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Friday, October 1 • 2:45pm - 3:05pm
Setting a Precedent for Research: The Creation of a Mini-Doc “Turtles in Ontario”

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The mini documentary “Turtles in Ontario: Silent Cry for Help,” sets a precedent for scholarly research. In the wake of the pandemic, people have become increasingly aware of both field-workers such as nurses and the fragility of nature. The mini-doc echoes this trend by incorporating the practical knowledge of veterinarians, volunteers and law-enforcement officers. While this is consistent with such trends in research as standpoint epistemology and ecological thinking, the mini-doc also emphasizes cooperation between the interviewees, and how different forms of expertise and action converge to solve a wildlife issue in Ontario.

Furthermore, the film and accompanying digital poster were created in collaboration with students and recent graduates. Faculty who reach-out to students in the production of research benefit not only from fresh perspectives, contemporary ideas and skills, but also forge a community of knowledge and creativity across departments of learning.

The presentation includes contributions by Toronto Film School graduate, director and producer Egor Trushin, Graphic Design and Interactive Media students Angèlie Gilchrist Blanchard, and Colleen Fitzpatrick. Their work will be shared and discussed during the presentation about the scholarly merits of "Turtles in Ontario."

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Noosha Mehdian

Faculty, UCW
Dr. Mehdian has more than 20 years of experience teaching in the Middle East, South East Asia and Canada where she has taught in various programs and universities, trained teachers, developed course material, audited schools and supervised teaching practicums.  Her PhD and her... Read More →

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Egor Trushin

Born and raised in a small town in the north of Siberia (Russian Federation), Egor Trushin graduated from a military school prior to being accepted to some of the most acclaimed universities in Saint Petersburg for Management Studies. Shortly after, Egor decided to pursue his true... Read More →
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Angèlie Gilchrist Blanchard

Student, Toronto Film School
Angèlie Gilchrist Blanchard is a student of the accelerated Graphic Design & Interactive Media Diploma at the Toronto Film School (TFS). Achieving excellence in her studies, Angèlie has upheld a spot on both the President’s and Honours lists throughout the year. Her academic interests... Read More →
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Andrew Fuyarchuk

Faculty, Yorkville University
Andrew Fuyarchuk was awarded an MA. in philosophy from the University of Alberta (1998), a research doctorate in philosophy of religion from the Toronto School of Theology (2016) and an M.A. in education from Canisius College, Buffalo (2019). He has completed his A.B.D. for a PHD... Read More →

Friday October 1, 2021 2:45pm - 3:05pm PDT
Zoom Session 4