July 10, 2020

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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June 30, 2020

New Publication – Can the displaced speak

Can the displaced speak? Muslim refugee girls negotiating identity, home and belonging through Photovoice, written by EDST’s Neila Miled, has been published in Women’s Studies International Forum. See publication here:  


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June 22, 2020

New Book – Course Syllabi in Faculties of Education

Course Syllabi in Faculties of Education: Bodies of Knowledge and their Discontents, International and Comparative Perspectives Editors: André Elias Mazawi & Michelle Stack EDST Contributors: Maren Elfert, Jo-Ann Archibald Q’um Q’um Xiiem, Hartej Gill, Bathseba Opini, Sam Rocha,  Stephanie Glick, Esraa Al-Muftah, and Meena Uppal. Course Syllabi in Faculties of Education problematizes one of the least […]


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Dr. Jason Ellis – CAFE Best Book Award

Congratulations Dr. Ellis on receiving the CAFE Publication Award for Single or Dual-Authored Book, 2017-2019!   From the CAFE Publication Award Committee citation: “The CAFE Publications Award Committee unanimously recommended Dr. Jason Ellis’ single-authored book published in 2019 A Class By Themselves? The Origins of Special Education in Toronto and Beyond for this prestigious publication award. In […]


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New Guest Blog – Not even a sack of potatoes

Guest Post on the University of the Fraser Valley President’s blog: Shirley Swelchalot Hardman, Senior Advisor on Indigenous Affairs And EDST PhD student   “Not even a sack of potatoes”. By Shirley Swelchalot Hardman  


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June 18, 2020

Erasmus International Credit Mobility from the EU

Dr. Gerald Fallon (UBC) and Dr. Eve Eisenschmidt (University of Talinn in Estonia) were successful in obtaining an Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility from the European Union to support the first phase of a collaboration between the two universities over a period of three years in the field of educational leadership and administration. The focus of […]


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June 15, 2020

New Publication: The (De)Colonial Pedagogical Possibilities of Films and Film Festival

The (De)Colonial Pedagogical Possibilities of Films and Film Festivals has been published in Postcolonial Directions in Education (PDE), issues 8.2 (2019) and 9.1 (2020), accessible at the Open Access Repository (OAR) of the University of Malta at <>.  


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June 10, 2020

Blog – We Must Tackle and Dismantle Systemic Racism and White Supremacy

We Must Tackle and Dismantle Systemic Racism and White Supremacy, written by Dr. Bathseba Opini, has been published on The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences Link:  


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June 5, 2020

CHA Journal Prize

The winner of the CHA Journal Prize is Jason Ellis, for “Public School Taxes and the Remaking of Suburban Space and History: Etobicoke, 1945–1954.” This article argues that school taxes were a significant policy tool for municipal officials and Etobicoke residents in their remaking of suburban space. Adding to the growing literature on the significance […]


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