Make Your Research Visible 

The Research Hub invites all students of the Faculty of Education to submit blog articles about your research for publication on the Research Hub website. Our goal is to promote your research, make it visible to wider audiences, and create connections with communities.

Your article can

  • showcase timely research on current issues in education
  • explain your research and its significance to a non-expert audience
  • report on outcomes and impacts of your research on academic and/or non-academic communities
  • share your experience and journey as an emerging scholar


Here is how you can participate

  • Click here to send a tentative title, a 75-word author bio, and a 100–120-word pitch. 
  • As soon as possible, the blog’s editor will respond to your pitch with a date for you to submit your complete article, or with a request for further details if needed.
  • Upon receiving your full article, we will notify you with an estimated publication date.

Your full article should be limited to 750 words. We invite creative pieces that include photos, videos, audio files, and/or other forms of expression that support your article.

Podcast

Innovative Dialogue in Educational Approaches and Scholarship (IDEAS) is a series of podcasts created by and for graduate students as a platform to share our practice of research.  This podcast series has been created by Dr. Poh Tan and Shaila Shams, two doctoral students in the Faculty of Education.  This series features graduate students from diverse disciplines who are at different points in their research.  They share challenges and accomplishments through their experiences and encounters.

Episode 18:  Arts, Intergenerational Education, and Interdisciplinary Research - Caroline Pacheco - Click to Listen

Past Episodes

Episode 17: Music and Mathematics: The Role of Creativity in Pedagogy - Srividhya Balaji - Click to Listen

Episode 16: Reflections from IDEAS Co-hosts - Sharing What We've Learned with Other Podcasters – Poh Tan & Shaila Shams - Click to Listen

Episode 15: Confessions of a PhD Candidate: Navigating Challenges and Dealing with Anxiety during Research - Michael Maser - Click to Listen

Episode 14: Negotiating Learning Differences within Culturally Diverse Context - An International Student's Perspective - Chukwudi Nwobodo - Click to Listen

Episode 13: Navigating Controversy within Educational Research - Steven Zhao  - Click to Listen

Episode 12: Being Comfortable with Discomfort in Educational Research: A Phenomenological Approach - Lori Driussi  - Click to Listen

Episode 11: Publishing in Grad School - How to Overcome Challenges and Issues - Magali Forte - Click to Listen

Episode 10: Educational Research From a Social Justice Perspective - Jade Ho - Click to Listen

Episode 9: Indigenous Methodologies - Working together through respect, reciprocity, and relationality.- Kau'i Keliipio - Click to Listen

Episode 8: International Research Collaborations - A partnership between two graduate students - Mr. Eduardo Gluck & Dr. Poh Tan  Click to Listen

Episode 7: Research During COVID-19 Times - Ms. Livia Poljak  Click to Listen

Episode 6: Formulating a Research Question - Mr. Liang Cao  Click to Listen

Episode 5: Managing Your Time for Research and Writing - Ms. Kari Gustafson  Click to Listen

Episode 4: Importance of Critical Reading for Research - Jacky Barreiro   Click to Listen

Episode 3: Writing Comprehensive Examinations under Time Constraints - Ms. Livia Poljak   Click to Listen

Episode 2: Building towards a Conceptual Framework for Research - Ms. Shaila Shams   Click to Listen

Episode 1: Research and the Graduate Process - Dr. Poh Tan   Click to Listen

An introduction: Dr. Poh Tan and Ms. Shaila Shams  Click to Listen

Research Pods

Graduate students and faculty are invited to enjoy the following research interest groups, called Research Pods, to connect with each other intellectually and socially. You are welcome to join as many groups as you wish!  

If you would like to form a new group, please write up a description, specify a contact person and email the information to education_researchhub@sfu.ca

Bourdieu Study Group

This group was started to broaden our understanding of language and language practices based on Bourdieusian philosophy of language. We expanded to include other critical theorists of language. We read on topics such as language ideology, language and power structures in second language education.  We exchange our readings by email.

Email contacts: Liang Cao, lca129@sfu.ca; Shaila Shams, shaila_shams@sfu.ca

Culturally Inclusive Place-Based Peer Learning Group

The CIPB (Culturally Inclusive Place-Based) EDd cohort includes 8 active members who are situated on lands of Indigenous peoples and live in the following places: Quadra Island, Port Hardy area, Prince George, Kamloops, Niagara Falls,On., Vancouver, Burnaby, Merritt. Some of our group are at near completion of their dissertation and others are still hard at work. We have been with one another since 2015.

Email contact: Kau’i Keliipio, keliipio@sfu.ca

Digital and Technology Education Group

This is a reading group where students from eTAP (educational theory and practice) read and struggle together with philosophical texts related to education and new research directions.  

Email Contact: Kari Gustafson, kari_gustafson@sfu.ca

Philosophy of Education Study Group

We read primary texts of philosophers that have occupied and are part of the dominant discourses in the philosophy of education. We meet approximately 2-3 times/month. Currently, our reading list includes Dewey, Levinas, Arendt, Sartre, Greene, Ranciere, and Plato. We have a canvas group page where we upload required and supplemental readings.

Email contact: Steven Zhao, steven_zhao@sfu.ca

Reading/Thinking/Doing Club

The Reading/Thinking/Doing (RTD) club is about discussion, dialogue and exchange of ideas on explorations in Education with posthumanist/new materialist scholarships.  We are two PhD students, Magali Forte and Jacky Barreiro, who are interested in tackling this idea with others. Please subscribe to the RTD mail list to receive the video conference link for this online discussion. Join the mail list

Email contact: Magali Forte, magali_forte_2@sfu.ca

Writing Development Group

This group is for graduate students who want a supportive place to work on their writing projects (thesis, assignments, etc.) There is no writing facilitator in the group.  We gather every Wednesday morning from 9am -noon with a very brief check in and check out before and after. 

Email contact: Poh Tan, pctan@sfu.ca

Virtual Writing Retreat Wednesdays (VWRW):

Biweekly dedicated space for writing and learning for graduate students at different stages of their research journey. The Research Hub’s Signature Writing Retreat Wednesdays is a place where you'll learn a variety of writing strategies, acquire a clear understanding of academic writing conventions and expectations, and have the opportunity to practice key writing and learning elements on your own work. Registration typically opens ten days prior to the event.  Registher here and Register early!  For upcoming retreats information, please click here

Funding Opportunities:

SFU Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
SFU Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) maintains a comprehensive list of awards and funding opportunities for graduate students. GPS also provides application support to students.

Faculty of Education Graduate Studies
Scholarships & Awards