Working with communities for a world that works for communities
“Wise Practices for Life Promotion: Promoting wellness and preventing suicide in First Nations Communities.” CYC in Action VI conference. Victoria, BC. April, 2019. (with Bill Mussell, Carol Hopkins, Ryan Pielle, Ed Connors, Jennifer White, and Jordan Davis).
“Rethinking relational practice with youth: Living it every day.” 20th Canadian/12th triennial international Child and Youth Care conference: Transitions and transformations. May, 2018. Richmond, BC (with Ryan Pielle).
“Walking the talk (and stumbling): Complexities of employing a CYC approach in the online classroom.” CYC in Action V conference. Victoria, BC. April, 2017. (with Lori Hamar and Amber Rowse-Robinson)
“The sound of silence around youth suicide.” Ministry of Children and Family Development. Victoria, BC. January, 2017. (with Jennifer White).
“Curating space: Fostering community leadership.” Royal Roads Leadership Conference 2015: Leadership. Complex. World. Victoria, BC. October, 2015. (with Alison Taplay)
“Empowering the distance instructor through communities of practice.” COHERE Conference, University of Victoria. Victoria, BC. October, 2015. (with Janni Aragon, Denise Hodgins, and Samantha Corrington)
“Leaning in: Teaching relational practice … relationally.” 13thAnnual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, HI. January, 2015. (with Marie Hoskins)
“Community engagement: ‘Curating space’ in teaching, learning, and inquiry.” Symposium on Scholarly Teaching and Learning Practice. Vancouver, BC. November, 2014. (with Alison Taplay)
“How public sector jobs can foster community economies.” CCPA mini conference. Vancouver, BC. November, 2014.
“Inquiring into life as we live it: Hybrid research collectives.” CYC in Action IV: Responding to our current times. Victoria, BC. May, 2014.
“The stories we live by: Building common ground through stories.” CYC World Conference. St. John’s, Newfoundland. June, 2013.
“Fostering resiliency/ fostering community: A collective change process.” Tenth Triennial International Child and Youth Care Conference. Canmore, AB. October, 2012.
“Life and Narrative: How situated narrative can inform human service practices.” Narrative Matters Conference. Paris, France. May, 2012.
“Writing through: Research as process, not product.” International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. May, 2011.
“Contextualizing Care: Alternatives to the Individualization of Struggles and Support by Considering Loss.” CYC in Action III: Leading Conversations in Research, Policy, and Practice. Victoria, BC. April, 2011.
“Seeking Solutions without Centering Problems.” CYC in Action III: Leading Conversations in Research, Policy, and Practice. Victoria, BC. April, 2011.
“Troubling professional practice: Moving towards new possibilities. Children and armed conflict.” International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. May, 2010. (with Marie Hoskins)
“Making meaning in context. Puzzling relationships: Image, metaphor, and change.” International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. May, 2009. (with Marie Hoskins)
“Relational inquiry: Photography as a means for generating dialogues with adolescent girls who use crystal meth.” Network of Constructivist Psychology Conference. Victoria, BC. June, 2008. (with Marie Hoskins)
“Connecting through photography: Research with adolescent girls.” Child and Youth Care Conference. Victoria, BC. April, 2008. (with Marie Hoskins)