January 3, 2014

Congratulation Georgina Martin

Congratulation to Georgina Rose Martin who successfully defended her doctoral thesis, Drumming My Way Home: an intergenerational narrative inquiry about Secwepemc identities  


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Congratulations – Suzanne G Windsor-Liscombe

Congratulations to Suzanne Windsor-Liscombe, who successfully defended her Ed.D. dissertation: Parental Perceptions of an Arts-Integrated Focus School: A Case Study of a Public Fine Arts Elementary School in British Columbia.  


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Successful Defense – Amy Parent

Amy Parent, EDST Ph.D. candidate, successfully defended her dissertation Bending the Box: Learning from Indigenous Students transitioning from High School to University She did a super job. Congratulations, Amy.  


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December 11, 2013

EDST Movember Wall of Fame

On the occasion of “Movember,” the fundraising challenge for men’s health that involves sporting a moustache or “mo,” Claudia Ruitenberg challenged faculty, staff, and students in Educational Studies to be photographed for an EDST Movember Wall of Fame. For everyone willing to be photographed with a “mo,” she donated $10 to the Movember Men’s Health challenge, […]


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December 4, 2013

CASN Excellence in Nursing Research Award

Congratualation to Dr. Pam Ratner, head pro term, Educational Studies At a special ceremony held in Ottawa, CASN presented the Excellence in Nursing Research Award to Pam Ratner to recognize her accomplishments as a researcher, commitment to mentorship of nursing students, and contributions in strengthening the profile of nursing research. Dr. Ratner is a Professor […]


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December 2, 2013

2013 Killam Teaching Prize

Pierre Walter is this year’s Killam Teaching Prize Award winner.  The UBC Killam Teaching Prize recognizes all aspects of outstanding teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Teaching Prizes take into consideration: Sustained teaching accomplishments at UBC Innovation in curriculum development, course content, and teaching methods Ability to motivate students Ability to stimulate problem-solving and […]


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November 14, 2013

Second Inter-University Seminar

The Inter-University Graduate Seminar in Educational Research is yearly graduate student scholarly event, now in its second iteration. It brings together students from various universities to celebrate and share their work in a collegial, inspiring, constructive, and supportive environment. The Seminar is an inter-disciplinary space where participants productively engage new fields of study and innovative […]


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October 25, 2013

Congratulations to Iris Berger

It gives me immense pleasure to congratulate Iris Berger who earned a shiny new EdD degree yesterday. Iris defeated her excellent dissertation, entitled “Narration as Action: The Potential for Leadership Enactment in Early Childhood Contexts,” with great skill. Her university examiner, Dr. Gert Biesta, praised the work in this way: ” I have seldom encountered […]


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October 24, 2013

Rob VanWynsberghe in the news

It was great to see Rob VanWynsberghe’s work reported in the Globe & Mail: See the article here


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Congratualations to Hanae Tsukada

On behalf of her committee (Dr. Ryuko Kubota [Co-supervisor], Dr. Pierre Walter, Dr. Julian Dierkes [University Examiner], Dr. Kjell Rubenson [University Examiner] and Dr. Fazal Rizvi [External Examiner]) I congratulate Hanae Tsukada on the successful defense of her PhD thesis entitled ‘The Internationalization of Higher Education as a Site of Self-positioning: Intersecting Imaginations of Chinese […]


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