Student Research

Service as a Way of Being: Understanding the Experiences of Service Providers toward Building an Equitable Environment

Elizabeth Bishop is pursuing her PhD with the Philosophy of Education program in the Faculty of Education. She has recently won a Develop Grant with Vancouver Foundation. Her research with the foundation focuses on understanding the lived experiences of healthcare and social service providers to build a productive, equitable, and safe work environment. Read more

Jessamyn Hung on Mass Conflicts, Lived Experiences of Youth Born of Wartime Sexual Violence, Stigma and Sexual Health

Jessamyn Hung is a Master’s candidate in the Counselling Psychology program in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. Their research explores the experiences of youth conceived through wartime sexual violence to evaluate and address barriers to sexual and reproductive wellness. Jessamyn is a passionate advocate for mental and sexual health justice and aims to contribute to service accessibility through their research. Read more

Kathleen Forrester on Exploring Kinship in Children’s Literature through a Queer Ecologies Framework

Kathleen Forrester is a PhD student (soon to be a candidate) in SFU’s Faculty of Education ETaP: Curriculum and Theory program. Studying under the supervision of Dr. Elizabeth Marshall, she researches kinship in children’s literature through a queer ecologies framework. In 2017, her manuscript, Jaida Wood, was longlisted for the international Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition. Kathleen has published peer-reviewed papers on topics related to children’s literature in the International IBBY journal, Bookbird, in the Canadian journal, Jeunesse, and most recently in the open-access journal, Barnboken. Read more

Camilla Enns on the Impact of Early Intervention Programs on the Social-Emotional Development of Educationally Disadvantaged Children

Camilla Enns is a Master’s student in the Counselling Psychology program in the Faculty of Education at SFU. She has recently received a graduate scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). With the support of this scholarship, her research will focus on the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program, an early intervention program that supports vulnerable and socially isolated mothers with young children. Read more

Steven Zhao on Investigating the Nature of Radicalization of Fundamental Belief Structures and Implications for Education

Steven Zhao is currently a 3rd year PhD student studying and thinking about philosophy of education at SFU. Specifically, he is in the midst of thinking and writing about things like belief polarization, dialogical ethics, spirituality, Buddhist modernism, philosophy of mind, and ethics of communicative/educational technologies. Read more

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