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Adam Vincent

Adam Vincent

Sessional Instructor


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Adam has been involved in post-secondary education for over 10 years. He has experiences ranging from working in an Office of the Registrar, to working as faculty in an academic support and development context (at KPU’s Learning Centre, akin to UFV’s Academic Success Centre) to years of post-secondary classroom teaching and training in the Lower Mainland. In addition to teaching classes in Communications, Adam has also taught in the areas of educational theory, educational transitions (UNIV 101), literacy assessments and learning strategies (CSM).

In addition to his work in education, Adam has experiences and interests in poetry, music (as a former music promoter) and the publishing industry.


  • Ph.D., Language and Literacy Education (UBC, 2021)
  • M.A., Language and Literacy Education (UBC, 2015)
  • B.A., English/Creative Writing (KPU, 2009)

Research Interests

Adam’s research surrounds the use of poetry, and other creative mediums, to generate and mobilize knowledge. His particular interest is in Poetic Inquiry, a method/tool which uses poetry in data collection, data analysis or data dissemination. He is currently writing his doctoral dissertation around the theme of research and scholarship which uses poetry in a Canadian context (its uses, impacts and potential in academic and non-academic contexts).


Vincent, A. (June, 2019). Something to chew on: A rumination on the “history” of Poetic Inquiry. Presentation at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) Conference, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.


Vincent, A. (June, 2019). Poetic Limn of Leggo. Presentation at the Canadian Association of Curriculum Studies (CACS) pre-conference at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.


Vincent, A. (May, 2019). Trapped by technical titles: What is Poetic Inquiry (or whatever you call it) and how can you use it?. Presentation at the Language and Literacy Graduate Conference, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.


Vincent, A. (April, 2019). Teaching dynamically: Using creative approaches to (further) engage students. Presentation at the Teaching, Learning, Scholarship & Research Symposium, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey, BC, Canada.


Vincent, A. (December, 2018). Adapting to UDL: Using multi-modality and creativity to move towards universality. Presentation at the Learning Strategists Association of Canada Pacific Regional Conference, Simon Fraser University, Surrey, BC, Canada.


Vincent, A. (2021). (Un)seen undulation: Reflecting on the ripples made by artist-teachers and researchers. McGill Journal of Education / Revue Des Sciences De l’éducation De McGill, 55(3). Retrieved from


Vincent, A. (2020) Poem as literature review: Poetic rumination on the history of Poetic Inquiry. Transformative Dialogues, 13 (2).


Vincent, A. (2020). The poetry of fieldnotes. In Burkholder, C., & Thompson, J. (Eds.). Fieldnotes in qualitative education and social science research: Approaches, practices, and ethical considerations. London: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780429275821-12 3


Vincent, A. (2020). I was there, they were there: A poetic rumination of familial history, place and the concept of self. In Lyle, E. (Ed.), Identity Landscapes. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill | Sense. doi:


Vincent, A. (2018). Is there a definition? Ruminating on poetic inquiry, strawberries and the continued growth of the field. Art/Research International: A Transdisciplinary Journal, 3(2), 48-76. doi:10.18432/ari29356


Vincent, A. (2017). Book review: Teaching reflective learning in higher education. Transformative Dialogues, 9 (3), 1-3.


Vincent, A. (2016). Book review: From bricolage to Metissage. Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies, 14 (1), 212-16.

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