Echoes of Poverty

Access and equity in Canadian higher education

Elaine’s Resume/CV

Education

2017–2021 Doctoral of Arts student in Education
Vanier scholar (2018 – 2021)
University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada

DISSERTATION
: Pushing privileged pillars in Canadian higher education


Supervisors: Dr. Budd Hall (Professor Emeritus, School of Public Administration; Co-Chair, UNESCO Chair in Community-Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education) & Dr. Kathy Sanford (Education)
2015–2017Master of Arts in Sociology
University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

THESIS
: The echoes of childhood poverty: Composing lives in higher education
This narrative inquiry unfolded alongside three undergraduate students at a large, research-intensive Canadian university to understand how the echoes of persistent childhood poverty shape their university experiences

Supervisors: Dr. Vera Caine (Nursing) & Dr. Herb Northcott (Sociology)
Committee: Dr. Janice Huber (Education) & Dr. Jana Grekul (Criminology)
2015Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
2012Bachelor of Arts in Theatre/English
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
1992Computer Information Systems Analysis Diploma
Lethbridge College, Lethbridge, AB, Canada
1985Accounting Diploma
Grant MacEwan College, Edmonton, AB, Canada

areas of focus
• civic engagement
• community
• democracy
• equity, diversity, and inclusion
• educational leadership & policy
• knowledge mobilization
• narrative
• poverty & social class
• social movements
• sociology of higher education
• stigma
• social justice
• strategic enrolment management

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