Student Speaker Series February 13 2018

The Student Speaker Series provides students an opportunity to practice their presentation skills and share their ideas with their peers. Students may practice presenting for an upcoming conference, defense, or share other ideas (e.g., methodology, epistemology, theoretical framework) with their peers. Register for upcoming events here:

Students are invited to be part of the audience to learn from their peers and provide constructive feedback to the presenters. Sessions will be advertised via the EGSA-AÉDÉ newsletter, Facebook page and Twitter. We look forward to seeing you all there!


1:00 PM : Carène Pierre René

1:30PM : Register here:

2:00 PM : Discussion

Date: February 13, 2018 1PM

Location: LMX 477

(Please note, abstracts are presented in the language in which they are received)

Hey G! An Examination of how English Language Learning Visible Minority High School Youths Experience the intersection of race and Second Language Learning (Carène Pierre René)

 This study seeks to explore how English language learning (ELL) visible minority youth from immigrant families living in Ottawa, experience the intersections of ‘race’ and second language learning in after school youth programs. Despite the fact that race is a socially constructed notion which has subsequently become discredited as having no biological basis, the concept continues to impact youths’ linguistic identities. Within the Canadian context, few programs have been established to support ELL visible minority students to address race issues. As a result, there is a need for a bridge between the academic situation and the after school one.