Thompson Rivers University

Dr. Brad Harasymchuk

Name: Dr. Brad Harasymchuk
Position: Assistant Teaching Professor
Phone: 250 371 5895

Research Interests

Experiential Learning
Critical Pedagogy
Place-based Learning
Philosophy of Education
Intercultural Understanding


2015: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD); University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Dissertation title: "Teachers Challenging the Neo-colonial Processes of the Canadian and New Zealand Schooling Systems"
2009: Masters of Education (MEd); University of Saskatchewan
Project title: "Educating Students Through the Natural World"
2002: Bachelor of Education (BEd); University of Saskatchewan
2000: Bachelor of Science (BSc); University of Saskatchewan
Environmental Studies


Harasymchuk, B. & North, C. (2018). Urban physical activity. In N. Draper & G. Stratton (Eds.), Physical Activity: A multi-disciplinary introduction. Taylor and Francis Books/Routledge.

Harasymchuk, B. (2017). Place based education and critical pedagogies of place: Teachers challenging the neocolonizing processes of the New Zealand and Canadian schooling systems. Environmental Education Research.

North, C. & Harasymchuk,B. (2012). Climbing as if you care: Rock climbing at Kura Tawhiti/Castle Hill as a place-based approach to sustainability. Sports Technology 5(3).

Employment History

Assistant Teaching Professor & Practica Coordinator
School of Education, Faculty of Education and Social Work; Thompson Rivers University

Experiential Learning Coordinator
Career & Experiential Learning Department, Faculty of Student Development; Thompson Rivers University

Learning Strategist
Faculty of Student Development; Thompson Rivers University

School of Maori, Social and Cultural Studies in Education, School of Education; University of Canterbury

High school Teacher
Opening Doors Program, Greater Saskatoon Catholic School System, Saskatoon, SK

Courses Taught

EDEF 3100: History of Education
EDEF 3200: Theoretical Frameworks of Education
EDPR 3100/3200: Practicum 1/2
EDPR 4100/4200: Practicum 3/4

COOP 1000: Cooperative Education
ENSU 1000: Leadership in Environmental Sustainability
GLBL 1000: Global Competency
SERV 3000: Service Learning

Professional Affiliations

Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE)
Canadian Association of Foundations in Education (CAFE)
Canadian Philosophy of Education Society (CPES)
Canadian History of Education Association (CHEA)
The Sociology of Education Network (SociNet)
British Columbia Ministry of Education Registered & Certified Teacher 2014-Present
Rotary Club of Kamloops 2016-Present


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