Siobhán Rachel Mcphee

Siobhán Rachel Mcphee
University of British Columbia - Vancouver | UBC · Department of Geography

BA, MPhil, MSc, PhD

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Introduction
Siobhán Rachel Mcphee currently works at the Department of Geography , University of British Columbia - Vancouver. Siobhán does research in Labour Economics, Curriculum Theory and Educational Leadership. Their current project is 'Blended learning, internationalizing pedagogy and active learning'.
Additional affiliations
July 2013 - present
University of British Columbia - Vancouver
Position
  • Faculty Member
September 2008 - June 2013
University College Dublin
Position
  • Occasional lecturer and PhD student
Description
  • I completed my PhD at UCD under an Ad Astra scholarship during which time I was a teaching assistant as well as an occasional lecturer. Upon completing my PhD in August 2012, I remained at UCD for the academic year until June 2013 teaching on two courses.
November 2005 - June 2007
University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Position
  • Research Associate
Description
  • Research on issues related to migration in and from Bangladesh. I was focused particularly on labour migration. I was also in charge of a remittances project funded by DFID and the Bangladesh Central Bank.

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Publications (18)
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Critique can be defined as disciplinary feedback, analysis, or assessment provided to an individual or within a group, be it a classroom or a team. At a fundamental level, it is an exchange of ideas, impressions, evaluations, opinions, reflections, judgments, speculations, or suggestions to oneself or between two or more participants in a defined c...
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This paper presents findings and remote reaching recommendations based on Canadian student survey data collected under COVID-19. The anonymous online survey was conducted in April 2020 at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Highlight of survey findings include: p3-4 The majority of students felt supported by their instructors d...
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The extent of how mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, are seamlessly incorporated into the personal day-to-day life is not often considered by University instructors. Unfocused incorporation of mobile technologies into the classroom can de-emphasize intended learning objectives if students struggle to use the technology itself or by ac...
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Across the world, university students and faculty shifted to emergency remote teaching and learning with little warning in March, 2020. To better understand successful situations and challenges to student well-being during emergency remote education, we report findings from an online survey that was shared widely with UBC students in April, 2020. T...
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Experiential learning enables students to bridge their learned skills and their professional life after university. Emphasizing the value of a social science degree, we argue that undergraduate students do not lack transferable skills, but rather they lack the realization of and confidence in applying these skills. Through a community-based field c...
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While the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) continues to transform learning, international migration and the increasing complexity of intercultural exchange and communication continue to do so as well. In this paper, we connect the dots and ask how ICTs can be used to enhance the learning experiences of international students...
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The city has become the context for a dialectical relationship not only between the global and the local but also between migrants and the host society. Whilst there is considerable work on migrant integration, integration is rarely examined from the perspective of the workplace, or from a geographic perspective, which problematizes the spatiality...
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Learning a second or other language has been closely associated with English for functional purposes for many decades. In a global context, English is perceived as a necessity for anyone wanting to progress in a career especially at the international level. However, in recent years with the shifting focus and locus of the worlds of business and fin...
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Ireland’s economic growth (1992–2007) was fuelled by availability of capital, but also through access to cheap flexible labour. This article attempts to provide evidence that the Irish state played a central role in facilitating and shaping labour supply, a role that has resulted in the clustering of non-Irish workers in particular sectors of the l...
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This first year Geography textbook takes a holistic approach to Geography by incorporating elements of physical, human and regional geography, as well as bringing in methods and perspectives from spatial information science.. This textbook applies a fundamental geographical approach to understanding our globally changing world by looking at local p...
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One factor which contributed to Ireland's economic growth during the ‘Celtic Tiger’ era was access to a cheap flexible labour supply. The Irish state played a central role in facilitating and shaping this labour supply, through its formulation of immigration policies and its role in influencing labour market structure, thereby influencing the natur...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to analyse the role of employers as “institutional” factors in the creation of segmentation in the labour market. Industrial structure defines segments of the labour market (the employer) based on the nature of demand, and with the impact on the individual workers or groups based on their personal characteristic...
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Islam is a minority religion in Europe; however, the number of Muslims is rapidly increasing and with this increase comes the issue of Muslim identity and what it means to a 'new look' Europe. Muslims like people in other religious groups come from different nationalities, social backgrounds and economic levels. Yet in countries across Europe, Musl...

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All students embark on their university journey with own cultural learning preferences whether they come from an international context or a local Canadian learning background. The key difference is that North American universities have tended to cater to a Western student audience, and models of teaching and learning have been designed with this view. With interested internationalization of the student body, there is an increased acknowledgment of the need to internationalize the curriculum both in terms of content but also in how it is delivered. To achieve this, there needs to be an engagement with students’ cultural learning preferences as a dialectical process.