Alyson King earned her PhD degree in the History of Education at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. Her undergraduate degree is in Canadian History and International Relations. She is currently on two major research projects. As Principal Investigator for a recently completed SSHRC Partnership Development grant, she is working with a team of researchers from across Canada to better understand how under-represented university students are successful in graduating from university. As a co-investigator on a SSHRC Insight Grant, she is conducting research with Drs. Shanti Fernando, Allyson Eamer, and Tyler Frederick on Supported Education for adults living with mental illness. (multi)literacies in the knowledge economy. Other research areas include student experiences in higher education, the history of UOIT, and (multi)literacies.