Congratulations to Dr. Robinder Bedi and Dr. Jason Ellis

Congratulations to Dr. Robinder Bedi and Dr. Jason Ellis, who are among the ten UBC recipients of 2021-22 Killam Research Fellowships. The Killam Research Fellowships celebrate scholarly achievements and research excellence of faculty from across UBC.

Dr. Bedi, an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education, runs a Counselling/Psychotherapy Research, Teaching, and Service Lab that provides support and mentorship for students, faculty and professionals seeking to gain experience and expand their competence in scholarly, didactic or professional service endeavors. Dr. Bedi’s research focuses on multicultural counselling and psychotherapy, particularly with individuals of Punjabi Sikh descent, as well as ways to envision counselling as a Western cultural healing practice. Learn more about Dr. Bedi’s work.

Dr. Ellis, Associate Professor and historian in the Faculty of Education, explores how the educational past shapes the educational present. He is the author of the award-winning book, A Class by Themselves: The Origins of Special Education in Toronto and Beyond (University of Toronto Press, 2019), and editor of the journal Historical Studies in Education/Revue d’histoire de l’education. Dr. Ellis seeks to use the province’s educational past to explain, from a unique perspective, critical challenges in education in British Columbia today. Learn more about Dr. Ellis’ work.