Education Research Opportunities

Graduate Student Research in Education

Many of our students are involved in research that is at the forefront of educational research. They are involved in large research projects, and full-time students often work as research assistants*.

As well, since the typical part-time M.Ed. student works as a full-time classroom teacher or administrator, their work experiences are often constructively linked to their emerging knowledge in educational research. Every spring, the Faculty of Education also hosts a Graduate Student Symposium, providing a synopsis of student research activities, and showcasing their work in an academic setting.

*Students interested in working as a research assistant are encouraged to check the Career Connect website for research assistant opportunities.

Educational Research in the Faculty of Education

Educational research generates critical knowledge relative to teaching and learning in applied educational settings across a broad range of levels and experiences.

The University of Manitoba is a leader in research in a number of areas including:

  • Educational Administration
  • Language and Literacy
  • Inclusive Special Education
  • Curriculum Studies
  • Teacher Research

Newly emerging areas of research include:

  • Human Rights
  • Media Literacy
  • Rural Education
  • Citizenship Education
  • Multicultural and Anti-Racist Education
  • Deaf Education
  • Denominational Schooling
  • Refugee Education
  • Aboriginal Education

Research Programs
Sources of funding often include the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the University of Manitoba and numerous other private and public sources.

Joint Professional Field Work
Members of the Faculty of Education are involved in a variety of research and in-service projects with virtually every Winnipeg area school division and with many rural school divisions. The Faculty also works in partnership Manitoba Education, the Manitoba Teachers’ Society, school administrators, with various organizations related to education, and with teachers themselves. These collaborations help to create a vibrant research community within the faculty.



Faculty of Education Research Contacts

Charlotte Enns, PhD, is the current Faculty of Education Associate Dean (Graduate Programs and Research).

For additional information about any Faculty of Education research projects contact:
(204) 474-7847

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m