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Zul Kanji

BSc, Dip.DH, MSc, EdD
Director and Year 1 Coordinator, Dental Hygiene Degree Program
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Rm: JBM 308
Tel: 604-822-4680

Research Areas:

Outcomes of dental hygiene baccalaureate education; competency-based education; student retention/success in higher education

Teaching Areas:

Professionalism, competencies, evidence-based practice, local anesthesia, PBL, academic writing, qualitative research methodology

Educational Leadership 
Dr. Kanji is the Director of the Dental Hygiene Degree Program. 
Dr. Kanji earned a BSc (Nutritional Science) and MSc (Dental Science) from the University of British Columbia, his DipDH from Vancouver Community College, and his EdD (Educational Leadership in Post-Secondary Contexts) from Simon Fraser University. 
Dr. Kanji teaches in all four years of the Dental Hygiene Degree Program in content areas related to professionalism, competencies, evidence-based practice, local anesthesia, problem-based learning, academic writing, and research methods. He has been the recipient of many UBC Dentistry teaching awards as well as the W.W. Wood National Dental Teaching Award and the CDHA Excellence in Teaching Award. 
Dr. Kanji's research interests include outcomes of baccalaureate educational models, competency-based education, and student retention and success in post-secondary education. 
Dr. Kanji serves on a number of UBC committees related to curriculum and teaching effectiveness, budget and planning, admissions, and student affairs. He is also a Director on the Board of the College of Dental Hygienists of British Columbia (CDHBC) as well as a member of the CDHBC's registration and discipline committees. Nationally, he is a member of CDHA's Education Advisory Committee.