November 21, 2014

Hampton Fund Research Grant New Faculty Award Winners

  Dr. Jude Walker Dr. Walker was awarded the Hampton Fund Research Grant New Faculty Award to continue her research exploring the question of what makes academic research and researchers successful in influencing government policy in adult education. Her research will include a pilot study to develop an instrument for exploring policy influence of academic research and […]


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November 19, 2014

EDST Graduation Tea


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November 17, 2014

EDST Podcast 01 – EDST 526 with Dr Alison Taylor

  Dr. Alison Taylor joined us this morning from Edmonton to speak about her upcoming, Winter (Term 2), course EDST 526: Advanced Study of Educational Organizations! Listen Online: Download Podcast: Podcast 01   Course Calendar Link: EDST 526 – Advanced Study of Educational Organizations


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November 12, 2014

Escape from Tibet

The Department of Educational Studies, in collaboration with The Centre for Culture, Identity & Education, recently presented a Documentary Film Screening and Book Discussion on the film and book Escape from Tibet. Nick Gray, Television Producer and Visiting Professor of Documentary Production at University of Lincoln, England and collaborator,“Tenzin”, Tibetan exile and student at University of Westminster, London, UK […]


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November 5, 2014

ETS Rover @ EDST

ETS Tech Rover Austin Lee will be on site at EDST twice a week, from November 1 through December 15, to provide support and training!   Dates and Locations: Wednesdays, 12:30 – 1:30, WMAX Computer Lab Thursdays, 2:00 – 3:00, Ponderosa G, Rm 9   Austin Lee provides support and training in the use of […]


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October 14, 2014

Ponderosa Commons Preview

Recently our Administrative Manager, Shermila Salgadoe, got a tour of the rapidly progressing Ponderosa Commons Building (Phase 2). Here are some images from the construction zone!


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September 19, 2014

Shayna Plaut successfully defends PhD Thesis

Congratulations to Shayna Plaut who successfully defended her PhD thesis, Writing/Righting Truths across Borders: Learning from Transnational Peoples’ Journalism and Politics. Thanks to Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot (Committee Member), Dr. Mary Lynn Young (UBC Journalism, University Examiner), Dr. Patrick Moore (UBC Anthropology, University Examiner), and Dr. Silvio Waisbord (Columbia College of Arts and Sciences, School of Media and […]


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August 29, 2014

EDST welcomes Dr Ali Abdi

EDST would like to extend a warm welcome to Dr. Ali A. Abdi, who recently joined the EDST Faculty as Department Head. Dr. Abdi comes to the Department of Educational Studies from the University of Alberta where he was a professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies. Dr. Abdi also served as Co-director for the Center […]


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August 14, 2014

Dr Ruitenberg awarded Spencer Foundation grant!

EDST congratulates Dr. Claudia Ruitenberg on a Spencer Foundation grant ($17,130) to host a two-day symposium on the concept and practice of study.The symposium (May 8 and 9, 2015) brings together ten scholars from five countries in the fields of philosophy of education and curriculum studies to discuss the role of study in different forms […]


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July 31, 2014

Dana Goedbloed successfully defends EdD Thesis

Congratulations to Dana Goedbloed who successfully defended her EdD thesis, What do they Mean by Skilled? A critical Discourse Analysis of Skills Policies for Apprenticeship in Canada and British Columbia: 1980-2010. Thanks to Dr. Richard Johnston (Committee Member), Dr. Tom Sork (EDST, University Examiner), Dr. Scott Goble (EDCP, University Examiner), Dr. Maurice Taylor (University of […]


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