May, 2019

Update on the Research Hub

TheatResearch Hub Opening Ceremony

The Research Hub official opening event will be held on Wednesday, May 29th, 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Featured at the event is an interdisciplinary knowledge mobilization project with an interactive sound installation inspired by selected innovative research done by our faculty. In addition, participants at the event will have a chance to explore a number of interactive and digital media research creations by our faculty.

Stories About Us

Theater and Teaching – Possible's Slow Fuse Dialogue Series with Kevin O’Neill
by Samuel Chen

Session 2 of the Possible’s Slow Fuse dialogue series was another full house as Dr. Kevin O’Neill led an interactive dialogue on the often-used analogy between theater and teaching. It was an amazing turnout, with cross-Faculty representation. Kevin explained that the idea for the session came from reflecting on how pre-recorded learning materials may have the benefit of being accessible anywhere and anytime, students may not be inspired to work through them and persist when they find them challenging. Read more

From the Ground Up Seminar Series: Onjibaa: She Comes From a Certain Place, a Presentation by Dr. Alanaise Onizichin Goodwill
by Gillian Judson

Dr. Goodwill is one of very few Indigenous Registered Psychologists in British Columbia, and practices active counselling service within several Indigenous communities. Her scholarship aims to decolonize mental health practices by addressing serious manifestations of colonial violence such as gangs and gender-based violence. In this seminar she briefly outlined four directions of her present and past work. Read more

Important Dates and Notices

SFU/SSHRC Small Research Grants – Spring Intake

FoE internal: First week of May, 2019
SFU: June 1, 2019
Award: $7,000 – $10,000 CAD

SFU Institutional Grants (SSHRC Small) support scholarly research in the contemporary arts, humanities and social sciences for expenses up to a maximum of $7,000. A lead applicant, together with one or more eligible co–applicants may apply on a single application for up to $10,000. Contact Ching-Chiu Lin for any assistance at

Celebrate Our Research by Voting for Your Favourite Photo: Images of Research People’s Choice Award!

We invite you to visit our People's Choice page and vote for your favourite photo! The award will be announced and showcased at the official opening of the Research Hub on May 29, 2019.

Review the submissions here.
Voting closed on May 3, 2019

Research Hub Workshops

Grant Workshop for Faculty – Parts I and II

Date & Time:
Part I was offered on April 29th
Monday, May 27th, 1:30 – 3:30 PM (Part II)
Location: Research Hub
Facilitators: Dr. Ching-Chiu Lin & Dr. Cindy Xin

This two-part workshop series is designed to help faculty members in the Faculty of Education create a persuasive SSHRC application. Part I was focused on grant–writing strategies and tips, budget development, and knowledge mobilization planning; Part II will focus on peer review of each other’s summary pages. Participants will be asked to prepare a summary page prior to Part II.

Grant Workshop for FoE Graduate Students – Parts I and II

Date & Time:
Monday, May 6th, 1:00 – 3:00 PM (Part I)
Thursday, June 6th, 1:00 – 3:00 PM (Part II)
Location: Research Hub
Facilitators: Dr. Ching-Chiu Lin, Dr. Cindy Xin & guest speakers

This two-part workshop series is designed to help doctoral students in the Faculty of Education create a strong SSHRC Doctoral Award Application. Part I will focus on program overview, tips and resources; Part II will focus on peer review of each other’s summary pages. Participants will be asked to prepare a summary page prior to Part II.

Contact Ching-Chiu Lin at if you have questions about the Research Hub workshops.

Research Events

SSHRC Presentation on Changes to Grant Programs
by Dr. Tim Wilson, SSHRC Executive Director

Dr. Tim Wilson, Executive Director, Research Grants and Partnerships Division, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), will be at Simon Fraser University Burnaby campus to provide a general update presentation covering changes to the SSHRC grant programs.

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 8, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Location: SFU Burnaby campus

Learning Together Conference

An annual event organized by SFU graduate students and faculty. LTC 2019 celebrates the many ways we can collaborate. The topic of conference sessions can be as diverse as the communities that comprise our Faculty of Education. Learn more

Conference Theme: “Allyship in Research: Equity, Indigeneity, and Inquiry”
Date & Time:
Saturday, May 25, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM 
SFU Burnaby campus

Possible’s Slow Fuse

Speaker: Dr. David Jardine
“Only Beauty Can Save the Planet”

Date & Time: Friday, May 31, 2019, 1:30 – 3:00 PM
Location: Policy Room 1425, Harbour Centre, Vancouver

The Possible’s Slow Fuse is a scholarly dialogue series organized by the Centre for Imagination in Research, Culture & Education (CIRCE) and the Research Hub of the Faculty of Education. Our 2019 series offers six stimulating discussions about the nature and role of imagination in research and education, facilitated by scholars from diverse fields in education - arts, indigeneity, technology, teacher education, mathematics, and aesthetics.

Catalyst: Sharing, Supporting, and Inspiring Community Campus Engagement
by Community Campus Engage Canada

Date & Time: Saturday, June 1, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
University of British Columbia, Earth Sciences Building Rm 1013

This 2019 Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities pre-conference will offer a FREE fun-filled and rich learning opportunity to connect, support, and inspire community-campus partnerships in engagement and scholarship. This event is open to students, community members, faculty, funders who are interested in community-campus engagement (CCE) locally or nationally. Register today

News and Announcements

SFU Educational Review Journal Features Impressive Line-up of Publications
by Dr. Poh Tan

SFU Educational Review (SFUEdR) Journal is a double-blind, peer-reviewed, online open access journal that focuses on a variety of topics in education and welcomes different forms of inquiry into learning and teaching. The newest Special Issue publication on Performative and Relational Ontologies in Education with extensions into post-humanism, post-structuralism, and new materiality to name a few.  The journal is pleased to announce that the issue features research from Canadian and international Faculty, and for the first time in the journal’s history, SFUEdR published an art-film inquiry piece. Learn more

New Publications

Congratulations on Dr. Huamei Han’s recent publication: Making “Second Generation,” Inflicting Linguistic Injuries: An Ethnography of a Mainland Chinese Church in Canada. Journal of Language, Identity & Education, 18(1), 55-69. Full article found here.

Congratulations also to Dr. Gillian Judson on the recent translation of her publication: The Walking Curriculum, an innovative interdisciplinary resource for educators K-12 who want to take student learning outside school walls. The translation was made possible by funding from SFU Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs (OFFA) 2019. It is available on Amazon.

FoE Newly Funded Research Projects

Congratulations to Dr. Nathalie Sinclair who has recently received the following research funding.

Mourou/Strickland 2019 Mobility Program
Project name: Design, development and integration of mobile technologies for primary school education

Colleague’s name: Sophie Soury-Lavergne, Université de Lyon.

For a comprehensive list of grants the Faculty has received in the recent 12 months, please visit Newly Funded Grants. If you have received a grant that we are not aware of, please contact us at

Selected Funding Opportunities

SSHRC Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative
Deadline: August 1, 2019

  • Events: $7,000 to $25,000;
  • Outreach activities: $7,000 to $50,000;
  • Higher amounts may be considered if well justified

To help the Canadian research community better understand data management and incorporate data management considerations into research practices, SSHRC’s Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative offers Connection Grants to support the research community’s development, adoption and dissemination of research data management standards, practices, tools and skills appropriate to their field.