Dr. Christine Ho Younghusband is passionate about teaching and learning and the role of leadership to enhance the student learning experience in K-12 and higher education. LEADERSHIP SHAPES LEARNING. All stakeholders are Leaders of Learning and Christine wonders about identity development, self-efficacy, and subject-matter acquisition. Christine earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership in 2017 from Simon Fraser University and she is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Northern British Columbia and Sessional Instructor at St. Mark’s College at the University of British Columbia.

Christine remains connected to K-12 as a co-moderator of #BCEdChat on Twitter and board member of the Institute for Public Education (IPE), with SFU at the Centre for the Study of Educational Leadership and Policy (CSELP) and Centre for Imagination in Research, Culture, and Education (CIRCE), and with governance and leadership as a faculty senator at UNBC and committee member of the SCS and SCCC. She is interested in Identity and System Change. Her research in informed by her experience in BC education as a second-generation Chinese-Canadian settler, secondary mathematics teacher, school trustee, and curriculum developer. Christine is a LEARNER and reflective practitioner. Welcome to Christine’s professional blog.

University Northern British Columbia – School of Education

Assistant Professor
Full-Time Regular Term (August 2018 to July 2022)
Teacher Education and Graduate Studies


University of British Columbia – Faculty of Education


Honoured to be recognized as one of the 2021-2022 Alumni Profiles.

I graduated from UBC with a B.Sc. in Chemistry with a concentration in Mathematics,
and B.Ed. (Secondary) specializing in chemistry, science, and mathematics.


Alumni Profiles 2021 – 2022


#BCEdChat on Twitter

Since 2013

Supporting the professional learning of BC Educators on Twitter.
Website: https://sites.google.com/view/bcedchat/home
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bcedchat

Working with an exceptional co-moderator crew on the #bcedchat mod-team


Simon Fraser University – Educational Leadership (EdD)

The Professional Learning Experiences of Non-Mathematics Subject Specialist Teachers: A Descriptive Study

Senior Supervisor: Dr. Daniel Laitsch, PhD
Dissertation completed in 2017

Using Survey Methods and Descriptive Statistics

Keywords: Content knowledge, Out-of-field teaching, Professional learning,  Experiential learning, Self-directed learning, Subject matter

Link to Dissertation: http://summit.sfu.ca/item/17485

Recent Posts

  • The Power of Connection

    Week 113 – May 14, 2022 – Feeling Whole Again The day after Friday the 13th. I feel rested and reconnected. I felt so lucky to be part of the professional development session in SD91 in Vanderhoof, BC hosted by KOH learning. I was able to go to this event with half a dozen teacher […]

  • Listening to My Story

    Week 112 – May 6, 2022 – Pause and Choice What an interesting week. I’m brought to a place of deep reflection and declaring what is important to me and why. Ah yes… MY WHY. Although Simon Sinek would say that your why does not change over time, what I’m realizing is that it’s taking […]

  • Asian Heritage Month

    Week 111 – May 1, 2022 – My Mom Visited Me I have a tonne of things to do. Some things are well overdue, but I’m getting to things one task at a time. I did not know that life could be so challenging at times. I feel like I’m getting to know myself all […]