Information On Research & Knowledge Mobilization Day Sessions

Research & Knowledge Mobilization Day Session Formats The following sessions can be organized by students and/or faculty. Sessions can include faculty members only, students only, or faculty and students. You can submit your ideas and research proposals under any of the following formats:

Paper Session:
In this session, participants will present a short version of their papers. Three to four papers will be presented in each session, followed by discussions at the end of the session. Each author will have 10 to 15 minutes to present his/her paper. At the end of each session, 15 minutes is allocated to question and answer session by the audience.

Poster Session:
In this session, presenters have the opportunity to display graphic presentations of their research and to informally discuss their findings and arguments with the audience. Three to four posters will be presented in each session. Each session is scheduled for either 60 or 80 minutes. Each presenter will display his/her poster in the room. The audience will have the opportunity to view the posters at the beginning of the session before individual presenters discuss their research. Each presenter will have 10 to 15 minutes to discuss his/her research. At the end of all presentations, 15 minutes will be allocated to question and answer period.

Roundtable Session:
In this session, the emphasis is on interaction between the presenters and the audience. Each presenter will have 5 to 10 minutes to explore his/her ideas and to present his/her research findings. The remaining of the time, the presenters and members of the audience will collectively discos and explore the ideas that have been presented and their implications.

Performance and Demonstration Session:
In this session, the presenters will offer a brief overview of the performance or demonstration, why it is important, and what can be learned from it. In this type of presentation, the aim is to show and illustrate a specific technique, method, or tool in order to highlight the importance of the approach for scholarship and knowledge production, and how it adds to our understanding of a specific topic or issue.

Symposium Session:
In this session, faculty, staff, and/or students from various disciplines and/or perspectives explore a specific issue, topic, and research idea. The focus can be on a theme, offering solutions to a set of specific problems or issues, and presenting opposing views about a specific theoretical or methodological controversy. Each symposium session is comprised of four to six presenters, who will participate in interactive discussions of their ideas with the other presenters and the members of the audience. Each session is scheduled for 60 minutes.

Prearranged Session:
If you and other faculty, students, and/or staff are interested to discuss various aspects of an issue, such as looking at the education system from multiple perspectives or analyzing the effects of various forms of discrimination in different parts of the world, you can form your own session.

A prearranged session focuses on a specific theme, but each presenter can explore different aspect of the theme under consideration. Each panel should consist of three to four papers.

Your proposal must be submitted by Friday, September 27, 2013. You can either submit your proposal by emailing it to or online. To submit your individual proposal online, please click here.

Those wishing to submit a proposal for a prearranged panel must complete the panel application. You can submit your session proposals online. To submit your prearranged session proposal online, please click here.

We also ask all those attending and presenting at the Research & Knowledge Mobilization Day to register by Friday, October 11, 2013 here

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