1st Annual Royal Roads University Graduate Conference in Innovative Learning

November 3, 2014 (All day)
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Centre for Dialogue
RRU Staff

The Royal Roads University Graduate Conference in Innovative Learning is an opportunity for graduating RRU learners to present their innovative research before an audience.

Innovative learning creates novel opportunities to generate knowledge, to empower, and make a difference. Innovative learning allows for research that explores novel models of knowledge generation and dissemination, new ways of knowing and learning, meaningful practices of participatory action, emerging technologies, reflective engagement, and qualitative and transformative inquiry. Innovative learning, in sum, consists of research that matters: research that exits the classroom and the university and that plays a meaningful role in the public domain.


9:15 a.m.: Opening remarks
9:30 a.m.: Cultivating health and wellness

Conquering demons through Spirit: A journey to mental wellness with Aboriginal spirituality
Janice Edgar

Examination of Canadian parents' awareness of early intervention supports for their child diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A co-cultural perspective
Karlee Grant

Communicating disability: Exploring the experience of immigrant women through art
Tasha Page

10:30 a.m.: Improving organizations and practicing leadership

Work-life balance in professional services firms: Overcoming barriers for female leaders
Nina Jauerning

Non-profit financial sustainability
Kristin Williams

An uncharitable chill: A critical exploration of how changes in federal policy and political climate are affecting advocacy-oriented charities
Gareth Kirkby

11:30 a.m.: Reflecting on media and culture

Composing collectivity: exploring musical performance in Havana
Andrea Gilbert

A quantitative study of Chinese media consumption behavior among foreign students in China
Jingzhou Liu (Jo)

How does a character matrix unite communication as a field?
Laura Dean

1:30 p.m.: Working toward sustainable, resilient, and just communities

"Know before you go:" A communication tool for social justice
Michael Best

Empowering youths affected by natural disaster through art
Sarah Michaud

Road-based mobilities and sense of place: Life near the Blos
Kathryn Thompson

2:30 p.m.: Learning and adapting

Personal shift: The potential for transformative learning in youth through international service education programs
Susan Kerr

Strategies to address multicultural challenges in technology-mediated learning in non-profit organizations
Christine Wrightson

Researching acculturation using community, arts-based inquiry
Tymmarah (Tymm) Zehr