Overview of Student Supervision

In working on the H5P grant from BCcampus, I was able to hire and supervise two research assistants in Winter 2021 to assist in the development of the textbook. As this project was undertaken during the remote work period, student supervision was also remote, with weekly team meetings to check-in and discuss the project. Students were provided with materials to learn how to develop objects in H5P; more importantly, they were empowered as educational consultants on the project and asked to read the textbook and provide suggestions for where they thought additional interactives and formative learning exercises would be helpful. They then helped to build and develop H5P learning objects to satisfy these suggestions. I have since had the pleasure of writing references for both students to seek work in their respective fields.

I am currently serving on the supervisory committee for Melanie Proulx, a doctoral candidate in the cultural studies department at Queen’s University in Kingston, whose research-creation project, “Shock, Shame, and Laughter: Visually Communicating Affects and Effects of Sexual Violence Through Humour,” explores trauma and sexual violence in the autobiographical comic form. I provide guidance from the perspective of comics studies and have also offered feedback on the use of auto-ethnographic and ethic of care approaches.

During my time at Douglas College, I worked closely with the students enrolled in the 2012 and 2013 Wales Field School. As faculty lead on both iterations of the trip, I was the first point of contact for issues of academic concern as well as for pastoral care needs for this group of students, many of whom were travelling away from home for the first time.

In 2015, I received a Research Incentive Grant at Douglas College, which enabled me to hire an RA, who I trained in research skills in literary studies, including the production of a literature review. In my role as Associate Director of the Digital Cultures Lab at Douglas, I also assisted in the supervision of undergraduate research assistants.

I also regularly supervised students in a guided study version of ENGL 3140, Special Topics in Canadian Literature, when students wanted to take the course but numbers did not allow for a full section to run.