SJRI affiliate to speak at province-wide research symposium | Brock News

The Ontario Council on University Research has selected Jennifer Rowsell, Canada Research Chair in Multiliteracies, to participate in the upcoming Ontario and Canada Research Chairs Symposium, to be held in Toronto April 1-2.

Rowsell, professor in the Department of Teacher Education, and director of the Centre for Multiliteracies and the Brock Reading Clinic, will be speaking on the symposium’s education panel.

“What an incredible honour to be chosen to speak at the Big Thinkers Event and I am grateful to Brock and the Office of Research Services for nominating me,” Roswell said. “I am passionate about literacy education and the promise of future innovations for teaching and learning in Ontario. ” The symposium brings together Ontario and Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) to give presentations in six key areas: ethics, economy, education, health, renewable energy, and borders. Rowsell will be presenting at a breakout session starting at 9:30 a.m. April 2.

“The fact that Dr. Rowsell was chosen to represent Brock University at this prestigious event shows not only the quality of her research but the importance of children’s literacy in the classroom,” said Kevin Kee, Vice President Research – Social Sciences and Humanities.

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