December 4, 2013

CASN Excellence in Nursing Research Award

Congratualation to Dr. Pam Ratner, head pro term, Educational Studies At a special ceremony held in Ottawa, CASN presented the Excellence in Nursing Research Award to Pam Ratner to recognize her accomplishments as a researcher, commitment to mentorship of nursing students, and contributions in strengthening the profile of nursing research. Dr. Ratner is a Professor […]


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December 2, 2013

2013 Killam Teaching Prize

Pierre Walter is this year’s Killam Teaching Prize Award winner.  The UBC Killam Teaching Prize recognizes all aspects of outstanding teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Teaching Prizes take into consideration: Sustained teaching accomplishments at UBC Innovation in curriculum development, course content, and teaching methods Ability to motivate students Ability to stimulate problem-solving and […]


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November 14, 2013

Second Inter-University Seminar

The Inter-University Graduate Seminar in Educational Research is yearly graduate student scholarly event, now in its second iteration. It brings together students from various universities to celebrate and share their work in a collegial, inspiring, constructive, and supportive environment. The Seminar is an inter-disciplinary space where participants productively engage new fields of study and innovative […]


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October 25, 2013

Congratulations to Iris Berger

It gives me immense pleasure to congratulate Iris Berger who earned a shiny new EdD degree yesterday. Iris defeated her excellent dissertation, entitled “Narration as Action: The Potential for Leadership Enactment in Early Childhood Contexts,” with great skill. Her university examiner, Dr. Gert Biesta, praised the work in this way: ” I have seldom encountered […]


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October 24, 2013

Rob VanWynsberghe in the news

It was great to see Rob VanWynsberghe’s work reported in the Globe & Mail: See the article here


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Congratualations to Hanae Tsukada

On behalf of her committee (Dr. Ryuko Kubota [Co-supervisor], Dr. Pierre Walter, Dr. Julian Dierkes [University Examiner], Dr. Kjell Rubenson [University Examiner] and Dr. Fazal Rizvi [External Examiner]) I congratulate Hanae Tsukada on the successful defense of her PhD thesis entitled ‘The Internationalization of Higher Education as a Site of Self-positioning: Intersecting Imaginations of Chinese […]


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October 16, 2013

Congratulations to Bill Jones

Hearty congratulations to Bill Jones, a member of the 2006 cohort of the EdD in Educational Leadership and Policy, who successfully defended his dissertation today. The title of Bill’s study was “The Influence of Ubiquitous Computing on Teacher-Student Relationships.” Bill is currently the Head of Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School near Calgary, AB.


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October 7, 2013

Shout of Congrats to the” Ah, Success” workshop presenters

On behalf of the Scholarship Committee, I wish to give a big shout out to all the presenters who so graciously gave of their time, planning and commitment to the community of Educational Studies for the work of doing thoughtful presentations and making ideas about how prepare grants and fellowship applications an accessible and collective […]


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October 1, 2013

Deo Bishundayal now EDST sessional representative

The Department is pleased to announce that Deo Bishundayal has been elected by acclamation to represent the EDST sessional instructors. As some of you may know, Deo graduated from M.Ed. in Adult Learning and Global Change (ALGC) program in 2004 and went on to do his doctorate at the University of Calgary. Deo earned a […]


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September 25, 2013

Imogene Okes Award

Dan Pratt  will be honoured at an up-coming ‘Awards Dinner’ in the Faculty of Medicine (Oct. 2) for having received the Imogene Okes Award for most outstanding piece of research in adult education during the previous year.


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