The Chandaria Research Centre

Asking and answering questions about educational excellence is a priority at Branksome Hall. In 2016, Branksome Hall opened the doors of the Chandaria Research Centre (CRC), joining the ranks of the few school-based research centres in Canada and internationally.

The CRC marks the legacy of the Chandaria family’s commitment to our school and their belief in the value of a Branksome Hall education.

Our goal is to initiate new research and explore educational excellence in teaching and learning, well-being and international mindedness in the school.

The CRC acts as a hub of collaboration and creativity at Branksome Hall by supporting inquiry projects and sharing new research with the community—including our employees, students, parents and alum.

By sharing research-informed ideas and findings, the CRC plans to make a positive impact on teaching and learning at Branksome Hall in Toronto, Branksome Hall Asia in South Korea, and beyond.

Collaboration is a cornerstone value for the school. The CRC also seeks to partner with schools and organizations on projects that complement our research priorities and advance the future of education.

We share information and knowledge widely through conferences, partnerships and publications.

CRC News



Our Team

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  • Dr. Mira Gambhir

    Head, Research and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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  • Dr. Natasha Koustova

    Associate Director, Chandaria Research Centre
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  • Nat Rambold

    Administrative Coordinator, DEI and Research
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  • Izza Tahir

    Research Assistant
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  • Tanjin Ashraf

    Research Assistant
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Land Acknowledgement

We wish to acknowledge this land on which Branksome operates. For thousands of years, it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work and go to school on this land.

Chandaria Research Centre

Branksome Hall
10 Elm Avenue
Toronto, ON | M4W 1N4

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