Nabavi, Maryam



Job Title

Director, Academic Leadership Development Program



EDST Degree/s and graduation year/s

PhD, 2012


Society, Culture and Politics in Education (SCPE)


British Columbia, Canada

Maryam lives within the borders of Coast Salish lands and in the borderlands of race and migration. After completing her PhD in Educational Studies in 2012, which was a Cultural Studies look at identities and identifications of young immigrants and its impacts on notions of citizenship, she worked as a Post-doctoral Teaching and Learning Fellow at UBC and later at a national social policy research organization to advance policies for Canadians to whom social structures offer least. Her work centrally focuses on strategic, leadership-driven engagement in service of advancing equity, inclusion and anti-racism. Presently, as Director of the Academic Leadership Development program at UBC, Maryam guides the overall development of a cohort-based program that enhances and contributes to leadership for new academic leaders. Maryam is trained and holds certificates a variety of approaches for advancing organizational change processes, including a Certificate of Leadership Coaching, conflict engagement, and a variety of facilitation tools and frameworks. Outside of her professional life, she is actively engaged in the project of motherhood and enjoys climbing mountains in the summers and coming down them in the winters!