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Sean Park

Program Manager, Learning and Curriculum Development

Transformative education has been Sean Park’s core passion for many years. First as a student and later as a researcher and instructor, Sean spent eight years in an inquiry-based learning environment at McMaster University, discovering how students and ideas can flourish. He was part of the bachelor of health sciences program team that won local and national awards for its contributions to undergraduate education.

After dropping out of law school, Sean immersed himself in complexity thinking and mindfulness, developing them as vehicles for personal and social change. He worked as a researcher in several areas—including the transformation of higher education, economics education, community-based learning, and hunger and poverty—all of which showed him the importance of solid, grounded ideas in creating systems change. Sean went on to complete a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council–funded PhD in curriculum theory and implementation at Simon Fraser University, where he studied contemplative and arts-based education as vehicles for personal and group transformation, leadership development and creativity.

Sean has served as a faculty member in the Interdisciplinary Expressive Arts program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and is currently an instructor at McMaster University. He lives in his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario, with his wife and three-year old son.