On behalf of our faculty and staff, I want to welcome you to the Department of Graduate Studies and Research in the Faculty of Education. We offer an MEd program that can be taken exclusively in the Faculty of Education or collaboratively with Gerontology and Women's Studies, and a PhD program that we offer jointly with Brock University and the University of Windsor. We are home to over 130 MEd and 35 PhD students who are mentored by dynamic faculty members with active research agendas in a broad range of educational fields of study, including: Aboriginal education; autism; bullying; children's rights; comparative education; critical pedagogy; cultural studies and education; digital literacies; early literacy; environmental and sustainability education; gender, sexuality and education; health education; higher education; history education; holistic education; humane education; language arts education; math education; media education; large scale testing and evaluation; lifelong learning; outdoor education; philosophy of education; science education; social justice education; special education; and teacher education.
We are home to three Canada Research Chairs: Dr. David Greenwood is the Canada Research Chair in Environmental Education and the Co-Director of the recently established Centre for Place and Sustainability Studies; Dr. Judy Iseke is the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Education and runs the Indigenous Storytelling Lab and Studio; and Dr. Pauline Sameshima is the Canada Research Chair in Arts Integrated Inquiry. As well, faculty associated with our Multi-Data Convergence Laboratory, Dr Alex Lawson, Dr. Lisa Korteweg and Dr. Christina van Barneveld, mentor graduate students in analysis of video data and large-scale data sets. We are also home to the Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, which is edited by Dr. Connie Russell. I encourage you to visit the faculty research and publications pages on this website to learn more about the exciting work of our faculty members.
Also, do check out our students who have won awards, secured external funding, published their research in journals and books, and given conference presentations; we are very proud of their accomplishments. We are committed to supporting a flourishing research culture. We encourage students coming to our Department to become fully immersed in our research community. Each year, visiting scholars and guest speakers come to the Faculty of Education to share their expertise with graduate students and faculty. We also host monthly research seminars, a graduate student conference, and various workshops throughout the academic year. In addition, our graduate students are financially supported to present their research at scholarly conferences.
We hope you will visit the pages on our Departmental website and find what you are looking for. If not, please contact us.
Dr. Connie Russell, Chair