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My name is Andrea Sterzuk. I’m a teacher, teacher educator, and educational researcher. I speak/write English, French and Spanish and I’m learning Plains Cree. I have a Bachelor of French Education from the University of Regina, an MA in Second Language Education from McGill University, and a PhD in Second Language Education with a specialization in Language Acquisition from McGill University. Roy Lyster was my supervisor. My previous experiences include teaching, teacher education, and educational research in Mexico, Malawi, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Québec, and Saskatchewan, where I now live.

I am an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina where I teach graduate and undergraduate courses and explore my research interests in language variation; language acquisition; second language pedagogy;  multiliteracies; language policy; language ideologies; identity and power; and education in settler colonial contexts.

I’ve also held a number of academic leadership roles: Acting Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs in the Faculty of Education (2015-2017), Acting Dean of the Faculty of Education (2017/2018), and Vice-president (2014-2016) and President (2016-2018) of the Canadian Assocation of Applied Linguistics/Association canadienne de linguistique appliquée.

Current Projects:
1.  Language Camps as an Indigenous language revitalization strategy: The nêhiyawak (Cree peoples) Language Learning Experience
  • Research Team: Belinda Daniels, Peter Turner, Randy Morin, Bill Cook, Dorothy Thunder & Andrea Sterzuk
  • Description: In collaboration with teachers and learners from the nêhiyawak Language Learning Experience and supported by the Faculty of Education’s Indigenous Advisory Circle
2.  A study of a land-based and ceremonial mentor-apprentice approach to Saulteaux language revitalization
  • Research Team: Andrea Sterzuk, Anna-Leah King, Cheryl Quewezance, Keeseekoose First Nation
  • Description: In partnership with Keeseekoose First Nation and supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada; Saskatchewan Instructional Development and Research Unit;  and the University of Regina Research Trust Fund
3. A comparative study of graduate thesis language policy in Canadian universities
  • Research Team: Andrea Sterzuk, Russ Fayant, Rubina Khanam
  • Description: Supported by the Saskatchewan Instructional Development and Research Unit


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