Vol 1 No 1, 2016
Letter from the Editors
Marco Espinoza, Poh Tan, Dominic Trevisan
Dr. Phil Winne,
Professor and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
Philip H. Winne earned his PhD in educational psychology from Stanford University in 1976. A professor at Simon Fraser University and formerly a 2-term Tier I Canada Research Chair, he researches self-regulated learning, metacognition and learning analytics; and leads a team that develops software technologies to support learning and research those topics. Awarded $12.7M in grants, his research is published in more than 165 scholarly books, articles, book chapters, and refereed proceedings. Winne was honored with the Robbie Case Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to educational psychology in Canada, the Barry J. Zimmerman Award for significant contributions to the fields of studying and self-regulated learning research and the Mentorship Award for a member of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education who supports and encourages graduate students in education and for valuable contributions as a mentor in educational research. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association, the American Educational Research Association, the American Psychological Association, and the Association for Psychological Science. He has served as President of the Canadian Educational Researchers’ Association, the Canadian Association for Educational Psychology, and Division 15–Educational Psychology of the American Psychological Association. Winne previously co-edited the Handbook of Educational Psychology (2nd ed.) and the field-leading journal Educational Psychologist.
Dr. Allan MacKinnon,
Synergistic, ecological education development:
The Vietnam Consortium Fellowship Program
Allan MacKinnon earned his EdD in science education from the University of British Columbia in 1989. An associate professor at Simon Fraser University in the Faculty of Education, Allan was awarded an Excellence in Teaching Award from Simon Fraser University in 1994. His research interests lie in curriculum studies and learning theory. In particular, his scholarly work focuses on science and environmental education, science teacher education, the nature and role of the practicum in learning to teach, the role of technology in learning and teaching, and higher education in developing regions of South East Asia.
Mr. William G. Lindsay,
Director, Office for Aboriginal Peoples
Profiles in Leadership: Indigenizing the Academy
William G. Lindsay is of Cree-Stoney heritage. Although his ancestors are from the Great Plains of Canada, he has grown up in British Columbia for most of his life in both rural and urban First Nations communities. William has attained Bachelor of Education and Master of Arts degrees from the University of British Columbia. His B.Ed. was completed in the Native Indian Teacher Education Program and his master’s thesis in History studied “A History of the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre in an Age of Aboriginal Migration and Urbanization.” He also completed three years of doctoral work at UBC in Educational Studies. William is currently a doctoral student in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. William has worked for many years as an Indigenous teacher, professor, student services provider, and senior administrator, at numerous Lower Mainland colleges and universities, including the Native Education College, the Institute for Indigenous Government (now the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology, Burnaby campus), Douglas College, the University of British Columbia, and Simon Fraser University. William currently serves as the Director of the Office for Aboriginal Peoples at SFU, working out of the Office of the Vice President, Academic. He is also a published writer, with a TESOL textbook, a plethora of newspaper essays, and numerous academic papers and book reviews to his credit.William has also been the editor of two university newsletter/magazines and is the current publisher of the SFU News, Aboriginal Edition. William also has much experience dealing with local, provincial, and national media concerning Aboriginal issues.