Professor of Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education
University of Toronto

Professor Ruth Hayhoe is a Professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of University of Toronto. Her professional engagements in Asia have spanned 35 years, including foreign expert at Fudan University in Shanghai in the early 1980s, the First Secretary for Education, Science and Culture at the Canadian Embassy in Beijing from 1989 to 1991, a visiting professor at Nagoya University on a Japan Foundation fellowship in 1996, and the Director of the former Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd) from 1997 to 2002.

Professor Hayhoe has received many honors, including the Honorary Fellow, University of London, Institute of Education in 1998, the Silver Bauhinia Star of the Hong Kong Government in 2002, the Commandeur dans l'ordre des Palmes Académiques of the Government of France in 2002 and an Honorary Doctorate from the HKIEd in 2002. In 2011, she was made an Honorary Fellow of the Comparative and International Education Society. In 2012, she was appointed the CJ Koh Professor at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University. In 2015, she received the Mingyuan Prize for an Outstanding Contribution to Chinese Education Research and an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from The Open University of Hong Kong.

Professor Hayhoe has authored or edited more than a dozen books and published about 80 articles in refereed journals.