Nicholas Ng-A-Fook

Nicholas Ng-A-Fook
Nicholas Ng-A-Fook
Full Professor
Vice-Dean, Graduate Programs

LMX 314
613-562-5800 ext. 4407

Nicholas Ng-A-Fook is a Full Professor and Vice-Dean of Graduate Studies. He is the former Director of the Teacher Education and Indigenous Teacher Education Programs at the Faculty of Education. He is actively engaged in addressing the 94 Calls to Action put forth by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, in partnership with local Indigenous and school board communities. His teaching and research are situated within the wider international field of curriculum studies and life writing research. Professor Ng-A-Fook is currently part of several federally funded SSHRC partnership grants that seek to disrupt settler colonialism, systemic racisms, and inequities across the school and university curriculum. He is interested in collaborating with graduate students who are committed as Indigenous and non-Indigenous citizens toward challenging ongoing systemic inequities. He created the podcast FooknConversationto address these challenges with colleagues, community activists, artists, educational leaders, teachers, and politicians. Learn more about his research at A Canadian Curriculum Theory Project.

Research interests

  • Curriculum History of education (oral history) Community-based research Colonialisme de peuplement
  • Life-writing research (autobiography and narrative inquiry)
  • Critical youth studies (first generation immigrant and indigenous youth)
  • Community-based research