AdZU conquers international research grounds
faculty of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University raised the bar in research by
going international on their respective research presentations: Dr Robin A Delos Reyes, Chair of the Languages Department of the School of Liberal Arts; Ma
Christina Agdeppa-Cañones, Chair of the Social Sciences Department, School of
Liberal Arts; and Marco Alfino Miranda, Director of the Ateneo de Zamboanga
University Center for Culture and the Arts.
three presented their outputs in academic writing in the fields of Language,
History, and the Arts, in pursuit of greater excellence in the field of
De Los Reyes, presented his paper titled, “ELTL Using Chabacano in Elementary
Classrooms in Southern Philippines” as language experts convened in Singapore last
March 13-15, 2017 for the 52nd Regional Language Center (RELC) International
Conference on Dimensions of Language Education: Policy, Perspectives, Practice at
the Southeast Asia Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Regional
Language Center (SEAMEO).
Los Reyes, presented his paper along with several research presenters
from all over the world. The conference featured other invited speakers from
various countries like Vietnam, United States of America, New Zealand,
Hongkong, Austria, Japan, and Singapore.
the field of History, Cañones presented her
paper, “The Ghost of Bro Lou and the Lost Bells: Projections of the
Japanese Image in Sites of Memory” in Hawaii for the 28th Annual School of the
Pacific and Asian Studies Graduate Student conference last March 22-24, 2017.
conference was held at the Center for Korean Studies University of Hawaii at
Mãnoa. Prior to the conference, her paper was also nominated Outstanding Graduate
Thesis in the Social Sciences from the Ateneo de Manila University.
only research presenter from the Philippines, Miranda presented his paper at
the International Theatre for Young Audience Research Network (ITYARN)
Conference in Cape Town, South Africa last May 16-27, 2017. His paper entitled, “The Praxis of Theatre
for Social Change as Hope for the Internally-Displaced and Out-of-School Youth
of Zamboanga City: The Case Study of the SUGPAT Alternative School for
Peacebuilding and the Arts of Ateneo de Zamboanga University” documented the
journey of the flagship program of Ateneo Center for Culture and the Arts-the
SUGPAT Alternative School for Peacebuilding and the Arts.
participation in the conference has given the SUGPAT program international
exposure and has opened opportunities for international collaboration. The practice of SUGPAT added to the growing
body of knowledge and practices of Theatre for Young Audience in Asia and the
Los Reyes’, Cañones’, and Miranda’s participation in these conferences were
made possible through the Research Incentive Grant for International Paper
Presentation of the Ateneo Research Center.