David Kaufman

David Kaufman has been a faculty member at Concordia, Saint Mary's, Dalhousie and Simon Fraser universities, in Engineering, Computer Science, and Education. He also served as Director of Course Design for the BC Open Learning Agency, and was Professor and Director of Medical Education in Dalhousie's Faculty of Medicine. He is the 1998 recipient of Dalhousie University’s Instructional Leadership Award. Dr. Kaufman has presented more than 200 lectures and workshops at universities in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East and South America. He has published extensively with approximately 120 peer-reviewed articles and three books to his credit, serves as a reviewer for many journals, granting agencies and professional associations, and has received more than $4 million in funding. From 2001 to 2008, he served as Director of the Learning & Instructional Development Centre at Simon Fraser University and currently is a 'University Professor' in the Faculty of Education. He has served terms as a member of the national SSHRC Major Collaborative Research Initiative (MCRI) research grant committee and the national SSHRC Standard Research Grant adjudication committee (Education and Social Sciences). Dr. Kaufman led an SSHRC INE Collaborative Research Initiative grant of $3 million over five years on Simulation and Advanced Gaming Environments (SAGE) for Learning and is the co-leader of AGE-WELL work package WP4 TECH-APS. His research currently focuses on the use of digital games and digital storytelling to enhance older adults' social connectedness and cognitive skills.