Dr. Christine Younghusband, EdD
EDUCATOR | RESEARCHER | SCHOOL TRUSTEE

Empowering People Through Education

Dr. Christine Younghusband is LEAD LEARNER and CEO of “Christine Younghusband” and she is passionate about teaching and learning. She is currently engaging post-doctoral research as an Affiliated Scholar at the Centre for the Study of Educational Leadership and Policy at Simon Fraser University, teaching at Simon Fraser University as a Sessional Instructor, and serving as a second term School Trustee on the School District No.46 (Sunshine Coast) Board of Education. Dr. Younghusband’s career in education spans over 20 years starting with her teaching career as a secondary mathematics & science teacher to doctoral research in Educational Leadership at Simon Fraser University, curriculum development with the Ministry of Education, and politics as an elected official. In her various roles, Christine’s primary purpose is to find ways to enhance the student learning experience. Dr. Younghusband’s areas of interests are mathematics education, professional learning, subject matter acquisition, mentorship, self-assessment, and policy.


Upcoming Events:

  • Hawaii International Conference on Education (Honolulu, HI) – Presenting – January 4-7, 2018
  • BCPSEA AGM (Vancouver, BC) – Observer – January 25 & 26, 2018
  • Critical Thinking and Indigenous Education (SFU Vancouver) – Attendee – February 8, 2018
  • Critical Thinking in Curriculum Transfer (SFU Vancouver) – Attendee – February 9, 2018
  • BCSSA Spring Forum (Vancouver, BC) – Attendee – April 6, 2018
  • BC School Trustee Association AGM (Richmond, BC) – Delegate – April 26-29, 2018

EDU-Highlights of 2017:

SFU Fall Convocation – Faculty of Education – October 6, 2017

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership


TEDxWestVancouverED 2017 – “Alignment” (Find Your Place)

Presented at TEDxWestVancouverED on September 23, 2017.

To watch my TEDxWestVancouverED talk (3min, 42 sec.), click HERE.


SFU – Doctor of Education (EdD) Thesis Defence – August 17, 2017

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

To read Christine’s Dissertation or Thesis Abstract, go to:  http://summit.sfu.ca/item/17485


Recent Posts

  • Turning Point

    It’s hard to define what will be a turning point. For the longest time, I thought it would be my dissertation that would be a “significant” turning point… and it was, but not in the way that I had expected. Well, I didn’t know what to expect. Once I was able to LET GO of […]

  • Pot Kettle Black

    Here’s a photo from the archives. Me and my kid… more than 10 years ago. Where does the time go? I just dropped off my kid at school… “nagging” her about something… of which, I followed up with a text message, “don’t be your own barrier to your success.” Can this be the pot calling […]

  • Curling as an Exemplar

    I’ve returned back to curling after YEARS of not doing it… and I returned part-time. What I love about curling is, you can do this sport at any age and anytime. I learned how to curl when I was 13-years old at the Prince Rupert Curling Club, I had an 8-ender scored against me in […]

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