Conference Program 2011

Sociology and Criminology Undergraduate Student Conference

Conference Program

8:30 – 9:00 - Registration
Conference Room C Side, G1205C

9:00 – 9:30 - Opening Ceremonies – Welcome Speech
Dr. Amir Mirfakhraie, Sociology Department, KPU
Dr. Frances Chiang, Sociology Department, KPU
Seema Ahluwalia, Chair, Sociology Department, KPU

9:30 – 9:50 - Keynote Speaker
Dr. Farhad Dastur, Associate Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, KPU
‘Student-Centered Teaching/Learning at KPU: a unique polytechnic approach’

10:00 – 11:00 - Concurrent Sessions 1, 2 & 3

Session 1- Race, Ethnicity & Women
Room: C3820
Chair: Dr. Frances Chiang

‘Woman as a Minority: Through Gender, Ethnicity and Sexuality’ –
Sim Badesha, KPU
‘The Multifaceted Practice of Veiling: Moving beyond Orientalism and Stereotypes’ – Sara Yasan, UBC
‘Women in Canada: How Gender and Ethnicity Create a “Double Oppression” for Aboriginal Women’ – Umme Mansoory, SFU

Session 2 - Sociological Approaches by Criminology Students
Room: C3830
Chair: Dr. Charles Quist-Adade

‘Qualitative Analysis of Bridges’ – Iman Ghahremani, Arafat Kalam, Gregory Doyle, Jenis Jeet & Raj Bhatti, KPU
‘Controlling Corruption: Police Use of Internal Safeguarding Structures’ – Matthew Hutchinson, KPU
‘Ethnocentrism and the Ideology of Class: Deciphering “The Word for World is Forest”’ – Navjeet Bhupal, KPU

Session 3 - Film as Ethnography
Room: C3840
Chair: Dr. Fiona Whittington-Walsh

‘Exploring Research Methods with Michael Apted’s Up Series’ – Faith Bates, Faith Chern, Meliza Yang, Jennifer Job & Alana Iggulden, KPU

11:00 – 12:10 - Concurrent Sessions 4, 5 & 6

Session 4 - Education & Society: Canadian & Transnational Perspectives
Room: C3820
Chair: Dr. Amir Mirfakhraie

‘From Exclusion to Inclusion: Citizenship Education’ – Karrie Beard, KPU
‘Education & Capitalism: The New Labor Force’ – Eva Botten, KPU
‘The Transitional Nature of the Croatian Education System’ – Sandra Asic, KPU

Session 5 - Gender & Sexuality
Room: C3830
Chair: Dr. Charles Quist-Adade

‘Misconceptions of Beauty’ – Anjneet Panesar, KPU
‘Without Gender & Sexuality, Strip Clubs Would Not Exist’ – Christina Petersen, KPU
‘Laura Croft and the Male Gaze’ – Jonathan Mountain, KPU

Session 6 - Sociological Analysis of Films
Room: C3840
Chair: Dr. Fiona Whittington-Walsh

‘A Critical Analysis of "The Breakfast Club"’ – Chu Yi (Cherrie) Han, Ania Jedrzejewska, Raechel Malapitan & Jessica Byrne, KPU
‘East vs. West: The Issues of Patriarchy, Identity Crisis and Adaptation’ – Robin Curry & Saira Hayre, KPU

12:20 – 13:20 - Lunch
Conference Room C Side, G1205C

13:20 – 13:40 - Keynote Speaker
Dr. Charles Quist-Adade, Sociology Department, KPU
‘Personal is Political: the dialectic of personal experience and theory formation’

13:40 – 14:00 - Keynote Speaker
Dr. Mariana Gatzeva, Sociology Department, KPU
‘Quantitative Knowledge and Its Characteristics’

14:10 – 15:10 - Concurrent Sessions 7, 8 & 9

Session 7 - Cyber Media
Room: C3820
Chair: Dr. Fiona Whittington-Walsh

‘The Homeless Blog: A Virtual Tool for Civic Re-Engagement among Homeless Canadians’ – Amanda Cheong, UBC
‘Portrayal of Women in the Media’ – Wing Hon Richie Li, SFU

Session 8 - Development & Poverty
Room: C3830
Chair: Dr. Mariana Gatzeva

‘Reducing Child Mortality MDG # 4’ – Deepak Guraya, Nasim Mossallaie & Karrie Beard, KPU
‘Foreign Aid: Alleviating Poverty or Political Strategy’ – Iman Ghahremani, KPU

Session 9 - Regionalism, Identity Construction & National Politics
Room: C3840
Chair: Dr. Amir Mirfakhraie

‘Racism and Quebec: Voices from Quebec’ – Charles Michael Goodwin, KPU
‘On the Exclusionary Canadian Identity’ – Brian Hnatiak, KPU
‘The Presidential Election of 2008: Media and Voter Turnout’ –Andrea Harvey, KPU

15:10 – 15:30 - Coffee Break
Conference Room C Side, G1205C

15:30 – 15:50 - Keynote Speaker
Stephen Dooley, Sociology and Criminology Departments, KPU
‘Practical and Experiential Knowledge: from theory to praxis’

15:50 – 16:20 - Closing Ceremonies
Dr. Amir Mirfakhraie, Sociology Department, KPU