Darin Barney, professor of communication studies, McGill University, and Canada Research Chair in Technology and Citizenship, will present a keynote on citizenship in the technological republic, contesting the common notion that technology necessarily leads to enhanced freedom and improved civic engagement.
Co-hosts: Nicole Fiore (MA student, DISE) and Dr. Teresa Strong-Wilson (DISE). Panelists: Drs. Enrique Garcia (KPS) and Roy Lyster (DISE); Christine Stocek (PhD student, DISE); Valerie Nesset (PhD candidate, SIS). In conducting research in the field, how can we most effectively use new and familiar technologies (viz., tape recorders, digital voice recorders, digital/video cameras, pencil and notebook, etc.), especially given the increasingly wide array of media and models at our disposal? What criteria can we draw on in selecting tools appropriate to our research context? The panelists (faculty and graduate students from across disciplines) will share their research experiences and collective wisdom.
Co-hosts: Valerie Nesset (PhD candidate, SIS), Dana Salter (PhD student, DISE), Dr. Susanne Lajoie (Chair, ECP). Cognitive theories guide the design of interactive learning environments and tools have been developed that are specific to the goals of instruction. The goal is to nurture problem-solving skills and learning in specific domains of knowledge. The role of the learner and teacher varies according to the design of the computer-based learning environment. The uses of technology in education are boundless and are only as good as the principles that underlie their design, or the teachers who use them with a pedagogical purpose.
Drs. Jamshid Beheshti (Interim Dean), Andrew Large (SIS), Kevin Kee (CRC, Brock University), and Charles Cole (DISE): "History revisited: Using virtual environments to enhance the learning experience"; Dr. Catherine Guastavino (SIS): "Virtual auditory worlds." Prof. Beheshti is one of the pioneers in research relating to virtual information environments. From PACE to the Virtual Library, he has created virtual systems designed to help students find information more easily and effectively. Dr. Guastavino will speak about her research in the Multimodal Interaction Lab, which encompasses cognitive strategies and affective responses to interface design, integration of visual, auditory and haptic information, auditory perception and cognition, and learning effects.
A casual roundtable discussion where some MLIS IIs share their experiences looking for and securing a good summer job in the field, in Montreal and elsewhere. MLIS Is, come out and learn from your fellow SISsies, and MLIS IIs, come share your knowledge and experience with regard to the all-important summer job hunt. Bring your lunch and there will be refreshments on offer.
Tickets ($20) on sale in the Atrium. General rehearsal in the Moot Court on March 9. Don't miss out on this evening of fun, music, skits and lots of laughter.
Mr. Ashraf Haidari, Counselor for Political, Security and Development Affairs at the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, DC. Lecture will be followed by a Q&A. Presented by the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism and the McGill Human Rights Working Group. Part of the "Afghanistan in Focus: A Week of Images and Discussion on Canada's Role" event.
Confirmed speakers: Walied Soliman (Ogilvy Renault), Rose Sager (Bahrain Trade Representative in New York) and Mohammad Nsour (DCL candidate). The themes discussed will be the different incentives Gulf countries are putting in place to attract foreign investments, and increasing investments by both private and public Gulf firms in the North American markets. Ultimately, we aim to present a better picture of the long-term prospects of investment in the Gulf and in Gulf-based companies. A presentation of the Arab Law Students Association (ALSA) in participation with Ogilvy Renault.
Features one-to-one interviews with former soldiers, now refugees in Canada, documenting their life-changing experiences in Iraq and the realities of warfare. It also shows a Canadian coalition of labour, faith and peace groups working to have the resisters accepted in Canada. A discussion will follow. Everyone is welcome.
A talk about the Charter and freedom of religion. Speaker: Benjamin L. Berger, assistant professor, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria.