Research Activities


Year Project
2020 – 2021 Community Voices: Inclusivity and Anti-Racism with Dr. Michelle Lam and Brandon Local Immigration Partnership
2020 – 2021 Belonging at Brandon University with Nadine Smith, Dr. Candice Waddell, Jan Marie Graham, Dr. Danielle De Moissac, and Dr. Michelle Lam funded by the Faculty of Health Studies
2020 – 2022 Homelessness and Mobility in Rural Areas with Dr. Candy Skyhar and Jan Marie Graham, funded by Canada’s Reaching Home Strategy through Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corp.
2020 – 2022 Anti-Racism Action Plan with Dr. Michelle Lam, funded by Canada Heritage
2020 – 2021 Using Collaborative Teacher Teams to Develop Promising Practices in Uncertain Times with Dr. Jaqueline Kirk funded by Southwest Horizon School Division
2020 – 2021 Digital Policies and Practices in Select Rural Manitoba School Divisions with Dr. Mike Nantais, Dr. Jaqueline Kirk, Dr. Wayne Kelly, and Dr. Michelle Lam, funded by Tech Manitoba
2020 – 2021 Rural Remote Learning in Westman with Dr. Cathryn Smith, in collaboration with the Westman Consortium of Rural Learning and funded by Tech Manitoba.


Year Project
2020 Brandon School Division (2020). Covid-19 Employee Survey.
2020 Brandon School Division (2020). Covid-19 Parent/Caregiver Survey.
2016 Westman Immigrant Services. (2016-2018). Researcher-in-Residence Project.
2011-2017 SSHRC-CURA VOICE Research Project.  The Vital Outcome Indicators for Community Engagement (VOICE) for Children and Youth is aimed at student success for First Nations, Metis, Inuit, and northern communities.
  CIHR Grant. HEALER Symposium. Health and Land-based Education Research Symposium.
2015 Brandon Urban Aboriginal Peoples’ Council. $32,000 (Principal Investigator).  Commissioned research on Aboriginal youth employment and scholastic success in Brandon, MB.
  Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Research Connection Grant.  Aboriginal Youth Educational Success and Leadership Community-based Research Project.
2013 Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.  Mobility patterns of rural youth-at-risk in Manitoba.
2013 Manitoba Rural Learning Consortium.  Evaluation of Collaborative Inquiry and Action Research Professional Development Project.
2012 SSHRC Imagining Canada’s Future: Regional Panels Grant 2012.
2012 Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada: Indian Studies Support Program.  Recruitment and Retention of First Nations Students.
2011 Researcher-in-Residence project.  Implementation of Community-based Research for Student Success. 
2011 Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada. Recruitment and retention plan for Aboriginal students to Brandon University.
2011 Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada. Needs assessment for First Nations students to Brandon Universty
2010 Service Canada. Youth Facing Barriers in Rural Manitoba.
2010 SSHRC.  Letter of Intention. SSHRC-CURA Research Program.