January, 2019

Happy New Year and A New Semester

Welcome to 2019 and this year’s first issue of Research Hub eBulletin. We hope you had a fantastic break and are looking forward to getting back into action. We are excited to announce that Dr. Ching-Chiu Lin, our Research Facilitator, has returned to work full-time after a seven-month maternity leave. With Ching’s return, the Research Hub is at full capacity to support and serve you. Please stay tuned for upcoming Research Hub events, announcements and publications. And stop by Ching’s office (EDB 8514 in the Research Hub) and say hello.

Stories About Us

(Share your stories and announcement with education_researchhub@sfu.ca)

Learning Environment Research (LER): Context Matters

By Dr. Gillian Judson

At From the Ground Up scholarship series, Dr. David Zandvleit described his work on Learning Environment Research (LER). He started his talk on LER by sharing a personal story from when he was an elementary school student. He was deemed a “trouble maker” in one of his Science classes... Read more

A Scientist and a Dancer Met in a Classroom...

By Poh Tan

I began my doctoral research journey with an objective to find an “optimal” scientific curriculum to develop scientific inquiry, and as I approach the end of my research, I realize and understand my place as a scientist and a science educator has always been about creating and “seeing” meaningful relationships with what I was studying. Read more

Important Dates and Notices

FoE Internal Deadlines for SSHRC Grants

Please submit your complete draft to edgrants@sfu.ca for an internal review by the following dates:

January 2, 2019 | SSHRC Connection
(Agency deadline: Feb 1, 2019; SSHRC Connection website)

January 2, 2019 | SSHRC Insight Development (IDG)
(Agency deadline: Feb 4, 2019; SSHRC IDG website)

January 15, 2019 | SSHRC Partnership Grants - Stage 1
(Agency deadline: February 15, 2019; SSHRC PG Stage 1 website)

February 15, 2019 | SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants
(Agency deadline: March 15, 2019; SSHRC PEG website)

Upcoming Human Ethics Module Launch

Starting in January 2019, SFU will gradually be launching its Research Administration System, beginning with the Human Ethics application management module to all SFU community members. Stay tuned here.

News and Announcements

FoE Graduate Students Release Their New Issue for Ed Review Journal

Poh Tan, Jacky Barreiro and Daniel Ferraz of the new editorial team at Ed Review Journal have re-developed the journal to provide a welcoming and stimulating platform for students, faculty, and staff to publish their work. They are proud and excited to present the new look of Ed Review and invite you to visit its web page and explore the Fall 2018 issue.

Dr. Sharon Bailin Publishes Her New Book

Dr. Sharon Bailin, one of our Professor Emerita, is pleased to announce the publication of her new book co-authored with Mark Battersby, Inquiry: A New Paradigm for Critical Thinking by Windsor Studies in Argumentation.

In Inquiry: A New Paradigm for Critical Thinking, Mark Battersby and Sharon Bailin provide a theoretical account of critical thinking that features inquiry as its central concept. Their approach broadens our notion of critical thinking in a way that incorporates epistemological (not merely logical) norms of assessment; advocates for a comparison of a variety of contending positions (instead of focusing on individual arguments); and emphasizes the dialectical, intellectual and historical context in which thinking is embedded. Read more

CIRCE Update from Dr. Gillian Judson

I would like to give you a quick overview of what’s happening with CIRCE. In brief: our community is growing daily, our imagination-focused educational resource base is expanding, and our professional development initiatives are accelerating. There are also significant learning opportunities coming up that you might want to be part of. Read more

Research Hub Events and Workshops

Surrey Scholarship Seminar Series: From the Ground Up 

Date & Time: Wednesday, January 16th, 10:30am to 12:30pm
Location: SUR 5200, Surrey campus
Speaker: Sharalyn Jordan 

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. In this session, Sharalyn will share her research interests and current projects.

FoE Newly Funded Research Projects

Congratulations to the following faculty members who have recently received funding externally and internally!

External Grant
Agency: The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Dr. Robert Williamson
Topic: Transiting Youth with Disabilities and Employment

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

Vancouver Foundation
Starting in 2019, Vancouver Foundation’s Systems Change Grants and LEVEL Youth Granting will only require applicants to match 25% of their total project cost with in-kind and external funding sources and Vancouver Foundation will fund up to 75% of the total project cost, up to the funding cap for each grant. Learn more

AsiaGlobal Fellows Program
Asia Global Institute
Deadline: January 31, 2019 
The AsiaGlobal Fellows Program launched by the University of Hong Kong is an interdisciplinary global leadership development initiative for mid-career professionals with a strong interest and track record in public policy.

Faculty Mobility Program 
Global Affairs Canada
Deadline: February 19, 2019 
The ELAP Faculty Mobility Program provides Canadian faculty with short-term opportunities to teach or conduct research in Latin America and the Caribbean, at the college, undergraduate and graduate levels.

Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program 
Global Affairs Canada
Deadline: March 1, 2019 
Global Affairs Canada and the Chinese Ministry of Education are offering short-term scholarships to Canadians wishing to study abroad in China. Scholarships are awarded for studies, research, language studies or a combination of studies and language studies at participating Chinese institutions.