Dr. Hossein Nassaji

Professor of Applied Linguistics

Department of Linguistics
University of Victoria Canada


Research description: Second Language Acquisition; Applied Linguistics

Biography: Hossein Nassaji is Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Victoria, Victoria, BC.

His teaching and research interests include second language acquisition, corrective feedback, form-focused instruction, task-based teaching, classroom discourse, and the application of sociocultural theories to second language research and pedagogy. He also maintains active research interests in L2 reading processes, lexical inferencing, and the acquisition of L2 vocabulary. His current research focuses on the role of interactional feedback and focus on form in classroom and laboratory settings, involving both experimental/quantitative and descriptive/qualitative research.

He has published numerous articles in leading journals, including Applied Linguistics, Applied Psycholinguistics, Language Learning, Modern Language Journal, TESOL Quarterly, Reading Research Quarterly, Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, Canadian Modern Language Review, Language Awareness, Language Teaching Research, and Foreign Language Annals. 

His recent books include Interactional Feedback Dimension in Instructed Second Language Learning (2015, Bloomsbury Publishing), Teaching Grammar in Second Language Classrooms: Integrating Form-Focused Instruction in Communicative Context (2010, Routledge, with Sandra Fotos), Form-Focused Instruction and Teacher Education: Studies in Honour of Rod Ellis (2007, Oxford University Press, with Sandra Fotos), and Corrective feedback in second language teaching and learning (2017, Routledge, with Eva Kartchava). His forthcoming book is The Cambridge Handbook of Corrective Feedback in Language Learning and Teaching (Cambridge University Press, with Eva Kartchava).

He is currently Co-Editor of Language Teaching Research and Editor of the Grammar Teaching Volume of The TESOL Encyclopaedia of English Language Teaching being published by Wiley in partnership with TESOL International. He also co-edited (with Daphnée Simard) the 2010 Canadian Modern Language Review Special Issue on Current Developments in Form-focused Interaction and Second Language Development, and edited the 2016 Special Issue of Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching on Current Advances in Instructed SLA. 

Dr. Nassaji is the winner of the Twenty-First Annual Kenneth W. Mildenberger Prize of Modern Language Association of America (with Gordon Wells of the University of California, Santa Cruz) and the recipient of 2012 Faculty of Humanities Award for Research Excellence, University of Victoria.

 Dr. Saeid H. Mobini

Director of R&D in the horticulture industry and Greenhouse Research Scientist

at Crop Research Extension Section in

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Canada

Biography: Dr. Mobini has a passion for horticulture, plant physiology, and plant breeding, with an impactful contribution to research, education, and extension practice.

He received his Ph.D. in Agro-Biotechnology and Crop Production Systems from UPM and M.Sc. in Agronomy and Plant Breeding from FUM. Mobini developed novel concepts for improving plant growth and production at the University of Saskatchewan, recognized as Speed Breeding (first published in 2015), which became a popular research tool worldwide. Designing cutting-edge indoor growing setup, assisting plant breeders/ agrobiologists are his approach. Capturing modern technologies, such as light manipulation for better plant growth, aeroponics and bioreactor systems, plant factory design, micropropagation, and high throughput phenomics are his recent achievements. Mobini’s recent affiliations are a director of R&D in the horticulture industry and Greenhouse Research Scientist at Crop Research Extension Section in Alberta Agriculture and Forestry CANADA. He has been internationally recognized for his outstanding research, outreach, and educational programs to support graduate studies at the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Saskatchewan as well as co-supervising graduate students in the Department of Horticultural Science and Landscape at the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. In his roles, Mobini has provided leadership to comprehensive applied research programs as well as the multidisciplinary approach in executing and supervising indoor trials, design, and conduct laboratory experiments, translating visionary science to practice in different settings of tissue culture, growth chamber, greenhouse, and urban farming. He is consistently collaborating with other scientists in the academic field with the aim of being a pioneer at the Ag Tech industry which has led to receiving multi grants and publishing several papers.



Dr. Sayyed Mohsen Fatemi, Ph.D

 University of British Columbia, Canada


Dr. Sayyed Mohsen Fatemi (PhD, University of British Columbia, 2003, postdoctoral researcher, Harvard University, 2009-2013) is a fellow in the department of psychology at Harvard University and works on mindfulness and its psychological implications for cross-cultural, clinical, and social psychology.
He is a frequently published author and has been the keynote speaker of numerous international conferences.
 His publications appear in Springer, Wiley, Cambridge University Press, and Oxford University Press, and Journals such as APA's Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology. His new book on psychology of language will be published by Routledge in New York, and he has new publications forthcoming with the American Psychiatric Association, Macmillan Palgrave, and Lexington. In addition to teaching at Harvard, he has taught psychology at the University of British Columbia, Western Washington University, University of Massachusetts in Boston, and University of Toronto. He brings mindfulness in his psychological and therapeutic interventions and has run training and coaching programs for clinicians, practitioners, and corporate people in North America, Europe, and abroad. He is presently working on the clinical implications of mindfulness for anxiety and stress management. Experience Adjunct Faculty Members York University Jul 2019 – Present10 months Toronto, Canada Area Associate Professor of Psychology Ferdowsi University of Mashhad-FUM Jul 2018 – Present1 year 10 months Mashhad - Conducting research on Langerian Mindfulness and its clinical and social implications.
- Running research projects on media psychology and cultural sociology
- Teaching graduate courses on clinical and counselling psychology and family therapy Fellow Harvard University Sep 2009 – Aug 2018    9 years Harvard Univesity Dr. Sayyed Mohsen Fatemi completed his postdoctoral studies in the department of psychology at Harvard University where he has also served as a Teaching Fellow, an Associate and a Fellow.
He works on mindfulness and its psychological implications for cross cultural, clinical and social psychology.

He is a frequently published author and has been the keynote speaker of numerous international conferences.

His publications appear in Springer, Wiley, Cambridge University... Lecturer The University of British Columbia
 Sep 2000 – Aug 2018  18 years Vancouver, Canada Area Lecturer Western Washington University
 Sep 2010 – Aug 2014  4 years Bellingham, Washington Area Lecturer University of Massachusetts Boston
 Sep 2013 – Dec 2013  4 months Greater Boston Area Lecturer University of Toronto
 Sep 2012 – Jun 2013  10 months Toronto, Canada Area Adjunct Faculty Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis Sep 2011 – Aug 2012   1 year Greater Boston Area Lecturer University of Phoenix
 Sep 2005 – Aug 2011  6 years Associate Professor University of Tehran
 Sep 2006 – Jun 2009   2 years 10 months Tehran Province, Iran Lecturer Iran University of Science and Technology
 Sep 2007 – Aug 2008  1 year Tehran Province, Iran Education

Harvard University Post Doctorate in PsychologySocial/cultural/clinical psychology 2009 – 2013

The University of British Columbia Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)  2000 – 2003


Dr. Ebrahim Bagheri

Canada Research Chair in Software and Semantic Computing
NSERC/WL Industrial Research Chair in Social Media Analytics
Associate Professor, EE of Ryerson University, Canada

Interim Program Director, Computer Engineering

Canada Research Chair in Software and Semantic Computing

• NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Social Media Analytics

Ebrahim Bagheri joined Ryerson University as an Assistant Professor in August 2012 while also holding affiliate positions with the University of New Brunswick and Athabasca University. He was previously a Research Staff Member at the National Research Council Canada: Institute for Information Technology in Fredericton, NB (2009-2011) and a Visiting Professor at the University of British Columbia (2011-2012). He received his PhD degree from the Faculty of Computer Science at the University of New Brunswick in Feb 2009. Ebrahim is PI and/or Co-PI on numerous grants from NSERC and AIF with budgets totaling over $3.1M. Ebrahim is a Faculty Fellow of IBM Canada.
Software and knowledge engineering, semantic technologies, web mining, intelligent and adaptive systems, business process modeling.


Prof. Taki Al Abduwani

Deputy Chair at Gulf College, Oman


Prof. Taki has Certified Management Accountant Membership from the Institute of Certified Management Accountants, Australia, as well as being a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, USA, and the Arabian Society for Human Resource Management. He is also a member of the Club of Rectors of Europe.

Prof. Taki was awarded the Honorary Professorship by the International University of Vienna during the Oxford Summit of Leaders which was held during March 2010.

Prof. Taki Al Abduwani has been appointed by Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA), as one of the external reviewer in the Sultanate of Oman the external reviewers, are distinguished people from Oman and many other countries. The OAAA recognises that effective quality assurance of higher education is conducted by leading national and international peers, from academia, industries and professions, who are trained and/or well experienced in external review methods. The Board of the OAAA applies a rigorous process for approving Reviewers. Also, it requires that all Reviewers either complete a formal training program for reviewers or are already recognised as leading external reviewers before they may participate in an OAAA review.


Dr. Kasra Haghighi

founder and CEO at UniqueSec AB. , Sweden



Biography: Dr. Kasra Haghighi is the founder and CEO at Uniquesec. He got his PhD in communication engineering and cognitive radio from Chalmers university of technology and has been the winner of several national and international innovation and invention awards. He has also co-founded few tech startups. He is an IEEE senior member. He co-invented an award-winning frequency-based automotive radar target simulator, ASGARD1.



Fabrice Wallois

Professor Fabrice Wallois , MD, PhD

Director of the Inserm U 1105, University of Picardy,

Director of EFSN Pediatric, Amiens University Hospital, France

Inserm U 1105, Université de Picardie, CHU Amiens

Verified email at u-picardie.fr




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