March 14, 2017

EDST Grad Amea Wilbur on CBC News

Amea Wilbur, a graduate of the EdD program, was featured in an article about a unique English class which addresses the trauma and loss refugees and immigrants have faced. The program is privately funded and offers women-only classes where participants and able to bring their children. Amea created the program after seeing a gap in […]


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March 1, 2017

EDST Graduate Ryan van den Berg receives 2017 Thesis Award of the CPES

EDST MA graduate Ryan van den Berg has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Thesis Award of the Canadian Philosophy of Education Society (CPES). Congratulations! The reviewers who read Ryan’s thesis, Canadian Civic Education, Deliberative Democracy, and Dissent (December, 2016), were unanimous in assessing its strengths in argumentation, comprehensive skill in handling a […]


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February 15, 2017

2017 Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) Small Grant Awards

 Congratulations to two EDST faculty members on their success in the recent Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) – Small Grant competition: Dr. Alison Taylor– “The Learning Exchange as a hub of experiential learning”, has been awarded $33,105 in 2017. Dr. Robert Vanwynsberghe – “Developing assessment tools for evaluating key competencies in sustainability across programs at UBC”, […]


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February 14, 2017

EDST’s Dr. André Mazawi to give guest lecture at Georgetown University

Dr. André Mazawi, EDST, will be delivering a guest lecture at the inaugural opening of the Clovis Maksoud Memorial Lecture Series on Arab Human Development and Patterns of Inequality. It will be held at the Center of Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University on February 16th.  The Lecture is entitled: Dis/integrated political orders, adversity, and the […]


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February 7, 2017

Claudia Ruitenberg appointed as Academic Director, UBC Vantage College

Dr. Claudia Ruitenberg, Associate Professor of Philosophy in EDST, has been appointed as the new Academic Director of UBC Vantage College. In addition to her undergraduate and graduate teaching experience and her research in philosophy of education, she brings experience in curriculum development and currently serves as Graduate Advisor in EDST. UBC Vantage College is […]


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February 3, 2017

Dr. Lesley Andres Awarded BCAAT Grant

Congratulations to EDST Professor Lesley Andres on being awarded a $14,868 grant from the BC Council on Admission and Transfer. This grant is to support Dr. Andres’ continued work on the 28 Year Follow-up of the Paths on Life’s Way Project. The study examines the B.C. high school graduating Class of 1988 – from their late […]


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January 25, 2017

New Publication from Prof. Leslie G. Roman

Congratulations to EDST Professor Leslie G. Roman on the publication of her edited book: Hallmarks: The Cultural Politics and Public Pedagogies of Stuart Hall. The book launch will include a conversation between Dr. Roman, Dr. Annette Henry, and Dr. Avtar Brah. Details of the event below, or check out the UBC events page here.


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January 23, 2017

Dr. Vanessa Andreotti Receives Mitacs Accelerate Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Vanessa Andreotti, Associate Professor in Educational Studies and Canada Research Chair in Race, Inequalities and Global Change, for being awarded a $90,000 Mitacs Accelerate grant to support her proposal to examine and expand frames of understanding between communities engaged in social innovation projects in Italy, Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Germany and Brazil. The research […]


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December 28, 2016

Shipment of books from the Coolie Verner Memorial Reading Room arrived in Ethiopia

A shipment of 40 boxes with books on adult education that started its journey from the University of British Columbia to the DVV International East/Horn of Africa Regional Office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, earlier this year have finally reached its destination, after administrative hurdles delayed its arrival. The books are from the Coolie Verner Memorial Reading Room (CVMRR, Coolie Verner was […]


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December 22, 2016

Dr. Mona Gleason co-edits new book

EDST’s Professor Mona Gleason has co-edited (with Tamara Myers) a new book from Oxford University Press. Bringing Children and Youth in Canadian History: The Difference Kids Make (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2017) focuses on how young have shaped numerous aspects of Canada’s history. Congratulations Mona!


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