Ho Younghusband, Dr. Christine

Christine Ho Younghusband
EdD Simon Fraser University, MEd Simon Fraser University, BEd University of British Columbia, BSc University of British Columbia Assistant Professor
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  • Prince George


Christine teaches in the teacher education program with a focus on identity, system change, and educational leadership. She is passionate about student learning experiences and the policies and practices that influence them. Christine’s career in education spans over 25-years starting with teaching secondary mathematics in BC public schools. At that time, she completed her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on mathematics education, communities of learning, and formative assessment. She left public schools to complete her doctorate in Educational Leadership and completed her dissertation titled, "The Professional Learning Experiences of Non-Mathematics Subject Specialist Teachers: A Descriptive Study” in 2017. Christine also served as a school trustee, BC School Trustees Association Director, curriculum developer on the BC Math K-9 Curriculum, workshop facilitator on BC’s New Curriculum, and writer for the “Math First Peoples Teacher Resource Guide” with First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) and “Focusing on Competencies in Math” for Open Schools BC.

Before coming to UNBC, Christine was a sessional instructor at SFU, independent educational consultant, and sessional instructor at St. Mark’s College at UBC. She continues to teach at St. Mark’s College and remains active in K-12 Education as a co-moderator for #bcedchat on Twitter, board member and vice-chair of the Institute for Public Education, and Editorial Board Member for Education Canada. Christine contributed her expertise to the UNBC School of Education as a member of the B.Ed. and M.Ed. Program Redesign Committees and academic lead for Leadership.

Currently, Christine is the B.Ed. Coordinator at the School of Education, Chair of the B.Ed. Advisory Committee, and course instructor. Christine is a faculty senator at UNBC and serves on the Senate Steering Committee (SCS) and Senate Committee on Curriculum and Calendar (SCCC) in addition to the President’s Task for on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Office of Indigenous Initiatives Pedagogy Committee, and Pedagogy Visioning Committee (PVC). She is an Affiliate Scholar at the Centre for the Study of Educational Leadership and Policy (CSELP) and member of the Academic Council at the Centre for Imagination in Research, Culture, and Education (CIRCE) at SFU. Christine was born and raised in Prince Rupert, BC. She loves being with her kid, enjoys being on the ice curling, and takes many food pics.

Christine is excited to pursue her research interests in leadership, assessment, policy and practice, math education, professional learning, and teacher education.

Research and Expertise

Educational Leadership, Math Education, Teacher Education, Professional Learning, Formative Assessment, Communities of Practice, and Culture and Mathematics.

Research Fields:
  • Education
Areas of Expertise:

Content Knowledge Acquisition, Policy and Practice, Teaching Out-of-Field, Teacher Efficacy, Cultural Competencies in Mathematics, and Curriculum Development.

Languages Spoken:
  • English
Not accepting graduate students
Supervises in:
  • MEd Education

Willing to co-supervise in Leadership.

Selected Publications

Ho Younghusband, C. & Koehn, D. (2022). Teacher candidates peer-oriented triads: Transforming practice through peer assessment during field experience. Canadian Journal on Action Research, 22(2), 29-45. https://journals.nipissingu.ca/index.php/cjar/article/view/553

Ho Younghusband, C. (2021). E-portfolios and exploring one's identity in teacher education. Open/Technology in Education, Society, and Scholarship Association Journal, 1(2), 1-17. DOI: https://10.18357/otessaj.2021.1.2.20

Ho Younghusband, C. (2021). E-portfolios and practicum in teacher education. Open/Technology in Education, Society, and Scholarship Association Conference Proceedings, 1(1), 1-5. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18357/otessac.2021.1.1.59

Laitsch, D., Nguyen, H., & Younghusband, C. (2021). Class size and teacher work: Research provided to the BCTF in their struggle to negotiate teacher working conditions. Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 196, 83-101. https://journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/cjeap/article/view/43458

Younghusband, C. (2021). Student agency in COVID times: Empowering students and ourselves. EdCanNetwork Canadian Education Magazine, 61(2), 19-22. https://www.edcan.ca/articles/student-agency-in-covid-times/

Laitsch, D. & Younghusband, C. (2019). British Columbia school trustee’s use of research and information seeking in decision making. Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 188, 2-14. https://journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/cjeap/article/view/70670

Younghusband, C. (2018). The signal: Questioning pedagogy. Signals of Change. EdCanNetwork Canadian Education Magazine, 58 (1), 27. https://www.edcan.ca/articles/signal-questioning-pedagogy/