Dr. Zhiying (Maggie) Zhong

Dr. Zhiying Zhong is a professor of the School of Foreign Languages in South China Agricultural University, China. Her advisers at SFU are Dr. John Nesbit and Dr. Sepideh Fotovation. Her research has been closely related with Applied Linguistics, Psycholinguistics and Ecolinguistics, such as Teaching English as a Foreign Language, English vocabulary size testing, psychological processing of English high-frequency formulas by foreign language learners. She currently researches Ecolinguistics hoping to contribute to the ecology from the language perspective.

Dr. Vivien Swee Leng

Vivien Huan visited the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University in the Fall of 2018. She worked with Wanda Cassidy, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in Education, and her research team on cyberbullying behaviors among youths. Back in Singapore where she is from, Vivien is an Associate Dean at the Office of Teacher Education with the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University. Apart from collaborating with Wanda on research matters, Vivien also met up with different education faculty staff to discuss and exchange ideas related to teacher education programs, in particular, the professional development program.

Jiang Dong

Jiang Dong is a lecturer at Yuanpei College, Shaoxing University, where he has been teaching English as a foreign language for eleven years. His academic interests are English language literacy and research, translation studies and intercultural communication. He is now collaborating with Dr. Joel Heng Hartse on the project of English education in the Republic of China (1912-1949). He has his works published by TESOL Press, the Journal of Liaoning Normal University and etc.

Dr. Romee Lee

Dr. Romee Lee is a research fellow of the Institute for Educational Research in Yonsei University, Korea. She is currently a visiting scholar in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. In her time in the Faculty Dr. Lee has conducted research on her own project on the theme of women, immigrants, and lifelong learning in which SFU’s commitment on diversity has contributed. She has worked directly with Dr. Suzanne Smythe and presented her research at the 2018 American Educational Research Association (AERA) along with other Canadian scholars in a session entitled Transnational Perspectives on Adult Learning chaired by Dr. Smythe. Dr. Lee has contributed to PhD classes in the Languages, Cultures, and Literacies program, including presenting her research on the publishing experiences of Korean women scholars. Dr. Lee is currently involved in a research project on Korea’s K-12 policy development funded by Korean Educational Development Institute (KEDI), investigating Canada’s teacher education policy and practices with implications for Korea.

Dr. Hyu Yong Park

Dr. Park has earned his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in bilingual and multicultural education in 2008. He's an associate professor at the Department of Education, Chonbuk National University, South Korea, and has been researching in the field of curriculum theories, multicultural education, and language education. He is currently serving for the vice-president of the Korean Association of Multicultural Education, and working for the chief editor of the Korean Journal of Educational Research. His adviser at SFU is Dr. Huamei Han. Under her leadership, he is attending to the graduate students' seminars. He is currently interested in the research themes, such as critical thinking in education, critical multicultural education, and the future agenda for education reform.

Dr. Helena Brandão Viana

Dr. Brandão Viana conducted research on her own project and worked directly with Dr. David Kaufman. She joined the AGE-WELL NCE research group and continued to study methods of education for elderly people. Her contributions also included educational technologies, digital games for learning, problem based learning, and teaching and learning in higher education.

Minxian Feng

Minxian Feng is currently collaborating with Dr. Saskia Stille on a comparative study on English teaching and learning methods for adults and children. She is also offering consultations on matters related to applied foreign languages and is contributing to the development of programs for the Faculty of Education in the area of English as a Foreign Language (EFL).

Dr. Vladimir Kudriavtsev

Dr. Kudriavtsev visited the Faculty of Education in March to continue his work with Dr. Natalia Gajdamaschko and Dr. Mike Cole (UCSD) on a manuscript on CHAT and imagination development. He also participated in meetings with different faculty members and graduate students that are interested in Vygotsky theory. One of the highlights of the visit was a public presentation with Dr. Mike Cole and Dr. Kudryavtces, that was sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Education in association with CELLTR and IERG.  

Dr. Sian Preece

Dr. Preece visited the Faculty of Education to work with Dr. Steve Marshall, Dr. Valia Spiliotopoulos and Dr. Danièle Moore. She worked collaboratively with the Visiting Scholar Dr. Lee supporting research related to pluri/multilingual education, and participated in the seminar series for the British Association of Applied Linguistics.

Dr. Wiske Rotinsulu

Dr. Rotinsulu began her visit by attending the 9th World Environmental Education Congress and the follow on UN University Workshop that Dr. David Zandvliet chaired in downtown Vancouver lasting 7 days (September 9-15). The congress was held on location at the Vancouver Centre and she attended a variety of sessions reflecting her interests and diverse perspectives on environmental education – particularly as it applies in developing countries. Following the congress and workshops she began planning for the next Indonesia Field School that will be held in July 2018 with a weeklong series of meetings based at the Surrey campus. Dr. Rotinsulu also attended a variety of special events and meetings including an SFU Alumni event downtown and a consultation with SFU International. In addition to these meetings, Dr. Rotinsulu attended several meetings and information sessions with International Services for Students and the Faculty of Education at the Burnaby campus. Highlights of her visit included a renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding between SFU and UNSRAT, a renewed Indonesia field school curriculum and several new ideas for continuing research collaboration between Dr. Rotinsulu, Dr. Zandvliet and other colleagues from Universitas Sam Ratulangi.

Dr. Yanhong [Cathy] Zhang

Dr. Yanhong Zhang, from Guangxi University in China, has conducted research on her own project and will collaborate with Dr. Roumiana Ilieva and other researchers associated with the Centre for Research on International Education (CRIE) at SFU. She has presided over the project “strategy of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in education in Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN)” funded by Guangxi government and collaborated in research that looks into ASEAN’ educational cooperation with Canada. Dr. Yanhong will compare status of educational cooperation between China and Canada, finally making a report to Education Office, Embassy of the P.R China. Her contributions also include regional cooperation and educational strategy, e-learning and ICT integration in higher education, learning science and technologies.

Dr. Chunrong Zhao

Dr. Chunrong Zhao is currently visiting the Faculty of Education from Beijing Open University and working directly with Dr. Steve Marshall. She is attending PhD classes on the Languages, Cultures, and Literacies program to learn more about graduate teachings of multilingual and multicultural education in Canada. Attending research meetings, she is also involved with "Plurilingualism as an Asset for Learning across the Disciplines at SFU" project, led by Dr. Marshall and Dr. Danièle Moore. In the Spring of 2018, Dr Chunrong will be collaborating again with Dr. Marshall and colleagues on the development of online teaching resources to help students develop their academic English skills here at SFU. She is aiming to bring some new ideas to her work at Beijing Open University, which is part of the Open University of China, an institution that teaches online courses to approximately 3.5 million students across the country.