Lauryn Oates has taught graduate students at the School of Humanitarian Studies at Royal Roads University in Victoria since 2014, and is also Adjunct Faculty at the University of British Columbia. She has long worked on education programming internationally and is currently executive director of Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan, where she also contributes to the planning and design of the organization's award-winning education programming in Afghanistan in the areas of teacher education, literacy education, and technology for education. She has designed national strategies to promote children's reading for foreign governments, and has led numerous evaluations, verifications and gender analyses for education programming in the developing world. Her doctoral research with the Language and Literacy Education Department at the University of British Columbia (UBC) focused on the development of mother tongue teaching resources using ICT for primary teachers in northern Uganda.
Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal