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Women's Perspectives on Student Development

Women's Perspectives on Student Development

Hart House

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.





Recently a reduced rate for conference delegates at the  Four Seasons Hotel, 21 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario M5R 2G1 was  obtained. The rates are subject to availability and participants are required to mention the "University of Toronto Corporate Rate" upon booking. The Four Seasons Hotel advertisement below provides exact rates and all contact information. Please click here to see the Four Seasons Discount Rates.

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1.    Registration:

February 1st, 2011 is the date registration is required by for all presenters who will be presenting at the conference. Registration can be completed at the following:  

If there are authors who are unable to present at the conference, please let us know and their name(s) will be included in the conference proceeding as co-author rather than co-presenter. 

2.    Papers for Publication:

February 15th, 2011 is the date full papers are to be submitted by all scholars wishing to be considered for publication in the subsequent Conference Proceedings Document. Full, finished papers will be submitted for blind peer review. Papers should range between 5000-7000 words in length, excluding abstract (500 words), references and all appendices. All papers must use APA formatting and style guide.


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All decisions on abstracts have been made and emails have been sent out to all submitters. Thank you to everyone who submitted to the Women's Perspectives on Student Development Conference.  
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The Women's Perspectives on Student Development Conference Program is now available.

Please check your scheduled presentation time(s) and keep this in mind when booking all travel and accommodations. If you note any inconsistencies in the title of your presentation, abstract or authors listed please inform us immediately and we will promptly make any changes necessary.

The Conference Program includes campus maps, entertainment, restaurants, accommodations, Welcoming Reception details, and Keynote Speakers' biographies and abstracts (University of Toronto's Janice Gross Stein, March 4th and The Chinese University of Hong Kong's Carmel McNaught, March 5th).


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Thank you for visiting the Women's Perspectives on Student Development Conference. Please Register Now to attend this international event!

We are pleased to announce that our accomplished keynote speakers for this event will be Dr. Janice Stein (March 4th, 2011) and Dr. Carmel McNaught (March 5th, 2011).

Dr. Janice Gross Stein

Dr. Janice Gross Stein is the Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management in the Department of Political Science and the Director of the Munk School for Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and an Honorary Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her most recent publications include Networks of Knowledge: Innovation in International Learning (2000); The Cult of Efficiency (2001); Street Protests and Fantasy Parks (2001), and Canada by Mondrian (2006). She is the co-author, with Eugene Lang, of the prize-winning The Unexpected War: Canada in Kandahar.  She was the Massey Lecturer in 2001 and a Trudeau Fellow. She was awarded the Molson Prize by the Canada Council for an outstanding contribution by a social scientist to public debate. She has received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Alberta, the University of Cape Breton, and McMaster University. She is a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario.

Dr. Carmel McNaught

Dr. Carmel McNaught is Director and Professor of Learning Enhancement in the Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research (CLEAR) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Since the early 1970s, Carmel has worked in higher education in Australasia and southern Africa in the fields of chemistry, science education, second language learning, equity in education, eLearning, and higher education curriculum and policy matters. Current research interests include evaluation of innovation in higher education, strategies for embedding learning support into the curriculum, and understanding the broader implementation of the use of technology in higher education. She is actively involved in several professional organizations and is a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Computers in Education; is a university quality assurance auditor for both Australia and Hong Kong; is on the editorial board of 12 international journals; and is a prolific author; recent publications and activities can be viewed at

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The Women's Perspectives on Student Development Conference will begin Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 at 6:00 pm and will end Saturday, March 5th, 2011 at 5:00 pm. For information regarding submissions, please visit our 'Call for Papers' page. We look forward to seeing you there!

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