Dr. Sohaila Javed
Faculty of Quality Enhancement,
Research & Publication

Tel: +92-51-9257646 Ext 341
Email: deanqec@gmail.com

  • PhD, Centre for Cross-Faculty Inquiry, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada, November 2004
  • Postgraduate Diploma in the Teaching of English as International Language, (conducted by University Grants Commission), Allama Iqbal University, Islamabad, Pakistan, 1996
  • M. A. English, University of Punjab, Pakistan, 1977 

Quality education and its practice; Interdisciplinary knowledge and research; Quantitative/ Qualitative Research; Qualitative Research Methodologies and Methods of Analysis and Interpretation; Critical theories of language and literature; Cognitive linguistics; de-constructive discourses of post-Modernism, post-Structuralism, post-Colonialism, Multiculturalism and ecology, Education and Ethics; Critical pedagogy; Eastern and western philosophies; Praxis of spirituality.

  • Publication
    • NUML Handbook of MPhil / PhD Students Guidelines and Preparation of MPhil / PhD Thesis / Dissertation, January 2007-2008
  • Foreign Journals
    • Rethinking Human Well-Being: Spirituality’s Challenge to Academia. Paper submitted to Paideusis, Journal of Canadian Philosophy of Education Society (refereed journal), Simon Fraser University, Canada (under review)
    • Adab literature ki tapashiya. Paper submitted to Language In India (International online journal), ISSN 1930-2940, (under review)
    • Poor, bare, unaccommodating Institutions. Language In India (International online journal), March 2012, ISSN 1930-2940
    • A Hermeneutic Ex-change with Lear in that Shakespearean Inn: King Lear. Language In India (International online journal), Volume 12: 2 February 2012, ISSN 1930-2940
    • When Woman writes her Self in Language: Burning Issue? Educational Insights, (online refereed journal), University of British Columbia, Canada, Volume 12, Number 1, 2008
    • Javed S., Prospice: from the Axis of Communication-celebrating You and us/Verbal and visual languages’ transforming humanitas. Educational Insights Volume 9, Number 1, 2004
    • Javed S. et al. Celebrating our Human Centredness, a collaborative paper by Sohaila Javed & Monique Giard in “Undoing the disciplined projects of the Academy,” Educational Insights, Volume 7, Number 1, 2002. Available at http://www.csci.educ.ca/publicatio/insights/sacredwaltz
    • Pilgrimage: poem published in Songs on the Wind 2003, An Anthology of Verse by the Poetry Institute of Canada, BC Canada. 
  • Local Journals
    • The Praxis of Compassionate Communication and the Critical Space of Subjectivity. Paper submitted to The Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Peshawer, ISSN 1024-0829 (under review)
    • Literature in the making: fundament of the art of humanity (a glimpse into the tahd’ib of adab literature). Paper submitted to Kashmir Journal of Language Research, ISSN-1028-6640 (under review)
    • On the question of social justice: the multicultural perspective of language curriculum. NUML Journal of Critical Inquiry, 9:2, December 2011, ISSN 2222-5706, pp. 1-24
    • Facilitating ESL poetry reading with integrated content and language learning model of knowledge structures. Kashmir Journal of Language Research, ISSN-1028-6640, Volume 14, Number 1, December 2011
    • Next Insights: Critical Inquiry into Narratives of Lived Experiences and Literature In NUML Journal of Critical Inquiry, 9:1, June 2011, ISSN 2222-5706, pp 34-89
    • The Central Curriculum of Education: the praxis of be(com)ing human. Journal of Research (Humanities), Volume XLII-XLV ISSN 0555-7666, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan, 2009, pp. 5-36·
    • SPIRITual Matters in Education: ReConstruction of Self. NUML Research Journal, Volume 1, ISSN 1814-2877, National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad. 2006, pp. 57-78
    • Toward Literature as fiqr-o-amal (reflective praxis). NUML Research Journal, Vol. 1, ISSN 1814-2877, National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad, 2005, pp. 173-205·
    • Spirituality in Education. Article published in The News, International, Pakistan, Pg. 23, September 6, 2005.
  • As presenter, Educational Leadership Conference. GC University Faisalabad, March 4, 2012
  • As Visiting Research Scholar: Research Methodology Workshop, National Security and War Course-2010/11, National Defence University, August 10 & 17, 2010
  • As Visiting Research Scholar: Faculty Professional Development Programme, Learning Innovation, Higher Education Commission, June 15-22, 2009
  • As Visiting Research Scholar: Faculty Professional Development Programme, Learning Innovation, Higher Education Commission, July 4-5, 2008.
  • As Visiting Research Scholar, Faculty Professional Development Programme, Learning Innovation, Higher Education Commission, Jan. 2008.
  • As Guest Speaker, Intercollegiate Debate Functions, Postgraduate College for Women, 6th Road, Rawalpindi, Feb. 2008
  • As Speaker: SPELT Conference, Fatima Jinnah University for Women, Rawalpindi, 2007
  • As Visiting Scholar: “The Praxis of Compassionate Communication in a Living Language.” Ph.D. Narrative Inquiry class, UBC Campus, February 13, 2007.
  • As presenter: “Transformational Pedagogy of the Heart: Toward the Praxis of be(com)ing Human.” St. Marks College, UBC Campus. November 16, 2004.
  • As presenter: “Women’s Spirituality Celebration: PEACE-ING TOGETHER     WITH THE SACRED. An experience of inspiration, dialogue and community.”    Co-sponsored by Vancouver School of Theology, UBC Campus. March 27, 2004.
  • As Guest Speaker: “Sustainability and Spirituality: Questions of Justice, Compassion and Ethics.” UBC Research Awareness Week 2003 at UBC Robson Square Campus. March 11, 2003.
  • As Guest Speaker: “Reflections on our Ecology from each Spiritual Tradition: Our Interconnectedness.” Sponsored by UBC Chaplains. February 10, 2002.
  • As Guest Speaker: “PEACE QUEST: Many Cultures, One Heart.” Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity Global Concerns Resource Team and St. Marks College, University of British Columbia. January 4, 2002.
  • Passionate Creativity, Compassionate communication Praxis in a living Language. Presenter, English Language Teaching International Conference. National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad, Pakistan, December 2006.
  • Stop run: Listen to the silent/silenced. Co-presenter, Centre for the Study of Curriculum & Instruction (CSCI). Provoking Curriculum: Symposium of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies. UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada, March 2003
  • Towards heartminding pedagogy. Co-presenter, CSCI. Astonishing Silences: Gathering of the Northwest Philosophy of Education Society. UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada, October 2002.
  • Compassionate Teaching Practices. Paper presented at the Summit on Spirituality and Sustainability 2001. Vancouver, BC, Canada, September 2001.
  • Living Inquiry: Reimagining Academic Community. Co-presenter, CSCI. Learning Conference, UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 2001.
  • ‘Unsafe’ safety. Revisioning the ‘thing’ of multiculturalism: Policies, politics, schools and our lives. XXIX CSSSE Annual Conference, Richmond, BC, Canada, April 2001.
  • Sensitive Teacher: giver and lover of all. Learning Love Conference, UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 2000.

NUML Handbook of Guidelines and Preparation of MS/ MPhil/ PhD Thesis, January 2007-2008.

  • Member, Review Panel, Institutional Performance Evaluation, Higher Education Commission, April 2012
  • Trained Quality Assurance Expert, UK Quality Assurance & Higher Education Commission, May 2011
  • HEC Approved Supervisor, Higher Education Commission, since 2005


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