Pat O’Riley


Honorary Associate Professor
  • Ecojustice and Sustainability Education
  • Global North/Global South Collaborations
  • Ecoliteracies
  • Ecotechnologies
  • Ecopedagogies
  • Equivalency of Indigenous Knowledges and Practices in Education
  • Cross-cultural Education


The Ohio State University, 1999, PhD
University of British Columbia, 1992, MA
University of British Columbia, 1991, BEd

Invited Presentations

Conference Organization

Co-Organizer:  15th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability. UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, BC. January 2019.


Selected Publications


O’Riley, P. (2003). Technology, Culture, and Socioeconomics: A Rhizoanalysis of Educational Discourses. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc.

Agyeman, J., Cole, P., Haluza-DeLay, R. & O’Riley, P. (Eds.). (2010). Speaking for Ourselves: Environmental Justice in Canada. Vancouver, BC: UBC Press.

Recent Journal Article

Cole, P. & O’Riley, P. (2020). Indigenous ecojustice narratives in an era of climate change and pandemics. The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability: Annual Review, 16(2), 61-80.


Research Projects

Recent Grants

SSHRC Insight Grant


Courses Taught

Peru Global Seminar: Ecology, Technology and Indigeneity in the High Amazon (taught at the Sachamama Center for BioCultural Regeneration, Lamas, Peru)

EDCP 467A: Ecology, Technology and Indigeneity in the High Amazon

EDCP 467B: Narrativity, Indigeneity and Ecopedagogy in the High Amazon


Ecojustice & Sustainability Education MEd cohort

EDCP 508A: Review of Research in Curriculum & Pedagogy: Ecojustice & Sustainability Education focus

EDCP 570: Ecojustice, Aesthetics and New Media

EDUC 500: Introduction to Research Methodologies: Ecojustice & Sustainability Education focus



CCFI 502: Ecology, Technology, Indigeneity and Learning

CCFI 565B: Cyborgs, Rhizomes and Margins: A Cross-cultural Conversation in Education

EDCP 508: Performing Data within Cross-cultural Contexts

EDCP 508A: Social Justice, Ecoliteracy & Pedagogy

EDCP 508B: Rhizomes, Cyborgs, Tricksters, and Poethics

EDCP 562: Curriculum Issues and Theories

EDUC 500: Introduction to Research Methodologies

GRSJ 501: Issues in Decolonizing and Feminist Methodologies

EDUC 442: Critical Issues in First Nations Education