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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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EDST welcomes Dr Sam Rocha

EDST would like to extend a warm welcome to Dr. Sam Rocha, who recently joined the EDST Faculty as Assistant Professor.Dr. Rocha was born in Brownsville, Texas, and has lived throughout the United States (and five years in Mexico) before coming to UBC. As a Gates Millennium Scholar, he did his undergraduate studies in philosophy and Spanish […]

 

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EDST welcomes Dr Fei Wang

EDST would like to extend a warm welcome to Dr. Fei Wang, who recently joined the EDST Faculty as Assistant Professor.Dr. Wang, originally from Inner Mongolia, China, became a Canadian citizen while pursuing his Ph.D in educational administration at the University of Toronto. Prior to coming to UBC, he was a lecturer at the University of Western […]

 

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EDST welcomes Dr Jude Walker

EDST would like to extend a warm welcome to Dr. Jude Walker, who recently joined the EDST Faculty as Assistant Professor.Dr. Walker received her doctorate from Educational Studies at UBC, but has research experience from universities spread across three different continents, including MA work at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Auckland, New Zealand […]

 

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July 15, 2014

Glenda Hunter successfully defends EdD Dissertation

Congratulations to Glenda Hunter who successfully defended her EdD dissertation, “Sustainability in Higher Education: A Case Study of Policy and Practice at Vancouver Island University.” Thanks to supervisory committee members Pierre Walter and Rob VanWynsberghe, university examiners Don Fisher and Moura Quayle (Sauder/Liu Centre), external examiner Marcia McKenzie of the University of Saskatchewan Sustainability Education […]

 

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June 20, 2014

EDST welcomes Dr Alison Taylor

EDST would like to extend a warm welcome to Dr. Alison Taylor, who will be joining the EDST Faculty as Associate Professor, Political Economy in Education, this winter.

 

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June 9, 2014

Dr Jean Barman awarded George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement

Congratulations to Dr. Jean Barman, Professor Emerita, Educational Studies, who has been awarded the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award...

 

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