Marcia McKenzie is a Professor in the Department of Educational Foundations at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, and Director of the Sustainability and Education Policy Network (www.sepn.ca). She has recently authored a number of reports for UNESCO, and leads the SSHRC-funded Monitoring and Evaluation of Climate Change Education (MECCE) project, a six-year global partnership project to advance the quality and quantity of climate change education, training, and public awareness. Encompassed within Dr. McKenzie’s empirical projects are theoretical and applied contributions at the intersections of comparative and international education, global education policy research, and climate and sustainability education, including in relation to policy mobility, scale, affect, intersectionality, and other areas of social and geographic concern. She is also co-author/editor of four books, including: with Eve Tuck, Place in Research: Theory, Methodology, and Methods (Routledge, 2015); and with Andrew Bieler, Critical Education and Sociomaterial Practice (Peter Lang, 2016); and is co-editor of the Palgrave book series Studies in Education and the Environment.
- Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum Theory and Implementation, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University, 2004
- Master of Education in Studies in Teaching and Learning, Faculty of Education, Brock University, 2000
- Diploma, Outdoor Leadership, Capilano College, 1998
- Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of British Columbia, 1995
- Urban Education
- Land-based Education
- Pedagogies of Place
- Cross Cultural Issues
- Educational Thought and Values
- Introduction to Education
- Education Policy and Politics
- Foundations of Education
- Qualitative Research Methods
- Research Methods
- Climate Change Education
- Investigations in Culture and Environment
- Environmental Change
- SSHRC Partnership Grant Stage 2 ($2,500,000 SSHRC, with additional $2 million cash and in-kind), PI with 80 international partners and collaborators, 2020-2026. Project: Monitoring and evaluation of climate change education (MECCE) partnership.
- Insight Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council ($280,000), PI, 2019-2023. Project: The development and mobilization of UN policy programs: Mitigating climate change through education
- SSHRC Partnership Grant ($1,964,966 SSHRC; with additional $1,131,380 cash and in-kind), PI with Collaborators, 2012-2020. Project: The Sustainability and Education Policy Network: Leading through Multi-Sector Learning
- International Thematic Network, University of Ghent, $210,000, Collaborator, November 2015, Project: Sustainability education – Teaching and learning in the face of wicked socio-ecological problems
Completed Grants (selected):
- SSHRC Partnership Grant Stage 1 ($20,000, with Stage 2 application pending for $2,500,000 SSHRC, with additional $2 million cash and in-kind), PI with 80 international partners and collaborators, 2020-2026. Project: Monitoring and evaluation of climate change education (MECCE) partnership
- Canada Foundation for Innovation, Leaders Opportunity Fund ($100,000 CFI; with additional $150,000 matching contribution), PI, 2012. Project: Sustainability Education Research Institute
- SSHRC Connection Grant ($25,000; with additional $37,000 matching contribution), PI, October 2015, Project: Connecting Education and the Environment: Mobilizing Sustainability in Education Research, Policy, and Practice
- SSHRC Standard Grant, 2011-2014, PI, Youth Identifications with Place and Sustainability: Implications for Environment-related EducationSSHRC Standard Grant, 2005-2008, Principal Investigator, Discursive approaches to teaching and learning about social & ecological issues: Collaborative research on the experiences of teacher educators and beginning teachers
- SSHRC Standard Grant ($44,010), PI, 2005-2008. Project: Discursive approaches to teaching and learning about social & ecological issues: Collaborative research on the experiences of teacher educators and beginning teachers
Service and Outreach
- Partnership Grants Mid-term Review Committee, Social Sciences and Research Council, Canada, 2017-2020
- Associate Editor, Environmental Education Research, 2007 - 2020
Journal Editorial Board Member
- Research in Education, 2015 -
- Policy Futures in Education, 2014 -
- Other Education: The Journal of Educational Alternatives, 2012 -
- Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011-
- Journal of Environmental Education, 2008-
- Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2007-
- Environmental Education Research, 2007-2015
- Canadian Journal of Education, 2007-2012
Offices and Committees (selected)
- Academic Advisory Committee, SDG Academy, Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), 2-3 meetings per year in person in New York or at a distance
- Chair, North American Association for Environmental Education Research Symposium, 2019 (Conference in Fall 2019)
- Co-Convener, EECOM National Conference, 2018 (Conference in 2019)
- Chair, Environmental Education Special Interest Group, American Education Research Association, 2012-2013
|C. Kwauk||R. Assoc.||EFDT||Climate Change Education||2020-in progress|
|N. Stahelin||R. Assoc.||EFDT||Education Policy||2020-in progress|
|P. Chasse||Postdoc||EFDT||Climate Change Education||2020-in progress|
|K. Hargis||PhD||SENS||Climate Change Education||2017-in progress|
|J. Murray||PhD||SENS||Sustainability Education||2015-in progress|
|Y. Li||MEd||EFDT||Climate Change Education||2017-in progress|
|Niv Moorthy||MEd||EFDT||Climate Change Education||2017-in progress|
|J. Ostrow||Postdoc/RA||EFDT||Sustainability in Higher Ed||2018-2019|
|E. Lee||Postdoc/RA||EFDT||Env & Sustainability Ed||2018-2019|
|V. Pitton||Postdoc/RA||EFDT||Education Policy||2018-2019|
|R. Regier||MEd||EFDT||Sustainability K-12 Ed||2016-2019|
|S. Shneider||Postdoc||EFDT||Sustainability Education||2016|
||MSEM||SENS||Sustainability in Aboriginal Education
|Y. Vizina||PhD||SENS||Aboriginal Education||2014-2018|
|P. Vaughter||Postdoc||EFDT||Sustainability Education||2012-2014|
|K. Aikens||PhD||SENS||Sustainability Education||2013-2019|
|J. McRuer||PhD||EFDT||Sustainability Education||2013-2017|
|R. Datta||PhD||SENS||Nature/culture & Territory||2010-2015|
|H. Lake||MEd||EFDT||Place-based Education||2012-2018|
|J. Kayira||PhD||SENS||Indigenous Eco Education||2009-2013|
|M. Sysing||MEd||EFDT||Ecojustice as Curriculum||2009-2012|
|D. Kasun||MEd||EFDT||Ecojustice as Curriculum||2009-2012|
|S. Dyck||MES||SENS||Green Families||2009-2012|
|V. Anderson||MEd||EFDT||Post-secondary Activism||2007-2011|
|J. Sawyer||MEd||EFDT||Indigenous Science||2007-2011|
|S. Turkeli||MSEM||SENS||Schoolyard Gardening||2010-2011|
|C. Gupta||MSEM||SENS||Classroom Gardening||2010-2011|
|D. Peacock||MEd||EFDT||Transformative Learning||2007-2009|
|Y. Hansen||MEd||EFDT||Food Knowledge||2007-2009|
|B. Harasynchuk||MEd||EFDT||Eco Education||2007-2009|
- McKenzie, M. (2020). Affect theory and mobility: Challenges and possibilities for critical policy research. In B. Lingard (Ed.), Globalisation and Education (ch. 12). London: Routledge.
- Rickinson, M., & McKenzie, M. (2020). Understanding the research-policy relationship in ESE: Insights from the critical policy and evidence use literatures. Environmental Education Research. DOI: 10.1080/13504622.2020.1804531
- McKenzie, M., & Aikens, K. (2020). Global education policy mobilities and subnational policy practice. Globalisation, Society and Education. DOI: 10.1080/14767724.2020.1821612
- McKenzie, M., & Bieler, A. (2016). Critical education and sociomaterial practice: Narration, place, and the social. New York: Peter Lang.
- Tuck, E., & McKenzie, M. (2015). Place in research: Theories, methodologies, methods. New York: Routledge.
- McKenzie, M. (2020, October). Global Studies and Climate Change Education. Social Transformations in Education Hub, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, virtual.
- McKenzie, M. (2020, October). Mobilizing Climate Change Education Research in Policy and Practice. Keynote, at North American Association for Environmental Education Research Symposium, virtual.
- McKenzie, M. (2019, July). Panel perspectives on cognitive, social and emotional, and behavioral learning in Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship Education. UNESCO Forum on Education for Peace and Sustainability, Hanoi, Vietnam.
- McKenzie, M. (2019, June). Country progress on climate change: A comparative analysis of 366 national submissions to the UNFCCC. 7th Dialogue on Action for Climate Empowerment, UN, Bonn, Germany.
- McKenzie, M., Stahelin, N., & Reid, A. (2019, May). Policy networking: Examining the role of meetings in the global governance of environmental and sustainability education (ESE). Comparative and International Education Conference, San Francisco, California.
In the News
- Canadian Association of University Teachers. (2019, November). Flying less. Retrieved from, https://www.caut.ca/bulletin/2019/11/flying-less
- Anderson, H. (2019, Oct 30). ‘A strong odour of status quo’: Understanding fossil fuel divestment at UBC. Retrieved from https://www.ubyssey.ca/features/does-divestment-work-for-ubc/?ref=frontpage
- Caulfield, J. (2019, Sept. 4). USask researcher examines UN climate change education. USask News. Retrieved from https://news.usask.ca/articles/research/2019/USask-researcher-examines-UN-climate-change-education.php.
- CFCR Radio. (2019, August 26). Marcia McKenzie interviewed about City of Saskatoon Low Emissions Community Plan.
- Usask Research Profile and Impact. (2019, July 17). History of same-sex marriage project among $1.3 million in USask research grants from SSHRC. Usask News. Retrieved from https://news.usask.ca/media-release-pages/2019/history-of-same-sex-marriage-project-among-1.3-million-in-usask-research-grants-from-sshrc-.php.
- CBC Radio-Canada. (2019, May 10). Saskatoon accueille une conférence nationale sur la sensibilisation aux changements climatiques. Retrieved from https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1169178/conference-nationale-education-changements-climatiques-saskatoon
- Proulx, G. (2019, May 12). Journée père-fille pour mieux comprendre les changements climatiques. Retrieved from https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1169435/education-changements-climatique-parents-enfants-saskatoon?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
- Global News Segment. (2019, May 10). Interview with Marcia McKenzie about EECOM conference.
- Times Higher Education. (2019). UK and Canadian universities lead world on sustainability. Retrieved from https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/uk-and-canadian-universities-lead-world-sustainability
- FreshEd Postcast (May 13, 2019). McKenzie, Marcia, interview with Will Brehm. Podcast audio, 154. http://www.freshedpodcast.com/mckenzie/
- CBC Radio-Canada. (2019, May 10). L'éducation au coeur de la conférence sur les changements climatiques à Saskatoon (radio interview). Retrieved from https://ici.radio-canada.ca/premiere/emissions/point-du-jour/segments/entrevue/117431/saskatoon-climat-pollution-environnement-education
- Eaglefeather News. (December, 2018). Métis woman first Indigenous PhD graduate from U of S SENS. https://www.eaglefeathernews.com/education/metis-woman-first-indigenous-phd-graduate-from-u-of-s-sens
- Opasquia Times. (August 7, 2018). River journal part of circle of knowledge. Opasquia Times. https://www.opasquiatimes.com/news/view/1321