Fiona Shaw

Associate Director, Inclusive Teaching


As the Associate Director, Inclusive Teaching I work alongside a team of highly accomplished Educational Developers, EAL Consultants and Instructors whose portfolios include Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), Accessibility, Decolonization and Multilingual learner success (English as Additional Language). I have successfully collaborated to develop and lead responsive and inclusive, faculty and graduate student development programs, workshops and resources, in online and face-to-face learning environments at SFU. I love to facilitate with groups, unpack teaching challenges, offer supportive teaching observations and collaborate with partners across the university to reach their teaching, learning and research goals, both big and small. Leading Inclusive Teaching Initiatives, I seek to champion instructor development which is relational, intentional, and contextualized, which respects the unique needs of SFU students, in this place, at this time. I am firmly committed to SFU’s ongoing efforts towards a pathway of Reconciliation and decolonization, and to employing evidence-informed, innovative approaches for more equitable, accessible, and inclusive learning and teaching, across our campuses. 

Selected recent presentations and publications

Wallace, A., Singh, E., & Shaw, F. (Forthcoming). Linguistically responsive pedagogy in the internationalized university: A case study. In K. Beck & R. Ilieva (Eds.), The Word in Here: Language, Culture, Learning and Teaching in an Internationalizing University. Bloomsbury Press.

Singh, E., Wallace, A., & Shaw, F. (2022, March). Harnessing principles of universal design to foster multilingual student engagement. Workshop presented at TESOL International Convention. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

Wallace, A., Shaw, F., & Singh, E. (2022, March). Faculty development to support multilingual students at a Canadian university: centering language in disciplinary courses. Paper presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

Wallace, A., Singh, E., & Shaw, F. (2022, November). Re:imagining inclusive classrooms using linguistically responsive pedagogies: A case study. Research session presented at the POD online conference. Seattle, Washington, USA.

Findlay, D., Shaw, F. (2022, December) Moving Together in the Ways of the People: The Why and the How. Invited keynote, Instructor Professional Development Day. Fraser International College, Burnaby, BC.

Shaw, F., Gonzalez, J, Findlay, D., Bath, S., Cheverie, C., Brigidi, B.  (2023, June) Moving Together in the Ways of the People: Lead by Indigenous Knowledge Keepers and Elders, held in place, community and ceremony; a decolonial approach to instructor development.; Accepted Oral presentation at the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference, Aberdeen, Scotland. (Accepted)