York University will host the 14th annual Graduate Conference in Education, with a lineup of guest speakers, student paper presentations and social opportunities.
Titled “New Approaches, Key Themes,” the conference will run from 5 to 8pm on Nov. 19 and from 9am to 3:30pm on Nov. 20, at 305 Founders College (Senior Common Room).
The keynote address, delivered the first evening, will be presented by Karleen Pendleton Jiménez, associate professor in education at Trent University, on the topic of “Tomboys and Other Gender Heroes: Objects of Research and the Gendered Landscape.”
Participants will hear Pendleton Jiménez reflect on her passion for gender research and her feelings as she reaches the end stages of a project that began with the simple words in a children’s book 20 years ago.
Following the keynote there will be a social event with past and present students, staff and faculty.
The Nov. 20 segment of the conference will be a full day of student paper presentations on emerging themes in education. It will close with a keynote from Stephen Gaetz, director of the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness and professor in the Faculty of Education at York University.
“The grad conference is a wonderful way to showcase graduate student research and bring together faculty and students in conversation about the most pressing educational issues of our time,” says Jen Gilbert, director of the Graduate Program in Education. “It’s a chance for faculty and students to learn about the exciting and diverse research being done in our program.”
Registration is free, but those interested must register by Nov. 17.
For more information, visit yugsc.info.yorku.ca.