UVicEd COVID-19 Research Symposium

We invite community members from UVic and beyond to join us for a series of lunchtime workshops and presentations on Wednesdays in May 2021 from 12 PM - 1 PM PDT.

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Pandemic Storms: Pause. Reflect. Act.

Research-based perspectives from UVicEd folks

Navigating the past year hasn't always been easy. Trying to steer a ship through an unpredictable series of storms can be exhausting, but it can also be an opportunity to rethink the way we sail in calm weather.

Educators and community members in particular have been faced with a number of pressing questions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. How do we teach effectively in unfamiliar contexts? How do students cope with rapid changes to learning and teaching? Whose physical and mental health has been most severely impacted by the pandemic and how can they be supported?

After a year of exploring these questions and more, UVicEd researchers from a range of disciplines invite you to hear their findings in a virtual research symposium happening on Wednesdays in May, 2021 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. PDT.

See the full presentation schedule and register below.

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Presentation schedule

Wednesday, May 5 | 12 PM - 1 PM

COVID-19 and Mental Health Resources for Asians in Canada 
Presenters

Dr. Fred Chou & Macayla Yan

Area of study
Counselling psychology

 

Wednesday, May 12 | 12 PM - 1 PM

Mental health and resilience experiences of university students during the COVID-19 pandemic: implications for mental health service delivery and policy development
Presenters

Dr. Jillian Roberts, Bianca Humbert, Robyn MacMillan & Dr. Celeste Duff

Area of study

Educational psychology

The role of self-regulatory competencies in mediating the impact of Covid 19 distress on academic success
Presenters

Dr. Allyson Hadwin, Dr. Paweena Sukhawathanakul, Ramin Rostampour, and Michelle Bahena Olivares

Area of study

Educational psychology

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Wednesday, May 19 | 12 PM - 1 PM

Teacher Candidates Learning to Teach in COVID-19 conditions
Presenters

Dr. Kathy Sanford, Dr. Tanya Manning-Lewis & Thiago Hinkel

Area of study

Curriculum & instruction

Supporting early childhood STEM education during the pandemic (and afterwards): Examining parents’ and early childhood educators’ perceptions of a digital toolkit 
Presenters

Dr. Todd Milford (University of Victoria), Dr. Christine Tippett (University of Ottawa), Roxana Yanez Gonzalez (University of Ottawa), and Hannah Bradley (University of Ottawa)

Area of study

Curriculum & instruction

Wednesday, May 26 | 12 PM - 1 PM

How Does Communication of COVID-19 Risk Factors Influence Weight Stigma? 
Presenter

Dr. Sarah Nutter

Area of study

Counselling psychology

COVID-19 and its impact on health behavior: Predicting physical distancing and physical activity in a representative sample of adult Canadians
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Personality and perceived stress during COVID-19 pandemic: Testing the mediating role of perceived threat and efficacy
Presenters

Dr. Ryan Rhodes, Dr. Sam Liu & Dr. Alex Lithopoulos

Area of study

Exercise science, physical & health education