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Jean-Paul Dionne Symposium

The Jean-Paul Dionne Symposium (JPDS) is an annual event organized since 1985 by and for Faculty of Education graduate students to highlight their research projects. Founded by Professor Dionne, the Symposium has grown to encompass two full days of activities with the participation of students from across Canada and the United States.

Navigating Transitions 2024

March 7-8, 2024

Navigating Transitions: Developing Our Professional Identities

This year's theme: Navigating Transitions: Developing our Professional Identities, focuses our attention on the transitions we are all experiencing. Whether this means developing new professional identities, establishing academic connections in a post-COVID world, coming to grips with Artificial Intelligence, or learning new ways to disseminate information, we are all adapting to a world changing at an increasingly dizzying pace.

How do we make sense of our transitions? What are we doing to note the changes that affect us?  What are the implications of living through transitions on the graduate student, teacher candidate, counselling intern, or health professional? Can we find the time to come together and talk about the changes we are all experiencing? What are the opportunities for research focusing on transitions?
 

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History of the JPDS

Jean-Paul Dionne

Jean-Paul Dionne

Professor Jean-Paul Dionne joined the University of Ottawa community in 1966 as a lecturer in mathematics. First becoming an adjunct professor in 1971 in the Faculty of Arts, Professor Dionne joined the Faculty of Education in 1976, where he stayed, until his retirement, twenty years later, in June of 1996. He was widely recognized for the quality of support he provided to his students, his intellectual rigour, and his contributions to the fields of quantitative and qualitative research methods, statistics, and cognitive science. In 1995, he won the University of Ottawa’s prestigious Award for Excellence in Teaching, an acknowledgement of his outstanding work as a thesis supervisor and as a professor. This symposium, founded by Dionne in 1986 as the Graduate Student Symposium, was part of his commitment to helping students gain the experience and skills necessary to succeed. Organized by graduate students within the Faculty of Education, it was, and continues to be, the embodiment of his motto, “Listen, challenge, and support,” providing opportunities for students to present their scholarly work and participate in the organization of an academic conference.

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