Monday, March 25 3:00-5:00 p.m.
The Great Hall, Somerville House, Western University
Researchers from the Faculties of Arts and Humanities, Education, Music and Information and Media Studies will present their locally and internationally recognized research alongside each other to the Western community. On Monday, March 25, please join us for a celebration of research! Refreshments will be served.
Alexander Meyer | Classical Studies
Research Day 2013 will showcase over 50 research projects from The Faculty of Arts and Humanities covering a wide array of topics ranging from Masculinity and Dress in Roman Antiquity to Aristotle and Code, to the Digital Humanities and the development of 3D apps of Western’s campus. Alexander Meyer from the Department of Classical Studies will present Roman Clocks and Calendars: The Vindolanda Fragment. Meyer will discuss how bronze fragments, unearthed in 2008 at the Roman military fort of Vindolanda, were used by the Romans to kept time as part of a perpetual calendar system.
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Pam Malins, PhD student (Curriculum Studies)
The Faculty of Education will feature over fifty Research Day presenters exploring a range of topics including technology, mental health, and inclusivity in education. Pam Malins, a PhD student in the curriculum studies field, will present her poster Elementary School Teachers’ Attitudes About Addressing Gender and Sexual Identities: An Investigation of ‘Childhood Innocence’. Malins will discuss her doctoral research investigating the extent to which primary school teachers in London introduce sexual orientation and gender identity themes in their classrooms. How young is too young?
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Diane Rasmussen & Gemma Richardson
The Faculty of Information and Media Studies will feature number of research posters relating to contemporary technology and information issues including: "Canadian Youth Mental Health Information Perceptions: A Multi-Faceted Study." Does the way that information is found and presented online impact whether youth are likely to seek professional assistance for mental health issues? How can perceptions of information that is intended to help, encourage or dissuade a person from taking further action? With greater than 25% of Canadian youth expected to experience mental illness in their lives, these questions are being tackled by Western FIMS researcher Diane Rasmussen and graduate student Gemma Richardson. Together, they are using a multi-pronged approach to evaluate how youth are finding their information, and what they ultimately do with it.
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Research in the Don Wright Faculty of Music takes many forms as do the activities of our world renowned faculty members. Research work includes creative scholarly products such as high profile national and international performances, CD and DVD recordings of new repertoire or new interpretations of existing repertoire, compositions (frequently commissioned) in addition to written forms traditionally associated with research such as publications of books, book chapters and journal articles.
Scholars conduct research into topics as diverse as music and politics, cultural history and popular music, music theory, theories of pitch and pitch-class structure, Schenkerian theory and analysis, mathematical models in music theory, recording practice, jazz pedagogy, analysis of tonal and post-tonal music, music of the twentieth century, history of music theory, interrelationships of music theory and music analysis, rock music, music analysis and performance, composition, electroacoustic research and performance , the music of Mozart, Stravinksy, Britten and Webern to name just some, the High Baroque, early music, choral music, opera, inclusive music pedagogies, informal learning and philosophy and psychology of music education.
Ruth Wright, PhD (Chair of Department of Music Education) Carol Beynon, PhD, Associate Vice Provost School of Graduate and Post doctoral studies/faculty of education, Betty Anne Younker, PhD, Dean Don Wright Faculty of Music with graduate research assistants Jennifer Hutchison and Leslie Linton will present a poster reporting on their research in a project called Musical Futures Canada.
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Research Day 2013 is generously supported by The Participating Faculties and the Office of the Vice-President, Research
Monday, March 25, 2013
Join us for a celebration of research! Meet your Arts and Humanities colleagues as well as researchers from the Faculties of Education and Information and Media Studies. Everyone welcome, refreshments will be served.