Dr. Sharon McCoubrey

Sharon McCoubrey, BEd MEd PhD (UBC)
Professor Emeritus
Associate Professor


Research and Teaching Areas

  • Art Education
  • Aboriginal Teacher Education
  • Mentorship
  • Community Partnerships


Dr. Sharon McCoubrey is the Coordinator of Community Engagement for the Faculty of Education at UBC Okanagan. She obtained her Bachelor of Education and Master of Education Degrees from the University of Victoria and her Doctorate Degree from UBC, all in art education. She has been the recipient of several Excellence in Art Education Awards, and has also been presented with the Order of Lake Country for her work in Public Art, a BC Achievement Award, and the UBC Outstanding Faculty Award for excellence in professional and community work. Sharon's areas of research include many aspects of art education and public art, teacher education, intergenerational learning, early learning, and aboriginal education.

Dr. McCoubrey is Past-President of the Canadian Society for Education through Art and has been on the British Columbia Art Teachers' Association Executive for over 20 years. She is currently President of the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan, serves on the UBC Okanagan Senate, Chairs the Lake Country Public Art Commission, is President of the Lake Country Art Gallery Society, and is in her 13th year as Chairperson of Lake Country ArtWalk Festival. When possible, Sharon spends treasured time in her painting studio, or in the peaceful gardens on their organic orchard in Lake Country, BC.

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