As my CV illustrates, my research focus for much of my career has centred around teaching and learning, particularly with the respect to the history of courses on national literatures at the post-secondary level. More recently, my conference presentations have focused on educational development, though I continue to write and publish about literature.


Sanctioned Ignorance: the politics of knowledge production and the teaching of the literatures of Canada (U of Alberta Press 2013)

Winner of the 2013 Gabrielle Roy Prize (English) for best work of Canadian literary criticism published in English.

Sanctioned ignorance

Sanctioned Ignorance examines in both practical and theoretical terms how department structures, course structures, and the history of institutions and academic fields profoundly shape the types of knowledge that we work to produce in the classroom.


Recent book chapters:

“‘steel on water frozen calm’: the poetry of hockey in Richard Harrison’s Hero of the Play.” Writing the Body in Motion. Eds. Angie Abdou and Jamie Dopp. Athabasca University Press, 2018.* 

“‘Open the door to the roaring darkness’: the enigma of Terry Sawchuk in Randall Maggs’ Night Work: The Sawchuk Poems.” Writing the Body in Motion. Eds. Angie Abdou and Jamie Dopp. Athabasca University Press, 2018..*

La force d’y croire: The Literary Battles of Georges Laraque.” The Same, but Different: Hockey in Quebec. Eds. Andrew Holman and Jason Blake. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017. 209-236.

Publish (Openly) or Perish: reinventing academic publishing in the wake of the University’s collapse.” Alternative Futures to What We Now Call Publishing. Edmonton: Book Publishers Association of Alberta. June 2012. 


Recent conference presentations:


“Conversations about Decolonizing Academic Integrity.” Co-presenters C. Shaun Longstreet and Carolyn Ives. Canadian Symposium on Academic Integrity. Online. June 22-23, 2021.

“Rogue book club: A pandemic story with a happy(ish) ending.” Co-presenters Carolyn Ives, Lenora Lemay, Laurie Prange-Martin, and Erin Whitteck. Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE). Online. May 30-June 1, 2021.

“Global Faculty Development: 5 Countries, 11 Campuses and Why it Matters for Everyone.” Plenary Address. Co-presenters C. Shaun Longstreet, Carolyn Ives, and Lobna S. Sorour. 45th Annual POD Network Conference. Online. November 10-13, 2020.

“Small course design: Incremental course revision to support student learning.” Co-presenter Carolyn Ives. 44th Annual POD Network Conference. Pittsburgh, PA. November 13-17, 2019.

“Using unconferences to build community and provide responsive faculty development.” Carolyn Ives, Paul Martin, & Marie Bartlett.  Poster presentation. 44th Annual POD Network Conference. Pittsburgh, PA. November 13-17, 2019.

“Teaching for learning or teaching for grades?” Co-presenter Carolyn Ives. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Annual Conference, Winnipeg, MB. June 10, 2019

“Putting the “active” in active learning to foster classroom community and improve student learning.” Co-presenter Carolyn Ives and John Churchley. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Annual Conference, Winnipeg, MB. June 10, 2019

“Intentional Evidencing within multiple stakeholders’ goals: Evaluating what matters for our centre’s identity, our institutional needs, and our ED souls.” Co-presenters Carolyn Ives and Carolyn Hoessler. Webinar presented at the Educational Developers Caucus Conference, online. February 20, 2019.

“Co-Creating Community in and Out of the Classroom: The Mind-Body Connection.” Co-presenters Carolyn Ives and Daniel Braun. 43rd Annual POD Network Conference. Portland, Oregon, November 25-29, 2018.

“The Unworkshop: Addressing What Matters Most to Faculty.” Co-presenters Carolyn Ives and Daniel Braun. 42nd Annual POD Network Conference. Montreal, October 25-29, 2017.

“Learning by Doing: Modelling the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) for Faculty Fellows by Researching the Impact of Lecture Capture/Annotation Software on Student Perceptions of Learning.” Carolyn Ives, Laurie Osbaldeston, Sarah Flynn, and Paul Martin. Poster presentation. ISSOTL 2017. Calgary, Alberta. October 13, 2017.

“The Unworkshop: a Gateway for Responsive Faculty Development and Student Learning.” Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Annual Conference. Dalhousie University, June 19-24, 2017.

“First Day Boot Camp Show and Tell: How We Moved Beyond Discussing the Syllabus.” Co-presenters Carolyn Ives and Daniel Braun. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Annual Conference. Vancouver. June 16-19, 2015.

“Open Secrets: Building a Culture of Open Learning (and teaching) in Courses on the Literatures of Canada.” 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association des littératures canadiennes et québécoise/Association of Canadian and Québécois Literatures. University of Ottawa. May 30-June 2, 2015.

“place(s) where time and space have a different rhythm:” Hockey, freedom, and Confinement in Richard Wagamese’s Indian Horse. 31st Annual Conference of the Sport Literature Association. University College of the Rockies, Cranbrook, BC. June 25-28, 2014.

“The Disappearing 19th Century: English courses on the literatures of Canada 1997-98 to 2007-08. 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association des littératures canadiennes et québécoise/Association of Canadian and Québécois Literatures. Brock University. May 24-26, 2014.

“Fraying the Edges: Changing the Fabric of the Institution One Faculty Member at a Time.” Co-presented with Carolyn Ives. Educational Developers Caucus Annual Conference. University of Calgary. February 19-21, 2014.

“The Last Best West: Lessons from the Pioneer Days of Teaching (and Selling) the Literatures of Canada Online.” 2013 Annual Meeting of the Association des littératures canadiennes et québécoise/Association of Canadian and Québécois Literatures. University of Victoria. June 1-4, 2013.

“Surfing the Waves of Disruption: faculty development in the age of the open, online course.” On the Verge: Debating the Future of University Teaching. Seventh Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning. University of Windsor. May 1-2, 2013.

“The game is like family…”: Hockey, haunting, and the family farm in Jeff Lemire’s Ghost Stories.” 2012 Conference
of the
National Popular Culture & American Culture Association. Boston, MA. April 11-14, 2012

“Worrying about resistance is futile, or, if certain people are complaining there is a good chance you are doing something right: social media as a disruptive force in Canadian Studies.” 21st Association of Canadian Studies in the United States Biennial Conference. Ottawa. November 16-21, 2011.


“Pop Goes the Textbook: Reflections on the role of pop culture topics (like hockey) and forms (like the comic book) in university curricula. Co-presented with Richard Harrison. 2011 Centennial Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Banff, AB. November 10-12, 2011.

“’The Lonely End of the Rink’: Borders in Canadian Fiction and Poetry on Hockey.” Hockey on the Border: An International Scholarly Conference. Buffalo, NY. June 3-5, 2010

“The End(s) of ‘Canadian Literature.’” Reasserting the National? Questioning Origin(al)s in Canada. University of Toronto. May 14-15, 2010.