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 Malik,Amjad

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Associate Professor 
Kenanow Bachelor of Education
Faculty of Education 
University College of the North
 
Education
 
BGS, B.Sc. (Hons.), B.Ed., M.Sc. (Hons.), M.Ed., C.A.E., Ph.D
 
Profile
 
At the University College of the North, he is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education (Kenanow Bachelor of Education Program) and the Faculty of Arts and Science. At Brandon University, he is a full member of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and an adjunct professor in the Department of Biology (Faculty of Science) and the Department of Graduate Studies (Faculty of Education). He belongs to several professional organizations / associations which keep him updated with the latest research and findings in science and mathematics education.
 
He has more than twenty years’ experience in preparing, implementing and monitoring educational and training programs (Curriculum and Instructions) for the mature students in rural communities in the developing and developed countries. Amjad has coordinated numerous national and international projects including projects sponsored by the World Bank (WB), International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC).He has experience in working with students in a multicultural setting at the secondary and post-secondary levels include teaching at Dauphin Regional Comprehensive Secondary School (DRCSS), Ste. Rose High School at Ste. Rose du Lac, Brandon Adult Learning Center (BALC), Program for Education of Native Teachers (PENT) and at various Brandon University Northern Teacher Education Program (BUNTEP) centers in the northern communities of Manitoba. He has been teaching Biology I (Cells, Genetics and Evolution) and General Ecology (courses of Biology departments) in addition to methods and curriculum/content courses in mathematics and science education at various BUNTEP centers. He has had the opportunity to teach similar courses for PENT on a regular basis.
 
He possesses a sound knowledge of gender equality and educational institutions, their standards and cultures including institutions in the developing countries. To keep abreast with the latest teaching pedagogy in mathematics and science education, he has enrolled in a second Ph.D in science education program at the University of Manitoba. He is a member of various professional organizations/ associations which keep him updated with the latest research developments in the areas of mathematics and science education.
Amjad is also a member of different committees at the faculty, university, provincial and national levels. He has been a member of the Admissions Committee in the Faculty of Education and currently, he is member of Faculty of Education Graduate Studies Committee (FEGSC) and the Faculty of Education’s representative to the Faculty of Science Council. He has served as a judge in Western Manitoba Science Fairs on an annual basis. He is a certified coach and referee for soccer and cricket; he has been serving Brandon and surrounding communities by promoting healthy activities since 1998. He has been the student representative for The Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) at Brandon University. Internationally, He has been involved in the development of a teacher training program and the certification process for the Federal College of Education, Islamabad, Pakistan. He has been volunteering to recruit international students from South Asia and the Middle East for Brandon University in undergraduate and graduate programs. Such activities clearly demonstrate that he has been involved with the community services on an ongoing basis.  Due to his background in science and mathematics education, he is making efforts to build a positive partnership between the University College of The North (UCN) and the Northern communities for the promotion of scientific literacy and numeracy.
 
Currently, he is involved in the Science Ambassador program (jointly offered by the University of Saskatchewan, Kelsey School Division and UCN) to promotion science and build meaningful connections between the science students with rural and remote Aboriginal community schools and to support creative and culturally-relevant science teaching and learning. Science Ambassadors work alongside teachers to present hands-on science activities, facilitate class discussions and mentor students exploring possibilities for careers and continuing education
 
 Experience
 
Associate Professor
Faculty of Education, University College of the North, Thompson, MB
The Kenanow Bachelor of Education Program (July, 2012 –  Present)

Assistant Professor – Travelling Professor
Faculty of Education, Brandon University (BUNTEP) Brandon, MB
Department of Teacher Education (BUNTEP) (2007 – June, 2012)
Department of Graduate Studies (BUNTEP) (2007 – Present)
Department of Curriculum and Instruction Math / Science (BUNTEP) (2006-2007)

Science and Mathematics Teacher (Senior Years)
Turtle River S.D. , McCreary MB
Ste. Rose High School, Ste. Rose du Lac, MB 2005-2006

Assistant Professor – Travelling Professor
Faculty of Education, Brandon University (BUNTEP) Brandon, MB
Department of Curriculum and Instruction Math / Science (BUNTEP) (2004-2005)

Science and Mathematics Teacher (Senior Years)
Dauphin Regional Comprehensive Secondary School, Dauphin, MB 2004
Sessional Instructor (Department of Religion ,BUNTEP, and PENT)
Faculty of Education, Brandon University (BUNTEP), Brandon, MB 2002-2004 Fall

Instructor and Tutor (Mathematics & Science)
Brandon Adult Learning Centre (BALC) Brandon, MB 2002-2004
(Now Brandon Adult Collegiate)

Research Associate (Efficacy)
AG-QUEST INC. An Independent Research Inc. Minto, MB April 1998-October 1999

Agriculture Extension Department, Government of the Punjab Pakistan
Agriculture Training Officer 1993-1997
Research and Technical Officer 1990-1993
Farm Manager – Misriot Farms 1987-1990
Agricultural Extension Officer 1985-1987
 
Courses Taught
 
Department of Teacher Education
01:361 The Professional Teacher (EY-MY)
01:362 The Professional Teacher (MY-SY)
03:351 Instructional Methods (EY-MY)
03:354 Science Methods (MY)
03.355 Understanding the Science Curriculum
03:366 Mathematics Methods (MY)
03:367 Understanding the Mathematics Curriculum
03:363 Curriculum as Cultural Transmission (EY-MY)
03:455 Environmental Science Methods
04:353 Evaluation and Assessment (EY-MY)

Department of Graduate Studies
04.714 Educational Research Methods
 
Department of Religion
82:266 Islam

Biology Department
15:162 Cells, Genetics and Evolution
15:163 Biodiversity, Functions and Interactions
15:263 Plant Science
15:273 General Ecology
15:481 Plant Physiology
15:160 Natural Resources and Primary Agricultural Production
15:168 Production, Distribution and Utilization of Agricultural Production

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
62:090 Basic Mathematics
62:091 Core Mathematics
62:150 Mathematics 100
62:152 Contemporary Mathematics
62:171 Introduction to Statistics

Department of Physical Education
05:151 Soccer
05:194 Active for Life
05:266 Intro to Physical Education
05:370 Health Education
05:181 Modified Team and Low Organization Games
 
 Areas of Research Interest (Initiatives)
  •  Aboriginal science
  • Cross-cultural comparative studies (national and international)
  • Environmental science  and Environmental mathematics
  • Teachers’ education and science content knowledge
  • Mathematics for Aboriginal and minority students (future challenges)
  • Kitchen gardening in Aboriginal communities (health initiatives)
  • Quantitative and mixed methods of research in education
  • Effects of video gaming and texting on student performance
Research Papers and Publications
  • Terry, M., Malik, A., Sinclair, D., Fines, C., & Terry, S. (2014). Factors that affect academic performance in grade nine: Focus on video games. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IJHSS), 4(10).
  • Malik, A., Hassan, A., Kayani, N., Hussain, S., Ahmed, Z., & Malik, S. (2013) Recruitment of teachers in Punjab, Pakistan: A qualitative study to explore policies and procedures. BU Journal of Graduate Studies in Education, 5(2).
  • Akram, A., Khan, A. I., Awan, S. F., Rehman, A., Ahmad, F., Malik, A., & Rao, S. (2012). Genetic diversity in Indian sub-continental landrace cultivars of the genus Triticum L. African Journal of Biotechnology.
  • Binda-Moir, N., & Malik, A. (2011). Empowerment and motivation of young Aboriginal mathematics and science students in Canada. BU Journal of Graduate Studies in Education, 3(2), 13-17.
  • Kirk, J., & Malik, A. (2011). A Project Report entitled: “Retention of School Administrators and Principal In the Northern School Divisions” sponsored and funded by the Brandon University Centre for Aboriginal and Rural Studies (BUCARE) at Brandon University, Brandon and The Manitoba Council for Leadership in Education (MCLE).
  • Malik, A., Hassan, F., Waheed, A., Qadir, G., & Asghar, R. (2006). Interactive effects of irrigation and phosphorous on greengram (Vigna radiata L). Pakistan Journal of Botany, 38(4).
  • Malik, A., Bisht, V. S., Rourke, D. R. S. & Doell, R. (1998). Efficacy of split application of Ronilan for sclerotinia (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum) control in canola. In: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Ed.), Pest management research report, 1998 growing season, pp. 340-341. Guelph, ON: Editor
  • Bisht, V.S., Malik, A., Rourke, D. R. S. & Doell, R. (1998). Comparison of Prochloraz 450 EW and Prochloraz 450 EC for control of sclerotinia stem rot (Sclerotinia sclerotiorium (Lib) De Bary) in canola. In: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Ed.), Pest management research report, 1998 growing season, pp. 334-335. Guelph, ON: Editor.
  • Sarfraz, A., Ashraf, A. H., Naz, S. Y., & Ali, M. (1993). Ammonium chloride as a nitrogen fertilizer for crops. Journal of Animal and Plant Science (JAPS), 3(1-2), 30-31.
  • Ashraf, A. H., Jafar, M., Akhtar M., Sahi, F., & Sajid, A. A. (1992). Interactive relationship of two wheat genotypes and NPK application under late sown conditions. Journal of Animal and Plant Science (JAPS), 2(3-4), 133-135.
  • Ashraf, A. H., Ahmad S., & Jafar M. (1992). Effect of NPK applications on protein and phosphorus contents of wheat grain. Journal of Animal and Plant Science (JAPS), 2(1-2), 57-58.
Graduate Research & Thesis  
  • Ashraf, A. H. (1997). Interactive effects of irrigation and phosphorous on green gram (Vigna radiata L). Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
  • Ashraf, A. H. (1986). Interactive relationship of two wheat genotypes and NPK application under late sown conditions. Unpublished M.Sc. (Hons) thesis, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
Conference Presentations
  • Malik, A., & Anderson, A. (2015, February). Student achievement in mathematics in the Early/Middle Years stream. Presentation at the committee that advises the Minister of Education on matters of Teacher Certification and Teacher Education. Teacher Education and Certification Committee (TECC). Professional Certification and Student Records Unit, Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning. Manitoba Teacher Society, Winnipeg, MB.
  • Malik, A., Rajendran, M., Harrington, D., & Cook, K. (2015, March). Teaching science in the north. Paper accepted for presentation at the meeting of the Manitoba Educational Research Network (MERN) Forum on “MERN North 2015” University College of the North, Thompson, MB.
  • Malik, A. (2015, March). Recruitment of teachers in Punjab, Pakistan: A qualitative study to explore policies and procedures. Paper accepted for presentation at the meeting of the Manitoba Educational Research Network (MERN) Forum on “MERN North 2015” University College of the North, Thompson, MB.
  • Breemersch, L., Bignell, M., Smeltzer, D. & Malik, A., (2015, March). Incorporating traditional elders in teaching science and mathematics in northern schools. Paper accepted for presentation at the meeting of the Manitoba Educational Research Network (MERN) Forum on “MERN North 2015” University College of the North, Thompson, MB.
  • Malik, A. (2014, November). Recruitment of teachers in Punjab, Pakistan: A qualitative study to explore policies and procedures. Presentation at the meeting of the Manitoba Educational Research Network (MERN) Forum on “Education for All,” Brandon, MB.
  • Terry, M. &  Malik, A. (2014, November). Factors that affect academic performance in grade 9: Focus on video games. Presentation at the meeting of the Manitoba Educational Research Network (MERN) Fall Forum, Brandon, MB.
  • Malik, A., & Friesen, K. (2013, February). Speaking to the heart”: Engaging culturally diverse learners through their life experiences. Presentation at the WestCAST – 2013 Conference, Prince George, BC.
  • Terry, M., &  Malik, A. (2013, May). The correlations between playing video games and academic performance and peer relations in grade nine. Paper presented at the 41st CSSE Annual Conference, Victoria, BC. Retrieved from http://ocs.sfu.ca/fedcan/index.php/csse2013/csse2013/paper/view/6085
  • Malik, A., White, R. & Birch, V. (2012, March). making math and science topics enticing for Aboriginal students – First-hand experience. Presentation at the meeting of the Manitoba Educational Research Network (MERN) Forum on “Emergent Trends in Science and Mathematics Education,” Winnipeg, MB.
  • Malik, A. (2011, October). Quantitative inquiry. Presentation at the Graduate Student Research Colloquium on “Mixed Methodologies in Action Research,” Brandon, MB.
  • Malik, A. (2010). “Retention of School Administrators and Principal In the Northern School Divisions.” Presented at the meeting of the Manitoba Educational Research Network (MERN) conference on the Rural Education, Thompson, MB.
  • Malik, A., Margetts, S. & Cockerline, G. (2009, August 31-September 4) “Sioux Valley Professional Development Institute. Science and Mathematics concept mapping, with assessment in mind. Science and mathematics lesson planning, with “roving” assistance regarding assessment tools/strategies.
  • Malik, A., Brown, C., and Pedan, S. (2009). “Culturally Relevant Teaching” A Workshop presented in a Professional Development session with teacher candidates at Brandon University, Brandon Manitoba.
  • Storie, J. Murdock, N., Malik, A. & Dumas, D. (2008, November). Fisher River Cree Nation ”Enhancement year program” study: Year 1 – Exploring answers. Paper presented at the meeting of the Manitoba Educational Research Network (MERN) conference on the Success for Aboriginal Students: What Works, Brandon, MB.
  • Malik, A., & Lall, M. (2007, February). Context in Teacher Training: Cultural Awareness and the Need For Effective Instructional Practice in classrooms. Paper presented at the meeting of the Western Canadian Association for Student Teaching (WESTCAST) conference on the Learning to Teach, Teaching Learning, Winnipeg, MB.
  • Binda, K.P. & Malik, A. (2006, November). An Examination of Educational Problem as Perceived by Rural Educators”. Paper presented at the meeting of the Manitoba Educational Research Network (MERN) conference on the Rural Education, Brandon, MB.
  • Malik, A. (2005, May). Discussant at the Roundtable Papers presentation on the Training Agricultural Specialist in Adult Education at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CCSE), Lon
Research Projects
  •  Malik, A., & Terry, M. (2015-2017). Factors that affect academic performance in
  • grade nine. Quantitative research study is in the planning phase.
  • BU CARES. (2011-2016). Vital outcomes indicators for community engagement (VOICE)
  • for children and youth (2011-16). CURA project funded by SSHRC, $1,000,000. (I am a member of the research team. I am contributing to Theme #1 – “understanding the current context of community engagement including children and youth,” and I am the investigator for Activity #1 – “capacity building - community and individual.”)
  • Gross, I., & Malik, A. (2011). “Perceptions of Readiness-Experiences of First Year Bachelor of Education Students”. A thesis project will start in Sept 2011. Application for the grant of Ethics approval from BUREC has been submitted on April 4th, 2011.
  • Malik, A., Terry, M., & Sinclair, D. (2010-11). “Video Games Addition – Factors that Affect Academic Performance at the Grade 9 Level”. A project was started in September, 2010 in three high schools of Brandon School Division. This project is funded by Brandon University Centre for Aboriginal and Rural Studies (BUCARE) at Brandon University, Brandon MB
  • Kirk, J., & Malik, A. (2009). “Retention of School Administrators and Principal In the Northern School Divisions”. This project is funded by Brandon University Centre for Aboriginal and Rural Studies (BUCARE) at Brandon University, Brandon MB
  • Malik, A., Storie, J., Murdock, N. & Dumes D. (2008, November). “Fisher River First Nation Transition Study”- A project under Brandon University Community Outreach Services. Paper presented at the meeting of the Manitoba Educational Research Network (MERN) conference on the Rural Education, Brandon, MB.
  • Sutherland, D., & Malik, A. (2007). “Exploring Culturally Relevant Science Instruction” – a research project involving both on and off-campus education students. This research is sponsored by Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Science Education at University of Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • “Moblile Science Resource Lab Project” – (NSERC Bus Project) sponsored by NSERC, Brandon University, Department of Education, Manitoba and Manitoba Education Research Network (MERN).
Peer Reviews By Invitation
  • Research paper proposals for the World Conference on Psychology and Sociology 2012-13, Istanbul, Turkey 
  • Research paper proposals for CSSE-CACS, 2008 to present
  • Planning Committee for presentations at the annual conference of the Canadian Society for the
  • Study of Education (CSSE) Conference, Vancouver, May 30-June 2, 2008
  • Research paper proposals for Science Education Research Group (SERG) for CSSE     
  • conference, 2007 to present
  • Journal articles for the Canadian Journal of Plant Science (CJPS), 2006 to present
  • Journal articles for the BU Journal of Graduate Studies in Education, 2008-2012, 2014 to present
  • Journal articles for The Journal of Manitoba First Nation Educational Research Centre, 2009 to present
  • Journal articles for the In education Journal, 2012 to present
Evaluation of the Ph.D Dissertations
  • 2012  Ph.D. dissertation for the Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, Pir Mehr Ali Shah, University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Thesis title: Effect of Agronomic Practices on the Yield and Quality of Rainfed Sorghum Forage.
  • 2011      Ph.D. dissertation for the Department of Education, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Science, Foundation University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Thesis title: Conceptualizing Abstract Chemical Concept with Level of Thought at Secondary School Level in Pakistan.   
  • 2010      Ph.D. dissertation for the Department of Education, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Science, Foundation University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Thesis title: A Comparative Study of the Nature of Difficulties and Factors Affecting the Learning of English by the Secondary School Students of Provincial and Federal Government Schools in N.W.F.P.  
  • 2007      Ph.D. dissertation for the Department of Education, Faculty of Advance Integrated Studies (AIS), National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad, Pakistan. Thesis title:  An Appraisal of Continuous Assessment and Evaluation System in Public Sector Schools of Punjab.   
  • 2006      Ph.D. dissertation for the Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Thesis title: Morpho-genetic Expression of Sunflower under Varied Temperature and Moisture Regimes in the Rainfed Area.
  • 2006 Ph.D. dissertation for the Department of Education, Faculty of Advance Integrated Studies (AIS), National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad, Pakistan: Thesis title: An appraisal of Continuous Assessment and Evaluation System in the Public Sector Schools of Punjab.
Supervision of M.Ed Thesis and Practicum 
  • 2011 M.Ed Thesis of a student is supervised for the Department of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Education, Brandon University, Brandon Manitoba. Canada: Thesis title: “Perceptions of Readiness-Experiences of First Year Bachelor of Education Students”. A thesis project will start in Sept 2011. Application for the grant of Ethics approval from BUREC has been submitted on April 4th, 2011.
  • 2008 M.Ed practicum of a student was supervised for the Department of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Education, Brandon University, Brandon Manitoba. Canada: Thesis title: Enhancement Year Program Study; Fisher River First Nation. The purpose of the study was to exam the impact of the Enhancement Year Program on students’ self-esteem, academics and attitudes towards studying. In addition, the success of students in their postsecondary was the main focus of stud
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