Dr. Gillian Judson

Dr. Gillian Judson


Dr. Jailson Lima

Dr. Jailson Lima


Dr. Tim Waddington

Dr. Tim Waddington


Adriana Grimaldo

Adriana Grimaldo


Kate Charette

Kate Charette

Yi Chien Jade Ho

Yi Chien Jade Ho

Kavita Hoonjan

Kavita Hoonjan

Judy Dabideen-Sonachansingh

Judy Dabideen-Sonachansingh

Carolina Lopez

Carolina Lopez

Jennifer Fane

Jennifer Fane


Dr. Christine Ho Younghusband

Dr. Christine Ho Younghusband


David Futter

David Futter


James Denby & Robyn Ulster

James Denby & Robyn Ulster


Dr. Kym Stewart

Dr. Kym Stewart


Michael De Danann Sitka-Sage

Michael De Danann Sitka-Sage


Dr. Catherine Chua

Dr. Catherine Chua


Dr. Anne Chodakowski

Dr. Anne Chodakowski


James Johnson

James Johnson


Dr. Petra Mikulan

Dr. Petra Mikulan


Dr. Annabella Cant

Dr. Annabella Cant

Victor Elderton

Victor Elderton

Andrea Leveille

Andrea Leveille

Nick McIvor

Nick McIvor

Nadia Chaney

Nadia Chaney

Zuzana Vasko

Zuzana Vasko

Andreina Yulis

Andreina Yulis

Who We Are: At A Glance

Gillian Judson (PhD, Executive Director, CIRCE, Instructor Graduate Graduate Programs & Graduate Program Supervisor in IE, SFU; Personal Website)

Jailson Lima (PhD, Teacher, Chemistry Department, Vanier College; Art & Science Project website)

Tim Waddington (PhD, Lecturer and Faculty Associate, Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, University of British Columbia)

Adriana Grimaldo (Co-Founder Imaginative Education Mexico, Instructor at Elena Garro Cultural Center, MEd student in Creativity and Imaginative Education)

Kate Charette (Educator & PhD Candidate, University of New Brunswick)

Yi Chien Jade Ho (PhD Candidate, SFU, Teacher, Researcher & Community Organizer, EGSA representative SFU)

Kavita Hoonjan (Proud Educator, Program Coordinator – Professional Programs, Simon Fraser University, MEd in IE)

Judy Dabideen-Sonachansingh (Retired High School Chemistry Teacher–35 year career–Writer, MEd in IE,  IE Mentor at SFU)

Carolina López (Co-Founder Imaginative Education Mexico, Instructor at the National Pedagogic University, MEd in IE)

Jennifer Fane (Teacher, Researcher, PhD Candidate, and Faculty Associate in the Professional Development Program at SFU)

Christine Ho Younghusband (Assistant Professor at UNBC, Educational Consultant, #bcedchat Co-Moderator, CSELP Affiliate Scholar at SFU)

David Futter (Retired Middle School Teacher, Imaginative Education & LiD Consultant/Researcher, Literacy Coach at Victoria Literacy Connection, MEd in IE; Personal website)

Robyn Ulster & James Denby (Educators, Curriculum Developers, Writers and Lifelong Students, co-founders of IdeaDriven Education)

Kym Stewart (PhD, Instructor, School of Communication, Capilano University; Personal website)

Michael D. Sitka-Sage (PhD Candidate, SFU, Instructor in Graduate Programs at SFU)

Anne Chodakowski (PhD, Sessional Instructor at Simon Fraser University in the Faculty of Education; Imaginative Education Research Group Associate since 2004)

James Johnson (PhD Candidate: Educational Theory & Practice, M.Ed.: Imaginative Education, B.A.: History/Theatre. Teacher: School District #36 (Surrey), Alternate Education (Humanities)

Petra Mikulan (PhD in Curriculum Theory and Implementation from Simon Fraser University; Post-doctoral Fellow at the University Of British Columbia)

Catherine Chua (PhD, Associate Professor in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary)

Annabella Cant (PhD, Instructor of Education at the School of Education and Childhood Studies of Capilano University; Personal Website)

Victor Elderton (PhD Candidate: Educational Theory & Practice; GDE Mentor, SFU, Faculty Advisor, UBC: Education for Sustainability Cohort)

Andrea Leveille (Master’s student in the Graduate Liberal Studies program, SFU, CSELP Research Assistant, Performer, and Arts Attendance Advocate)

Nick McIvor (PhD Candidate: Maths Lessons as Improvised Scripts; High School Maths teacher and Research Co-ordinator for a group of London schools)

Nadia Chaney (Director of Training, Partners for Youth Empowerment; MA, SFU; Personal Website)

Zuzana Vasko (PhD, Lecturer, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University; Artist, Personal website)

Andreina Yulis (PhD Student: Education Technologies & Learning Design, SFU. M.A Games for Learning, NYU)

More About Our Research Interests & Activities

CIRCE’s Academic Council is a professional learning community. Members bring a wealth of theoretical and practical knowledge, experience, and expertise. We are connected by a commitment to imagination in our practice and research. Learn more about us here.