April, 2019

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Seminar with Dr. Michelle Pidgeon on Indigenous Education

By Cindy Xin

Dr. Michelle Pidgeon gave a thought-provoking seminar at the From the Ground Up Scholarship Series. She began her talk by sharing her Indigenous ancestry background, tracing back the journey she has walked as a scholar and how she started her academic pursuit in student affairs and services in higher education. Read more

Important Dates and Notices

SFU/SSHRC Small Research Grants – Spring Intake

Deadline: May 1, 2019 (FoE internal) / June 1, 2019 (SFU)
Award: $7,000 – $10,000 CAD

SFU Institutional Grants (SSHRC Small) support scholarly research in the contemporary arts, humanities and social sciences for expenses up to a maximum of $7,000. A lead applicant, together with one or more eligible co–applicants may apply on a single application for up to $10,000. Contact Ching-Chiu Lin for any assistance at edgrants@sfu.ca.

Research Hub Workshops

Grant Workshop for Faculty (2 parts)

Date & Time:
Monday, April 29th, 1:30 to 3:30 PM (Part 1)
Monday, May 27th, 1:30 to 3:30 PM (Part 2)
Location: Research Hub
Facilitators: Dr. Ching-Chiu Lin & Dr. Cindy Xin

This two-part workshop series is designed to help faculty members in the Faculty of Education create a persuasive SSHRC application. Part I will focus on grant–writing strategies and tips, budget development, and knowledge mobilization planning; part II will focus on peer review of each other’s summary pages. Participants will be asked to prepare a summary page prior to part II.

Grant Workshop for FoE Graduate Students (2 parts)

Date & Time:
Monday, May 6th, 1:00 to 3:00 PM (Part 1)
Thursday, June 6th, 1:00 to 3:00 PM (Part 2)
Location: Research Hub
Facilitators: Dr. Ching-Chiu Lin, Dr. Cindy Xin & guest speakers

This two-part workshop series is designed to help doctoral students in the Faculty of Education create a strong SSHRC Doctoral Award Application. Part I will focus on program overview, tips and resources; part II will focus on peer review of each other’s summary pages. Participants will be asked to prepare a summary page prior to part II.

Research Events

Possible’s Slow Fuse

Dr. Kevin O’Neill
Teaching and Theatre
Date & Time: Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 1:30 to 3:00 PM
Location: EDB 7608, Faculty of Education, Burnaby
RSVP: https://teachingandtheatersfu.eventbrite.ca

Dr. Vicki Kelly
The Vital Role of Indigenous Imagination in Reconciliation
Date & Time: Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 1:30 to 3:00 PM
Location: EDB 7610, Faculty of Education, Burnaby
RSVP: https://imaginationinreconciliation.eventbrite.ca

Public Seminar: Developing Ethnographic Eyes

Topic: Developing Ethnographic Eyes: Tracing learning processes and practices across multiple levels of times, space and sociocultural configurations
Date & Time: Wednesday, April 3rd, 1:00 to 3:30 PM
Location: EDB 7600, Faculty of Education, Burnaby
Speaker: Professor Judith Green, University of California, Santa Barbara
Chairs: Dr. Angel M.Y. Lin, Dr. Ena Lee, Dr. Sean Chorney
RSVP: https://developingethnographiceyes.eventbrite.ca

In this talk, Dr. Judith Green will present three telling cases that make transparent the levels of analysis that Interactional Ethnography (IE) as a logic-of-inquiry supports. These telling cases will make visible how a common epistemological approach can be used to guide studies in different educational sites.

Innovations in Research

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 10th, 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Location: SFU Segal Graduate School of Business, Vancouver
Host: Dr. Joy Johnson, Vice-President, Research and International at SFU
Innovations in Research is a dynamic evening that showcases the SFU researchers and innovators who are designing solutions to confront the disinformation age. This event features rapid-fire presentations, in-depth discussions, and interactive demonstrations. Two presentations from the Faculty of Education will be featured in this event.

Magali Forte & Gwénaëlle André
PhD Candidates, Languages, Cultures and Literacies Program
Digital story creation with Scribjab: human and material encounters
Project Supervisor: Dr. Diane Dagenais

Esteban Morales
Master’s Student, Educational Technology and Learning Design Program, Faculty of Education
Data literacy in a peace education course, an opportunity to address disinformation in Colombia
Project Supervisor: Dr. Engida Gebre

Surrey Scholarship Seminar Series: From the Ground Up

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 17th, 12:00 to 2:00 PM
Location: SUR 3040
Speaker: Dr. Celeste Snowber
RSVP: https://doodle.com/poll/eraamnnmei8brubg

From the Ground Up is an occasional series hosted by SFU Surrey Faculty of Education members and is intended to build community around scholarship at SFU Surrey. All members of the SFU academic community are welcome to attend and contribute to this effort. Light lunch or refreshments will be served.

Upcoming: Thursday, May 9th, 12:00 to 2:00 PM, with Dr. Paula MacDowell (SUR 5200)

Intercultural Competency Training Workshop

The BC SUPPORT Unit will host an upcoming free workshop on intercultural competency training. This workshop will give participants the opportunity to develop their cultural awareness and skills to navigate more efficiently and effectively through complex intercultural interactions. The facilitators will also share tools and strategies to enable participants to navigate more consciously through intercultural situations.

Date & Time: April 23rd, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

Registration and additional information available at:

News and Announcements

Become a SSHRC Reviewer

SSHRC is constantly seeking reviewers who represent the diversity in the social sciences and humanities research community. Find out how to get involved in the merit review process.

FoE Newly Funded Research Projects

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

Mitacs Accelerate Grant

Dr. David Zandvliet
Project: Building a National Ocean Literacy Strategy

Research Contract with Mothers Matter Centre

Dr. Masahiro Minami
Project: Reviving Hope and Home for High Risk Refugee Mothers

For a comprehensive list of grants the Faculty has received in the recent 12 months, please visit Newly Funded Grants. If you have received a grant that we are not aware of, please contact us at edgrants@sfu.ca.

Selected Funding Opportunities

Open Research Area (ORA) for the Social Sciences
SSHRC (Social Science & Humanities Research Council)

Registration: Open in April 2019

  • Strengthen international co-operation in the social sciences by funding high quality scientific research projects.
  • Proposals need to involve researchers from any three or more participating countries (France, Germany, the UK and the Netherlands) and be integrated across the participating countries. The research should make an original and significant contribution to current scientific knowledge.

Partnership Engage Grants
SSHRC (Social Science & Humanities Research Council)

Deadline: June 15, 2019
Award: $7K – 25K over a year

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 4 application deadlines throughout the year (March 15, June 15, September 15, and December 15).