Please join me in congratulating Drs. Susan Gerofsky and Kerry Renwick for their respective successful $10,000 grant applications to the Research Infrastructure Support Service (RISS) Fund. This award provides matching funds for them to hire a Graduate Research Assistant in support of their SSHRC Partnership Development Grant proposals.
Dr. Kerry Renwick’s Grant Proposal for which $10,000 RISS funding was awarded is titled: “Growing a Transnational Food Literacy Educational Partnership”. This project brings together researchers from across the world with the aim of analysing approaches to food literacy education across Early Childhood-12 classrooms, to differentiate strategies for teaching and learning about food literacy that are locally responsive, and to develop approaches to food literacy pedagogy that supports food citizenship.
Dr. Susan Gerofsky’s Grant Proposal for which $10,000 RISS funding was awarded is titled: “Reframing and reclaiming intergenerational relationships with mathematics across a whole community”. Partnering with Dr. Cynthia Nicol, their proposed 3-year project aims to bring together multiple community partners and academics to reframe and shift a community’s intergenerational math anxiety through sustained shared experiences of mathematics through the arts. the work will pilot and test a methodology for mathematics educators to work with whole communities, engaging a STEAM-influenced design and maker approach.
Once again, congratulations to both Susan and Kerry!
Dr. Samson Nashon, EdD
Department Head & Professor of Science Education