CALLUM C. J. SUTHERLAND, Ph.D.

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(This page was last updated July 29, 2021)

 

CURRENT POSITION

2021-

Postdoctoral Fellow, K2I Academy, Lassonde School of Engineering, York University

Description: Under the supervision of Jeffrey Harris and Jane Goodyer, I am responsible for leading the development of engineering education research (EER) frameworks; designing and leading STEM education studies; and collaborating with teams in the Lassonde School of Engineering (LSE) and beyond to support the evaluation of initiatives from an EER perspective. I am also writing a scholarly report and literature review exploring possibilities for Indigenizing and decolonizing engineering education and outreach programs at LSE.

 

DEGREES

2021

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Science and Technology Studies, York University

Dissertation (defended April 2021): “Sockeye at the Boundary: Controversial and Contested Salmon in the Cohen Commission, 2009-2012.” Supervised by Steve Alsop, Denielle Elliott, and Jennifer Hubbard.

Comprehensive fields (defended July 2016): “Pedagogy and the Practice of Science” with Steve Alsop; “Public Science” with Mike Pettit; and “Biosciences & Biotechnologies” with Alexandra Rutherford.

2013

Master of Arts (M.A.), Science and Technology Studies, York University

Major research project (completed August 2013): “The Fraser River: Where Epistemologies Collide.” Supervised by Dr. Rich Jarrell.

2012

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm.), Accounting with Honours, Ryerson University

 

AWARDS AND HONOURS

2017

Fieldwork Cost Fund Competition ($2,500)

2016

Ontario Graduate Scholarship ($15,000)

2015

Ontario Graduate Scholarship ($15,000)

2014

Ontario Graduate Scholarship ($15,000)

2013

Enbridge Graduate Student Award ($12,500)

2012

Graduate Entrance Scholarship ($4,000)

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2021 (upcoming)

“The Social Life of Fraser River Sockeye: Controversial and Contested Salmon in the Cohen Commission and Beyond.” Submission accepted for the annual meeting of the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S). Toronto, October 2021.

2017

“The 1913 Crisis at Hell’s Gate: Contextualizing the Decline of Sockeye Salmon.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science. Ryerson University, May 2017.

2015

“A Tale of Two Labs.” Presented at the 14th Annual Graduate Conference in Education. York University, November 2015.

“Dashed Hopes: The Fraser River Fisheries Collapse of 2009.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science. University of Ottawa, May 2015.

2014

“The Fraser River: Where Epistemologies Collide.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science. Brock University, May 2014.

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2021

Postdoctoral Fellow, K2I Academy, Lassonde School of Engineering, York University

Description: Working with Dean Jane Goodyer and Professor Jeff Harris, I am writing a scholarly report on decolonizing and Indigenizing Lassonde’s engineering education and outreach programs. I am also responsible for designing, planning, and executing multiple research projects, listed below. These research projects seek to (a) evaluate the effectiveness of Lassonde’s STEM outreach programs, (b) foreground the perspectives of students from historically-marginalized backgrounds on STEM education, and (c) generate recommendations for reforming STEM education at a structural level to enhance the appeal of STEM professions for students from diverse backgrounds.

Active research projects:

·         “From Pipelines to Cycles: Decolonizing and Indigenizing STEM Education and Outreach at the Lassonde School of Engineering” (scholarly report)

·         “Work-Integrated Learning: Students’ Perspectives on STEM, Communalism, and Sustainable Development” (longitudinal study)

·         Bringing STEM to Life: In School (longitudinal study)

2015-2020

Principal Investigator, “Sockeye at the Boundary”, York University

Description: As principal investigator, I devised a three-phase, multi-method approach to conducting an engaged controversy study which involved (1) collecting qualitative data in the field, (2) constructing a map from these data, and (3) using this map to analyze the ‘social lives’ of various key human and non-human actors.

2014

Research Assistant, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University

Description: As research assistant to Professor Kean Birch, I studied the impact of the global financial crisis on the Canadian bio-economy by (a) examining changes in the pre- and post-recession market value of companies listed on the Life Sciences sector of the Toronto Stock Exchange, (b) analyzing these changes, and (c) identifying potential research participants for Professor Birch to interview.

2012-2013

Principal Investigator, “The Fraser River: Where Epistemologies Collide”, York University

Description: As principal investigator, I studied Indigenous participation in the Cohen Commission by analyzing reports, transcripts of evidentiary hearings, and other forms of textual evidence.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2016-2019

Teaching Assistant, Department of Social Sciences, York University

Appointments:

·         SOSC 1801 – Health Controversies: Issues of Health, Illness and Society

2012-2017

Teaching Assistant, Division of Natural Science, York University

Appointments:

·         NATS 1745 – History of Astronomy

·         NATS 1760 – Science, Technology, and Society

·         NATS 1775 – Technology and Civilization

·         STS 2411 – Introduction to Science and Technology Studies

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

·         Feminist Science and Technology Studies (STS) and Engineering Education Research (EER).

·         Decolonizing and Indigenizing STEM education and associated metaphors (e.g., the ‘STEM pipeline’).

·         Community-based research, ethical allyship, decolonizing methodologies, and research as praxis.

·         Actor-network theory, the social life of things, contrapuntal cartography, and counter-mapping.

·         Technoscientific controversies in fisheries, resource management, and public policy contexts.

·         Fish pluralities, human-fish relations, controversial fish, and fish controversies.

·         Neoliberal governmentality and its impact on public science policy.

 

TECHNICAL PROFICIENCIES

·         Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access

·         GIS software: Google My Maps, Google Earth Pro, and OpenStreetMap

·         Learning management systems: Blackboard and Moodle

·         Virtual meeting platforms: Microsoft Teams, Skype, Webex, and Zoom

·         Live streaming software: Open Broadcaster Software and OBS Studio

·         Video editing software: Sony Vegas Pro and Sony Movie Studio

·         Audio editing software: Audacity

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

·         Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S)

·         American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

·         Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA)

·         Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science (CSHPS)