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 system change and educational leadership. She is passionate about teaching and learning. Christine’s career in education spans over 25-years with her career starting in BC public schools teaching secondary mathematics. 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, "The Professional Learning Experiences of Non-Mathematics Subject Specialist Teachers: A Descriptive Study” in 2017. During that time, Christine served as a school trustee, locally and provincially, facilitated numerous workshops on BC’s Curriculum, and wrote curriculum for BC’s Curriculum, First Nations Education Steering Committee, and Open Schools BC. She was a sessional at SFU and St. Mark’s College in education and leadership and remains active in BC K-12 Education as a co-moderator for #bcedchat on Twitter. Christine brings her expertise, experience, and knowledge to the School of Education and contributed to the B.Ed. and M.Ed. program renewal committees. She is a UNBC faculty senator and serves on various university committees such as the President’s Task for on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Office of Indigenous Initiatives Pedagogy Committee, and Pedagogy Visioning Committee. Christine serves on the Board of Directors for Education Canada and Institute for Public Education, she is an Affiliate Scholar at the Centre for the Study of Educational Leadership and Policy and member of the Academic Council at the Centre for Imagination in Research, Culture, and Education at SFU. Christine was born and raised in Prince Rupert, BC and excited to pursue her research interests in leadership, policy and practice, and teacher education.

Research and Expertise

Leadership, policy and practice, teacher education, professional learning, subject matter acquisition, system change, culture and mathematics, formative assessment, communities of practice.

Research Fields:
  • Education
Areas of Expertise:

Content Knowledge Acquisition, Educational Leadership, Policy and Practice, Mathematics Education, Developing Cultural Competencies in Mathematics and Teaching, Professional Learning, Formative Assessment, Curriculum Development.

Languages Spoken:
  • English
Not accepting graduate students

Selected Publications

Laitsch, D., Nguyen, H., & Ho Younghusband, C. (in press). 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.

Ho Younghusband, C. (in press). Student agency in COVID times: Empowering students and ourselves. Canadian Education Magazine. EdCanNetwork.

Laitsch, D. & Ho 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. p. 2-14.

Younghusband, C. (2018). The signal: Questioning pedagogy. Signals of Change.

Canadian Education Magazine. EdCanNetwork. 58 (1). p. 27.