Recent Research Awards

Congratulation to recent funding recipients from the Faculty of Education


Ontario Government
The Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children (CREVAWC) was awarded $300,000 from the Ontario Government to support sexual violence and harassment training projects for campus frontline workers.
Mitacs Accelerate
Isha DeCoitoA Longitudinal Study: Investigating the Impact of an Outreach Program on Students’ Future Course Selection and STEM Career Choices
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Connection Grant
Michael Kehler, Moving forward: schooled bodies, identities, sexting and the curriculum that frames us!
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Insight Grant

Rachel Heydon et al. Learning Together: A Multiple Case Study of Intergenerational Multimodal Literacy Curricula.

Wayne Martino et al . Supporting transgender and gender minority youth in the school system: Investigating policy and practice

Elizabeth Nowicki, Jason Brown. Social inclusion and exclusion at school: A cross-sectional concept mapping study.

Laura Pinto (UOIT) , Katina Pollock et al . Policy layer enactment: new terrains of understanding.

Jacqueline Specht, Elizabeth Nowicki et al . The Development of Inclusive Educational Practices for Beginning Teachers.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Partnership Grant
Peter Jaffe, Barbara MacQuarrie et al. Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative for Vulnerable Populations .
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Partnership Development Grant
Kathryn Hibbert, Jacqueline Specht et al.  21st-century literacies: research and development of a "cloud curriculum"
The Ontario Learning Ministries
Researchers at the Faculty of Education - Vendor of Record for the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.
Ontario Ministry of Education
Katina Pollock et al . Knowledge Network for Applied Education Research-2
Public Health Agency of Canada
Peter Jaffe, Barbara MacQuarrie, Linda Baker, CREVAWC. Supporting the Health of Victims of Domestic Violence and Child Abuse through Community Programs Knowledge Hub.
Ontario Ministry of Education
Katina Pollock, Brenton Faubert, Peter Jaffe, Bill Tucker . Suspension/Expulsion Program Evaluation.
Public Health Agency of Canada
Claire Crooks. The Fourth R: Promoting readiness, fit, and delivery system capacity to maximize reach and impact in five provinces and territories.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Knowledge Synthesis Grant
Isha DeCoito. Focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) Initiatives in K-12 Education.

... to 2015 scholarship recipients from the Faculty of Education

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship - Lori McKee

Doctoral Awards - Le Chen

CGS-Masters Awards - Renelle Bourdage Rebecca Hsiang , Sheila Linesman, Angelina MacLellan, Laura Olszowy, Sarah Pyne, Brianna O'Neil, Michael Saxton

Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Doctoral - Rashed Al-Haque, Melanie-Ann Atkins, Sarah BurmKathryn Hansen, Diana Kuhl, Jenna Lorusso,  Adrienne Vanthuyne, Kaitlyn Watson

Masters - Janell Klassen, Armush Saladin

... to recent award recipients from the Faculty of Education.


National Association for Gifted Children Doctoral Student Award
Congratulations to doctoral student Lynn Dare on receiving the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Doctoral Student Award.
NAGC is recognized internationally and publishes the prestigious Gifted Child Quarterly peer-reviewed journal, which has published Lynn's MA thesis work. Lynn's doctoral dissertation research focuses on issues and perceptions surrounding grade acceleration of high-ability children. She is only the second Canadian doctoral student to be honoured with this award since 1999. Lynn received the award November 5, 2016, at the Association's annual convention in Orlando, Florida.
W. A. Townshend Gold Medal in Education
The W.A. Townshend Gold Medal in Education is in honour of the Late Bishop Townshend of London, Ontario, and is awarded at each convocation to an MA student who has achieved the highest academic standing in his/her program of study. Congratulations to Xing Meng!

Meng's thesis, A pedagogy of multiliteracies into practice: A case study in one grade one literacy classroom , examined the importance of multiliteracies in early-years education. By showcasing a lived story of a grade one teacher who has implemented multiliteracies pedagogy in her classroom, the study suggested that applying multiliteracies pedagogy not only motivated the grade one children to take ownership of their learning but also transforms the way the teacher makes sense of her teaching. Results emphasized that teacher education plays a critical role in preparing and supporting an early years educator to be successful.
Inclusive Education Research Awards
This Award is funded by Foundation Western and is sponsored by the Canadian Research Centre on Inclusive Education.  The recipients’ research proposals address a wide range of issues related to the inclusion of students who represent a diversity of backgrounds or learning needs.  Congratulations to Shawna Lee (Effects of the Positive Child Care program in Early Childhood Education Environments), and Pamela Malins (Making Meaning of Gender and Sexual Identities in Early Childhood), Ph.D. students in the Faculty of Education, and Li Sun (A Study of Risk Factors in School Disengagement), a student in the Master of Arts in Education program.
John Dearness Memorial Graduate Award
This award is presented annually to a graduate student in the Faculty of Education whose research investigates an aspect of literacy development. Congratulations to this year's recipient, Doctoral student Marry Ott.
Carol Crealock Memorial Award
Jacqueline Specht Recognized by the Canadian Association of Educational Psychologists (CAEP) and awarded at the 2016 Canadian Society for the Study of Education Conference in May, 2016, in Calagary, AB. The recipient of the Carol Crealock Award should enact a professional identity that embodies the qualities Carol became known for among her colleagues and associates. Therefore, the annual winner of this distinguished joint CAEP/CASWE award should: (a) have a strong sense of justice and passion for equity; (b) be collegial, supportive, and a mentor for new scholars; (c) engage in collaborative work that links with the academy and community (e.g., academics, practitioners, and possibly parents); (d) conduct research that is recognized as transformational in that it can be readily understood and acted upon; and (e) have initiated collaborative research projects that have had a positive impact on both the academy and the wider community.
Postdoctoral Supervisor of the Year ( Western University)
Shannon Stewart
Three Minute Thesis, Postdoctoral Competition, Western University - First Place Winner
Chloe Hamza, Postdoctoral Student
Art Geddis "Learning About Teaching" Memorial Award Winner
(Delores) Lori McKee, PhD Student
Canadian Committee of Graduate Students in Education (CCGSE) Mentorship Award
Rachel Heydon
Knapper Volunteer Award
Ken Meadows, Centre for Research on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Order of Ontario
Barbara MacQuarrie
Endeavour Research Fellowship
Lynn Dare, PhD Student
Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada Master's Research Award
Lori McKee, PhD Student, Print Literacy Opportunities for Young Children in a Multimodal Literacy Ensemble