Research in Focus Podcast

Research in Focus Podcast series features in-depth interviews and discussions with faculty members on their research activities and the impacts of their work locally and worldwide. Available on SoundCloud and iTunes

Episode 5: Dr. Sharalyn Jordan

Working at the intersections of mental health and social justice, Sharalyn Jordan is using community-based research to advocate for access to refugee protection and psychosocial supports for people fleeing persecution related to sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (SOGIE). In this podcast, she describes how the narrative accounts of LGBTQ+ refugees in Canada have impacted training in local settlement agencies, Federal Court decisions and new Federal Guidelines on SOGIE refugee decisions.

Episode 4: Dr. Peter Liljedhal

This episodes focuses on 2017 Cmolik Prize Winner Dr. Peter Liljedahl and his research on vertical non-permanent surfaces (VNPS) and visibly random grouping as effective practice for building aspects of a thinking classroom. Building Thinking Classrooms, a mathematics teaching practice framework, was developed with, and for, mathematics teachers in BC.

Episode 3: Dr. Engida Gebre

How do students learn, critique and understand online data sources? How do they make sense of the knowledge available in online representation. This episode focuses on Dr. Engida Gebre who is the primary investigator of the Learning Design for Developing Young Adults Data Literacy and Representation Competences project. Dr. Gebre explores the questions: how do students learn, critique and understand online data sources? How do they make sense of the knowledge available in online representation?

Episode 2: Dr. Suzanne Smythe

This episode focuses on Dr. Suzanne Smythe, one of the co-authors of the new collaborative book: Disrupting the Boundaries in Education and Research. The book, composed by an interdisciplinary group of professors at Simon Fraser University, explores the question: “How can we work together in new ways across our scholarly locations of early childhood, education, mathematics, language, adult learning, and teacher education?”

Episode 1: Dr. Charles Bingham

This episode focuses on Dr. Charles Bingham and his STEPS-FORWARD project, in particular, the project’s support for students with developmental disabilities.

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