February 6, 2019

Dr. Allison Earl receives Emerging Scholar Award

Congratulations to Dr. Allison Earl for receiving an Emerging Scholar Award at the 2019 “On Sustainability” International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability. A small number of awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active research interest in the conference themes. Dr. Earl is an Education for Sustainability […]


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January 28, 2019

2018 ALE Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018 Adult Learning and Education Awards, EDST students Kari Grain and Nasim Peikazadi! Kari has been awarded the Coolie Verner Prize in recognition of her consistent work in innovative aspects of adult education in ethically sustainable ways. Nasim has been awarded the Gordon Selman Award for her work and […]


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January 24, 2019

Congratulations, Paulina Semenec!

We are pleased to announce that Paulina Semenec is a winner of the 2018-2019 Graduate Student Endowed Awards and recipient of the Jimmar Memorial Scholarship in Education. Congratulations, Paulina, on this significant achievement!


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Congratulations, Claudia Diaz-Diaz!

We are pleased to announce that Claudia Diaz-Diaz is a winner of the 2018-2019 Graduate Student Endowed Awards and recipient of the Dean of Education Scholarship. Congratulations, Claudia, on this significant achievement!


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January 10, 2019

Congratulations, Stéphanie Black!

EDST PhD Student, Stéphanie Black,  receives the J. Korczak Association of Canada Graduate Scholarship in Children’s Rights and Indigenous Education Stéphanie’s doctoral research explores whether children in Vancouver have equity of access to highly trained school-based sexuality education (SBSE) instructors in Vancouver. During her M.Ed., she learned first-hand about the disparities in SBSE instruction across […]


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January 9, 2019

Dr. Jo-ann Archibald appointed to the Order of Canada

Congratulations to EDST Emerita Dr. Jo-ann Archibald (Q’um Q’um Xiiem) on being appointed as an Officer to the Order of Canada. Governor General Julie Payette made 103 new appointments on December 27, honouring Canadians who have helped shape and innovate societies across the country. This is one of Canada’s highest honours. Dr. Archibald is an Indigenous scholar, author, and pioneer in the […]


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January 8, 2019

EDST Welcomes Dr. Sharon Stein

The Department of Educational Studies is pleased to extend a warm welcome to Dr. Sharon Stein. Dr. Stein joined the department January 1, 2019 as an Assistant Professor!  


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January 4, 2019

The Hard Working Student Research Project

Are you a first or second year full-time undergraduate student at UBC engaged in 12 or more hours of paid work per week? Visit  for information about participating in a 3 year research project! Sign up by January 15, 2019.  


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December 13, 2018

Dr. Shauna Butterwick inducted into the IACE Hall of Fame

  Congratulations to Dr. Shauna Butterwick, who has been inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Eductation (IACE) Hall of Fame! This Hall of Fame has been created to honour leaders in the fields of continuing education and adult learning. Through her advocacy and research, she has advocated for community as a teacher, advancing how community […]


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November 19, 2018

Congratulations, Dr. Amy Metcalfe

Congratulations to EDST’s Dr. Amy Metcalfe for being awarded the 2018 Award for Significant Research on International Higher Education from the Council for International Higher Education (CIHE) of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE).  Amy received the award in recognition of her article, “Nomadic political ontology and transnational academic mobility,” published in Critical Studies […]


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