Program at-a-glance

DAY ONE – April 30, 2018



KEYNOTE 9:30-10:30

Exploring a Passage to Community Engagement. Lynn Moorman, Professor, Earth & Environmental Sciences


COFFEE BREAK 10:30-10:45


SESSION I – 10:45-12:15

Predatory Publishing and the Rise of Fake Scholarship. Presented by Richard Hayman. 10:45 – 11:45 in the Mount Allan Room

Learning from Failure: Evidence to Practice. Presented by Darlene Dawson, Deanna Wiebe, Dennis Valdez, Erika Smith, Genevieve Currie, and Liza Choi. 10:45 – 11:45 in Mount Kidd C

The MRFA – Where Might We Go from Here? Presented by Outgoing MRFA President Marc Schroeder. 10:45 – 11:45 in the Wildflower Room

Reflective Teaching Practices. Presented by Natalie Badenduck. 11:45 – 12:15 in Mount Kidd A

Teaching with primary sources in the Archives and Special Collections. Presented by Peter Houston. 11:45 – 12:15 in the Mount Allan Room

Student Evaluation of Teaching: Origins and causes of false beliefs that students learn more from more highly rated professors. Presented by Bob Uttl. 11:45 – 12:15 in Mount Kidd C

Delivery of a first-year experience course: The effectiveness of a course redesign. Presented by Breda Eubank, Julie Booke, and Nadine Van Wyk. 11:45 – 12:15 in the Wildflower Room


LUNCH 12:15 – 1:15 in the Rockies Dining Room


SESSION II – 1:30 – 3:00

Sparking a deeper passion for teaching, learning, and scholarship. Presented by Nancy-Angel Doetzel. 1:30 – 2:15 in the Mount Allan Room

Exploring Diversity: an FLC journey. Presented by Al Fedoruk, Frances Widdowson, Liza Choi, Miriam Carey, Pearl Herscovitch, and Rajbir Bhatti. 1:30 – 3:30 in Mount Kidd A

Aristotle’s Metaphysics of Education. Presented by Duncan MacLean. 1:30 – 2:15 in Mount Kidd C

Discovering the Boundaries: Important Insights into Interpersonal Relations Between Faculty and Students. Presented by Ben Kusi-Sekyere, Charles Hepler, Darlene Dawson, Evelyn Field, Jennifer Solinas, and Justine Huet. 1:30 – 3:00 in the Wildflower Room

Product Justice – A Guidance System for Teaching, Service, and Creative Scholarship. Presented by Patricia Derbyshire. 2:15 – 3:00 in the Mount Allan Room

Inquiry based approach to learning: Fact or fiction? Presented by Norm Vaughan. 2:15 – 3:00 in Mount Kidd C


COFFEE BREAK 3:00 – 3:15 


SESSION III – 3:15 – 3:45

Smartphone Addiction:  On Banning Cell Phones and Computers in My Classes this Semester. Presented by Elaine Mullen. 3:15 – 3:45 in the Mount Allan Room

Conflict at MRU. Presented by Randy Genereux. 3:15 – 3:45 in the Wildflower Room

Decreasing Risk of Surgical Infections in Benin, West Africa. Presented by Olive Fast. 3:15 – 3:45 in Mount Kidd A

Well-being in the Learning Environment. Presented by Glen Ryland and Mirjam Knapik. 3:15 – 3:45 in Mount Kidd C


GROUP PHOTO 3:50 – 4:00PM

Group Photo at the Pond: This will only take a couple minutes then we can go do the fun stuff!!!



Meet up at Locations provided between 4:00 – 4:10pm

Yoga & Mindfulness in the Mountains: Maurie Maclennan. Meet up in the Mount Allan Room at 4:00pm (session will be held in this room in the case of inclement weather).

Mountain Biking in the Rockies: Dawn Rault. Meet outside of Kananaskis Outfitters by the pond at 4:00pm.

Hiking: Jim Fischer. Meet up in the Mount Kidd Manor Foyer at 4:00pm.

Mountain Climbing: Raphael Slawinski. Meet up at the registration table at 4:00pm.

A Street-dance Lesson:  Shuffle and Charleston Dance: Young Cheol Jung. Meet up in the Wildflower Room at 4:00pm.




Music, Dancing and Karaoke – Mount Kidd Ballroom

Self-directed – Wildflower room (bring your own board games – space provided)


DAY TWO – May 1


Faculty Lightning Talks 9:00-10:00 Introducing…“the Newbies and the Oldies”

BREAK 10:00-10:15 – Please take this time to check out of your room. A space will be provided for luggage storage – see signage at registration table.


SESSION IV – 10:15-11:45

Socred Confidential:  Premier Manning and the Attempted Takeover of the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta. Presented by Bruce Foster and Duane Bratt. 10:15 – 11:00 in the Mount Allan Room

Turn and Face the Strange – Keeping Courses Hip and With it. Presented by Alana Gieck and Karen Owen. 10:15 – 11:00 in Mount Kidd A

Working Better Together: An Interprofessional Learning Activity.  Presented by Genevieve Currie, Lisa Semple, Monica Pauls, and Scott Hughes. 10:15 – 11:00 in Mount Kidd C

Caring About Student Self-Care. Presented by Deb Bennett & Patricia Kostouros. 10:15 – 11:00 in the Wildflower Room

Decoding 2.0: Re-Thinking Decoding the Disciplines in the Face of Decolonization. Presented by Lee Easton and Roberta Lexier. 11:00 – 11:45 in the Mount Allan Room

Making assignments whose solutions aren’t on the Internet (yet). Presented by Charles Hepler. 11:00 – 11:45 in Mount Kidd A

The Unplanned, Underprepared, AND Paperless Course. Presented by Evelyn Field. 11:00 – 11:45 in Mount Kidd C

The Kinaesthetic Classroom. Presented by Heather MacLeod. 11:00 – 11:45 in the Wildflower Room


LUNCH 12:00 – 1:10 in the Rockies Dining Room


SESSION V – 1:15 – 1:45 / 2:15

Strangers in the New Homeland: The Personal Stories of Jamaican Canadian Adults who migrated to Canada as Children. Presented by Marva J. Ferguson. 1:15 – 1:45 in the Mount Allan Room

Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom: The Lindsay Shepherd Case. Presented by Frances Widdowson. 1:15 – 1:45 in Mount Kidd A

Towards our Shared Humanity: Exploring the work of the Arts Diversity Committee. Presented by Alan Antioquia, Frederick Ulmer, Gabrielle Lindstrom, Harpreet Aulakh, Maria-Jesus Plaza, Mirjam Knapick, and Verna Raab. 1:15 – 2:15 in the Wildflower Room

Building Resilient University Leaders. Presented by Janet Miller, Jodi Nickel, Ruth Seltner, and Yasmin Dean. 1:15 – 2:15 in Mount Kidd C