The Author: Dr. Kari Grain

Dr. Kari Grain teaches at the University of British Columbia in the Faculty of Education and serves as a Special Research Associate on community engaged research at Simon Fraser University. Her scholarship in experiential learning, adult education, anti-racism, and global/local community engagement has been featured in peer reviewed journals, books, and podcasts. At the nucleus of Grain’s body of work is the belief that education has the potential to be a vibrant pathway toward systemic change; vital to that process of transformation is an attunement to emotional, creative, and vulnerable ways of knowing oneself and being in the world with others. As a consultant, Grain uses educational frameworks to help organizations and professional teams reimagine their goals and actions so that they are more aligned, communicative, and relationship-centred. Foundational to Grain’s understanding of hope is the joy she derives from painting, traveling, music, nature, and spending time with the people and animals she loves. Kari lives in Vancouver, Canada on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. (Image by Mel Chan)

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