February 2018

Association of British Columbia Deans of Education (ABCDE)

February 2, 2018

Dean Frank met with his colleagues at the Association of British Columbia Deans of Education (ABCDE) meeting, held at the SFU downtown Vancouver campus.

ABCDE welcomed a meeting with:

  • Minister of Education Hon. Rob Fleming
  • Deputy Minister of Education Scott Macdonald
  • Senior Ministerial Assistant Veronica Harrison

Faculty of Education Council (FEC) Meeting UBC-O

February 7, 2018

Dean Frank chaired the Faculty of Education Council (FEC) meeting, held on the UBC Okanagan campus. FEC is the Okanagan’s equivalent to the Faculty meeting on the UBC Vancouver campus.

Shaping the Next Century: Building a Strategic Plan for the University of British Columbia

February 8, 2018

Dean Frank and Dr. Bryson attended the Vancouver Board of Trade event, “Shaping the Next Century: Building a strategic plan for the University of British Columbia.”

Over the past year, UBC has been developing a new strategic plan. Building on the foundations of the university’s previous strategic plans, “Trek 2000”, introduced by UBC President Martha Piper in 1998, and “Place and Promise”, introduced in 2009 by President Stephen Toope, the new strategic plan allows the university to revisit its goals and priorities to reflect our changing world, and to take an outstanding university and make it even better.

The new plan will serve as a road map, helping UBC focus even more intently on its core activities of learning and research. In his address to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, UBC President Santa J. Ono discussed UBC’s new strategic plan and what it means for the university and the community.

Dinner with Ms. Meeru Dhalwala

February 8, 2018

UBC Deans and Provost Andrew Szeri attended a dinner hosted by Ms. Meeru Dhalwala, cookbook author, co-owner and chef of Vij’s and Rangoli, Vancouver, to address the UN Sustainable Goal #6, “Access to safe water and sanitation and sound management of freshwater ecosystems are essential to human health and to environmental sustainability and economic prosperity” in relation to UBC.

Celebration of Life for Dr. Bill Doll

February 15, 2018

Dr. Blye Frank attended and spoke at the Celebration of Life for Professor Emeritus Dr. Bill Doll. Professor Doll was an adjunct professor in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy where he mentored faculty and graduate students in scholarly pursuits. Though missed, his work and generous support to the Department, Faculty and University will forever be remembered.

Professory Emeritus Dr. William E. Doll

Dean’s Staff Appreciation Luncheon

February 21, 2018

Dean Blye Frank hosted a staff appreciation luncheon in the Ponderosa Commons Ballroom for all Faculty of Education staff to recognize their skill, depth of expertise and contributions to the Faculty.

Jennifer Stewart, Claire Rushton, Momoko Hirano, Michael Goco, Grace Lai, Debbie Oon, Dr. Keith McPherson and Joel Kobylka of the Teacher Education Office enjoying the staff appreciation lunch.

Western Association of Deans of Education (WADE) 2018 Conference

February 21-23, 2018

Dean Blye Frank attended the WADE Annual Meeting to catch up with current issues in faculties of education across the western half of Canada (and Lakehead) and to get some invaluable peer to peer professional development. The main topics of the WADE Annual Meeting this year included:

  • Managing teacher shortages.
  • Concrete strategies for honouring Indigenous pedagogy.
  • Learning on and from the land.

Vancouver Senate Academic Policy Committee Meeting

February 26, 2018

Dean Blye Frank attended the Vancouver Senate Academic Policy Committee Meeting to give senate members an update on the possibility of a merger between the Faculty of Education Vancouver and the Faculty of Education Okanagan.

Dr. Mona Gleason’s EDST Headship Presentation

February 28, 2018

Dean Blye Frank attended Dr. Mona Gleason’s presentation to the Faculty for the role of Head of the Department of Educational Studies in which she discussed her research and administrative leadership experience.