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More than $710,000 in funding, supporting 17 research projects has been announced for the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba.

Funding announced for 17 faculty research projects

September 4, 2019 — 

The Faculty of Education has recently attracted more than $748,000 in funding, supporting 17 research projects at the University of Manitoba.

The funding supports research projects spanning many aspects of education, from Indigenizing education to civic engagement, among others.

“Congratulations to our faculty researchers. Their work continues our faculty’s longstanding tradition of conducting cutting edge research in Manitoba, across Canada, and around the world,” said Dean David Mandzuk.  

The largest research project makes up almost half of the total research funding.

Prof. Sandra Kouritzin is leading a team of researchers that includes Assistant Prof. Merli Tamtik (co-PI) in a SSHRC-funded project studying workload creep in the social sciences and humanities in Canadian research-intensive universities.

In all, 16 faculty were named principal investigators in the research projects.

“Social science research plays a critical role in supporting teachers, administrators, staff and students, creating healthier schools and stronger communities,” Mandzuk said.

Faculty of Education research projects include:


  Principal Investigator (lead) Project Name Amount Awarded
1.                Nadine Bartlett (PI)
Charlotte Enns, co-applicant
Indigenizing Curriculum, Pedagogy and Spaces in Teacher Education $36,050
Indigenous Initiatives Fund (IIF) Grant
2.                Bartlett, Nadine (PI) Community mobilization: A framework for the implementation of the wraparound approach $4,834
(U of M – URGP)
3.                Joe Curnow (PI) Learning to engage: Politics and civic engagement in the learning sciences. $65,850
Pennsylvania State University
*This is part of a US Spencer Foundation Conference Grant of the same name for which Joe Curnow is co-applicant.
4.                Joe Curnow (PI) Politicization in process: Graphic novel for environmentalists (based on learning sciences research on learning in the youth climate movement). $5,000
(U of M, Creative Works)
5.                Joe Curnow (PI) Learning racial justice in the environmental movement $7,500
(U of M, URGP)
6.                Charlotte Enns (researcher) Collaboration in the Process of Adapting and Standardizing Signed Language Assessment Measures $5,270
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst/ German Academic Exchange Service visiting research scholarship
7.                Thomas Falkenberg (PI) A complex systems approach to educational change: Phase 1 $5,669
UM-SSHRC Explore Grants Program
8.                Richard Hechter (PI) & M. Zurba Teaching robotics programming in conjunction with virtual simulation software: An evaluation of learning behaviours in secondary students. $15,000
9.                Melanie Janzen (PI)


6th World Curriculum Studies Conference


UM-SSHRC Exchange Grants Program
10.                Sandra Kouritzin (PI); Jason Edgerton, (Co-PI)
Merli Tamtik (Co-PI) 
Workload creep in the social sciences and humanities in Canadian research-intensive universities $326,209
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) – Insight Grant
11.             Graham Lea (PI)


Theatricalizing teacher education $6,550
(U of M – UCRP)
12.             Peng Liu (PI) Mapping out literacy and numeracy coaches research in Canada $7,500
(U of M – URGP)
13.             Robert Mizzi (Co-PI) The view from the margins: Perceptions of post peace accord Northern Ireland from members of the disabilities and LGBTQ communities $23,104
(U of M – UCRP) 
14.             Nathalie Piquemal (PI) Incivility in higher education: Faculty’s perspectives and pedagogical responses


$2,650 (U of M, URGP)
15.             Robert Renaud (co-applicant.
(Brian Lewthwaite at Yukon College, PI) 
Culturally responsive pedagogy for Yukon First Nations learners: A quantitative investigation


$228,000 (SSHRC Insight Grant)
16.             Ee-Seul Yoon (PI) Is school choice fueling inequality in the Canadian education system?


SSHRC, Insight Development Grant 
17.             Ee-Seul Yoon (PI) Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference



UM-SSHRC Exchange Grants Program 
Total grants (16 projects; 15 PIs):  $748,186 



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