Kari Grain is an instructor, PhD candidate, and Vanier scholar in University of British Columbia’s Department of Educational Studies, where her research focuses on community engagement, social justice, service-learning, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Her doctoral research uses photovoice to examine the community level impacts of a long-term service-learning program in Kitengesa, Uganda. Kari has worked in multicultural education and immigrant settlement services in the non-profit sector, and her master’s research focused on the racialized identities of volunteer teachers in schools and communities throughout Rwanda. Having spent the past four years researching, supporting, and developing service-learning programs and innovative teaching projects at UBC, Kari is now Assistant Editor of the upcoming Wiley International Handbook of service-learning for social justice.
To learn more about Kari and her work, visit https://blogs.ubc.ca/karigrain/
Supervisor: Dr. Hartej Gill (Educational Studies)