August, 2019, Issue 11

Stories About Us

Exciting Collaboration on Evaluation as a Means of Community-Based Research and Engagement

by Samuel Chen

Learn how the Faculty of Education has been working with SFU Surrey-TD Community Engagement Centre on various community-engaged initiatives through an Interview with Ms. Rachel Nelson, Associate Director of Partnerships & Programs. Read more.

Fanfare Review of Dr. Slava Senyshyn’ s Concerto CD with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra

Congratulations to Dr. Slava Senyshyn on his recording of Chopin and Liszt concertos with Czech National Symphony Orchestra – Raving reviews by American critic, Dave Saemann of Harvard University Classical Radio; Reminder about the cadre of faculty we have in the Faculty of Education. Read more.

CCGSE/CCÉDÉ 2019 Mentorship Award

Congratulations to Dr. Diane Dagenais as the recipient of the Canadian Committee of Graduate Students in Education (CCGSE) 2019 Mentorship Award for excellence in her practice and inspiring students to reach their full potential. Many thanks to Diane’s colleagues who nominated her: Dr. Danièle Moore, Dr. Isabelle Côté & Ms. Magali Forte, Faculty of Education, SFU, and Dr. Wendy Carr, Faculty of Education, UBC.

Dr. Beth Marshall Co-Authors a New Book

In their new book, “Witnessing Girlhood”, Drs. Elizabeth Marshall & Leigh Gilmore explore the narrative strategies used by women who experienced trauma as children and have long been silenced or ignored, to tell their stories and have those stories heard. Read more.

Important Dates and Notices

SFU Ed Review Arises on Social Media

SFU Ed Review is now on Facebook and Twitter. SFU Educational Review Journal is a peer-reviewed and open access journal at Simon Fraser University that supports diverse scholarship from emerging and established scholars in the field of Education. Now it is even easier to start a conversation with SFU Ed Review!

Twitter: @SFUEdR

Research Events and Workshops

A Longitudinal Narrative Inquiry of the Identity of a Hong Kong Study Abroad Student: A focus on Research Method

SFU Harbour Centre, Room 1510
Wednesday, September 11, 4:30 to 6:00 PM

Organized by Dr. Angel Lin, Canada Research Chair

Speaker: Dr. Gary Barkhuizen, Professor in the School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics, at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. His teaching and research interests are in the areas of language teacher education, teacher and learner identity, study abroad, and narrative inquiry. Register here.

FoE Newly Funded Research Projects

Congratulations to the following faculty members who have recently received research funding!

SSHRC Insight

Dr. John Nesbit & Dr. Phil Winne

Project: Coaching Discovery Competencies with Context-Sensitive Prompts

SSHRC Insight Development

Dr. Lynn Fel
Project: Performing Mentorship: Investigating Mentorship in 4 Arts for Social Change Creative Spaces and Contexts

SSHRC Partnership Development

Dr. Mark Fettes & Dr. Sean Blenkinsop
Project: Intergenerational Land-Based Learning for Reconciliation on Gabriola Island

SSHRC Insight

Dr. Beth Marshall (collaborator)
Project: Youth, Literature, Mobilities, and Civic Engagement


Project: Little Prohibitionists: Visualizing Temperance in Victorian Children’s Literature

Mitacs Accelerate

Dr. Daniel Laitsch
Project: Pan-Canadian Survey of Education Funding Structures and Processes

Mitacs Accelerate

Dr. Michelle Nilson
Project: Scalar Social Learning in Community-Campus Engagement (CCE)

U.S. National Science Foundation DRL - STEM + Computing (STEM+C)

Dr. Phil Winne (co-investigator)
Project: Fostering Student Computational Thinking in Data Analysis through Self-Regulated Learning Prompts and Analytics

Selected Funding Opportunities

SFU VPR Travel Grants

POOL 2 (travel beginning September 1 to March 31)
Deadline: Applications will be accepted from September 1 to March 31 or when funds exhausted

VPR Research Travel Grants are provided for faculty in areas supported by SSHRC to attend North American (max. $900) and international (max. $2,000) conferences to present a paper, to serve as a keynote speaker, or to present one’s own creative work to a peer group.

Conference Grants for Education Research

The (US) Spencer Foundation
Deadline: September 05, 2019
Maximum Award: $50,000 USD

Support to scholars for small research conferences and focused symposia.

Partnership Engage Grants

SSHRC (Social Science & Humanities Research Council)
September 16, 2019
Maximum Award: $25,000 CAD

The small-scale, stakeholder-driven partnerships supported through the Partnership Engage Grants are meant to respond to immediate needs and time constraints facing organizations in non-academic sectors. There are four application deadlines throughout the year (Mar 15, Jun 15, Sept 15, and Dec 15). The grants are valued at $7,000 to $25,000 over one year.

Insight Grant

SSHRC (Social Science & Humanities Research Council)
Deadline: October 15, 2019
Maximum Award: $400,000 CAD

Insight Grants support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities. Funding is available to both emerging and established scholars for research initiatives of two to five years.

SFU-Mitacs Globalink Research Awards (Inbound)

Deadline: September 18, 2019
Award Amount: $6000
Internship Dates:
January 2020 (Jan - Apr), May 2020 (May - Aug)
Duration: 12-24 weeks
Student Level:
Senior Undergraduate / Graduate / Postdoctoral Fellows
Eligible Countries: Brazil, China, France, Germany, Israel, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Singapore, Tunisia, USA, and UK.

Simon Fraser University (SFU) and Mitacs have partnered to support international research collaborations and student mobility with internships valued at $6,000 CAD per student. The program is open to international senior undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to conduct research at SFU for 12-24 weeks.

SFU-Mitacs Globalink Research Awards (Outbound)

Deadline: Ongoing
Award Amount: $6000
Internship Dates: Ongoing
Duration: 12-24 weeks
Student Level: Senior Undergraduate / Graduate / Postdoctoral Fellows

The SFU-Mitacs Globalink Research Award provides $6,000 for senior undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows in Canada to conduct 12-24-week research projects at universities overseas.

Other: Indigenous Gender and Wellness Development Grants

Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Deadline: October 1, 2019
Maximum Award: $75,000 CAD

Gender plays an important, but often overlooked role in wellness. In the case of Indigenous Peoples in Canada (i.e., First Nations, Inuit and Métis), Indigenous concepts of gender have been negatively affected by colonization and the effects of gender on wellness has often been overlooked by research.