CSELP Research

Open Access Scholarly Resources

Through policy analysis and research, CSELP scholars work to strengthen education policy and practice in British Columbia. Individuals associated with the Centre are actively engaged international research efforts, as well as monitoring changes to B.C.‘s education policy landscape and examining the implications of change within the current system.

CSELP supports a variety of publications, among those are the peer-reviewed International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership (IJELP), and the research dissemination publications, the Open Source Structured Abstract Database Project (Research brief) and R2P. The Centre strongly supports the concept of free and open access to research and data, and through IJEPL is a participant in the Synergies Project.

Current Initiatives & Publications

For the next seven generations: (re-)Creating an Indigenous Women's Urban Leadership Framework

Recognizing the complex inequities that exist at the intersection of anti-Indigenous discrimination and gender-based oppression, this study aims to understand how to develop and sustain Indigenous women’s leadership in an urban context by bringing together academic researchers and community practitioners through the SUILC's Skookum Lab, specifically their Indigenous Women in Lifelong Leadership (I.WILL) program. The goals of this project are to:

  1. Articulate an emergent Indigenous Women’s Urban Leadership Framework
  2. Identify what opportunities and choices occurred for I.WILL participants during and after they completed this program.

SFU Research Lead: Michelle Pidgeon, Associate Dean, Indigeneity; Associate Professor, Educational Leadership; Director, Centre for the Study of Educational Leadership & Policy (CSELP)

Financial support for this project is provided in part by SFU’s Community-Engaged Research Initiative (CERi). 

Higher education policy in Canada and Germany: Assessing multi-level and multi-actor coordination bodies for policy-making in federal systems

Jean Jungblut and Deanne Rexe analyse the way in which coordination bodies responsible for higher education policy in two federal countries, Canada and Germany, organize their activities. Through this their study sets out to understand the relevance of policy coordination in multi-level and multi-actor policy-making environments as well as the particular institutions that are dedicated to this task.

Authors: Jean Jungblut & Deanna Rexe
Journal: Policy and Society, Volume 36 (2017)

Compendium of Canadian Postsecondary Education Data Sources

CSELP scholars recently published the first iteration of a Compendium of Canadian Postsecondary Education Data Sources. Intended as a "living document", the Compendium combines data at the university level, and shares that data among our institutions, thus providing essential information for evidence-based policy discussions inside government.

Compiled by: EDUC 950 Course, under the supervision of Dr. Michelle Nilson
Edited by: M. J. Nilson and D. L. Rexe


This research project examines the self-reported information seeking activities and networks of BC school trustees in an effort to strengthen the transmission of research through those networks. Results will be reported at the provincial level in an effort to understand the BC context. This research is funded by a Small Research Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.