Graduate Profiles

Alaribe, Charles



  • Year Entered: 2007

    Student Info

    Comprehensive Areas

    • •Ecological worldviews: traditional ecological knowledge and sustainability
    • •Education and Sustainability: the Ibo-speaking communities of south-eastern Nigeria
    • •Environmental education: approaches to teaching towards ecological sustainability


    Anna Zalik (Chair), Leesa Fawcett, Ravi de Costa

    Previous Education

  • •1979-1984 School Certificate, Uratta Secondary School, Owerri, Nigeria
  • •1984-1985 Higher School Certificate (Hsc), Federal School of Arts and Science, Sokoto, Nigeria
  • •1985-1989 Bachelor of Science, University of Nigeria, Nsuka, Nigeria
  • •1998-1998 Personal Support Worker Certificate, Centennial College, Scarborough, ON
  • •1999-2000 Bachelor of Education, University of Windsor
  • •2002-2005 Master of Education, York University
  • •2007-2011 PhD Environmental Studies (in progress), York University
  • Publications


    • Alaribe, C. Cultural background and pedagogy: From the narratives of African immigrant teachers

    Services & Experience

    Services & Experience


    1996 Volunteer for Second Mile Club, Toronto, ON

    Teaching Experience

    • 2007–Present Teaching Assistant, ENVS 1500 Introduction to Environmental Science, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University
    • 2001-2007 Grade 4/5 Teacher, Toronto Catholic District School Board, St. Michael Elementary School, Toronto
    • 2000-2001 Long Term Occasional Teacher, Toronto District School Board, Portage Trail Community Junior School, Toronto.
    • 2000 Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board, Grade 6. St. Louis Catholic School, Leamington, ON
    • 1999-2000 Practice Teaching Experience. Fall 1999 Greater Essex County District School Board, Grade 6. F.W. Bagley Public School, Windsor, ON
    • 1990-1992 High School Teacher, Imo State Board of Education. Egbu Girls Secondary School, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria


    • Teacher Mentorship award from the University of Niagara

    Conference & Presentations

    Conference & Presentations

    Why FES?

    FES is a unique place that gave me opportunity to explore my multidisciplinary inquiry. I couldn’t have done that in any other university. The self-directed doctoral program is also another reason why I chose FES.