Welcome from the Dean, Faculty of Education

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Dr. Michael Owen
Dean of the Faculty of Education

Welcome to the Faculty of Education at Brock University. 

We are so pleased that you are joining us for your first or your second summer research seminar. It is a great pleasure to be the host of these doctoral seminars for 2019.

Our three universities – Brock, Lakehead and Windsor – are collaborating to offer you a rich doctoral program in Educational Studies that draws on the combined teaching and research expertise of our faculty members. Together, we will provide you with a customized educational experience that will enhance your professional practice, your leadership acumen and your capacity to become both the creators of new knowledge and the translators of that knowledge to your colleagues and to the public.

As doctoral students, you will challenge our understandings of the world in which we live and how education, in its many forms and manifestations, contributes to social, economic, personal and political cohesion and change. Through interactions with your instructors and, perhaps more importantly, with one another, you will explore and challenge long-established ideas and ideologies that impact education. Throughout your program of research and scholarship, you will expand our knowledge of human development, how people learn across the life span, how to improve leadership and management of our educational institutions here in Canada and internationally, how emerging technologies can support learning and teaching, and how education has a positive impact on the health outcomes of children, women and men around the world. 

While your doctoral seminars will be intense and the workload challenging, take time to enjoy the natural environment in which Brock is located, a UNESCO-designated biosphere reserve, as well as the Bruce Trail and Niagara Falls. Taking care of yourself physically, socially and mentally is important to your success in this program and to a life-work balance.

With all best wishes,


Michael Owen, Dean
Faculty of Education
Brock University