Pauline Sameshima is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Arts Integrated Studies at Lakehead University, Ontario, Canada. Her direct area of focus is the development of creative capacity. She is a curriculum theorist who works across the science and humanities fields on large research projects with a particular interest in mobilizing research, learning across broad audiences, and innovating university-community learning collaborations.
Through the Arts Integrated Research (AIR) Lab at Lakehead University, and as a curator, Dr. Sameshima works with researchers from across Canada and internationally to advance arts integrated research as a significant pedagogical research practice to support innovative interdisciplinary research.
Pauline's background includes elementary public school teaching, administration, and pre-service teacher education. Her professional interests include community-based research and arts integrated studies through the lenses of curriculum theory, cultural studies, reparative pedagogies, contemplative inquiry, feminist studies, social justice, applied health sciences, and sustainability. Pauline is certified in SomaYoga instruction (RYT 500) and Level 1 Yoga Therapy (International SomaYoga Institute); Research Partner of the Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research (CRaNHR); and Research Affiliate of the Centre for Education and Research on Aging & Health (CERAH).