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Schedule

Program for MA-IS Research Symposium — Friday, October 15th, 2010

9:00 – 9:10 — Opening remarks

9:10 – 10:30 — Session One: Media issues in the digital age

  1. Constance Blomgren — News media and digital narratives: Exploring digital stories
  2. George Tombs — The conflict between evidence based and fluff based journalism
  3. Mark McCutcheon — The copyfight; Canadian science fiction and social media
  4. Fil Fraser — What I have learned through my research in film and media.

10:30 – 10:40 — morning coffee break

10:40 – 12:00 — Session Two: Women/Men/Work/Circumstance

  1. Collette Oseen — "Working together differently: Alternative modes of working/New ways of working." (summary of paper presented at Gender, Work and Organization Conference in June, 2010)
  2. Carolyn Redl — Subjectivity in Arctic Women’s Narratives
  3. Jane Arscott — Athabasca University: A Women's University?
  4. Karen Nielsen and Ann Marie Dewhurst — Emerging research on reaching for a good life: a group application of the Good Lives Model of offender rehabilitation for men who are abusive in intimate relationships.

12:00 – 12:45 — lunch (provided)

Poster Presentations:

Leslie Main Johnson — The Ethnobiologist’s Eye and Hand-Weaving: a Tale of Northwest Coast Textile Traditions

12:45 – 1:30 — Discussion Paper: Derek Stovin — The new place of adjunct professors in academia

1:30 – 2:50 — Session Three: Research Summaries

  1. Nanci Langford — summary of recent research activity
  2. Gloria Filax — summary of two current research projects
  3. Raphael Foshay — overview of present research directions
  4. Emma Pivato — An interdisciplinary research project: 30 years to solve a problem

2:50 – 3:00 — afternoon coffee break

3:00 – 4:00 — Session Four: Different ways of knowing and remembering

  1. Paul Kellogg — The great recession, the North American workplace, and the 1930’s ‘analogy trap’.
  2. Cathy Bray — An exploration of church-school connections in the last residential school to run in Canada
  3. Reinekke Lengelle — Narratives "at work": Can creative and expressive writing facilitate career development? To be followed by a short reading.

4:00 – 4:10 — Closing Remarks

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