April 18, 2019

New Publication from Jason Ellis and Ee-Seul Yoon

“From Alternative Schools to School Choice in the Vancouver School District, 1960s to the Neoliberal Present” written by EDST Assistant Professor Jason Ellis and EDST graduate Ee-Seul Yoon has been published in the Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy. Read it here: Abstract This article examines the transformation over time of alternative secondary […]


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April 9, 2019

Dr. Sam Rocha Awarded UBC Killam Teaching Prize

Dr. Sam Rocha has been selected as a recipient of a 2018-2019 UBC Killam Teaching Prize. Dr. Rocha’s award will be announced at the Faculty of Education meeting in May. He will receive the award at the Spring congregation this May.


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March 28, 2019

Congratulations, Catherine Macala!

Congratulations to Catherine Macala who has recently been awarded the Masters Thesis/Project Award from the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE). Her thesis is entitled “Bridging the Rural Divide: An Exploratory Study of a Medical School’s Rural Applicants.” Well done, Catherine!


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March 20, 2019

Congratulations, Dr. Bathseba Opini

Congratulations to Dr. Bathseba Opini who has accepted a tenure track position as Instructor in EDST.


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March 19, 2019

Congratulations Kari Grain and Nasim Peikazadi!

On Thursday, March 14th, ALE program members held a modest ceremony, presided over by Professor Shauna Butterwick, to award Kari Grain and Nasim Peikazadi the Coolie Verner Prize and the Gordon Selman Award, respectively. Kari has been awarded the Coolie Verner Prize in recognition of her consistent work in innovative aspects of adult education in ethically sustainable […]


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March 18, 2019

EDST’s Dr. Jason Ellis in the Vancouver Sun

Jason Ellis and Catherine Carstairs: Educating parents about the safety and importance of vaccines is best policy Read the full article here.


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March 8, 2019

New Publication from Dr. André Mazawi

A new publication (in French) from EDST’s Dr. André Mazawi: “Colonialism, adversities, and statelessness: Teachers and teaching in the Palestinian context”  The evolution of the teaching force in Palestinian society happened over more than a century of colonialism and resistance. The main challenge is to understand how the vernacular constructions of what teaching stands for […]


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February 15, 2019

New publication from Claudia Diaz-Diaz & Paulina Semenec

“Opening for debate and contestation: OECD’s International Early Learning and Child Well-being Study and the testing of children’s learning outcomes” a special issue and editorial co-authored and edited by EDST PhD Candidates Claudia Diaz Diaz and Paulina Semenic, with Peter Moss has been published in Policy Futures in Education. Click here to access the issue.


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February 8, 2019

Neila Miled Awarded Joseph Katz Memorial Scholarship

Congratulations to Neila Miled, PhD Candidate and recipient of the Joseph Katz Memorial Scholarship! This award is given in memory of Joseph Katz, a long-term member of the Faculty of Education, and is awarded to an outstanding Magistral or Doctoral students studying in the area of multicultural and minority education. The awards will be given in […]


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February 7, 2019

Dr. Amy Metcalfe Receives Killam Research Fellowship

Congratulations to EDST’s Dr. Amy Metcalfe for receiving one of ten Killam Faculty Research Fellowships awarded across UBC for 2019. This award enables faculty to pursue full-time research during a recognized study leave, during which Dr. Metcalfe will examine the early histories and public policy contexts of three leading research universities in the “Cascadia Innovation […]


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