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 2024 Conference Theme:
"Reimagining and Reforming Education: Building Critical Pedagogy in the Classroom"
*Registration closes Feb 22
Conference Dates: March 7-8, 2024
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, workshop details, and an opportunity to publish!
*More information will be posted soon!
We have 4 amazing workshops available for our conference days!
All workshops are on March 7 from 3-4pm!
Meera Sidhu is the manager of Research Ethics at Queen’s University and will provide a workshop on general research ethics broadly drawing from the TCPS guidelines and protocols.
Careers Beyond Academia
Jenny Lee Northey is currently a Graduate Coordinator in the Faculty of Education and previously has worked in Career Services. She will be discussing career options for graduate students outside of the academic field.
Turning your Thesis into a Manuscript
Dr. Ian Garner manages the SASS outreach team, workshops, and campus-wide programs. His session will focus on how students can turn their thesis into a publishable manuscript.
Citation Management Tools Simplified
The Faculty of Education librarians will be covering the pros and cons of each citation management software and how to use all of their features.
Publishing Opportunity with Research in a Nutshell X Rosa Bruno Jofre Symposium in Education
Did you know that your Rosa Bruno-Jofré Symposium in Education submission can be published in Research in a Nutshell?
Research in a Nutshell focuses on the researchers at our Faculty of Education.
- Our hope is that you will be inspired to engage with the research as well as the researchers.
- In this publication, you will find the summarized findings of research articles directly related to topics in education as well as citations to the full articles should you wish to read them in their entirety.
- Our hope is that Research in a Nutshelll will be a helpful road map as you build critical perspectives as educators.
Encounters in Theory and History of Education.
We are delighted to announce that paper presentations at the 2024 Rosa Bruno-Jofré Symposium in Education, will have the opportunity to submit for the special issue in the Encounters in Theory and History of Education.
All paper submissions will undergo peer review and selections will be at the discretion of the editorial team.
Approximately 5 papers will be selected from the Rosa Bruno-Jofré Symposium in Education.
The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2024.
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.
Yes! We are fortunate this year to provide five small travel awards of $100 for students travelling to Kingston to present.
Awards will be granted based on the distance of travel and submission type (priority given to lecture presentations).
Individuals will be notified in late January 2024 if they are successful.
Yes! You can book with the Donald Gordon Centre and receive a discount. Just simply say you are a Queen's student or with the RBJSE 2024 Graduate Student Conference. It is a 5 minute walk from West Campus!
More information at:
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.
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.
There is a registration booth on the third floor outside of room A341. We will have signage and volunteers around the building to direct folks as well.
*There is an elevator to the 3rd floor
Yes! Please see below:
Floorplan with the legend: Duncan McArthur Hall Map (first floor and third floor)
Full Floorplan: Duncan McArthur Hall Map (PDF 453 KB)
Map of venue and surrounding areas: West Campus Map