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SFU Faculty of Education professor receives Ted T. Aoki Award for Distinguished Service

July 13, 2016

The Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies (CACS) Ted T. Aoki Award for Distinguished Service within the Field of Canadian Curriculum Studies recognizes individuals who have contributed greatly to the areas of research, teaching and/or professional services in curriculum studies in Canada.

SFU Faculty of Education professor, Celeste Snowber, is the recipient of the 2016 award. Dr. Snowber’s research and teaching are a reflection of Aokian philosophy, which “centers on the importance of integrating critical cultural exploration into curriculum and of exploring the notion of a lived curriculum alongside planned curriculum” (Olson, 2012).  

In the study and research of curriculum theory, Dr Snowber believes attention must be given to the wholeness of persons in relationship with one another so that we may present effective theories, policies and practices for dealing with issues of human well-being.  

Her exuberance and passion for the arts (dance education), narrative enquiry, language and identity, and social justice is woven into her pedagogy and curriculum research and teaching, contributing to the way we understand how creative and holistic approaches in education can alter our lives and the communities we live in.

The education community congratulates you on the deserving win Dr. Snowber!

Learn more about the CACS Ted T. Aoki Award here.
See Dr. Celeste Snowber’s faculty profile here.  


Olson, Sarah (2012). Celebrating an Aokian Experience: A Curriculum Scholar Review for EDU 6102. A Canadian Curriculum Theory Project. URL retrieved from http://www.curriculumtheoryproject.ca/2012/03/celebrating-an-aokian-experience-a-curriculum-scholar-review-for-edu-6102-by-sarah-olson/