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CLSEW TEAM BIOGRAPHIES

 

Dr. Peter Sawchuk

Dr. Peter Sawchuk imageDr. Sawchuk is current Director of CLSEW, a professor of Adult Education and Work, and the Chair of the International Conference on Researching Work and Learning, the largest international conference series in this field. Dr. Sawchuck is co-chair the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. Dr. Sawchuck is Editorial Board Member at Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, Professional and Vocational Education, Revista Educação and Cidadania [Journal of Education and Citizenship], and Journal of Workplace Learning.

 

Dr. Sawchuk has led a series of funded research programs addressing topics such as:

  • Immigration
  • Education-to-work transitions for youth
  • Changing dynamics of welfare labour process
  • and, Anti-poverty social movement learning.

Check out Dr. Sawchuk’s recent key publications:

  • Sawchuk, P. H. (2013). Contested learning in welfare work: A study of mind, political economy, and the labour process. Cambridge University Press.
  • Fenwick, T., Edwards, R., & Sawchuk, P. (2011). Emerging approaches to educational research: Tracing the socio-material. Routledge.

 

Current & Recently Completed Research and Organizational Projects:

In partnership with D.W. Livingstone (OISE/UT) and Tracey Adams (University of Western Ontario), the “Changing Workplaces in the Knowledge Economy” project (2015-2018) has been launched with special attention to changes to professional occupations. It includes a large national survey as well as comparative case studies in the occupations of engineering and nursing. Publications associated with the project can be found at the Centre for Learning, Social Economy & Work website.

For more information on Dr. Peter Sawchuk's research and publications, follow this link to his LHAE Departmental Biography and this link to his Curriclum Vitae.

 

Dr. Sherida Ryan

SheridaDr. Sherida Ryan is a founding member of CLSEW and a lecturer in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education, University of Toronto. She is also the co-ordinator of the SSHRC CURA, Social Business for Marginalized Social Groups and has been a researcher in two other SSHRC grants, the SSHRC Community-University Research Alliance for Southern Ontario’s Social Economy and the University-Union Research Alliance on Socially Responsible Investment of Pension Funds.

 

Her research interests include:

  • community development,
  • community informatics,
  • information technology,
  • workplace learning and change,
  • information technology and adult education,
  • social economy organizations and various methods that support research in these areas.

For information on Dr. Sherida Ryan's research and publications, follow this link to her LHAE Departmenal Biography.

 

Dr. Jack Quarter

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Dr. Jack Quarter is a founding member of CLSEW and a professor in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education, University of Toronto. He was also a founding member of the Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research and ANSER’s president from 2008 to 2014.

 

 

 

Dr. Quarter has served as project director for numerous research initiatives, including:

  • the SSHRC CURA grant, Social Business for Marginalized Social Groups
  • the recently concluded SSHRC grant, The Potential Interchangeability of Volunteers and Paid Labour,
  • and, the SSHRC Community-University Research Alliance for Southern Ontario’s Social Economy.

 

Dr. Quarter’s has recently published several books, many of which are included on the Publications page of this website.  

For more information on Dr. Jack Quarter's research and publications, follow this link to his LHAE Departmental Biography.

 

Dr. Marcelo Vieta

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Dr. Marcelo Vieta is a co-founder and executive board member of CLSEW. He is also Assistant Professor in Adult Education and Community Development and the Collaborative Program in Workplace Learning and Social Change at OISE.
 

 

Dr. Vieta has completed several postdoctoral fellowships, including:

  • SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Social Economy Centre at OISE/UT (2013-2014),
  • Postdoctoral Fellow at the European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises (EURICSE) in Trento, Italy (2012),
  • Recently, Dr. Vieta’s research has focused on the historical conditions, the political economic contexts, and the lived experiences of the worker-recuperated enterprises of Argentina and Italy.

For more information on Dr. Vieta's research and publications follow this link to his LHAE Departmental Biography, Curriclum Vitae and academia.edu page.


 

Dr. Jennifer Sumner

Dr. Jack Quarter imageDr. Jennifer Sumner is a new member of CLSEW and a Lecturer in the Adult Education and Community Development Program in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. She earned a BA from the University of Toronto, a Diploma in Agriculture from the University of Guelph and a PhD in Rural Studies from the University of Guelph. Dr. Summer is also Consulting Editor, Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education

 

Her funded research includes:

  • Public procurement and sustainable local food systems
  • The Local Organic Food Co-ops Network FoodShare
  • Toronto’s Good Food MarketsOrganic farmers and the social economy

For more information on Dr. Sumner’s research and publications, follow this link to her LHAE Departmental Biography.

 

Marlene Hood

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Marlene Hood is the research assistant of CLSEW and a graduate student pursuing her Doctoral Degree (Ed.D.) in the Educational Leadership and Policy program (ELP) in the department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education (LHAE) at OISE/UT. Marlene is a special education teacher who also holds a Master in Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning from OISE/UT.  

 

 

Her research interests include:

  • educational policy in multi-intercultural contexts,
  • school improvement and inclusive practices regarding to special needs,
  • teacher development (union, school, school district),
  • politics and collaboration within educational organizations (school, union, university, ministry),
  • and policy evaluation regarding educational development.

 


Links to Associated Program at OISE

Follow this link for more information on the Adult Education and Community Development program at OISE.

Follow this link for more information on the Collaborative Program in Workplace Learning and Social Change

 
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