Bringing "Research & Scholarship @ Kwantlen" to You
Research & Scholarship @ Kwantlen Lecture Series 2009-2010
Lecture # 6: Chiang_Poster
“Managing Racism and Sexism: A Case Study of Chinese Immigrant Women Entrepreneurs in Richmond, BC.”
Dr. Frances Chiang, Sociology Department, KPU
Thursday, November 25, 2010, 4:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.
Conference Centre 2550 A Side, Surrey Campus
Existing entrepreneurial discourses have been dominated by white middle-class androcentric approach, giving little space to the discussions of racism and sexism experienced by minority women entrepreneurs. This paper aims to fill this gap through an examination of the experiences of Chinese immigrant women entrepreneurs in Richmond, BC using an intersectional approach. The key research question addressed in the paper is to what extent, and in what ways, do racism and sexism impact on the entrepreneurial experiences of Chinese immigrant women entrepreneurs and what strategies do they use in managing discrimination to protect themselves and their businesses? Four main strategies were derived from the findings, namely, creating a comfortable niche, playing the mainstream card, swallowing the pain, and resisting.
Lecture # 5: Royal_Whittington-Walsh_Poster
“The Philosopher’s Teahouse: Rethinking the Past; Teaching for the Future”
Dr. Fiona Whittington-Walsh (Sociology Department) and Dr. Wendy Royal (ELS Department)
Participants: SOCIO 1125, ELST 0383; ELST 0283 (70 students)
International Education Week: November 15, 2010
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond Campus
Instructors from both disciplines collaborated in preparing their classes for this activity, using relevant articles from a sociology textbook, StatsCan survey, and newspaper article. Students from both areas watched the CBC video, “How tolerant are Canadians”. The cafeteria was set up to simulate a “Philosopher’s Café” and students were grouped with students from the other discipline in order to discuss the following questions.
Lecture # 4 : Multiculturalism_Poster
"Reflections on Multiculturalism and Education in Canada and Abroad"
International Education Week
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
8771 Lansdowne Road
Panel Members (Chair: Dr. WendyRoyal, English Language Studies):
Christina Pikios, English Language Studies, Reflections on teaching in global and multicultural classrooms.
Dr. Fiona Whittington-Walsh, Sociology Department,Is disability reflected in multiculturalism?
Karrie Beard, Kwantlen Student, South Africa through the lens of a Canadian foreign student.
Dr. Amir Mirfakhraie, Sociology Department, Canadian Scholars and Iranian School Textbooks: Are multiculturalism and global education reflected in Iranian school textbooks?
Lecture # 3: Moretti_Poster
"Of catwalks and plazas: fashion in contemporary Italy"
Dr. Cristina Moretti, Anthropology Department, KPU
Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Conference Centre 2550 A Side, Richmond
Lecture #2: Royal_Poster
"THE PHILOSOPHER’S TEAHOUSE: NEGOTIATION, AGENCY AND TRANSFORMATION IN A MULTICULTURAL ESL ACADEMIC PREPARATION CLASS"
Dr. Wendy Ann Royal, English Language Studies, KPU
Friday, September 25, 2009
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Conference Room, G1205A
Lecture # 1: Teaching_Learning_Poster
" Practicing and Theorizing Teaching/Learning from Local & Global Perspectives"
CGME Faculty, KPU
Annual Fall Meeting of the Faculty of Social Sciences
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Tues Sept. 1, 2009
9:20 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Room, C2820