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Master of Teaching Program
MT Research Conference 2023

We are excited to share the program for our annual MT Research Conference, taking place in person on February 17th, 2023, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm – the program is available online. The program is available as a shared Google Doc, reflecting all changes as they happen. You’ll are able to download a copy for your own records, but please check the online program for any changes (e.g., room number for the sessions you plan to attend), as we approach the date. In the program, you will find an overview of the schedule, information about our keynote speaker, and a complete list of sessions, including all presentations.  

Day Schedule

For the most updated schedule, please check the day schedule on the program document.

Time Event Location

09:00 AM -  10:00 AM

Only year 2 TCs in-person. Keynote broadcast via Zoom for Year 1 TCs

OISE Auditorium
(Ground Level)

10:10 AM- 12:00 PM

Both Year 1 and Year 2

Check the Morning Sessions Schedule

12:10 PM - 2:00 PM

Year 1 Only*

OISE Auditorium
(Ground Level)

2:10 PM - 4:00 PM

Both Year 1 and Year 2 TCs

Check the Afternoon Sessions Schedule

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

Year 2** TCs

OISE Library
(Ground Level)

Due to space limitations, this event can only accommodate Year 1 students. Year 2 students are encouraged to plan a lunch or other social time nearby in their cohorts.
** Due to space limitations, this event can only accommodate Year 2 students and faculty.

Three Minute Competion

The 3-Minute Research competition had 16 presentations from our students which were presented at the event. A panel of judges evaluated each presentation.




Process Based Grading & Student Engagement
James Gerald Hicks 


The Teacher Diversity Gap
Urvashi Shelke


Embodied Geography: Rehearsing Identity & Place-Making 
madeline mckinnell


The Inclusion and Cultivation of Identity for ELL Students
Vanessa Grassa


The Role of Teacher Unions in Ontario's Education System and Political Economy
Jack Hallman


Special Education– Journey To A Clean Plate 
Ellie Leung


Easy as 1-2-3?
Karine White


Teaching Sustainability?
Jan Moryk


Generation Alpha: A New School Forward
Mary Karambatos


Where are you, my teacher?
YiChen (Julie) Wang


The Curation of a Classroom Library — Teachers’ Perceptions of the Accessibility of Literature for Students with Disabilities
Shannon Tinning


The Sharp Sparkle of Shattered Glass: LGBTQ+ Representation in Ontario K-6 Schools 
Maxime Lamarche


Inequity From School Location: School, Neighbourhood, and Transportation
Victor Lo


Homework is Not Accessible
Breanna Howell


Integrations of Immigrant ELL’s into Canadian Education
Veron Zhou


How Could We Better Implement Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Initiative in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education for English Language Learners (ELL) in Ontario? 
Hao Sun

2023 Winners

Congratulations to Our 2023 Winners:

1st place
James Gerald Hicks

2nd place
Urvashi Shelke

3rd place
Madeline Mckinnell


The "live program" refers to the Google Doc that has the program for the conference. The term was used to indicate that any changes are updated as they are happening in the program document. For example, a change in location/room for a given session. Both morning and afternoon paper sessions will be held in person. 

A link to the program is available on this page (see the links at the top of the page)

The Keynote address, which is part of the Morning Plenary, as well as the Three Minute Competition, which is happening during lunch, will be streamed live. Zoom links will be updated on the conference program by the end of day on February 16, 2023.

The schedule, as well as other details about the conference, are available on the MT Research Conference Program as a Google Document. Any changes, if applicable, will be reflected on the document so pleace ensure that you check it frequently.

If you have any questions about the conference, including presentation format or accommodations, please reach out to your Research 2 instructor.  

You can just bring a USB or use an online shared link to the file with the session chair in advance. Every room has a session chair that has a computer available to connect to the audio/video system in the room. However, it might be a good idea to bring your own device as a backup and any adapters in that might be needed in case you don't have a standard HDMI or VGA port on your machine.

The department doesn't have any spare adapters to lend out. In case the room doesn't have the appropriate adapter (e.g., a lightning port connection to present from an iPad), you are encouraged to share the file with the chair or one of the other presenters that have a compatible device.

The continued use of masks in the building is strongly encouraged. This is particularly important in areas where social distancing cannot be maintained. More information on the Navigating the In-Person Experience at OISE page.

Presenters and attendees will arrange for their own lunch. Year 2 TCs are encouraged to plan lunch nearby OISE in their cohorts. Year 1 TCs, given that the Three Minute Competition is happening during lunch, could arrange for lunch before or after the competition (exiting a paper session earlier or joining a paper session late, in order to have lunch or for other personal reasons, will not affect attendance).  Refer to the Covid-19 information page for places to eat at OISE.