June 9, 2021
Congratulations to Dr. Sandra Scott for receiving an NSERC PromoScience program grant
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) is the major federal agency responsible for funding natural sciences and engineering research in Canada. NSERC directly funds university professors and students, as well as Canadian companies, to conduct research and training activities.
NSERC’s PromoScience program supports hands-on learning experiences that inspire the next generation of scientists and research leaders, offering financial support for non-profit organizations working with young Canadians to promote an understanding of science and engineering. All eligible applications are peer-reviewed by the PromoScience/NSERC Awards for Science Promotion Selection Committee. Members are chosen from the science and engineering promotion community, and the education community, based on their stature and expertise.
To learn more about NSERC’s PromoScience program, visit the program webpage.
Dr. Sandra Scott, Associate Professor of Teaching, Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, UBC Faculty of Education is passionate about science, environmental education and elementary science. A self-described naturalist, scientist, and educator of, for, and in the environment, she was a classroom educator, marine educator and park naturalist prior to joining UBC.
Dr. Scott’s research follows a practitioner inquiry approach that embraces the notion of slow EcoPedagogy. She is interested in the ways learners experience and interpret the world as they explore their knowledge of science, aesthetics, ethics and history. Her Intergenerational Landed Learning Project partners children with community gardeners, educators and scientists, to grow food and learn how environmental and agricultural sciences can improve the health of the planet and ourselves. NSERC’s PromoScience program grant will help fund the project to reach more schools and elementary children, more Indigenous youth, integrate Indigenous ways, knowledges, and traditions, and provide professional development, both face-to-face and virtually, for more educators, preparing them to bring an inclusive living science component to students in their schools. To learn more, visit the Intergenerational Landed Learning Project website.
To learn more about Dr. Scott’s work, research and publications, visit her profile.
To learn more about all four UBC-led projects funded by the PromoScience program, visit the Office of the Vice-President Research and Innovation’s NSERC PromoScience program webpage.