Maria Vamvalis is currently a doctoral candidate in the Curriculum and Pedagogy program in the department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Her research focuses on climate justice education that nurtures meaning, purpose and hope in learners. She has been an educator in the public school system in Ontario and has worked for many years as a facilitator of teacher professional learning and as a curriculum consultant. She has participated in diverse educational projects and has been deeply committed to reflexive practices within education. She is currently an instructor in the Master of Teaching program at OISE, University of Toronto.