Symposium to highlight impact of Faculty-funded COVID-19 projects

The experiences of racialized international students at Brock, sleep difficulties for children with autism spectrum disorder and online resources for enhanced learning and recruitment are among the Social Sciences research topics to be discussed at an online symposium next week.

On Monday, May 17 from 2 to 3:30 p.m., the public is invited to attend the second online symposium to showcase work that was supported through the Special COVID-19-Related Dean’s Discretionary Fund.

As the disruptive potential of the pandemic became clear in spring 2020, the Office of the Dean of Social Sciences established the fund to support ongoing and innovative initiatives by members of the Faculty as they pivoted activities and projects to comply with the new COVID-19 context.

Close to 30 projects received financial support to aid in reimagining and realigning activities. The first COVID-19-related symposium featuring faculty and graduate student presenters took place in February and highlighted 10 projects. The second symposium offers the additional recipients an opportunity to discuss their funded projects.

The agenda for the second symposium includes:

  • Julie Koudys and Aman-Preet Randhawa (Applied Disability Studies) — Assessment and Treatment of Sleep Difficulties for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Lynn Dempsey and Jordan Gallant (Applied Linguistics) — Multifunctional Online Resources for the Enhancement of Learning in Applied Linguistics
  • Danielle Molnar (Child and Youth Studies) — COVID Dance Research and Brock Students On-line
  • Mary-Beth Raddon (Sociology) — Student Outreach Assistant, Summer 2020
  • Hijin Park, Appiah Bonsu and Shuo Wang (Sociology) — COVID-19’s differential impact: The experiences of and needs of racialized international students at Brock University

Everyone is welcome to attend. Click here to join the meeting on Microsoft Teams.

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