The Rosa Bruno-Jofré Symposium in Education 2023

The Rosa Bruno-Jofré Symposium in Education

The Rosa Bruno-Jofré Symposium in Education is an annual gathering organized for and by graduate students in the Faculty of Education at Queen’s University. It features educators and graduate student presenters from across Canada. 


The 2023 Conference Theme:

"The Difference that Difference Makes: Accounting for Diverse Learners in a Dynamic Era"

Registration Is Now Closed

*Registration closes March 10, 2023.


Conference Dates: March 23-24, 2023

Hybrid Format: In-person & Online

Duncan McArthur Hall, 

511 Union St, Kingston, ON K7M 2H3

Day of Conference Information

Please find all of our 'day of conference information' here. This section includes information on how to access our online format, the schedule of each conference day, and the programming booklet with all the details!

Scan this QR code to access the RBJSE 2023 Zoom platform.

QR code for Zoom link

Alternatively, you can use the following details to access the Zoom platform:

Zoom Meeting Link:

Meeting ID: 96405118359

Passcode: 341625

Once you have logged onto the Zoom call, you will be able to choose which break out room session you wish to attend.

View our official schedule for both conference days.

Official Schedule - RBJSE 2023 (PDF document 71.6 KB)

Meet our Keynote Speakers

Dr. Janelle Brady

Assistant professor in the School of Early Childhood Studies, Faculty of Community Services at Toronto Metropolitan University.

Learn more Dr. Brady

Dr. William Pinar

Professor in Curriculum Studies, University of British Columbia.

Learn more about Dr. Pinar

Meet Our Panelists

Dr. Melody Viczko

Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education at Western University in the area of critical policy studies, and equity and leadership studies.

Learn more about Dr. Viczko

Dr. Dalitso Ruwe

Assistant Professor of Black Political Thought at Queens University.

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Dr. David Samuel Green

Educator, Researcher, Psychotherapist, Entrepreneur, and Motivational/Inspirational Speaker.

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Dr. Lee Airton

Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies in Education at Queen's University.

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Dr. Thashika Pillay

Assistant Professor of Educational Policy at Queen's University.

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Common questions regarding presentations, accommodations, and parking.

1. Roundtable Presentation 

A roundtable presentation is an opportunity to receive feedback on proposed research in an informal, collaborative environment. Presenters will orally present their proposed research to facilitate discussion, with 5 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for discussion, questions, and feedback. The session participants will take on the role of asking questions and providing feedback.  


2. Poster Presentation 

A poster presentation is an opportunity to receive feedback on works in progress. Presenters will present their work in progress using a poster to facilitate discussion, with 10 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for discussion, questions, and feedback. Please follow common poster guidelines. Typical posters are 48" x 60", but slightly smaller or larger is permissible.


3. Lecture Presentation 

This presentation format is often selected when the presenter’s goal is to present data or academic findings from a polished, soon-to-be complete or finished research study. Each paper presentation will be 20 minutes in length, including 15 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for questions and discussion. 


4. Alternative Presentation 

An alternative presentation format provides participants with an opportunity to present their academic work in a creative way. Participants may present as part of a group or as an individual. The purpose of the presentation should be clearly articulated and related to the conference theme and should be no longer than 10 minutes. Possible formats include, but are not limited to: 

  • Pecha Kucha: present your research in 20 slides with 20 seconds per slide.
  • 3MT: present your research and its wider impact in 3 minutes or less with one slide and no props.
  • Art Gallery: an asynchronous format for the duration of the conference. Examples include poetry, visual art or representations, etc. 

We've partnered with the Donald Gordon Hotel and Conference Centre to give student presenters a student rate.

The Donald Gordon Hotel and Conference Centre is conveniently located 500m or a 5-minute walk from the conference venue.

Students are $160/per night plus taxes which includes:

  • Single occupancy ($180/per night for double)
  • Queen bed
  • Breakfast
  • Wife
  • Parking


Donald Gordon Hotel and Conference Centre

421 Union Street, Kingston, Ontario, Canda K7L 4L6

Call to book: (613) 533-2221

There is parking available at our conference venue. There is a fee for all-day parking which can be paid through your phone's HONK app. The HONK app can be used to pay for parking in the front or back parking lots around Duncan McArthur Hall. Parking rates (as of Nov. 2022) are $2.00 an hour or $10.00 for the day. Please note that these rates may change - please check the app for the most up to date rates. 

City of Kingston parking tickets are issued for parking violations. Once you receive a ticket, the Faculty has no means of waiving it and cannot pay the fine for you. Parking permits are not required after 5 pm or on weekends.

Duncan McArthur Hall Parking Map (PDF 249 KB)

Unfortunately, no. The keynote, panel, workshops and paper presentations will be hybrid. In-person participants can watch online presentations in the Teaching Corner in the Education Library, but the online participants will only have access to online presentations or the main hybrid sections stated above.

Registration for the conference will be in room A341 in Duncan Mcarthur Hall. We will have signs and a student to direct individuals.

Once you check-in, you will get a lanyard with a QR code that directs you to an online program and map. This will help you find the rooms and goodies throughout the conference.

Planning Committee

Learn more about this year's planning committee members.

Meet the team!

Past Conferences

Learn more about our past conferences.

Learn more here!

Educational Research

Learn more about research being done at Queen's University, Faculty of Education.

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