On Education
with Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook
Weekly conversations about all things education with University of Ottawa's Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook. Always current, always lively and, at times, provocative. Follow Nicholas on Twitter: @nick_ngafook


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Stephen and Nicholas chat with uOttawa’s Dr. Tasha Ausman about the status of the science education classroom and curriculum in the context of the global pandemic and climate crisis, particularly how virtual and blended learning are more central and…

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What is settler colonialism, and what is its relationship to racisms? To answer these questions, Nicholas and Stephen talk with uOttawa’s Dr. Timothy Stanley about his scholarship on settler colonialism and racisms in relation to past and present…

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Stephen and Nicholas chat with uOttawa’s Dr. Joel Westheimer about the relationship between education, democracy, and citizenship in the current context of ‘freedom protests.’ Joel shares what kinds of conversations he is having with his family, and…

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Dr. Shah shares insights from her recent systematic review on the place of school districts in moving antiracist thinking and action forward, particularly how school reform is inherently a nexus of power and contention. Dr. Shah discusses four…

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Nicholas Ng-A-Fook welcome two colleagues from the University of Ottawa to talk about their research in the area of digital technologies and their use during the pandemic. Dr. Michelle Schira Hagerman and Dr. Megan Cotnam-Kappel also talk about new…

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Nicholas Ng-A-Fook and Stephen Hurley gather to look back at the education issues that captured their imaginations in 2021 and look ahead to some of the themes for education research and inquiry moving into the new year.

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This morning, Nicholas and Stephen are joined by Sherwyn Solomon and Geordie Walker, two principals from the Ottawa Carleton District School Board. The conversation this morning centres on how they have led their respective school communities through…

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Nicholas and Stephen are joined by Dr. Paul Tarc (Western University) to discuss what we can learn about our commitments to face-to-face learning through deep reflection on recent experiences of online learning.

We use Paul’ article, “Education…

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Nicholas Ng-A-Fook and Stephen Hurley are joined by University of Ottawa graduate student, Mark Currie to discuss a new article by Mark, Nicholas and Aaron Drake, “IS CRRP ENOUGH? ADDRESSING ANTIRACISM(S) IN TEACHER EDUCATION”.

We discuss the…

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During this episode we discuss what school leaders, teachers, and families might reconsider as we return to this school year facing a COVID-19 Pandemic 4th wave. Dr. Tracy Vaillancourt discusses the release of Children and Schools During COVID-19 and…

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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.