Executive Officers of the Board

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President
Dr. Jonathan Aniuk  

Jonathan Anuik is an Associate Professor in the Educational Policies Studies Department in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta. A long standing member of CAFE and its SIG CHEA, he has acted in the very
challenging role of Second Vice President (Programme Chair) position for the past few years. Each of these years, a face-to-face conference was supposed to be held in Alberta (2021) and in Montreal (2022), only to have it pivot to an on-line venue.

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First Vice-President - Chair of Awards
Dr. Sandra Kouritzin

Sandra Kouritzin is is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning of the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba. A longstanding member of CAFE, she has held a few positions on the executive committee in the last few years: First as a CJE representative, then as the Secretary-Treasurer since 2019.

 

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Second Vice-President - Program Chair

Dr. Jeannie Kerr

 

Jeannie Kerr is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Winnipeg. She has acted a CJE representative, and for the past four years has held the First Vice-President (chair of awards) position. As the number of awards has grown in the past few years, the First Vice-President role has become a more onerous one, and Dr. Kerr has worked tirelessly in carrying out these duties.

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Secretary - Treasurer
Dr. Gemma Porter
Gemma Porter is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Acadia University. Since 2019, she has been the Member-at-Large for Special Events for CAFE.

 

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Past President
Dr. Lynn Lemisko

 

Lynn Lemisko is a professor in the Department of Educational Foundations in the College of Education at the University of Saskatchewan. Her teaching experience includes seven years of work in Alberta public school systems where she taught students in grades four through nine, and many years of teaching post-secondary students courses in Canadian and European history, trends and issues in curriculum development, social studies curriculum and instruction and the history of education.   Her research interests include investigations into issues in teacher education (past and present), social studies & citizenship education, and the history of education.

Members of the Board

CJE Editorial Board Representative
Dr. Michelle Forrest


Michelle Forrest is a professor in the Faculty of Education at Mount Saint Vincent University, she has been one of the
association’s longest supporters, and CJE representative since 2015. Note: For the past five years there have been two different positions on the CJE. This year, CAFE is amalgamating these into one representative position.

Member at Large (Special Events)

Dr. Paul W. Bennett

Paul W. Bennett is Founding Director of Schoolhouse Consulting and Adjunct Professor of Education, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, NS. A charter member of researchED UK since 2015, he chaired the first Canadian researchED conference, Nov 10-11, 2017 at Trinity College, University of Toronto. He is also an Education Services Consultant with CAIS, Canadian Accredited Independent Schools.

Member at Large (Communications)

Dr. Cynthia Wallace-Casey
 

Cynthia Wallace-Casey is a SSHRC Post-doctoral Fellow and Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Education at the
University of Ottawa, she has held the Communication position since 2018.

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Recruitment &Outreach Officer

Dr Gemma Porter

 

Gemma Porter is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Acadia University. Since 2019, she has been the Member-at-Large for Special Events for CAFE.

Special Interest Group (SIG) Chairs

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CHEA Chair (Acting)
Dr. Jason Ellis

 

Dr. Jason Ellis is a historian of education and associate professor in the Department of Educational Studies at UBC. In his research and teaching, he uses the educational past to explain the critical challenges that Canadian education faces in the present. Ellis has published on the history of special education, school choice, educational finance, and other topics.

CPES Chair
Dr. David Waddington

David I. Waddington is a Professor in the Department of Education at Concordia University who specializes in the philosophy of education. Current research foci include teacher free speech, video games and citizenship, philosophical questions in science and technology education, and the history and philosophy of progressive education (esp. John Dewey). 

CASE Chair

Dr. Ee-Seul Yoon

Dr. Ee-Seul Yoon is an Associate Professor in the areas of Educational Administration, Leadership, and Policy at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Yoon’s scholarship is interdisciplinary, drawing from sociology, geography, and critical policy studies. Her research aims to better understand how the marketization and privatization of education impact equity, decolonization, and inclusion in Canadian education systems.

Emerging Scholars Committee

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