January 2018

Welcome Back

January 2, 2018

Dean Frank welcomes you back to campus after the holiday break and wishes you a prosperous 2018.

Welcome Back Donuts for Returning Teacher Candidates

January 5, 2018

Dean Frank attended the welcome back event hosted by the Education Student Association (ESA). Lots of lively conversations among the students; many students took this opportunity to connect with Dean Frank.

L-R: Dr. Lorrie Miller, Yvonne Dawydiak, Gladys Ling, Debbie Oon, and Claire Rushton of the Teacher Education Office.

External Review of Enrolment Services

January 8, 2018

Dean Frank, along with other UBC executives, met with the review team for the external review of Enrollment Services.

The external review of Enrolment Services is being carried out to assist the university as it considers the reappointment of Dr. Kate Ross, whose current term as Associate Vice-President, Enrolment Services and Registrar comes to an end on October 31, 2018.

Faculty of Education Council Meeting (FEC) UBC-O

January 9, 2018

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

Budget Planning Retreat

January 11-12, 2018

Dean Frank attended UBC’s Planning Retreat to discuss the direction of the University and ensure major initiatives being developed are aligned to strategic priorities.

Each Dean and VP had 30 minutes to present, with each presentation starting with a SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) of the Faculty and VP portfolio, followed by a discussion on how any planned major new initiatives align with the eight strategic priorities.

Education Career Fair

January 19, 2018

Dean Frank attended the Education Career Fair at the AMS Nest, where teacher candidates had the opportunity to meet with 83 participants from BC school districts, international teacher recruiters, independent institutions, and schools and districts from outside of BC.

L-R: Associate Dean Wendy Carr, teacher candidates Priya & Rose from the Elementary Social and Emotional Learning cohort, and Dean Frank, at the Teacher Education Career Fair.

UBC Lunar New Year Dinner 2018 – Year of the Dog

January 23, 2018

Dean Frank attended the UBC Lunar New Year Celebration held at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre.

L-R: Joel Kobylka, Administrative Manager, TEO; Michael Murphy, Executive Coordinator to the Dean, DNSO; Julie Oya, Web & Communications Coordinator, TEO; Clara Ng, Assistant Dean Finance, DNSO; Dean Blye Frank; Gina Jackson, Senior Manager, Workplace Campaigns, United Way of Lower Mainland; Anna Bin, Senior Manager, Faculty Affairs & Human Resources, DNSO; Heather Frost, Director, Research Support Services, Office of Research.

Screening of Resilience followed by panel discussion

January 25, 2018

Dean Frank attended the screening of RESILIENCE: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope, followed by a panel discussion as part of the opening of the 2018 Early Years Conference.

You Can’t Say That: Teachers and Controversial Issues in American Schools

January 26, 2018

Dean Frank attended the seminar, You Can’t Say That: Teachers and Controversial Issues in American Schools, presented by Dr. Jonathan Zimmerman, University of Pennsylvania, USA.

UBC Strategic Plan Steering Committee Meeting

January 29, 2018

Dean Frank attended a UBC Strategic Plan Steering Committee meeting continuing discussions for the University’s next strategic plan.