Dr. Sylvia Moore

Assistant ProfessorDr. Sylvia Moore

Labrador Institute of Memorial University
P. O. Box 490, Station B
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL
A0P 1E0

Office: Room 111, College of the North Atlantic, HV-GB Campus
Tel: (709) 896-6395
Fax: (709) 896-2970

Email: sylvia.moore@mun.ca

B.A., Psychology, University of Manitoba, 1985
B.Ed., University of Toronto, 1990
M.A., Counselling Psychology, Norwich University, 1996
M.Ed., Curriculum, University of Toronto, 2001
M.Ed., Literacy, Mount Saint Vincent University, 2002
Ph.D., Social, cultural, and political contexts of education; focus on Aboriginal education. Dissertation title: “Trickster chases the tale of education,” 2011.


Sylvia Moore, Ph.D., is an educator, mental health professional, and assistant professor jointly appointed to the School of Arctic and Subarctic Studies and the Faculty of Education, Memorial University. She is based at the Labrador Institute but her Mi’kmaw family’s roots are in southwestern Nova Scotia.

Sylvia is the former faculty lead for Memorial’s teacher education programs in Labrador. The Inuit Bachelor of Education (IBED) was an Inuit-specific pre-service program that infused Inuit culture, knowledge and values into the teacher education curriculum. The Labrador MEd cohort engaged both Indigenous and non-Indigenous teachers in critically examining curriculum and pedagogy through decolonizing and Indigenizing lenses. Through the partnership between Memorial University and Nunavut Arctic College, Sylvia mentors instructors in the Nunavut Teacher Education Program, and promotes culturally relevant pedagogies and curricula.

Her community-based research is in the areas of Indigenous-led education and decolonizing/Indigenizing education at all levels. In her role as the Atlantic Canada Research Co-lead for the National Centre for Collaboration in Indigenous Education, Sylvia has contributed to the establishment and growth of the organization. She is a member of the University of the Arctic's Thematic Network for Teacher Development, Diversity, and Social Justice. She presents and publishes on decolonizing pedagogies, Indigenous teacher education, land-based learning, language rejuvenation, Indigenous identity, and policies impacting inclusion in the Circumpolar North.

Sylvia sits on numerous university committees including those leading the Indigenization and decolonization of the academy.


Faculty of Education

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000