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From left: Jennifer Watt, Dawn Sutherland, Bruno de Jamie Oliviera, Shannon Moore and Beryl Peters.

Education welcomes five new faculty members

September 26, 2019 — 

This fall, five new faculty take the next step in their careers with the Faculty of Education at University of Manitoba.

“We were fortunate enough to hire new faculty members this year—each bringing unique perspectives and exceptional levels of expertise to the Faculty of Education,” said Dean David Mandzuk.

What follows is a brief bio of each of the new faculty:

Dr. Jennifer Watt, assistant professor

Dr. Jennifer Watt has a passion for teaching and learning. She began her career teaching middle- and senior-years English language arts—both in Canada and England.

In earning her doctorate, Watt (PhD/17, MEd/06) received a 2017 University of Manitoba Distinguished Dissertation Award for her arts-based, autoethnographic work “Practising Life Writing: Teaching Through Vulnerability, Discomfort, Mindfulness, and Compassion.”

Watt currently serves as assistant professor, language and literacy with particular interest in how multiple literacies contribute to and create well-being and well-becoming in schools and beyond. Watt also serves as a co-director of the Manitoba Writing Project. 

Dr. Dawn Sutherland, professor

Dr. Dawn Sutherland began a five-year term this summer as department head of Curriculum, Teaching & Learning.

Previously, Sutherland served almost 20 years as a faculty member at the University of Winnipeg, teaching courses in science education, supervising teacher candidates and graduate students. She managed a very active research agenda that included two Canada Research Chair appointments, the first spanning 2006-2011 in Indigenous science education, and the second, 2011-2016 in science education in cultural contexts. She is the author or co-author of many books and book chapters, refereed journal articles, and technical reports and has given countless conference presentations locally, nationally, and internationally.

Dr. Sutherland earned her BSc (Hon.) from Queen’s University, an MSc from the University of Manitoba, and her PhD from the University of Nottingham. Interestingly enough, she began her academic career here at the University of Manitoba as lecturer in Continuing Education where she worked in the Access Program for 10 years.

Dr. Bruno de Oliviera Jayme, assistant professor

As assistant professor, general pedagogy, de Oliviera Jayme’s instruction focuses on arts-based education, social justice, and social movements.

He has taught in public schools in Brazil, as well as courses at University of Victoria and Royal Roads University.

Having earned his PhD in 2016 from University of Victoria, de Oliviera Jayme has been the recipient of an NSERC grant and an IDRC doctoral award.

Dr. Shannon Moore, assistant professor

Starting this term as assistant professor, social studies education, Moore’s instruction focuses on gender and youth education, digital representations of gender, sexuality and social justice.

Before coming to University of Manitoba, Moore worked as a sessional instructor at University of British Columbia, where she earned her PhD in 2014. A SSHRC doctoral scholarship recipient, Moore also taught social studies and English for the Vancouver School Board for 19 years.

Dr. Beryl Peters, assistant professor

This summer Dr. Beryl Peters (PhD/11) starts as director of the Partnerships and Practicum office and as assistant professor, teacher education.

A recipient of the CSSE Arts Researchers’ and Teachers’ Society doctoral research award, before coming to University of Manitoba, Peters served 10 years as an arts education consultant with Manitoba Education and Training.

Also a certified Orff instructor, Peter’s instruction focuses on language and literacy, inclusive education and arts education.


Welcome new faculty!




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