In her role as Research Lead – Science of Teaching and Learning, Brenda conceptualizes and leads The Centre’s science of teaching and learning research portfolio and maintains an active research program aligned with The Centre’s mandate as it relates to research, program evaluation, and quality assurance. Currently, Brenda is involved in research and evaluation projects in the areas of academic integrity, artificial intelligence, faculty educator training in VR environments, and perceptions and use of online learning environments using various methodologies and technologies.

Brenda also advances science of teaching and learning, teaching and learning research, and the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) across the University of Manitoba by supporting and working alongside faculty/instructors to engage in these types of research.  


Brenda began her teaching journey in 2000, teaching high school general science and biology before moving on to teach human anatomy and physiology at Assiniboine Community College’s Licensed Practical Nursing program. Years later, during her graduate studies in psychology at the University of Manitoba, her interest in teaching led to numerous teaching assistant, lab, and sessional instructor positions. As a researcher, Brenda’s interests vary widely from academic integrity policy analysis to effectiveness of educational interventions, particularly how technologies can be used to promote academic integrity, prevent academic misconduct, and enhance learning. In her spare time, Brenda collaborates with several UM researchers on projects related to the assessment and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders; health and well-being of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; and workplace health and safety of older adults.


B.Ed., B.Sc. (H), M.A., PhD


Selected Peer-reviewed Articles and Book Chapters

Teaching and Learning

Stoesz, B. M. (in press, 2023). Lies, lies, lies: Detecting deception and implications for investigations of academic cheating. In G. J. Curtis (Ed.). Academic Integrity in the Social Sciences. Springer. 

Eaton, S. E., Stoesz, B. M., McKenzie, A. (in press, 2023). Academic integrity leadership and community building in Canadian Higher Education (edited by W. Sutherland-Smith). In Eaton (Ed) Handbook of Academic Integrity (2nd Ed.). Springer, Singapore.  

Stoesz, B. M. (2023). Academic integrity through ethical teaching and assessment: Overview and current trends. In S. E. Eaton (Ed) Handbook of Academic Integrity (2nd Ed.). Springer, Singapore. 

Stoesz, B. M., Quesnel, M., & De Jaeger, A. E. (2023). Student perceptions of academic misconduct amongst their peers during the transition to emergency remote instruction. International Journal for Educational Integrity, 19(1), 14. 

De Jaeger, A. E., Stoesz, B. M., & Doan, L. A. (2022). Tensions and partnerships: Understanding research ethics in the scholarship of teaching and learning. In Fedoruk, L. (Ed.) Ethics and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Springer.

Stoesz, B. M. (2022). Formalizing preservice teacher training to work with parents to promote academic integrity in K-12 education. In Eaton, S. E., & Khan, Z. R. (Eds.). Ethics and integrity in teacher education, Springer.

Stoesz, B. M., Eaton, S. E., & Seeland, J. (2022). Critical thinking as an antidote to contract cheating. In Eaton, S. E., Curtis, G., Stoesz, B. M., Clare, J., Rundle, K., & Seeland, J., (Eds.). Contract cheating in higher education: Global perspectives on theory, practice, and polciy. Palgrave, Cam.

Stoesz, B. M., De Jaeger, A., Quesnel, M., Bhojwani, D., & Los, R. (2022). Bias in student ratings of instruction: A systematic review of research from 2012 to 2021. Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 201, 39-62.

Stoesz, B. M. (2022). Using Google Analytics to measure engagement with a teaching and learning centre during COVID-19. Journal on Centers for Teaching and Learning (JCTL), 14, 39-57.

Stoesz, B. M. (2022). Understanding provincial and territorial academic integrity policies for elementary and secondary education in Canada. In S. E. Eaton & J. Christianson-Hughes (Eds.). Academic integrity in Canada: An enduring and essential challenge. Springer, Cham.

Los, R., De Jaeger, A., & Stoesz, B. M. (2021). Development of the online and blended teaching readiness assessment. Frontiers in Education. 15.

Sanni-Anibire, H., Stoesz, B. M., Gervais, L., & Vogt, L. (2021). International students’ knowledge and emotions related to academic integrity at Canadian postsecondary institutions. International Journal for Educational Integrity, 17(21), 1-15.

Miron, J., McKenzie, A., Eaton, S. E., Stoesz, B. M., Thacker, E., Devereaux, L., Persaud, N., Steeves, M., & Rowbotham, K. (2021). Academic integrity policy analysis of publicly-funded universities in Ontario, Canada: A focus on contract cheating. Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 197, 62-75

Stoesz, B. M., & Eaton, S. E. (2020). Academic integrity policies of publicly funded universities in western Canada. Educational Policy.

Stoesz, B. M. (2020). Trapped between the expectations of others and self and the search for balance and freedom. In S. E. Eaton & A. Burns (Eds.), Women negotiating life in the academy: A Canadian perspective. New York, NY: Springer.

Stoesz, B. M., Niknam, M., & Sutton, J. (2020). Defining the visual complexity of learning management systems using image metrics and subjective ratings. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 46(2), 1-21.

Stoesz, B. M., Eaton, S. E., Miron, J., & Thacker, E. (2019). Academic integrity and contract cheating policy analysis of colleges in Ontario, Canada. International Journal of Educational Integrity, 15(4).

Stoesz, B. M., & Los, R. (2019). Evaluation of a tutorial designed to promote academic integrity. Canadian Perspectives on Academic Integrity, 2(1), 3-26. 2561-6218

Stoesz, B. M., & Yudintseva, A. (2018). Effectiveness of tutorials for promoting educational integrity: A synthesis paper. International Journal for Educational Integrity, 14(6), 1-22.

Other Research Areas

Shooshtari, S., Stoesz, B. M., Rad, P., Khoeiniha, S., & Iranpour, R. (2023). Epidemiology of cerebellar disorders. 2nd Edition. In H. Marzban (Ed.). Developmental of the cerebellum: From molecular aspects to diseases. Springer, Cham. 

Shooshtari, S., Stoesz, B. M., Menec, V., Turner, N., & Piotrowski, C. (2022). Examining associations between work-related injuries and all-cause healthcare use among middle-aged and older workers in Canada using CLSA data. Journal of Safety Research, 83, 371-378

Bernstein, M. T., Reynolds, K. A., Jakobson, L. S., Petty, S. K., Pryor, T. A. M., Stoesz, B. M., Alcolado, G., & Furer, P. (2022). Examining anxiety treatment information needs: A web-based survey study. JMIR Formative Research, 6(5), e31338.

Bernstein, M. T., Reynolds, K. A., Jakobson, L. S., Petty, S. K., Pryor, T. A. M., Stoesz, B. M., Alcolado, G., & Furer, P. (2022). Do anxiety websites have the answers people are looking for? Patient Education and Counseling, 105(4), 933-941.

Yaholkoski, A., Montgomery, J. M., Stoesz, B. M., & Piotrowski, A. (2021). Assessment and diagnostic practices for autism spectrum disorders: A survey of clinicians in Canada. Journal on Developmental Disabilities, 26(1), 1-20.

Stoesz, B. M., Chimney, K., Shooshtari, S., Menec, V., Deng, C., Piotrowski, C., Turner, N., & Grogan, H. (2020). Incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of non-fatal work-related injuries among older workers: A review of research from 2010-2019. Safety Science, 126.

Holfeld, B., Stoesz, B. M., & Montgomery, J. M. (2019). Traditional and cyber bullying and victimization among youth with autism spectrum disorders: An investigation of the frequency, characteristics, and psychosocial correlates. Journal on Developmental Disabilities, 24(2), 61-76.



Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Fund ($25,000)
Project title: Open laboratories: Interdisciplinary science research and education–A pilot study
Principal Applicant: Labouta, H.
Co-investigator: Stoesz, B. M.


WorkplaceNL Research Initiatives ($100,000)
Project title: Understanding work-related injuries, risk factors, and outcomes among older workers using national data for provincial comparisons
Principal Investigators: Shooshtari, S., Menec, V. 
Co-applicants: Piotrowski, C., Stoesz, B.M., Turner, N.
Final report:


University of Manitoba Office of the Provost & Vice-President (Academic) Major Outreach Award 2016-2017 ($5,516)
Project title: Collaborating for Success: Creating an Academic Integrity Toolkit for Manitoba Teachers and Administrators 
Principal Applicant: Stoesz, B.M. 
Co-applicants: Cranston, J., Usick, B., Gervais, L.