Research Colloquium Panel Series


Over the 2022-23 academic year, the Faculty of Education hosted a series of events for our scholars to present their research findings and discuss the possible applications of their research to communities and classrooms.

The four main topics explored this year were climate change, decolonization, gender justice and teaching innovation. 


Panel 1: October 28, 2023

Climate Change, Natural Disasters, Land-Based Practices and Sustainability

This panel discussed the topic of how educators can come together with activists policymakers, Indigenous communities and elders, scholars and frontline communities to ensure we are all working towards environmental justice.

Panelists explored the question: What role can education play in supporting and preparing educators, students, or leaders to participate in the teaching and learning of land-based practices and sustainability that might help to prevent climate change and natural disasters?

Panelists: Dr. Jennifer Thom, Mark Neufeld and Dr. Trevor Hancock 


Panel 2: November 30, 2022

Indigenization, Decolonization, Reconciliation and Resurgence

In this session, panelists Tipiziwin Tolman, Dr. Anita Prest and Dr. Hector Vasquez, Meredith Lemon discussed their approaches to music education, math education and curriculum development.

Panelists: Tipiziwin Tolman, Dr. Anita Prest and Dr. Hector Vasquez, Meredith Lemon


Panel 3: February 17, 2023

Gender Justice, 2SLGBTQ+, Intersectionality, Disabilities/Special Education, Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression, and EDI

This session explored topics of gender justice, intersectionality and EDI with a focus on anti-racism and anti-oppression. Presenters shared stories and discussed their research in these areas. Carmen brought her guitar and shared songs with the group. 

Panelists: Carmen Rodriguez de France (Professor, IED), Alycia Garcia (Ph.D Graduate, EDCI), Lucy Nana Konadu Arthur (Graduate student, EDCI), Dr. Lauren Jerke (Professor, IED) 


Panel 4: April 21, 2023

Innovative Post-Pandemic Teaching and Learning Approaches 

This session explored innovative post-pandemic teaching and learning approaches in the arts, STEM, languages, leadership, physical and mental health. 

Panelists: Dr. Todd Milford (Department Chair, EDCI), Dr. Lara Lauzon (Associate Professor, EPHE), Sara Fallahi (Graduate Student, EDCI)

The Zoom recordings from this panel session are available to watch online:


Stay tuned for an announcement in the fall about next year's Research Colloquium Panel Series! Questions? Email Paul Whitinui, Acting Associate Dean, Graduate Programs & Research: