New Faculty Spotlight

  • Dr. Yumiko Murai on Creative Learning, Re-envisioning Pedagogy and Assessment
    Dr. Yumiko Murai’s research focuses on designing and studying technological tools, programs, and environments that support learner motivation and confidence through online and in-person creative activities. She shared her journey from a music educator to a researcher and how her experiences from her music classes inspired her to pursue an Ed.D and to explore creative learning approaches in education.
  • Dr. Geneviève Brisson on Plurilingualism, Transnational Identity and Scribjab
    Geneviève Brisson is an assistant professor in Language and Literacy and Francophone Education at SFU. Since joining the Faculty of Education in the Fall of 2017, she has been busy working on a variety of research projects, teaching in the French module of the PDP (Professional Development Program) and contributing to the next generation of researchers by sitting on master and doctoral committees. She has recently come back from participating in the AAAL (American Association of Applied Linguistics) conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Dr. Angel Lin on Classroom Language Education
    Dr. Angel Lin is a Professor in the Faculty of Education and Canada Research Chair in Plurilingual and Intercultural Education. Dr. Lin's current research focus is language use in the classroom. She is exploring new theoretical horizons in classroom language education, beginning with the ways that formal teaching and the use of standardized national languages are in tension with ordinary language use.
  • Dr. Alanaise Goodwill Shares Her Experiences as an Indigenous Psychologist and Educator
    Dr. Goodwill, Registered Psychologist in British Columbia (BC), joined the Faculty of Education in September 2017 as an Assistant Professor in the Counselling Psychology program. She is an Indigenous scientist-practitioner and educator who uses decolonization lenses to mental health practices by addressing serious manifestations of colonial violence.
  • Implementing Indigenous Perspectives in Courses in the Professional Development Program with Dr. Pooja Dharamshi
    Dr. Dharamshi talks with us after recently concluding the data collection phase for her project funded by a grant from the Institute for the Study of Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines (ISTLD).
  • Dr. Masahiro Minami Discusses Japanese Morita Therapy
    Dr. Minami, Assistant Professor, joined the Faculty of Education in May 2016. Currently, he serves as the Assistant Secretary General for the International Committee for Morita Therapy.