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

  • Just for Me

    Week 87 – November 13, 2021 – Understanding My Agency This is a strange journey indeed. I spend a lot of time helping others in my work to understand their agency. Now the tables have turned and I need to understand my agency and why it’s important. I feel that I have turned corner in […]

  • Gratitude for Being Home

    Week 86 – November 7, 2021 – Flying During the Pandemic It feels so good to be back home. I never thought I would find myself saying that. I resisted for several years and now that I’m back home, I can wholeheartedly say that I am in the right place at the right time. It’s […]

  • Doing What’s Right

    Week 85 – October 31, 2021 – Trick or Treat? It’s the end of birthday month. Mixed feelings. I enjoyed having my family visit me in Prince George on my birthday weekend. Lots happening since with work, with life. Things are shifting and I am learning. Some of this learning was humbling. Some of it […]