Being a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.
In 2013, I received my PhD in Education with a focus on applied linguistics from the University of Western Ontario. I hold a Master of Education degree from Queen's University, and a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Arts degrees from York University. I am currently pursuing an MBA at Laurier.
I began working full-time at Laurier as a Writing Consultant at the Writing Centre in July 2013. In this role, I train and supervise a team of undergraduate and graduate student writing tutors, work with faculty across campus to develop writing assignments, and provide in-class writing instruction.
In fall 2016, I developed and taught the first iteration of the course "EC310 — Writing and Presentations in Economics" in the Department of Economics at the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics.
Research Interests / Ongoing Projects
I conduct research in the area of writing and English language learners. I have recently completed a Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario-funded project that investigated writing instruction in Ontario's postsecondary institutions. I am currently working on a Ministry-funded project investigating PhDs in Alt-Ac (alternative academic) positions.
Student Opportunities / Supervising
I am currently working with a student research team to look at writing development through the Laurier Undergraduate Journal of the Arts (LUJA).
Garbati, J., & Samuels, B. (accepted, 2016). Analyzing stories from Canadian academic writing instructors: A collaborative autoethnography. Educational Studies.
Garbati, J., & Rothschild, N. (2016). Lasting impact of study abroad experiences: A collaborative autoethnography. Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 17(2).
Garbati, J. (2015). Book review: Language & learning: An introduction for teaching, Canadian edition. Canadian Journal of Education, 38(4), 1-3.
Garbati, J. F., & Mady, C. (2015). Oral skill development in second languages: A review in search of best practices. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 5(9), 1763-1770.
Garbati, J., McDonald, K., Meaning, L., Samuels, B., & Scurr, C. (2015). Writing assignments and instruction at Ontario's publicly funded universities: A view from three disciplines. Toronto, ON: Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario.
Garbati, J. F. (2013). Core French teachers' perceptions of ELL inclusion: A mixed-methods investigation. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada.
Garbati, J. F. (2013, August). French is hard: An English language learner’s experience in core French. In
C. Mady & K. Arnett (Eds.), Minority populations in Canadian second language education. Multilingual Matters.
Garbati, J. F., & Samuels, B.* (2013). Publishing in educational research journals: Are graduate students participating? Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 44(4), 355-372.
Garbati, J. F. (2013, March). Curriculum as car. Réflexions, 32(1), 24-25.
Garbati, J., & Rothschild, N. (2012, October). Creating a positive core French learning environment. Réflexions, 31(3), 20-21.
Garbati, J., & Samuels, B.* (August 22, 2012). Reflections on mentorship. University Affairs.
Garbati, J. F. (2009). [Review of the book The bilingual child: Early development and language contact.] The Canadian Journal of Linguistics, 54(3), 567-560.
Upitis, R., Smithrim, K., Garbati, J., & Ogden, H. (2008). The impact of art-making in the university workplace. International Journal of Education & the Arts, 9(8).
Garbati, J., Samuels, B., & Khimasia, T. (2014, February). Welcome to the Write Place: A reflection of our roles as writing instructors. Writing Research Across Borders conference, Paris, France.
Study finds a lack of structure and cohesion in how writing is taught at university. Written by Natalie Samson. University Affairs, October 14, 2015.
English Language Learners (ELLs) in the classroom. Written by Alyson Watson, Faculty of Education, The University of Western Ontario. Research in Action: Western Education's Research Report, Volume 2, Issue 1. Fall 2013.
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