To promote B.C. post-secondary educators and students who are committed to exploring and improving student learning and who are eager to conduct and share their research.

The BCcampus Research Fellows for 2020–2021 are:

  • Caylee Raber, Emily Carr University of Art + Design: Creating impact through community-based co-design projects within curriculum
  • Elle Ting, Vancouver Community College: The pivot to online, on the front lines: measuring the real impact of alternative assessment in remote learning
  • Leanne Kelly and Christina Chakanyuka, University of Victoria: File of uncertainties: identifying themes and issues that act as barriers and supports when incorporating decolonizing and anti-racist knowledge into nursing practice with Indigenous clients
  • Meghan Costello, University of Northern British Columbia: Effectively moving away from traditional proctored exams in first-year physics courses
  • Rob-Roy Douglas, Northern Lights College: Gripping the paddle with both hands: embedding Indigenous learning approaches into online education
  • Theresa Southam, Selkirk College along with the College of the Rockies: Pivoting to inclusion: Designing ancillary OER in a collaborative cross-institutional environment
A grid of headshots of the 2020-2021 Research Fellows mixed with images of nature. 
The fellows are listed:
 Elle Ting; Caylee Raber; Meghan Costello; Leanne Kelly; Rob-Roy Douglas; Christina Chakanyuka; Theresa Southam

Learn more about these projects.

The program is designed to achieve the following results:

  • To support educators and students conducting small-scale research on teaching and learning
  • To support the development and dissemination of evidence-based teaching practices in B.C. post-secondary education that focus on student success and learning
  • To help educators and students participate in scholarly work through conference attendance, research support, and dissemination of their work

Current areas of focus:

  • Online learning and teaching, with a special interest in projects about “pivoting” online, adopting alternative assessment and exam strategies (e.g., moving away from online or face-to-face proctored exams), and experiential learning online (e.g., how to do hands-on or lab work online)
  • Open educational practices, including implementing open assignments and activities and the impact of open educational practices on teaching and learning and post-secondary education   
  • Indigenization and decolonization in B.C. post-secondary teaching and learning
  • Trades education in B.C. post-secondary teaching and learning
  • Educational technology in B.C. post-secondary teaching and learning
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion in B.C. post-secondary teaching and learning

Further Information

If you have questions about the fellows, please contact Leva Lee at llee [at] bccampus [dot] ca.