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Ratna Ghosh

Professor of Education

Dr. Ratna Ghosh is Distinguished James McGill Professor and Sir W.C. Macdonald Professor of Education at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She has been leading a research team at the Faculty of Education in McGill University named Preventing Extremism through Educational research (PEER). She was Dean of Education from July 1998 to December 2003. She was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada (C.M.) in 2000, Officer of the Order of Quebec (O.Q.) in 2005, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (F.R.S.C.) in 1999. She is also a Full Member of the European Academy of Arts, Sciences and Humanities. She has been honored as a Membre Émérite (Eminent Member) of the Order of Excellence in Education by the Government of Quebec. Her publications in books, journals and encyclopedias, her prestigious grants and teaching reflect her varied research interests. She has done research in Canada, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Professor Ghosh was featured in the Canadian Edition of Time Magazine, October 13, 2003 issue as one of "Canada's Best in Education".

In 2009 she was selected for the Power List published by India Abroad.

She is the recipient of the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award in 1996, and has received several awards from national and international organizations. She has held important administrative positions at McGill, as Director of Graduate Studies and Research for the Faculty of Education, and Acting Director of McGill International. She has had an important leadership role in the development and governance of the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, which is a consortium of Canadian universities involved in academic exchanges and programs between India and Canada. She served as its Resident Director in New Delhi, India, in 1982-83, and as President of the Institute from 1988-90. She has been on the Board of Directors (as well as the Education and International Committees) of the Canadian Human Rights Foundation. She is on the editorial board of several international journals. In 2009 she was elected as the President (2011-2012) of the Comparative and International Education Society of the U.S.

Ph.D in Comparative and International Education,
Department of Educational Foundations,
University of Calgary

M.A. in Comparative and International Education, Department of Educational Foundations,
University of Calgary

B.A. Honours in English with Distinction,
University of Calcutta

Music Diploma in Pianoforte and Theory,
Trinity College of Music,
London, England

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