Dr. Heesoon Bai

Professor, Faculty of Education

Email: heesoon_bai@sfu.ca
Phone: 778-782-9372
Office: Education Building, Room 8553

Research Interests

Following Raimondo Panikkar’s lead, I understand philosophy’s task for today’s world to be “to know, to love, and to heal.” I bring this “philosophy of philosophy” with me in my research contributions to a wide variety of fields in the area of education. Since my tenure in 2003, I have been committed to collaborative research and writing, especially involving my students as part of my supervision and mentorship. My most recent collaborative work experiments with a narrative inquiry and re/works one of the most important concepts in my philosophical work: biophilia.

Dr. Heesoon Bai


  • PhD, Philosophy of Education, University of British Columbia, 1996
  • BA (Honours, Gold Medal), Philosophy, University of Alberta, 1979


This instructor is currently not teaching any courses.