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Ali Abdi

November 17, 2014

His research centrally focuses on the role of education in social well-being with special emphasis on the historical and cultural contexts of learning and teaching. Dr. Abdi’s academic work has impacted ways of decolonizing the philosophies and methodologies of knowledge, thus re-centering the locations of previously marginalized discourses and pedagogies. In addition, he studies processes of globalization and global citizenship with special emphasis on educational policy and attached power relations.

International education; International development; Global citizenship; Postcolonial studies.

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Cash Ahenakew

November 17, 2014

Dr. Ahenakew’s research proposes to develop alternative approaches to pedagogy and methodology that contribute to the revitalization and transformation of Indigenous and non-Indigenous education, research and well-being. Contributions: Keywords:  

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Norman Amundson

November 5, 2014

Career; Hope; Creativity.
His research focuses on the Action Oriented, Hope Centered Career Development model and the Hope Centered Career Inventory (HCCI). This research defines the various components of the career development process. Dr. Amundson also is assessing the impact of various interventions to be used in conjunction with this approach.

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Ann Anderson

November 7, 2014

Mathematics education; Early childhood mathematics; Parent-child interactions; Multiliteracies; Families.
Her research focuses on parents’ support for young children’s mathematical learning in the early years with families from diverse backgrounds. By documenting children’s mathematics engagement in the family context, this research provides insights needed to connect and build from ‘at home’ mathematics in school settings. Dr. Anderson also collaborates with colleagues in researching multi-literacies in home, school and community contexts.

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David Anderson

November 17, 2014

Museum education; Visitor studies; Science education; Museum and university partnerships; Japanese museology; Autobiographical memory; Nostalgia; Metacognition.
Dr. Anderson is a Professor in the fields of Museum Education and Science Education, and is the Director of the Master of Museum Education (MMEd) degree program at UBC. He has made significant contributions to these fields through initiating, reforming and strengthening collaborations between museums, schools and universities. Through these reforms, his work has been instrumental in energizing the wealth of cultural, historic, and social significance represented in these institutions.

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Jim Anderson

November 17, 2014

Family literacy; Early literacy; Educational inequality; Early childhood; Literacy; Marginalized communities; Digital literacy; Immigrant and refugee families.
His research focuses on the role of the family in young children’s literacy development in an increasingly global and multicultural society. Dr. Anderson has investigated parents’ perceptions of early literacy acquisition, young children’s in-and-out-of-school literacy development, families’ use of digital technology, and the role of storybook reading in young children’s literacy learning. He co-developed Parents As Literacy Supporters (PALS) culturally responsive family literacy program.

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Vanessa Andreotti

September 24, 2014

Postcolonial theory in education; Global citizenship education; International development education; Ethics of internationalization; Academic capitalism; Indigenous education and cosmo-visions; Social responsibility and accountability; Service learning; Community engagement; Creative commons.
Dr. Andreotti’s research examines how ideas about global and local inequalities and social change limit and/or enable different possibilities for co-existence and collaboration with communities who have historically and systemically been marginalized. Her work has been widely used by governments, NGOs, teacher associations and higher education.

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Lesley Andres

November 5, 2014

Sociology of higher education; International comparative higher education; Higher education policy; Survey, life course, mixed methods and longitudinal research; Welfare and production regimes.
Her research focuses on the intersecting domains of participation in post-secondary education, equitable opportunities, and the relationship between institutional structures and individuals as agents. Dr. Andres’s main research project is the 22 year longitudinal study – the Paths on Life’s Way Project – which provides a detailed account of individuals’ lives, choices, and post secondary education and work experiences across different points in time since high school graduation.

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Jo-ann Archibald

November 17, 2014

Indigenous Knowledge Systems; Indigenous education; Indigenous methodology; Teacher education; Graduate education; Storytelling; Culturally responsive mathematics teaching.
Dr. Archibald’s research addresses the ways that Indigenous Knowledge Systems shape educational policy, programs, pedagogy, and curriculum at all levels in order to improve and enhance education generally and Indigenous education specifically. Her scholarship has contributed to systemic changes in post-secondary education, and improved understandings about Indigenous teacher education, community-based research, and working with Indigenous Elders/ cultural knowledge holders.

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Marlene Asselin

November 5, 2014

Early literacy; Digital literacy; Early childhood and literacy education in Ethiopia; Community libraries and development in East Africa; Transnational research ethics.
Dr. Asselin’s research focuses on information literacy, digital literacy and social media in educational contexts; early literacy development and education with new technologies and media; international literacy program evaluation; and school and community librarian education. Her scholarship has contributed to transnational perspectives on school and community libraries; and ethical issues of global early literacy initiatives.

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Mark Beauchamp

October 31, 2014

Sport and exercise psychology; Behavioral medicine; Health psychology; Leadership; Group processes; Physical activity; Role perceptions and coach-athlete relationships.
Dr. Beauchamp’s research focuses on the psychology of group processes in exercise, sport, and physical activity contexts. Specifically, drawing from diverse disciplines (that include behavioural medicine, organizational psychology, and education), his research program is concerned with (a) understanding both barriers to, and facilitators of, physical activity behaviour across the age spectrum, and (b) developing conceptually-sound evidence-based interventions that are cost-effective and sustainable.

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George Belliveau

October 31, 2014

Theatre education; Drama; Research-based theatre; Performed research; Arts-based research; A/r/tography
Dr. Belliveau’s research focuses on applying theatre as a research methodology across disciplines. Research-based theatre looks at creative ways to theatricalize data while critically reflecting on ethical and aesthetic considerations. This approach to research gathers different partners to examine embodied ways of generating and disseminating data. As a form of knowledge translation, research-based theatre allows participants and audiences to witness research findings through performance.

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Jean-Sébastien Blouin

September 24, 2014

Standing balance; Sensorimotor physiology; Whiplash injuries; Vestibular; Neck muscles; Robotics, Virtual reality.
Dr. Blouin’s research investigates human physiology from an integrative perspective. Specific research interests include i) physiological processes underlying human balance, ii) physiological responses evoked by whole-body (simulating whiplash motion) or localized perturbations, iii) neural control of the deep and superficial neck muscles and iv) research applied to injury prevention or patient populations to determine the neuromechanical effects of known injuries/pathologies on the sensorimotor system.

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William Borgen

November 5, 2014

Career development; Career/life transitions; Unemployment; Workers and change.
Dr. Borgen conducts research and develops programs in the areas of life transitions and career development. His current research focuses on how workers do well with change that affects their work. His studies in this area have in included older, younger, mid-age and immigrant workers. His research has impacted employment counselling and career development programs in Canada and had been translated and adapted for use in Bhutan, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, and Sweden.

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Monique Bournot-Trites

November 5, 2014

Second language teaching and learning; French as a second language; French immersion; Second language assessment; Canadian Language Benchmarks; Common European Framework of Reference; Study Abroad; Tandem language learning; Literacy in second language; Online teaching and learning.
Her research focuses on L2 teaching and learning, L2 literacy and language assessment. Dr. Bournot-Trites researched reading development and the quality of French in immersion. She has also studied how French teachers study abroad influences their intercultural and language competence. At UBC, she researched tandem language learning. Recently, she wrote the Theoretical Language Framework for the Canadian Language Benchmarks. Furthermore, she studies online teaching and learning at the graduate level.

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Shannon Bredin

November 5, 2014

Physical activity; Skill acquisition; Human motor performance; Telehealth; Physical activity screening; Long-term athlete development; Systematic reviews; Knowledge translation.
Dr. Bredin is a leader in community-based initiatives in physical activity and health. She is a project lead for the innovative Physical Activity Line, a free telehealth resource for evidence-based physical activity information in BC. Her research examines factors that facilitate physical activity, and physical activity in relation to skill acquisition and human performance in childhood, early parenthood, in developing and elite athletes, and in persons living with chronic medical conditions.

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Mary Bryson

November 6, 2014

Cultural studies; Media studies; Communications; Community health informatics; Transgender and
gender studies; Critical sexuality studies; Knowledge mobilization; Cancer education.
The trajectory of the interdisciplinary program of my CIHR-funded research (http://www.lgbtcancer.ca) advances knowledge concerning how sexual and/or gender marginalization impact the role of networked social media and information literacies and shape access to breast and gynecologic cancer health knowledge and its mobilization and the formation of networks of support. The Cancer’s Margins research project charts new directions for sociocultural work in educational, curricular and post-colonial transferminist health media studies and queer bioinformatics.

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Marla Buchanan

November 17, 2014

Posttraumatic stress studies; Prisoner research; Military trauma; Interpersonal process recall research; Narrative research methods; Qualitative research methods.
Dr. Buchanan’s research area is in the field of traumatic stress studies. Dr. Buchanan uses narrative research methods to investigate military trauma, trauma among
journalists and prisoner mental health and wellness. Recently in an international research project with Dr. Marvin Westwood (UBC), she conducted interpersonal process recall interviews with Australian veterans to evaluate the efficacy of a group-based treatment intervention for posttraumatic stress.

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Joy Butler

November 5, 2014

Teacher education; Social justice; Sports/exercise; Complexity thinking; community wellness; Teaching Games for Understanding; Social constructivism; Critical theory.
Her research interests in social constructivism, complexity thinking, situated ethics and community wellness are inextricably linked with her approaches to teaching and learning. Dr. Butler is active in international research, scholarship, organization, and advocacy for Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU). Her research interests and international work have translated into the expansion of graduate and undergraduate physical education programs at UBC.

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Deborah Butler

November 5, 2014

Self-regulated learning; Self-regulation; Strategic learning; Professional development; Case study methodology; Inclusive education; Special education; Learning disabilities.
Dr. Butler’s research advances understanding about self-regulation and self-regulated learning, strategic engagement in learning and practice, pre-service and in-service professional development processes, collaborative inquiry in teachers’ professional learning and practice development, knowledge mobilization, inclusive and special education, learning disabilities, and case study research methodology

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Shauna Butterwick

November 5, 2014

Adult education; Lifelong learning; Women’s learning; Social movement learning; Arts-based pedagogy; Community-based adult education.
Dr. Butterwick is an adult education scholar who uses feminist approaches to her study of adult learning, particularly women’s learning. She has studied welfare programs, workplace learning, and learning in social activism. Much of her research is conducted in partnership with community organizations where she seeks to build reciprocal relations between university and community. She has also written about the power and value of arts-based pedagogy for adult learning.

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Joanna Cannon

October 31, 2014

Deaf and Hard of Hearing; Evidence-based strategies; Literacy; Language.
Her areas of research include language and literacy acquisition of students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Dr. Cannon is interested in developing evidence-based grammar and literacy strategies, along with assessment tools, through intervention and validation research. The link between comprehension of English grammar and vocabulary development to increase language acquisition is the foundation for her research.

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Mark Carpenter

November 6, 2014

Balance; Posture; Falls; Neural control; Sensori-motor; Fear of falling; Anxiety.
His research aims to identify the neural, musculo-skeletal and psychological factors that contribute to balance deficits and falls associated with age, Parkinson’s disease, vestibular loss and spinal cord injury. Dr. Carpenter uses a comprehensive approach to studying balance by combining various neuro-physiological and biomechanical techniques within real and virtual environments, in order to identify optimal exercise, training and treatment strategies to reduce the occurrence and impact of falls.

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Wendy Carr

November 6, 2014

French language education; Teacher education; Teacher professional learning; Second language education; International Baccalaureate.
Dr. Carr has demonstrated educational leadership by developing innovative, literacy-based approaches to teaching French as a second language: curriculum reform in BC, authorship of FSL resources used in schools across Canada, award-winning teaching at UBC, and roles as president of provincial and national language teacher associations. Her 2006 research on BC French teachers led to innovations at UBC: a new cohort (FLAGS, 2007-13) and French methods course for all elementary teacher candidates.

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Jennifer Chan

November 6, 2014

Social movements; Human rights; Gender; Antiracism; Multiculturalism; Global health; Asia.
Her research looks at community mobilization of human rights norms in advancing socio-political change. Dr. Chan has examined a wide range of social movements from feminism to antiracism, HIV and AIDS, indigenous rights, labor, and environmentalism. Her scholarship has had a major impact in our understanding of how international human rights norms can bring about local political change through painstaking educational processes.

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Romeo Chua

October 6, 2014

Human perceptual-motor control; Sensorimotor control.
His research is directed toward the study of the sensorimotor adaptation of reaching movements and is guided by issues pertaining to factors that can influence our ability to adapt to errors in the preparation and execution of target-directed reaching movements. Dr. Chua studies the type of error signals that are used to drive motor updating and the influence conscious awareness of the error signals has on adaptation.

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Penney Clark

November 6, 2014

History of education; History of curriculum; History of educational publishing; History teaching and learning; Social studies education.
Dr. Clark has published widely on the production and provision of school textbooks in historical contexts, the historical development of history and social studies curricula in Canada, and history teaching and learning. Two co-authored publications have recently received awards from the Canadian Association for Foundations in Education and the Canadian History of Education Association. She is Director of the pan-Canadian SSHRC-supported organization, The History Education Network (THEN/HiER).

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Anthony Clarke

November 6, 2014

Teacher education; Teacher inquiry; Cooperating teachers; Student teachers; Practicum; Comparative Education; Self-study.
Dr. Clarke’s research is primarily in Teacher Education with a focus of ways in which teacher candidates, cooperating teachers, and faculty advisors conceive of and enact their work within the context of the field-based practicum. These studies have progressively revealed the factors that enhance or constrain optimum practicum environments for all participants. A second line of research involves self-study as a method for identifying, articulating, and reflecting on practice.

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Allison Cloth

November 6, 2014

Adolescents; School-based behavioral interventions; School-based mental health; Alternative education; Dropout prevention; School-based mentoring; Motivational Interviewing; Social justice in education.
Her research focuses on prevention/intervention activities with youth who are disengaged from school and at-risk for truancy/dropout. Strategies of interest include mentoring, behavioral consultation and motivational enhancement. Dr. Cloth’s research brings Motivational Interviewing, a strengths-based and effective behavior change communication approach, to new populations who may benefit. Other scholarship includes examination of school psychology intervention research that has a social justice focus.

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Peter Cole

November 17, 2014

Narrativity; Orality; Indigenous ways of knowing; Ecoliteracy; Ecopedagogy Ecotechnology; Indigenous research methodologies; Indigenizing the academy.
A member of Douglas First Nation, Dr. Cole’s scholarship centres on narrativity, orality, Indigenous ecoliteracies, Indigenous methodologies and Indigenizing the academy. His research has focused on regeneration of traditional ecological knowledges with the St’at’imc, and more recently with the Kichwa-Lamista in Peru. Peter played a key role in initiating the dialogue on Indigenous research with SSHRC. He is the Co-Advisor of the MEd in Ecojustice & Sustainability Education, and Co-Director of the Peru Summer Institute: Ecology, Technology & Indigeneity in the High Amazon.

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Daniel Cox

July 29, 2014

Social support; Mental health; Suicide; Program evaluation; Military and veteran populations; Trauma, stress, and coping; Career-related decision making; Help seeking; Quantitative methodology.
His current research focuses on how social support influences psychological distress. He also examines how social support and other psychological constructs predict suicide, with particular emphasis on military and veteran populations. Further, how these variables influence help seeking. Finally, Dr. Cox investigates career-related decision making.

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Peter Crocker

November 6, 2014

Stress and coping; Emotion; Body image; Physical self-concept.
Dr. Crocker’s research focuses on stress and adaptation, with a particular interest in understanding sport, exercise and health related behaviour. Ongoing research includes investigating perfectionism, stress, and coping in athletes, self-compassion in sport, the link between physical self-perceptions and health behaviour, and the role of self-conscious emotions in motivation in physical activity settings.

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Reginald D’Silva

July 6, 2015

Integrating technology in language and literacy contexts;
Reginald D’Silva has a multidisciplinary background in engineering, computer science and the social sciences. His PhD research focused on the use of voice recognition software programs in developing literacy skills in post-secondary English as an Additional Language (EAL) learners. He currently is the Academic Director of the UBC Ritsumeikan Academic Exchange programs where he is involved in the scholarship of teaching and learning of language and content courses.

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Judith Daniluk

September 24, 2014

Women’s sexuality; Reproductive health and decision-making; Voluntary and involuntary childlessness; Psychosocial consequences of infertility; Developmental transitions in adult life; Clinical supervision.
The primary focus of Dr. Daniluk’s research is on the sexual and reproductive health challenges and transitions experienced by women across the lifespan. As well as authoring numerous scholarly publications, Dr. Daniluk has translated her research to the public realm through her books and articles, and her educational website <a href=”http://myfertilitychoices.com/” target=”_blank”>MyFertilityChoices.com</a>. Her work has been the subject of numerous newspaper and magazine articles, as well as being featured on national and international radio and television shows.

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Teresa Dobson

November 6, 2014

Digital literacy; Digital humanities; Literary education; Media culture.
Dr. Dobson’s program of research entails the application of Digital Humanities methods in the field of Literacy Education with a view to the advancement of scholarship concerning knowledge mobilization generally, and, more particularly, to the complexification of theoretical paradigms that are based in print models of meaning and communication.

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Patricia (Patsy) Duff

November 6, 2014

Language socialization; (Second) Language learning; English as an international language; Chinese as an international language; Qualitative research methods; Multilingualism; Identity, agency, and second language learning; Academic discourse.
Dr. Duff’s research examines language and literacy learning/socialization processes (in English and Chinese) and the trajectories of multilingual learners across the lifespan and in different contexts: home, school, university, study-abroad, workplace, diaspora. Using case study, ethnography, and discourse analysis, her scholarship has contributed to broader (sociocultural) understandings of language learning and use. She has published, lectured, and consulted widely on these topics.

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Margaret Early

November 17, 2014

K-12 English language learner education; International perspectives; Multiple literacies; Research design and method.
Her research focuses on English Language Learners in K-12 multilingual public school settings and the potential benefits and limits of multilingual and multimodal pedagogies in promoting language and content learning. Dr. Early’s scholarship has contributed to the teaching of language/s and other modes across the curriculum and has had an impact in the advancement of policies and pedagogies that promote using diversity as a resource.

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Jason Ellis

November 6, 2014

History of education; Special education; Inclusive education; Disability studies; Educational reform; Policy; Urban education.
A historian of education, his research on school reform and children with disabilities highlights how urban schools were reorganized a century ago to accommodate pupil differences and how reform shaped the development of modern special education. Dr. Ellis’s research assigns young people a central place in history, examining their struggles and successes and using these to measure the nature and extent of educational change. Other interest: historical approaches to education policy analysis.

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Kadriye Ercikan

August 29, 2014

Educational assessment; International assessments; Validity and fairness; Educational measurement; Research methodology; Research generalization; Evaluation.
Dr. Ercikan’s research focuses on educational assessment and research methods in education. Her research on educational assessment has informed and impacted to make decisions about individual examinees, to evaluate schools, to make policy decisions, to compare the effectiveness of education systems in different countries and to conduct research on education. In the area of research methods, her research proposes new conceptualizations of data construction and generalization.

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November 17, 2014

 

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Gerald Fallon

July 29, 2014

Leadership; Policy; School law; Aboriginal education; Education and development.
Part of Dr. Fallon’s research focuses on the emergence of market-driven funding mechanisms in public education. His research has extended our understanding of the effects of entrepreneurial financing policies on issues of social justice. In Aboriginal education, his research provided a critical and comprehensive analysis of educational policy. His research provided scholars with a framework for analyzing current policies while suggesting a policy path toward Aboriginal self-governance in education.

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Margot Filipenko

November 6, 2014

Teacher education; Problem-based learning in education; Children’s literature.
Dr. Filipenko has developed and refined problem-based learning (PBL) as an approach to teacher education. She is interested in how PBL can challenge students to use problem solving techniques, self-directed learning strategies, team participation skills and disciplinary knowledge to develop solutions to real world educational quandaries. The PBL curricular design framework developed under her leadership has engendered interest from other universities engaged in the curriculum renewal process.

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Laurie Ford

September 15, 2014

Families; School psychology; Community systems; Early childhood; Psychoeducational assessment; Family-school communication; Diversity; Childhood chronic illness.
Her research looks at how families, schools, and communities work together to support children and youth. With an interest in both the strengths and needs of children, youth, and their families, Dr. Ford’s research interests include: child, family, school, and neighborhood factors that promote school success; developmental assessment; community-based services children and their families; student-family-school-professional relationships, and families of children with chronic illness in schools.

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Blye Frank

November 6, 2014

Education; Gender and women’s studies; Boys’ and men’s sociology of health; Masculinities and schooling; Gender and schooling; Sexualities and schooling; Professional development in education.
A scholar and advocate for social justice and equity with over four decades working in education, Dr. Frank’s main area of scholarship is the sociology of boys’ and men’s health. Along with a national research team, he has developed the theoretical framework of Health, Illness, Men and Masculinities (HIMM), which centres masculinity as a social determinant of health. He is an experienced educator and administrator who brings a strong commitment to excellence in research, teaching and academic leadership.

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Ian Franks

October 6, 2014

Motor control; Startle reflex; Reaction time; Response preparation; Motor program.
Dr. Franks’ research examines how people prepare and control their actions. One method of probing these preparation processes is to deliver a startling stimulus along with the “go” command. A brief loud sound causes a startle reflex but also triggers the release of a voluntary movement that is planned and ready to go. Because we have an understanding of the pathways responsible for the startle reflex it is possible to map movement preparation as it interacts with this reflex.

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Tracy Friedel

November 6, 2014

Outdoor education; Place-based learning; Community-based research methodology (CBPR) in Indigenous communities; Indigenous injury prevention/safety education; Metis geographic labour mobility.
Her research program features working alongside urban and rural Indigenous communities to better understand and respond to health influences such as unintentional injuries, tobacco use, and geographic labour mobility. By focusing on prevention education strategies that are community-derived and that serve to restore traditional learning modalities, Dr. Friedel is currently helping to create educational resources that meet the needs of a variety of institutional and demographic contexts.

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Candace Galla

November 6, 2014

Hawaiian language education; Indigenous language learning and teaching; Indigenous language revitalization and reclamation; Indigenous education; Microteaching language lessons; Multimedia technology; Material development; Performative arts.
Her research addresses a gap by investigating the ways in which multimedia technology have benefited and problematized Indigenous language learning and teaching, as well as how technology has impacted and influenced the development of language materials. Dr. Galla also looks at how traditional performative arts, specifically hula (Hawaiian dance) is utilized as a form a education which embeds Hawaiian language, literacy and literary knowledge.

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Maria Gallo

November 6, 2014

Exercise and muscle physiology; Coaching sciences.
Dr. Gallo is the primary supervisor of graduate students in the Master of Kinesiology program. She is especially interested in developing coaching proficiency through current pedagogy in the coaching sciences and competency in practice. At the undergraduate level, Dr. Gallo fosters critical thinking and problem solving in the three courses she instructs using case studies to explore knowledge and draw solutions.

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Susan Gerofsky

November 6, 2014

Embodied mathematics learning; Multimodal, multi sensory mathematics learning; Blind and visually impaired mathematics learners; Language of mathematics education; Mathematics and the arts; Garden-based environmental education.
Dr. Gerofsky’s research in embodied, multi sensory, multimodal mathematics learning via the arts challenges dualistic notions of mathematics as a ‘purely cognitive’, disembodied way of knowing. Her linguistic/ multimodal research in pedagogical genres like word problems, graphs, worksheets and lectures contextualizes mathematics education in the larger culture. She also explores garden-based education as a way of working meaningfully across the curriculum outside the four walls of a classroom.

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Hartej Gill

November 17, 2014

 

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Mona Gleason

November 6, 2014

History of education; History of children; Critical youth studies; Gender and education.
Dr. Gleason is an historian of education and of children and childhood. Through her many publications, she has demonstrated that helping professionals’ efforts to safeguard the interests of youngsters and families, however well meaning, often failed when deeper social inequalities were denied or simply continued unabated. This failure to address systemic inequalities in children’s lives continues to the present day.

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Victor Glickman

November 6, 2014

BC Ministry of Education data; Software as a Service (SaaS); Reporting tools; Ministry of Education research agreements; Open badges; Micro credentials.
Dr. Glickman is Director of Edudata. Edudata works with BC educators and researchers in education and other fields to assist, design & build: education research data; item-level reports for provincial assessments examinations; interpreting and understanding student responses; web based reporting tool. Edudata also works on Saskatchewan and British Columbia confidential online student incidents; Research and Scholarship data for the BC Association of Institutes and Universities; and Adult Literacy data for DECODA Literacy Solutions.

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Scott Goble

November 17, 2014

 

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Hillel Goelman

November 6, 2014

Early intervention; Early childhood; Interdisciplinary theory and practice.
Dr. Goelman’s research interests include interdisciplinary theory and practice, early intervention and the developmental trajectories of typical and atypical children.

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Alanaise Goodwill

November 6, 2014

Indigenous approaches to counselling, mental health and research; First Nations and Metis culture and identity; Gang entry and exit; Intergenerational trauma and the Canadian Indian Residential School system.
Dr. Goodwill’s research focuses on Indigenous approaches to mental health and counselling (children, youth, adults) and Indigenous ways of knowing and constructing knowledge. A citizen of the Sandy Bay Anishinaabe First Nation in Manitoba, her work has contributed to the development of collaborative, interdisciplinary interventions for youth and families affected by gangs and the sequelae of the Canadian Indian Residential School system.

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Peter Gouzouasis

June 8, 2015

Music; ABER; A/r/tography; autoethnography; autobiography (currere); early childhood
My work at UBC has evolved through three, connective strands: (1) teaching and learning in music (including digital media and technologies), (2) developing an understanding of learning in and through the Arts and general curriculum using Arts Based Educational Research methods, and (3) a relational, developmental perspective of lifelong learning. These strands, have shaped my current scholarship as distinctive, innovative, and expanding the methodological and pedagogical boundaries in music.

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Peter Grimmett

November 6, 2014

Teacher education; Curriculum and pedagogy; Education policy; Reflective practice; Practitioner inquiry; Educational leadership.
His scholarly interests in curriculum and pedagogy focus on how education practitioners think about their work and construct their professional knowledge and expertise. Dr. Grimmett’s earlier work studied how teachers use processes like reflection and action research to enhance their understanding of practice. This focus was embellished to examine how teachers’ professional commitment and identity is influenced by the socio-political-cultural contexts in which they do their work.

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November 17, 2014

 

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Hsiao-Cheng (Sandrine) Han

November 6, 2014

Visual culture; Cultural studies; Educational technologies; International perspectives; Media; Semiotics; Multiculturalism; Subcultures.
Dr. Han’s research focuses on the visual culture and cultural studies, and on the integration of art education and educational technology specifically in virtual worlds. She also looks at the ways in which media have influenced cultures. Her scholarship has contributed to and has had a major impact in everyday life.

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Colleen Haney

November 17, 2014

CNPS cohort coordinator; Scarfe Counselling Clinic; Stress and coping research.
Dr. Haney is the supervisor for the Master of Education in Counselling Psychology program’s off campus cohorts, allowing students who work full time to complete a Master’s degree on week-ends and evenings. She has been instrumental in developing a free counselling clinic in Scarfe for students, staff, faculty, and Vancouver residents. Dr. Haney supervises student research in the area of stress, coping, and ethics and is currently developing a method of evaluation of clinical counselling skills.

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Jan Hare

November 6, 2014

Indigenous education; Indigenous literacies; Aboriginal family literacy; Indigenous early childhood; Aboriginal ways of knowing; Indigenous methodology.
Dr. Hare is an Indigenous scholar and educator from the M’Chigeeng First Nation in Northern Ontario, Canada. She the current holder of the Professorship of Indigenous Education in Teacher Education, integrating Indigenous perspectives across programs in teacher education. Her research and teaching are committed to improving educational outcomes for Aboriginal learners and aimed at centering Indigenous knowledge systems within educational reform from early childhood education to post-secondary.

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Beth Haverkamp

November 7, 2014

Ethics; Ethical decision making; Counselling psychology; Counselling process; Research methods; Social cognition.
Dr. Haverkamp’s research explores ethical decision-making in research and professional practice. Additional scholarship has focused on professional issues in counselling psychology, with particular emphasis on the Canadian context, the role of assessment and the counselling relationship. Dr. Haverkamp is an elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association and Canadian Psychological Association.

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Annette Henry

September 24, 2014

Race, gender, language, culture in the classroom; Black feminist thought. Alternative and narrative epistemologies.
As an educational researcher interested in race, gender, culture, and language, Dr. Henry has five interrelated areas of inquiry: a) the epistemology and practice of Black; b) life histories of African Canadian women; c) the academic achievement and learning of Black students in Canada, the United States and the Caribbean; d) the applications of ethnographic and alternative methodologies in educational research; e) Black feminist thought applied to educational contexts.

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Nicola Hodges

October 6, 2014

Practice; Motor learning; Skill acquisition; Expertise; Motor control; Motor behavior; Instructions; Observational practice.
Her research is guided primarily by the desire to understand the principles which guide motor learning/skill acquisition and to apply this knowledge to the design of effective practice. This includes the study of action-observation, instruction, practice organization and feedback. Dr. Hodges’ research has had significant impact internationally on motor learning theory and application, particularly the delivery of sport science support.

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Cay Holbrook

November 6, 2014

Blindness; Visual impairment; Braille; Learning Media Assessment; Special education.
Dr. Holbrook’s research agenda focuses on acquisition of literacy skills for students who are visually impaired. She developed the first and most commonly used assessments to determine whether a student with a visual impairment should access reading and writing through braille, print, or a combination of braille and print. Her examination of the use of Unified English Braille by adult experts in mathematics, science and computer science supported the adoption of this new code in North America.

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Harry Hubball

November 6, 2014

Scholarship of teaching and educational leadership in higher education.
Dr. Hubball’s research and practice focus on the scholarship of curriculum and pedagogical leadership in multi-national and multidisciplinary research-intensive university contexts. As a global SoTL leader, he has published articles in international, national and professional journals, and has been invited to present research seminars and workshops at international universities in over 30 different countries including China, India, Middle East, Japan, SE Asia, Australasia, Europe and the UK.

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Anita Hubley

November 6, 2014

Adult development and aging; Applied measurement; Depression; Homelessness; Neuropsychology; Psychological assessment; Quality of life; Test development.
Dr. Hubley has an international reputation as an expert in psychological assessment and measurement across the adult lifespan. A former member of the Executive Council of the International Test Commission, she has published over 75 articles and book chapters on measurement, neuropsychology, assessment, aging, homelessness, and quality of life. Her research has been featured on the Knowledge Network’s TV show Planet Education, Citytv’s show Living Together, and on CBC Radio’s Afternoon Show.

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Laura Hurd Clarke

November 6, 2014

Aging; Ageism; Body image; Disability; Embodiment; Gender; Health; Qualitative methods.
Dr. Hurd Clarke’s research examines older adults’ embodied experiences of growing older in a world where youthfulness, health, and appearance are increasingly privileged. Her scholarship has contributed to the sociology of aging and the body as well as to gerontology more broadly.

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Shelley Hymel

November 6, 2014

Social development; Social-emotional learning; School bullying; Peer relations; Child and youth mental health and well being; School climate; Moral disengagement in children and youth; Teacher-student relationships.
Her research focuses on social-emotional learning and development. Dr. Hymel is part of UBC’s Human Early Learning Partnership, team leader for PREVNet (www.prevnet.ca), regional director for the Canadian Prevention Science Cluster, on the BC Crisis Centre’s Board of Directors and the Research Advisory Board of Seattle’s Committee for Children. With S. Swearer she’s established the Bullying Research Network of over 100 scholars worldwide and is co-editing a special issue of the American Psychologist.

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Timothy Inglis

November 6, 2014

Posture; Balance; Vestibular; Somatosensory; Neurophysiology, Sensorimotor control; Microneurography; stance.
The work in the Human Neurophysiology laboratory focuses on how we use sensory information from our inner ear balance system (the vestibular system), as well as how we use the abundance of sensory information from our skin, joints and muscles. A novel technique used in Dr. Inglis’ laboratory involves the recording of single nerve cells in wide awake human subjects. The technique, termed Microneurography, allows us to monitor, in real time, sensory information in the human.

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Rita Irwin

November 3, 2014

A/r/tography; Arts teacher education; Socially-engaged art in education; Teacher education in refugee camps; Mentoring early career teachers; Artists-in-residence programs; Participatory action research; Research creation.
Dr. Irwin facilitated a group of UBC faculty and students in conceptualizing a/r/tography, a form of arts based educational research first published in 2004. Since then countless theses and dissertations, journal articles and exhibitions/performances have been written/created using this form of research in over 20 countries in the world. In addition, her teacher education scholarship has advanced early career mentoring in BC, refugee education in Kenya, and arts education world-wide.

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November 17, 2014

 

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Kedrick James

November 6, 2014

English Language Arts; Literacy education; Writing assessment; Network theory; Information ecology; Text automation; Media arts.
Dr. James has developed innovative approaches to teaching literacy and English language arts through methods of poetic inquiry that draw on applied linguistics, textual algorithms, and genre theory. These methods benefit teachers in international settings by increasing awareness of native speaker bias in assessment and evaluation and are used in the development of strategic pedagogy to assist students with specific profiles in developing proficiency in targeted genres and styles of expression.

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Susan James

November 17, 2014

Counselling; Cultural studies; International perspectives; Psychological assessment; Mindfulness.

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Janet Jamieson

November 6, 2014

Special Education; Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing; Social-emotional development; Peer interaction; Kindergarten transition; Early intervention.
Dr. Jamieson has a longstanding interest in the social development of young deaf and hard of hearing children and the wellbeing of their families, especially a) peer interaction between deaf and hard of hearing children and their hearing peers; b) family support needs of families with young deaf or hard of hearing children; and c) the transition of deaf children to kindergarten. Her scholarship and service have contributed to the establishment of the BC Early Hearing Program.

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Elizabeth Jordan

November 17, 2014

Problem-based learning; Special education course development.
Dr. Jordan has brought innovation to her classes with the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL). The PBL scenarios are based on her personal experiences as a classroom teacher for eleven years. Using PBL Dr. Jordan is first author on two textbooks in Special Education and Educational Psychology. As well she has written numerous articles and presented at different conferences. Her volunteer work extends to writing and teaching two courses at the United Nations Somali Refugee Camp in Daadab, Kenya.

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Deirdre Kelly

October 31, 2014

Feminist studies; Gender studies; Children and youth; Teaching for social justice; Sociology of education; Cultural studies; Media and democracy; Critical policy studies.
Dr. Kelly has developed a body of scholarly work centered on social justice in education that aims to: inform efforts to create equitable schooling; help teachers craft social justice pedagogies; and frame policy reforms for alternative programs, teacher education, teachers’ assessment practices, and gender equity.

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Maureen Kendrick

October 31, 2014

Multimodality; Literacy practices; Community literacy; Family literacy; Multiple literacies; Literacy and international development.
Dr. Kendrick’s research focuses on literacy and multimodality as social practice, family and community literacy, literacy and international development, and digital literacies. She has written widely on literacy and multimodality in diverse contexts, with a particular focus on East Africa. Currently, she is researching the affordances and limitations of multimodal pedagogies (e.g., digital literacy practices) for multilingual learners in Canadian classrooms.

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Paul Kennedy

November 6, 2014

Neurophysiology; Activity promotion; Community-based experiential learning; Biomechanics.
Dr. Kennedy uses active learning techniques to engage his students and promote dialogue on the concepts and principles inherent to the science of human movement.

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Samia Khan

November 17, 2014

Learning; Educational technology; Teacher education; Science education; STEM.
Dr. Khan’s research investigates teachers and learners of STEM. She also builds educational technology and does research on them. She  has presented keynote addresses, received continual national funding, and published in the pre-eminent journals in these areas. Her scholarship has contributed to the advancement of teacher practice, educational technology research and development, and our contemporary understanding of how people of all ages in their various communities can learn.

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Anna Kindler

November 6, 2014

Artistic development; Social cognition of art; Educational leadership; Post-secondary policy; Quality assurance in post-secondary education; Higher education.
Dr. Kindler’s research led to the development of a system’s approach to the understanding of development in pictorial representation. This theoretical framework accounts for the interplay between the psycho-biological, social and cultural factors that impact on human ability to deploy visual means for expressive and communication purposes and which determine artistic success. This work has informed art education theory and practice internationally.

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Michael Koehle

October 31, 2014

Environmental physiology; Exercise physiology; Sport medicine; Exercise medicine.
Dr. Koehle studies the impact of interaction between the environment (pollution, altitude, submersion, etc.) and exercise on human physiology, and health.

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John Kramer

December 5, 2014

Spinal cord injury; Neuropathic pain; Neurological recovery; Neurophysiology; Somatosensory evoked potentials; Pain management; Quantitative sensory testing; Magnetic resonance imaging.
Mechanisms underlying the development of pain, as well as the impact of pain on neurological and overall health outcomes after spinal cord injury (SCI) are not well understood. Knowledge in these areas could lead to targeted interventions, ameliorating the negative consequences of pain on functional independence and quality of life. Dr. Kramer aims to comprehensively study pain after SCI, exploring injury related phenotypes associated with neuropathic pain symptoms, the effects of acute pain and pain management on neurological recovery, as well as novel inter-relationships between acute and chronic pain and other secondary health conditions.

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Don Krug

November 6, 2014

Education, curriculum & pedagogy; Educational technologies; Teacher education and professional development; Digital learning, media literacies, and embodied perception (early childhood to adult); Virtual education and professional learning communities; Computer science and computational learning; Visual culture, innovation, & aesthetics; Sustainability and experiential learning.
Dr. Krug is a curriculum and pedagogy scholar; educational technology, media literacy and virtual education expert; computer science specialist; and UBC Sustainability Fellow. Significant results of his research program are critical inquiry practices and policies for early childhood – adult education. His scholarship on ecologies of learning and virtual communities pioneered pragmatic and conceptual ways of knowing and using technology integration within in/formal societal and cultural contexts.

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Ryuko Kubota

November 6, 2014

Critical applied linguistics; Critical pedagogy; Culture in language education; Multicultural education; Race; Neoliberalism and language education; Second language writing; Language policy.
Her research investigates facets of second/modern language education (e.g., pedagogy, identity, race, culture, academic writing, language policy, language ideology) from critical pedagogy, critical multicultural education, and critical applied linguistics. Dr. Kubota is interested in how power, ideologies, and discourses shape individual and institutional practices of teaching, learning, and using languages and how transformation can be sought.

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Serge Lacroix

November 7, 2014

Bilingualism; Intelligence; Achievement; Ethics; Test development; Psychoeducational assessment; Test adaptation; Multiculturalism.
Dr. Lacroix teaches Master’s level practicum in School Psychology. In recent years he has combined courses to offer an integrated experience to students by varying school placements and assignments in a course that spans the length of the school year. Dr. Lacroix is also the author of the Échelle francophone d’appréciation du rendement (EFAR), a French achievement test developed for francophone students learning in a linguistic minority setting. This test is the first of its kind in French.

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Tania Lam

November 7, 2014

Walking; Spinal cord injury; Neurorehabilitation; Neuroplasticity; Gait training; Rehabilitation robotics.
Dr. Lam’s research program focuses on mechanistic and clinical studies to understand the role of sensory feedback in mediating locomotor adaptations and to develop and test the effectiveness of novel robotic-based assessment tools and gait training strategies. Dr. Lam is also the director of the Physical Activity Research Center, a community-based research gym that provides a unique platform for assessing and testing strategies to enhance participation in physical activity among people with SCI.

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Carl Leggo

July 29, 2014

Literacy education; Curriculum studies; Teacher education; Creative writing; Art-based research; Poetic inquiry; Life writing; Spirituality and education.
Dr. Leggo is a poet, educator, and scholar who promotes poetry and creative writing, and especially ways to support educational research, theory, and practice by attending to issues of poetic discourse and poetic knowing. In his teaching, researching, and writing, he promotes the significant value of attending to language from creative perspectives. He writes in diverse discourses that challenge the conventions of standard academic writing in order to investigate innovative ways of using language.

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November 17, 2014

 

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Guofang Li

August 26, 2015

immigrant/transnational children’s bicultural and biliteracy development, home and community literacy, Asian model minority and identity development, teacher education and professional development for culturally and linguistically diverse children, race, class, and ethnicity issues concerning immigrant children and youth, technology and ESL/EFL instruction, immigrant children’s new literacies development in and out of school
Li’s work focuses on the role of culture and social class in immigrant children’s biliteracy development from the points of view of the minority children and parents, and mainstream teachers. She also examines the impact of model minority myths on both overachieving and underachieving Asian immigrant children and youth. Her scholarship has made major theoretical and pedagogical contributions to minority children’s literacy instruction in multicultural communities and classrooms.

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Owen Lo

November 7, 2014

Gifted education; Multiple intelligences; Creativity; Social entrepreneurship and leadership; Social-emotionality; Implicit theory (personal construal); Grounded theory method; Cross-cultural studies and multiculturalism.
Dr. Lo is currently working on a research series, “Labeling and Knowing”, that examines the complexity of the labeling phenomenon, especially with regards to how labeling triggers the formation of self-knowledge. Rooted in positive psychology and social constructivism, Labeling and Knowing is also set out to explore some “enabling” aspects of the labeling mechanism.

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Lisa Loutzenheiser

November 7, 2014

Education; Marginalized youth; Race; LGBT youth; Sex education; Gender; Curriculum policy.
Dr. Loutzenheiser’s research focuses on the educational experiences of marginalized (at-risk) youth and the teaching and learning directed for and about students labeled as such. She is currently engaged in an ethnography with LGB and T youth. She writes about sex education and bullying and is also particularly interested in the ways theories of race, sexualities, and gender are useful across K-12 and university classrooms and in research.

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November 17, 2014

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Michael Marker

November 7, 2014

Ethnohistory; Indigenous education; Place based knowledge; Culturally responsive education.
Dr. Marker’s research brings to light ecological education and place based pedagogies in the Coast Salish region. This work has informed historians of education about both transnational Indigenous identities and the contrasting experiences from U.S. and Canadian residential schooling policies. His forthcoming works are focused on Indigenous leadership, traditional knowledge, and methodological considerations.

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Sandra Mathison

November 7, 2014

Program evaluation; Curriculum evaluation; Critical education; Critical research; Sociology of assessment.
Dr. Mathison’s research focuses on educational evaluation, especially its potential to support democratic ideals and promote justice in education. She has conducted national large- and small-scale evaluations of K-12, post-secondary, and informal educational programs and curricula. She adopts a critical interpretative research approach and focuses in large part on the consequences of government testing and accountability on teachers, students and the quality of schools and education.

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André Mazawi

November 7, 2014

Citizenship and democracy; Higher education; International and comparative education; Leadership and organizations; Research methodologies; Sociology of education.
His research explores how economic, cultural, ideological, geopolitical, and political frameworks shape educational governance, policies, and restructuring reforms, with particular emphasis on education in the Arab region and Mediterranean, in both school and higher education settings. Within this context, Dr. Mazawi critically interrogates the notion of “educational innovation” and its emergence as a policy tool in the restructuring of schools, the teaching profession, and curricula.

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November 17, 2014

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Donald McKenzie

October 31, 2014

Sports medicine; Kinesiology; Exercise and breast cancer.
His research centres on exercise and breast cancer. Dr. McKenzie has a ‘cancer gym’ near the BC Cancer Agency that has been very productive in multi-centre trials looking at the integration of exercise with this disease.

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Marianne McTavish

November 7, 2014

Early childhood; Early literacy in digital contexts; Literacy; Multiple literacies; Pedagogy; Technology; Teacher education.
Dr. McTavish’s work with early childhood teacher candidates and digital literacies reconceptualizes the way literacy is taught and practiced. Her expertise in emergent and early literacy is recognized in her work with EC educators and researchers across Canada; she has presented in Europe and throughout North America; and has published in early childhood journals, such as Canadian Children, Canadian Journal of Education, the Reading Teacher, and the Journal of Early Childhood Literacy.

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Sterett Mercer

November 7, 2014

Curriculum-based measurement; Reading intervention; Teacher influence on student peer relations.
Dr. Mercer’s research focuses on the development and use of brief, repeatable assessments of academic skills to inform decision making during academic interventions. His research has also focused on the ways that teachers can influence classroom peer relations.

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Amy Scott Metcalfe

November 7, 2014

Higher education; Policy studies; Visual research methods; Internationalization.
Her research focus is Canadian and international higher education as seen at the levels of policy, systems, institutions and individual academics. A related area of interest is the changing academic profession and the interrelationship between research activity and researcher identity. Dr. Metcalfe is currently developing a methodology for visual research in higher education, building upon visual ethnography, poststructuralism, and the visual arts.

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Karen Meyer

November 17, 2014

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Marina Milner-Bolotin

July 29, 2014

Physics education; Science education; Technology use in mathematics and science education; Teacher education.
Dr. Milner-Bolotin’s research focuses on the potential benefits of educational technologies in science and mathematics teaching and learning. She also looks at how educational technologies can be incorporated in science and mathematics teacher education. Her scholarship has contributed to and has had a major impact on the preparation of future mathematics and science teachers, on in-service teacher professional development and on the effective use of technology in secondary mathematics and science classrooms.

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Pat Mirenda

September 24, 2014

Autism spectrum disorder; Augmentative and alternative communication; Positive behaviour support; Inclusive education.
Dr. Mirenda’s research focuses on augmentative and alternative communication, autism spectrum disorder, inclusive education, instructional techniques for students with significant learning challenges, and positive behavior support. Currently, she is involved in a Canada-wide study of developmental trajectories in children with autism; and studies of the relationship between bilingual language exposure and language development in young children with autism.

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Samson Nashon

November 7, 2014

Science education; Science teacher education; Contextual learning; Qualitative research; Quantitative research; Mixed methods research; Curriculum; Science and technology education.
Dr. Nashon’s research is characterized by: 1) Understanding the nature of science curriculum and instruction and development of theoretical models to improve the practice of science teaching: proposed two theoretical models: “Working with Analogies” (WWA) and “School Physics Instructional Model” (SPIM); 2) Understanding the science learner: Investigates learner conceptions in science; 3) Understanding the deep meta–level mechanisms of science learning: Investigates higher–order learning mechanisms.

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Cynthia Nicol

November 17, 2014

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Bonny Norton

November 7, 2014

Language education; Identity; International development; Digital storytelling; Africa.
Dr. Norton’s current research addresses digital storytelling and early literacy in African communities. She is best known for her research on identity, language learning, and social change, for which she has received multiple international awards. A Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, she was the inaugural recipient of the Senior Researcher Award of the Second Language Research SIG of AERA.

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Donal O’Donoghue

October 31, 2014

Aesthetics; Art-led research; Art scholarship; Art and design education; Contemporary art and curatorial practice; Curriculum studies; Masculinities and gender studies; Visual and material culture.
His research is located in the fields of contemporary art and curatorial practice; aesthetics; education; and gender studies. In education, Dr. O’Donoghue conducts art-led research that investigates and documents students’ experiences of learning to live in school environments. This research contributes new insights into the pedagogical potentialities of space and place and the production of subjectivities in school, while enhancing and diversifying theoretical and practical applications of artistic research.

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Anthony Paré

November 7, 2014

Rhetoric; Writing; Genre theory; Academic and workplace literacy; Doctoral education.
Dr. Paré’s research and teaching are concerned with the role of writing in human activity, both in the academy and in the non-academic workplace. He is interested in the ways in which generic, regulated writing practices locate individuals in particular subject positions and relations to others, and in how those practices afford and/or constrain ways of thinking and acting. Most recently, he has studied the place of the doctoral dissertation in the formation of new scholars.

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Nancy Perry

November 7, 2014

Self-regulation; Self-regulated learning; Motivation; Teacher development; Learning disabilities; “At risk” children and youth.
Dr. Perry studies how features of classroom contexts support students’ self-regulation of learning and how to support teachers to foster self-regulated learning (SRL) in students. She is internationally recognized for her contributions to research in four areas: (a) studying SRL in classrooms; (b) studying SRL in elementary-aged students; (c) preparing teachers to promote SRL; and (d) measuring SRL.

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Stephen Petrina

October 27, 2014

Learning; Media and technology studies; Science and technology studies; Science, technology, engineering and mathematics education (STEM); Educational technology and media; Postliteracies; Cultural history of the psyences; Philosophy of research; Curriculum studies.
Dr. Petrina is a Media and Technology Studies specialist, cultural historian, and critical educator. Among the significant outcomes of his longitudinal How We Learn Media & Technology research program are profound revisions of design, media and technology methodologies and literacies in light of machineries. His cultural histories of medicine and the psyences have transformed our understanding of how these practices converge with education over time.

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Anne Phelan

November 7, 2014

Curriculum studies; Teacher education; Philosophy of education; Pedagogy.
Her research focuses on the intellectual and political freedom of teachers and on the creation of teacher education programs and policies that support that end. Dr. Phelan’s work has explored (a) the formation of identity, (b) the dynamic of judgment and responsibility, and (c) the paradoxes of autonomy (creativity and resistance) in teacher education and in professional life. Her scholarship has contributed to understandings of education for democracy within and beyond the teaching profession.

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William Pinar

November 7, 2014

International studies; Curriculum studies; Queer theory.
Dr. Pinar has made seven main contributions to curriculum studies, perhaps first among them the concept of currere, the infinitive form of the noun curriculum. He first invoked it during the 1970s to denote a shift from curriculum defined as syllabus (or objectives or outcomes, or from any of its conceptualizations as a static entity, implied by the noun) to curriculum conceived as the educational experience of “complicated conversation.”

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Wendy Poole

September 24, 2014

Teacher unionism; Organizational justice; Organizational culture; Organizational change; Education policy; Neoliberalism; Education finance; Educational leadership.
Dr. Poole’s work focuses on the impacts of neo-liberal education policy on K-12 schools, collective learning and organizational change in schools, teacher unionism, and intersections among these issues. She has contributed to knowledge related to: the complexity of teachers’ unions as organizations and teachers’ union resistance to neo-liberal education policy; and the impact of neo-liberal education policy on organizational justice in schools and funding of public schools.

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Eli Puterman

July 6, 2015

Health Psychology; Stress Resiliency; Physical Activity Interventions; Life Course Adversity; Cellular Aging;
Dr. Eli Puterman studies how adversity experienced across the lifespan – starting in childhood all the way through older adulthood – accelerates the aging of our immune system and impacts psychological stress reactivity. Using interventions, laboratory-based stress manipulations and ambulatory assessments, Dr. Puterman’s research is aimed to develop tailored activity-based interventions with novel targets, including immune system aging and biological and psychological stress resiliency.

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Pamela Ratner

October 31, 2014

Social epidemiology; Health behavior; Health promotion; Cardiovascular risk reduction; Patient-reported outcomes.
As a socio-behavioural epidemiologist and psychometrician, Dr. Ratner has been a leading influence in a variety of areas of health science. Her primary program of research has focused on heart disease and the socio-cultural and clinical contexts of how it develops, is recognized and treated, and its outcomes. She was elected a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences in 2007.

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Kenneth Reeder

August 29, 2014

Language; Applied linguistics; Second languages; Foreign languages; Language acquisition; Technology; Language teaching; Language learning.
Dr. Reeder’s recent research has dealt with the appropriate uses of technology in language teaching and learning, with specific applications in the development of writing and of reading for learners of English as an additional language. His most recent project examined the impact of a study abroad experience for Japanese university students upon their academic success. This is part of a larger project examining the academic, personal and vocational impacts of study abroad.

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Kerry Renwick

November 7, 2014

Critical pedagogy; Praxis; Health literacy; Home economics; Health promoting schools; Vocational education and training.
Her research is focused on the construction of health as a social attribute through family and community; and social justice as a goal of health promotion and education. Dr. Renwick also looks at the ways in which education and health are experienced differently according to family and geographic locality. Her scholarship has contributed to and had had a major impact in the emerging field of health literacy especially as it is applied in school contexts.

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Samuel Rocha

November 7, 2014

Philosophy of education; Phenomenology, Latin American philosophy of education; Theology; Jazz.
Dr. Rocha is interested in making and offering descriptions of education, study, teaching, curriculum, and schooling.

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Theresa Rogers

November 3, 2014

Literacy education; Adolescent literacies; Sociocultural perspectives on literacy and teaching; Teacher education; English education; Young adult literature, Literature instruction; Qualitative methodology.
Dr. Roger’s research focuses on how youth/adolescents use literacy practices in learning and civic engagement in formal and informal educational contexts. Her work extends the notion of literacy practices to include a range of media, arts, and critical practices. She has been particularly interested in examining the literacies of disenfranchised youth, including street youth, as productive, critical and engaged practices. She also does research on critical perspectives in teaching literature in classrooms.

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November 17, 2014

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E. Wayne Ross

November 3, 2014

Critical pedagogy; Curriculum studies; Social studies education; Education reform; Teacher education; Academic labour.
Dr. Ross is interested in the influence of social and institutional contexts on teachers’ practice as well as the role of curriculum and teaching in building a democratic society. His most recent research develops a radical critique of schooling as social control and a collection of strategies that can be used disrupt and resist the conformative, anti-democratic, and oppressive potentialities of schooling, practices he describes as dangerous citizenship.

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Claudia Ruitenberg

November 7, 2014

Philosophy of education; Ethics; Political and citizenship education; Epistemology; Health professions education; Art education; Gender and queer theory.
Her scholarship raises philosophical questions about educational concepts, theories, policies, and practices. For example, Dr. Ruitenberg has examined conceptions of politics and democracy underpinning different approaches to citizenship education, and has proposed an ethic of hospitality as a guiding ethic for education. Her work spans different types of education, including K-12 schooling, teacher education and other professional programs, higher education more generally, and non-formal education.

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Kimberly Schonert-Reichl

November 17, 2014

social and emotional learning; child and adolescent development; empathy; altruism; compassion; prevention; mindfulness; resiliency;
She is an expert in the area of social and emotional learning with children and adolescents, particularly in relation to the identification of the processes that foster positive human qualities such as empathy, altruism, and resiliency. She has been recognized for her research that informs programs and policies that promote well-being in children, and in 2009 she received the Confederation of University Faculty Associations BC (CUFA BC) Paz Buttedahl Career Achievement Award.

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November 17, 2014

 

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Peter Seixas

November 7, 2014

History education; Historical consciousness; Social studies; Assessment.
Dr. Seixas’ body of research examines how young people develop understandings of the historical past. He has also studied how people—beyond school-age—understand the past; how understandings of the past—both within and beyond the academy—are theorized; and how historical thinking can be assessed. His scholarship has had a major impact on history and social studies curricula across Canada and beyond, through the Historical Thinking Project (2006-2014) of which he was founding director.

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Hongxia Shan

October 10, 2014

Adult learning and education; Immigration and education; Work, profession, and learning; Knowledge transfer/translation; Everyday multiculturalism; Prior learning recognition; Gender and development; Institutional ethnography.
Her research has focused on the changing work, learning, training and educational policies and practices in the context of (im)migration and transnationalism. Dr. Shan’s work challenges the dominant deficit construct of (im)migrant others by promoting strength-based policies, research and pedagogies. Her research has contributed to the understanding of the roles that (im)migrant men and women professionals play in the transfer, translation and transformation of knowledge and practices across place.

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Jennifer Shapka

September 24, 2014

Adolescent development; Cyberbullying; Online privacy; Media and kids.
Dr. Shapka is engaged in research about children’s and adolescents’ development as it occurs within an increasingly technological world, primarily exploring how kids engage socially online. This work will help ensure that the Internet, which is now a ubiquitous aspect of daily life, is a safe space for all children and youth.

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William Sheel

October 6, 2014

Exercise; Physiology; Pulmonary; Hypoxia; Lung; Cardiorespiratory; Sex-differences.
The long-term goal of Dr. Sheel’s research program is to understand how the respiratory and cardiovascular systems interact, respond and adapt to physiological stress and how biological sex affects these relationships. The heart, circulation, lungs, and chest wall all act together in a highly coordinated fashion. Studying each system in isolation can provide valuable information but examining how these systems act together provides a more comprehensive understanding of basic human physiology.

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Ling Shi

October 31, 2014

Second language writing; Teaching English as a second language; English for academic purposes.
Her research focuses on how cultural, disciplinary and language differences interact in student writing in relation to intertextuality and individual authorship. Dr. Shi’s scholarship has a great impact in the field of Second Language Writing, English for Academic Purposes, and university writing pedagogy.

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Thomas Sork

November 7, 2014

Program planning; Educational planning; Professional ethics; Adult and continuing education; International engagement; International collaboration.
Dr. Sork’s research focuses on the human dynamics of planning in adult and continuing education with a particular focus on technical, social-political and ethical dimensions of practice. He has challenged conventional notions of planning, especially those based on assumptions of technical-rationality. His proposal for a “question-based approach to planning” recognizes the importance of context to the choices made by planners and that the approach used must be based on sound professional judgement.

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Robert Sparks

November 7, 2014

Mass communication; Consumer culture; Public health; Tobacco and alcohol control.
Dr. Sparks’ research interests encompass the processes of social communication in advertising and the mass media, theories and methods in audience research and reception analysis, and the political economy of tobacco and alcohol control.

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Michelle Stack

November 7, 2014

Educational policy; Educational leadership; Media education; University rankings.
Dr. Stack’s research focuses on educational policy, media education, media and university rankings, and how journalists and academics interact. She is committed to communicating research through peer review and engagement with media and stand up comedy. Her works aims to expand educational policy alternatives and media coverage of education to include issues of social justice and equity. Prior to coming to UBC in 2003 she worked for the BC Children’s Commission.

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Steven Talmy

November 7, 2014

English as a second language; English language learners; Qualitative methodology; Linguistic ethnography; Classroom talk; Critical discourse research; Social interaction; Language socialization.
Dr. Talmy’s research investigates language and its constitutive relationships to power, identity, cultural production, and cultural/social reproduction in public school ESL/ELL classrooms. Specifically, he examines both constructions and consequences of the “stigma” (or undesirability) of ESL for public school English language learners. He is also interested in qualitative research in applied linguistics, primarily the interactional basis of research methods.

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Yuen Sze Michelle Tan

June 1, 2015

Science Education Research; Teacher Education Research; Teacher Research; Outdoor Education; Teacher Collaborative Inquiry; Action Research; Pedagogy; Curriculum Reforms and Initiatives
Her research focuses on teacher beliefs, learning and readiness often within the contexts of curriculum reforms. She also seeks to explore collaborative efforts between teachers, researchers and policy makers in reform settings. Bearing direct implications for policy making and teaching practice, her scholarship helped to advance knowledge in science and outdoor education, curriculum reforms and teacher education. She has also conducted a series of outdoor education public seminars in Singapore.

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Alison Taylor

January 20, 2015

Sociology of work; Work and learning; Sociology of knowledge
Dr. Taylor is a sociologist of education whose work explores the relationship between education and the economy. Her research interests include school-to-work transition, vocational education and training, experiential learning, and educational policy, with a focus on equity issues.

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Robert Tierney

November 7, 2014

Literacy; Global developments; Research; Evaluation; Societies and cultures.
Dr. Tierney’s scholarship has focused upon literacy education, teacher education, cross-national education, educational assessment and equity. His engagements include issues related to the nature of meaning-making especially tied to literacy research and development and extended to technology and media. His recent projects have ranged from teacher development and assessment projects in China schools to addressing matters of equity and indigenous developments in Australia to studies of scholarly tradition.

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November 17, 2014

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Jennifer Vadeboncoeur

November 7, 2014

Youth “at risk”; Alternative schools; Flexible contexts for learning; parent involvement; Holistic education; Social class; Cultural psychology; Culture and context.
Dr. Vadeboncoeur’s research addresses youth engagement and participation in afterschool and community contexts. Young people, regardless of complicated educational histories, continue to seek out new learning experiences across a number of contexts. Her research advances our understanding of the significance of youth-adult relationships in the building of flexible contexts for learning and development, as well as the role of educators, parents, and culture in mediating youth participation.

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Robert VanWynsberghe

November 17, 2014

Sustainability education; Community capacity; Behaviour change; Social change.
Dr. VanWynsberghe’s research is rooted in essential questions about human action and social change in the field of sustainability.

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Patricia Vertinsky

October 6, 2014

History of physical culture; Physical education; Gender studies.
Dr. Vertinsky is a social and cultural historian working across the fields of women’s and gender history with a special interest on physical culture, physical education and modern dance. Her work focuses on the study of normalizing disciplinary regimes in kinesiology and sport science and the social, political, and scientific context in which they have been conceived and promoted. Her currently funded projects focus upon a new history of female physical education, expressive movement, and modern dance.

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Jude Walker

November 7, 2014

Adult literacy policy; Higher education reform; Student transitions; Scholarship of teaching and learning in health professions education; Comparative and international education.
Dr. Walker’s research focuses on the macro and micro aspects of adult and higher education, and seeks to identify the drivers and outcomes of educational policy, the responses and resistances to educational reform, and the factors that contribute to student learning and engagement.

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Pierre Walter

November 7, 2014

Adult education; International and comparative education; Environmental education; Ecotourism; Informal learning; Adult literacy; Gender and development; Southeast Asian studies.
Dr. Walter’s latest research focuses on the informal learning of adults, the educational “currriculum,” and issues of gender and development in community-based ecotourism initiatives in Southeast Asia. Other research looks at environmental education in North America and the ways in which adults learn in environmental protest, the food movement, and community gardens.

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Fei Wang

November 7, 2014

Educational leadership and administration; Social justice; Equity and diversity; Educational policy; Comparative education; Organization studies.
His research focuses on educational leadership and administration, social justice, educational policy, and organizational studies. Dr Wang’s research looks at the nature of school principals’ work, social in/justice in schools, principals’ leadership and administration, and equity and accountability policies.

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Darren Warburton

November 7, 2014

Medicine; Exercise; Cardiology; Clinical physiology; High performance sport; Disability; Aboriginal health.
His research spans the spectrum of Aboriginal health, elite athletic performance, childhood health, quality of life in the elderly, and the treatment of patients with chronic disease and/or disability. Dr. Warburton has received several prestigious honours including the CIHR New Investigator Award, the MSFHR Clinical Scholar award, the Killam Scholarship, and the CIHR/CMAJ Top Achievement in Health Research Award. He has published more than 185 peer-reviewed articles and more than $20 million in funding.

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P. Taylor Webb

November 7, 2014

Policy; Governmentality; Raciologies; Fieldwork in philosophy.
Dr. Webb’s work examines and critiques how education rationalizes and produces ‘governable subjects’ within liberal and neo-liberal normative architectures. To do this, he examines the intentions (or desires) and enactments in policy and treat these as material productions rather than as only representations of discourse and/or ‘ideology’. Here, the locus of his work is interested in micropolitics and various subjectivizations that are produced during policy events.

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Barbara Weber

November 7, 2014

Engaged philosophical inquiry; Multiculturalism and human rights; Empathy and reason; Phenomenology; Hermeneutics; Theories of embodiment; Philosophy for children.
Dr. Weber is an interdisciplinary researcher, combining philosophical expertise with empirical research (psychology, pedagogy, sociology) and community engagement. For example, her three single authored books (2013) discuss the topics of human rights, empathy and reason from a straight philosophical perspective as well as psychology and education. Dr. Weber is also one of the leading figures in the area of Engaged Philosophical Inquiry and has published and edited many central journals/books.

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Rachel Weber

November 7, 2014

Pediatric neuropsychology; Neuropsychological assessment; Cognitive development; Bilingual development; Pediatric cancer.
Her research examines the cognitive development of children considered at-risk, specifically focusing on children who demonstrate cognitive resilience. In addition, Dr. Weber is also involved in research to promote cognitive functioning in pediatric cancer survivors, who are also considered at-risk for specific cognitive difficulties. Her scholarship will impact the intervention and prevention efforts targeting cognitive development in these and other at-risk populations.

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Christopher West

November 7, 2014

Spinal cord injury; Cardiovascular; Exercise; Respiratory; Rehabilitation; Echocardiography.
Dr. West is a translational research scientist who investigates the autonomic and cardiorespiratory consequences of spinal cord injury (SCI). His basic science research has shown that passive lower-limb exercise is able to prevent many of the cardiovascular abnormalities that accompany SCI. His clinical research has shown that elite athletes with SCI who have a more ‘intact’ cardiovascular system are able to perform better during exercise.

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Brian Wilson

November 7, 2014

Sport; Media; Peace; Environment; Culture.
Dr. Wilson’s research examines ways that sport is enabling for people, and how sport may be implicated in the reproduction of social and environmental problems. He focuses especially on sport’s role in peace-building and environmental issues pertaining to sport. He has contributed to the advancement of knowledge on topics like the impacts of sport-related media messages, golf-related environmental issues, and the role of sport events as part of reconciliation efforts in post-conflict zones.

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November 17, 2014

 

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Handel Wright

November 7, 2014

Multiculturalism; Race relations; Africa and diaspora; Sociocultural identity; Cultural studies; Youth.
Dr. Wright’s research focuses on issues of identity related to representation and social justice locally, nationally and internationally. In particular he works on multiculturalism and related or competing discourses (transnationalism, interculturalism, cosmopolitanism, diaspora) and how these contribute to and affect identity (e.g. immigrant, multiracial and queer youth). He also works on Africana identity construction on the continent and in the diaspora (especially Canada and the United States).

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Richard Young

June 8, 2015

action; counselling; vocational psychology; qualitative research methods; youth; families; suicide.
Dr. Young is a counseling psychologist whose research focuses the development and application of action theory and the qualitative action-project method to a variety of research topics, including the transition to adulthood, families, vocational psychology, counselling, health, and suicide. He developed and uses both contextual action theory as a framework for human science research and practice and the action-project method as a qualitative research method for researching goal-directed action.

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Sandra Zappa-Hollman

November 7, 2014

Academic English; Second language socialization; TESOL; Language and content integration; Social network theory; Qualitative research; Intercultural competence; International education.
Her research focuses on the academic English discourse socialization of non-Anglophone students in English-medium higher education contexts. Dr. Zappa-Hollman examines strategies for integrating language and content instruction in sheltered university programs for English language learners. The main goal of this research is to contribute with enhanced understandings of effective models that expedite academic English development and familiarity with values and expectations in the target context.

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Kim Zebehazy

November 7, 2014

Blindness and visual impairment; Orientation and mobility; Low vision; Personnel preparation; Problem-solving and thinking skills and visual impairment; Assessment and visual impairment.
Dr. Zebehazy’s research focuses on blindness and visual impairment. More specifically she investigates topics related to the effective instruction of students who are blind and visually impaired in school as well as in specialized curriculum areas such as orientation and mobility. Her interest lies in helping students with visual impairments to become good problem-solvers and critical thinkers. Her scholarship has contributed to discussions about and efforts to improve practice in the field.

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Bruno Zumbo

September 24, 2014

Statistics; Measurement; Psychometrics; Validity theory; Well-being; Quality of life; Language testing; Human development.
Broadly speaking, Dr. Bruno Zumbo is a measurement theorist, statistician, and applied mathematician. Over the last 25 years his interdisciplinary program of research has emerged to have broad interdisciplinary impact and as such is well-recognized in a variety of disciplines including psychology, applied social science research (quality of life and well being), assessment, educational research, language testing, health and human development.

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