Professor of the 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; First Secretary for Education, Science and Culture at the Canadian Embassy in Beijing, 1989-1991; Visiting Professor at Nagoya University on a Japan Foundation fellowship in 1996; and Director of the former Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd), 1997-2002.

Professor Hayhoe has received many honors, including Honorary Fellow, University of London Institute of Education (1998), the Silver Bauhinia Star of the HKSAR Government (2002), Commandeur dans l’ordre des Palmes Académiques of the Government of France (2002) and an Honorary Doctorate from the HKIEd (2002). In 2011 she was made an Honorary Fellow of the Comparative and International Education Society and in 2012 she was appointed CJ Koh Professor at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. 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.