October 31, 2022
The Faculty of Education congratulates Dr. Michelle Stack on her appointment as Academic Director, UBC Learning Exchange. As Academic Director, Dr. Stack will lead the unit ensuring that its work aligns with UBC’s academic mission.
Dr. Stack is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Studies. Her central research interest concerns how people, knowledge and institutions are categorized and the influence of these categorizations on our ability to grapple with inequity.
Dr. Stack is the author of Global University Rankings and the Mediatization of Higher Education (Palgrave), Global University Rankings and the Politics of Knowledge (Open Access Book, University of Toronto), and “Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic: University Rankings or Co-operatives as a Strategy for Developing an Equitable and Resilient Post-Secondary Education Sector?” (International Review of Education) and co-editor with Dr. André Mazawi of Course Syllabi in Faculties of Education: Bodies of Knowledge and their Discontents, International and Comparative Perspectives (Bloomsbury).
Dr. Stack received the Killam Teaching Prize for her innovative courses focusing on knowledge translation and equity, intergenerational and community engaged learning, and commitment to advocating for students. She received the UBC Public Humanities Hub’s inaugural Public Engagement Award in recognition of her work as a public scholar and her commitment to assisting students and colleagues in expanding scholarly conversations through media engagement.
Over the last three years, Dr. Stack has worked with colleagues in Global South and Global North contexts to explore the possibility of social solidarity economies with a focus on campus cooperatives as a way to provide opportunities for democratic decision-making, and food, job, and housing security for students, staff and faculty.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Michelle Stack on her new role.