Peer-reviewed Presentations

Szurmak, J. (29 April, 2021). The half-lives of a Jane Jacobs citation: Studying an intellectual legacy with bibliometric analysis. BRIC Conference. University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON.

Michaud, D., & Szurmak, J. (7 May, 2019). Critical times, creative solutions: Extending virtually beyond one shot instruction. TRY+ Conference, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON.

Desrochers, P., & Szurmak, J. (18 October, 2019). “Cleaning Up the Commons for a Profit: Insights from the History of By-Product Development in Early Cotton and Petroleum Industry.” Sustainability: Transdisciplinary Theory, Practice, and Action​ Conference, UTM, Mississauga, ON.

Szurmak, J., & Desrochers, P. (7 April, 2019). Humanity’s Killer Apps and Resourceship, or Why Eco-Pessimists Should Learn to Stop Worrying about the Population Bomb and Climate Change and Embrace Economic Growth and Hydrocarbons. 2019 Association for Private Enterprise Education Annual Meeting, Nassau (Bahamas).

Szurmak, J. (21 July, 2018). The kind of problem innovation is: Tracing the intellectual contributions of Jane Jacobs outside urban planning. S1C Technological Nostalgia and Post-Industrialist Idealism Panel of 2018 ICoHTec 45th Annual Symposium, St. Etienne, France.

Desrochers, P., & Szurmak, J. (27 June, 2018).  Long Distance Trade, Locational Dynamics and By-Product Development: Insights from the History of the Cottonseed and Synthetic Dye Industries. 25th International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology (ISSST), Buffalo, NY, USA.

Szurmak, J. (27 April, 2018). “Mother Jacobs’ Home Remedies,” Now with an Economics Flavour: Tracking Jane Jacobs’ Influence Using Bibliometric and Network Analysis. Concordia University Library’s 16th Annual Research Forum, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Szurmak, J. (20 October, 2017). “Care to wager again? An appraisal of Paul Ehrlich’s counter-bet offer to Julian Simon and its implications for biophysical limits to economic growth.” Presented at the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics Conference, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Szurmak, J. (7 July, 2017). “I Don’t Want to Go to Med School: A narrative investigation of “pivotal moments” in discipline selection by undergraduate science students.” Presented at the Western Conference on Science and Education, Western University, London, ON, Canada.

Szurmak, J. “Industrial Symbiosis in the Cottonseed Industry.” 42nd Annual Conference, Economic and Business History Society (Oklahoma City, OK), May 27, 2017.

Szurmak, J. (31 May, 2016).“Discovering, Dissecting and Describing Individual Creativity in the Academic Library through Narrative Interviews.” Presented at the CAPAL International Conference, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada.

Szurmak, J. (11 May, 2016). “No Recipe:” Characterizing Individual Librarian Creativity Using Narrative Methods. Presented at the University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching: Exploring Creativity in Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada.

Desrochers, P., & Szurmak, J. (29 March, 2016). Jane Jacobs as spontaneous order theorist. Presentation at the AGM, San Francisco, CA.

Szurmak, J., & Cassidy, A. (18 June, 2015). Illuminating scholarship: Helping students through faculty-librarian collaborations. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) 2015 Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Bolan, J., Bellamy, P., & Szurmak, J. (18 June, 2014). A Partnership for Academic and Student Success: Educational Developers, Librarians and lessons learned from an experiment in collaboration at the University of Toronto. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) 2014 Conference, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON.

Szurmak, J., & Thuna, M. (11 April, 2013). Tell me a story: The use of narrative as a tool for instruction. ACRL 2013.  Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

Harris, M., & Szurmak, J. (25 June, 2010). Complementary Collaborative Coup(s): How to captivate unwilling students in one-time in-class skills session. STLHE 2010 Conference, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.

Szurmak, J., & Petersen, A. (29 March, 2010). Growing instruction programs in LOAM, a tool facilitating the scaffolding of information literacy skills. LILAC 2010 Conference, Limerick, Ireland.

Szurmak, J., & Petersen, A. (5 December, 2009). Connecting information literacy competencies to learning outcomes in computer science. Ubiquitous Learning Conference, Boston, MA, USA. Available at

Szurmak, J. (1 May, 2009). Re-Tooling the Factory: Scaffolding for Library Labs in Large First Year Courses. LOEX Conference, Albuquerque, NM, USA.  Available at

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