Bio (Sabine Lehr)
Sabine Lehr is an associate faculty member in the School of Leadership Studies. She was involved in the design of the Master of Arts in Global Leadership program and taught in the Schools of Communication and Culture and Humanitarian Studies. In her doctoral research, she used an in-depth, interpretive qualitative interviewing design to elicit oral testimonies from Ghanaian graduates of a South-South long-term study abroad program in Cuba. Outside her academic work, Lehr manages the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program at the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria. Her research focus is immigration and refugee issues. Lehr is a member of the Executive of the Canadian Council for Refugees and a member of the Council of the Sponsorship Agreement Holders Association of Canada.
Lehr is adjunct assistant professor at the University of Victoria where she has taught in the School of Public Administration. She has held leadership positions in the settlement sector since 2012, working with immigrants and refugees. In 2009, Sabine worked in Rwanda with organizations of persons with disability to strengthen their organizational systems. Prior to 2009, she worked for 10 years in educational administration at UVic, co-ordinating the university’s internationalization efforts.
Lehr holds a PhD in Educational Studies from the University of Victoria (2008), a Master in Business Administration from the University of London (2002) and a Certificate in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies from York University (2013).