Let’s Talk About Education – Community Speaker Series Presentation

December 12, 2016

Let’s Talk About Education” is our free community speaker series. We do this to reach out to the community to share our research and facilitate public discussion about important topics in education.

Our next presentation will be on Thursday, January 12 when Dr. Shannon Stewart and PhD student JoAnn Iantosca present “At risk children: How early intervention can lead to future success.”

Join us at 7:00 pm in the Community Room (1139) of the Faculty of Education.

Please register your attendance here so we can ensure adequate seating and refreshments.


All are welcome; please share with your contacts.

SSHRC Insight Development Grant and CCV Information Session

December 2, 2016

Research Development & Services, Information Session:

Introduction to SSHRC Insight Development Grants

and the Canadian Common CV (CCV)

Date:                                    Monday, December 12th, 2016

Time:                                   2:30 – 4:00 pm

Room/Location:         TC100, Ground Floor of Talbot College     (Campus Map)

Res                                Research Development & Services will host an information session comprised of presentations and a Q&A period, on the 2017 SSHRC Insight Development (IDG) Competition, creating an application in the Research Portal, and the Canadian Common CV (CCV).

The session is designed as an introduction to Insight Development Grants, applicant/participant eligibility requirements and navigating the Canadian Common CV site, as well as an opportunity to note changes to the 2017 IDG competition.

All are welcome to attend.

International Week Events: November 16 – 20

November 12, 2015

Join students, faculty, staff and community members in celebrating diversity on campus and exploring international opportunities, programs and themes. An action-packed schedule of more than 50 cultural events, workshops, presentations and special events is planned.

Highlights include:

Nov. 12, 4-7pm – Western Goes Global: Cultural Showcase (pre-event)

Nov. 16, 12-3:30pm – International Week Opening Celebration

Nov. 17, 10am-3pm – Exchange Fair

Nov. 17, 4-7pm – World’s Challenge Challenge

Nov. 18, 10am-3pm – International Opportunities Fair

Nov. 18, 10:30-11:30am – Not Lost in Translation: Intercultural Communication

Nov. 18, 4-7pm – Africa–Western Collaboration Day

Nov. 19, 1-2pm – Author & Critic Panel: International Education in Global Times with Paul Tarc, Faculty of Education

Nov. 19, 3-5pm – Global London Café

Nov. 19, 3:30-6pm – Journeys of Migration: Hosted by the Centre for Research on Migration and Ethnic Relations

Nov. 20, 11:30am-1:30pm – Cultural Community Tour: Downtown London, Then and Now

Nov. 20, 1:30-2:30pm – Songs of Many Lands, Don Wright Faculty of Music

Visit the Western International booth in the UCC Atrium all week and enter our Passport Contest! Or grab lunch at Green Leaf Café Tuesday to Friday for an international feast (featuring Korea, Morocco, Argentina and the UK).

For the full schedule and event details visit www.internationalweek.uwo.ca or download the Guidebook App on your smart phone and use code “westernstudent2015″

This Thursday: On the Front Line of Foster Care

November 2, 2015

Let’s Talk About Education Community Speaker Series

Presenters:              Dr. Alan Leschied, Professor, Faculty of Education; Patti Forrington, Supervisor for Recruitment, Training & Homestudy; and Paula Szabo, Recruitment Worker, London and Middlesex Children’s Aid Society

Date & Time:            Thursday, November 5, 2015, 7:00—8:30 pm

Location:                  Faculty of Education Building, 1137 Western Road, Room 1139 (Community Room)
Free parking provided

Event Description: Ensuring that every child is safe and cared for has never been more paramount, especially for those who suffer violence or neglect that requires the community to provide alternate living accommodations through foster care. Yet, we now live in a time when many of our communities no longer can guarantee that such resources will be available. This presentation will focus on who and why do people foster? How were they recruited? Why do foster parents consider leaving? These questions will be addressed through research, as well as through the lived experiences of those who are on the front line of recruiting, retaining and providing foster care on a daily basis.

To register:  http://www.events.westernu.ca/events/education/2015-11/lets-talk-about-education.html

Let’s Talk About Education web page:  http://www.edu.uwo.ca/research/letstalkeduc.html

Please share with your networks and anyone you think may be interested. Registration is not mandatory, but appreciated to ensure adequate seating and refreshments.


Researching International and Contemporary Education (RICE) presents: Policy Advocacy for Democracy

October 14, 2015

Researching International and Contemporary Education (RICE) presents:

Policy Advocacy for Democracy by Dr. Sue Winton & Lauren Jarvis, York University

October 21, 2015,  3:00 pm, Room 1139 (Community Room)

Faculty of Education, Western University

Recent debates over Ontario’s revised Health and Physical Education (aka “sex ed”) curriculum and teachers’ contracts highlight the diverse range of policy actors in the province’s policy processes. While often messy, citizens’ engagement in these processes is necessary for democracy.  Drawing on their current research, Prof. Sue Winton and Lauren Jervis will present strategies policy actors use in efforts to influence policy decisions, public sentiment, and everyday practices.  Pointing to struggles over fundraising and special education policies as examples, the speakers will also demonstrate how and why social and historical contexts influence outcomes of advocacy efforts.

Come for good discussion and snacks!

For more information, contact Melody Viczko (mviczko@uwo.ca)

Conference – Bullying Prevention and Promoting Safe and Healthy Relationships

September 30, 2015

You are invited to Canada’s premier conference on bullying prevention and promoting safe and healthy relationships for children and youth co-hosted by Drs. Pepler and Craig from PREVNet and Dr. Crooks from the Centre for School Mental Health, Western University.

The goal is to ensure that all adults involved with children and youth (e.g., educators, mental health professionals, police, parents, volunteers) have evidence-based knowledge, strategies and tools to promote mental health and prevent bullying.

For more details, please see the attached flyer or visit:  http://www.cvent.com/d/wrqtbf

2015 CERI Annual Research Symposium

September 22, 2015

2015 Centre for Education Research and Innovation (CERI)
Annual Research Symposium

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Registration and Breakfast begins at 7:30 am
Windermere Manor – 200 Collip Circle, London, ON

Registration is now open

CERI would like to extend an invitation to faculty, residents, medical and graduate students who are interested in education research in the health professions to join us at their Annual Research Symposium.

The 2015 keynote will be Dr. Cees van der Vleuten, PhD, Professor of Education, and Chair of the Department of Educational Development and Research in the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences. Prof. Cees van der Vleuten, PhD has been at the University of Maastricht since 1982. In 1996 he was appointed Professor of Education and chair of the Department of Educational Development and Research in the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences. Since 2005 he has been Scientific Director of the School of Health Professions Education. His primary expertise is in evaluation and assessment. He has published widely in this domain, holds numerous academic awards, including several career awards. He serves frequently as a consultant internationally. He mentors many researchers in medical education and has supervised more than 70 doctoral graduate students. In 2010 he received a Dutch royal decoration for the societal impact of his work and in 2012 the Karolinska Prize for Research in Medical Education.

In addition to presenting the keynote lecture: “Assessment: A Key Tool in Health Professional Education”, Dr. Cees van der Vleuten will also be presenting an afternoon workshop entitled: “How learning may drive assessment: a personal journey”

For more information regarding the keynote presentation, the workshop and Dr. van der Vleuten, please visit this link

Please click on this link for the Registration web page.
All presenters must register for the Conference

Please note, space is limited for the Keynote Workshop and registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-registered basis. A wait-list may be created for the Keynote Workshop.
Please click on this link to register for the Workshop.