December Winner - Heather Currie
Congratulations to Heather Currie, our December researcher!
Heather is a graduate student in the department of Education. Her recent qualitative research study, “Daughters of Single Fathers: Working as a Team”, looks at the experiences of daughters of single fathers in an urban setting.
A phenomenological approach was used to look at the attributes, challenges, and needs facing daughters of single fathers. Data was gathered through in-depth interviews and later analyzed for emerging themes. Heather’s personal experience being raised by her father, for a majority of her life, motivated this research.
Heather received her BA from Ryerson University in Early Childhood Education. She further completed her BEd at Wilfrid Laurier, with a focus on primary education. Aside from her research interest in family dynamics, she is also interested in early learning, specifically within the Kindergarten environment.
Heather would like to extend her gratitude to Dr. Steve Sider, from the department of Education, for his support and contribution to this research study.