Faculty Mentor Session on “The Sabbatical Leave”

February 27, 2015

The Teaching Support Centre presents a Faculty Mentor Session for tenured and pre-tenure faculty on:

 The Sabbatical Leave

Friday, March 20, 2015
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Teaching Support Centre
Room 122, Weldon Library


For many members of faculty, the Sabbatical Leave is an essential element in the development of their research and publication projects. The Leave provides a valuable opportunity to put aside teaching and administrative responsibilities, to focus on scholarly research, experiments, writing, and to connect with colleagues located elsewhere.
The panel will consider ways to make the most of the sabbatical leave, from knowing the rules and applying, to planning and organizing: setting realistic goals and doing your best to meet them. What are some of the challenges faced (moving to a different country, travelling with family)?  What pitfalls to avoid?
Join the workshop, bring your questions and concerns, and participate in the discussion.

The experienced panel includes:

  • Louise Milligan, Assistant Dean (Special Projects), Faculty of Science; Associate Professor, Department of Biology
  • Aara Suksi, Associate Professor, Department of Classical Studies
  • Brent Sinclair, Associate Professor, Department of Biology
  • Andrew Walsh, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

Moderators Required for Graduate Symposium

February 23, 2015

The 2015 Robert Macmillan Graduate Research in Education Symposium Steering Committee invite faculty and senior Ph.D. candidates to act as moderators for the Symposium’s paper and round table presentations on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. There are two presentation sessions that day (for more information about the 2015 Symposium schedule, visit our website):

Session 1: Paper/Round Table Presentations (6:45 – 7:45 p.m.)

Session 2: Paper/Round Table Presentations (7:50 – 8:50 p.m.)

If you are able to volunteer your time and contribute to the success of this event, kindly email hcrowe2@uwo.ca the following information by Friday, February 27, 2015:

(a) Your contact information

(b) Your availability (e.g., session 1, session 2, or both)

(c) Your area of expertise

All efforts will be made to match moderators’ areas of expertise with the presentation topics.

Indigenous Research Symposium 2015 ~ Knowledge Within: Sharing Indigenous Research and Story

February 20, 2015

The 2015 Cohort of the Master of Education Program: Aboriginal Educational Leadership formally invite you to the symposium:

Knowledge Within: Sharing Indigenous Research and Story

Saturday, March 21st, 2015
Registration begins at 8:30am
Closing Ceremonies 3:30pm

Western University
University Community Center (UCC)
Rooms: 146, 147A & B


Research Talk: ‘Laddism’, rape culture and sexism in Higher Education

February 10, 2015

You are invited to:

‘Laddism’, rape culture and sexism in Higher Education


Professor Carolyn Jackson
Lancaster University, UK

 Tuesday, February 17, 2015
5:00—6:00 pm
Faculty of Education, Room 1162

All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
RSVP to tbeynen@uwo.ca

Abstract: Articles about university ‘lad cultures’ – which have parallels with ‘frat. cultures’ – have suddenly become pervasive in the UK media. This academic year, for example, there have been reports about sexist and homophobic content in leaflets produced and circulated by the men’s rugby club at the London School of Economics, as well as widespread coverage and condemnation of some students at Nottingham University for their ‘necrophiliac, violent and misogynistic chant’ (The Guardian, 08/10/14).

‘Lad culture’ is generally associated with sexist and homophobic ‘banter’, the objectification of women, sexual harassment, violence and heavy alcohol consumption. Concerns voiced about university ‘lad culture’ have grown dramatically in number and strength in the UK over the last three years, and the National Union of Students has stated that it needs addressing urgently.

In this session Carolyn will consider how we might understand ‘lad cultures’ in UK educational contexts, the impacts of them and how they might be challenged.

Biographical information
Carolyn is Professor of Gender and Education in the Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University, where she is also Co-Director of the Centre for Social Justice and Wellbeing in Education. She has researched and published on numerous gender and education issues, including: fear; constructions and performances of ‘laddish’ masculinities and femininities; and single-sex and mixed-sex learning environments. Her books include ‘Lads and Ladettes in School: Gender and a fear of failure’ and ‘Girls and Education 3-16’ (co-edited with Carrie Paechter and Emma Renold).


Research in International & Contemporary Education – Talk

January 28, 2015

The RICE (Research in International and Contemporary Education) Group is sponsoring a talk:

The Western University -University of Holguín Partnership Agreement

  Vilma Páez Pérez,
Professor, University of Holguín (Cuba)

Thursday, February 5th
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Faculty of Education, Room 1010

Bring  your lunch and learn all about the history, background and future plans for the long-standing partnership agreement between our two universities.

Research Impact Workshop

January 28, 2015

The Research Office invites you to attend a workshop and discussion session devoted to Research Impact.  This workshop is a follow-up to discussions during our September faculty retreat.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 12:30 – 2:00 pm

Room 1010, Faculty of Education

Research Impact is becoming an ever increasingly important issue in universities around the world. Impact is a crucial factor in hiring decisions, promotions, grant approvals, as well as determining University rankings internationally.  International rankings in particular strongly affect a university’s ability to recruit high quality students and faculty members.

The Research Office is now looking at strategic ways to ensure that the research done in the Faculty of Education is disseminated most effectively to maximize that impact and bolster our institutional reputation.  This workshop will lay out the fundamental issues related to Impact to help attendees develop better understanding of why Impact matters and how it can be achieved.

A light lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Tina Beynen:  tbeynen@uwo.ca


It Matters to Us: Transforming the Legacy of Residential Schools

January 22, 2015

It Matters to Us: Transforming the Legacy of Residential Schools

An Evening with Susan Aglukark
Tuesday, March 10 (evening only)
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Educator’s Conference featuring Wab Kinew
March 11, 2015
8:30am to 4:30pm (lunch provided)

Conference hosted by the Indigenous Education Office, Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children and Sisters of St. Joseph at the Faculty of Education Building, Western University.

Registration fees have been waived for students in the Graduate Studies Programs of the Faculty of Education but registration is mandatory.

Please RSVP to Izabela Stec at istec2@uwo.ca by February 27, 2015.

More  details on the conference

More information on Wab Kinew

More information on Susan Aglukark

This conference is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.


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