Enhancing the learning experiences of students.

Dr. Christine Ho Younghusband is passionate about teaching, learning, and leadership. Her mission is to enhance and improve the student learning experience, challenge the status quo in education, and create space for learners to innovate and take action. Christine completed her doctorate in Educational Leadership in 2017 at Simon Fraser University (SFU) and she is an Assistant Professor at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) in the School of Education since 2018. She is a former secondary mathematics teacher in BC public schools and 2-term school trustee serving locally in School District No. 46 (Sunshine Coast) and provincially as director for 3-years on the BC School Trustees Association Board of Directors. Christine is also a sessional instructor at St. Mark’s College at the University of British Columbia teaching CALR 526 and have taught EDUC 430 and at Simon Fraser University, EDUC 471 and EDUC 454. She has co-developed curriculum in Mathematics Education with the Ministry of Education, OpenEd BC, and First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC). Christine is driven by learning, innovating, and THINKING FORMATIVE in her practice and her research interests include mathematics education, professional learning experiences, subject matter acquisition, self-assessment through portfolios, policy & practice, and ethnic identity.

Assistant Professor (Full-Time Regular Term)
UNBC School of Education (Teacher Education and Graduate Studies)

August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2025 (renewed for 3-years)

Teaching Workload:

Winter 2024: 

  • EDUC 201 (Online) – Education Theory and Practice
  • EDUC 400 (Numeracy) – Curricular Enactment in the Elementary Years
  • EDUC 405 (Block 2) – Pedagogy, Curriculum, and Instruction: Theory in Practice
  • EDUC 421 (EY Cohort) – Assessment and Motivation

Fall 2023:

  • EDUC 394 (Block 1) – Pedagogy, Curriculum, and Instruction: Theory in Practice
  • EDUC 405 (Block 1) – Reflective Practice Though Inquiry and Portfolio
  • EDUC 491 (Block 5) – Summative Practice (Course Instructor and Practice Evaluator)
  • EDUC 405 (Block 5) – Reflective Practice Though Inquiry and Portfolio
  • EDUC 606 (Online) – Leading for Change (Multidisciplinary Leadership Program)

Sessional Instructor (St. Mark’s College at UBC): 

  • CALR 526 (Online) – Curriculum, Assessment, and Evaluation in Catholic Schools

Current Service:


  • Faculty of Human and Health Sciences – Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Accessibility Committee
  • UNBC Faculty Senator (Faculty of Human and Health Sciences)
  • UNBC Steering Committee of Senate (SCS)
  • UNBC Senate Committee on Calendar and Curriculum (SCCC)
  • UNBC Active Minds and Spark Lab – Technology Professional Development
  • EDUC 796 (Supervisor) – Portfolio (MEd – Special Education Program)
  • EDUC 798 (Member) – Comprehensive Exam (MEd – Multidisciplinary Leadership)
  • BC Teacher Education Network (BCTEN) – Communications
  • BC Rural Education Advisory – Participant
  • Canadian Association in Teacher Education (CATE) – Reviewer
  • UBC David F. Robitaille (DFR) International STEM Education Network
  • Institute for Public Education BC – Board Member (ended term on November 30, 2023)
  • KOH-Learning Team – Member – Watershed Project with UNBC and SD91
  • UNBC School of Education – Social Media – Moderator

UNBC Our Stories – Learning to Embrace Identity – Asian Heritage Month 2023



Recent publications:

Younghusband, C. H. (2023). [Review of the book Participatory action research: Ethics and decolonization, by C. Lennette]. Canadian Journal in Action Research, 23(3), 115-118. https://journals.nipissingu.ca/index.php/cjar/article/view/691

Younghusband, C. H. (2023). [Review of the book Researching with a decolonizing approach to community-based action research, by J. S. Gullion & A. Tilton]. Canadian Journal in Action Research, 23(2), 134-137.

Younghusband, C. H. (2022). Practicum during the pandemic: Zooming in. OTESSA Conference Proceedings, 2(1), 1-7. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18357/OTESSA.2022.2.1.89 https://conference.otessa.org/index.php/conference/article/view/89

Younghusband, C. H. & Koehn, D. (2022). Teacher candidates peer-oriented triads: Transforming practice through peer assessment during field experience. Canadian Journal of Action Research. 22(2), 29-45.

Recent Posts

  • Chasing or Choosing

    May 23, 2024 – I’ve used the words synonymously. STORY 3. Yes. I’ve posted a photo of the Costco soup dumplings. Am I chasing or choosing… these dumplings? I super good question. I’m not 100% sure if I could differentiate the two ideas apart. There has been many years now living in Prince George when […]

  • Shoes That Fit

    May 21, 2024 – I have more than enough. STORY 2 What I am realizing is, I am likely going to collect stories or memories as they arise into my psyche on an inspired or provoked basis versus a weekly reflection. I will continue to maintain the standard of committing to a weekly blog, but […]

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    May 19, 2024 – Shopping with my mom as a child STORY 1 It is an interesting day to write this blog post. Today is my dad’s birthday. My dad and I are somewhat in contact. Our relationship is somewhat strained or misunderstood. I am starting this blog series not in honour of him. It’s […]