RRU presence at Congress 2016 in Calgary

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RRU presence at Congress 2016 in Calgary

Several members of the Royal Roads community attended and presented at the recent Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities in Calgary from May 28 to June 3.

Amy Zidulka from the School of Business presented as part of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE) presented on the topic of, Contrasting community of practice theories with practice theory.

Catherine Etmanski from the School of Leadership Studies presented as part of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE) on the topic of, Food and adult learning: Surveying the field.

George Veletsianos from the School of Education and Technology presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education. He gave an invited session for the graduate student pre-conference entitled, Crafting Your Research Agenda, and delivered a talk entitled, Successful, sunny, and smiling: The ways that student life and faculty are represented through Canadian university Twitter accounts.

Jaigris Hodson from the College of Interdisciplinary Studies presented twice: once as part of the Canadian Communication Association on the topic of, Twitter conversations during the 2015 Canadian Federal Election, and then as part of the Canadian Game Studies Association on the topic of, Gender swapping in online and analog games.

Michael Young from the School of Humanitarian Studies was invited to sit on a panel on research methods where he used his research to highlight the relevance of mixed research methodologies in community-based research. The panel, hosted by Sage Publications, was entitled, Research methods: The right tool for each job.

Nikki Bade, MA Leadership Alumna and incoming D.Soc.Sci. student, co-presented with Catherine Etmanski as part of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE) on the topic of, Engaging adult learners in the workplace: Using photovoice to promote learning, leadership, inclusion, and meaningful participation.

Pamela Richardson from the School of Education and Technology presented as part of the Canadian Society for Studies in Education (CSSE) on the topic of, Origin and evolution of an interdisciplinary disability and inclusion research collaborative.

Rob Mittelman from the School of Business presented as part of the Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSER) on the topic of, Charitable giving to distant others.

Geo Takach from the School of Communication and Culture presented his arts-based research on the social, political, cultural and environmental impacts of living in a resource-based economy, including the effects of oil on public services, public discourse, freedom of speech, social (in)equalities, and democracy. This took the form of a satirical radio revue involving debate, spoken-word poetry and music.

Will Meredith from the Library attended as part of his professional development.