My name is Diane Barbarič.
For over 20 years, I have been involved in international higher education in one form or another, be it through teaching, higher education management, public policy development, program implementation, and now, research and publishing.
I have a PhD in Higher Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto with a collaborative specialization in Comparative, International, and Development education. For my doctoral dissertation, I researched higher education public policies pertaining to outbound student mobility (study and work abroad). My research focussed on Canada and Europe, and was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) through the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) – Doctoral Scholarship, the SSHRC Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (MSFSS) — for fieldwork in Europe, hosted by the Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE) at the UCL Institute of Education in London — and the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS). Prior to moving to Toronto, I was the Head of the Higher Education and Youth Mobility Division of the Canadian Embassy in France. I have also taught at the undergraduate level, and I co-founded and successfully ran a study abroad program in Paris.
This website is meant to pull everything together in one place. On this page, you will find a short bio as well as information about my personal interests, the languages I speak, and the citizenships I hold. By clicking the tabs above, you can scroll through my CV to learn about my international educational background and my varied professional career, including my publications and conference presentations to date. You can also learn more about my research and research interests. I will eventually include a blog as well, but am not there yet. In the meantime, welcome and happy reading. Bienvenue et bonne lecture!
At family gatherings.