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A Fireside Chat: Dr. Joel Heng Hartse, author of the new book TL;DR: A Very Brief Guide to Reading & Writing in University (UBC Press, 2023), in conversation with Dr. Özlem Sensoy.
Join us for the Faculty of Education’s inaugural Fireside Chat! This will be the first in a new series celebrating faculty members’ book publications. Özlem Sensoy will chat with Joel Heng Hartse, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education, about his new book TL;DR: A Very Brief Guide to Reading & Writing in University. Written with the reluctant undergraduate writer in mind, the book is full of practical, friendly advice that pulls back the curtain on the literacy practices of the academy which is useful to new or returning academic writers at any level. A modest reception will follow the chat, with refreshments. The author will be available for signing books. There will also be a streaming option for those who cannot make the in person event.
Dr. Joel Heng Hartse is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. His work has appeared in the Journal of Second Language Writing, Across the Disciplines, English Today, the Journal of English for Research Publication Purposes, among other journals. His books include Perspectives on Teaching English at Colleges and Universities in China (with Jiang Dong, TESOL Press) and Dancing about Architecture is a Reasonable Thing to Do (Cascade Books). He is currently president of the Canadian Association for Studies in Discourse and Writing.
Dr. Özlem Sensoy is the inaugural director of the Cassidy Centre for Educational Justice. She is also Professor of Education in the Faculty of Education, an associate member of the Department of Gender Sexuality and Women’s Studies, and an affiliated faculty member with the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies at Simon Fraser University. Her primary field of research is social justice education. Social justice education seeks to reveal how inequities become embedded in the fabric of society, and to identify strategies to advance change for greater justice. Her research examines the opportunities and barriers inherent in advancing a more equitable and just society, through social justice education. Her work occurs along two parallel trajectories: analyzing how inequities are reproduced in social institutions (such as schools, universities, media, policing), and identifying constructive interventions to interrupt them (such as developing social awareness via pedagogical approaches, institutional literacy, and political/civic action). Her research has been published in journals including Radical Pedagogy, Rethinking Schools, Gender & Education, Race Ethnicity and Education, and the Harvard Educational Review. She is the co-author of the award winning books: Is Everyone Really Equal? An Introduction to Key Concepts in Social Justice Education; and Muslim Voices in School: Narratives of Identity and Pluralism.
Dr. Joel Heng Hartse
Dr. Özlem Sensoy
Thursday, November 30
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
SFU Burnaby Campus
Education building 8620
DARE Seminar 3
Advancing equity in education for refugee students with dis/abilities in British Columbia
How can we support students who live at the intersection of refugee protection and disability?
Dr. Inna Stepaniuk and independent researcher Olabanji Onipede critically examine Canadian federal immigration and education policies in British Columbia to determine how refugee students with dis/abilities are positioned and the extent to which their voices and experiences are acknowledged in BC’s K–12 educational system. An interdisciplinary, analytical approach sheds light on this often-overlooked student population within the Canadian context. Grounding their analysis in critical inclusive education scholarship, socio-legal studies, and political philosophy, the researchers share lessons learned and recommendations for advancing equity in education for refugee students with dis/abilities.
Olabanji Onipede is a Nigerian researcher, human rights advocate, and a graduate from the National University of Ireland and the University of British Columbia. His initial academic and professional pursuits stemmed from community outreach and volunteering in northern Nigeria, focusing on forced migration and socio-economic rights of migrants. Since then, his research interests have included education policy research for marginalized groups—particularly access and equitable education for students with refugee backgrounds.
Dr. Inna Stepaniuk is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. Her research into inclusivity and justice seeks to identify and disrupt patterns and relationships of unjust education and build inclusive and equitable systems for students at the margins of social institutions. Previously, she developed transition programs for refugees in Switzerland and educational programs for children and youth labelled with dis/abilities in the United States, England, and Ukraine.