Special Issue: Graduate Students Navigating the COVID-19 PandemicVol. 5 No. 2 (2021)
Taken together, the images on the cover page of this Special Issue shows the diverse resiliency of graduate students. The stories of these visual images complement the vivid written words contained within the research and practice briefs. Thank you to the authors who shared their artwork, images, and written reflections!
From upper left, clockwise:
Artist: Jhonattan Bello, 2021
My image represents the different adversities that students face especially during COVID as a storm of things that constantly hit them, and some of them feel almost naked to deal with those struggles. Yet, resilience helps them to continue progressing through the storm.
Photographer: Lisa Taylor, 2021
I love to run as the sun rises. I feel like it gives me a head start to the day, when all is quite still, thinking through my intentions, mindful of how my body moves, while observing the beauty of nature's morning performance in the clouds.
Artist: Siyin Liang, 2021
Staying resilient does not mean that we don’t need help.
“No man is an island, entire of itself.”
Dear graduate students, you are not an island.
No graduate students are an island.
Leave the net!
Leave the net… …
~As an international graduate student at the Werklund School of Education, I would like to express my deep appreciation for all the encouragement from my colleagues and professors. Thank you!
Photographer: Lisa Taylor, 2021
Biking around one of my favourite places, where water, trees, mountains, and sky greet me throughout the seasons, gets me outside and physically active, connects me to this land, fills me with gratitude, and as a result, reduces my perceived stress.
Special Issue: A Spotlight on Newcomer Graduate Students’ ResearchVol. 4 No. 1 (2020)
Tree of Togetherness: The maple leaf is illustrated as a symbol of people in Canada. As newcomers to Canada, graduate student researchers in this special issue found a way of bonding together through our common connectedness to the Canadian land. Each maple leaf reflects the similarities and nuanced diversities of our lived stories. Together, we strike new roots in Canada, build up branches of strength and resilience, and crown the blooming cultural meanings that derive from experiences or perceptions of uprootedness. The rustle of leaves is the whisper of people who may resemble, move and beckon every attentive listener.
Artist: Yu Zhang, 2019
Special Issue: Doctoral Seminar 2017 – An International JourneyVol. 3 No. 1 (2019)
Cover image created and provided by Kori Czuy, a participant in the 2017 International Doctoral Seminar.
A hand-drawn, woven "academic poster", has been digitally altered to symbolize the effects of modern technology on multiple ways of knowing. Depicted are Indigenous cultural, personal, and western modern ways of knowing mathematics as the three strands of a sweetgrass braid, and their journey towards ethno(mathematics). Each strand of the braid interacted together and complemented each other before scientism, but colonization tore the strands apart, and segregated Indigenous ways of knowing while supporting and promoting Western Eurocentric ways of knowing mathematics. Ethno(mathematics) reweaves the strands together, (re)membering the connections mathematics has with body, senses, land, community, and spirit. The sweetgrass braid represents community, many strands/people/worldviews working together while retaining integrity (Eagle Speaker, p.c.) (Czuy & Hogarth, 2019, p.8).
The grass behind the poster is dead from the winter, but is on the verge of a spring (re)growth, symbolizing Indigenous ways of knowing being on the verge of a (re)newal.
All my relations.
Cree Métis Polish
Drawn on Treaty 7 land