Nova Scotia Inter-University Doctoral Program in Educational Studies

Scholarship that makes a difference

Learn about the program »

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.


Full grid 1 

Comprehensive Portfolio Presentation

Student Name: Heather Hollis                          Supervisor: Dr. Mary Jane Harkins (MSVU)

                                                                    Committee Members: Dr. Laura Lee Kearns (StFX); Dr. Anne Murray Orr (StFX)   

External Examiner: Dr. Ann Vibert (Acadia)

Degree Program: PhD in Educational Studies

Date of Portfolio Presentation: Friday, January 24th, 2020

Time: 10:30am

Location: SAC 403

Collaborate Link:


Student Name: Jennifer Rizwan                  Supervisor: Dr. Donovan Plumb (MSVU)

                                                                    Committee Members: Dr. Leigh-Ann MacFarlane (MSVU); Dr. Wendy Kraglund-Gauthier (StFX)

External Examiner: Dr. DeNel Rehberg-Sedo (MSVU)

Degree Program: PhD in Educational Studies

Date of Portfolio Presentation: Thursday, January 30th, 2020

Time: 9:00am

Location: SAC 319

Collaborate Link:

Dissertation Proposal & Dissertation Defenses

Student: Keith Williams

Title of Proposal: Continuity and Change in a Marginal Food System Assemblage

Date & Time: January 24th, 2020 at 1pm

Zoom Link:

Supervisory: Dr. Jeff Orr

Committee Members: Dr. Michael Corbet, Dr. Jim Sharpe