PRESENTATIONS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Invited/Key Note Addresses:

  • Naqvi R. Intercultural vs Multicultural Education: The end of rivalries? November 8, 2013. Western University, London, Ontario.
  • Naqvi R. «Approches novatrices en milieu scolaire pluriethnique: exploiter les livres multilingues au préscolaire», February 15, 2013. Chaire de recherche du Canada sur l’éducation et les rapports ethniques, Université de Montréal, Montreal.
  • Naqvi R. New Possibilities for Our Children: Language As A Cultural Amplifier, Centre for Educational Research on Languages and Literacies, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, November 2, 2012, University of Toronto, Toronto.
  • Naqvi R. Understanding the Shaping Effect of Multilingual Ecologies on Children’s Language Awareness, Centre for the Studies of Literacies at Sheffield, October 16, 2012, Department of Educational Studies University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.
  • Naqvi R. Promoting Multilingualism in Mainstream Schools, Guest Presentation in Professor Heather Lotherington’s seminar on Multilingual Education, Graduate Program in Education, EDUC 5383, Graduate Program in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics LAL 6290. November 15, 2012, York University, Toronto.
  • Naqvi R. Gesture of Language: Living Multiculturalism, Key note delivered at the “Curriculum@theedges11”, April 14, 2011. Department of Secondary Education, University of Alberta. Edmonton.
  • Naqvi R. United Through Diversity An Inspiration For Albertans, Intercultural Dialogue Institute, Calgary, January 27, 2012. Radisson Hotel, Calgary.
  • Naqvi R. If not multiculturalism than what? In Panel on Secularism in the Modern Liberal State with Prof. Jocelyn Maclure, Laval University, Multiculturalism or Interculturalism? What are the Implications for Albertans and Canadians? Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre, Faculty of Law, November 10, 2011, University of Calgary, Calgary.
  • Naqvi R. New Possibilities For Our Children: Language As A Cultural Amplifier, Engaging New Ideas In Education Series, Faculty of Education, November 18, 2010, University of Calgary, Calgary.
  • Naqvi R. Developing Literacy Through Language, ESL Speaker Series, November 3, 2010. Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC.
  • Naqvi R. & Smits H. Thinking About and Enacting Curriculum in “Frames of War”, Key Note Address, Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies Pre-Conference, Canadian Society for the Study of Education, May 27, 2010. Concordia University, Montreal.

Selected Local and National Presentations:

  • Naqvi R. & Smits H. (2010, May). Thinking About and Enacting Curriculum in Frames of War, Key Note Address, Canadian Association of Curriculum studies Pre-Conference, Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Concordia University, Montreal.
  • Naqvi R., Dilov L. & Pfitscher C. (2010, May). Promoting Multilingualism in Schools: Rethinking Identity Through Dual Language Books, Symposium, Canadian Association of Curriculum Studies, Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Concordia University, Montreal.
  • Naqvi R. (2009, May). Opening Doors to Literacy in Canada’s Multicultural Classrooms, Individual paper presentation, Canadian Association of Curriculum studies, Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Carleton University, Ottawa.
  • Naqvi R. & Goddard S. (2008, May). The Call to Honor Diversity in Today’s World: An Introduction to Islamic History Month Canada, Individual paper presentation, Canadian Association of Curriculum Studies, Canadian Society for the Study of Education, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
  • Naqvi R. & Jardine D. (2008, May). Learning not to speak in tongues thoughts on the librarian of Basra, Individual paper presentation, Canadian Association of Curriculum studies, CanadianSociety for the Study of Education, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
  • Smits H. & Naqvi R. (2008, May) The Challenges and Hopes of Diaspora in Teacher Education: ACase Study, Individual paper presentation, Pre-conference Locating Canadian Curriculum Studies in Global Traditions, Canadian Association of Curriculum Studies, Canadian Society for the Study of Education, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
  • Naqvi R. & McKeough A. (2008, May) Dual Language Books: Stepping Stones to Literacy in Canada’s Multicultural Classrooms, Faculty Research Forum, Faculty of Education, University of Calgary.
  • Jardine D. & Naqvi R. (2008, May). Beyond the Dark Age, Faculty Research Forum, Faculty of Education, University of Calgary.
  • Naqvi R. (2008, February). Mirrors & Windows: Dual Language Reading Program Reflects & Clarifies Relationship Between Culture & Literacy, Language Research Centre Lecture Series, University of Calgary.
  • Naqvi R. & Jardine D. (2007, February). Thoughts on Things Left Unsaid in Contemporary Invocations of “Traditional Learning” , 3rd Biennial Provoking Curriculum Conference, Canadian Association of Curriculum Studies, Banff, Alberta.
  • Naqvi R. (2007, February). A different language is a different vision of life. Re-imagining spaces through dual language books, 3rd Biennial Provoking Curriculum Conference, Canadian Association of Curriculum Studies, Banff, Alberta.
  • Naqvi R. & MT students (2007, May). The Unbearable newness of Being – The Researcher and the Researched in Second Language Cohort Experience and Teacher Education, Research Forum, Faculty of Education, University of Calgary
  • Naqvi R. (2007, May). Mirrors and Windows: Seeing Ourselves and Others Through Dual Language Reading, Individual Paper Presentation , Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies, Canadian Society for the Study of Education, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon.
  • Naqvi R. & Year 11 MT students (2007, April) Opening the doors to Language Learning, Opening up to Cultural Diversity, Language workshop, Celebrating Inquiry Conference 2007, Faculty of Education, University of Calgary.
  • Naqvi R. & Year 11 MT students (2007, April). Dual Language Reading, Possibilities in Bilingual and Multilingual Classrooms, Workshop, Celebrating Inquiry Conference 2007, Faculty of Education, University of Calgary.
  • Naqvi R. & Jardine D. (2006, November). Some say the Present Age is not the Time for Meditation: Thoughts on Things left Unsaid in Contemporary Invocations of “Traditional Learning”, How might teacher education live well in a changing world? International Conference on Teacher Education, Calgary, Alberta.
  • Naqvi R. (2006, August). Building Bridges: Promoting Multilingualism and Multiliteracy, The Third International Conference on Speech, Writing and Context, Canadian Centre for Research On Literacy, University of Alberta.
  • Naqvi R., Jeary J. & Ottaman J.(2006, May)., Inclusive Practices : A Positive Response to Diversity,Canadian Society for the Study of Education, York University, Toronto.
  • Naqvi R & Prasow C. (2006, May). Diversity and the complex politics of difference: Voices of first and second generation immigrants, Canadian Society for the Study of Education, York University, Toronto.
  • Naqvi R. (2006, May) Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies Pre-Conference, Dual Language Books; A Pencil In Our Quest For Identity, York University, Toronto.
  • Naqvi R. & Prasow C. (2006, March). Silenced Voices, Understanding Diversity in the Classroom. Coffee and Conversation, Faculty of Education, University of Calgary.
  • Naqvi R. (2006, February). Perspectives On Multicultural Education, Western Canada Association for Student Teaching, Vancouver.
  • Roy S., Jardine G., Li Q. and R. Naqvi. (February, 2006). Teaching Language and Culture in Language Classrooms. City of Calgary Teachers’ Convention. Calgary, AB.
  • Naqvi. R. (2006, January). Exploring our Practice in Diverse Learning Contexts, Calgary Board of Education, Area 111, Alberta Initiative for School Improvement Professional Development Series, Valley View School, Calgary.
  • Naqvi R. (2005, March). Voices From the Multicultural Community, Early Childhood Education Conference, Calgary Telus Convention Centre.
  • Naqvi R. (2005, May). Heritage Language Teaching In a Time Of War, Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Conference, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario.
  • Naqvi R. (2005, February). Implementing Second Language Acquisition in Alberta; Some Preliminary Questions, Friday Research Forum, Faculty of Education, University of Calgary.
  • Naqvi R. (2005, July). Second Languages in Alberta: A Way to Commence Studies In Diversity, Linking Research to Professional Practice 2005, Faculty of Education, University of Calgary.
  • Naqvi R. (2005, October). East is East and West is West and the twain shall never meet- Negotiating Common Spaces, Research Dialogues, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary.
  • Naqvi R. ( 2005, May). Opening up to diversity: The challenges of implementing the language learning initiative in Alberta, The Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies Annual pre-Conference, CSSE 2005, University of Western Ontario, London Ontario.
  • Naqvi R. (2005, October). Opening the doors to language learning. Opening up to cultural diversity,Conference of The Intercultural & Second Languages Council, Calgary.
  • Naqvi R. (2004, June). Preparing Teachers to Meet the Challenge of the Diversity in their classroom, The International Consortium for Educational Development, University of Ottawa, Ottawa.
  • Naqvi R. (2004, May). Constructing Multiple Literacies: Urdu speaking families living in Montreal. Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada’s (LLRC) first annual Canadian Society for the Study of Education Pre-conference, University of Manitoba.
  • Naqvi R. (2004, March). Literacy in a multilingual environment, Brown Bag Events, Second Language Institute Seminar Series, University of Ottawa.
  • Naqvi R. (2000, March). Literacy in the Family : A Portrait of some Montreal Urdu- Speaking Families , Fourth National Conference Metropolis Building Partnerships in Immigration Research and Policy working together for the future, Toronto.

Multimedia Productions:

Opening Doors to Literacy in Canada’s Multicultural Classrooms funded by the Alberta Initiative for School Improvement

Interviews/Broadcasts

  • Alberta Prime Time Commentary on CBE’s decision to make second languages an option within schools in Calgary, Naqvi R., Alberta Prime Time, CTV studios, 2011 May.
  • Alberta@Noon, CBC Radio, Naqvi R., Calgary, Telephone Interview, 2011 April.
  • Interview on Omni TV about the Bilingual Parent Counseling Service launched at the Language Research Center, Naqvi R. & Meisel J., Language Research Center, University of Calgary, 2011 February.
  • Interview for Radio Canada/CBC, Prof. Jurgen Meisel, Language Research Center, University of Calgary, http://www.radio-canada.ca/regions/alberta/2011/02/18/005-bilinguisme-education-internet.shtml , 2011 February.
    Interview, Faculty of Education, University of Calgary, Calgary, Interview with CTV for the National News to launch the Islamic History Month in Canada, 2007 September.
  • Invited Panel, Sheila Rowe, Donna Kennedy Glans, Janice Eisenhauer, Cross Roads Television Studio, Calgary, Yemen/post 9/11, 2008 January.