leaders, and graduate students from different countries will come together to discuss issues pertinent to increasing reading comprehension and enhancing academic achievement among immigrant students at the elementary and secondary level.

    For more information about the LARCIC conference, visit our website and contact the conference facilitator Jason Wen at larcic.conf@oise.utoronto.ca

NELS

  • NELS42

    November 11, 2011 – November 13, 2011

    This is the abstract submission and registration system for NELS42. Please visit the main conference website at http://linguistics.utoronto.ca/nels42 for information about the conference, its themes, abstract requirements, and registration details.

     

    Please note that online registration was CLOSED on November 9 as no further banquet spaces are available.  You will still be able to register on-site.  There will be a waiting list for people who wish to attend the banquet.

PsychOUT: A Conference for Organizing Resistance Against Psychiatry

The purpose of this global conference is to provide a forum for psychiatric survivors, mad people, activists, scholars, students, radical professionals, and artists from around the world to come together and share experiences of organizing against psychiatry.

Dialogue about these experiences is intended:

o   to foster networking and coalition building across social justice movements, disciplines and geographical locations;

o   to clarify some key goals in the struggle against psychiatric oppression;

o   to develop some longer-term strategies to help us achieve these goals;

o   to help us critically examine how we use specific tools for social change, such as the law, science, theory, media, art, and theatre.

This conference is focused on theory and practice that is directly related to developing strategic actions aimed at challenging the power of institutional psychiatry.

All conference participants, including presenters, must register for this conference. To register for this conference, please click  here

  • PsychOUT: A Conference for Organizing Resistance Against Psychiatry

    May 7, 2010 – May 8, 2010

     

     

     

Refresh!

  • REFRESH! 2006

    May 9, 2007 – May 12, 2007

Research in Reading Chinese and Related Asian Languages

The International "Research in Reading Chinese and Related Asian Languages" (RRC) conference will be held in the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), at the University of Toronto, Canada, on July 2-3, 2010, in recognition of Dr. Richard C. Anderson's distinguished research career and his pioneering role in Chinese reading research. The RRC conference, chaired by Dr. Xi Chen and co-chaired by Dr. Qiuying Wang, aims to bring together leading researchers from different continents to discuss reading development in monolingual and bilingual Chinese children, and to identify promising educational practices that can enhance reading and academic achievement in this population.

 

Conference Venue and Time:
252 Bloor Street West
OISE, University of Toronto, Canada
2-3 July, 2010

Conference Themes:

-         Psycholinguistic Study of Chinese Reading

-         Reading Disability in Chinese Children

-         Bilingual and Biliteracy Development of Chinese Children

-         Literature for Chinese Children

  • Research in Reading Chinese (RRC) Conference

    July 2, 2013 – July 3, 2013

                       

    Dear RRC Conference Keynote Speakers, Presenters and Participants,

    We are currently doing a fundraising for the RRC Conference. This fundraising is selling T-shirts of $15CAD each. The material is 100% cotton made in Nicaragua. It comes in 5 different sizes: XSmall, Small, Medium, Large, XLarge. Please click HERE to download the ordering form. Fill it out and send it to Eileen at rrc@utoronto.ca. you can pick up the T-shirts at the conference. If you appreciate our work in organizing the conference and would like to make a donation, buying a T-shirt would be a good way to help us. We sincerely thank you for your support and help.

    Conference Proceedings have been uploaded, please click on the link below for more details.

    NOTE: if sign in is required, username is "rrc2010", password is "proceedings".

    Conference Proceedings (NEW)

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    The International "Research in Reading Chinese and Related Asian Languages" (RRC) conference will be held in the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), at the University of Toronto, Canada, on July 2-3, 2010, in recognition of Dr. Richard C. Anderson’s distinguished research career and his pioneering role in Chinese reading research. The RRC conference aims to bring together leading researchers from different continents to discuss reading Chinese and related Asian languages (e.g. Japanese, Korean) as first or second language, and to identify promising educational practices that can enhance reading and academic achievement in these populations.

    A detailed conference description is available in English, Chinese(Simplified and Traditional),  Japanese and Korean.  

    Conference Venue and Time:

    252 Bloor Street West
    OISE, University of Toronto, Canada
    2-3 July, 2010


    Conference Themes and Keynote speakers:

    Introduction and Synthesis

                Professor, University of Saskatchewan

    Psycholinguistic Study of Reading

                Director, Center for the Study of Reading, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

                Professor, Department of Psychology, Chinese University of Hong Kong

                Senior Scientist and Associate Director, Learning Research & Development Center
                Professor, University of Pittsburgh

    Bilingual and Biliteracy Development

                Professor, Keio University at Shonan-Fujisawa, Japan

                Professor, Department of Human Development, University of Maryland. College Park

    Reading Disability

                Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Hong Kong

                Professor, Institute of Psychology, Beijing Normal University

    Chinese Language and Reading Forum: Research into Practice

                  Professor, Department of Education, University of Washington

                Professor, Department of Education, Touro Unviersity International

               Senior Lecturer, Department of Humanities, University of Toronto

    Conference Organizing Committee:

    Xi Chen, Conference Chair
    Lydia Wang, Conference Co-Chair
    Yang Luo, Executive Secretary
    Eileen Zhao, Conference Facilitator

     

     

Research Opportunity Program: Annual Fair 2011

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  • Research Opportunity Program: Annual Fair 2011

    February 28, 2011 – February 28, 2011

     

Roots & Routes Summer Institutes

We are delighted to announce the third of three annual summer institutes at the University of Toronto Scarborough on knowledge production in the premodern Mediterranean and in the Digital Age. This year's theme is translation, mediation, and circulation. We hope you can join us! Please read on for details on the institute, its format, and how to apply.

  • Roots and Routes III: Sociability and Materiality

    May 26, 2014 – June 3, 2014

    A Connaught Summer Institute on Digital Humanities and the Premodern Mediterranean.

    We are delighted to announce the third of three annual summer institutes at the University of Toronto Scarborough on knowledge production in the premodern Mediterranean and in the Digital Age. This year's theme is “Sociability and Materiality.” We hope you can join us! Please read on for details on the institute’s format, theme, and application procedure.

    Unlike traditional academic conferences, the Roots & Routes Summer Institute features a combination of informal presentations, seminar-style discussions of shared materials, hands-on workshops on a variety of digital tools, and small-group project development sessions. The institute welcomes participants from a range of disciplines with an interest in engaging with digital scholarship; technical experience is not a requirement. Graduate students (MA and PhD), postdoctoral fellows and faculty are all encouraged to apply.

    Hosted by the University of Toronto Scarborough, the institute allows participants to develop a more coherent and explicitly transdisciplinary analytical framework for future scholarship using digital tools and methodologies. Participants will explore new formats for conducting research and presenting their findings. By teaming up with information technology specialists and digital scholarship experts working outside the Mediterranean, participants will have a chance to develop long-term collaborative projects to enhance their ongoing individual research agendas. In order to maximize the potential for future collaboration and broad, thematic conversations, groups will be composed of participants from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds and at different stages of their scholarly careers, from senior scholars to advanced undergraduates. Participants are encouraged to engage each other’s materials, bring insights from their own fields of expertise to a broader methodological and conceptual discussion, and begin to draw out connections between what are often seen as disparate fields of knowledge.

    New application deadline: March 21, 2014. 

    * Please see details below in our call for participants *

     

  • Roots & Routes II: Translation, Mediation, and Circulation in the Premodern Mediterranean

    April 30, 2012 – May 11, 2012

    The Roots & Routes Summer Institute allows participants to develop a more coherent and explicitly transdisciplinary analytical framework for future scholarship using digital tools and methodologies. The institute, hosted by the University of Toronto Scarborough, will feature a combination of individual presentations, seminar-style discussions of shared materials, hands-on workshops on a variety of digital tools, and small-group project development sessions. Participants will explore new formats for conducting research and presenting their findings. By teaming up with information technology specialists and digital scholarship experts working outside the Mediterranean, participants will have a chance to develop long-term collaborative projects to enhance their ongoing individual research agendas. In order to maximize the potential for future collaboration and broad, thematic conversations, groups will be composed of participants from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds and at different stages of their scholarly careers, from senior scholars to advanced undergraduates. Participants are encouraged to engage each other’s materials, bring insights from their own field of expertise to a broader methodological and conceptual discussion, and begin to draw out connections between what are often seen as disparate fields of knowledge.

Scholarly Communication Working Group

The Scholarly Communication Working Group is made up of librarians from around Ontario with a keen interest in and responsibility for scholarly communication. Initially, we planned a proposal for the ACRL Scholarly Communication 101 Workshop. When that did not go through, we decided to forge ahead anyway. We hope this will be the first of many gatherings of our group!

  • Scholarly Communication Workshop: Sharing Experiences and Inspiring Action

    May 28, 2010 – May 28, 2010

    This day is envisioned as one where librarians from around Ontario can come together to discuss scholarly communication issues and learn from one another. Our diverse group of librarians has a strong history of collaboration and shares a desire to move forward together on scholarly communication efforts.

Talking About Cities: an Undergraduate Conference

A conference of undergraduate research.

  • Talking About Cities: an Undergraduate Conference

    March 22, 2013 – March 22, 2013

    The Urban Studies Program at Innis College and the University of Toronto Libraries are sponsoring a day-long showcase of undergraduate research on March 22, 2013.

    U of T undergrads will have the opportunity to share and debate with peers and faculty in the context of an academic conference. We expect a lively day of panel discussions covering all aspects of cities – history, geography, economics, design, environment, policy, planning and more.

    Student conference participants will have access to upfront training from experts on abstract writing and presentation skills to enrich your conference experience.

    Undergrad presenters will be nominated by a faculty member or can nominate themselves with faculty support.

    Successful undergraduates will talk about their research for about 15 or 20 minutes as part of a themed panel.

TRY Library Staff Conference

The TRY Library Staff Conference is an opportunity for all members of the University of Toronto, York and Ryerson University library communities to gather together for a day of learning and socializing with colleagues. It takes place at St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto.

  • TRY Library Staff Conference 2015

    May 5, 2015 – May 5, 2015

    Conference logo - Access for All - Collaborative solutions for evolving libraries

    The University of Toronto Library is pleased to once again be collaborating with the libraries at Ryerson and York universities to present the eleventh annual TRY Library Staff Conference. We look forward to a day of outstanding sessions FREE to all staff appointed members at these libraries.

    The one-day conference is an opportunity for all members of the University of Toronto, York and Ryerson University library communities to gather together for a day of learning and socializing with colleagues. It will take place at St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

    Access can mean many different things in the context of libraries - access to services and access to information are the two key elements. How can libraries ensure that access to services and content we provide remains unchanged while keeping up with the ever-evolving world of technology and user needs?
     
    Immediacy and perpetuity of access to digital content and increasing access to valuable archival materials have varying implications. Budgetary restrictions and the need to keep up with progress have heightened the need for collaboration, encouraging libraries to build new partnerships, approaching the traditional idea of libraries as spaces for books from a new perspective of libraries as the “online book places”.
     
    This year’s TRY conference will explore a multitude of themes focused on how libraries keep up with the ever evolving user needs to ensure access for all through collaborative solutions.


    Partner Logos - St. Michael's College, UTL, RULA, York University Libraries

  • TRY Library Staff Conference 2014

    May 6, 2014 – May 6, 2014

    No Time to Stand Still: The Continuous Transformation of Libraries

    The University of Toronto Library is pleased to once again be collaborating with the libraries at Ryerson and York universities to present the tenth annual TRY Library Staff Conference. We look forward to a day of outstanding sessions FREE to all staff appointed members at these libraries.

    The one-day conference is an opportunity for all members of the University of Toronto, York and Ryerson University library communities to gather together for a day of learning and socializing with colleagues. It will take place at St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

  • TRY Library Staff Conference 2013

    May 7, 2013 – May 7, 2013

    The University of Toronto Library is pleased to once again be collaborating with the libraries at Ryerson and York universities to present the ninth annual TRY Library Staff Conference. We look forward to a day of outstanding sessions FREE to all staff appointed members at these libraries.

    The one-day conference is an opportunity for all members of the University of Toronto, York and Ryerson University library communities to gather together for a day of learning and socializing with colleagues. It will take place at St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.

Women's Perspectives on Student Development Conference

The Centre for the Study of Students in Post-Secondary Education is dedicated to the knowledge and understanding of student issues within Canadian Postsecondary Institutions. Since 2007, this centre has engaged in research centralized on student learning, development, impact and outcomes within postsecondary education.  As such, we are launching this conference to celebrate the accomplishments of female scholars whose research focuses upon these pillars of exploration and knowledge. Thank you for visiting the Women's Perspectives on Student Development Conference webpage. Please continue to visit us frequently for more updates and announcements.

  • Women's Perspectives on Student Development

    March 3, 2011 – March 5, 2011

    The Centre for the Study of Students in Post-Secondary Education is dedicated to the knowledge and understanding of student issues within Canadian Postsecondary Institutions.  Since 2007, this centre has engaged in research centralized on student learning, development, impact and outcomes within postsecondary education.  As such, we are launching this conference to celebrate the accomplishments of female scholars whose research focuses upon these pillars of exploration and knowledge.



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