Upcoming presentations by Education students

DISETalks! is a forum for all members of the DISE community to come together and share their work and pedagogy.

ALL PRESENTATIONS ARE OPEN TO ANYBODY WHO IS INTERESTED IN ATTENDING and are held in room 233 of the Education Building, 3700 McTavish


Wednesday February 12th, 2014 12pm- 1:30pm

Alice Chan

Does religious literacy minimize bullying? A comparative research on the mandatory

religious literacy curriculum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and Modesto, California

Wednesday February 26th, 2014 12pm- 1:30pm

Stephen Peters

Studying Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal relationship building in the

intercultural speaking event: Proposed research and initial findings

Wednesday March 12th, 2014 4pm- 5:30pm

Nassim Noroozi

Counteracting Epistemic Totalitarianism and Weakening Mental Rigidities: The

Emancipatory Nature of Wonderment

Wednesday March 26th, 2014 4pm- 5:30pm

Pierre Lubin

More of the Same Haitian Schools Means Much More Mess for Haiti

Wednesday April 9th, 2014 12pm- 1:30pm

Lerona Dana Lewis

Student evaluations, a site of workplace micro-aggression: A metasynthesis of Qualitative Research


Indigenous Rights (UNDRIP) and Universal Rights : The Importance of Building Alliances

January 12, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

SSMU Building, 3480 McTavish street

Silk Road Institute presents Ellen Gabriel (Kanien’kehá:ka Nation, Turtle Clan) an Indigenous human rights activist, chosen by the People of the Longhouse and her community of Kanehsatà:ke to be spokesperson during the 1990 “Oka” Crisis to share with the community a talk on Indigenous Rights and Universal Rights.

The talk will focus on the importance of building alliances and solidarity and aims to bring students and members of Montreal’s diverse communities together to reflect on the intersections of diverse struggles that are faced and garner support and solidarity in these issues. She will narrow in on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People and the talk will hopefully foster a critical discussion about the oppression of aboriginal communities as well as highlight similarities to oppressions faced by immigrant communities and other racialized peoples. Ellen Gabriel’s role as former head of the Quebec Native Women’s Association and her experience in addressing gender issues is all the more relevant in the current climate in the province that explicitly targets women of faith and women of colour.


Call for candidates

As of November 30, the EGSS will unfortunately be losing our President due to unforeseen circumstances. Therefore, we will be holding a nomination period for a by-election for the position of President. The nomination period will be between November 18 and 25. If you are interested in the position, please visit this link for more information concerning the nomination process, as well as potential duties as President. The nomination form can be downloaded here. By-elections will be held from Nov 25 to Nov 28.

EGSS Travel awards – Fall applications

The EGSS Travel Awards are available to all EGSS members who will be presenting their work at conferences or scholarly meetings outside of Greater Montréal. The deadline for the Fall submissions has passed, which would provide funding for events held between November 1, 2013, and February 28, 2014. However, due to a lack of applicants, funds are still available! If you are interested in applying for this available funding we have extended the application deadline until November 15, 2013. To apply, please visit our website at this link.