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Dr. Sharon McCoubrey

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Dr. Sharon McCoubrey has succeeded in integrating two of her passions in her work, education and community arts. Sharon is an Associate Professor with a specialization in art education in the Faulty of Education at UBC, Okanagan campus. She has served as Acting Dean, Associate Dean and is currently Coordinator of Community Engagement. She obtained her Bachelor of Education and Master of Education Degrees from the University of Victoria and her Doctorate Degree from UBC, all in art education. She has been the recipient of Excellence in Art Education Awards from the BC Art Teachers Association, the Canadian Society for Education through Art, and the National Association for Education through Art (USA). She has also been presented with the Order of Lake Country for her work in Public Art, the BC Achievement Award, the UBC Alumni Outstanding Faculty Community Service Award, and the Queens Diamond Jubilee Award for her professional and community work. She is the author of several art education resource books, and was Editor of the BC Art Teacher’s Association Journal For Art Teachers for 12 years. Sharon has written numerous articles, and given many Conference presentations at the Provincial, National and International levels. Sharon’s areas of research include many aspects of art education and public art, teacher education, intergenerational learning, early learning, creativity, and aboriginal education. She served as President of the Canadian Society for Education through Art, and is Vice-Chair of the Central Okanagan Foundation.

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