Department of Educational Policy Studies


CGCER was founded in 2010 by Dr. Ali A. Abdi and Dr. Lynette Shultz. It is currently led by its two Co-Directors, Professor Lynette Shultz, who is a full-time faculty member in the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Professor Anna Kirova, a full-time faculty member in the Department of Elementary Education. Professor Ali A. Abdi is the founding co-director of CGCER and currently Senior Research Fellow. CGCER is accountable to the Governing Council and to the Dean of the Faculty of Education. Additionally, the Advisory Committee is comprised of members from the university (both faculty and students), and from the wider community.

CGCER builds upon the extensive work already achieved by the Global Education Network (GEN) in the department. In continuing with these initiatives, CGCER strives to enhance the University of Alberta’s reputation as a major contributor and leader in the field of global citizenship education and international education.

CGCER is located in the Education North Building, Room 5-182 G.

For more information, contact the Program Coordinator, Thashika Pillay (