Ratna Ghosh

Title: 
Dr., C.M., O.Q., F.R.S.C.
Academic title(s): 
  • Distinguished James McGill Professor

  • William C. Macdonald Professor 
Contact Information
Address: 

Education Room 322
(514) 398-4527 Ext. 094761

Email address: 
ratna.ghosh [at] mcgill.ca
Department: 
Department of Integrated Studies in Education
Biography: 

Dr. Ratna Ghosh is Distinguished James McGill Professor and William C. Macdonald Professor of Education at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She has been leading a research team at the Faculty of Education in McGill University named Preventing Extremism through Educational research (PEER). She was Dean of Education from July 1998 to December 2003. She was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada (C.M.) in 2000, Officer of the Order of Quebec (O.Q.) in 2005, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (F.R.S.C.) in 1999. She is also a Full Member of the European Academy of Arts, Sciences and Humanities. She has been honored as a Membre Émérite (Eminent Member) of the Order of Excellence in Education by the Government of Quebec. Her publications in books, journals and encyclopedias, her prestigious grants and teaching reflect her varied research interests. She has done research in Canada, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Professor Ghosh was featured in the Canadian Edition of Time Magazine, October 13, 2003 issue as one of "Canada's Best in Education".

In 2009 she was selected for the Power List published by India Abroad.

She is the recipient of the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award in 1996, and has received several awards from national and international organizations. She has held important administrative positions at McGill, as Director of Graduate Studies and Research for the Faculty of Education, and Acting Director of McGill International. She has had an important leadership role in the development and governance of the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, which is a consortium of Canadian universities involved in academic exchanges and programs between India and Canada. She served as its Resident Director in New Delhi, India, in 1982-83, and as President of the Institute from 1988-90. She has been on the Board of Directors (as well as the Education and International Committees) of the Canadian Human Rights Foundation. She is on the editorial board of several international journals. In 2009 she was elected as the President (2011-2012) of the Comparative and International Education Society of the U.S.

Degree(s): 

Ph.D in Comparative and International Education,
Department of Educational Foundations,
University of Calgary

M.A. in Comparative and International Education, Department of Educational Foundations,
University of Calgary

B.A. Honours in English with Distinction,
University of Calcutta

Music Diploma in Pianoforte and Theory,
Trinity College of Music,
London, England

Area of expertise: 

Academic and Scholarly Positions

Year

Position

2018

Distinguished James McGill Professor, McGill University

Feb-Apr 2014

Fellow, Australia India Institute, University of Melbourne, during Sabbatical Leave

Sept 2014 Research Partner, PREVNet (Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence) a National Network Centre of Excellence, Canada
Sept 2014 Senior Affiliate, The Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society (TSAS)
Jan-June 2013

Sabbatical leave: Jawaharlal University, Delhi; East West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

Jan 2004- Dec 2010 James McGill Professor, McGill University
Jan-April,
2004, 2005, 2006
MMSH (Maison méditerranéenne des sciences de l'homme), (C.N.R.S., Universités d’Aix-Marseille I et III) Institute recherches et d’etudes sur le monde Arabe et Musulman (IREMAM-CNRS) Aix-en-Provence, France
May-June, 2005, 2006 Sabbatical Leave Visiting Fellow, Et. Edmund's College, Cambridge University, England
March, 2004 Sabbatical Leave University of Turin, Italy
1998 - 2003 Dean, Faculty of Education, McGill University
1998 Half year sabbatical leave in Mexico
1996 - 1997 Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Cultures & Values in Education, McGill University
1994 William C. Macdonald Chair in Education, McGill University
1988 Full Professor, Faculty of Education, McGill University
1995 - 1998 Department of Cultures & Values in Education, McGill University
1988 - 1995 Department of Administration & Policy Studies in Education, McGill University
1995 - 1997 Director of Research, Department of Cultures & Values in Education, McGill University
1985 Visiting Scholar, St. Edmunds College, University of Cambridge, U.K.
1981 - 1988 Associate Professor, Department of Administration & Policy Studies in Education, McGill University
1982 - 1983 Sabbatical Year, Senior Research Scholar, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, New Delhi, India
1977 - 1981 Assistant Professor, Administration & Policy Studies, Faculty of Education, McGill University
1976 - 1977 Visiting Assistant Professor, Educational Foundations, University of Calgary
Courses: 
  • Education in Developing Nations
  • Education and Development
  • Women, Education and Development
  • Studies in Comparative Education
  • Women in Educational Policy
  • Education in Multicultural Societies
  • Sociology of Education
  • Comparative Education
  • Research Methods
  • Culture and Education
  • Policy Studies in Education
  • Pro-Seminar I for doctoral cohort
Current research: 

Research Grants, Development Projects and Fellowships

Unless otherwise indicated, amounts are in Canadian dollars

2018-2019 Preparing professionals to dialogue about extremism and radicalization: A look at the ERC programs in French and English Montreal. Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society Principal Investigator (TSAS) $15,000
2016-2017 Educational Trajectories of radicalized females in Montreal. Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society Principal Investigator (TSAS) $14,285
2016-2018 Pathways to radicalization among multicultural youth in Canada. Partnership Development Grants- Community and College Social Innovation Fund. Social Science and Humanities Council of Canada (SSHRC) Co-Investigator ($240,000)
2015-2020 Countering religious extremism through education in multicultural Canada. Insight Grant, Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Principal Investigator. [more information]
2015-2022 Research on Terrorism, Security and Society in Canada: A Collaborative Approach. SSHRC Partnership Grant. Co-applicant. $1,595,080 over 7 years.
2015-2016 Acculturative Stress, Identity, and Self-Esteem Issues among Immigrant Seniors withCompromised Autonomy in MontrealMcGill, SSHRC Internal Sub-Committee ($3,000)
2014-2015 Education and Security: A Literature Report. Tony Blair Faith Foundation, London, UK.
2011-2013 Middle class educated women in India: Caught between dichotomies of globalization and a patriarchal social matrix. ($180,000) Social Science Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Principal Investigator. [more information]
2009 - 2011 Women’s Empowerment and Education: Panchayats and Women’s Self Help Groups in India. Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Grant, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute. $80,000
2009 - 2012 Exacerbating Conflicts – Promoting Peace? The Role of Social Science and Language Textbooks in South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka). R. Ghosh, co-Investigator. Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, TrancCoop-Programm. 37,000 Euros
2008 - 2009 2008-2009 The National Knowledge Commission Report, 2006; Its Implications for Women's Education in West-Bengal, R. Ghosh Principal Investigator, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Development Seed Grant: $20,000.
2007 - 2008 Values and teacher Education: Project funded by the Chilean Ministry of Education. Santiago, Chile
2006 - 2009 Construction of the “Other” in Curricula and Textbooks: A Post-Structuralist Analysis of Nationalist Identities in India and Pakistan, R. Ghosh Principal Investigator, Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC): $145,542
2005 - 2009 Écoles, culture et santé mentale: une articulation a repenser dans une societé en transformation. Team Grant : Total $50,000 my portion $12,000. Fonds de la recherché en santé Quebec (FRSQ). (Project: Educational and Mental Health Issues faced by Bangladeshi Students in Montreal)
2005 - 2008 Co-Applicant Rousseau, Cécile. Conséquences du terrorisme sur la santé mentale et le développement moral des enfants: Repenser les modèles d'intervention et de prévention Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Operating Grant, Rousseau, C., Ghosh, R., Guzder, J., Hussain, M., Lashley, M., Measham, $124,279
2003 Education and democracy in Islamic societies: Implications for human security. $20,000 conference grant, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
2003 - 2006 Multicultural approaches to education, North American Mobility Project (NAFTA) $160,000 team grant
2002 - 2007 Consolidation of food security in India, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). $5 million team grant (Gender Specialist)
2002 - 2003 Multicultural approaches to education: North American Mobility Project (NAFTA)
1999 - 2000 Intercultural values and their relationship to education: a comparative study of Japan and Canada. International Council for Canadian Studies. $8,000 (Principal Investigator)
1998 - 2001 Economic liberalization and its impact on women and women’s education in India and China. Fonds pour la formation de chercheurs et l’aide à la recherche du Québec (FCAR) $70,000. (Principal Investigator)
1999 - 2002 Impact of private professional college education on young women, and their attitude towards marriage and work in India (Individual Grant) Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. $ 71,413.

Fields of Research and Study

Academic Areas

  • Comparative and International Education
  • Multicultural education; race relations; human rights and education; identity
  • Teacher education in cross-cultural perspective
  • Women in comparative perspective
  • Sociology of racial, ethnic and religious minorities,  and socio-economically deprived groups in comparative perspective
  • Globalization and social justice

Sociology of Education in Developing Areas

  • Education and development
  • International development and cooperation (bilaterial, non-governmental)
  • The impact of globalization and economic liberalization policies on education

Women in Development

  • The impact of globalization and economic liberalization policies on women
  • Women in science, engineering and technology
  • Women, Education and employment: micro‑enterprises/ agriculture

Review of Educational Institutions

2016 Member of External Review Committee Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta.
2011 University of West Indies (Mona Campus, Jamaica)
Department of Educational Studies
2006 University of West Indies (Cave Hill Campus, Barbados)
School of Education
2004 Islamia Educational Colleges, Amman, Jordan
2003-2005 Royal University for Women Academic Partnership Project , Kingdom of Bahrain (Team Leader)
2002 The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
Selected publications: 

Please note: This list is from the past ten years only.

Books

Bakhsae, M., McAndrew, M.& Ghosh, R. (eds.) (submitted to McGill Queen’s University Press) The South Asian Population in Quebec: Immigration, Integration and Participation.

Ghosh, R., (2014). Redefining multicultural education: Inclusion and the right to be different (3rd ed. with Mariusz Galcznyski). Toronto, Ontario: Canadian Scholars’ Press. (1996, 1st ed., Toronto: Harcourt Brace & Co.; 2004, 2nd ed., Nelson Thomas Learning)

Ghosh, R. & Abdi, A. (2013, 2nd ed.) Education and the Politics of Difference: Canadian Perspectives. Toronto: Canadian Press. (Foreword by Carlos Torres). (Foreword for the 2004 edition by Henry Giroux)

Ghosh, R. (2014) Third Edition with Mariusz Galcznyski) Redefining Multicultural Education: Inclusion and the Right to be Different. Toronto, Ontario: Canadian Scholars’ Press. (1996 First Edition Toronto: Harcourt Brace & Co., 2nd ed 2004 Nelson Thomas Learning)

Special Issues

Ghosh, R. and Lussier, D. (Eds.) (November, 2011). Ccontemporary Issues in Diversity and Education, Special Issue of Canadian and International Education.

Ghosh, R and McDonough. K. (Spring, 2011) Diversity and Education for Liberation. Special Edition of Canadian Issues/Thèmes Canadiens for the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and international Education Society (CIES).

Anyon, J., Ghosh, R. & Mickelson, R. (January, 2007) Editors. New Perspectives on Youth Development and Social Identity in the 21st Century. Special issue, Teacher College Record. Columbia University, New York, Volume 109 No. 2.

Chapters in Books

Ghosh, R., McAndrew, M., Babae, M. (submitted) The Context of Reception in South Asians in Quebec, Bakhshae, McAndrew & Ghosh (eds.)

Ghosh, R., (2018) Education, Religions and Religious Extremism InLundy, Brandon D., Akanmu G. Adebayo, and Sherrill W. Hayes, eds.Atone: Religion, Conflict, and Reconciliation. Lanham, MD, Lexington Books.

Ghosh, R., (in press) Juxtaposing the Educational Ideas of Gandhi and Freire in The Wiley Handbook on Paulo Friere.

Ghosh, R., McAndrew, M., Babae, M. (submitted) The Context of Reception in South Asians in Quebec, Bakhshae, McAndrew & Ghosh (eds.)

Ghosh, R., & W. T. Alice Chang (2017) The role of religious education (RE) in countering religious extremism in diverse and interconnected societies in M. Sivasubramaniam & R. Hayhoe (Eds) Religion and Education: Comparative and International Perspectives, Oxford: Symposium Books.(Oxford Studies in Comparative Education Series with Professor David Phillips as series editor). Pp. 335-351.

Ghosh, R., and Galcszynski, M. (2016) Shaping Leadership in Epstein, E. (ed)  Crafting a Global Field, NY: Springer pp. 188-198.

Ghosh, R., (August, 2015) Education in Secular Democratic Societies: the challenge of religious diversity. In Sikka, S., Puri, B. & Beaman, L. (Eds.) Living with Religious Diversity. New Delhi: India,     Routledge pp.137-152.

Galczynski, M., Tsagkaraki, V., & Ghosh, R. (2015). Further unpacking multiculturalism in the classroom: Continuing to explore the politics of difference through current events. In L. Wong & S. Guo (Eds.), Multiculturalism in Canada: Theories, Polices and Debates. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers pp. 289-310.

Naseem, M.A. and Ghosh, R. (2010) Construction of the ‘Other’ in History Textbooks in India and Pakistan in Pampanini, G., Adly, F. and Napier, D.B. (Eds.) Interculturalism, Society and Education. Rotterdam: Sense

Ghosh, R. and Chakravarti, P. (2010) (Released at the World Council of Comparative Education Societies in June 2010) Women’s Education in India at the start of the Twenty-First Century: Implications of the National Knowledge Commission Reports. In A Tribute to David N. Wilson: Clamouring for a Better World, Masemann, V., Majhanovich, S., Truong, N and Janigan, K.   (eds.). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

R. Ghosh (2004; 2nd updated edition 2010). Canada a Multicultural Policy in Balancing Change and Tradition in Global Education Reform, Edited by Iris Rotberg.   Lanham:Maryland, U.S.A.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group/

Ghosh, R. Naseem, A., Vijh. Ashok. (2010).Tagore and Education: Gazing beyond the Colonial Cage. In A. Abdi (Ed.) Decolonizing Philosophies of Education. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers

Ghosh, R., Abdi, A. and Naseem, A. (2008). Identity in colonial and postcolonial contexts: select discussions and analyses. In A. Abdi & G. Richardson (Eds.), Decolonizing democratic education: trans-disciplinary dialogues. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers

Ghosh, R. (2008).  Globalization, Education and Women in India in Abdi, Ali A. & Guo, Shibao (Eds.) Education and Social development. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers (pp. 105-127).

Ghosh, R. and Abdi, A.(2007) Schooling and Society: Perspectives on Knowledge, Culture, and Difference in Writing and Reading Across the Disciplines by Laurence Behrens, et al, (Eds.), Toronto: Pearson Longman.

Ghosh, R. (2007).  Women’s Education as Human Rights Education in Abdi, Ali A. & Shultz, Lynette (Eds.) Educating for Human Rights and Global Citizenship. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, pp.81-93.

Ghosh, R. (2006) Preface.  Gender Equality in Iranian History: From Pre-Islamic Time to The Present. New York: The Edwen Mellen.

Ghosh, R., Tarrow,N., & Elizondo, A.,(2003) "Program Differences in Values Teaching in Teacher Education Programs: Canada, Mexico and the United States." In Teaching, Learning, and Student Motivation in a Multicultural Context, F. Salili and R. Hoosain, (Eds.). Connecticut: Information Age Publishing, pp.173-192.

Ghosh, R. & Vijh, A.K., “Science, Gender and Multiculturalism.” In The Canadian Multicultural Experience: Myth and Reality, A. Richardson and G. Merchant, (Eds.). Edmonton: ICRN Press (2003).

Articles in Refereed Journals

Ghosh, R. (submitted) The potential of the Ethics and Religious Culture (ERC) program for combating violent extremism among youth in (Mcdonough, K. and Chan, A. eds.) Religion and Education Special Issue on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the ERC Program 2018.

Ghosh, R., & Mahbub, T. (forthcoming). Property rights of women in India: Constitutional equality and the paradox of unequal share of property. Les cahiers du genre. (Special issue on “Genre et droits de propriété,” edited by Talahite, F. and Deguilhem, R.).

Ghosh, R. (2018) Multiculturalism in a Comparative Perspective: Australia, Canada and India, Canadian Ethnic Studies Journal. 50.1

Ghosh, R., Chan, A., Manuel. A., Maihemuti, D. (2016) Can Education Counter Violent Religious Extremism? In Canadian Foreign Policy Journal. Online versions at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/11926422.2016.1165713.  Print Version 22, (3). 1-17

Ghosh, R. (accepted for publication) The moral challenge to violence in schools, International Review of Education – Journal of Lifelong Learning (UNESCO).

Ghosh, R. and Mahbub, T. (forthcoming) Property Rights of Women in India: Constitutional equality and the paradox of unequal share of property in Special Issue on “Genre et droits de propriété” (Talahite, F. and Deguilhem, R. Eds.)  pour Les cahiers du genre, Paris, France.

Ghosh, R., Chakravarti, P., and Mansi, K. (April 2015) Women's Empowerment and Education: Panchayats and Women's Self Help Groups in India, Special Issue: Indian Education at the Crossroads of Postcoloniality, Globalization and 21stC Knowledge Economy in Policy Futures in Education, (Mousumi Mukherjee, ed.), 13 (3), pp. 294-314.  Oxford, U.K.: Symposium Journals.

Ghosh, R. (2013). Diversity and Quality in Higher Education: A comparison of preferential policies in India and the U.S. In Higher Education Forum Vol.10 (pp.35-49), Research Institute for Higher Education (RIHE), Hiroshima University.

Galczyinski, M., Tsagkaraki, V. and Ghosh, R. (2013) Unpacking Multiculturalism in the Classroom:Using Current Events to Explore the Politics of Difference. Canadian Ethnic Stuides Journal 43(3). 

Ghosh, R. (December 2012). School Effectiveness: Pursuing Excellence and Inclusion. Asia Pacific Journal of Educational Development. 1:2 pp. 1-6.

Ghosh, R. (August 2012) Diversity and Excellence in Higher Education. Comparative Education Review. 56:3, pp. 349-365

Ghosh, R. and Guzder, J. (November, 2011).  Re-bordering Immigrant and Refugee Identities in Quebec’s Multicultural Society: the case of South Asian (SA) youth. In Contemporary Issues in Diversity and Education (R. Ghosh and D. Lussier Eds.) Special Issue of Canadian and International Education. 40:2, pp.12-33 

Ghosh, R, (2008). Education, Women and Development: The Anomaly of Women’s Education in India. Journal of Education and Development in the Caribbean, 10, (1).

Ghosh, R., Mickelson, R. and Anyon, J., (2007). Introduction to the Special Issue on New Perspectives on Youth Development and Social Identity in the 21st Century [Special issue]. Teachers College Record, 109, (2), 1-5.

Ghosh, R. (2004) Public Education and Multicultural Policy in Canada: the special case of Quebec. International Review of Education, 50, (5-6), 543-566.

Ghosh, R. (2004) Globalization in the North American Region: toward renegotiation ofcultural space. McGill Journal of Education, 39, (1), 87-101.

Ghosh, R. & Naseem, A., (2003). Colonial and Post-Colonial Construction of Identity: A Comparison of Teenage Identities in Macau, Hong Kong and Goa [Monograph]. PICRA (July-August).

Ghosh, R. & Naseem, A., (2003). Education is That Which Liberates: Educational Philosophy of Rabindranath Tagore [Special issue]. Journal of Post-Colonial Studies.

Other Publications: Print and Media

Ghosh, R., Tiflati, H., Chan, A., Dhali, H. H. and Dilimulati, M. (2018). Trajectories of Radicalized Females in Montreal. TSAS (Canadian network for research on terrorism, security and society). Working Papers: TSAS WP 2018-05: https://www.tsas.ca/working-papers/

Ghosh, R. (Oct. 2017) Gandhi and global citizenship education. Global Commons Review, Issue 1. UNESCO-UCLA Chair in Global Learning and Global Citizenship Education: Los Angeles.

Ghosh, R. (2017) South Asian Immigration to Canada in Our Immigration Saga: Canada @150.Canadian Issues. Spring Issue. Montreal: Association for Canadian Studies.

Ghosh, R., Manuel, A., Chan, A., Maihemuti, D. (February, 2016). Education and Security: A Global Literature Report on Countering Violent Extremism.  Tony Blair Faith Foundation, London, U.K. pp.84

Ghosh, R. (February 10, 2016) How education, not surveillance, is most effective in countering violent extremism for In-depth Series on Books, Not Bombs: Exploring a crucial missing piece in counter extremism strategies in Open Canada.Org (https://www.opencanada.org/).

Ghosh, R. (2016, March 6-10) Video: Series on recent presidents of CIES for the 60th anniversary of the Comparative and International Education Society, launched in Vancouver, Canada.

Ghosh, R. (2016, August 22-26). Video for the Series on A Study of Global Comparative and International Education Pioneers, Leaders, and Programs to be launched at the World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES) Congress in Beijing, China.

Ghosh, R. (2015, May 26). CTV News: Interview on Radicalization, 6 pm News.

Galczynski, M., & Ghosh, R. (2014, December 24). “A teachable moment:Alberta’s gay-straight alliance debacle” [Scholarly Commentary]. NewCanadian Media: The Pulse of Immigrant Canada. Retrieved from http://newcanadianmedia.ca/item/22137

Ghosh, R. (July 12, 2014) A Hundred Years After Komagatamaru: Multiculturalism in Australia, Canada and India. Fearless Nadia Occasional Papers, Australia India Institute, University of Melbourne, Melbourne Australia.

Ghosh, R. (March 2014) Education In Secular Democratic Societies: The Challenge of Religious Diversity in  (S. Sikka and L. Beaman, eds.) Living with Religious Diversity: special issue of the IIC Quarterly (Winter 2013-Spring 2014).  pp. 86-101

Ghosh, R. (2013) “Roots of Violence Against Women” in Ajit Jain (ed.) Violence Against Women: All Pervading. Toronto: Elsworth Heyworth Center for Women. Pp.83-87.

Ghosh, R. (Spring, 2011) Multiculturalism and Education as That which Liberates.  In Diversity and Education for Liberation (R.Ghosh and K. Macdonnough Eds.), Special Edition of Canadian Issues/Thèmes Canadien, pp.3-8

Ghosh, R. (2008) Racism: Can education help prevent it?  Education Canada, Toronto: Canadian Education Association.

Invited Book Reviews

Ghosh, R.(2009) Women and Social Reform in India by Sumit Sarkar and Tanika Sarkar, Journal of Comparative Family Studies. 41:3, pp.478-480.

Conferences: 

Keynote Addresses and Invited Talks

Invited panel discussion organized by the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, Shaw Centre, Ottawa, Canada.

Title Place

Comparing Gandhi and Freire: their educational philosophies
December 12, 2017

Distinguished Valedictory Session Speaker: International Symposium on Other Ways of Knowing and Doing: Globalizing Social Science Knowledge in Higher Education, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipath, India.

Fostering Global Citizenship through Student and Faculty Exchanges.

September 23, 2017

Distinguished Speaker: Sixth Worldwide Forum on Comparative Education, Beijing, China.

 

Universities for Building a Knowledge Society: Research and Innovation (and Responsibility)
March 18, 2017

Distinguished Speaker: International Conference inaugurated by the President of India, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee on “Universities of the Future: Knowledge, Innovation and Responsibility," organised by the International Institute for Higher Education Research and Capacity Building (IIHEd) of O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipath, India.

Education and the Challenge of Inclusion in India.
December 13, 2016

Featured Speaker, Symposium on Inclusive Education, Department of Education, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India.

Education and development in India.
Nov. 29, 2016

Speaker Series on India: The Way Ahead. India Students' Association at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.

Challenges of women in Science.
July 21, 2016

Survival Skills Workshop, organized by INRS(Institute Recherches Scientific) Energy. Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

Inclusive Education: What does it mean in India?
July 19, 2016
International Seminar on Contemporary Trends in Education jointly organized by the Kingston Educational Institute and West Bengal State University, Barasat, West Bengal, India.

Including the Excluded
July 17, 2016

Sir Asutosh Mukherjee College Centennial lecture. Kolkata, India.

Preventing Radicalization through Education.
June 8, 2016

Featured speaker. "Awakening Humanity: Preventing Radicalization through Education," The Foundation for the Compulsory Study of Genocide in Schools, Montreal, Canada.

How can education empower women against violence?
March 15, 2016

Panel discussion on Oscar-winning documentary "Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness" Organized by the McGill Students for Oxfam-Quebec. Montreal, Quebec.

Educating to Counter Religious Extremism: policy challenges
June 18, 2015

Invited panel discussion organized by the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, Shaw Centre, Ottawa, Canada.

Can Education Counter Religious Extremism?
March 30, 2015
Comparative, International and Development Education Centre (CIDEC), Ontario Institute in Studies in Education (OISE), Toronto.
Panel discussion (How can education empower women against violence?) on Oscar winning documentary “Girl in the River: The Price of forgiveness.”
March 15, 2014

Organized by the McGill Students for Oxfam-Quebec.

Education and Diversity: Canadian Perspectives
March 14, 2014
Murdoch University, Dean’s Seminar Series, Perth

Women’s Empowerment and Education: Panchayats and Self-Help Groups in India,
March 27, 2014

University of Melbourne, Melbourne

Democracy, Inclusion and Education: Differing Perspectives from Canada
April 10, 2014

University of Sydney, Sydney

Aboriginal Education in Canada and Australia
April 16, 2014

Oodgeroo Seminar Series, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.

Diversity, Inclusion and Education in Canada: Multiculturalism, Interculturalism and Aboriginal Perspectives.
April 16, 2014

Dean’s Seminar Series, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.

Social Development and Business Growth: the significance of Women's Participation.
January 17, 2014
Keynote speech at the National Seminar on Business Growth and Corporate Sustainability, CGDSD College, Chandigarh, India.
Gender and Education: Special reference to Jordan
November 23, 2013
Plenary Session 6th International Conference of the Jordan Society for Scientific Research, Amman, Jordan.

School Effectiveness: pursuing excellence and diversity
October 19-20, 2012)

2012 Global Forum in Education, National Academy of Educational Research, New Taipei City, Taiwan

School Education in Canada
(October 18, 2012)

School of Education, Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan

General Features of K-12 Education in Canada
(October 17, 2012)

Taiwan National Normal University, School of Education, Taipei, Taiwan.

Tagore and the Renaissance of Indian Thought: why is he neglected in the West?
(October 6, 2012)

150th  celebration of Tagore’s Birth, Kabir Cultural Centre, Montreal, Canada

Diversity and Educational Policy in Canada
(September 26, 2012)

School of Education, National Center of Ethnic Studies, MInzu University of China, Beijing, China
Educational Policy and Practices in Multicultural Canada
(September 24, 2012)
International Symposium on "Hot Issues of Worldwide Education Reform," Beijing Normal University Beijing, China
Diversity and Excellence in Higher Education: Is there a conflict?
(April 26, 2012)
Presidential Address, Comparative and International Education Society (U.S.) Annual Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Educational Development and Social Change: Women in Science, Engineering and Technology
(October 22, 2011)
World Forum on Comparative Education, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

Constructing the Self and the Other: a comparison of history textbooks in India and Pakistan.
(January 28, 2011)

Seminar in honour of Vandra Masseman, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), Toronto, Canada
Educational Policy and Practices in Multicultural Canada
(February 5, 2010)
Department of Sociology, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India
Nationalism and Education in French Canada (Québec): the case of South Asian youth
(February 4, 2010)
Department of Sociology, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India
Nationalism and Education on French Canada (Quebec)
(January 15, 2010)
National University for Educational Policy and Adminsitration (NUEPA), New Delhi, India
English Language Schools and the Ongoing Challenge of Diversity
(May 22, 2009)
Quebec Community Groups Network & Association for Canadian Studies, Seminar on Exploring Diversity in English Speaking Quebec, Atwater Library, Montreal
Education and Human Rights
(May 7, 2009)
Concordia University Conference on Transformation through Learning, Education Students, Concordia University Library, Montreal
Racisme, antisémitisme et discriminations en éducation : comment transformer les données de la recherche en outils pédagogiques et en pratiques?
(March 13, 2009)
Seminar, Université du Québec a Montréal (UQAM), Montreal
Education and Social Policy in Canada: The special case of Quebec
(April 6, 2008)
University of Geneva, Faculté de psychologie et des sciences de l'éducation, Geneva.
What does a Gender Gap in Indian Society mean?
(March 14, 2008)
Shastri-McGill Roundtable, McGill University, Montreal
Diversity and Educational Policy in Canada: Contemporary Issues.
(February 13, 2008)
Zakir Hussain Centre for Educational Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru Univeristy, New Delhi, India
Racism: Can education help prevent it?
(August 15, 2007)
City of Calgary, UNESCO Program on Commitment to Ending Racism, Global Fest, Calgary
Democratizing Education in India: The paradox of the Reservation Policy
(March 30, 2007)
China India Development and Relations Symposium (CIDRS), Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations, New York City.
Global Challenges for Internationalization in Higher Education
(February 23, 2007)
Public Lecture, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
Education and Canada and Multicultural Reality
(December 12, 2006)
Centre for Canadian Studies University of Delhi, Delhi, India
Globalization and the Impact on the Education of Women in India.
(October 4, 2006)
Kapoor Lecture: Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
Canadian Women: From non-persons to persons
(November 25, 2005)
Invited talk. Symposium of the Royal Society of Canada, Ottawa
Femmes, droits humains et citoyenneté mondiale en relation à l’Inde, à l’Asie du Sud et au Moyen-Orient
(May 11, 2005)
Institut de recherches et d’etudes sur le monde Arabe et Musulman (IREMAM-CNRS) Aix-en-Provence, France (Invited Address)
Deconstructing Boundaries of Hate in Indian and Pakistani Curricula and Textbooks: A Post-structuralist Analysis of Militaristic Nationalism
(June 9, 2005)
Von Hügel Insitute, Cambridge University, England (Invited Talk)
Women and the Globalization of Difference: does education change their status?
(December 3, 2004)
Invited talk at the Centre of Excellence in Sociology, Kansei Gakuin University, Nishinomiya, Japan
Issues for Women in Science and Technology in Japan
(November 29, 2004)
Keynote Speaker at the Conference on Women in Science, Trade and Technology, Tokyo, Jointly sponsored by the governments of Canada and Japan, November 29-30, December 1, 2004
Women’s Education and Human Rights
(November 13, 2004)
Plenary Speech at the conference on Shared Learning and Dialogue: Educating for Human Rights and Global Citizenship, Edmonton, Alberta,), November 11-13, 2004
Women in science, engineering and technology
(November 25, 2003)
Invited talk at the President’s Internationalization Achievement Awards, University of Calgary
Challenges, New Initiatives and Directions
(October 8, 2003)
President’s Advisory Council Meeting. Royal Society of Canada, Acadia University, Wolfsville, Nova Scotia
The Role of National Academies in Removing Gender Bias: Glass Ceilings and Leaky Pipelines
(June 24, 2003)
Royal Society of London, London, U.K.
Globalization: Results of Research in South Asia
(April 2002)
Interdisciplinary workshop series on “Gender and Rapid Economic Growth in Contemporary East, Southeast, and South Asia.” University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Impact of Globalization on Women
(April 2002)
Invited talk. Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce, Montreal, Quebec
Globalization, Gender and Education in Developing Countries
(March 2002)
Keynote address. International Conference on Problems and Prospects of Education in Developing Countries, University of the West Indies, Barbados, W.I.

International Conferences Organization

2015-2016

International Convenor, Thematic Group #6 (Diversity and Standardization), Planning Committee, World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES) Conference, Beijing, China. August 2016

2009-2011

Organizer, Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society of the US (CIES) held in Montreal, May 1-5, 2011 (2100 participants)

2008

Organizer: Diversity and Critical Issues in Education in the Next Decade, McGill University, Dec. 3,4, 2008

Conference Presentations

Ghosh, R. and Jing, X. (March 29, 2018) Rhetoric and Realities in Countering Radicalization in Education: Data from Canada. Comparative and International Education Society Conference, Mexico City.

Ghosh, R. (Nov. 24, 2017). Pecha Kucha presentation: Research on Extremism and Society at the iFair, Celebration of Excellence. Royal Society of Canada, Winnipeg, Canada.

Ghosh, R. (Nov. 3, 2017). How can professional teacher education programs prepare teachers to produce global citizens in diverse classrooms? Working Conference on Globalization and Diversity in Education: What does it mean for Canadian Teacher Education? Canadian Association for Teacher Education (CATE), Halifax, Canada

Ghosh, R., Babaei, M., Dilimulati, M., Chan, A. (Dec. 1, 2017): Building inclusive communities to counter religious extremism through Human Rights Education. 8th International Conference on Human Rights Education, Montreal, Canada

Ghosh, R., Chan, A., Manuel, A., Dilimulati, M. (August 2017): Can education counter religious extremism? Society for Terrorism Conference, New York University: New York

Ghosh, R. (March 16, 2017) Debunking Myths about Immigration and Radicalization. In 19th National Metropolis Conference, Montreal.

Ghosh, R, (March 9. 2017) Aspects of Education and Violent Extremism: Canadian teachers’ views on education’s role in religious extremism. Comparative and International Education Society Conference, Atlanta, USA

Ghosh, R. (March 8, 2017) Religion, Security and Schooling: educational responses to extremism and related issues. Comparative and International Education Society Conference, Atlanta, USA.

Ghosh, R. (March 8, 2017) Presenter: The role of religious education in countering religious extremism in diverse and interconnected societies. In Group Roundtable Session: Book Launch: Religion and Education: Comparative and International Perspectives. Comparative and International Education Society Conference, Atlanta, USA

Ghosh, R. (November 16, 2016) Science Education for a more Just world” Panel Chair and presenter, World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Kigali, Rwanda

Ghosh, R. (August 22, 2016) Middle Class Women in India caught between Globalization and a Patriarchal Social Matrix. XVI World Congress of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES): The Dialectics of Education: Comparative Perspectives, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China.

Ghosh, R. (August 23, 2016) Education Innovation in Korea. Discussant to the presentation by Dr. Chaechun Gim, Former Vice-Minister, Education Secretary, Ministry of Education and now President of the Korean Educational Development Institute(KEDI).

Ghosh, R. (March 11, 2015) Education as a Counter-Terrorism Tool. CIES Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

Presidential Panel (March 12, 2015) Education as a Moral Enterprise. CIES Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

United Nations Headquarters in New York on 24 July 2014. Expert Round Table: Role of Education in Countering Violent Extremism held at by the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) in cooperation with the Tony Blair Faith Foundation

Ghosh, R. (March 8, 2014) Diversity, Inclusion and Education in Canada: Multicultural and Intercultural Perspectives.  Invited paper presented at the International Seminar on Democracy, Education and Development: Issues relating to Inclusion, Equity and Sustainability, March 6-8, 2014. National University of Educational Policy and Administration (NEUPA), New Delhi, India.

Ghosh, R. (Feb. 2013). Religion, Education and Secularism in Diverse Societies in Living With Religious Diversity, International Seminar (Feb.18-19, 2013), India International Centre, New Delhi, India

Ghosh, R. (Nov. 9, 2011). The Role of Education and of the Media in Building an Inclusive Society at Conference on Rethinking Equity in India and Quebec: Towards Inclusive Societies, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada.

Ghosh, R. and Vivek Venkatesh (October 26, 2011), Theoretical Issues in Multicultural Education & Practical Applications in Inuit Contexts: Canadian Perspectives. Southwest University of Nationalities, Chengdu. China

Guzder, Jaswant, Ratna Ghosh, Miriam Haider and Lavanya Sampasivan (October 2011). Mental Health Survey: Urban First Generation Tamil Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi Adolescent.         Joint meeting of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry )AACAP) and Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CACAP), Toronto: October 16-22.

Ghosh, Ratna, Mariusz Galczynski and Vilelmini Tsagkaraki (Sept. 30, 2011) Unpacking Multiculturalism in the Classroom. ACS/CESA Joint Annual Conference Multiculturalism Turns 40: Reflections on the Canadian Policy, Ottawa.

Chakravarti, P. and Ghosh, R. (for May 2011). Empowerment, Education and Livelihood: Women's Self-Help groups in India. Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society of the US (CIES), Montreal, May 1-5, 2011.

Ghosh, R. (May 2011).  Religion, education, and secularism in Quebec.  Presentation in panel on Religion, education, and secularism worldwide: understanding policies, prospects, and paradoxes.  Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society of the US (CIES), Montreal, May 1-5, 2011.

Ghosh, R. (2010) "Towards a More Inclusive National History” Association for Canadian Studies (ACS) & The Ontario History and Social Sciences Teachers' Association (OHASSTA) national conference entitled “Canada’s Diverse Histories” November 5-6, 2010, Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport Hotel.

Ghosh, R. (June 15, 2010). Re-bordering Immigrant and Refugee Identities in Quebec's Multicultural Society: the case of South Asian (SA) youth. World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES) Congress, Istanbul.
Ghosh, R. (November 9, 2009). Educational Policy for a Knowledge Society: Implications for Women and Higher Education in India. Panel on Knowledge and Pedagogies in Context. 4th Conference of the mediterranean Society of Comparative Education (M.E.S.C.E.), Rabat, Morocco.
Ghosh, R. (May 25, 2009). A Gender Analysis of the National Knowledge Commission Report (India). Panel on Globalization and Higher Education. Canadian and International Education (CIESC), Canadian Society for Studies in Education (CSSE), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Carleton University, Ottawa.
Ghosh, R. (March 24, 2009) Women, Human Rights and Education. Panel on Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Charleston, South Carolina.
Naseem, A. & Ghosh, R. (March 20, 2008) Textbooks and Curricula as Sites for Peace Education. Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Columbia University, New York.
Ghosh, R., Elizondo, A., Tarrow, N. (December 13, 2007). Values and Teacher Education: interpreting our results after 9/11. Seminario Internacional: Formación de Prefesores y Formación de Valores. Universidad Central, Sanitago, Chile.
Tustsumi, T., Seiler, G., Ghosh, R. (November 29, 2007) Inquiry Method: Quebec Education Program in Elementary Science. Transforming CARICOM Primary School Science Education. November 28-29, 2007, Ocho Rios, Jamaica (sponsored by IANAS/UNESCO, UWI).
Ghosh, R. (November 25, 2007) Canadian Perspectives on Models for Partnership in Canada. India Education Forum: Exploring Models for Partnership. Chair and panel member. Ottawa (jointly organized by The Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE), The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI), Department for Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), etc.
Naseem, M. A. and Ghosh, R. (September 3, 2007). Construction of the ‘Other’ in History Textbooks in India and Pakistan. Thematic Group 6: Transition, conflict, and Post-conflict Societies, Living Together, Education and Intercultural Dialogue, XIII World Congress, World Council of Comparative Education Societies: 3-7 September 2007, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Ghosh, R. (May 1, 2007). The Gender Gap in India: school and society in session on Women and Education: reaching the girl child. Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Binational Conference on Women & Social Change: Perspectives from Canada and India, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
Ghosh, R. (March 31, 2006). La question linguistique: refléxion sur la question à partir du mileau de l’éducation. Panel presentation at the conference on La realtion parents immigrants/réfugiés- École, organized by the Mental Health, School and Culture team, Transcultual Psychiatry, McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), Montreal.
Ghosh, R. ( March 22, 2006) Gestion de la diverstié religieuse à l’école les problématiques de laїcité st d’accommodements raisonnables. Round table presentation at the Conference on Cultural Diversity in Schools in France and Quebec, Centre of Ethnic Studies, University of Montreal (CEETUM), Montreal.
Ghosh, R. and Arshad, A. (2006) Educational Technology for Empowerment: the need to evaluate the role of technology in education. Bridging the Gap: Human Dimensions of Science and Technology, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Bilateral Conference, Delhi, February 21-23, 2006.
Ghosh, R. (April 15, 2005) Canada: a muliticultural policy in panel on Global Educational Reform in the Context of Political and Economic Change, Gaps in socio-economic Status, and the Tension between Decentraluization and Accountability. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Montreal, Canada.
Ghosh, R. (October 28, 2004) The Globalization of Difference: Implications for language and Culture. Paper presented at the World Congress of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES), Havana, Cuba October 27-31, 2004. Also, Chair of panel on Language Culture and Education.
Research Project Needs in Education in Jordan. The First Conference for Scientific Research in Jordan Universities, Amman, Jordan. October 25-26, 2003
A Cross-Cultural Study of Teacher Values. Eighth bi-annual conference of the International Society for the Study of Work and Organizational Values (ISSWOV), Warsaw, Poland, June 2002.
The Impact of Economic Liberalization on Women’s Education, Career and Life in India. Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Orlando, Florida, March 2002.
Graduate supervision: 

Ph.D. Dissertations Completed

L. Bombas 1988 W. VanBalkom 1991 J. Hirschberg 1988 A. Talbani 1991
J. Abagi 1990 C. O’Brien 1998 A. Abdi 1998 A. Isaac 2001
M. Gupta 2001 M. Derayah 2002 B. Ghezzi 2001 Muhammad Ayaz Naseem 2004
R. Gibbs 2003 Adeela Arshad 2006 Mona Taji 2004 Kyung-Hwa Yang 2012
David Roemmele 2012 Ziya Toprac 2014 Vilelmini Tsagkaraki 2015 Tahiya Mahbub 2015
(with Kevin McDonough)
Rachel Zellers 2017
(with Charmaine Nelson, Art History)
     

Current Students: Ph.D.

Marisuz Galczynski Hsiao-Ting Bionca Huang Katherine Mikic Alice Chan
Sylive Wald Nazeeha Khoja Mehdi Babaei Dilimulati Maihemuti (Dilmurat)
Milagros Calderon Jing Xiaoli Helal Hossain Dhali Sujata Madan

M.A. Theses Completed

M. Rehmatulla 1979 D. Wilkinson l985 B. Bains l979 V. Silver 1985
J. Officer 1979 P. Browne 1986 S. Devi 1979 R. Keshavjee 1987
F. Ruparanganda l980 S. Amato 1987 P. Whiticar 1980 M. Dufour 1987
H. Hassan‑Yari 1981 I. Melnick 1987 K. Elliot 1982 W. Merry 1988
K. McLaughlin 1988 S. Neudorfor 1988 S. Kityo 1988 J. McGregor 1990
A. Kaler 1990 T. Jones 1990 K. Marciniak 1990 R. Mong 1991
Y. Norikane 1990 R. Waite 1991 M. Lubega 1992 A. Maraj‑Guitard 1992
S. Corbeil 1993 E. Goudreau 1993 R. Jha 1994 B. Ghezzi 1994
M. Taji 1994 S. Chisholm 1994 Patrick Elbaz (M.Ed. project) 1994 R. Peera 1995
I. Ahmad 1995 N. Dhar 1996 M. Takahashi 1996 A. Varma 1997
C. Hambly 1998 N. Nathani 1999 L. Gilman 2002 Samuel Veissiere 2005
Nathalie Rivard 2006 Wenhua Liu 2008 Tomoya Tsutsumi 2009 Katherine Mikic 2008
Pauline Carpenter, co-supervised 2009 Ashley Manuel 2015 Lisa Trotto (Project) 2015 Rashida Islam 2017

Current Students: M.A.

Jihae Park Sara Hashemi Wei Yang Debbie Edanyjilil Mahsa Bakhshaei (2015-2016)

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Masha Bakhshaei (2015-2016)

External Supervision

Guangqiang Du Beijng Normal University 2nd year PhD student (current 2015-2016)
Jianguo Huo Ministry of Education, Hebei Province, China (Jan- December 2003)
Zongzhi Huang Ministry of Education, Jilin Province, China (Jan-December 2003)
Cony Sanger UNAM, Mexico: North American Mobility Project (Sept-Dec. 2003)
Elizabeth Valenzuela

University of New Mexico, U.S.A. North American Mobility Program (July 2004).

Awards, honours, and fellowships: 

Honours

National and International Academies

2011 Elected Fellow, The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) - for the advancement of science in developing countries, Social Sciences Division, in Trieste, Italy.
2005 Elected Visiting Fellow, St. Edmund's College, Cambridge University, U.K.
1999 Fellow, Royal Society of Canada (Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences) (F.R.S.C.)
1999 Full Member, European Academy of Arts, Sciences and Humanities

Decorations

2018 Officer, Ordre de Montréal, City Hall, Montreal
2012 Golden Jubilee Medal (Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II), Canada
2005, June 22 Officer, Order of Quebec (O.Q.)
2000 Member, Order of Canada (C.M.)
1993 Dame of Merit, Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta

Other Honours / Distinctions

2018 Honorary Fellow of the American Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) to be awarded in March 2019 in San Francisco.
2018 Distinguished James McGill Professor, McGill University
2018 Membre Émérite (Eminent Member) Order of Excellence in Education, Government of Quebec.
2017 David Wilson Award for Distinguished Service. Comparative and International Education Society of Canada (CIESC), Toronto.
2016 The University of Calgary Distinguished Alumnus Award, November, Calgary.
2015 Hind Rattan Award (English translation: Jewel of India) presented in New Delhi on the 44th Republic Day Celebrations, New Delhi.
2011-2012 President, CIES Comparative and International Education Society (U.S.)
2009, September One page feature article in The Power List India Abroad.
2009 Appointed by the Minister of Immigration, Canada, to the Indo-Canadian Advisory Committee for the Community Historical Recognition Program
2008, March 13 Elected for a four year term (Vice President, President-Elect (2010), President (2011), Past-President (2012) of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) of the United States.
2008, June Lifetime/Outstanding Achievement Award given by the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (Toronto, June 14).
2007, June Picture on the First Day cover commemorating a special stamp on Canadian Citizenship in the national exhibition of the British Columbia Philatelic Society, Vancouver, B.C.
2006, April Named 40 Outstanding Alumni (1966-2005) U of Calgary (along with Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Three-time Olympian Curtis Myden, and Canadian Astronaut Robert Thirsk)
2004 James McGill Professor, McGill University (to 2018).
2003 President’s Internationalization Achievement Award, University of Calgary (November 25, 2003)
2003 Time Magazine, Canadian Edition, October 13, 2003, “Canada’s Best”, Profile as Best Differentiator in Education (attached).
2002 Leadership in Internationalization of Education Award from Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE)
1999 Order of the University of Calgary
1999 Honorary Member Golden Key National Honour Society
1996 Woman of Distinction Award, Education & Training, YWCA
1994 William C. Macdonald Professor of Education, McGill University
1985 Visiting Scholar, St. Edmunds College, University of Cambridge, U.K.

Fellowships

1982-1983 Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute. Senior Long Term Fellowship
1974-1976 Canada Council Doctoral Fellowship
1974 Killam Predoctoral Scholar, University of Calgary
1973-1974 Province of Alberta Graduate Fellowship
1972-1973 Province of Alberta Graduate Fellowshi
Time Magazine
Award
 
Professional activities: 

Research and Practical Experience In Canada, the U.S., Latin America, Asia, and Africa

Editorial Boards

2015- Gender and Islam. I.B. Tauris & Co., London, UK
2014- Indian Journal of Women’s Studies, Published in Association with Centre for Women’s Development Studies, Sage Publishing
2012- Asia Pacific Journal of Educational Development (APJER), the National Avademy for Educational Research, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
2011- Journal of Educational Administration and Planning (JEPA), National University of Educational Planning and Administration, Delhi, India
2010- Global Networks: A Journal of Transnational Affairs. Blackwell Publishing London
2009- Postcolonial Directions in Education, University of Malta, Valletta.
2008-

Journal of Education and Development in the Caribbean, UWI Kingston, Jamaica

2006- Journal of Contemporary Issues in Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
2001- 2016 Teachers College Record, Columbia University, New York.
2000- Caribbean Educational Research Journal. UWI Cave Hill Campus, Barbados, West Indies.
1999-2005 Journal of Postcolonial Education. James Nicholas Publishers
1998-2003 McGill Journal of Education, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
1995-2000 Canadian Journal of Education, Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE)
1995- Journal of Women’s Studies, Women’s Studies Research Centre, University of Calcutta
1979-1993 Canadian and International Education, Comparative and International Education Society of Canada (CIESC).

Academic service to the community

Professional Service to the Community:

Workshops and seminars to community groups, colleges, schools and business and women’s organizations.

Leadership Positions

(2011-2012) President, Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), United States
(2010-2011) President-Elect, Comparative International Education Society (CIES)
(2009-2010) Vice-President, Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), United States
(2003-2008) Chair of the Standing Committee for the Advancement of Women in Scholarship, Royal Society of Canada (Member of the Council)
(1998-2003) Dean, Faculty of Education, McGill University
(1995-1997) Director of Graduate Studies and Research, Department of Culture & Values in Education, McGill University
(1995) Acting Director, McGill International
(1988-1990) President, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
(1986-1988) Treasurer, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
(1984-1986) Secretary, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
(1981-1982/
1983-1986)
Director of Graduate Studies and Research, Faculty of Education, McGill University
(1982-1983) Resident Director, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, New Delhi, India (sabbatical year)
(1979) Academic Director, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute’s Summer Program for Canadian Teachers, India

Committee Appointments

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)

2016-2019

Chair, Committee on TWAS Prize for Social Sciences (Prize=USD 15,000)

2016-2018 Chair, World Academy - TWAS Independent Expert Committee (IEC) on Social Science Prizes
2012-2016 Committee for (World Academy) TWAS-Celso Furtado Prize in Social Sciences (Prize= USD 100,000).

Royal Society of Canada

2005-2008 Elected to the Council of Academy II (Humanities and Social Sciences), Royal Society of Canada -(Nov. 2005-8)
2005-2008 Chair, Women in Scholarship Committee (reappointed)
2004-2006 Member of Executive Council, Academy of Social Sciences and Humanities
2002-2008 Chair, Committee for the Alice Wilson
2001-2004 Member of the Innis-Gerin Medal Committee

Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) of the United States

2016-2017 Member, Nominating Committee
2015-2016 Chair, Nominating Committee
2009-2013 Elected for 4-year presidential term (2009-2010 Vice-President, 2010-11 President-Elect, 2011-12 President, 2012-13 Past-President)
2009

Appointed Chair of the CIES ad hoc committee on the Jackie Kirk Memorial Fund. Raised $50,000.

2009 CIES committee on the Advancement of the Society
2008 Selection committee for Editor of the Comparative Education Review (CER).
1995-1998 Elected to the Board of Directors CIES

Canadian Human Rights Foundation

1986-1998 Member, Board of Directors,
1991-1993 Member of the Executive Committee

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute

1996-1988 Treasurer and Member, Executive Committee
1994-1995 Strategic Review Committee
1988-1990 President
1984-1986 Secretary and Member, Executive Committee
1983-1988 Member, Board of Directors

McGill University

2017-2020 Member, Statutory Selection Committee Senate Pool.
2011-2012 Senate representative, Advisory Committee for Selection of Dean of Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies.
2009 Statutory Selection Committee, Faculty of Law
2009 University Tenure Committee for Schulich School of Music, McGill University
2008- Institute for Health and Public Policy, McGill, Member Scientific and Policy Advisory Committee
2002 Chair, McGill Taskforce on Internationalization
1992-1995 Senate: Member
1992-1995 Senate Nominating Committee
1993-1996 Honorary Degrees Committee
1994-1998 Member of Joint Senate-Board Committee on Equity, Equity Sub-Committee on Race Relations
1995 McGill International: Acting Director
1983-1988

Executive Committee

a) University Tenure Committees / Statutory Selection Committees for Full Professor

b) Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Committees

c) McGill Faculty of Education Committees

Other Committee Appointments (select)

2016-2018 Chair, TWAS Independent Expert Committee (IEC) on Social Science Prizes
2014 Member, Evaluation Committee, Think Rio, Brazil Nov. 3-7, 2014, FAPERJ. Fundaçäo Amparo à Pesquisa Carlos Chagas Filho de Estado do Rio de Janeiro
2013- Member, World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES) Standing Committee on Special Projects
2012-2016 Committee for TWAS-Celso Furtado Prize in Social Sciences.
2009-2011 Canada Council as Expert Evaluator for the Killam Research PRIZE.
2009-2011 College of Reviewers for the Canada Research Chair (CRC) Program, 2 nomination cycles per year
2011 Invitation by SSHRC to become member of Review panel for the 2011 Insight Research Development Grants (Declined due to conflict with conference dates).
2010 Adjudication Committee of the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute for the Millennium Development Program (funded by CIDA).
2009-2011 Committee for Selection of New Fellows for the Social Sciences Division (Academy II) in the Royal Society of Canada by the nominating Committee (60 nominations in 2009)
2009-2011 Federal Government, Indo-Canadian Advisory Committee under the Historical Recognition Program, 2 year appointment. Department of Citizenship and Immigration, Ottawa. Ministerial Appointment by Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, the Honourable Jason Kenney
2006 Chair, International Review Committee for School of Education, University of West Indies (Cave Hill Campus) (other members King’s College, London (UK) and University of West Indies (Mona Campus, Jamaica)
2004-2008 Chair, IANAS (InterAmerican Association of Academies of Science) Committee for Science Education for Royal Society of Canada, July 2004- 8.
2008-10 Comité national d’éthique sure le vieillissement et les changements démographiques. Quebec Government appointment. (withdrew after one year service)
2007-2008 Member, National Research Advisory Committee, Canadian Education Association.

Academic Visits Abroad (from McGill University)

2004 Jordan (several visits since then)
2004 Japan (also in 1999, 1998)
2001 United Arab Emirates
2000 Saudi Arabia
1999

South Africa, Kenya, and Uganda (also in 1998, 1997)

1996

Australia

1995 Chile and Argentina
1994-1998 Mexico (frequent visits)
1984 United States of America (Michigan, Texas)
1979 Cuba
1978 Poland, Hungary, and Yugoslavia
1982-1983 Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute: Universities & Social Science Institutes (50 universities) in India