Bronwen McCann

"Hello! My name is Bronwen, and I am a master's student working as a Research Assistant for the faculty's new Research Hub. My research (broadly speaking) is in arts-based curriculum development, and considering the deeper philosophical implications of established pedagogical approaches in early childhood education, and their subsequent effects on maturity. To accompany my studies, I am learning a new instrument (the harp), as well as subbing at an outdoor school in East Vancouver.

I am very much looking forward to working alongside such a friendly and approachable group of people. Thank you for the warm welcome!"

Former Research Assistants

Foster Ranney

Foster Ranney, a doctoral student in the education psychology program, started working with the Research Hub in September of 2018. This is his first time writing with Research in Focus, although it isn't his first writing assignment. Previously, he worked as an editor or referee with four student or youth publications, starting with a school literary magazine in high school and continuing here at SFU with the student-designed Undergraduate Journal of Psychology. His research stems from a multidisciplinary cogsci background and has currently meandered to education policy and the history of educational institutions. He's hoping to develop a doctoral thesis about how teachers are adapting classroom practices subsequent to the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation calls to action. The calls to action were written to allow peace and reconciliation to happen between the original and colonial peoples living subject to the Canadian government, and the recommendations address every level of the public education system.