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Workshops & seminars

Shifting the Balance

(Re)imagining possibility through Interdisciplinary Research

Date & time
Monday, April 3, 2023
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Registration is closed


This event is free


J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Wheel chair accessible


Explore thought-provoking ideas and innovative interdisciplinary research at Concordia’s Individualized Program (INDI) Research Day!

This annual event celebrates the ingenuity of INDI's graduate-level students, who are motivated to pursue research questions that push the boundaries of traditional disciplinary thinking.

The INDI program is known for its unique and interdisciplinary approach, which encourages each graduate student to pursue their own research interests and questions. As a result, our collective research challenges the way we understand the world and the questions we ask. At INDI Research Day, you'll have the opportunity to discover the projects our students are working on, ask questions and gain new perspectives.


10:00am - 11:00am Meet and Greet (In-Person)
11:00am - 12:30pm Student Presentations and Q&A (Online + In-Person)
12:30pm - 3:00pm Meet and Greet (In-Person)


How can you participate? Join us in person or online (11am - 12:30pm only) by registering for the Zoom Meeting or watching live on YouTube.

Have questions? Send them to  


Mohammad Abdalreza Zadeh, PhD candidate 

Supervisor: Carmela Cucuzzella, Design and Computation Arts
Research title: A Strength-based View of Homelessness   


Fabio Balli, PhD candidate 

Supervisor: Philippe Caignon, Etudes françaises; Marguerite Mendell, School of Community and Public Affairs; Satoshi Ikeda, Sociology and Anthropology; Warren Linds, Applied Human Sciences
Research title: How an Individualized PhD provided me with the resources to imagine a future where all humans could live decently, and rally people across territories to generate $2 million collective value? 


Marie-Ève Ducharme, PhD student 

Supervisor: Jorden LeBel, Marketing; Kim Sawchuk, Communication Studies;Christopher Moore, Design and Computation Arts
Research title: We all care about food: Exploring ways to mobilize citizen-consumers to resist the appeal of one-click convenience when buying food  


Gracia Dyer Jalea, PhD student 

Supervisor: Anna Sheftel, School of Community and Public Affairs
Research title: Come sit with me


Morteza Hazbei, PhD candidate 

Supervisor: Carmela Cucuzzella, Design and Computation Arts
Research title: Parametric architecture: From Context and Liveability Challenges to Optimization Complexity   


Sayantan Mandal, PhD student 

Supervisors: Charles Reiss & Veno Volenec, Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics
Research title: Ghosts in the Cell


Jay Marchand, PhD student 

Supervisor: Mickael DeRoche, Psychology; Eldad Tsabary, Music
Research title: Where Can We Sing?  


Frédérica Martin, PhD candidate 

Supervisor: Kathleen Boies, Management
Research title: Learning Shared Leadership in an Undergraduate Group: A Practice-Perspective   


Mohsen Rasoulivalajoozi, PhD student 

Supervisor: Carmela Cucuzzella, Design and Computation Arts
Research title: Study of Unintended behaviors in Using Mobility Aids: A Sociocultural Design Approach


Antonio Starnino, PhD student

Supervisors: Warren Linds, Applied Human Sciences; Chris Moore, Department of Design and Computation; Alessandra Renzi, Communication Studies
Research title: Nurturing Activism: The role of relationality in shaping activist group 


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