Our PhD Students

PhD Cohort 2018

Kari Janz

PhD Student - Kari Janz

  • Student mental health
  • Guided Mindfulness meditation
  • Holistic therapy
  • Psychology
  • Quantitative methodology

Derek Martin

PhD Student - Derek Martin

  • International education
  • Student mobility
  • Intercultural (communicative) competence
  • Second language education
  • Educational leadership
  • Collaborative conflict resolution and peacebuilding

Jeff Thornborrow

PhD Student - Jeff Thornborrow

  • Children's mental health
  • Attachment based education
  • Social Work leadership
  • Social Constructivism
  • Humanist perspective
  • Mixed methodology

Melanie Manitowabi

PhD Student - Melanie Manitowabi

  • Indigenous Methodologies and its impact on profession learning
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Mentorship and its impact on student learning
  • Anishaabemowin and Land Based learning and its impact on well-being

Jessica Poff

PhD Student - Jessica Poff

  • Alternative Schooling (unschooling, homeschooling, free schooling)
  • Risk-aversion and Resilience
  • Critical Theory

Betty Jo McCabe

PhD Student - BettyJo McCabe

  • Workplace Learning
  • Leadership and Change

Angie Bruce

PhD Student - Angie Bruce

  • Indigenous Leadership, governance and political structures
  • Indigenous methodologies
  • Relationship dynamics and Empowerment

Dina Moati

PhD Student - Dina Moati

  • Equity and inclusion
  • Adult Learning
  • Faculty vitality
  • Learner-centred teaching
  • Learners as partners
  • Identities and intersectionalities
  • Universal Design for Learning

Allison Tucker

PhD Student - Allison Tucker

  • TBA

PhD Cohort 2017

Susan Picard

PhD Student - Picard Susan

  • Special Education with a focus on Gifted Education
  • Perspectives on Inclusion
  • Theory of Positive Disintegration and Emotional Development
  • Ecopedagogy and Sustainability
  • Qualitative Inquiry: Appreciative and Narrative

Deva Balan Moorthy

PhD Student - Moorthy Balan

  • Truth and Reconciliation
  • Indigenous Principles of Learning in Schools
  • Social constructs of race and race relations
  • Ethics of Care in school systems
  • Creating equitable learning spaces

Dany Dias

PhD Student - Dias Dany

  • Critical pedagogy/critical theory
  • Adolescent literacy
  • Critical literacy and social justice
  • Mental health issues in education
  • Qualitative research methodology

Vivian Papaiz

PhD Student - Papaiz Vivian

  • Palliative Care Nursing Education
  • Experiential Learning, Reflexive Learning, Adult Learning
  • Humanism and the Ethic of Care, Ways of Knowing
  • Nursing Competencies in Hospice Palliative Care

PhD Cohort 2016

Patty Chabbert

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  • Program adaptions for Indigenous communities and populations
  • Public Policy and Administration of Indigenous programs
  • Indigenous research methodologies, ethics and evaluation practices
  • Shifting Health and Physical Education programs and goals by positioning as part of Indigenous learners' PE living off the land, medicine walks, and/or powwow dancing
  • Creating stronger educational outcomes and more meaningful and long-lasting Indigenous learner engagement

Michael Crant

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  • Inclusive educational values and practices for non-traditional learners
  • Identity and student development
  • Universal design
  • Global and holistic education

Nicole Gardner

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  • Values-based pedagogy
  • Sustainable living
  • Self-directed, life-long learning
  • Holistic education
  • Psychology

Richard Kennelly

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  • Education Leadership
  • Ethical Decision-making
  • Boys Achievement
  • Equity

Dave Kydd

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  • Social work education
  • Field placement in social work education
  • The intersection of class and field education
  • Qualitative research methodology
  • Principles of praxis in post-secondary education

Randi Ray

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  • First Nations Policies
  • First Nations Governance
  • Sustainable education funding for PSE for First Nations
  • Indigenous knowledge and pedagogy

PhD Cohort 2015

Daniel Brant

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  • First Nations Governance

Sandra Browne-Kealey

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  • Mental health
  • Inclusive education
  • At-risk learners
  • Educational leadership

Erin Horvath

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  • Change-Orientated Leadership
  • Experiential and Adventure-Based Teaching/Learning
  • Indigenous Rights and Worldviews
  • Arts-Based Research and Learning Methodologies
  • Resilience and Skill Development in Traumatized Populations

Sarah Hunter

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  • Universal design for learning
  • Mindfulness and the post-secondary learner
  • Student development and post-secondary persistence

Michelle Walker

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  • Critical Interpretive Theory
  • Narrative inquiry
  • Black feminist epistemology
  • Identity and social action

PhD Cohort 2014

Dr. Michelle Brunette - Graduated May 2018

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  • International students; cross-cultural transitions
  • Sport and physical activity as an educational tool
  • Public private partnerships; sport and education marketing
  • Leadership and cross-cultural competency skill building

Dr. Amanda Carvalho - Graduated May 2018

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  • Vocational education
  • Critical narrative research
  • Feminist epistemology

Dr. Sarah Driessens - Graduated October 2018

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  • Student engagement
  • Higher education
  • Critical pedagogy
  • Holistic education
  • Social inequality in higher education

Kathryn Ewers

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  • Nursing curriculum and evaluation models
  • Nursing preceptor education

Dr. Laurie Peachey - Graduated October 2018

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  • The use of maternal child simulation in nursing education
  • Self-efficacy and self-regulated learning
  • Maternal confidence in childbirth experiences
  • Preparation for entry-level nursing competencies

Dr. Adam Podolski - Graduated May 2018

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  • Student resiliency
  • Critical theory
  • Narrative inquiry
  • Ethnography

Dr. Sunaina Sharma - Graduated August 2018

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  • Student engagement
  • Technology use in the classroom
  • Understanding the 21st century learner
  • Experiential learning

Dr. Kerry Surman - Graduated June 2017

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  • Critical theory
  • Educational policy analysis
  • College curriculum and pedagogy
  • Critical narrative
  • Institutional ethnography

Carmen Wehrstedt

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  • Mathematics higher education
  • Science education
  • Inquiry-based learning

PhD Cohort 2013

Melissa Corrente

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  • Teacher attrition
  • Childhood obesity
  • Teacher education
  • Narrative inquiry

Dr. Glenn Hanna - Graduated June 2016

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  • University/college partnerships
  • Post-graduation student success
  • "Practical reason"

Dr. Brooke Haugh - Graduated May 2018

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  • Homeschooling
  • Unschooling
  • Early literacy
  • Narrative inquiry
  • Willed Curriculum

Dr. Betty Ann Martin - Graduated June 2017

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  • Narrative
  • Holistic education
  • Gender studies
  • Cultural studies
  • Birth and mothering
  • Identity; depressive illness

Dr. Christine McIntosh - Graduated June 2017

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  • Healthcare education (systemic)
  • Health literacy
  • Patient-centred learning
  • Healthcare provider education
  • Patient self-management

Anna-Liisa Mottonen

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  • Gender stereotyping
  • Gender difference in education
  • Reading and literacy
  • Mental health issues in education

Dr. Olga Shugurova - Graduated June 2017

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  • Cultural Pedagogy, Eco-Holism, Complexity
  • Indigenous Education: Local and Global
  • Sustainability and Teacher Education
  • Indigenous Methodologies, Arts-Based Inquiry
  • Leadership, Cultural and Natural Heritage, UNESCO

Lisa Taylor

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  • Math
  • Financial literacy
  • Non-experimental research

Dr. Taunya Wideman-Johnston - Graduated June 2016

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  • Chronic illness
  • Holistic education
  • Willed curriculum
  • Resilience
  • Special education
  • Pre-service teacher education
  • Psychology

PhD Cohort 2012

Jeff Adams

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  • Arts-based research
  • Poetic inquiry
  • Narrative inquiry

Jeremy Bisson

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  • Ethical reasoning
  • Authentic identity
  • Narrative inquiry

Elizabeth Campbell

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  • Living educational theory
  • Action research
  • Alternative ways of knowing, researching, and representing
  • Holistic, democratic, student-directed learning
  • Values-based pedagogy
  • Contemplative pedagogy

Dr. Lorna Carol Corzine - Graduated June 2016

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  • Narrative
  • Mental health, depression, anxiety
  • Adolescents
  • Workplace

Dr. Tara McGoey - Graduated October 2016

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  • Physical activity and cognitive development in children

Dr. Casey Phillips - Graduated December 2016

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  • Secondary traumatic stress
  • Student engagement
  • Student leadership
  • Student success
  • Self-authorship
  • Higher education
  • Mental health

Dr. Tiffany Roberts - Graduated June 2017

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  • Adolescent literacy
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Authentic assessment
  • Safe schools
  • Ethical leadership

Dr. Carmen Schlamb - Graduated June 2016

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  • Ecological identity
  • Nature-deficit disorder
  • Narrative inquiry

​​​​​​​Erin Truswell

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  • Student success
  • Vulnerable school populations
  • Technology in schools