Surita Jhangiani


Associate Professor of Teaching


Office: Scarfe Library Block Room 299

Dr. Surita Jhangiani is the David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education. As holder of this chair, she aims to leverage open pedagogical principles to advance critical multicultural education. Surita is an Associate Professor of Teaching in the Faculty of Education, an advocate of OER, and the recipient of two Open Educational Resource Champion awards from the University of British Columbia. Dr. Jhangiani’s is currently involved in projects related to open pedagogy, alternative grading, and belonging as it relates to learning and teaching.

Areas of Teaching and Scholarly Interests:

Open Education, Open Pedagogy, Alternative Grading, Critical Digital Pedagogies, Post-Colonialism, EDID, Mental Health

Selected Publication
Educational Speaker’s Series
Edited Books

Quinn, J., Burtis, M., & Jhangiani, S. (Eds.). (2022). Toward a critical instructional design. Hybrid Pedagogy.

Quinn, J., Burtis, M., & Jhangiani, S. (Eds.). (2022). Designing for care. Hybrid Pedagogy.


Jhangiani, R. S. & Jhangiani, S. (in press). Open educational practices. In Súilleabháin, G. Ó., Lanclos, D., & Farrelly, T. (Eds.), An Introduction to Digital Learning. Elgar Publishing

Vadeboncoeur, J., Padilla-Petry, P., Panina-Beard, N., & Jhangiani, S. (2022, May 18). Changing perspectives on adolescence(s). In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. doi:

Journal Articles

Jhangiani, R. S., & Jhangiani, S. (2017). Investigating the perceptions, use, and impact of open textbooks: A survey of post-secondary students in British Columbia. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 18(4).

Jhangiani, S. J. & Vadeboncoeur, J. A. (2010). Health care “as usual”: The insertion of positive psychology in Canadian mental health discourse. Mind, Culture, and Activity: An International Journal, 17(2), 1-16.

Educational Speaker’s Series