Jason is a Research and Evaluation Associate in CUP, and a member of the University of Alberta Speakers’ Bureau. Jason provides evaluation and consulting services for many diverse groups both on and off campus and, over the past decade, has facilitated numerous focus groups and evaluations. In addition to his consulting work, Jason also teaches courses on psychology, research methods, and statistics. Jason has a background in cognitive development and has extensive experience doing research related to the effective use of technology in education, the impact of media use on child development, and student engagement.
Rebecca is the associate director of the Community University Partnership of the Study of Children, Youth and Families (CUP), and leads the development of the Early Childhood Measurement and Evaluation portfolio as director of the Evaluation Capacity Network (ECN). Within this portfolio, she mentors research staff and students in conducting community-based research and evaluation projects, community consultation, and disseminating knowledge about early childhood research and measurement. Rebecca’s work is aimed at being responsive to the early childhood communities measurement needs by providing access to educational opportunities and resources. Rebecca’s current teaching and research focuses on community engagement, partnership development and sustainability, and is primarily in collaboration with early childhood stakeholders, immigrant, refugee and First Nation communities. Rebecca completed her PhD in Measurement, Evaluation, and Cognition through the Centre for Research in Applied Measurement and Evaluation (CRAME) at UpfA. Rebecca is a Registered Psychologist in the Province of Alberta, and provides consultation and individual assessment to school boards within Alberta.
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