Student & Alumni Experience

Why Students Choose Graduate Studies in Education at SFU?

At SFU we integrate academic intensity with flexibility, giving our students the knowledge, skills and experiences to thrive in an ever-changing and challenging world. We value diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Our Faculty of Education alumni, students, staff and faculty, many hailing from around the world, help to inform our local and global perspectives.

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Meet Annabella Cant, PhD Candidate CT&I

Arts Education (MA, MEd)

  • Bonnie Nish MA alumna and PhD student at European Graduate School, Switzerland

  • Thea Rutherford Writer, teacher, former journalist and MA alumna

Arts Education (PhD)

  • Dr. Julia Lane Studied clowns and clowning (as ‘researcher’ and ‘performer’).

  • Shannon Leddy Mother, writer, artist and former Vancouver Arts and Social Studies teacher

  • Sheinagh Anderson Artist, researcher, teacher, mentor, and designer of Contemplative Artist Praxis as Sādhanā

Transformational Change (EdD)

Counselling Psychology (MA, MEd)

  • Ashley Silzer MEd alumna and elementary school teacher

  • Cheryl Inkster MA alumna who researched the relocation experiences of Indigenous female youth in foster care.

  • Ruth Silverman Learning Services Coordinator with SFU's Student Learning Commons

Curriculum & Instruction: Equity Studies in Education (MA, MEd)

Teresa Dettling, MEd - Social Justice Activist.

Vive Wong, MEd - Non-profit organization in the Community Engagement Sector.

Christie Mendes, MEd - Learning and Development.

Sarah Shove, (MEd) - Grade 7 Teacher, Delta School District.

Madeline Brewster, (MEd) - High School Teacher, Vancouver School District.

Mark Touzeau, (MEd) - Primary School Teacher, Langley School Dictrict.

  • Shiva Manavipour MA alumna researching critical media literacy, and representations of Islam

Curriculum & Instruction Foundations (MA, MEd)

  • Carol Suhr Currently working as a teacher trainer (TESL) for International House Career College.

Curriculum & Instruction: Themed Cohorts (MEd)

  • Albert van Akker C&I:Post-Secondary M.Ed. alumnus, Chair:Architectural Trades & Instructor:Carpentry...

  • Anne-Marie Côté C&I: Health Education and Active Living (HEAL), MEd student, RMT and instructor at Langara...

  • Betsy Bruyere My work has focused mainly on anti-racism and addressing violence against Women initiatives.

  • Caitlyn James C&I: Imaginative Education MEd alumna, teacher, counsellor

  • Carolina Lopez C&I: Imaginative Education M.Ed. alumna and founder of Educación Imaginativa de...

  • Eric Fry Critical, Creative and Collaborative Inquiry M.Ed. alumnus and BCIT Ford ASSET Diploma Instructor

  • Jimmy Yan Justice, Law and Ethics Education MEd alumnus and Project and Information Officer of Access Pro Bono

  • John Gordon C&I:Post-Secondary M.Ed. alumnus, instructor and chair of plumbing & pipe trades program at...

  • Jonathan Dyck Ecological Education M.Ed. alumnus and teacher in Langley, BC

  • Nicole Hurtubise Justice, Law and Ethics Education M.Ed. alumna and early career elementary school teacher

  • Patrick Jones C&I:Post-Secondary M.Ed. alumnus, instructor in the Automotive Department at Camosun College

  • Roland Bottiglieri Justice, Law and Ethics Education MEd alumnus and practicing teacher

  • Sally Song Curriculum and Instruction: Imaginative Education, MEd student, grade 4–7 teacher

  • Sherry Sinclair M.Ed. Health and Active Living alumna and Family Resource practitioner

  • Sheryl Cooper C&I:Post-Secondary MEd alumna and Nursing instructor at North Island College

  • Taneem Botelho Health Education & Active Learning MEd alumna and Registered Nurse

Educational Practice (MEd)

Curriculum Theory & Implementation (PhD)

Curriculum Theory & Implementation: Philosophy of Education (PhD)

  • Dr. Matthew Kruger-Ross Educator and life-long learner

  • Dr. Thomas Culham Dean's Convocation Medal winner and consultant with Culham Business Solutions Ltd.

  • Dr. Tim Waddington Curriculum Theory & Implementation: Philosophy of Education, PhD .

  • Lee Beavington Artist and scientist at Kwantlen Poytechnic University and Arts Education MEd alumnus

  • Poh Tan Entrepreneur, stem cell biologist, educator, volunteer and mother

Educational Leadership (MEd)

  • Marney Paradis Executive Director, Skookum Jim Friendship Centre

  • Natalie Hargott Enrolment Services Professional at UBC

  • Peter Johnston Principal at a new public school start-up called Surrey Academy of Innovative Learning (SAIL), K...

Educational Leadership (EdD)

Educational Psychology (MA, MEd)

  • Angus Chan MEd alumnus and Coordinator, Academic Resource Centre at Corpus Christi College/St. Mark's College.

  • Anne Bonnycastle Head of music at Crofton House School

  • Lorraine Wood-Gaines Educational Psychology MEd alumna and university instructor

Educational Psychology (PhD)

  • Danielle Kavin "I have always wanted to pursue a doctoral degree and I find the Educational Psychology...

  • Dominic Trevisan "And with such a large and diverse faculty, you’ll have opportunities to network and form...

  • Dr. Paul Yeung Director, BC Chapter: Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Assoc.

  • Elisa Vandenborn PhD student and MA alumna in Educational Psychology

  • Robyn Long Educational Psychology PhD student interested in Montessori classrooms

Educational Technology & Learning Design (MA, MEd)

  • Angela Crocker A writer, speaker, and instructor focused on digital living.

  • Elyssa Derban MA alumna and School Principal in Vancouver.

  • Jon Hamlin MEd alumnus and Teacher, Designer, Cisco Academy Instructor, Lifelong learner

  • Ken MacAllister MEd alumnus and CEO of Cogcentric Labs Inc.

  • Marzieh Saghafian PhD candidate in Organizational Studies at Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto.

  • Naveen Jit - HOLD A writer, speaker, and instructor focused on digital living.

Educational Technology & Learning Design (PhD)

  • Lynda Beveridge BCIT Instructional Development Consultant, part-time teacher in a MEd program (School Counselling)...

  • Patrick Pennefather A founding faculty member at the Master of Digital Media Program in Vancouver.

  • Sanja Boskovic The Sustainable Power Engineer, Dr. Sanja Boskovic was one of the few women practicing in power and...

Graduate Diploma in Education (GDE)

  • Elouise Lord GDE alumna in Science and Mathematics Education

  • John Keranen Exploring Arts Education GDE alumnus and elementary school teacher

  • Kristie Nielsen Grade 2/3 Teacher and completed the Teachers as Leaders and Mentors GDE program

  • Stacey Robinsmith GDE alumnus and secondary school teacher

  • Tanya Virani Secondary science teacher, mom and lifelong Girl Guide

Teaching English as an Additional Language (MEd)

Teaching English as an Additional Language–Fieldwork Stream (MEd)

Languages, Cultures & Literacies (PhD)

  • Angelpreet Singh Investigator of Punjabi-speaking family literacy

  • Brent Amburgey Worked in higher education in Tokyo, Japan; taught in Hungary and moved to Vancouver.

  • Fatima Jalali-Tehrani Bilingual language instructor and curriculum developer, coming from a multicultural background.

  • Liang Cao His research interest centers on language and queer identities.

  • Livia Poljak She would like to work with French immersion students.

  • Magali Forte Languages, Cultures and Literacies PhD student and busy mom.

  • Matthias Sturm Worked for an adult literacy support organization.

  • Natacha Roudeix Teacher at the Conseil Scolaire Francophone in British-Columbia.

  • Omar Nunez Mendez Founder of Ollin Tlahtoalli Center, interested in issues around identity and migration

  • Shaila Shams Worked in Bangladesh as a lecturer in higher education sector for more than six years.

  • Willow Allen Her research investigates how discourses of race and difference are negotiated and resisted within...

Secondary Mathematics Education (MSc, MEd)

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Mathematics Education (PhD)

 L'éducation en français en contextes de diversité  (MA, MEd)

Langues, cultures et littératies, en français (PhD)