Dr. Ardra Cole
(PhD Coordinator (MSVU) Inter-university Doctoral Program in Educational Studies)

Office: Seton 569
Phone: (902) 457-6193
Fax: (902) 457-4911
E-mail: Ardra.Cole@msvu.ca

Research and Teaching Areas:

  • Arts-informed Research Methodologies
  • Qualitative Research Methodologies
  • Community Education and Development through the Arts
  • Arts in Adult Education Research
  • Ageing and Lifelong Learning
  • Older Adult-Canine Relationships

My earlier research in the area of caregiving and Alzheimer’s disease inspired me to create a national charity called ElderDog Canada (www.elderdog.ca) to support the relationship between older adults and their dogs. This work forms the basis for my current research and community practice.