Academic Research Clusters
Applied Psychology includes faculty members with expertise in Mental Health, Inclusive and Special Education, and Cognition and Neuroscience. We currently offer the following programs: An M.A. in Counselling Psychology; an M.A. in Education Studies with a focus in Educational Psychology and Special Education; an M.P.Ed. with a focus in Applied Behavior Analysis; and a Ph.D. in Education Studies with a focus in Applied Educational Psychology. Members of the ARC direct The Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children, The Canadian Research Centre on Inclusive Education, and The Centre for School-Based Mental Health.
Critical Policy, Equity and Leadership Studies - CPELS
Researchers in this cluster critically interrogate policy-making, policies and their impacts in contemporary and historical educational contexts, using theoretical lenses that attend to: identity and social difference, geometries of power, globalization and colonial legacies. Specific research focal areas include leadership, equity and gender studies and international and Aboriginal education.
Curriculum Studies and Studies in Applied Linguistics – CSSAL
This cluster is made up of programs & research that include two interrelated threads: Curriculum Studies & Applied Linguistics. Curriculum studies is an established, but not uniform, discipline that has been identified as the first (& perhaps only) discipline to be birthed from education itself. Applied linguistics is an interdisciplinary field of study that investigates issues pertaining to the nature of language & language use, particularly in the field of education.