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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PhD student Claudia Diaz awarded scholarship

Congratulations to Claudia Diaz, who has been awarded the 2017–2018 Joseph Katz Memorial Scholarship! This award is given in memory of Joseph Katz, a long-term member of the Faculty of Education, and is awarded to an outstanding Magistral or Doctoral students studying in the area of multicultural and minority education. The awards will be given in […]


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November 15, 2017

Dr. Vanessa Andreotti Speaks at Climate Change Conference

EDST’s Dr. Vanessa Andreotti, Canada Research Chair in Race, Inequalities and Global Change, speaks this week at the conference “Machen ist wie Wollen – nur besser! From knowledge to action – ESD versus Climate Change” at the Federal Art and Exhibition Hall in Bonn, Germany. This event happens in connection with COP23 – the UN […]


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November 10, 2017

New Publication co-authored by Dr. Gerald Fallon

‘Rethinking Creativity from the “South”: Alternative Horizons Toward Strengthening Community-Based Well-Being’ was co-authored by Dr. Gerald Fallon (EDST) and Dr. Zayda Sierra (University of Antioquia) and has been published in The Palgrave Handbook of Creativity and Culture Research. Chapter abstract:  In this chapter, the authors discuss the notion of competing sociocultural paradigms, including the ones that bring together […]


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November 2, 2017

The EdD turns 20!

Faculty of EDST celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Doctor of Education in Leadership and Policy (EdD) program at the recent EdD Institute.


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October 24, 2017

New Publication from Dr. Jason Ellis

‘Early Educational Exclusion: “Idiotic” and “Imbecilic” Children, Their Families, and the Toronto Public School System, 1914–50’ has been published in The Canadian Historical Review. Read it here.    


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October 17, 2017

Welcome, Sophia Choi

The Department of Educational Studies is pleased to extend a warm welcome to Sophia Choi, our new Graduate Student Support Assistant! Sophia comes to EDST from Go Global, UBC, where she worked as a Program Assistant for 2.5 years; and prior to that as a Work/Learn student. Sophia is well poised in communicating with a […]


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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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