January 2019

The Dean travels to UBC Okanagan to be the representative for the Okanagan School of Education at several meetings

January 31, 2019

Dr. Frank traveled to Kelowna to attend meetings at UBC Okanagan School of Education. Dr. Frank sat in on the Okanagan School of Education meeting and the Okanagan Senate meeting.

The Dean presents a talk on Professionalism with the BEd Students in the Okanagan School of Education

January 31, 2019

The Dean met with the newest cohort of Secondary School Teacher candidates to speak about professionalism as they venture into their new workplaces as part of their Education program. The students learned the importance and mission as teachers to advance education’s role in the well-being of people and communities.

The Dean attends the Deans’ Council for UBC-O

January 30, 2019

Dr. Frank attended his weekly Deans’ Council meeting with the UBC Okanagan campus.

The Dean meets with Dr. Ainsley Carry, Vice-President Students

January 30, 2019

Dr. Frank met with Dr. Ainsley Carry, the newly appointed Vice-President Students for a quick chat and welcome to the University. As part of the hiring committee for the role, Dr. Frank was delighted to meet with Dr. Carry before he formally begins the role on April 1, 2019.

Dr. Carry joins UBC from the University of Southern California (USC) where he has served as Vice President for Student Affairs since August 2013. He holds a faculty position in the Rossier School of Education and has served in leadership positions at Southern Methodist University, the University of Arkansas, Temple University, and the University of Florida. Prior to joining USC, Carry served as Vice President for Student Affairs at Auburn University.

The Dean attends the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy’s Monthly Department Meeting

January 24, 2019

Dr. Frank attended the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy's monthly department meeting on Thursday in Neville Scarfe.

The Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy is committed to advancing research in learning and teaching in a variety of contexts across the lifespan.

The Dean Welcomes the Minister of Veterans Affairs, the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould

January 23, 2019

Dr. Frank welcomed both The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence and Professor Santa J. Ono, President of UBC, to the Faculty of Education.

The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, formally announced funding to the Centre for Group Counselling and Trauma in Vancouver.

On May 4, 2018, Veterans Affairs Canada launched the first call for applications for the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund. Organizations were invited to share their innovative ideas and encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible online.

Announced in Budget 2017, the Fund will support research, projects and initiatives that will have a positive and lasting impact on the Veteran community.

The fund will provide grants and contributions to private, public or academic organizations to conduct research and implement initiatives and projects that support the well-being of Veterans and their families.

Minister Wilson-Raybould delivered remarks, took questions from the media, and toured the Centre for Group Counselling and Trauma.

The Dean chairs the internal nomination for CRC Tier 1 Chairs Open Interviews

January 21 – 28, 2019

Dr. Frank chairs the internal search for the Canadian Research Chairs Tier 1: Area to be Defined over the last couple of months. As the open interviews come to a close, an email was sent out from the Dean's Office congratulating Dr. Bruno Zumbo on being selected as the nominee out of several outstanding applications to apply for the Chair before the August submission date.

The Dean attends the candidate presentation for the Myrne B. Nevison Professorship in Counselling Psychology

January 21, 2019

Dr. Frank attended the Candidate's presentation for the internal search for the Myrne B. Nevison Professorship in Counselling Psychology on Monday.

Dr. Daniel Cox, Associate Professor, ECPS, was the only shortlisted candidate for this search. His presentation, Counselling Psychology in the Digital Age: Secondary Prevention for At-Risk & Marginalized Youth, discussed his research work, his vision for the Professorship, and answered questions from the Faculty.

Dean Celebrates the Year of the Pig at the Lunar New Year Dinner Hosted By President Santa J. Ono

January 21, 2019

In celebration of the Lunar New Year (Year of the Pig), Dean Frank, Faculty of Education colleagues and invited guests enjoyed a special five-course dinner at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre. Led by alumni UBC, this inaugural luncheon gave guests the opportunity to meet others, be updated on news from the university, and thank donors, supporters and volunteers for their support.

The Dean attends the candidate presentation for the Dorothy Lam Chair in Special Education

January 18, 2019

Dr. Frank attended the Candidate's presentation for the internal search for the Dorothy Lam Chair in Special Education on Friday.

Dr. Nancy Perry, Associate Professor, ECPS, was the only shortlisted candidate for this search. Her presentation, Creating Pathways to Positive Outcomes for Children and Youth, discussed her research work, her vision for the Chair, and she answered questions.

Dean attends Faculty of Education Mix and Mingle at the Gallery Patio & Lounge

January 18, 2019

The Dean participated in a Faculty-wide Mix n' Mingle event to connect Teacher Candidates, Faculty, Staff, Sessional Teachers and Career Fair Presenters. Social events such as these help to foster a strong community within the Faculty of Education.

Dean Attends Largest Teacher Recruiting Event in BC

January 18, 2019

Every year, the Teacher Education Office invites recruiting officers from school districts in BC, other provinces and territories, as well as international recruiters. Dr. Frank, alongside many Faculty of Education colleagues, watched as the teacher candidates networked with potential employers, and inquire about future opportunities beyond the BEd. program.

The Dean meets with members of the Vice-President, Academic’s office

January 17, 2019

Dr. Frank met with members of the Vice-President, Academic's office on Thursday to go over projects that were approved for funding under UBC's Strategic Plan. The UBC Strategic Plan, Shaping UBC's Next Century, involves the Faculty of Education through their ten goals. Specifically this includes partnering with indigenous communities on and off campus to address the legacy of colonialism as well to co-develop knowledge and relationships. Our resident Associate Dean of Indigenous Education, Dr. Jan Hare, sat in on this meeting to provide her knowledge and experience working with these communities.

Dean Attends President’s Leadership Forum

January 17, 2019

Dean Frank attended an afternoon of discourse with the President, the UBC Executive Team and other UBC Leadership around topics of strategic important to the University. The goal of the conversations were to highlight goals for the 2019/2020 fiscal year.

The Dean attends the Deans’ Council for UBC-O

January 16, 2019

Dr. Frank attended his weekly Deans' Council meeting with the UBC Okanagan campus. He was joined by the Chief Librarian, Ms. Heather Berringer at the Vancouver Campus for the meeting.

The Dean attends Senate Teaching and Learning Committee Meeting

January 16, 2019

Dr. Frank attended the Senate Teaching and Learning Committee 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.

Dean Attends SOGI UBC Panel Discussion, Faith and Family

January 16, 2019

Dr. Frank attended the SOGI UBC Faith and Family panel discussion. During the event, an incredibly diverse panel shared how to support students who may be struggling to reconcile sexual or gender identity with faith and family. SOGI UBC’s mandate includes nurturing an inclusive culture, work place and learning environment for faculty, staff, and students in the Faculty of Education and also reaching out to other faculties and institutions who wish to develop inclusive climates and practices.

The Dean attends the lecture, dinner, and discussion of Dr. Robert Gibbs’ Lecture I: Where are the Students?

January 15, 2019

Dr. Frank attended Dr. Robert Gibbs' Lecture I: Where are the Students? at Cecil Green House this past Tuesday. Following this, Dr. Frank brought his feedback and suggestions to the dinner and discussion post-lecture, and aided in the discussion of two ideas about university that Dr. Gibbs' has studied in the University of Toronto: isolation and permeability.

The Future of University Study: Ideas in Dialogue is a lecture series, hosted at Cecil Green Coach House surrounding topics of public importance, which are then produced into a book. Dr. Robert Gibbs, Professor of Philosophy and Religion at the University of Toronto is currently exploring how ideas can guide us in reinterpreting what a research university is for and sketches different models of universities by refocusing on the research capacities of students.

The Dean chairs the Advisory Committee in the search for the new Head of Language and Literacy Education

January 14 – February 5, 2019

The Faculty of Education is currently in the search process for the new Head of LLED. As chair of the Advisory Committee, Dr. Frank leads the group in making an informed decision of the candidate’s suitability for the role.

As many in the Faculty are aware, the Advisory Committee has moved forward with Dr. George Belliveau’s candidacy for the Headship. Dr. Belliveau gave a public presentation to the Faculty of Education, discussing his research interests, administrative experience, and vision as the new Head of LLED.

The Dean attends the British Columbia Principals and Vice Principals Association 30th Anniversary Celebration

January 10, 2019

Dr. Frank attended the 30th Anniversary Celebration for the BCPVPA, sharing in the success of the association.

In January 1988, the BCPVPA became a professional association dedicated to helping principals and vice-principals provide “quality leadership in education.”

The Dean attends a Committee of Deans’ Meeting

January 9, 2019

Dr. Frank met with other Deans for their Committee of Deans’ meeting in the Henry Angus Building this past Wednesday. As part of UBC’s Academic Strategic Plan, the Deans from several of the university’s faculties meet once every month.

The Dean attends a Leadership Series at UBC

January 9 – 10, 2019

The Dean and Dr. Suzanne Scott, Assistant Dean, Development and Alumni Engagement, attended the Leadership Series at UBC for deans, senior faculty, and other academic and organizational leaders. The series, Insight to Philanthropy, allows participants to understand the donor development process and explore development roles of faculty and development professionals in donor engagement and solicitation.

The Dean chairs the internal nomination for CRC Tier 1 Chairs

January 4, 2019

Dr. Frank chairs the first of several meetings to review the applications for the internal nomination of a Tier 1 Canadian Research Chair: (area to be defined). Nominations are aimed to attract leading researchers in the Faculty to build on existing strengths and to expand into new areas of importance in research, leadership, and mentorship.

In the coming year, the Faculty of Education at UBC will recruit two new Tier 1 SSHRC Canada Research Chairs in any of the following academic units with full-time faculty appointments (EDST, EDCP, ECPS, LLED, or KIN).

The Dean chairs the internal search for the Associate Dean, Research

January 3, 2019

The Dean met with faculty members of the Advisory Committee to the Dean for the internal search of role of Associate Dean, Research. The search process is still ongoing.