October 11, 2017

New Publication from Dr. Amy Metcalfe

Special Issue: “Higher Education in the Global Society” has been published in The Review of Higher Education, Volume 41, Issue 1.  From the introduction: The global landscape of higher education is changing. The increasing mobility of students and scholars, the proliferation of international programs, and the rising number of joint cross-border programs are just some of […]


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October 4, 2017

Claudia Diaz and Sonia Medel receive UBC Public Scholars Awards

Congratulations to EDST PhD students Claudia Diaz and Sonia Medel on their success in the UBC Public Scholars Initiative! The UBC Public Scholars Initiative (PSI) is an innovative pilot program intended to explore how a top-tier university can support doctoral pathways that encourage purposeful social contribution, innovative forms of collaborative scholarship, and broader career readiness for students. […]


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September 29, 2017

New Publication from Dr. Kapil Regmi

Habermas, lifeworld and rationality: Towards a comprehensive model of lifelong learning Published in the International Journal of Lifelong Education Major supranational organisations such as the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the European Union, and the World Bank have used lifelong learning as a strategy to boost economic competitiveness both at individual and national levels. In […]


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September 26, 2017

New Publications from EDST’s Dr. Pierre Walter and Allison Earl

Public Pedagogies of Arts-Based Environmental Learning and Education for Adults by Pierre Walter, EDST Professor and Allison Earl, EDST MEd student This paper examines how current theorizing on public pedagogy can be used to understand scholarship on creative, arts-based pedagogies in informal environmental education for adults. In particular, the study applies Biesta’s (2012, 2014) typology of […]


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September 22, 2017

Rabia Mir and Dale McCartney receive Affiliated Fellowships

Congratulations to two EDST students on their success in the Affiliated Fellowships competition! PhD student, Dale McCartney, will receive a 12-month fellowship worth $25,000. MA student, Rabia Mir, will receive a 12-month fellowship worth $16,000.   Well done and congratulations to you both!


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July 28, 2017

New Publication from Dr. Mona Gleason

Mona Gleason, Professor, has a new article published in the History of Education Quarterly, Volume 57, Issue 3, 2017. Families Without Schools: Rurality, Correspondence Education, and the Promise of Schooling in Interwar Western Canada.  Using a collection of settler family letters to the Elementary Correspondence School (ECS) in British Columbia, the first provincial government–supported “schooling […]


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July 17, 2017

New Publication from Dr. Jason Ellis

Jason Ellis, Assistant Professor with EDST, has a new publication in Canadian Journal of Education/Revue canadienne de l’éducation entitled: Brains Unlimited: Giftedness and Gifted Education in Canada before Sputnik (1957)   This article can be found at 


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July 7, 2017

Professor Santa Ono appointed Associate Member of EDST

The Department of Educational Studies is very pleased to appoint Professor Santa Ono, President of UBC, as an associate member effective September 1, 2017. Professor Ono has research interests in Higher Education and related areas. We are glad to see Professor Ono’s interest in the work of our department and Faculty. We welcome his engagement […]


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July 6, 2017

Neila Miled wins UBC Public Scholar Initiative

Congratulations to EDST PhD Student Neila Miled, who has been selected as a UBC Public Scholar and awarded $8,500 for her project: Muslim Voices, Canadian Lives A Photovoice Project with Muslim youth in a Canadian Public High School The recent surge in terrorist attacks, islamophobia and hate crimes against Muslims shape the daily experiences of […]


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July 5, 2017

Brett Schrewe awarded Pierre Elliott Trudeau Scholarship

Congratulations to EDST PhD student Brett Schrewe, one of two UBC students awarded a 2017 Pierre Elliott Trudeau doctoral scholarship. This prestigious scholarship is awarded by The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation to outstanding scholars in the humanities and social sciences. Through a humanities lens, Brett searches for synergy between his clinical experience and the social determinants […]


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