Funded Research Projects

We list externally and SFU internally funded research projects of our faculty in the most recent twelve months. If you wish your project to be listed here but do not see it here, please contact us at edgrants@sfu.ca.

Externally Funded Projects

2020

Faculty Title Funder Program

Sean Blenkinsop
(Principal Investigator)
Mark Fettes, Cher Hill and Paula Rosehart
(Co-Investigators)

Developing Place and Nature-based Experiential Education Practices in Public Schools and Teacher Education

SSHRC

Insight

Sean Blenkinsop
(Principal Investigator)
Mark Fettes
(Co-Investigator)

Living Within Earth's Carrying Capacity: Towards an Education for Eco-Social Cultural Change

SSHRC

Knowledge Synthesis Grant

Sean Chorney
(Principal Investigator)

Mathematizing Social Issues in Canadian Secondary Schools

SSHRC

Insight Development

Alanaise Goodwill
(Principal Investigator)

Pandemic Experiences and Impacts of COVID-19 on the Mental Health of Indigenous Communities

 

CIHR

Knowledge Synthesis Grant

Alanaise Goodwill
(Co-Investigator)

Holistic Indigenous Mental Health and Wellness: Transforming Health Care Strengths and Solutions

CIHR

NEIHR Ontario

Alanaise Goodwill
(Co-Investigator)

BC Network Environment for Indigenous Health Research

CIHR

NEIHR British Columbia

Joel Heng Hartse
(Principal Investigator)

Underground Literacies: The Use of Private Academic Support Services by International EAL Students

SSHRC

Insight Development

Maureen Hoskyn 
(Principal Investigator)
Danièle Moore
(Co-Investigator)

Development of Executive Functions in Multilingual Children: A Follow-up Study

SSHRC

Insight

Maureen Hoskyn
(Co-Investigator)

Ensuring Full Literacy in a Multicultural and Digital World

SSHRC

Partnership Grant

Angel Lin
(Principal Investigator)

The Play Literacy Innovative Program: A Virtual Play Platform for Learners

SSHRC

Partnership Engage Grant

Ching-Chiu Lin
(Principal Investigator)
Quincy Wang
(Co-Investigator)

Storied lives: An impact study of COVID-19 on seniors and their community support services

SSHRC

Partnership Engage Grant: COVID-19 Special Initiative

Partner: MOSAIC

Kris Magnusson 
(Principal Investigator)
Krista Socholotiuk
(Co-Investigator)

Connecting Career Development and Mental Health in Schools

SSHRC

Partnership Development Grant

Amy Parent
(Principal Investigator)

Raising Nisga’a Language, Sovereignty, and Land Based Education through Traditional Carving Knowledge

SSHRC

New Frontiers in Research Fund - Exploration

Krista Socholotiuk
(Principal Investigator)

Early Relationship Formation in Cross Cultural Counselling: Actions and Processes

SSHRC

Insight Development

Lucy Lemare
(Academic Supervisor)

Do Socio-Demographic and Parenting Factors Moderate the Impact of the HIPPY Program on Children’s School Readiness?

MITACS

Accelerate

Masahiro Minami
(Academic Supervisor)

Inclusive Resettlement: Integration pathways of resettled families with disabilities in Germany and Canada

MITACS

Globalink

John Nesbit
(Academic Supervisor)

Teach Argumentation with the Dialectical Map

MITACS

Globalink

Michelle Nilson
(Academic Supervisor)

Community Schools in British Columbia: Past to Future

MITACS

Accelerate

Nathalie Sinclair
(Academic Supervisor)

The Use of 'Lesson Play' As a Post-Activity of 'TouchTimes'

MITACS

Globalink

Suzanne Smythe
(Academic Supervisor)

A Community-based Ethnography on Multiculturalism in Practice in a Canadian Context

MITACS

Accelerate

David Zandvliet
(Academic Supervisor)

Building a National Ocean Literacy Strategy

MITACS

Accelerate

2019

Faculty Title Funder Program
David Kaufman Personalizing gamification strategies to improve young adult life skills training (Part 2: Support worker needs analysis and design of clinical interface) Mitacs Accelerate
Daniel Laitsch

Pan-Canadian Survey of Education Funding Structures and Processes

Mitacs Accelerate
Michelle Nilson Scalar social learning in community-campus engagement (CCE) Mitacs Accelerate
David Zandvliet Project: Building a National Ocean Literacy Strategy Mitacs Accelerate
Phil Winne Instrumentation for gauging computational thinking in elementary grades Mitacs Accelerate
Beth Marshall (collaborator)

Youth, Literature, Mobilities, and Civic Engagement

SSHRC Insight

Nathalie Sinclair
(co-investigator)

Using emergent technologies to develop mathematical objects- and actions-to-think-with

SSHRC Insight
John Nesbit & Phil Winne Coaching discovery competencies with context-sensitive prompts SSHRC Insight
Lynn Fels Performing Mentorship: Investigating Mentorship in 4 Arts for Social Change SSHRC Insight Development
Mark Fettes & Sean Blenkinsop Intergenerational land-based learning for reconciliation on Gabriola Island SSHRC Partnership Development

Beth Marshall
(co-investigator)

Youngsters 2: On the cultures of children
and youth

SSHRC Connection

Dan Laitsch

Fact-finding Survey on School Health & Nutrition

Research Contract

UNICEF Mapping of nutrition policies and programmes on school age children
Masahiro Minami

Reviving Hope and Home for High Risk Refugee Mothers

Research Contract Mothers Matter Centre

Nathalie Sinclair

Design, development and integration of mobile technologies for primary school education

French Embassy in Canada

Mourou/Strickland 2019 mobility programme

Phil Winne
(co-investigator)

Fostering Student Computational Thinking in Data Analysis through Self-Regulated Learning Prompts and Analytics

U.S. National Science Foundation DRL - STEM + Computing (STEM+C)

2018

Faculty Title Funder Program
Masahiro Minami Field Feasibility and Acceptability Testing of Action-Based Psychosocial Reconciliation Approach in a Post-Genocide Rural Community in Rwanda SSHRC Insight Development
Amy Parent Sidaxgat'ini?hl Gagoodi? (Our ability to strengthen ourselves, our hearts through the wisdom of our language and our own way of life) SSHRC Insight Development
Diane Dagenais Ecologies of multilingual and multimodal story production SSHRC Insight
Pooja Dharamshi
(co-investigator)
Pedagogy of Literacy Teacher Education: Meeting the Challenges of 21st Century Literacies (PI: Clare Kosnik; OISE) SSHRC Insight
Michelle Pidgeon Understanding Indigenous ethics and wholism within academic and Aboriginal community research settings SSHRC Insight
Nathalie Sinclair
(with Sean Chorney)
Gestural arithmetic: introducing early multiplicative thinking using mobile technology SSHRC Insight
Rina Zazkis Mobilizing mathematical knowledge in secondary school teaching: towards enhanced mathematics teacher education SSHRC Insight
Michèle Schmidt Investigating Educational Leadership for Reconciliation: Can Non-Aboriginal Female Principals Decolonize Aboriginal Education? SSHRC Small Research Grant
Engida Gebre Context and Challenges of Using Open Data for Teaching in Secondary Education SSHRC Small Research Grant
Daniel Laitsch
(with Alperin, Juan)
President's dream colloquium: making knowledge public SSHRC Connection
Elina Birmingham Investigating the effects of speech enhancement and compression algorithms for hearing protection devices in noisy environment NSERC Engage
Elina Birmingham Intelligent solutions for atypical auditory processing in children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Kids Brain Health Network (KBHN) Team Development Grant
Daniel Laitsch Preventing Extremism through Schools: A Review, Expert Consultation, Policy/Program Alternatives & Research Questions Public Safety Canada Community Resilience Funds
Mark Fettes Intergenerational land-based learning for reconciliation on Gabriola Island Vancouver Foundation Field of Interest Systems Change Develop

Internally Funded Projects

2020

Faculty Title Funder Program

Lynn Fels
(Principal Investigator)

Relational Practices: Play, Improv and Emergence in Social Spaces

SFU/SSHRC

SSHRC Small Research Grant

Joel Heng Hartse
(Principal Investigator)

Investigating Instructors’ Perceptions of Good Writing in an Internationalized Economics Department

SFU/SSHRC

SSHRC Small Research Grant

Margaret MacDonald
(Principal Investigator)

Cher Hill
(Co-Investigator)

Teacher and Family Experience of COVID-19

SFU/SSHRC

SSHRC Small Research Grant

Yumiko Murai
(Principal Investigator)

Investigation of Assessment Practices by Teachers Conducting Maker-Centered Learning in BC Public Schools

SFU/SSHRC

SSHRC Small Research Grant

John Nesbit
(Principal Investigator)

Effectiveness of Argument Visualization as a Pre-Writing Activity in Undergraduate Online Learning

SFU/SSHRC

SSHRC Small Research Grant

Suzanne Smythe
(Principal Investigator) 

Nathalie Sinclair
(Co-Investigator)

Investigating Technology Exclusions and Innovations Among Newcomer Communities During COVID-19

SFU/SSHRC

SSHRC Small Research Grant

Phil Winne
(Principal Investigator)

Frayed Confidence Intervals Temper Confidence in Statistical Results

SFU/SSHRC

SSHRC Small Research Grant

David Zandvliet
(Principal Investigator)

Enhancing and Maintaining Science Education Engagement through Immersive Technologies During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic

SFU/SSHRC

SSHRC Small Research Grant

Sharalyn Jordan
(Project Lead)

Amplifying LGBTQI Refugee Resilience

SFU

Community Engagement Initiative Grant

2019

Faculty Title Funder Program
Elizabeth Marshall Little Prohibitionists: Visualizing Temperance in Victorian Children’s Literature SFU SSHRC Small Grant
Danièle Moore Supporting Young Squamish Language Learners in North Vancouver SFU Engagement Community Engagement Initiative (CEI) Fund
Gillian Judson Imaginative Assessment for Learning (AFL) in Post-Secondary: Exploring The Impact of Cognitive Tools on Students’ Learning, Engagement, and Demonstrations of Understanding SFU VPA  Teaching and Learning Development Grant

2018

Faculty Title Funder Program
Allan MacKinnon SFU & Vietnam: Faculty of Education 20 Years After Symposium SFU International  International Engagement Fund
Paula McDowell Creating Augmented Reality Experiences with Students to Enrich Curriculum and Build Community SFU VPA Faculty Inquiry Grants: Student Learning Experience
John Nesbit
(with Joan Sharp)
Teaching Students to Argue with the Dialectical Map SFU VPA Faculty Inquiry Grants: Student Learning Experience
Sean Blenkinsop Teaching for Place-based Ecoliteracy in Urban Public Schools SFU VPR SSHRC Bridging Grants
Susan Barber Refugee Wellbeing in Surrey's Schools and Community at Large SFU Refugee and Newcomer Advisory Committee (RNAC) Faculty Seed Grant
Susan Barber “StoryShop”: A Writers Workshop for Creativity, Wellness and Self-development SFU ISTLD Teaching and Learning Development Grants
Roumi Ilieva Examining cultures of learning and their perceived impact on the learning of culturally diverse students in a graduate course in Education SFU ISTLD Teaching and Learning Development Grants
Vicki Kelly From Reconciliation to Indigenous Resurgence: A Digital Métissage SFU ISTLD Teaching and Learning Development Grants
Stephen Smith Exploring Somatically Inter-Active Pedagogy within the Health Education and Active Living (HEAL) Master of Education Cohort SFU ISTLD Teaching and Learning Development Grants
Phil Winne (co-investigator) Uncovering Students’ Enrollment Patterns Leading to Dropping Out vs. Success From The Engineering Program SFU Big Data Center  
David Zandvliet (with Eileen van der Flier-Keller and Kevin Cameron) Connecting Earth Science, Indigenous Perspectives and Environmental Education in Place-based Learning Setting SFU ISTLD Teaching and Learning Development Grants
Roger Frie Not in My Family: German Memory and Responsibility After the Holocaust (Book title) SFU University Publications Fund