Nova Scotia Inter-University Doctoral Program in Educational Studies

Scholarship that makes a difference

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A uniquely Nova Scotian program offering exciting opportunities for PhD studies with Atlantic Canada's finest educational scholars and researchers.

Nova Scotia universities have joined together to offer a world-class doctoral program that draws upon the collective resources of a renowned scholarly community.

The Nova Scotia PhD Program in Educational Studies helps talented scholars develop rich knowledge and advanced research skills so important in today's rapidly changing world.

This innovative and state-of-the-art program includes:

Graduates of the program are ideally placed to play leadership roles in a range of academic and professional organizations.


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Comprehensive Portfolio Presentation

Doctoral student, Wendy Mackey will present her comprehensive portfolio at St. Francis Xavier University

Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Time: 10:30 a.m. AST

Location: Xavier Hall 123, St. Francis Xavier University

Supervisor: Dr. Jeff Orr (StFX)
Co-supervisor: Dr. Joanne Tompkins (StFX)

Committee Members: Dr. Joanne Tompkins (StFX),
Dr. Lisa Lunney Borden (StFX)

External Examiner: Dr. Ann Sherman (UNB)

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Doctoral student, Martin Morrison will present his comprehensive portfolio at Mount Saint Vincent University

Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Time: 11:00 a.m. AST

Location: Seton 403, Mount Saint Vincent University

Supervisor: Dr. Susie Brigham (MSVU)

Committee Members: Dr. Ann Vibert (Acadia),
Dr. Marlene Ruck Simmonds (HRSB)

External Examiner: Dr. Joanne Tompkins (StFX)

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Dissertation Defense

Doctoral Candidate, Lawrence Nyika will defend his dissertation entitled, African Immigrant Secondary School Students' Participation in Health Promoting Schools: Perspectives from Nova Scotia at St. Francis Xavier University.

Date:Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Time: 1:30 p.m. AST

Location: Xavier Hall 123, St. Francis Xavier University

Supervisor: Dr. Anne Murray Orr (StFX)
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Charmaine McPherson (StFX, on leave; NS Department of Health and Wellness)

Committee Members: Dr. Maureen Coady (StFX),
Dr. Lisa Lunney Borden (StFX)

External Examiner: Dr. Twyla Salm (Regina)

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