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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June 16, 2017

Retirement Lunch for Professors Shauna Butterwick and Jo-ann Archibald

EDST held a lunch on June 14th at Sage Bistro in celebration of the retirement of Dr. Shauna Butterwick and Dr. Jo-ann Archibald. Congratulations Shauna and Jo-ann, you will be missed! Scroll down to see some photos of the event.  


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June 13, 2017

Educational leadership graduates answer questions at public session

As part of their capstone project, graduates of the UBC Masters of Education (M.Ed) in Educational Administration and Leadership (EDAL) Program shared their research findings related to teaching practice, policy and politics. They discussed their work at a public information session at UBC Robson Square, Thursday June 8, 2017. Conversations included: How do beginning teachers […]


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[VIDEO] Adult Learning and Education in a ‘Post-Truth’ Society

A video recording of Shirley Walters’s June 6th seminar is available HERE


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