October 2018

The Dean hosts Kevin Lamoureux for a Staff Professional Development Workshop Series III: Sharing in Truth and Reconciliation

October 17, 2018

The Dean hosted Kevin Lamoureux for the Faculty of Education Staff Professional Development Workshop Series III: Sharing in Truth and Reconciliation on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. A workshop on exploring the history of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Kevin Lamoureux facilitated the discussion how each and every one can participate in Truth and Reconciliation not just as professionals, but as individual citizens committed to justice and equality for all. Dr. Frank thanks everyone who attended this event and Kevin Lamoureux for enabling staff members to gain more insight and knowledge of how we as staff members within education can help educate and bring awareness to others.

The Dean hosts Morning Tea with the Dean

October 15, 2018

The Dean hosted the annual Morning Tea event in Ponderosa Commons Multipurpose room on Monday, October 15, 2018. Morning Tea with the Dean is a chance to catch up with colleagues, meet new faces, and speak with the Dean over tea, coffee, light refreshments, and goodies.

The Dean and Faculty of Education help sponsor the official UBC Pride Installation

October 15, 2018

The Dean and Dr. Wendy Carr attended the official welcome event for the UBC Pride Installation on the University Commons Plaza. As part of the Jane Rule Endowment, the Faculty of Education helped sponsor the event, reflecting UBC's commitment to inclusion. Hosted by UBC Equity and Inclusion Office, The Pride Installation Celebration is part of the overall programming efforts to raise visibility of the LGBTQ2SQIA+ community, provide informational and educational opportunities, facilitate connections and networking building, and build a positive and inclusive campus community.

The Dean attends the President’s Concert Series featuring Tony Yike Yang

October 15, 2018

The Dean attended the President's Concert Series featuring pianist Tony Yike Yang Monday, October 15, 2018. A special free concert, hosted by Professor Santa Ono, President and Vice-Chancellor of UBC, Tony Yike Yang is emerging as one of the foremost pianists of the younger generation, performing extensively in Canada and the United States and making numerous appearances in Europe and Asia.

Tony Yike Yang

The Dean sits on the UBC VP Students Search Committee

October 12, 2018

The Dean, along with several other Senior Leadership Members are part of a University-wide search committee for the next VP-Students. Finalist interviews were conducted this past Friday as the search continues to find the next person to replace Dr. Louise Cowin.

The Dean is a guest speaker at the Transformative Educational Leadership Program

October 12, 2018

The Dean opened the launch of the next cohort of students in the Transformative Educational Leadership Program with his presentation titled, "Transforming Leadership." A staple of the program, the Dean shared his insights, thoughts, and actions on how leadership and education have a significant role in the well-being of people and communities. The Transformative Educational Leadership Program (TELP) is a blended approach to education, combining face-to-face retreats and online interaction, providing outstanding opportunities for interaction and collaboration among groups across the program.

The Dean attends the 23rd Annual Quarter Centre Club Dinner

October 11, 2018

The Dean and fellow faculty members attended the 23rd Annual Quarter Century Club Dinner to recognize active full-time faculty members with 25 years of dedicated service. Established in 1996 by President David Strangway, the annual dinner has become an opportunity for members to keep in touch with each other in a celebratory environment. Three of our faculty members were awarded with a specially-designed pin at the dinner and are presented with a membership card, which confers privileges such as free admission to several UBC-affiliated services and attractions.

The Dean Hosts the UBC Committee of Deans Meeting

October 10, 2018

On Wednesday October 10, Dean Frank hosted the October meeting of the UBC Committee of Deans in the Guest Lounge on the 18th floor of Ponderosa Commons.  Faculty Deans and other senior academic leaders in the University meet regularly as the Committee of Deans. Under the leadership of the Provost and Vice-President Academic, the Committee meets to discuss academic strategy, resources and other issues of institutional significance.

The Dean hosts lunch with the 2018-2019 Education Student Association

October 10, 2018

The Dean hosted lunch with Claire Rushton, the Director of the Teacher Education Office, and the 2018-2019 Education Students' Association to welcome them into the new academic year. The Education Students' Association (ESA) is an elected council with a mandate that builds community for all teacher candidates in the 2018-2019 BED Program.

The Dean hosts dinner with Dr. Goli Rezai-Rashti

October 10, 2018

The Dean hosts dinner with his Senior Advisor, Dr. Wendy Carr, and Professor of the Faculty of Education at the University of Western Ontario, Dr. Goli Rezai-Rashti. The purpose of this dinner was the Faculty's initiative, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity-Inclusive Education. SOGI UBC expands the work of the 2016-2018 Teacher Education for All project designed to build capacity in the area of SOGI inclusion in the UBC Faculty of Education.

The Dean travels to Vienna, Austria for the 6th Teaching and Education Conference

October 1 – October 4, 2018

The Dean attended the International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences 6th Teaching and Education Conference in Vienna, Austria. There, the Dean presented his work on Teaching and Learning for Diversity as part of the Higher Education, Lifelong Education Session.