Congrats to Dr. Heslin!

On June 28, Donna Heslin successfully defended her PhD thesis titled “Use of Social Media in the Promotion of University-Based Entrepreneurship Centres.” Her thesis examines how university entrepreneurship centres use Twitter to connect with internal and external stakeholders. Drawing from interviews with centre directors and an analysis of twitter feeds, the thesis identifies patterns in the use of symbolic imagery across centres located in different regions, as well as in the kinds of actors they engaged with.

Dr. Heslin is Manager, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Partnerships at the City of Mississauga Economic Development Office.

Special issue on North-South research collaboration

The February edition of the Journal of Studies in International Education features a special issue co-edited by Creso, Emma Sabzalieva, and Magdalena Martinez.

Moving Beyond “North” and “South”: New Global Perspectives on International Research Collaborations includes contributions by an international team of authors based in different regions of the world, who bring a fresh new look at international research collaboration across the globe.

Merli Tamtik appointed Assistant Professor at UManitoba

Screen Shot 2016-01-14 at 2.59.30 PMDr. Merli Tamtik, a former member of the research team, has been appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba. She joined the Department of Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology in January 2016.

Merli was a SSHRC Post Doctoral Fellow at York University for the past 2 years. She earned her MA and PhD degrees in Higher Education at OISE. In 2014, Merli received an Ontario Graduate Research Challenge Award from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities for her doctoral research on policy learning in the European Union.

The team wishes Merli all the best at Manitoba.