October, 2019, Issue 13

Stories and News About Us

From the Lab to the Classroom: Team Behind Dialectical Map Encourages Critical Thinking Across Disciplines

How do we assist students in becoming better arguers and critical thinkers? In response, Dr. Hui Nui, our former PhD student, developed the Dialectical Map (DMap) tool, an online argument map that aims to raise students’ level of critical thinking skills, under the supervision of Dr. John NesbitLearn more about the collaborative spirit behind the project, and the tool’s success across disciplines.

Writing and Research: Let the Research Hub be part of your Graduate Journey

Whether you are pursuing a doctorate or master’s degree, reading, writing and research will be the core of your graduate school journey. Come to the Research Hub and join Writing Retreat Wednesdays to gain effective writing and reading strategies, connect with fellow peers on potential research collaborations and dedicate an afternoon towards accomplishing a writing goal. Read more

SFU Educational Review Journal Reaches New Heights: Symposium, Editorial Board and DOAJ

The SFU Educational Review Journal is a graduate run journal that has reached many milestones in the past 18 months. On October 19, 2019, the editorial team organized its first Symposium to celebrate published work, share knowledge and facilitate collaboration. Click here to see event photos.

British Columbia School Trustees’ Use of Research and Information Seeking in Decision Making

“If academics want their research to be relevant to and used by education policymakers and leaders they will need to develop relationships at the local level and tailor their research to the local context.” Read this story and a recent journal articleBritish Columbia School Trustees' Use of Research and Information Seeking in Decision Making, co-authored by Dr. Daniel Laitsch and Dr. Christine Ho Younghusband to gain more insight.

Important Dates and Notices

FoE 2019 – 2020 Grant Timelines

The SFU Signature Sheet needs to be submitted along with your proposal draft to secure the signature of the Associate Dean, Research & International. Click here to check what the FoE internal deadlines are.

SSHRC Grants Deadlines

Partnership Development Grants
FoE Deadline: October 15, 2019
SFU Deadline: November 12, 2019
Agency Deadline: November 15, 2019

Connection Grants
FoE Deadline: October 1, 2019
SFU Deadline: October 29, 2019
Agency Deadline: November 01, 2019

Partnership Engage Grants
FoE Deadline: November 16, 2019
SFU Deadline: December 11, 2019
Agency Deadline: December 16, 2019

SFU/SSHRC Small Research Grants – Fall Intake
FoE Deadline: November 15, 2019
SFU Deadline: December 15, 2019

Research Events and Workshops

Digital Publication and Copyright Workshop

Join us for tips and tools to increase your copyright confidence when publishing and sharing your work online. We will discuss your rights as an author, describe how publishing agreements, copyright laws and SFU policies affect how and where you can post your work, and how it can be used by others. We will also share sources of openly licensed images and other content that you can freely re-use in your work.

Speaker: Donald Taylor, University Copyright Officer
Date & Time: Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: The Research Hub, EDB 8515, Burnaby Campus
RSVP: here

The Languages, Cultures and Literacies (LCL) Public Lecture Series

Organized by Dr. Angel Lin’s Translanguaging and Trans-semiotizing Research Group with support from the Research Hub.

A series of public lectures will be given by leading researchers in Canada and from around the world in October and November. Click here for full schedule and details.

You Say You Want a Revolution: Criticalizing Youth Activism in the Post-Truth Era

Speaker: Dr. Shirley Steinberg
Date & Time: Monday, Nov 18, 2019 | 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Diamond Alumni Center (DAC), Burnaby Campus
(The lecture will be followed by light refreshments and an opportunity to mingle.)
RSVP: here

Imagine a Posthuman Education

Speaker: Dr. Nathalie Sinclair
Date & Time: Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 | 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: The Research Hub, EDB 8515, Burnaby Campus
RSVP: here

Reading/Thinking/Doing (RTD) Club

Informal gathering to tackle ideas and concepts circulating in our FoE posthumanist/new materialist scholarships. Click here for details.

Date & Time: Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 | 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: The Research Hub, EDB 8515, Burnaby Campus
No registration required
Photo Caption: The RTD organizing group (L to R) Jacky Barreiro, Magali Forte, and Poh Tan

Research Hub Writing Retreat Wednesdays (For Graduate Students)

Developing a Conceptual Framework for Your Research
Date & Time:
 Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: The Research Hub, EDB 8515, Burnaby Campus
Registration is full
Click here to learn more about the workshops.

Tea Thursdays (Third Thursday of Every Month)

Connect, chat and collaborate with other Education graduate students about research ideas, challenges, and more.
Date & Time: Nov 21 and Dec 19 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: The Research Hub, EDB 8515, Burnaby Campus
No registration required

Newly Funded Research Projects

Congratulations to the following faculty members who have recently received research funding!

Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response

Dr. David Zandvliet
Research Contract: Development of the Canadian Ocean Literacy Strategy

Selected Funding Opportunities

SFU-Mitacs Globalink Research Awards (Outbound)

Deadline: Ongoing
Award Amount: $6,000 CAD
Internship Dates: Ongoing
Duration: 12-24 weeks
Student Level: Senior Undergraduate Student / Graduate Student / Postdoctoral Fellows
Funding opportunity link

The SFU-Mitacs Globalink Research Award provides $6,000 for senior undergraduate students and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows in Canada to conduct 12-24 week research projects at universities overseas. The Faculty of Education has an allocation of five awards for the 2019-2020 cycle.

SFU-Mitacs Globalink Research Awards (Inbound)

Deadline: November 1, 2019
Maximum Award: $6,000 CAD
Internship Date: May – August 2020
Duration: 12 – 24 weeks
Student Level: Senior Undergraduate / Graduate / Postdotoral Fellows
Funding opportunity link

The SFU-Mitacs Globalink Research Award (Mitacs GRA) program provides $6000 to senior undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows in selected partner countries towards conducting 12-24 week research projects at Simon Fraser University. The Faculty of Education has an allocation of five awards for the 2019-2020 cycle.

SFU Teaching and Learning Development Grants

Deadline: Ongoing
Maximum Award: $5,000 CAD
Funding opportunity link

SFU instructors can receive grants of up to $5,000 through the TLDG program. The grants are intended to recognize teaching development as a scholarly activity and to stimulate faculty-led investigation of new or innovative teaching and learning practices at Simon Fraser University.