October 2017

Teacher Education For All (TEFA)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Dean Frank participated in the first panel discussion of the year for Teacher Education for All discussing what was learned in the first year of TEFA and how the work of TEFA will move forward.

Morning Tea with the Dean

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Dean Frank hosted the semi-annual Morning Tea with the Dean event. Many staff and faculty came out to enjoy some light refreshments and engage in conversation with their colleagues.

South China Normal University Delegation

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Dean Frank hosted the South China Normal University Delegation to discuss possible areas of collaboration and have the Statement of Collaboration signing ceremony.

Attendees included:

  • Mr. Shen Wenhuai, Vice-president of South China Normal University
  • Mr. Xiong Jianwen, Director of Teaching Affairs’ Office
  • Ms. Liu Wei, Director of Financial Affairs’ Office
  • Mr. Zhou Hebing, Deputy Director of Office of Development and Planning
  • Ms. Xu Manfei, Vice-dean of School of Foreign Studies
  • Ms. Chen Xiaoling, Program Director of Office of International Exchange and Cooperation
  • Dr. Blye Frank, Dean
  • Ms. Anna Bin, Senior Manager, Faculty Affairs & HR
  • Dr. Mark Edwards, Assistant Dean, Professional Development and Community Engagement

First Row (L-R): Dr. Blye Frank, Dean, Faculty of Education, UBC; Mr. Wenhua Shen, Vice-President of South China Normal University. Second Row (L-R): Ms. Bing Sun, Chinese Director of Confucius Institute in Coquitlam, Alumni from South China Normal University; Ms. Anna Bin, Senior Manager, Faculty Affairs & HR, Faculty of Education, UBC; Ms. Wei Liu, Director of Financial Affairs’ Office, SCNU; Ms. Manfei Xu, Vice-Dean of School of Foreign Studies, SCNU; Mr. Jackie Zhen, President of SCNU Alumni Association in Vancouver; Dr. Mark Edwards, Assistant Dean, Faculty of Education, UBC.

Visit to Kelowna

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Dean Frank spent the day on the UBC Okanagan campus for various meetings regarding the possibility of a merger of the two faculties of education.

Visit to New Indigenous Teacher Education Program Field Centre

Friday, October 13, 2017

Dean Frank, along with Dr. Jan Hare, Associate Dean, Indigenous Education, Ms. Jessica La Rochelle, Assistant Director, Indigenous Teacher Education Program (NITEP), and Ms. Natalie Simkin, Program Administrative Support, NITEP, visited the newly opened NITEP field centre in Williams Lake, BC.

L-R: Ricky Lulua, Student; Lorianne Alphonse, Student; Natalie Simkin, Program Administrative Support; Lucetta George-Grant, Program Advisor; Jessica La Rochelle, Assistant Director; Suzanne Gurney, Student; Dr. Jan Hare, Director; Wendy Clement, Cariboo Coordinator; Leah Hjorth, NITEP alumna (2014) and guest speaker; Thelma Stump, Student; Dean Frank; Jimmy Lulua, Student; Donelly Clement, Student.