December 2018

The Dean travels to Fredericton, NB and Halifax, NS to present UBC’s Faculty of Education initiatives

December 2 – 4, 2018

Dr. Frank and Dr. Carr traveled to Fredericton, NB, and Halifax, NS to present and converse with faculty, staff and guests at the University of New Brunswick and Mount Saint Vincent University. The presentation shared information on what the Faculty of Education is doing at UBC.

The Dean attends a Dean’s Council Meeting for UBC-Okanagan

December 5, 2018

Dr. Frank met with the other UBC-Okanagan Deans as part of the Advisory Council to the Provost. The mandate of the Council is to provide a forum for discussing academic issues such as program development, enhancing the academic infrastructure, etc. The Council provides advice to the Provost on issues relating to teaching and research at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus.

The Dean attends the End of Term Celebration for the Senior Leaders’ Onboarding Program

December 5, 2018

Dr. Frank attended the End of Term Celebration for the Senior Leaders' Onboarding Initiative team, hosted by the Provost, Andrew Szeri. This reception was a way to celebrate the end of the Onboarding Initiative for the Senior Leaders’ Cohort and to acknowledge all the support received from the experienced and stellar cast of Deans, Vice-Presidents, advisory committee members and resource people.

The Dean met shortlisted candidates for UBC’s VP External Relations

December 6, 2018

Dr. Frank and other Deans of UBC met the first of three candidates for the search for a new Vice-President, External Relations. The purpose of the interviews is to meet and have an informal dialogue with each candidate.

As a member of the UBC Executive, the VP, External Relations has responsibility for providing strategic leadership for various communications functions, broad-based engagement with external communities and campus planning functions. Our outgoing Vice-President, External Relations, Philip Steenkamp, who announced that he was resigning from UBC to take up the post of President and Vice-Chancellor at Royal Roads University

Philip Steenkamp, current VP, External Relations

The Dean attends the Staff Holiday Lunch

December 6, 2018

Dr. Frank provides opening remarks at the Staff Holiday Lunch to thank all the staff that have worked hard the past year. The Staff Holiday Lunch, hosted by ECPS and EDCP, brought together Faculty of Education staff members.

Dr. Frank decorates the Christmas tree in the Dean’s Office

December 6, 2018

Dr. Frank decorated the Christmas tree in the Dean’s Office to mark the start of the holiday season. Several members of the Dean’s Office Finance and Administration team participated in decorating the reception area of the office.

Dr. Frank and Ayaz Mahmood, Finance Manager decorate the Dean’s Office Christmas tree.

The Dean attends the UBC Ambassadors Event

December 6, 2018

Dr. Frank attended Conferences and Accommodation’s and UBC President, Professor Santa J. Ono's, reception at Sage Bistro that took the opportunity to express appreciation for past, current and future UBC Ambassadors.
The event was meant to appreciate UBC faculty for hosting prestigious academic conferences on our beautiful Point Grey Vancouver campus.

The Dean attends LLED’s Winter Holiday Dinner

December 6, 2018

Dr. Frank attends the LLED Winter Holiday Dinner. The dinner celebrates the start of the holiday season, as well as the end of the Winter I Academic term.

The Dean attends the Yidan Prize Summit in Wanchai, Hong Kong

December 7 – 10, 2018

Dr. Frank attended the Yidan Prize Summit, Educating for the Future: How?, in Wanchai, Hong Kong over the weekend. Among some of the world's leading policymakers, business leaders, philanthropists, educators, and innovators, The Yidan Prize Summit focused on the challenge facing everyone: what steps can be taken to ensure education meets future needs?

The Dean met with Dr. Pamela Ratner, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, Enrolment and Academic Facilities

December 11, 2018

Dr. Blye Frank met with Dr. Pamela Ratner, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, Enrolment and Academic Facilities on Tuesday this past week. They discussed Dr. Ratner's portfolio and how her role aids in the development of the Faculty of Education's Strategic Plan. Dr. Ratner's commitment to excellence in research, teaching, and learning and her avocacy for equity and inclusion align with the Faculty of Education and the work that's being done for Mental Health and SOGI 123.

The Dean met with Dr. Ananya Mukherjee-Reed, Provost and Vice-Principal Academic, UBC-O

December 11, 2018

Dr. Blye Frank met with Dr. Ananya Mukherjee-Reed, Dr. Anna Kindler, and Ms. Lynne Tomlinson to discuss the ongoing commitments between the Faculty of Education at UBC Vancouver, and the Okanagan School of Education at UBC Okanagan.

The Dean met with Dr. Kathy Bruce and Ms. Katy Ellsworth of the Association of Canadian Deans of Education

December 11, 2018

Dr. Frank met with Dr. Kathy Bruce and Ms. Katy Ellsworth of the Association of Canadian Deans of Education on Tuesday this past week. Their meeting consisted of Dr. Frank's perspective being a member of ACDE, looking back, looking forward, and the overall membership structure of the group.

The Association of Canadian Deans of Education (ACDE) is an association of Deans, Directors, or Chairs of Canadian Faculties, Schools, Colleges, or Departments of Education committed to pan-Canadian leadership in professional and teacher education, educational research, and policy in university and university-colleges.

The Dean attends a Committee of Deans’ Meeting

December 12, 2018

Dr. Frank met with other Faculty Deans for their Committee of Deans' meeting in the Peter Allard School of Law this past Wednesday. As part of UBC's Academic Strategic Plan, the Dean's from several of the university's faculties meet once every month.

The Dean is a guest on President Santa Ono’s Blue and Goldcast

December 12, 2018

Dr. Frank was asked to be a guest speaker on President Santa Ono's Blue and Goldcast in the new year. The episode, talking about health and well-being on campus, will feature Dr. Frank and his research on boys' and mens' health.

The Blue and Goldcast is a podcast, cohosted by President Santa Ono and Jennifer Gardy, an assistant professor in the School of Population and Public Health. The podcast discusses issues in higher education, from the perspective of UBC scholars, staff, and students. Look out for Dr. Frank's episode in the new year.

The Dean hosts the DNSO 6th Floor Holiday Lunch

December 12, 2018

Dr. Frank hosted the Dean's Office 6th Floor Holiday lunch at the Keg Steakhouse and Bar in Yaletown. A way to celebrate the end of Winter Term I, the Deans Office staff gathered for food, festivities, and a chance to give thanks and appreciate each other for all the work we've done together as a team.

The Dean attends a Faculty of Medicine MD Curriculum meeting

December 12, 2018

Dr. Frank, Dr. Bryson, and Dr. Carr attended a Faculty of Medicine MD Curriculum meeting this past Wednesday. The meeting discussed ongoing initiatives the Faculty of Medicine plans on introducing, including 'gender and sexual (and other) minority groups and curriculum.'

The Dean attends a Senate Committee Meeting

December 12, 2018

Dr. Frank attended the Senate Meeting this past Wednesday as part of his portfolio as the Dean of the Faculty of Education. Dr. Frank, along with the other members of the Senate meet once a month to discuss topics as they relate to the University.

The Dean attends the Dean’s Budget Retreat

December 13, 2018

Dr. Frank met with other Faculty Deans for the Deans' Budget Retreat this past Thursday. The meeting included an opportunity for University leadership to share successes, insights, and financial challenges in order to move ahead in the future and provide an overall understanding of the University's finances.