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 in higher education. LEADERSHIP SHAPES LEARNING. Educators, administrators, researchers, governors, parents, community, and students are Leaders of Learning. Christine earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership in 2017 from Simon Fraser University (SFU) and currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) and Instructor at St. Mark’s College at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Christine remains connected to SFU as an Affiliate Scholar at the Centre for the Study of Educational Leadership and Policy (CSELP) and member of the Academic Council at the Centre for Imagination in Research, Culture, and Education (CIRCE). She is interested in Self and System Change. Her research in informed by her career in BC education, which includes 16-years as a secondary math teacher, 7-years as a school trustee, and 8-years in curriculum development. Christine is a LEARNER first. She is a reflective practitioner who engages experientially by “learning by doing.” Christine is a servant leader and contributes to her learning community on various committees.


University Northern British Columbia – School of Education

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


#BCEdChat on Twitter

Since 2013

Supporting the professional learning of BC Educators on Twitter.

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


Open Schools BC – Ministry of Education

Math Video Project (2019) – Focussing on Competencies


Author and co-author of the following learning activities:

“Will the salmon return?” – Math 9 and Statistics 12
“Exploring the bentwood box” – Math 8, Workplace 10/11, Apprenticeship Math 12

These activities focussed on the First Peoples Principles of Learning.

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

Descriptive Study Using Survey Methods

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


UBC Indigenous Math Education Network

Click here to read the full feature. Truly an honour to have my work and practice acknowledged at UBC.

TEDxWestVancouverED 2017

“Alignment” (Find Your Place)

Presented at TEDxWestVancouverED on September 23, 2017

To watch, click HERE.


Recent Posts

  • Finding Solace

    Week 66 – June 14, 2021 – Everyday is a NEW Day I will admit… some days are harder than others. Today was a tough day for me. I am not sure exactly what was weighing me down. I’d suspect a few things… some are personal, some professional. Slowly but surely I had to stop […]

  • Finding Time for Me

    Week 65 – June 11, 2021 – Valuing Self Nothing will change until I do something different. Profound, I know. LOL. But damn… habits of the mind, body, and soul are so challenging to change unless you can afford the time and effort enough to care to make the change. Hence, here is the obstacle. […]

  • Connection and Reconnection

    Week 64 – June 6, 2021 – Visit to Prince George What a whirlwind. On May 30th, I drove up to Prince George to start the moving process and to visit teacher candidates on Week 3 (of 4) of EDUC 490 practicum. Due to the pandemic, I have not met the teacher candidates face to […]