Research Grants

Active Citizenship

This study consists of eight life history interviews with women in Nova Scotia who were identified as “active citizens” & individuals who reveal a strong social justice orientation and commitment in their paid and/or volunteer work.


These research projects investigate Sisters in Crime (SinC) as a unique learning organization dedicated to supporting women mystery writers.

Women’s Learning Trajectories

This Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) funded study explores the learning pathways of mature women students in universities in Canada.

Grassroots and Governance

Building on my prior research study on women and active citizenship, this study was funded by the Canadian Council on Learning to explore connections between lifelong learning, citizenship, and community based organizations.

Canadian Fiction Writing

This study, funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) is called Creating a Canadian “voice”: Lifelong learning, citizenship and the craft of writing fiction.

Lifelong Learning and Conferences

This small-scale internally funded study examines conferences as learning sites, looking in particular at a) academic conferences in the field of adult education/lifelong learning; b) conferences for mystery writers; and c) conferences for golf course superintendents.

Critical Social Learning, Public Pedagogy, and Crime Fiction Writing

“Stories of Learning”: Creative Literacies and Lifelong Learning: Exploring Learning Sites and Creative Educational Opportunities Around Reading and Writing Fiction

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