UVicEd COVID-19 Research

Pandemic Storms: Pause. Reflect. Act.

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Designed by: Elaine Laberge

Research-based perspectives from UVicEd folks

Navigating the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t been easy. Trying to steer a ship through an unpredictable series of storms can be exhausting, but it can also be an opportunity to rethink the way we sail in calm weather.

Educators and community members in particular have been faced with a number of pressing questions since the pandemic began. How do we teach effectively in unfamiliar contexts? How do students cope with rapid changes to learning and teaching? Whose physical and mental health has been most severely impacted by the pandemic and how can they be supported?

After over a year of exploring these questions and more, UVicEd researchers from a range of disciplines presented their findings at Pandemic Storms: Pause. Reflect. Act., a virtual research symposium that took place in May 2021.

Now, you can read about all of the research projects and watch a recording of each presentation. Downloadable resources like infographics and zines that can be used in your classrooms, communities and families are also available for some of the projects. Explore UVicEd’s Pandemic Storms projects below.

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COVID-19 and mental health resources for Asians in Canada 

Researchers
Dr. Fred Chou & Macayla Yan 

Area of study
Counselling psychology

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COVID-19 and its impact on Indigenous language revitalization

Researchers
Onowa McIvor, Kari Chew, Kahtehrón:ni Iris Stacey, Aliki Marinakis, Melpetkwe Matthew, Kanen’tó:kon Hemlock

Area of study
Indigenous education

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Self-regulatory competencies and academic success 

Researchers
Dr. Allyson Hadwin, Dr. Paweena Sukhawathanakul, Ramin Rostampour, and Michelle Bahena Olivares 

Area of study
Educational psychology

Learning to teach in COVID-19 conditions

Researchers
Dr. Kathy Sanford, Dr. Tanya Manning-Lewis & Thiago Hinkel

Area of study
Curriculum & instruction

Early childhood STEM education during the pandemic

Researchers
Dr. Todd Milford (University of Victoria), Dr. Christine Tippett (University of Ottawa), Roxana Yanez Gonzalez (University of Ottawa), and Hannah Bradley (University of Ottawa)

Area of study
Curriculum & instruction

How does communication of COVID-19 risk factors influence weight stigma? 

Researcher
Dr. Sarah Nutter

Area of study
Counselling psychology

COVID-19 and its impact on physical activity behaviour

Researchers
Dr. Ryan Rhodes, Dr. Sam Liu & Dr. Alex Lithopoulos

Area of study
Exercise science, physical & health education

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Personality and perceived stress during COVID-19 pandemic

Researchers
Dr. Sam Liu, Dr. Ryan Rhodes, & Dr. Alex Lithopoulos

Area of study
Exercise science, physical & health education

Predicting physical distancing in Canadians

Researchers
Dr. Ryan Rhodes, Dr. Sam Liu & Dr. Alex Lithopoulos

Area of study
Exercise science, physical & health education

Mental health and resilience experiences of university students

Researchers
Dr. Jillian Roberts, Bianca Humbert, Robyn MacMillan & Dr. Celeste Duff

Area of study
Educational psychology