Graduate Student Research Awards

Inclusive Education Research Award

The Inclusive Education Research Award is funded by Foundation Western, and administered by the Canadian Research Centre on Inclusive Education. Each year, up to three awards of $750 each will be granted to graduate students in education.

Each recipient must be a graduate student in the Faculty of Education at Western who is conducting a research project that is part of the thesis/dissertation requirement for completion of their program of study.The applicant’s research proposal must address an issue that is related to the inclusion of students who represent a diversity of backgrounds or learning needs. 

2019 Recipients

Courtney Cadieux: Parents in Partnership with Educators (PIPE) Program: An Exploratory Pilot Evaluation.

Steven Floyd: A Comparative analysis of K – 12 Coding Curricula

McKenzie Vanderloon: A Longitudinal Perspective on the Development of Teacher Efficacy for the Use of Inclusive Practices Among Canadian Teachers.

Research Award winners 2019

 Courtney Cadieux (centre), Steven Floyd (rt) receive their awards.

  

Jessica Jean Campbell Coulson Award

Established through Foundation Western by the late Mr. David Campbell (BA ’38), this award is presented in memory of his daughter, Jessica Jean Campbell Coulson, a teacher who inspired students with learning disabilities to succeed by focusing on their strengths. Each year, one  award of approximately $2,000 is given.

The recipient must be a full-time graduate student in the Faculty of Education, having an average of 78% or better, and conducting research on a topic that is relevant to the inclusion and education of students withexceptionalities.

2019 Recipient

McKenzie Vanderloon: A Longitudinal Perspective on the Development of Teacher Efficacy for the Use of Inclusive Practices Among Canadian Teachers.