Events for Graduate Students

SFU IN-PERSON EVENTS AND MEETINGS ARE CURRENTLY CANCELLED

To comply with the Provincial Health Authority requirements all SFU in-person events and meetings have been cancelled. We know that there is disappointment that planned events cannot proceed but everyone understands the importance of these measures for health reasons.

January 2021

GSS COUNCIL MEETING

The Graduate Student Society (GSS) Council is the main decision-making body of the GSS. Every active Caucus is entitled to one representative who needs to be elected to their position; alternates may also be elected to help fill in when the regular Councillor is unable to attend. GSS Council normally meets once a month. 

Date:
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Time: 4:00 – 6:00 PM PST (Zoom doors open at 3:30 PM) 
Location: Zoom Live Stream

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OPENING THE SCHOOLHOUSE TO ALL - 4 STIMULATING TALKS, FREE TO THE PUBLIC

The Promise of Equity: Race, Multiculturalism, and Indigenous Education
Sponsored by the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse Foundation, these topics will be taken up in a four-part Zoom series, which begins in November 2020 and will continue in January 2021. The sessions feature presentations and panel discussions on a range of important educational themes. The series, free of charge, and accessible online, is designed for a broad audience interested in the past, present and future of Canadian education. LEARN MORE

Theme: Doing the Right Thing: Disability, Autism and Special Education
Date: January 12, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Location: Zoom Live Stream
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Theme: "Does Liberal Education Matter in the 21st Century?"
Date:
 January 19, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Location: Zoom Live Stream
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RESEARCH HUB VIRTUAL WRITING RETREAT WEDNESDAYS

Bored of writing alone at home? Missing a collaborative writing environment?
The Research Hub’s Signature Writing Retreat Wednesdays are back to help you get back on track with your writing in a virtual format- be it a paper for class, a journal article or your thesis! We are offering virtual writing retreats where you will be able to connect with your peers and will not have to write alone! At each retreat, you'll learn a variety of writing strategies, acquire a clear understanding of academic writing conventions and expectations, and an opportunity to practice key writing and learning elements on your own work.

Date*:
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Workshop: Moving from an empirical to conceptual thesis
Time: 
12:30 - 4:00 PM PST
Location: Zoom Live Stream
* The sessions are scheduled every second week, staring on October 7, 2020.

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NEW GRAD TEACHER JOB FAIR

This event is exclusively for students graduating from a Canadian certified education program who have less than 4 years teaching experience. The New Grad Teacher Job Fair is your chance to network with school boards from across Canada and learn more about what opportunities they have to offer.

Date:
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Time: 12:30 - 3:30 PM PST

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LET'S TALK ONLINE INTERVIEWS: WHY THEY TERRIFY US AND HOW TO OVERCOME FEAR

Your all-in-one guide to help you kick anxiety to the curb and ace your online interviews! Sponsored by SFU Surrey TD Community Engagement Centre, this virtual workshop is open to all students and alumni.

Date: Friday, January 22, 2021
Time: 5:30 PM PST

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POSSIBLE'S SLOW FUSE DIALOGUE SERIES: BECOMING DEFRACTIVE AS PRACTITIONERS WITH DR. CHER HILL

Since Donald Schön’s seminal address to the American Educational Research Association in 1987, reflective practice has become a cornerstone in teacher education. Indeed, reflective practice, and other forms of practitioner inquiry, can be transformative and emancipatory, empowering teachers as producers of local knowledge and agents of change within schools. Karen Barad however, invites us to displace reflection as the dominant model of inquiry, and consider diffraction as a guiding metaphor. Whereas reflective practice is based on the assumption that teachers are stable agential subjects who have the capacity to generate and act on representations of pre-existing realities, diffractive methods are situated within a relational ontology, in which reality and subjectivities are viewed as continuously re/constituted through material entanglements. During this gathering we will explore how we might be/come diffractive practitioners.

The Possible’s Slow Fuse is a free scholarly dialogue series organized by the Centre for Imagination in Research, Culture & Education (CIRCE) and the Research Hub of the Faculty of Education.

Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Time: 1:30 - 3:00 PM PST
Location:
Zoom Live Stream

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BCTF NEW TEACHERS' ZOOM GATHERING

An informative, open discussion for teachers with less than 5-years of teaching experience to share ideas, initiatives, and resources with teacher colleagues from across the province and connect with new teachers from your local.

Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Time: 3:30 PM PST
Location: Zoom Live Stream

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2021 - SAVE THE DATE

CALL FOR PAPERS: THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION HYBRID CONFERENCE 2021 - JULY 1-2, 2021

The conference is soliciting state-of-the-art papers in the field of innovation in education. The list of topics in the Future of Education Conference 2021 is available at the following link

Abstracts and papers submitted will be peer-reviewed by the scientific committee based on originality, technical quality and presentation.
All accepted papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings published with ISBN, ISSN, DOI and ISPN codes. The publication will be sent to be reviewed for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings Citation Index by Thomson Reuters (ISI-Clarivate). The publication will also be included in Academia.edu and indexed in Google Scholar.

Deadline for abstract submission: March 10, 2021

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