Laura King and Alex Lussier hosted student focus groups in collaboration with the Mental Health Commission of Canada. The goal of the focus group was to inform policy, support the academic success of students, and decrease stigma regarding mental illness and other mental health problems.
Alex Lussier was chosen to attend a meeting organized by the Intersectorial Student Committee of the FRQ. Two members of the committee presented a report on how to improve student involvement in research at the collegial level.
Adaptech co-director Jennison Asuncion was interviewed by 1a about “Designing our world: Accessibility in tech.” Retrieved from https://the1a.org/segments/designing-our-world-accessibility-in-tech/
In June 2019 Adaptech hosted Belgian guests Pierre Muraille from CRETH (http://www.creth.be) and Vincent Leone from Fondation I see (https://www.fondationisee.be). Topics discussed included accessibility of software, hardware and mobile technology apps in Belgium and Canada.
Anick Legault was interviewed for an article about the semester going online that was published in the Dawson Employee News. Retrieved from https://www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/news/dawson-community/teachers-saving-the-semester-by-going-online/
Marie-Ève Rioux-Massie is a “student fellow” with the Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy (CRWDP), a transdisciplinary initiative on the future of work disability policy in Canada. Its objective is to lay the foundation for a national, evidence-informed, coordinated approach to supporting people with work disabilities in Canada.
Her research topic is: “The professional integration of people with “invisible” disabilities: The point of view of advisers towards graduates of college technical programs.”
Marie-Ève Rioux-Massie has been awarded a scholarship intended for a student who is in a bachelor’s or master’s program in industrial relations and is a member of CPHR Canada, Chartered Professionals in Human Resources. CPHR Canada is the national voice on the enhancement and promotion of the Human Resources Profession.
Daphné Giguere-Bosse is the lucky winner of ASUS ZenPad 8.0. Her name was pulled from among those participants who completed the employment questionnaire for a study conducted by the Adaptech Research Network.
Anick Legault, Laura King, Mary Jorgensen and Alice Havel presented at the Active Learning and Technology Meeting. Anick presented videos of students using smartphones in class. Mary and Alice presented findings from recent research about the use of smartphones in class. Finally, Laura led a discussion period were we asked the audience about how they use smartphones in class.
Catherine Fichten presented a summary of the research conducted by the Adaptech Research Network at the Vitrine sur la recherche collégiale meeting.