Lynn Bosetti Phd, MEd, BEd 


Professor, Educational Policy and Leadership Studies

On Leave

Dr. Lynn Bosetti joined The University of British Columbia in September 2010 as Dean of Faculty of Education. Prior to her position she was tenured faculty at the University of Calgary in Educational Policy and Leadership Studies. During her term as Dean she established the Centre for Mindful Engagement and the Innovative Learning Centre. Bosetti is responsible for the $1.2 million donor gift of intellectual property of SMART to the Faculty of Education.

With more than half her career in a leadership role in university administration at University of Calgary, Lynn has been Vice Dean of the Faculty of Education, Director of the Centre for Gifted Education, and Special Assistant to the Provost and Vice President (Academic).  She was a Visiting Scholar at University of Melbourne, University of Glasgow and Visiting Lecturer at University of Saskatchewan. She is a Visiting Fellow at St. Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge.

Her research and teaching has focused on faith, identity and the common school, planning alternative futures for education, issues related to school choice, charter schools and more recently, university leadership in the new economy.   She has held SSHRC grants for projects related to Leadership in the New Economy and School Choice.  She is currently completing a co-authored book manuscript Understanding School Choice in Canada with University of Toronto Press.

In her spare time Lynn is an avid Alpine skier and devoted Yogini.



1990           University of Alberta, Doctorate of Philosophy, Discipline:  Educational Policy and Administration

                   Title:  Career and Life Management: A Case Study of Curriculum Implementation in Alberta  (SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship)
1986           University of Alberta, Masters of Education, Discipline:  Educational Policy and Administration

                   Title:  The Alberta Secondary Education Policy
1981           University of Alberta, Bachelor of Education (First Class Honours),  Discipline: Drama and Sociology

1981           Banff Centre for Performing Arts (Acting)
1982           Alberta Permanent Professional Teaching Certificate



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