York University’s Trudeau Fellows featured in upcoming LA&PS research celebration

Explore innovative research at a celebration hosted by the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) in collaboration with the Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation on Wednesday, March 27.

Titled, “A Commitment to Equity, Justice and Scholarship”, the LA&PS research celebration showcases leading research from two York professors who are Trudeau Fellows. All York students, staff and faculty are welcome to attend the event, which takes place from 2 to 4pm in Room N940 Senate Chamber, Ross Building.

“This celebration provides an opportunity to learn more about the compelling work of two of York’s leading researchers and the important work of graduate and undergraduate students in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies,” said Robert Haché, vice-president research & innovation. “We look forward to an engaging discussion.”Bakker-pic-WEB

Isabella Bakker, a Trudeau Fellow and Fulbright New Century Scholar, will deliver a recorded presentation at the research celebration

“The LA&PS Research Gala is the culminating event in our month-long celebration of the tremendous work of our faculty’s scholars and researchers. At this event, we will also be re-launching ResearchMATTERS, a series of online talks showcasing the relevance of LA&PS research to contemporary issues,” said Professor Naomi Adelson, associate dean of research in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.

The event will begin with a welcome from the vice-dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, followed by remarks from Haché and presentations from Professors Isabella Bakker and Haideh Moghissi.  The presentations will take the form of a conversation involving four of the Faculty’s graduate students. There will be a draw for prizes at the conclusion of the research celebration and a reception showcasing new publications by LA&PS Faculty and posters from the Undergraduate Research Fair, including those from students who received top accolades.

haideh-moghissiHaideh Moghissi, an internationally acclaimed analyst of women’s issues in the Muslim world and a Trudeau Fellow is a featured presenter at Wednesday’s event

Bakker, a leading authority in the fields of political economy, public finance, gender and development, will discuss “(Re)Searching with Trudeau,” through a pre-recorded presentation.  Her work was recognized by the Royal Society of Canada in 2009.  She is a Trudeau Fellow and a Fulbright New Century Scholar.

Moghissi, an internationally acclaimed analyst of women’s issues in the Muslim world, will present “Academic work: in pursuit of practical goals or unexamined truth.”  In recognition of her influential body of work Moghissi was awarded a Trudeau Foundation Fellowship in 2011.

To RSVP for the event, click here.