August 13, 2020

Welcome Dr. Margaret Kovach

A warm welcome to Dr. Margaret Kovach who started at Educational Studies this August! Visit her profile here:


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August 12, 2020

New Article – Drop Tuition Fees – Dr. Alison Taylor

Dr. Alison Taylor has written a new article on The Conversation – Drop tuition fees: University students face a precarious future amid COVID-19 Link:


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August 10, 2020

New Publication: Mapping a pre-global history of lifelong education with Google Books

New publication Mapping a pre-global history of lifelong education with Google Books: 1839 – 1959 in the International Journal of Lifelong Education Author: Lena Ignatovich Link here:  


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July 31, 2020

EDST in the news – School restart plan – Dr. Jason Ellis

“Jason Ellis, a University of B.C. professor, called the ministry’s plan “ambitious” and noted it is important that kids can safely return to classrooms. “For their own learning to be interrupted for so long will have long-term consequences. And it’s vitally important to them socially because school is where they interact with their peers,” he […]


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July 21, 2020

Dr. Wright on CBC News – BLM

Dr. Handel Wright is featured in this CBC News article Black with a capital ‘B’: Why it took news outlets so long to make a change that matters to so many


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July 15, 2020

Shauna Butterwick – UBC Community Engagement Partnership Recognition Fund


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July 10, 2020

Dr. Metcalfe – ICE Rules Are an Attack on Immigration and Higher Education

Dr. Amy Scott Metcalfe has an open letter about Immigration and Higher Education on Inside Higher Education. Link:


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SSHRC Insight Grant for “From Opportunity to Inequality: A History of Inner-Suburban Schools in Canada, 1945-present.”

UBC researchers are leading 49 projects awarded $6.6m through the SSHRC Insight Grants program. Included is Dr. Jason Ellis’ “From Opportunity to Inequality: A History of Inner-Suburban Schools in Canada, 1945-present” for $104,963. The Insight Grants support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities. Funding is available to both emerging and established scholars for […]


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Amy Metcalfe awarded an OER Grant from UBC Open Education Resource Fund

The Open EDST project aims to involve our graduate students, many of whom are currently or will be instructors or TAs for our undergraduate courses, in an initiative to: 1) build awareness of departmental open educational practices and materials through a wiki-based directory of OER created by EDST students and faculty, and, 2) interview EDST […]


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July 6, 2020

EDST in the news – Vancouver’s drug strategy

Daniel Jordan (EDST alumnus) and Dr. Jude Walker have an opinion piece, “Vancouver’s drug strategy: It’s time to erect the second pillar — treatment,” about Vancouver’s drug strategy in the Vancouver Sun.


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