About Dr. Dream

Engagement is the first step towards your dream (success).

“Engagement means engaging academically, socially, and professionally engaging as an enthusiastic educator, female-identified researcher, engagement consultant, life coach, multitask mom, and a whole person based on my cultural experience and intersectional identities”, said by Dr. Dream. Read more: https://soundcloud.com/chasingencounters/ces3e4-chinese-graduate-student-engagement.

Academic Engagement

Degree Engagement

2020 – Doctor of Education (Collaborative Specializing in Comparative, International & Development Education), Department of Social Justice Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.

Qualitative Research Thesis: Student Engagement: Chinese International Student Experiences in Canadian Graduate Schools (Supervisor: Dr. Douglas McDougall)

2017 – Master of Education (Collaborative Specializing in Environmental Studies), Department of Social Justice Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.

Case-Study Research Thesis: How can Social Justice Education and Technology cooperate to address environmental and socio-economic issues in the Three-Gorges Project? (Supervisor: Dr. Njoki Wane)

Research Project Engagement

2018 – 2020 Graduate Research Assistant of Mathematics Team of SSHRC Canada-China Reciprocal Learning Project

2018 – 2020 Chinese International Student Engagement Handbook (Chinese) (on process)

2020 Dream X Education I am proud of myself Project (on process)

2020 Dream X Education Parent Engagement Philosophy (on process)

Book and Media Engagement

Chinese Student Engagement in the era of Internationalization at the 2020 China-Canada Cooperation Seminar on Vocational Education organized by the of Canadian International Education Council and Shanxi Radio and Television

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Deconstructing and Reconstructing: Chinese international student engagement in Canadian higher education at Youth Care Center 3rd On-live Stream

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IN CONVERSATION WITH DR. MENG XIAO: SUPPORTING CHINESE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO by Innovation Hub at Student Life at University of Toronto

Learn more:

http://blogs.studentlife.utoronto.ca/innovationhub/in-conversation-with-dr-meng-xiao-supporting-chinese-international-students-at-the-university-of-toronto/

Student Engagement in Practice: Chinese International Student Engagement Handbook

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https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0891M4J5G/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_cS-XEbR5T5CWK

Chinese Graduate Student Engagement by Dr. Yecid Ortega at Chasing Encounters

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https://soundcloud.com/chasingencounters/ces3e4-chinese-graduate-student-engagement.

Conference and Publication Engagement

Xiao, M (2020). Passive Learners? Rethinking Chinese International Student Identities in Canadian Post-secondary Institutions. Presented at the 2020 conference on China and Higher Education: Navigating Uncertainty Futures, University of Manchester, United Kingdom.

Xiao, M (2020). Navigating Doctor Study: PHD and EDD.  Panel discussion at OISE 2020 Graduate Student Research Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Xiao, M (2020). Chinese Student Engagement in the era of Internationalization. Guest speaker presented at China-Canada Cooperation Seminar on Vocational Education, organized by the of Canadian International Education Council and Shanxi Radio and Television, Virtual Conference

Xiao, M (2020). In Conversation with Dr. Meng Xiao: Supporting Chinese international students at the University of Toronto. Interviewed by Innovation Hub, Student Life, University of Toronto, Canada

Xiao, M (2020). In Conversation with Dr. Meng Xiao: Rethinking Chinese international student engagement. Interviewed by Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada

Xiao, M (2020). Deconstructing and Reconstructing: Chinese international student engagement in Canadian higher education. Keynote presented in the 3rd series of Youth Care Center On-live Steam, Virtual Seminar

Xiao, M (2020). Student Engagement in Practice – Chinese International Student Engagement Handbook. Available on amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1777206111?pf_rd_r=E5CRBGKFYM32CB2T9DEX&pf_rd_p=05326fd5-c43e-4948-99b1-a65b129fdd73

Xiao, M. (2020). Student Engagement: Chinese International Student Experiences in Canadian Graduate Schools. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Toronto.

Xiao, M. & McDougall, D. E (2020). Rethinking Chinese international student engagement in Canadian graduate schools – From a comparative analysis. Presented at the 2020 Virtual Comparative & International Education Society Conference.

Xiao, M. & McDougall, D. E (2020). Deconstructing and Reconstructing: Chinese international student engagement in Canadian graduate study. Presented at the 2020 Joseph P. Farrell Student Research Symposium, Toronto, Canada.

Xiao, M. & McDougall, D. E (2019). Rethinking Chinese bilingual international student engagement in Canadian graduate study: From a comparative analysis. Presented at the 2019 conference on “Acquisition of Chinese: Bilingualism and Multilingualism”, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Xiao, M. & McDougall, D. E (2019). Student Engagement: Chinese international student experience in Canadian graduate schools. Presented at the 2019 Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

Xiao, M. (2019). Gender in Ballad of Mulan and Disney’s Mulan. Presented at the 2019 Comparative & International Education Society, San Francisco, US.

Xiao, M. & McDougall, D. E (2019). Rethinking Chinese international student engagement in a neoliberal time. Presented at the 5th Asian Conference on Education & International Development (ACEID2019), Tokyo, Japan.

Xiao, M. & McDougall, D. E (2019). Student Engagement: Chinese international student experience in Canadian graduate study. Presented at the 2019 Joseph P. Farrell Student Research Symposium, Toronto, Canada.

Xiao, M. (2018). Gender in Ballad of Mulan and Disney’s Mulan: From a Comparative Analysis. Presented at 2018 Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies (CIARS) Decolonizing Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada   

Xiao, M. (2018). Indigenous Environment Education: Bring an indigenous eco-justice and social-justice worldview back to reconciliation. Presented at 25th Biennial Canadian Ethnic Study Association (CESA) Conference, Banff, Alberta, Canada

Xiao, M. (2018). Rethinking Chinese international graduate student engagement in a neoliberal time. Paper presented at 2018 University Prince Edward Island Multidisciplinary Graduate Research Conference, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Xiao, M. (2018). How can Social Justice Education and Technology corporate to address environmental and socio-economic issues in the Three-Gorges Project? Paper presented at 2018 OISE Graduate Student Research Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Xiao, M. (2018). Bring an indigenous eco-justice and social-justice worldview back to reconciliation. Paper presented at 5th International Conference on Reciprocal Learning, Changchun, China.

Xiao, M. (2018). Environmental education: Bring an indigenous eco-justice and social- justice worldview back to reconciliation. Advances in Education Research, 119. p.76-81. Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Psychology, Management and Social Science, Phuket, Thailand.

Social Engagement

 2019 – 2020    CUPE 3907 Recording Secretary, Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, University of Toronto    

 2019 – 2020     Reviewer for proposals for 2020 the Virtual Comparative and International Society Conference

2018- 2019       OISE Graduate Student Association Finance Committee Member, Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, University of Toronto  

2017- 2018        OISE Information Session Guest Speaker, Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, University of Toronto  

2017   Interpreter in Comparative, International & Development Education Centre, , Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, University of Toronto  

2016- 2019       UofT Grad Focus Group Sessional Facilitator, Centre for International Experience, University of Toronto                                                

2016                   Membership of Workplace Communication Skills for Accounting and Finance, Seneca College, Toronto

2016                   Membership of Workplace Communication Skills for Project Management, Humber College, Toronto       

2016                     Membership of Playing for Keeps Community Leadership Training, George Brown College, Toronto

Professional Engagement

2020

2018 – 2020 Graduate Research Assistant, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

2019 – present Course Instructor/Mentor, Education for Gender Equality Progress in China, GEC Academy, China

2018 – 2019 Teaching Assistant, Science and Technology in Education, Faculty of Education, York University

2018 – 2019 OISE Communications & Events Assistant, Dean’s Office, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto 

2018 OISE Student Ambassador, Office of the Registrar and Student Services, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto      

2017 -2018 International Outreach Coordinator, Department of Social Justice Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto       

Person Engagement

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