Owen Lo

Associate Professor

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Great Supervisor Week Mentions

Each year graduate students are encouraged to give kudos to their supervisors through social media and our website as part of #GreatSupervisorWeek. Below are students who mentioned this supervisor since the initiative was started in 2017.


Dr. Lo is a #GreatSupervisor!   He is an active, kind and engaged mentor who provides truly constructive feedback, interesting learning and sharing opportunities, as well as academic, professional and moral support.  He is responsive to email and great about meeting in person.  I am very grateful for the opportunity to work together! 

Megan Chrostowski (2019)


Graduate Student Supervision

Master's Student Supervision

Theses completed in 2010 or later are listed below. Please note that there is a 6-12 month delay to add the latest theses.

Understanding academia's and educators' perception of arts-based research: using Superkids 2 documentary film as an example (2021)

Arts-based research (ABR) has started to become more mainstream in recent years, leading to theincreased adoption of documentaries by academics as a form of media-based research. Whiledocumentaries have intriguing potential to be utilized in research, there has been little research onhow documentaries can also be a powerful tool for disseminating research. This projectinvestigates the effectiveness, benefits, and challenges of constructing and disseminatingknowledge through a research-based documentary. Using the documentary film Superkids 2 as anexample, this study aims to explore academia’s and educators’ perception of arts-based researchand investigate any changes of perceptions of gifted education. Employing an experimentaldesign (i.e., one-shot case study), this study treated the screening of the Superkids 2 as anintervention. This study developed a survey to measure and develop a foundation forunderstanding academia’s perspective of arts-based research and examining the intervention’seffect after its implementation. Research participants included K-12 teachers, graduate students,and university researchers/lecturers/faculty members who participated in two major internationalconferences in gifted education. This study notes participants’ appreciation and desire to learnmore about arts-based research along with concerns in conducting arts-based research. Fundingand time are the main concerns about conducting arts-based research. The results contribute to theemployability of arts-based research and research-based documentaries, which can lead to moreprominent recognition of documentaries by the public. Findings also explore the changes inparticipants’ perception of gifted education.

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