The Institute for Public Education BC is an independent nonpartisan society providing high quality information and leadership to build a strong public education system for British Columbia’s children, families, and communities.
IPE/BC offers analysis of current educational issues, supports public education, and shares current research findings to enrich dialogue on educational issues in British Columbia.
William (“Bill”) Bruneau is a Saskatchewan native, a graduate of the U of S and, later on, the University of Toronto. He was a secondary school teacher in Calgary in the late 1960s, then joined the Department of Educational Studies at UBC (1971-2003). His kids and grandchildren graduated from public schools and universities. He was an elected school trustee in Vancouver (1990-1993), president of the UBC Faculty Association 1992-4, then president of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (1996-8). Bill’s published work has dealt with academic freedom, the rise of “performance indicators” in school and university management, and with people on the front lines of education. As of 2023-24, Bill is working on a book about Bertrand Russell. He types a lot.