Hi, my name is Sam and I’m currently pursuing my doctorate in Education with a focus on Transformational Change. My research looks at Legacy and transitions between fathers and sons in a family business context. I’m from a business background but am pursuing this topic in the Faculty of Education because the business epistemological lens is focused on succession which is about the transfer of the business. But legacy and legacy processes focus on people and involves how we come to know ourselves, understand our positionality and orient ourselves relationally. I’m curious about how our stories unfold generation to generation.
I am new to the field of Education and am still trying to orient myself as to different research areas and how SFU’s Faculty of Education is contributing to excellence and leadership worldwide. That’s why I’m so excited to join the Research Hub team as an RA. If you see me looking lost on any of our campuses, please stop me and say hello as I try to find my bearings.
Outside of my studies, I am passionate about music, beverages, culinary pursuits, fountain pens, Chinese calligraphy and most things related to culture.