Research Day at North Slave Campus

November, 25 2019

Research Day is an opportunity for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at Aurora College to display and honour scholarship from students, faculty and invited scholars. Guests to the gathering are invited to cast their vote for the People's Choice Awards for top three posters.

When: Wednesday, December 4th from 9 am to 4 pm
Where: Prince of Wales Auditorium, Yellowknife

There will be two keynote addresses.

The first, From the Archives to the Bookstore: Researching and Writing Canoe and Canvas by Dr. Jessica (Jess) Dunkin will be at 9 am. Dr. Dunkin is currently serving as the Interim Executive Director of the NWT Recreation and Parks Association (NWTRPA). Jess joined the NWTRPA in 2015. She has served as On the Land Programs Consultant and Director of On the Land Programs. In Summer 2019, she was appointed the inaugural Director of Research and Innovation at the NWTRPA. Jess holds a Bachelor of Education from Trent University and a Ph.D. in History from Carleton University. She is a Research Associate at Aurora College and an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta. Jess is the author of Canoe and Canvas: Life at the Encampments of the American Canoe Association, 1880−1910 (UTP, 2019).

The second, Reflections on Knowledge Co-creation, Relationships and Practice, by Dr. Perez Oyugi at 1 pm. Dr. Oyugi holds a PhD in Education (Policy and Leadership) from Brock University in Ontario. She is currently the Director of Yellowknife North Slave Campus at Aurora College in the Northwest Territories. She has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in education management and administration, research, and education foundations. She has also taught adult basic literacy and continuing education courses in community and postsecondary settings. Outside of teaching, Perez has spent many years in administration. She is a former Associate Director, International and Youth with the Canadian Red Cross in Ontario and a former Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor, Finance and Administration at a private university in Kenya. Dr. Oyugi  is an institutional scholar who is passionate about equity and inclusion, social justice, and educational leadership in K-12 and postsecondary settings. Her areas of methodological expertise include qualitative research and critical constructivism. She is currently involved in a research project that looks at leadership transitions in postsecondary settings. Perez also continues to examine institutional undertones of knowledge that inform administrative practice.