A word from the Vice-Dean Research and Professional Development

Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2016

Dear colleagues, students, partners and others in the education community

We are a bilingual, innovative, and vibrant  community whose research on education has had an impact not only on the world of research, but also on education at the local, provincial, national and international levels.

We are one of the top-funded education research institutions in Canada: our research is funded by major Canadian granting agencies, and we conduct research for the Ontario Ministry of Education and other institutions. We have five research chairs, including a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in School-Based Mental Health and Violence Prevention. We also boast five research laboratories, all funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation, to provide space and resources for collaborative research teams. The Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services (CRECS), a joint research centre shared with the Faculty of Social Sciences, also provides infrastructure and administrative support for a variety of collaborative projects.

We have several research units covering a range of educational topics, including mathematics, academic leadership, adult learning and higher education, history, educational partnerships, and language learning. These collaborative research units support the work of our professors and graduate students and provide an outreach component to share our research with a variety of stakeholders. Our Faculty also hosts the Ontario Equity Knowledge Network (RSEKN), a bilingual knowledge mobilization network that brings equity innovators together.

Each year we host the Jean Paul Dionne Symposium, a joint venture of the Education Graduate Student Association and the Office of the Vice-Dean, Research. This early-spring event is open to researchers and graduate students from other universities. Watch for the call for the papers.

Further outreach takes place through our peer-reviewed Education Review publications, each of which consists of research articles that address a range of audiences.

We encourage you to visit our research website to see the breadth and diversity of the research activity being conducted at the Faculty.

Christine Suurtamm

Vice-Dean, Research and Professional Development

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