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Steering Committee

Carla Peck, PhD is Professor of Social Studies Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta and is the Director of the Thinking Historically for Canada’s Future, a pan-Canadian, SSHRC-funded research partnership focused on K-12 history education. Her research focuses on teachers’ and students’ understandings of democratic concepts, teachers’ and students’ historical understandings, and she is particularly interested in the relationship between students’ ethnic identities and their understandings of history. Dr. Peck has received awards and recognition for her teaching and research, including the Canadian Education Association Pat Clifford Award for Early Career Researchers, the THEN/HiER Publication Award, the Faculty of Education Undergraduate Teaching Award, the University of Alberta Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and in 2015 she was an Outstanding Educator in Residence for the Academy of Singapore Teachers. She has authored and co-authored numerous journal articles and book chapters, and has co-edited several books related to her research interests, including Teaching and Learning Difficult Histories in International Contexts: A Critical Sociocultural Approach, The Palgrave Handbook of Global Citizenship and Education, and Contemplating Historical Consciousness: Notes from the Field. Dr. Peck regularly works with teachers at the provincial, national, and international level and serves as a consultant on numerous boards and advisory groups for history and civic organizations. She has consulted on curriculum development across Canada, including in Alberta beginning in 2007. Strongly committed to social justice education, Dr. Peck has always sought ways to engage students of all ages in discussions about how to make the world a more equitable and just place to live. She views a solid grounding in history and historical inquiry as foundational to these discussions. Before Dr. Peck found her way to academia, she was an elementary school teacher in New Brunswick. 

Sarah Elaine Eaton, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Werklund School of Education, and the inaugural Educational Leader in Residence, Academic Integrity, Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, University of Calgary, Canada. In 2020 the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE) conferred their prestigious Research Award on Dr. Eaton for her scholarly contributions on academic integrity in Canadian higher education. Dr. Eaton serves on the global Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Council and is a member of the European Network for  Academic Integrity (ENAI) Policy Working Group. Dr. Eaton’s peer-reviewed scholarly articles can be found in the British Educational Research Journal, Educational Policy, the Journal of Academic Ethics, among other places. She is the editor of the International Journal for Educational Integrity (BMC Springer Nature). She is the author of Plagiarism in Higher Education: Tackling Tough Topics in Academic Integrity (ABC Clio). Her next book, Academic Integrity in Canada (Eaton & Christensen Hughes, eds.), is slated for publication in late 2021. This latest volume will be the first to launch a new international book series with Springer, Ethics and Integrity in Educational Contexts, for which Eaton has been appointed series editor.

Angela Grace, PhD, is a Registered Psychologist and national eating disorder prevention specialist. Dr. Grace began her educational career with a B.F.A./B.Ed. and taught grade one and elementary music in Southern Alberta. After a group of her grade one students started a “Diet Club” to lose weight, she recognized the limits of her teacher training in youth wellness and pursued an M.Ed. degree at the University of Lethbridge to become a Registered Psychologist. After several years in private practice, she sought to obtain a Ph.D. in Educational Studies in Psychology at the University of Calgary with a focus on youth health and wellness and eating disorder/obesity prevention in schools. Since graduating, Dr. Grace helped to design a course on Comprehensive School Health at the University of Calgary, and continues to be a sessional instructor at varied universities. She has taught courses on Comprehensive School Health, Child Development, and Ethics. Dr. Grace is a regular speaker at ATA Teacher Conventions training teachers on trauma-informed approaches to teaching, Comprehensive School Health, eating disorder prevention in schools, and social justice. Dr. Grace is a clinical advisor to the Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta, has coordinated Eating Disorders Awareness Week in Calgary, and facilitates support groups.  She recently facilitated a provincial workshop for the Psychologist’s Association of Alberta on addressing weight-related issues in healthcare. Dr. Grace was named a 2019 Enlightened Speaker for the CAP/PAA annual conference, and has the honour of being a 2021 University of Lethbridge Distinguished Alumni. She has written articles and book chapters about the importance of eating disorder prevention in schools and eating disorders as a social justice issue. Dr. Grace was an invited professional in the community focus groups to review and develop the 2018 Wellness Curriculum and was later invited to review the entire curriculum from an inclusive and cross-curricular perspective of health and wellness and inclusion. She currently has a private counselling practice in Calgary and is working on her first book.