The Faculty of Education’s Development & Alumni Engagement office works with donors and alumni to help facilitate philanthropy in areas of meaning to them, while enhancing the student learning experience, research excellence, and community engagement in pursuit of UBC’s Place and Promise, and the Faculty of Education’s Strategic Plan.
If there is an area of education you would like to support now or in the future, we welcome a conversation to learn more about your wishes and interests.
Faculty of Education Bursary
The Faculty of Education Bursary was established by UBC to help students bridge the gap between assessed need and available government funding. It’s an important initiative towards ensuring that all students have the opportunity to pursue their dreams and goals through higher education, regardless of their economic backgrounds.
Support for this bursary will ensure that more students have the opportunity to fulfill their professional and academic ambitions through quality programs that have served the international education community for more than 50 years.
Dean of Education Scholarship
With the cost of living on the rise, and by ensuring education students have access to the best programs possible, the Dean of Education Scholarship helps keep education accessible and affordable to talented students.
For education students, the Dean of Education Scholarship is a chance to go beyond the books and become a transformative teacher – someone who understands education is process of encouragement, engagement, trust and mutual respect.
Support for the Scholarship has been inspiration, and the Faculty hopes to grow the fund over the coming years to help even more students. By contributing to the Dean of Education Scholarship, you can help UBC build a brighter future by providing tomorrow’s teachers with the skills they need today.
UBC Alumni NITEP Scholarship
Over the past four decades, over 37O students have graduated and gone on to work in all areas of education from classroom teachers in public, private and band schools, to elementary and high school administrators, as well as holding positions with the provincial government and numerous First Nations educational organizations.
NITEP graduates are truly making a difference in the lives of Indigenous children and youth throughout BC. Help to honor this amazing legacy by contributing to the UBC Alumni NITEP scholarship that has been endowed by the UBC Alumni Association to assist NITEP students and ensure their success for many decades to come.
DADAAB Refugee Camp
The UBC Faculty of Education is inviting donations in support of an ambitious educational outreach project at the largest refugee camp in the world. The camp in Dadaab, Kenya, hosts close to half a million refugees escaping violence in neighbouring Somalia and other African countries. By significantly raising the standard of secondary education at the camp, the project will improve the life chances of its young refugees.
The Borderless Higher Education for Refugees (BHER) project is the result of a partnership between the Faculty of Education, York University and three Kenyan institutions, and has the potential to change the lives of children growing up in Dadaab. Teachers at the camp are typically recent graduates of the camp’s secondary schools, without formal teacher education. By providing access to quality training through a secondary teacher education diploma program, delivered by university faculty, the project will raise the standard of teaching at the camp, enhancing the lives of young students. By investing in the teaching skills of people in the refugee camp, you could help make a real long-term difference to the future for young refugees in Dadaab.
Intergenerational Landed Learning on the Farm
The UBC Faculty of Education’s Intergenerational Landed Learning on the Farm for the Environment Project is giving children in Vancouver’s urban centre the chance of a lifetime. This faculty initiative offers authentic outside-of-the-classroom learning opportunities for children, as they work side by side with a diverse group of people of many ages who have spent their lives learning from the land.
By researching the challenges teachers face when they integrate environmental field-based experiences into their curriculum, how intergenerational landed learning can influence the environmental consciousness of children, and how these experiences will influence their daily lives, this unique project is providing a new way to learn, while investigating ways in which young people can develop a better understanding and appreciation for the land.