Ways of Knowing Episode 1: Michelle Stack

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Our guest for episode one of the Ways of Knowing podcast is Michelle Stack, an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Studies at UBC. Her research centres on the role of media in education. Her book Global University Rankings and the Mediatization of Higher Education was published in 2015. Today's conversation is about university rankings and the pervasive yet often unappreciated role they play in higher education.

Stay tuned for episode two, a conversation with Max Cameron, a Professor in the Department of Political Science at UBC and a former Wall Institute Distinguished Scholar in residence. 

Listen to the episode below, and make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.


The Peter Wall Institute is proud to present the Ways of Knowing podcast. Join Kalina Christoff, a professor of psychology at UBC and the director of the Peter Wall Institute, as she makes sense of the world through conversations with scholars and artists. We are aiming to have one new episode every month.

Other episodes:

    Episode 4: Tara Mayer on the Value of Discomfort in Education


    Episode 3: Hannah McGregor on Academic Freedom


      Episode 2: Max Cameron on Political Institutions