The Research Festival is an annual event that brings together our community to celebrate Research at Glendon in its various forms.

In 2021, the Festival will be a week-long online event where students and faculty will showcase their work.

The event will take place from April 5th to April 9th.

Research Festival 2021 from April 5th to 9th

Presentations & Roundtables

Day 1- April 5 

9:30 – 10:00 AM

Welcome and Introductions

10:00 – 12:00 PM


Moderator: Professor Clara Chapdelaine-Feliciati

Agnès Lemesre-Valy

MA in French Studies 

Les compétences globales sont-elles globales? Comparaison terminologique, sémantique et didactique entre le monde de l’entreprise et le monde de l’éducation universitaire en Ontario, Canada

Susanne Toito 

MA in Translation Studies 

La réception de Balzac au Portugal”

Allison O’Neil

Master’s in Public and International Affairs

“Getting Canadians to care”: News Media Coverage of the 2016 CHRT Decision on Indigenous Child Welfare

Kelly Akerman

MA in Translation Studies 

A Psychogeographic Journey towards Capturing the Linguistic Landscape and Metrolingualism 

1:00 – 3:00 PM


Moderator: Professor Myra Bloom

Shu’ayb Simmons

Honours in Biology | 4th Year 

Diurnal Variation in Male C. Imitator

Seema Hooda

Honours Biology | 4th year

An Analysis of bias against non-native species within the journal “Invation Biology”

Matthew Mckeown

History and FSL | 4th Year

Intellectuals at War, the Battle of Race Theory and The History of the Black Boxer: Archetypes, Social History and Modern-Day Realities.

Hymnjyot Gill

Psychology| 4th Year

Role of culture, family and perfectionism on career aspirations

Brianna Carrasco

Psychology | 4th year  

Latinx children-innocent or sexualized? A look into how The Moon Within and We the Animals illustrate sexual desire among Latinx children

Mélanie Brétécher

Specialized Honours in Psychology degree| 4th year

Effect of Transgressors’ Birth Order on Post-Transgression Responses

Mélanie Brétécher

Specialized Honours in Psychology degree| 4th year

Effect of Transgressors’ Birth Order on Post-Transgression Responses

Katherine Mazzotta

History, French Studies and Concurrent Education| 3rd Year

Les enfants en Indochine : une histoire incalculable des victimes jeunes 

Day 2 – April 6

10 am – 12 pm

Faculty Research Presentations

Moderator- Professor Colin Coates 

Mirela Cherciov and Dominique Scheffel-Dunand (CRLCC)

Co investigators | French studies and French as a Second Language

Portraying and triangulating Educational Design Research (EDR), Learner-centred pedagogy and Community-designed document management systems inside a large-scale inclusive FSL Knowledge Hub.


Timothy Moore

Professor | Department of Psychology

Big Lies & Big Problems: RCMP Undercover Operations


Betsey Price

Professor | Department of Multi Disciplinary Studies                                     

Prompting behavioural change toward more productive use of plants: how much of the plant sourced food in food service is truly waste? 


 1 pm – 2 : 30 pm

Glendon Digital 2021: Showcasing Student Projects 

Come and listen to the presentations made by Glendon students between March 2020 and April 2021, as part of a course assignment. There are two types of project: individual projects and group projects. A PDF version of the program can be found here.

Click here to browse through all 19 different projects and to vote! You can vote for the project(s) of your choice. It is only possible to vote once per project, but it is possible to vote for more than one project! 

Commodification of Knowledge

Name(s): Javeria Ghori

BA Sociology, 4th year

Course: GL/COMS 4202 Knowledge Dissemination, fall 2020
Instructor: Evan Light

 Love and Information (pandemic remix)

Name(s): Bella Baldin, BA Drama Studies, 4th; Justin Borges, BA Drama Studies, 1st; Hazel Chia, BA Theatre (Keele), 2nd year; Violette Daveau, BA French Studies, 2nd year; Andrea Doherty-Bekeschus, BA Drama Studies, 2nd year; Kate Dover, BA Drama Studies, 4th; Matty Ferriss, BA Drama Studies, 2nd year; Sabrina Gomes, BA Theatre (Keele), 4th; Katie Haslam, BA Drama Studies, 2nd year; Victoria Matchett, BA Drama Studies and French Studies, 2nd year; Ashlyn Miller BA Theatre (Keele), 2nd year; Samantha Szwed, BA French Studies and Drama Studies, 2nd year; Randa Toma, BA Law and Society, 4th; Maria Waheed, BA English, 3rd.

Course: GL/DSRT 2517 A Staging Plays: From Script to Production, Y 2020-2021
Instructor: Gabriel Levine

Meta Project

Name(s): Justin Nichols

BA Business and Society, Post-Graduate

Course: GL/DSRT 3205 A Shadows and Fog: The Artistry of Technical Theatre, Y 2020-2021
Instructor: Duncan Appleton

Party For One

Name(s): Katie Haslam, HBA Drama Studies, 2nd year
Victoria Matchett, HBA Drama Studies, 2nd year
Suonnah Berrette, BA Drama Studies, 3rd

Course: GL/DSRT 3205 A Shadows and Fog: The Artistry of Technical Theatre, Y 2020-2021
Instructor: Duncan Appleton

Plants of Turtle Island

Name(s): Leah Stammis, iBA Political Science, 3rd
 Eleana Norton, iBA French Studies and Concurrent Education, 3rd

Course: GL/LIN 2636 Anishinaabemowin (Ojibway) Language and Culture I, fall 2020
Instructor: Maya Chacaby

Sur la table

Name(s):Amanda Chiu, GL/PSYC, 3rd; Yuan Dai, GL/LIN, 4th; Axel Iragaba, GL/ILST, 3rd; Bijoy Desai, GL/POLS, 4th; Cole Dac Bang, GL/MULT, 4th; Demi Papanikolaou, GL/POLS, 4th; Graham Thibodeaux, GL/EN, 3rd; Aisha Shafi, GL/POLS, 3rd; Henriette Youdom Mekem, GL/ECON, 3rd; Jesiel Penate, GL/POLS, 3rd; John Mabunga, GL/ECON, 3rd; Kanon Ito, GL/ILST, 4th; Kelly Wiens, GL/LIN, 4th; Mallaika Thapar, GL/ILST, 4th; Manny Amador, GL/PSYC, 3rd; Melissa Paltanen, GL/LIN, 4th; Nekoda Papadatos, GL/ILST, 4th; Reid Springstead, GL/POLS, 4th; Shilpa Ahluwalia, GL/LIN, 4th; Rejean Ghanem, GL/ILST, 3rd; Hussein Fathalla, GL/BUEC, 4th; Riya Trikha, GL/PSYC, 3rd; Seemab Mushtaq, GL/PSYC, 3rd; Sherihan Ahmed, GL/PSYC, 4th; Simon Topp, GL/POLS, 4th; Mykhailo Nazarenko, GL/ECON, 4th; Timofei Bounitch, GL/BUEC, 4th; Saad Al Adhami, GL/BUEC, 4th.

Course: GL/HUMA 3200 A Photographie numérique , Y 2020-2021
Instructor: Marc Audette

The Many Lives of Hillary House

Name(s): Anne Wynne, BA Spec. History, 4th
                     Dino Giaouris, BA History and Concurrent Education, 5th

Course: GL/HIST 4310 Living History: Creating History in the Greater Toronto Area, Y 2020-2021
Instructors: Gilberto Fernandes & Andrey Pyée

The Sound of Reimagining Connection

Name(s):Shelby Shapiro, BA English and Drama Studies, 4th

Course: GL/DSRT 3205 A Shadows and Fog: The Artistry of Technical Theatre, Y 2020-2021
Instructor: Duncan Appleton


Day 3- April 7

 10 AM – 12 : 00 pm


Arduino Sensor Control Module

Name(s): Albert Duane, BA History, 3rd year

Course: GL/DRST 3205 A Shadows and Fog: The Artistry of Technical Theatre, Y 2020-2021
Instructor: Duncan Appleton

Black Live Matters: A Movement

Name(s): Javeria Ghori, Hons. BA Sociology, 4th year
                    Freddy I. Ngoi, Hons. BA Communications, 4th year
                    Marie Foolchand, Hons. BA French Studies, 4th year
                    Nafissa Coulibaly, iBA Communications, 4th year

Course: GL/COMS 4201 A Fail. Fail again. Fail better. Mediations and Conflicts, fall 2020
Instructor: Philippe Theophanidis

Images and Our Reality

Name(s): Naima Sood, Hons. BA Sociology, 4th year
                    Javeria Ghori, Hons. BA Sociology, 4th year
                    Marie Foolchand, Hons. BA French Studies, 4th year

Course: GL/COMS 3208 B Emergent Ideas in Communication 1, fall 2020
Instructor: Philippe Theophanidis

The Portrayal of Women in Horror Cinema

Name(s): Josée Philips BA Dbl. Maj. French Studies and Communications 3rd
Course: GL/COMS 4200 B Knowledge Dissemination , fall 2020
Instructor: Evan Light

Le postcolonialisme? C’est la meilleure théorie!

Name(s): Cyrielle Ngeleka, iBA/BBA en Études Internationales et Administration des Affaires, 1st year

Course: GL/ILST 2644 A Société internationale : Histoire, philosophie et théories, Y 2020-2021
Instructor: Sabine Dreher

1 pm – 2: 30 pm

(CRLCC panel) Research on Translation and Transcultural Contact 

  • Julie McDonough-Dolmaya (Glendon College) – “A Book in Progress: Digital Research Methods in Translation Studies”
  • Sanjukta Banerjee  (Glendon College) – “Translating mediation in travel writing”
  • Aurelia Klimkiewicz (Glendon College) and Veronica Costea (MCIS Toronto) – “Bridging Theory and Practice : Research Project on Ethical Issues in Translation and Interpreting”

3 pm – 4 : 30 pm

(CRLCC) Presenting Professor Maria Constanza Guzman’s new book Mapping Spaces of Translation in Twentieth-Century Latin American Print Culture

Introduction by Professor Aurelia Klimkiewicz

Day 4- April 8

10 am – 12 pm

( CRLCC Panel) Dorin Uritescu and the Romanian Linguistic Atlas – Crișana 

Modertor: Professor Sylvie Rosienski-Pellerin 

  • Ramona Uritescu – “Portrait of a Linguist as a young man”


  • Sheila Embleton and Eric Wheeler – “RODA — the Dialect Atlas Goes Online”


  • Lăcrămioara Oprea – “RODA 2 : vision and legacy of Professor D. Uritescu”


  • Veronica Vlasin and Gabriela Adam – “The New Romanian Linguistic Atlas – Crișana. Achievements and perspectives in developing the atlas experience / Le Nouvel Atlas linguistique roumain – Crișana : réalisations et perspectives pour le développement de l’expérience de l’atlas” 

1 pm- 2: 30 pm

Presenting Professor Shirin Shahrokni’s new book- Higher Education & Social Mobility in France.


Professeure Ena Dua

Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies | Keele Campus

Professeure Elaine Coburn 

Sociology & Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies | Glendon campus

Day 5- April 9

10 am- 12 pm

Research Apprenticeship Research Presentations

Emily Mullin

International Studies, 3rd Year

A Human Rights-Based Approach to the Over-medicalization of Childhood: The Case of the United States

Supervisor: Dr. Clara Chapdelaine-Feliciati

The project is an honours thesis. Children are increasingly prescribed psychotropic medications for mental health disorders. The potential for overuse or misuse of prescription medication has raised wide-spread concerns about whether childhood mental disorders are over-medicalized. The thesis takes a human rights-based approach to over-medicalization in the United States. Through a study of international treaties and instruments, the paper recognizes global standards on the child’s right to health and analyzes legislative and policy implications at the domestic level. International standards protect children’s right to the highest attainable standard of mental and physical health. This paper argues that over-medicalization has undermined the child’s enjoyment of the right to health. First, the paper performs an in-depth analysis of over-medicalization in the United States. Second, the paper explores international standards on the child’s right to health through an examination of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Third, the paper contrasts de jure and de facto mental health standards for pediatric patients in the United States. Finally, the paper explores good practices in other countries that provide alternatives to the over-medicalization of psychiatric disorders.

Isabel Simpliciano

French Studies Major and Psychology Minor | 3rd Year

Teaching Tool to Aide in the Differentiation of the Gender of French Nouns

Supervisor: Professor Usha Viswanathan

As part of Glendon’s Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP), and under the supervision of Professor Usha Viswanathan, I have decided to create a teaching tool to help French immersion elementary students learn and differentiate between the gender of French nouns. The teaching tool I have created is essentially a booklet of various scenes/settings such as a classroom, beach, park, forest, etc. Each scene comprises of solely two colours: blue for all masculine objects and orange for all feminine objects. The chosen colours for this booklet will accommodate for colour-blind students and it aims to avoid reinforcing gender stereotypes. With this booklet, I hope to provide French immersion elementary students with a visual aid that will help them to better remember which objects are masculine and feminine through associating visual images and colour, with French determinants/articles (le/la). In addition, I hope to empirically test the effectiveness of my teaching tool on primary French immersion elementary students in the future, or when COVID-19 restrictions are lowered.

Rosamaria Conenna

French Studies Major, Hispanic Studies Minor and Certificate in Italian proficiency|  3rd year

L’apprentissage des L2 par les apprenants touchés par l’Autisme et le TDAH et leurs capacités à devenir bilingues.

Supervisor: Professor Christine Besnard

Mon projet se concentre sur les caractéristiques principales de l’Autisme et du TDAH (Trouble déficitaire de l’attention avec ou sans hyperactivité) et de l’effet de ces troubles sur l’apprentissage d’une deuxième langue. Dans ce projet, je décris ce qui caractérise ces deux types de troubles d’apprentissage, puis j’examine à partir des recherches les plus récentes, leurs manifestations et les obstacles qu’ils présentent aux apprenants du français langue seconde (FLS), et aux apprenants d’une langue seconde (L2) en général. J’examine aussi comment les enseignants de L2 ainsi que les orthophonistes et les psychologues peuvent modifier leurs approches et leurs stratégies pour mieux répondre aux besoins spéciaux de ce type de public. Il y a plusieurs études qui démontrent un manque de ressources et de connaissances à l’égard de l’apprentissage des langues étrangères par ce type d’apprenants si bien qu’il me semble que ce domaine de recherche est une étape initiale cruciale pour un meilleur enseignement et un meilleur soutien de ce type d’apprenants. Dans ma présentation, j’aimerais commencer en parlant de la raison pour laquelle j’ai choisi ce projet, le processus de la recherche, les défis que j’ai rencontrés et finalement, aborder le sujet en question. The presentation will likely be bilingual due to the fact that most of the studies available are published in English, but my research paper will be in French.

Ana Kraljević

Honours BA in French and Canadian Studies|  3rd year

Redefining the Gendered Tongue in Canada: Linguistic Murder or Modernization?

Supervisor: Professor Colin Coates

Est-ce qu’on modernise ou tue la langue française lorsqu’on essaye de la rendre plus inclusive ? The modernization of the gendered tongue is a powerful tool that is being increasingly used to dismantle the socially constructed gender binary and to advocate for inclusivity across Canada, yet it continues to be perceived by many as a radical process that leads to the progressive murder of the French language and its history. Nationwide discourses have often prioritized tradition and individualism, but our obsession with upholding these two values engenders incredible consequences and has in turn forced many native French speakers to resort to English in order to avoid their heavily gendered native tongue. Our lack of collective will to implement strict measures that modernize the French language will only continue to serve as a vehicle of marginalization and linguistic exclusion until we begin to acknowledge the real-life consequences that gendered language possesses on one’s identity and ability to live in their own skin without the fear of being misgendered. Inclusivity has become a mere political buzzword and we, as a nation, will never be as inclusive as we envision ourselves to be unless we begin to question our use of language, which is one of the fundamental pillars of our identity. 

Arya Ravindran

Communications| 3rd year

Comparative Analysis of the Narrative Structure of Little Women

Supervisor: Professor Philippe Theophanidis

My project compares Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women and the stories of each of the March sisters with the restructured Greta Gerwig 2019 film adaptation. Since it was my first time conducting a blue sky research project, I will mainly be presenting the research process throughout the year.

Claire Koch

French Studies and con Ed| 3rd year

The failure of FSL programs in Ontario

Supervisor: Professor Julie Mcdonough-Dolmaya

My project is a research paper which compares the Core French and French Immersion programs in Ontario and how they fall short on their goals, not producing completely bilingual speakers. The paper examines the reasons behind this failure and the crucial contributors to the success of second language acquisition which may or may not be present in the programs. I would also like to discuss the path I took from the beginning to the end of this project, as my research focus and thesis changed as I learned more on the subject and read more material, and I needed to adapt somewhat to reflect new perspectives I had not considered.

Anmol Kaur

International Studies| 3rd year

From Girlhood to Grief: the Case of Child Marriage in Bangladesh

Supervisor: Dr. Clara Chapdelaine-Feliciati

In my project, I am doing an in-depth analysis of child marriage in Bangladesh. In particular, I examine its negative consequences, as well as cultural, economic, and social factors which can perpetuate child marriage in Bangladesh. I then conduct a legislative analysis of the 2017 CMRA, Dowry Prohibition Act, and the Criminal Code of Bangladesh, as I consider their strengths and weaknesses. Next, I analyze problems of implementing these laws in Bangladesh. Finally, I suggest solutions for the Government of Bangladesh to accelerate the eradication of child marriage within the country.

Leah Stammis

Political Science| 3rd Year 

Decolonizing Culture in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is home to some of the most renowned aspects of European culture. From the esteemed Rijksmuseum and the annual Koningsdag celebration to the intricate canal systems and illustrious architecture, the Netherlands draws interest globally. Often overlooked, however, is the shadow of a dark and iniquitous colonial past to which these attractions owe their prominence. This project aims to call attention to the colonial underpinnings of contemporary culture in the Netherlands and to amplify the initiatives of those actively decolonizing these spaces through the arts and the redefinition of Dutch culture.

13 h 00- 14h 30

Principal’s Excellence Award Ceremony

April 5

Hymnjyot Gill

Psychology | 4th Year

Hymnjyot Gill is in her final year at Glendon where she is majoring in Psychology with a concentration in cognitive neuropsychology. Dedicated to being a culturally sensitive researcher and future clinician, she developed a passion for cultural psychology. She has been a research assistant in both the Cultural Collective Lab and the Culture and Religion lab for several years. Hymnjyot is primarily interested in cognition and neuropsychology and is looking forward to pursuing graduate studies in clinical psychology and conducting memory-related research

Role of Culture, Family and Perfectionism on Career Aspirations

My research project strives to gain a better understanding of the factors that influence career aspirations in South Asian students. Research has demonstrated that the social position of a particular occupation plays a role in career selection for South Asian students but not for their European peers. However, for my study, I will examine if family allocentrism, which examines the inclination to act according to the family’s desires, and socially prescribed perfectionism, which entails believing that others expect perfection from you, can contribute to South Asians’ desire to pursue prestigious careers. To study this, I designed my own outcome measure that assesses career-related preferences, specifically the pursuit of prestigious careers. I will conduct a factor analysis to determine the strength and reliability of my measure. Participants were recruited from the Psychology Department’s Undergraduate Research Participant Pool (URPP) and Glendon PSYC 2510 The final sample consists of 207 South Asian students and 145 European students. Students completed a survey that measured self-oriented perfectionism, socially prescribed perfectionism, family allocentrism, and attitudes toward prestigious careers. Results will examine the degree to which family allocentrism and socially prescribed perfectionism influence the desire for a high-status career amongst students. I hypothesize that participants high in family allocentrism will be more inclined to pursue prestigious careers. In addition, this relationship will be moderated by socially prescribed perfectionism, such that participants who are high in socially prescribed perfectionism will show a stronger relationship between family allocentrism and the desire to pursue a prestigious career. Conversely, participants who are low in socially prescribed perfectionism will have a weaker relationship among those two variables. By comparing the responses of South Asian students to that of Europeans, the findings of this study will test for potential differences that may exist between these two cultural groups in regards to career choice.

April 5

Seema Hooda

Honours Biology | 4th year

My name is Seema Hooda and I am in my final year of completing my Bachelors of Science undergraduate degree. I majored in Biology and minored in Psychology with a Cognitive Neuropsychology Stream while also working towards certificates in Law and Social Thought and Bilingualism. During the research fair I will present my thesis project that I completed under the supervision of Professor Radu Guiasu. 


In order to evaluate the presence of bias against non-native species within the journal Biological Invasions, a quantitative literature analysis was conducted. Articles published in the last ten years, from 2009 to 2019 were systematically analyzed and catalogued based on if the non-native species were discussed negatively, neutrally or positively. The results showed that the number of negative articles far outweighed the number of positive articles published within the time frame. This confirms our hypothesis that Biological Invasions is indeed biased against non-native species. We argue that more positive aspects of non-native species should be publicized in order to rectify their classification as harmful and negative.

April 5

Brianna Carrasco

Psychology | 4th year  

My name is Brianna Carrasco and I am a third-year Honours BA Psychology and Sociology student. I am the upcoming 2021-2022 Editor-in-Chief of Glendon’s student newspaper, Pro Tem. I hope to work as a psychotherapist in my future career, and hopefully, I will get the chance to work with LGBTQ+ youth. My research paper reflects my own intersection with the LGBTQ+ and the Latinx community

Latinx children-innocent or sexualized? A look into how The Moon Within and We the Animals illustrate sexual desire among Latinx children

The common discourse about children is that they are impressionable and vulnerable blank slates. Introducing them to sex, specifically queer sex, causes anxiety and discomfort among adults who consider sex inappropriate. However, a 2018 Finnish study emphasized that children start becoming knowledgeable about sex at a young age. Finland is a predominantly white nation, and because of my Afro-Latino background, I decided to research the knowledge of sex and sexuality that Latinx children have. I used the book The Moon Within by Aida Salazar and the movie We the Animals directed by Jeremiah Zagar to show representations of Latinx children with knowledge, and interest, in sex and sexuality. Due to the lack of this representation in children’s books, children may feel excluded or unrepresented if they feel sexual desire or are experiencing anything other than heterosexuality. I end the paper by emphasizing the importance of the representation of queer and sexually knowledgeable Latinx children in children’s books and media, because it rejects the dominant narrative that Latinx families do not discuss sexuality and sexual health as much as their white counterparts. I also end the paper by concluding that The Moon Within shows the ideal situation of a sexual health in a Latinx family, while We the Animals shows what can happen when Latinx families are not supportive of their children’s sexual health and desires.

April 5

Matthew Mckeown

History and FSL | 4th Year

My name is Matthew Mckeown. I am the first person in my family to attend university. I am a mature student, 27 and I work full-time as a gym owner of a private studio called Highland fitness and wellness. I’m a history major, I plan on  doing a PHD.  I am also a competitive submission grappler.

I wrote this essay as a pet project, It is a topic I am extremely in love with— sport, culture and the 19th and early 20th century.

Intellectuals at War, the Battle of Race Theory and The History of the Black Boxer: Archetypes, Social History and Modern-Day Realities.

My project is about the 19th and turn-of-the-centry years in America. In part one; I take a macro look at three social constructs: Social Darwinism, Muscular Christianity and Anglo-Saxonism. Part two; looks at a micro level how these constructs affected Black society particularly boxing. The essay was never handed in, it has been done solely for education on a topic with the hope of publication. Two teachers have helped along the way Alban Bargain and Marc Jurdjevic.

April 5

Shu’ayb Simmons 

Biology | 4th year 

My name is Shu‘ayb Simmons and I am an Honours BSc student currently in my fourth year. I intend to graduate this this June 2021. I major in Biology and have recently been awarded the Certificate of Bilingualism Excellence. Following my undergraduate studies, I intend to next pursue my MSc. My presentation for the 2021 Glendon Research Festival will pertain to my undergraduate thesis; “Diurnal variation in male C. imitator”, completed under the supervision of Dr Valerie Schoof.

Diurnal variation in male C. imitator

My undergraduate thesis aims to investigate the presence of diurnal variation in male C. imitator (commonly known as white-faced capuchins) faecal metabolite levels from a previously existing data set provided by thesis supervisor. The data set consisted of hormonal metabolite levels retrieved from faecal samples of alpha and subordinate C. imitator males. Samples were collected over two consecutive days. Lab analysis was conducted by Dr. Valerie Schoof. My subject sample consisted of six C. imitator males of various ages; two of which were alphas and four of which were subordinates. The hormonal metabolites of focus were faecal cortisol (fGC), faecal testosterone (fT) and faecal dihydrotestosterone (fdHT). My study tested three predictions. Firstly, whether the graph of fGC and fT levels in male C. imitator will be sinusoidal (peaks exhibited in the morning and a decline as the day progresses). Here, I also predicted that fdHT would exhibit diurnal variation, but to a lesser degree when compared to fGC and fT. Secondly, whether there would be a delay in fGC, fT and fdHT peaks due to the innate time lag of the faecal matrix. Thirdly, whether alpha males will exhibit higher fGC, fT and fdHT peaks than subordinate males due to their higher ranking. To test my predictions, I first separated all subjects on the basis of their dominance rank, then placed the data into bi-hourly bins. These results were then subsequently graphically rendered as to examine whether the subjects demonstrated the predicted hormonal variation over the course of the day: peaks in the morning and a decline as the day goes on. Statistical analyses were employed to investigate statistical differences between subject dominance rank and for other various post-hoc tests. All statistical analyses were run with the R program. This type of research is important to the field of primate endocrinology as the continued study of diurnal variation and faecal sampling can impact study methodology. My study specifically provides more insight as to the accuracy of faecal sampling in C. imitator to evaluate hormonal profiles.

April 5

Mélanie Bretecher

Psychology | 4th year 

I am a 24 year old undergraduate psychology student at Glendon. I was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and I applied to York University to continue pursuing my education in French, since I am fully bilingual. My long-term career goal is to become a bilingual clinical psychologist to help under-served communities. 

Effect of Transgressors’ Birth Order on Post-Transgression Responses

This study explores adult sibling relationships in relation to interpersonal transgressions. Given the gap in the literature on transgressions concerning adult sibling relationships, the current study will explore the effects of birth order, and social power (as a result of birth order) in relation to post-transgression responses (PTRs). This study specifically explores a moderation theory that is transgressor oriented, which is what will potentially be used to analyses the data once collected. This study will focus on victims’ PTR of grudge (the how), birth order as a moderator, operationalized as social power (the when), and transgressors’ PTR in response to the victims’ PTR following the transgression (the outcome). Social power as the mechanism (the why) may potentially also be explored as a moderator. Lastly, it is predicted that there will be an interaction effect between birth order and grudge holding on apology and nonapology, that will be moderated by birth order. Participants were asked to recall a time when their sibling has transgressed against them and the outcome of the event. This study will use a nonexperimental design to test the moderating role of transgressors’ birth order (operationalized as social power) on the relation between victims’ grudge holding and transgressors’ motivation to apologize or not. Participant data has been collected and is currently in the process of being analyzed. The data will potentially be analyzed using Hayes’ PROCESS analysis, a regression-based approach. Additionally, moderation analyses will be used to test the role of sibling birth order on the relation between grudges, and transgressors’ apology and nonapology. Results from this study and the conclusion are to follow.

April 5

Katherine Mazzotta

History, French Studies and Concurrent Education| 3rd year

I am currently in the third year of my Undergraduate Studies where I am pursuing a double major in History and French Studies. I am also in the Concurrent Education program with the hopes of becoming an elementary school teacher.

Les enfants en Indochine : une histoire incalculable des victimes jeunes 

 L’Indochine était une entité territoriale que la France a créée pendant son occupation coloniale. Cette occupation étrangère et de nombreuses guerres ont contribué aux difficultés de long terme vécues par les enfants indochinois. Les tactiques coloniales ont été stratégiques et percutantes. Même avec le processus de décolonisation, les conséquences de long terme ne disparaissaient. Les histoires militaires et d’adultes sont les domaines les plus recherchés, mais il est important de comprendre les histoires des enfants plus profondément, étant donné qu’ils ont dû aborder les effets du colonialisme pour le reste de leurs vies.


April 5

Allison O’Neil

Master’s in Public and International Affairs

Allison is a second year MPIA student from Montreal. Her research focuses on social welfare policies targeting Indigenous peoples in the colonial Canadian state. Before starting at Glendon, she worked for two years at the Kyoto City Board of Education in Japan as a language teacher. She completed her bachelor’s degree in International Relations at the University of British Columbia in 2015.

“Getting Canadians to care”: News Media Coverage of the 2016 CHRT Decision on Indigenous Child Welfare

This project compares mainstream and Indigenous news media coverage of the 2016 Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) ruling that found that the federal government is discriminating against First Nations children in the provision of child and family services. In recent years, as a result of hard-fought struggles by Indigenous actors, the intergenerational consequences of state-sponsored racism and colonialism that the federal government has routinely disguised and denied have increasingly been recognized. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, for instance, have helped to bring attention to ongoing colonial racisms and their consequences. Further, Canada-wide Indigenous movements, like Idle No More in 2012, along with a growing body of Indigenous scholars, have actively contested dominant narratives that deny or minimize the harms of contemporary colonialisms to Indigenous peoples. Contributing to the scant literature on media coverage of Indigenous child welfare, I look at news articles which mention the CHRT decision, published within the six-month period before and after it was released, on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) News website (Canada’s national public broadcaster) as well as the Aboriginal Peoples’ Television Network (APTN) News website (a national broadcaster run by and for Indigenous peoples) and the Windspeaker website (an independent newspaper reporting national news on Indigenous issues). Given the importance of news media in framing public policy issues and shaping public opinion, this project seeks to understand public reception of the CHRT decision, and what this implies for reconciliation and decolonization in Canada.

April 5

Kelly Akerman

MA in Translation Studies

Riche d’un bagage culturel en sciences humaines (psychologie, linguistique, anthropologie, éducation et musique), Kelly Akerman termine actuellement une maîtrise en traductologie au campus Glendon de l’Université York. Il est langagier et professeur ; propriétaire de l’entreprise Palabracadabra Consulting, il est souvent amené à alterner entre l’anglais, le catalan, l’espagnol, l’espéranto, le français, l’hébreu, l’italien, la langue des signes américaine, le portugais et le roumain dans le cadre de son travail quotidien.

A Psychogeographic Journey towards Capturing the Linguistic Landscape and Metrolingualism

Not long after the world came under the grip of the coronavirus pandemic one year ago, I went on a psychogeographic journey (Self, 2007) to and through St. Lawrence Market in downtown Toronto. My intention was to broaden my understanding of translation as an urban phenomenon and an ongoing process of social transformation. I sought to make meaning out of the colourful language on display at the market and the equally vibrant languaging (Becker 1991) in my midst, even as I struggled to cope with how my own patterns of verbal communication had been stifled by having to wear a protective mask. // Over the course of four visits to St. Lawrence, I documented in preliminary, unsystematic form (a) the environmental print, typically observed in the form of signs; and (b) patterns of spoken language that emerged through exchanges between vendors and customers. The former served as the basis for apprehending the concept of linguistic landscape (Shohamy et al., 2010), whereas the latter became an entry point to exploring the notion of metrolingualism (Otsuji & Pennycook, 2010). // Drawing on the written and photographic data I gathered throughout my journey, I designed three calligrammes (Apollinaire, 1918) as well as composed an extended poem in rhymed couplets to critically and creatively capture my new-found insights into the linguistic landscape and metrolingualism at the St. Lawrence Market. By choosing to textualize my experience through complementary arts-informed approaches (Knowles & Cole, 2008), I aim to represent knowledge alternatively and thus evoke an audience response emotionally.


April 5

Susanne Toito 

MA in Translation Studies 

Susanne Toito, enseignante de langue française, suit ses études de maîtrise en traductologie, avec un diplôme en littérature comparée, à Glendon. Elle vise à continuer sa recherche dans le domaine de la traduction littéraire, et la réception de Balzac au Portugal.

La réception de Balzac au Portugal

My project continues the research of Aníbal Pinto de Castro, in documenting the reception of Balzac in Portugal with detailed documentaiton of all translations from 1800-now.

April 5

Agnès Lemesre-Valy

MA in French Studies 

Agnès Lemesre-Valy a travaillé pendant trois ans pour la Division des Services aux Étudiants de Glendon, où elle a notamment développé une expertise en éducation expérientielle, en élaborant et développant des opportunités novatrices pour les étudiants afin de les aider à mieux répondre à la complexité du 21ème siècle.

Avant de rejoindre le Campus de Glendon, elle a travaillé en finance d’entreprise en France, au Royaume-Uni, en Espagne, en Allemagne et en Italie, pour des organisations non lucratives en Chine, et en tant que consultante à Toronto. Son parcours l’a naturellement amenée à s’intéresser au futur du monde de l’éducation et du travail, afin de mieux soutenir les étudiants dans leur apprentissage des compétences nécessaires dans notre monde en transformation.

Les compétences globales sont-elles globales? Comparaison terminologique, sémantique et didactique entre le monde de l’entreprise et le monde de l’éducation universitaire en Ontario, Canada

L’intelligence artificielle, la digitalisation et la robotisation transforment aujourd’hui nos vies et impactent à la fois les institutions académiques et le marché de l’emploi. Des compétences spécifiques, sous la désignation de compétences globales (telles que la communication, la collaboration, la pensée critique, la créativité, …) sont de plus en plus visibles et prévalentes. Elles sont tout particulièrement mises en lumière par les organisations internationales dans le monde de l’éducation et celui de l’entreprise. Derrière une terminologie commune, on peut se demander quelles sont les similitudes et les différences entre les compétences globales promues au niveau des études supérieures et celles développées dans le monde du travail en Ontario au Canada. C’est par une approche qualitative que nous avons abordé cette question en interrogeant deux experts en la matière, l’un dans le monde académique et l’autre dans le monde des affaires. Notre étude révèle que les compétences globales sont complexes et paradoxales, variables, multiples et interconnectées. Elles émanent d’un processus qui s’exprime dans leur mise en œuvre locale. Elles requièrent aujourd’hui un dialogue renforcé entre le gouvernement, les universités, et le monde de l’entreprise, pour développer des attentes communes pour un écosystème efficace.


April 6 

Faculty Research Presentation

10 : 00 – 12 : 00

Mirela Cherciov and Dominique Scheffel-Dunand 

Portraying and triangulating Educational Design Research (EDR), Learner-centred pedagogy and Community-designed document management systems inside a large-scale inclusive FSL Knowledge Hub.


This presentation outlines part of the findings of year 1 of a 3 year-long research project. It proposes a conceptual model for EDR which illustrates the alignment of research, pedagogy, networked designed repositories and community engagement with the learner situated at its heart. The central question discussed is whether such a model can help articulating how the learner, situated at the crossroad of these different spaces, influences and is influenced by these multiple interactive evolutive elements.

Dominique Scheffel-Dunand 

Dominique SCHEFFEL-DUNAND est professeure agrégée au département d’Études françaises de la Faculté des Arts de l’Université York depuis 2004. Titulaire d’un doctorat en linguistique (Lyon, France) ses travaux de recherche l’engagent en début de carrière à circonscrire et décrire le concept de perception au niveau cognitif, sociologique et discursif.

Ses études de maîtrise LL.M. à Osgoode Hall Law School (Université York) lui ont permis d’explorer tant au niveau juridique que langagier les notions d’équité, inclusion, diversité dans le contexte des minorités linguistiques et culturelles. Plongée dans l’aventure des humanités numériques des années 90s elle poursuit ses interrogations sur le rôle et l’impact des réseaux, médias et technologies numériques sur la dissémination des savoirs et connaissances dans le contexte du bilinguisme, plurilinguisme et l’acquisition des langues. 

Durant ses mandats de  direction du Programme McLuhan en culture et technologie à l’université de Toronto (2009-2015) et ses divers postes d’administration académique (Directrice de départements, du Centre de recherche sur le contact des langues et des cultures) et ses années de service comme vice-principale à la recherche et études supérieures au campus Glendon de l’université York, Dominique s’engage à développer des programmes de recherche, formation pour enseignants et étudiants promouvant la pédagogie ouverte et l’accès libre à la connaissance et les savoirs au niveau local et international.

Mirela Cherciov

Mirela’s overarching research interests lie in the field of bilingual and multilingual development across the lifespan. She is passionate about the interplay between sociolinguistic and psycholinguistic factors that impact language maintenance and loss in migrant contexts, as well as the dynamics and intricacies of second language acquisition and FSL in minority contexts. In 2011, she obtained her PhD from the University of Toronto with the thesis Between Attrition and Acquisition: the Dynamics between Two Languages in Adult Migrants.

She has taught FSL and linguistics courses at several universities (University of Toronto, York University — Glendon Campus, Brock University) and FSL at the secondary level. She views the opportunity of teaching at both levels as an enriching experience that she can bring, along with her research expertise, into the development of the FSL Hub, an innovative platform whose ultimate objective is supporting bilingual/multilingual education rooted in equity, diversity and inclusion.

Timothy Moore 

Tim Moore is Professor of Psychology and chair of the Psychology Department at York University’s Glendon College where he teaches Psychology & Law.  He frequently gives presentations to lawyers, judges, and other forensic professionals on topics pertaining to memory, misinformation effects, and factors that may compromise the reliability of autobiographical recollections.  He has been retained as a consultant or expert witness on these topics on numerous occasions in criminal and civil trials in Canada, the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand. 

Big Lies & Big Problems: RCMP Undercover Operations

When the police use threats or bribes in the interrogation room any ensuing confession is likely to be ruled inadmissible.  In contrast, when the police are undercover, the legal constraints on what they are permitted to do or say are more forgiving.  Consequently, in an undercover context the degree of psychological control that may be exerted can be excessive, thus posing an unnecessary risk of eliciting a false confession.  In my talk I describe how the rules of evidence have evolved to attenuate this risk.   

Betsey Price 

Prompting behavioural change toward more productive use of plants: how much of the plant sourced food in food service is truly waste? 

My classic academic CV would reveal plenty of research skills, teaching experience, with an emphasis on the experiential, as well as scholarly familiarity with less than modern technologies, including growing techniques relatively unassisted by labour-saving devices (i.e. medieval).

A less than obvious part of my career is that I transitioned from part-time co-farmer in Northumberland County from 1996 to `full-time` co-farmer in 2006. In 2009, with organic certification for over 200 acres, established with ProCert for P & H Farms, I started offering organic produce at Farmers` Markets, first locally in Port Hope and then in Toronto at the Toronto Evergreen Brickworks Market. Ours was the initial Farmer to launch the TBG Farmers` Market. Our organic production has been monitored and guided by OMAFRA at many steps of the way, including its invaluable detective work in finding devastating borers among our hazelnut plantation of 600 trees. The expansion of the farming efforts into animal husbandry has led to our having a mixed dairy goat herd of 35.

This introduction is simply to add a bit to the last line or two of my usual academic CV, evoking agriculture/horticulture, that I am truly excited to be bringing this experience to a research project and an academic course for students of Glendon and the Faculty of Environment and Urban Change attached to the newly established Glendon Garden, an experiential and research education in the field of gardening for York, and in the context of this project.

April 7

13 : 00 – 14 : 30

Research on Translation and Transcultural Contact (panel)

“A Book in Progress: Digital Research Methods in Translation Studies”

Julie McDonough Dolmaya is Associate Professor in the School of Translation at York University’s Glendon campus. Her research interests range from translation, politics and oral history to translation in digital spaces, particularly crowdsourcing. She has published articles on these topics in Meta, Target, The Translator, Translation Studies, and others. With Minako O’Hagan, co-editor of the Journal of Internationalization and Localization, published biannually by John Benjamins.

“Translating mediation in travel writing”

Sanjukta Banerjee  (Glendon Campus- York University) 

Sanjukta Banerjee has recently completed her doctorate in Humanities at York University. Her doctoral dissertation examines the nexus of translation and travel in the construction and circulation of eighteenth-century Francophone accounts of India, with a focus on multilinguality. Her most recent work on the subject can be found in Tusaaji: A Translation Review (2018), and in the anthologies titled A Multilingual Nation: Translation and Language Dynamic in India (Oxford University Press, 2018) and Negotiating Linguistic Plurality: Translation and Multilingualism in Canada and Beyond (McGill-Queen’s University Press, forthcoming). She also has an ongoing research interest in the intersections of translation and new technologies in multilingual spaces. Sanjukta has taught in the School of Translation at Glendon and in the Humanities department at York.

“Bridging Theory and Practice : Research Project on Ethical Issues in Translation and Interpreting”

Aurelia Klimkiewicz

(Glendon campus- York University)

Her research interests include Western and Bakthinian hermeneutics, the ethics of translation, and a trialogical model of communication. Her recent work has focused on translation in a multilingual context. She has authored numerous articles and book chapters on translation theory, Feminist literature, community interpretation, and translation of francophone literature into Polish.

Veronica Costea - MCIS Language Solutions

Veronica Costea – MCIS Language Solutions


(MCIS Toronto)

Veronica Costea is the Director of Client Services at MCIS, a certified translator, and a qualified interpreter. She holds a BA in Languages and MA in Cultural Studies. She has worked in the language industry for 17 years as a translator, interpreter, language teacher and in computational linguistics research.

Veronica has also been involved with several training development projects as an instructional designer, including MCIS training for interpreters working with victims and survivors of sexual violence and human trafficking and MCIS’s unique and innovative language independent translator training program. In addition to English she also speaks Romanian, French, Hungarian and Japanese. Veronica is a strong believer in language rights and an advocate for equal access to critical information and services beyond language barriers.

April 7

15 : 00 – 16 : 00

Maria Constanza’s new book Mapping Spaces of Translation in Twentieth-Century Latin American Print Culture

Introduction by Aurelia Klimkiewicz

María Constanza Guzmán is associate professor in the School of Translation and the Department of Hispanic Studies. She holds a Ph.D in Comparative Literature from the State University of New York at Binghamton, an MA in Translation from Kent State University (USA) and an undergraduate degree from Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Her main scholarly interests are translation studies and Latin American literature. She has worked as a translator and project manager. Currently she coordinates the Certificate in Spanish-English Translation and the Research Group on Translation and Transcultural Contact.

Professor Maria Constanza Guzmán is celebrating her new book Mapping Spaces of Translation in Twentieth-Century Latin American Print Culture (Routledge, July 2020). In her book, Professor Guzmán reflects on translation praxis in 20th century Latin American print culture, tracing the trajectory of linguistic heterogeneity in the region and illuminating collective efforts to counteract the use of translation as a colonial tool and affirm cultural production in Latin America. María Constanza Guzmán is associate professor in the School of Translation and the Department of Hispanic Studies at Glendon;  she also coordinates CRLCC’s Research Group on Translation and Transcultural Contact.

April 8 

10 : 00 – 11 : 30 Dorin Uritescu and the Romanian Linguistic Atlas – Crișana (panel)

“Portrait of a Linguist as a young man”

Ramona Uritescu-Lombard

After undergraduate studies in modern languages at the University of Toronto, Ramona Uritescu-Lombard pursued graduate studies in Comparative literature at the University of Western Ontario and at Harvard University. She currently teaches at the University of Michigan, in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures and in the Department of Romance Languages. Her academic interests include 20th and 21st centuries German and French  Literature and Film (Kafka, Herta Müller, Camus, Annie Ernaux, the Berlin School, the French New Wave).  She is the co-author of Imaginäre Topografien: Migration und Verortung (2007) She has her father to thank for her appreciation of the twists of language and the well-turned phrase.

“RODA — the Dialect Atlas Goes Online”

Sheila Embleton and Eric Wheeler 

Sheila Embleton

Born in Ottawa, Dr. Embleton graduated from Lisgar Collegiate Institute, then attended the University of Toronto, from where she earned her BSc (Mathematics & Linguistics, 1975), MSc (Mathematics & Statistics, 1976), and PhD (Linguistics, 1981). Her areas of scholarly interest are historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, dialectology, mathematical/statistical methods in linguistics, onomastics, Peircean semiotics, and women and language. She has published in all these areas. Her areas of language specialization include English, German, Germanic, French, Romance, Slavic, and Finno-Ugric. She is the author of Statistics in Historical Linguistics (1986) and is editor of the Fourteenth LACUS Forum (1988) and Twenty-Fourth LACUS Forum (1998), and co-editor of Indo-European and the Indo-Europeans (1992, 1993) as well as both The Emergence of the Modern Language Sciences: Studies on the Transition from Historical-Comparative to Structural Linguistics Volume 1 Historiographical Perspectives and Volume 2 Methodological Perspectives and Applications (1999), published by John Benjamins, of Amsterdam and Philadelphia. She is associate editor of Diachronica and The Journal of Quantitative Linguistics , review editor of Word and Journal of Finnish Studies , and member of the editorial board of Onomastica Canadiana and for the book series Amsterdam Classics in Linguistics, Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, and Edinburgh Historical Linguistics monograph series . Her current research is mostly on dialectometry (statistical methods applied to dialect study), with particular application to British, Finnish and Romanian dialects.

Eric Wheeler has a PhD in Mathematical Linguistics from the University of Toronto (1980).  After a career in industry at the IBM software lab, he took a full-time, contract-limited position with York’s Information Technology programme. The formal collaboration between Embleton and Wheeler began in about 1996, with Dorin Uritescu joining in 2001 (and others since then) and has continued ever since.
Wheeler is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics at York, but is otherwise “retired”.  He has an ongoing interest in computational models of language, in various aspects of Mathematics and old-time fiddle music.

“RODA 2 : vision and legacy of Professor D. Uritescu”

Lăcrămioara Oprea 

Lăcrămioara Oprea graduated from the Faculty of Philology at the University of Timișoara. After working as an instructor for a few years, she started her PhD studies in General Linguistics and Psycholinguistics at the University of Bucharest, with a thesis in Early Child Bilingual Development.

Soon after she arrived in Canada, in 2000, she started collaborating with professor Dorin Uritescu on several projects, mainly on the Romanian Dialect Atlas – Crișana, and on the online version.

She has also been contributing regularly to the Romanian cultural magazine Observatorul in Toronto.

“The New Romanian Linguistic Atlas – Crișana. Achievements and perspectives in developing the atlas experience / Le Nouvel Atlas linguistique roumain – Crișana : réalisations et perspectives pour le développement de l’expérience de l’atlas”

Veronica Vaslin and Gabriela Adam 

Dr. Veronica Ana Vlasin

Areas specialization: Dialectology and Geo-linguistics, History of Romanian Language

Since 2003, researcher at the Romanian Academy, „Sextil Pușcariu” Institute of Linguistics and Literary History from Cluj-Napoca, working as a team member in projects regarding Romanian regional atlases; team manager of projects on editing and digitizing dialectal texts manuscripts.

Member of the Scientific Council of „Sextil Pușcariu” Institute of Linguistics and Literary History; organizer of five international symposia of dialectology; member of the organizing committee of The International Conference „Zilele Sextil Pușcariu”.

Associate chief-editor of „Dacoromania”, new series (ISSN 1582‑4438); editor of the International Symposium of Dialectology Proceedings; editor of „Caietele Sextil Pușcariu” Proceedings.

Main publications‒fundamental works: Noul atlas lingvistic român. Crișana / The New Romanian Linguistic Atlas. Crișana, vol. IV (2017), vol. III (2011).

Gabriela Violeta Adam est chercheure scientifique à L’Institut de Linguistique et d’Histoire littéraire « Sextil Puşcariu » de l’Académie Roumaine.

Elle conduit ses activités de recherche au Département de Dialectologie et Onomastique dans le cadre de trois projets : Le Nouvel Atlas linguistique roumain. Crişana (NALR – Crişana); L’Atlas linguistique roumain I. Textes dialectaux; Le trésor toponymique de la Roumanie.

Ses principales publications incluent : Noul Atlas Lingvistic român. Crișana / Le Nouvel Atlas linguistique roumain. Crişana, vol. IV (2017), vol. III (2011). Elle est aussi coauteure de Predicativul suplimentar. Funcție sintactică eterogenă / Le prédicatif supplémentaire – fonction syntactique hétérogène (2014), volume qui a reçu le prix pour les débuts en linguistique.

Elle est aussi secrétaire de rédaction scientifique pour la revue de linguistique et de philologie Dacoromania nouvelle série.

April 8

13 : 00 – 14 : 30

 Higher Education and social mobility in France – Professor Shirin Shahrokni 

Discussants Professor Elaine Coburn & Professor Ena Dua

Shirin Shahrokni is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at York University’s Glendon Campus. She holds a PhD in Sociology from Cambridge University and a Master’s from McGill University. Prior to coming to York, she held a post-doctoral fellowship at the INED, National Institute for Demographic Studies in Paris and was a teaching instructor at Sciences-Po Paris. Her work examines identity negotiation processes, educational and professional trajectories as well as issues of racism and discrimination in the lives of immigrants and their children.

This book offers an in-depth sociological exploration of the social trajectories and experiences of children of post-colonial immigrants in France who are embarking on paths of extreme upward intergenerational mobility. The author draws on life history interviews with young adults of North African immigrant background, enrolled at or having recently graduated from the country’s elite higher education institutions, the grandes écoles, to delve into largely under-researched pathways and give a voice to high-achieving members of a population that continues to be collectively associated with difficulties to ‘integrate’. The volume constitutes the first sociological study to document, from the individual actor’s perspective, the everyday experience of racism within France’s elite educational institutions and to reveal the upward mobility experience to be informed by the interlocking effects of racial processes, immigrant ancestry, class background, and gender. Challenging the pervasive representation of descendants of North African immigrants as ‘unsuccessful’ and ‘unable to integrate’, this book sheds light on the experiences of the largely silent upwardly mobile members of a stigmatized minority group, revealing the strategies used to respond to the constraints to their mobility and the importance of familial histories of post-colonial migration, characterized by the former generation’s efforts, sacrifices, and resilience, in informing these ‘success stories’

April 9

10 : 00 – 12: 00

Ana Kraljević

Honours BA in French and Canadian Studies|  3rd year

Ana Kraljević is completing her third year of undergraduate studies with a double major in French and Canadian Studies and a Certificate in Portuguese Proficiency. She is anticipated to begin her journey in the Bachelor of Education program in 2024 in hopes of becoming a French teacher and later working on educational policy reform in Ontario. Ana currently serves as a President’s Ambassador, a member of Student Caucus and Faculty Council, a Robarts Centre Fellow and a Peer Mentor at Glendon. She is strongly passionate about civic engagement and politics, and aside from being a member of her local youth council and a Provincial Riding Representative on the Ontario Provincial Youth Cabinet, she has also worked for two Members of Provincial Parliament during the last three years. Ana is greatly looking forward to being able to virtually present her research project entitled “Redefining the Gendered Tongue in Canada: Linguistic Murder or Modernization?” at the annual research fair on April 9th