Dr. Christine Ho Younghusband is passionate about teaching and learning and the role of leadership in enhancing the student learning experience in K-12 and in higher education. LEADERSHIP SHAPES LEARNING. Educators, administrators, researchers, governors, parents, community, the student are leaders of learning, which is housed within the system of policy, and implemented as practice. Christine earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership in 2017 from Simon Fraser University (SFU) and is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) in the B.Ed. Teacher Education Program and M.Ed. Leadership Program. 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).

Christine is driven by THINKING FORMATIVE. Christine’s research interests include subject matter acquisition, mentorship. assessment, professional learning, mathematics education, culture and mathematics, policies and practice, and transformative leadership. In addition to her work at UNBC, Christine is an independent educational consultant, sessional instructor at St. Mark’s College and SFU, and co-moderator of #bcedchat on Twitter. Her 25-year career in education includes teaching secondary mathematics and science in BC public schools (16-years), serving as a school trustee (7-years) and director with the BC School Trustees Association (BCSTA) Board of Directors (3-years), and contributing to the Math K-9 Curriculum Development Team (3-years) and BC Association of Mathematics Teachers (BCAMT) executive committee (8-years). At UNBC, Christine has contributed to the B.Ed. and M.Ed. Program Renewal Committees, she is a member of Senate, and she is the moderator of #UNBCed and faculty sponsor of the UNBC Education Club.

Christine is a LEARNER first. Her teaching practice is guided by her inquiry and curiosity. She leads by “learning by doing” with a willingness to try, take risks, and try again. Christine values learning experientially, is open to ongoing formative assessment, and engages regularly in reflection as a reflective practitioner. Her dissertation at SFU is titled, The Professional Learning Experiences of Non-Mathematics Subject Specialist Teachers: A Descriptive Study (see below for link to the study), captures Christine’s keen interest in out-of-field teaching, professional learning, and subject matter acquisition. She continues this PEDAGOGICAL JOURNEY as a researcher, writer, and teacher educator. If you are interested in contacting, connecting, and conversing with Christine, go to: CONTACT.

University Northern British Columbia – School of Education

Full-Time Regular Term Assistant Professor (August 2018 to July 2020)
Teacher Education and Graduate Studies in Leadership


Service Work and Affiliations

#bcedchat Co-Moderator, CSELP Affiliate Scholar, UNBC Senate, and CIRCE Academic Council


Simon Fraser University – EdD Dissertation – 2017

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

Senior Supervisor: Dr. Daniel Laitsch, PhD

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

UBC – Faculty of Eduction – Indigenous Math Education Network

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

Recent Posts

  • Renewed for 2-Years

    In Community – Understanding Place It’s the end of Week 9 and heading into Week 10 of the COVID-19 pandemic in BC. Physical distancing, washing my hands, and staying home have been my mantra and way of life for weeks. I spent the first 8-weeks in my apartment in Prince George. I was self-isolating. I […]

  • Feeling Happy

    1 am. I have come to terms with the idea that I will never sleep at regular times during the pandemic. I fell asleep on the couch at 9:30pm. Thought it would be an opportune time to go to bed at a decent hour, like 10 pm and wake up the next morning at 6 […]

  • Stepping Stones

    On my walk yesterday and today, I had the joy of reading these chalk notes on the sidewalk between College Heights Elementary School and College Heights Secondary School. It mapped out the distance from the sun to Pluto. I loved looking at the chalk messages and notations as to where each planet was located. All […]