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On Saturday July 16, 2022, the Skeena Summit Academic Research Forum will sponsor a conference to be held at Kansai at Kwansei Gakuin University, Nishinomiya Uegahara campus. This event will be an international hybrid (on-line and in-person) conference addressing the theme of how academics, professionals, volunteers and students can embrace the  changes wrought in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic.  The approach is interdisciplinary, including diverse areas such as  Education, Culture, Commerce, Health, and Leadership. Presenters are encouraged to present research, practical techniques, and motivational stories based on personal experiences that exemplify resilience & transformation of their fields in the post-COVID-19 context. 

There is no charge for participating in the  conference. 

Selected papers will be included in a post-conference publication. 

Submit abstracts (150-200 words)  to:



Date: July 16, 2022

Time: 10:00 am to 16:00pm 

Location: Kwansei Gakuin University, Nishinomiya Ueghara campus, Building G  (access)

Conference Chair: Michael Parrish, Assistant Professor at Kwansei Gakuin University

Program Chair: Richard Miller, Professor at Osaka Jogakuin University

Publications Chair: Sandra Healy, Professor at Kyoto Institute of Technology

Vetting Chair: Michael Greisamer, Lecturer at Himeiji Dokkyo University

Intuitional Partner: Summit International Institute



A few notes on the course:

In order to get a certificate you must do 10 classes of the coursework after watching the lectures. You must get a 60% average of your work in those.

However, if you are just interested in joining, then please do so. 

One thing to note is that everything will be locked, so you must be registered in order to access the classroom as well as the Zoom meetings. Also, please remember that if you cannot attend during that time Zoom lectures will be recorded and put onto YouTube. As much of this work can be done asynchronously, which means not during the class, then it is possible to join. 

Please do not give or request any private information from other students. So, in the first class we will ask you to do a self-introduction, and add lots of information but do not give your private email or other contact details.


Dear Summer Student

Today the summer seminar series seminar begins!

The seminar will be held in Zoom. The Zoom meeting details are below.

Please note that you MUST register. After registering once, you will be able to join any of the meetings. When registering, please write your full name and email address. You must also join Zoom and be logged in order to attend the seminar. Google Classroom 【ztxmqx2】PLEASE JOIN BOTH

We will also be using Google Classroom for online work and discussion. In the orientation class, we will provide you with the code so that you can join the Classroom. Please make sure you have a gmail address. If you don’t have one, please make one before the class and be ready to log into Google.

The classes are from 4-5:30pm, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from August 10 to September 11. The lecture will be from 4-5pm, followed by 30 minutes of discussion. There will also be discussion questions that you are expected to answer on the Google Classroom discussion board, and a final assignment.

Remember that you do not have to attend every lecture, in order to get the certificate (you must attend, or watch 75% of the lectures - either live or on YouTube and participate). In addition, you don’t need to do all the assignments if you just want to join as an audit student. 

On the discussion boards, please remain polite and respectful of all other students' opinions and language abilities. There are different cultures that are joining and you should please keep in mind that. Also, use only English when communicating on the discussion boards or with each other. We would like students to only communicate with each other in the discussion classroom and not privately. You will receive at least one survey, and would like you to fill any out that you receive.  

We will keep you up-to-date through email regarding the classes and what is going on as well as hoping that you continue to contribute to the discussion boards.

It is shaping up to be a very interesting program, we are sure you will enjoy it.

Richard Miller & Zane Ritchie

Summit International Institute Seminar参加の皆さんへ




2.  お早めにまずGoogle Classroomにログインしてください。




Google Classroomについてはこちらをご参照ください。







Richard Miller