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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Lisa Taylor is a PhD Candidate at the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. Her research questions and methodology explore how teacher health and well-being were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this conversation we explore the…

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Eman Khalifah is a graduate student at the University of Victoria. Recently, she defended her Masters thesis: “A case study of PETE teacher candidates’ learning to teach physical education: An application of occupational socialization theory”.


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Dr. Brandon Needham is Principal of Langenburg Central School in Langenburg Saskatchewan. He recently completed his PhD work at the University of Regina and his dissertation is the topic of our conversation today:

“Critical Action Research: How…

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Kiera Brant-Birioukov is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at York University. Her scholarly interests include Haudenosaunee Thought, Indigenous Curriculum Theory, Reconciliatory Pedagogies and Indigenous Language Revitalization….

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Harrison Campbell, BE.d, MA: Harrison Campbell is a Doctor of Philosophy student at the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. His area of scholarship explores the use of process drama in understanding complex literacy practices within…

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Enoch Leung is a PhD student in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University. His recently defended dissertation, “Toward Safety and Positive Support in Schools for LGBTQ youth: Québec Teachers’ Perspectives on…

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Mohammed Estaiteyeh a PhD candidate in Curriculum Studies at Western University in Ontario. He has an emphasis on Science/STEM Education and is passionate about curriculum reform and innovative pedagogical practices in K-12 educational settings.


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Dr. Karen Acton is Assistant Professor Department of Leadership Higher and Adult Education, OISE/UT.

In this research conversation, Dr. Acton talks her dissertation work focused on the educators in our schools who take on the role of leading…

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Sabrina Shajeen Alam is a PhD candidate in the Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology at McGill University and is about to finish her PhD in the summer of 2022.

Her research interest is to find out the impact of educational technology…

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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…

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Stephen Hurley
Chief Catalyst, voicEd Radio Canada

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer.

He has a strong relationship with the EdCan Network (formerly the Canadian Education Association), an organization that inspired the launch and evolution of voicEd Radio Canada.

Hurley believes that stronger connections between education research, practice and policy are essential to the type of change that will be necessary in Canada's public education systems moving forward.