Off the Shelf
Mobilizing New Canadian Education Research
Off the Shelf is a weekly voicEd Radio series dedicated to highlighting some of the latest education research being completed by PhD and EdD candidates. We aim to give you a taste of what has inspired today’s researchers, what questions have driven them and what impact they hope to have on the education world.
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Dr. Verena Roberts is a High School Online Humanities Teacher for Rocky View Schools, and a Sessional Instructor for UVic, UCalgary. and a Learning Designer for UBC,

Mark Turner is a teacher for Rocky View Schools and the coordinator of a very…

Other than official post-secondary career centres, where do students get their information and inspiration about possible career paths. Dr. Candy Ho explored this question in her doctoral dissertation, “Professionals in Post-Secondary Education:…

Dr. Sunaina Sharma’s doctoral dissertation, “An Exploration of the Relationship between Digital Technology Use and Student Engagement in a Grade 11 English Class: A Classroom Ethnography” is an important exploration of how students interact with…

Dr. Robyn Masters has a real heart for the mental health of those learn and work in our school systems. She completed her PhD at Western University and she’s here to talk about her thesis dissertation, “Promoting Mentally Healthy Classrooms:…

Dr. Jaime Malic’s thesis, “Living Leadership: Exploring the Leadership Values and Practices of Independent-School Principals in Ontario” explores the relationship between what schools leaders say they believe and what they do.

I had the opportunity…

Dr. Terry Whitmell is an Ontario-based educator who has worked at all levels of the system in the Peel District School Board. Her curiosity around deeper forms of assessment has led her to her PhD work: “Navigating Dilemmas in “Going Gradeless”:…

Max Antony Newman has a special interest in how immigrant parents negotiate meaning and expectation within in the Ontario school system. In this conversation we talk about his study of how Eastern European immigrant parents see the importance of…

Anne Marie Luce is an education leader with extensive knowledge of and experience in national and international contexts. She brings this expertise and the questions that have developed to her doctoral work at Gonzaga University.

Anne Marie’s…

Dr. Gurpreet Sahmbi is concerned about how well STEM students do in their transition from secondary to tertiary education. In particular, how does Calculus continue to act as a gatekeeper to future success, not only in STEM, but in other disciplines…

In his EdD work, Dr. Ken MacKinnon explored the impact that the discourses around gender and leadership have on the work of both males and females who take on the role of Principal. In this conversation, we take up some of the themes presented in his…

Eleftherios (Terry) Soleas is a PhD graduate of the faculty of education at Queens where he is an assistant adjunct professor in the professional masters of education program teaching the Capstone project and Innovative Curriculum planning courses. He…

Eleftherios (Terry) Soleas is a PhD graduate of the faculty of education at Queens where he is an assistant adjunct professor in the professional masters of education program teaching the Capstone project and Innovative Curriculum planning courses. He…

Nancy Wise has long wondered about the fate of struggling readers in an early French Immersion classroom. Are they “counselled” to leave the program and return to an English stream where special education supports may be greater? Or is it possible to…

Today on the podcast, it’s Ontario-based vice-principal and Doctor of Education, Jeff Brinson. His work has culminated in an Organization Improvement Plan Building Capacity for Triangulated Assessment challenges the status quo around assessment…

Richelle Bird is a PhD candidate in the School and Applied Child Psychology program. Both her research and professional interests involve supporting vulnerable, marginalized populations, and global mental health.

Richelle’s PhD dissertation,…