Dr. M. Lynn Aylward

Ph.D. Program Coordinator


School of Education
Box 57
Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia
B4P 2R6

Office: Seminary 203
Phone: (902) 585-1751
Fax: (902) 585-1071

Email: lynn.aylward@acadiau.ca

Office Hours:
Wednesdays 12:00-2:00pm and/or please call to book a time to chat

Education: B.Sc. (Dalhousie), B.Ed. (Acadia), M.Ed. (University of Toronto), Ph.D. (University of South Australia)

Research Interests:

  • Inclusive Schooling
  • Disability Studies in Education
  • Indigenous Education
  • Gender and Ruralities
  • Community/ Culture Based Schooling

Recent Publications:

Aylward, M.L. (2018) Book Review: Promising Practices in Indigenous Teacher Education., P. Whitinui, M. del Carmen Rodriguez de France & O. McIvor (Eds). ISBN 978-981-10-6399-2 Springer: Singapore.Teachers College Record ( December 6)

Aylward, M.L. & Bruce, C. (2018). Being Somebody: Inclusive Postsecondary Education Programs within a Disabilities Studies framework. In M.J. Harkins and S. Singer (Eds.) Educators on Diversity, Social Justice and Schooling. Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press pp. 329-344

Additional Information: 

Please visit the Interuniversity Doctoral Program website for information about pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational studies in Nova Scotia.

For teaching and learning resources related to Women and STEAM fields please visit the Hidden Figures site sponsored by WISE Acadia, created by talented B.Ed. Acadia graduates, and based on my work with Dr. Randy Newman on the WISE annual STEAM camps for girls

SSHRC Aid to Small Universities Grant (2014-17) A Study of the Challenges, Opportunities, and Resources in the Lives of Rural Adolescent Girls. Principal Investigator; Co-Applicants: Dr. Kelly Dye, Dr. Deborah Day http://www.resilientruralgirls.ca

In 2012 I started the Axcess Acadia Inclusive Post-secondary Education Program. In collaboration with Acadia and MSVU colleagues, the IPSE provincial model developed at Acadia  has expanded to the MountAbility Program at MSVU.