Pam is passionate about curriculum – the intended, enacted, experienced, and emergent. Specifically, she is interested in the opportunities for meaning making of gender and sexual identities in elementary and early childhood education. She is particularly attuned to the new Ontario Health and Literacy curriculum documents, respectively, and how various intended expectations can become actualized surrounding equity, diversity, and inclusion. She is an advocate of children’s rights as Canadian citizens and her work supports opportunities for youth to develop cultural competence and healthy, respectful relationships with the self and others. She is currently engaged in research surrounding intercultural teaching experiences locally and globally.
Prior to her current position at Laurier, she worked as assistant professor at the University of New Brunswick for three years, completed her PhD from Western, her BEd from Nipissing, and her undergrad from Laurier Brantford!
Pam likes engaging in community research that opens conversations about how to discuss gender and sexuality with young children. Her current projects include developing partnerships with OPHEA, stakeholders in the Brantford community, and research with students who recently participated in intercultural teaching experiences.