Oi-Lam Ng

"Take advantage of opportunities to learn, especially in research."

Year Graduated: 2016
Program/Degree: Mathematics Education PhD

Thesis: Language, Gestures and Touchscreen Dragging in School Calculus; Bilingual's Linguistic and non-Linguistic Communication

I pursued a PhD in mathematics education as I got intrigued by various learning theories, in particular, embodied cognition, and mathematics education research from my Master's studies. I am currently serving as an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instructions at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Please tell us how you first discovered your program.
I found out about the program browsing SFU's Faculty of Education website.

Please tell us why you chose the Faculty of Education at SFU for your studies.
I chose SFU because of the strong faculty members who have demonstrated tremendous knowledge in the field of mathematics education.

Who is a faculty member you have enjoyed working with and why?
My ex-supervisor Dr. Nathalie Sinclair is a fabulous mentor. She is supportive and she offers me much opportunities to learn through research, including to be involved as an RA in her research.

What do you miss most about your graduate studies in the Faculty of Education?
I miss doing research without having the stress of performing and having someone who can support me when I make mistakes.

What would you say to prospective students who are considering graduate school in the Faculty of Education?
Take advantage of opportunities to learn, especially in research.