Faculty Research

Dr. Margaret MacDonald on Philosophical Inquiry & Development of Early Childhood Views on Sustainability

Dr. Margaret MacDonald is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education specializing in Early Childhood Education. She teaches a number of undergraduate and graduate courses in Early Childhood Education and is an active mentor and co-inquirer at UniverCity Childcare Centre. Her most recent research looks at children’s understanding around stewardship and sustainability through the lens of philosophical inquiry and new materiality. Read more 

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New Faculty

Dr. Geneviève Brisson on Plurilingualism, Transnational Identity and Scribjab

Geneviève Brisson is an assistant professor in Language and Literacy and Francophone Education at SFU. Since joining the Faculty of Education in the Fall of 2017, she has been busy working on a variety of research projects, teaching in the French module of the PDP (Professional Development Program) and contributing to the next generation of researchers by sitting on master and doctoral committees. She has recently come back from participating in the AAAL (American Association of Applied Linguistics) conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Read more

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Student Research

Bronwen McCann on Collaborative Program Evaluation and Community-Engagement

Bronwen McCann is a Master’s student in the Arts Education program. She is passionate about early childhood education, particularly curriculum development that bridges the divide between arts and outdoor education.

In addition to juggling a full course load, she has been working at the Research Hub and has been involved in two different projects in collaboration with partnerships and programs through the SFU Surrey-TD Community Engagement Centre. The most recent of these was a program evaluation for an Early Learning for Families (ELF) drop-in program sponsored by the Surrey School District, the Surrey Central City Mall and SFU. Read more

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Visiting Scholar

Dr. Hoy-Yong Kim - Reflections on Korean & Canadian Educational Systems, Philosophies & Approaches

Dr. Hoy-Yong Kim is a visiting scholar from Pusan National University in South Korea where he was the Dean of the Institute of General Education. Dr. Kim is also the Editor in Chief for the Korean Journal of Educational Philosophy. This is his second visiting scholar appointment at Simon Fraser. He is working with Dr. Heesoon Bai on projects related to the re-humanization of classroom environments through dialogue and an ethic of care. Read more  

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  • December 17, 2018
    Dr. Zhiying Zhong on Ecolinguistics
    Dr. Zhiying (Maggie) Zhong is a visiting scholar in the Faculty of Education, SFU and a professor in the School of Foreign Languages of South China Agricultural University. Dr. Zhong began considering a visit to SFU after a previous visiting scholar told her how she enjoyed her time abroad here, and as it happened, this turns out to be a prime place to pursue her studies in ecolinguistics.
  • December 13, 2017
    Dr. Margaret Sallee Visits SFU from the University of Buffalo
    Five years ago Sallee collaborated editing a journal with SFU education professor Rebecca Cox. Today Sallee is a faculty member at the University at Buffalo in New York state and was a visiting scholar in the SFU’s Faculty of Education from September until October 2017.
  • June 20, 2017
    Dr. Helena Brandão Viana Returns to SFU
    Dr. Helena Brandão Viana from Centro Universitário Adventista de Sāo Paulo, Brazil is working with Prof. David Kauffman from December 2016 until June 2017 on the AGE-WELL research project into older adults and their relationship with new technologies.

Retiree Research

Dr. Adam Horvath – An Update on Research Work Post-Retirement and the Challenges & Opportunities of Data Sharing

Dr. Adam Horvath is professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Education at SFU.  During his academic career, he has published over 100 articles, presented over 200 conference papers, written chapters for edited volumes, and authored a book.  He is also a registered psychologist and has an active practice as a psychotherapist. He is currently engaged in a Faculty of Education funded research project looking at the ethical challenges of sharing primary research data with other professionals. Read more

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