Podcast Series

Innovative Dialogue in Educational Approaches and Scholarship 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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