October 6, 2016

Sereana Naepi selected for UBC Public Scholar Initiative

Congratulations to EDST PhD student Sereana Naepi for being selected for UBC’s Public Scholar Initiative. “Sereana’s work focuses on systematic ways to address inequality in higher education. Focusing on Indigenous women’s experiences as staff Sereana hopes to reveal the ways in which universities block change that can benefit Indigenous communities, so that universities can change their […]


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September 29, 2016

Dr. Fei Wang receives SSHRC Insight Development Grant

Subversive Leadership and The Art of War Current June, 2016 – May, 2018 SSHRC Insight Development Grant Principal Investigator: Fei Wang This research seeks to better understand subversiveness through which school leaders seek to transform policies and practices that they perceive as socially unjust. Specifically, through the lens of The Art of War, the project aims to a) define subversiveness […]


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September 21, 2016

Dr. Michelle Stack and team receive Peter Wall research award

Sincere congratulations to Dr. Michelle Stack, EDST and her team for receiving an International Research Roundtable Award from the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at UBC! Applicant: Dr. Michelle Stack, EDST Co-Applicants: Dr. André Mazawi, EDST; Dr. Mary Lynn Young, UBC Graduate School of Journalism; and Dr. Mayumi Ishikawa, Centre for Global Initiatives, Osaka University, Japan […]


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September 14, 2016

EDST graduate Joanna Da Sylva on the Radio

Joanna Da Sylva, a recent graduate from the MA program, spoke on RoundHouse Radio about her thesis on the educational potential of African hip hop. The discussion took place during the segment “Sense of Place with Minelle Mahtani” and with EDST Associate Professor Dr. Michelle Stack. Her work is an important contribution to correcting the many misrepresentations […]


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Impacts of the UBC Doctorate in Educational Leadership & Policy on Professional Practice

Graduates Speak: Impacts of the UBC Doctorate in Educational Leadership & Policy on Professional Practice is a new publication from Dr. Deirdre Kelly and Dr. Joanna Ashworth. The project follows 11 EdD alumni as they reflect on the ways in which the EdD program influenced their professional practice. Read the book here, or check out the webpage here.


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July 12, 2016

Scholars Go Public interview on RoundHouse Radio

Dr. Michelle Stack, along with MEd students Lael Sleep, Emalene Manuel, and Fiona Laporte, appeared on RoundHouse Radio to discuss the Scholars Go Public course with Minelle Mahtani. Fiona Laporte is Head Teacher at the Aboriginal Focus School, Lael Sleep is a K-12 teacher and Emalene Manual is an Educator and Playright. The interview can […]


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June 14, 2016

Sereana Naepi receives 2016 Patricia Dyer award

Congratulations to Sereana Naepi who has been chosen as the 2016 recipient of the Patricia Dyer award. This award has been endowed in memory of Patricia Dyer by her family, friends, and colleagues. The award is offered to a graduate student in Educational Studies who demonstrates enthusiasm for ideas and commitment to their practical application. Specifically the student […]


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May 31, 2016

Dave Smulders wins Faculty of Education teaching award

Warmest congratulations to Dave Smulders, who has been awarded the 2015-2016 Faculty of Education Sessional and Lecturer Teaching Prize.  Dave is a sessional instructor in the Department of Educational Studies.


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May 26, 2016

Fei Wang and Rob VanWynsberghe receive SSHRC grants

EDST faculty members Fei Wang and Robert VanWynsberghe are each winners of 2016 SSHRC grants:   Applicant: Dr. Katina Pollock, University of Western Ontario Co-Appliant: Dr. Fei Wang, EDST Secondary School Principals’ Understanding of Work Intensification $249,980 | 4 years Applicant: Dr. Lyndsay Hayhurst, Brock U Co-Applicants: Dr. Rob VanWynsberghe, EDST; Dr. Brian Wilson, KIN Collaborator: Dr. Brad […]


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May 20, 2016

New Publication from Mona Gleason

Dr. Mona Gleason, professor at EDST, has a new publication in the journal History of Education entitled: “Avoiding the Agency Trap: Caveats for Historians of Children, Youth and Education”.


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