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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December 9, 2016

Wendy Poole and Gerald Fallon guest edit a special journal issue

Dr. Wendy Poole and Dr. Gerald Fallon are guest editors of a special issue for the online journal, Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy. This special issue entitled, “Manufacturing Consent for the Privatization of Education in Canadian Contexts,” examines different of forms of privatization emerging in K-12 and post-secondary education and the discursive means […]


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President’s Working Committee on Disability Culture, Art, and Equity

Dr. Leslie G. Roman, Professor, Educational Studies, co-chairs with Dr. Neil Guppy, Professor, Sociology, the President’s Working Committee on Disability Culture, Art and Equity with several other leading scholars, graduate students, and staff who see disability culture, art and equity as interwoven threads with the potential to disrupt conventional stereotypes about disabilities and non-normative embodiments […]


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December 6, 2016

EDST Graduate Amea Wilbur in The Tyee

In Face of Trump, Let Canada Stand for Refugee Inclusion Let’s take pride in our efforts and expand them, in defiance of fearful rhetoric. Read the article here. Dr. Amea Wilbur is a graduate of the EdD program and Manager of Programs at Pacific Immigrant Resources Society, a non-profit organization that provides immigrant services for […]


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