Research impact

The Faculty of Education at Western is a leader in advancing knowledge through research and knowledge mobilization. Our researchers strive to enhance the learning and well-being of children, youth, and adults. We seek to engage with academic and community partners, advancing policy and professional practice. Our faculty members, students, and community partners collaborate to advance social equity. We involve students throughout our research, enriching experiential learning.

Research strengths of the Faculty of Education include Indigenous Research; Applied Linguistics; Behaviour, Learning and Neuroscience; Curriculum Studies; Global and International Studies; Mental Health; Violence Prevention; Policy and Leadership; Social Justice, Equity and Inclusion.

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Greater Impact

Our Commitment

Engage with community partners throughout the research process, for mutual benefit

  • 86 national and 20 international partners through the SSHRC Partnership and Connections Program.




Share our work broadly by increasing our publications and academic research impact

Expand knowledge mobilization to reach more diverse audiences


Contribute to policy and professional practice


Support Indigenous and anti-oppressive research

2021-2022 Faculty of Education Internal Grants
Faculty Member Project Title
Pacini-Ketchabaw, Veronica Creating justice-oriented pedagogies with Black early childhood educators
Brunette, Candace Brandy Decolonizing Western through Indigenous Stories Phase 2
Debassige, Brent First Nations Knowledge and Land-based Education in local Schooling Contexts
 2021-2022 Research Western Internal Grants
Faculty Member Project Title
Neeganagwedgin, Erica Lorna Engaging with Elders/Knowledge Holders through the use of digital technology
Barillas Chon, David Wotsbely Exploratory Investigation of Latinxs, Latin American, and Indigenous Migrants in Ontario
Brunette, Candace Brandy

Decolonizing Western through Indigenous Stories Phase 2


Increase student participation in research, publishing, and knowledge mobilization


Ensure sufficient funding for faculty and student research

  • 63% of Education faculty members hold external grants
  • 5 research-focused professional development sessions offered
  • 11 knowledge mobilizations sessions offered, including 2 community speakers in 2023
  • Research intensity score (total research income per faculty member) 58% in 2023
  • The Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children allocated a three-year grant of over 2 million dollars from Employment and Social Development Canada for further research on violence and harassment in the workplace. This grant will help facilitate innovative training for all federal sectors.