Professors Alain Breuleux, of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology (ECP), and Bronwen Low, of our Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), have received Connection Grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada.
SSHRC Connection Grants "support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and to engage on research issues of value to those participating."
Alain Breuleux, Associate Professor with ECP, received funding for the project titled "Fostering a knowledge community: co-constructing and leveraging a digital platform for STEM education". Dr. Breuleux's areas of expertise include technology used in education, and cognition. The project involves a collaboration with Elizabeth Charles of Dawson College and Rob Cassidy of Concordia.
Bronwen Low, Associate Professor with DISE, was awarded a grant for the project "'Off the Record': Hip-Hop Cultural Workers in Canada". Dr. Low's research interests include the implications and challenges of popular youth culture for curriculum theory, literacy studies, and pedagogy; community-media projects and pedagogies; and translanguaging and the multilingual Montreal hip-hop scene. Co-applicants on this grant include Audrey Hudson (OCAD), Awad Ibrahim (Ottawa U), and Michael Macdonald (Grant McEwan). Collaborators are Allan Vicaire (McGill's Social Equity and Diversity Education (SEDE) Office), Jarrett Martineau (Revolutions per Minute), Eric Craven (Atwater Library), and Vox Sambou (Maison des Jeunes, Côte-des-Neiges).