top of page

RISE Research Lab

Our lab’s mission is to conduct research to guide efforts to support the psychological health and resilience of those in the education sector.


We know that by supporting education sector employees, we also support students and the renewal of healthy schools and workplaces.

RISE Research Lab logo- a pencil replaces the "i" in RISE, and a circle around the logo says "Resilience, Innovation, and Support for Educators"
In class
School Bus

New + Noted from RISE

It's OK to Be OK, Too

Learn more about toxic positivity, resilience, and optimism in infographic form here.

Correlates of Teacher Cynicism During COVID-19

Learn more about cynicism, depersonalization, and attitudes toward change in infographic form here.

We were featured on a podcast!

Listen to the episode What do a boat and a puzzle have to do with teacher burnout during COVID-19 here

Anchor 1
RISE Research Lab logo with a pencil replacing the "i" in RISE.


Our research has been shared widely in many peer-reviewed publications, including the International Journal of Educational Research, the McGill Journal of Education, and The Journal of Teaching and Learning.

Our work has also been published in professional journals, shared at conferences and in a podcast, and covered by several news media outlets. For links to our work, click here, or check out the Publications tab.

Accessibility Statement

The RISE Research Lab is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of circumstance and ability. We aim to adhere as closely as possible to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0, Level AA), published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). We are also guided by the Accessible Canada Act. These guidelines explain how to make Web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly to everyone. While the RISE Research Lab strives to adhere to the guidelines and standards for accessibility, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website and we are currently working to achieve this. Be aware that due to the dynamic nature of the website, minor issues may occasionally occur as it is updated regularly. We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall web accessibility. If you have any comments and or suggestions relating to improving the accessibility of our site, please don't hesitate to contact Laura Sokal by email at Your feedback will help us make improvements.

A logo for the University of Winnipeg, which links to their website.

Proudly supported by...

A logo for "Well at Work", an EdCan program, which links to their website.
bottom of page