May 12, 2020

Congratulations Dr. Opini and Dr. Stack on the SSHRC Grant

Applicant: Dr. Annette Henry (LLED) Co-investigator(s): Dr. Bathseba M. Opini (EDST), Dr. Hannah Turner (UBC), Dr. Michelle L. Stack (EDST) This is the riddle I’ve been trying to solve: A longitudinal oral history of the challenges and experiences of Black people in Vancouver $ 181,569 | 5 years


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Congratulations Dr. Ellis on the SSHRC Grant

Applicant: Dr. Jason Ellis (EDST) From Opportunity to Inequality: A History of Inner-Suburban Schools in Canada, 1945-present $ 104,963 | 3 years


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May 5, 2020

Congrats Dr. Mazawi for CCGSE Mentorship Award

Dr. André Mazawi has been chosen as the 2020 Canadian Committee for Graduate Students in Education (CCGSE) Mentorship Award recipient. According to the citation from CCGSE, “The quality of the nominations received this year were exceptional, and it made it even more difficult to arrive at a winner, making you an exceptional winner. A sample […]


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May 4, 2020

New Publication – Community-University Engagement: From Chasm to Chiasm

Community-University Engagement: From Chasm to Chiasm Dr. Alison Taylor This reflective essay draws on phenomenologists Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Emmanuel Levinas, and psychologist Lev Vygotsky respectively to address questions about perception and relationality in community-engaged learning, the ethical dimensions of such learning in marginalized communities, and the role of instructors in structuring connective experiences for students. […]


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May 1, 2020

Congrats Annie Montague on CAREC award

We are very excited to announce that Annie Montague, who graduated last year from our MA program, has won a Canadian Association for Research in Early Childhood (CAREC)  award for her thesis research. Remarks from the citation for Annie’s award included praise for her comprehensive research design, for furthering the timely topic of sustainability in […]


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April 30, 2020

Congrats Dr. Jude Walker on the Killam Teaching Prize

Dr. Jude Walker has been selected as the recipient of a 2019-2020 Killam Teaching Prize  


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April 28, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Amy Metcalfe – Professor promotion

Congratulations to Dr. Amy Metcalfe who is promoted to Professor, effective July 1, 2020. Well done on reaching this major milestone in your career, Amy!


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April 14, 2020

Rights for Students at Work Podcast

See podcast of the session on “Rights for Students at Work” on our blogsite. This session was prompted by findings from our Hard Working Student study about the challenges faced by many working students at UBC. The Hard Working Study team includes EDST Faculty members, Alison Taylor and Hongxia Shan. Link:


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March 19, 2020

New Book – Posthumanist and New Materialist Methodologies

EDST’s Claudia Diaz and Paulina Semenec published their new book,  Posthumanist and New Materialist Methodologies: Research After the Child published by Springer Details: This book features interviews with 19 scholars who do research with children in a variety of contexts. It examines how these key scholars address research ‘after the child’ by exploring the […]


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March 11, 2020

New Publication – Rippling Excesses: Becoming Dis/A/r/tography

Roman, L.G., del pieve gobbe, R., Beaudry, J., Blackbridge, Persimmon, (2020) “Rippling Excesses: Becoming Dis/A/r/tography”. International Journal of Education Through Art, 16:1, pp. 63-82. DOI: 10.1386/eta_00017_1 Abstract How do disability arts (dis/arts) and culture rupture and transform conventional artistic and a/r/tographic practices? We show how disability arts and culture involves a multiplicity of voices unfolding, […]


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