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Dr. Carol Burbee

Assistant Professor of Educational Studies
Chair of the Educational Studies Department


Educational Studies


  • EdD, Educational Leadership: Community Leadership, Western University
  • MEd, Post-secondary Curriculum and Instruction, Simon Fraser University
  • BEd, Environmental Education (minor), Simon Fraser University
  • BA, International Studies, UNBC


Dr. Burbee is an educational leader in curriculum and instruction with a focus on early childhood education (ECE). Supporting access to education is a passion and much of Dr. Burbee's work facilitates rural and remote educators to teach and live in their home communities. Dr. Burbee works as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia's Faculty of Education concentrating on undergraduate and graduate course work and research in ECE.


Following a Research Fellowship with BC Campus to decolonize post-secondary curriculum, Dr. Burbee currently holds a grant with the Government of Canada and the BC Ministry of Education to build professional capacity for isolated, and rural and remote educators. Universal Design for Learning (inclusion) and decolonizing pedagogy are current areas of scholarly interest.


  • 2021 - 2023 Research Fellowship, BC Campus
  • 2023 Nominee for the Westcoast Teaching Excellence Award


  • Certified K-12 teacher in British Columbia (BC)
  • Certified Early Childhood Educator in BC
  • Certified Special Needs Educator in BC EQ-I
  • Certified Emotional Intelligence Leadership Coach


  • Avender, P., Burbee, C., Donison, L., Liska, K., & McDougall, P. (2021). The many layers of co-construction: Work-integrated learning at Northern Lights College. The Early Childhood Educator, 36(3).
  • Burbee, C. (2019). Leadership Opportunity in Practice: A Deep Listening and Leadership Model in Indigenizing Post-Secondary Curriculum. Robert Macmillan Symposium in Education 2019 – Diversity in Education Pedagogy: Mobilizing Education for All. March 29, 2019, London, ON, Canada.
  • Burbee, C. (2019). Fostering Professional Judgement in the Student-Educator Practicum: A Dialogical Approach. Academy for Educational Studies – Critical Questions in Education Symposium. November 12, 2019, Chicago, IL, USA.

Dr. Carol Burbee CV