Doctor of Social Sciences
Kim Kendal was most recently a middle school educator primarily teaching science. She considers all education to be interwoven with the environment and that working with students through meaningful, real life and contextual experiences ensures learning/teaching is enriching, active and generative. Kendal holds a Master of Education from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta. She has presented on environmental inquiry/issue education and environmental leadership in educational settings for many organizations and has been honoured for her educational and environmental initiatives. Stepping away from teaching to enter the Doctor of Social Sciences program enables Kendal to further explore her thinking about ecological education that enhances citizen participation in political decision-making through democracy and grassroots activism. Her research interests include examining what is required to move away from a subdued culture where many stand back and let others do the thinking and policymaking. At the heart of this work is relationship-building to deepen understanding and stewardship of the natural world.