Awarded Research Grants in 2023

External Awards

Re-Storying Community: Arts-Based Digital Storytelling for Community Inquiry

This research investigates youth engagement and community participation through arts-based digital storytelling. It seeks to explore the role of community as a space of knowledge production and how youth help create this space as an integral part of global post-pandemic recovery. To generate new knowledge about this global challenge, the research team will conduct empirical studies and cross-comparison of site findings in partnership with postsecondary institutions in Bhutan, Canada, and Nepal.

Dr. Ching-Chiu Lin  (Principal Investigator)
Dr. Kristiina Kumpulainen (Co-Investigator*)
Dr. Cher Hill (Co-Investigator)
Dr. Suzanne Smythe (Collaborator)

Funding Agency: The Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat (TIPS)
Program: New Frontiers in Research Fund – Special Call: Research for postpandemic recovery

Internal Awards

Exploring the Effects of Argument Mapping on Post-Secondary Students' Reasoning Ability: A Meta-analysis

This funding supports a meta-analysis of past and current research on argument mapping tools to examine their effectiveness in promoting reasoning skills in post-secondary education.

Dr. Daniel Chang (Principal Investigator)

Program: SSHRC Small Research Grant 

Examining Students’ Data Science Learning and Performance in DaTu 

This funding supports collection and analysis of students' learning-process data to assess and scaffold how they learn to solve data-based science problems using DaTu, a computer-based learning system.

Dr. Tenzin Doleck (Principal Investigator)

Program: SSHRC Small Research Grant 

BC Science Museums and COVID-19: Institutional Awareness, Responses, and Lessons Learned

This funding supports an initial pilot study of the Royal BC Museum to understand how they developed collective mindfulness and enacted activism around the COVID-19 pandemic as a socioscientific issue.

Dr. Ana Maria Navas Iannini (Principal Investigator)

Program: SSHRC Small Research Grant

Contradicting Trajectories of Migration and Education: The Case of Punjabi International Students

This pilot project examines how migration policies, the internationalization of higher education, and the neoliberalization of the job market impact the mobility and education of Punjabi students in the Canadian postsecondary context.

Dr. Lilach Marom (Principal Investigator)

Program: SSHRC Small Research Grant 

Teaching Science in a Historical Context and Investigating Students' Identities: A Case Study in an Elementary School

This project investigates how student identities can be mobilized in and interplay with Nature-of-Science themes in science education classrooms, focusing on a pilot study in a grade 8 class in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Dr. Cristiano B. Moura (Principal Investigator)

Program: SSHRC Small Research Grant

Sharing our Wisdom, Strength, and Love to Collectively Visualize BC First Nation Research Sovereignty and Jurisdiction in Research

This funding supports the development of a visual treasure box containing a film series on the First Nations Women’s Research Jurisdiction and Governance Summit in Spring 2023 and follow-up conversations with distinguished BC First Nations Women leaders from diverse sectors.

Dr. Amy Parent (Principal Investigator)

Program: SSHRC Small Research Grant 

Reclaiming Ancestral Teachings Through an Indigenous Community-University Research Partnership

Building on previous community-based research on urban Indigenous leadership development in Surrey, this funding will centre the Indigenous community-based researchers’ experiences, enabling us to articulate and share the learnings that emerged through the co-research process.

Dr. Michelle Pidgeon (Principal Investigator)

Program: SSHRC Small Research Grant

Transdisciplinary Pathways in Higher Education Research and Education

This funding supports the gathering of an interdisciplinary team of European and Canadian scholars to collaborate on transdisciplinary science and arts education research and, ultimately, establish formal collaborative agreements between the Faculty of Education at SFU, the University of RWTH Aachen (Germany), and Lancaster University’s Centre for Social Futures (UK).

Dr. Cary Campbell (Principal Investigator)
Dr. Michael Ling (Co-Investigator)

Agency: Faculty of Education, SFU
Program: International Research in Education (FIRE)

* Please note we only list co-investigators and collaborators affiliated with the Faculty of Education at SFU.