April 5, 2022
Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Vadeboncoeur, who has been awarded an Advancing Community Engaged Learning Grant for the project Mapping Attachment to Place Through Walking Methodology. The project will support students in the Human Development, Learning, and Culture program course Advanced Seminar: Adolescence Through Emerging Adulthood to learn from and with youth through the Chilliwack Youth Health Centre’s programs offered Neighbourhood Learning Centre, Tzeachten Land Office and Stó:lo Wellness Centre. Together, participants will explore the meaning of place and place attachment, and represent this exploration through an open Wiki resource.
Dr. Vadeboncoeur’s work focuses on imagining and moral imagining in both imaginative play and student-teacher relationships in alternative programs, including how relationships enable children and youth to imagine and work toward more equitable social futures. Her work builds from critical ethnographic research in Canada, Australia and the United States with young people and teachers in alternative programs examining the ways in which they can both become safe spaces and perpetuate inequity. Dr. Vadeboncoeur has edited three books and authored one, most recently Vygotsky and the promise of public education (New York: Peter Lang). Learn more about Dr. Vadeboncoeur’s work.