May 16, 2018

Congratulations to Teaching Prize recipients, Drs. Bathseba Opini and Cash Ahenakew!

Dr. Bathseba Opini  has been awarded the Sessional and Lecturer Teaching Prize. Dr. Opini is an outstanding teacher and mentor for our students. During her teaching tenure as an EDST 12-month lecturer in the past half-dozen or so years, Dr. Opini’s instructional achievements including her practicum work, have been exceptionally impressive. Her students speak very highly of her admirable […]


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May 15, 2018

Gabriella Maestrini receives Mitacs award

Congratulations to EDST PhD student Gabriella Maestrini, who received Mitacs funding for her project, No pierden el humor: Post-disaster humor in Mexico. Abstract The formal study of humor in education is commonly centred around its therapeutic impact or as educational tool to bring about positive learning outcomes. Rarely is humor understood as a lens through which […]


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May 7, 2018

Dr. Hans G. Schuetze visiting professor in China

Dr. Hans G. Schuetze, Professor Emeritus, has been appointed a visiting professor at Renmin University of China in Beijing. Dr. Schuetze is visiting for seven weeks this spring, with the possibility of returning later in the year. Renmin University of China is recognized as one of the leading humanities and social science-focused universities in the country.


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May 4, 2018

EDST welcomes postdoc Petra Mikulan

Dr. Petra Mikulan holds a PhD in Curriculum Theory and Implementation from Simon Fraser University. Her research is focused on concept development and its relationships to ideas of vitalism and life as they pertain to curriculum theory. She is currently preparing a book-manuscript entitled Theorizing Pedagogy Beyond the Organism for the University of Toronto Press. Her current interdisciplinary interests […]


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May 1, 2018

SCPE Student Emily Perkins on ‘The Partially Examined Life’ Podcast

‘The Partially Examined Life’ is a philosophy blog and podcast with each episode focused on a short reading that introduces at least one big philosophical question, concern, or idea. Emily Perkins, incoming SCPE MEd student was featured in a reading of Aristophane’s Lysistrata with TV’s Lucy Lawless (Xena the Warrior Princess), followed by a two part […]


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April 30, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Amy Metcalfe

EDST Associate Professor Dr. Amy Metcalfe has been awarded the 2018 Canadian Society for Higher Education’s Research and Scholarship Award. This award recognizes excellent research and scholarship on higher education and/or topics directly relevant to Canadian higher education. This award is given to a practicing mid-career scholar who has a significant publication record, an established […]


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April 11, 2018

Dr. Sam Rocha selected as Carl A. Grant Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Congratulations to Dr. Sam Rocha, who has been selected as a Carl A. Grant Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Carl A. Grant Scholars Lecture Series is part of an ongoing program created in 1989 to feature scholars of colour in education. Dr. Rocha was selected as an outstanding scholar in higher education and will […]


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March 8, 2018

Small TLEF Award Winners

Congratulations to the successful EDST candidates of this year’s Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund Awards: “Strengthening Dissertation and Thesis Proposals through the Creation of Online Theory and Method Modules” Principal Applicant:  Dr. Deirdre Kelly, Professor, Department of Educational Studies (EDST) Other Applicants: Tamara Baldwin, EdD candidate, EDST Awarded $21,465.00 for its 1st year of funding in 2018. […]


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March 6, 2018

Dr. Hongxia Shan receives Killam Faculty Research Fellowship

Congratulations to EDST Associate Professor Dr. Hongxia Shan, who has received one of ten Killam Faculty Research Fellowships awarded to UBC faculty members in 2018. The fellowships are designed to support researchers undertaking a research project during a study leave – during which Dr. Shan will research issues related to professional learning and knowledge transfer […]


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February 13, 2018

New Publication

Conceptions of Sustainability within the Redesigned K-12 Curriculum in British Columbia, Canada: Mapping a disputed terrain Co-authored by Dr. Gerald Fallon, Dr. Robert VanWynsberghe, and Patrick Robertson The purpose of this policy study is to provide to educators and curriculum writers a critical account of the diversity and contestability of the conceptions of sustainability embedded […]


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