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October 10, 2017 | Join us for a Day of Learning to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Japanese Canadian internment and the 5th anniversary of the UBC Honorary Degree Ceremony for the 76 Japanese Canadian students expelled in 1942.
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October 3, 2017 | Faculty and staff are invited to join Dean Blye Frank for tea, light refreshments, and conversation.
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October 2, 2017 | IUSER 2017: Education in the Arab Region: Struggles & Futures in Deeply-Divided Nation-States.
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Carly Priebe, a postdoctoral fellow in UBC’s School of Kinesiology, spoke to Men’s Fitness, about her research that connected a running program to the ability to quit smoking.
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September 27, 2017 | This panel will feature K-12 educators including a recent BEd graduate and Matt Carruthers, BC’s new SOGI Education Lead.
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October 4, 2017 | Dean Frank, Dr. Mona Gleason, Dr. Kedrick James & Dr. Lori MacIntosh share their perspectives and practices related to SOGI inclusion in education.
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September 28, 2017 | Please join Dean Blye Frank for a BEd student conversation concerning the possibility of a merger of the Faculty of Education Okanagan and the Faculty of Education Vancouver to the Faculty of Education UBC.
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Submit a proposal to present at this year’s LMME Conference, reflecting on Big Ideas: Museums and Momentum. Deadline: October 15, 2017.
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October 2, 2017 | Deepak Chopra is an American author, public speaker, and CEO/Founder of FEA, the leading provider of free, non-governmental, intensive English training and personal development in India.
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September 29, 2017 | Video seminar with Dr. Suwithida Charungkaittikul on her policy and advocacy work to build a sustainable lifelong learning culture in Thailand.
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September 28, 2017 | Please join Dean Blye Frank for a graduate student conversation concerning the possibility of a merger of the Faculty of Education Okanagan and the Faculty of Education Vancouver to the Faculty of Education UBC.
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September 29, 2017 | This seminar by Drs. Kirk Madison & Barbara Weber is part of the 2017–2018 EDCP seminar series.
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After exactly 37 years of extraordinary and wide-ranging service, Professor Robert (Bob) Sparks officially retired from the UBC School of Kinesiology on August 31, 2017.
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Dr. Handel K. Wright was quoted in a North Shore News article about combating racism.
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September 20 - 21, 2017 Leading up to the performance of Contact! Unload at the 2017 Invictus Games, there will be two public performances at the Seaforth Armoury in Vancouver.
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September 28, 2017 | UBC IT will be holding a Workspace information session for users to ask questions and review some of the new changes implemented in the latest version of Workspace.
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September 26, 2017 | A lecture by Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
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Dr. Jenna Shapka recently launched the new parenting resource website, www.cyberbullying.primus.ca, which is dedicated to kids and technology with a specific focus on cyber-bullying.
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September 30, October 3 & 5, 2017 | Share your insights on living, working, studying and playing at UBC as plans get underway for a new neighbourhood in the area around Thunderbird Stadium.
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October 25, 2017 | The 2017 HELP Expo focuses on innovative research and interactive practices that draw on systems-level approaches to promote equity in children’s health outcomes within the context of BC.
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The September edition of the Healthy UBC Newsletter features Jessica La Rochelle (NITEP/Indigenous Education).
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The Globalink Research Award funds research collaborations between senior undergrad and graduate students and faculty members at a university overseas. Deadline: November 8, 2017.
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September 20, 2017 | Come enjoy some light refreshments to complement your lunch and share ideas for this year’s Faculty of Education Gender & Sexuality Alliance.
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The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) Convening & Collaborating (C2) Program supports teams of health researchers and research users planning and carrying out collaborative activities. Deadline: October 27, 2017.
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Although many immigrant and refugee families are quick to embrace the language of their new country, there are “compelling cognitive, cultural, linguistic, psychological, and social reasons” for families to maintain home languages, states the International Literacy Association (ILA) in a brief authored by Dr. Jim Anderson, Dr. Marianne McTavish and Dr. Ji-Eun Kim.
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The Vancouver Courier featured Contact! Unload, a theatre production overseen by Dr. George Belliveau, a UBC theatre professor.
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Dr. Jason Ellis, a professor of educational studies at UBC, spoke to The Tyee about government funding for independent schools in BC.
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September 13 and 14, 2017 | Looking to use Canvas for the first time? Need to record a lecture and put it online? Find the answers to all of these questions and more at the OLT.
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September 21, 2017 | The first Quantitative Method Society event this Fall featuring Dr. Bruno Zumbo discussing the concept of validity.
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Congratulations to Dr. George Belliveau on being named a member of the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.
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Dr. Annette Henry, the David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education at UBC, wrote an op-ed for The Conversation about racism in Canada.
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Global reported on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s (BEd'98) visit to UBC’s Okanagan campus.
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September 13, 2017 | Join the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) for their next HELP Talk with Dr. Mark T. Greenberg and a panel of distinguished guests presenting on Sustaining and Evaluating Social and Emotional Learning Interventions.
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BC Business reported on HeadCheck Health, a company started by UBC kinesiology PhD candidate Harrison Brown and UBC MBA graduate Kerry Costello.
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Dr. Wendy Carr was interviewed on CBC Radio’s B.C. Almanac about why people are going into teacher-training, and the challenges and rewards of the profession.
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The Faculty of Education is pleased to welcome Meredith Fenton as the new Director of IB Programmes.
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Dr. Bonny Norton was interviewed on Nigeria’s Africa Today program about worldwide literacy.
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October 17, 2017 | Faculty members are invited to attend this workshop to determine the best publishing outlets for your research.
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November 1, 2017 | Faculty members are invited to attend this workshop to share their experiences and questions about the T&P process.
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November 17, 2017 | Faculty members are invited to attend this workshop to ask questions and learn more about your rights as a member of the Faculty Association.
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September 11 - 17, 2017 | Free Week is a chance for new and returning students, staff & faculty, and the general public to try out any instructor-led classes with UBC Recreation.
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September 19, 2017 | Please join Dean Blye Frank for a Faculty Conversation concerning the possibility of a merger of the Faculty of Education Okanagan and the Faculty of Education Vancouver into the Faculty of Education UBC.
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The Dan David prize is making a call for nominations and scholarships for 2018. Deadline: November 30, 2017.
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UBC professor Dr. Michelle Stack commented on university rankings following the release of the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
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Dr. Nancy Perry was quoted in a CBC story about a court decision that restored limits on class size and composition.
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CBC Radio’s On the Coast featured an interview with Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl about social and emotional learning.
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Pique Magazine interviewed Hartley Banack, a UBC outdoor environmental education program lecturer, about redefining outdoor education.
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In an opinion piece for the Global and Mail, UBC Kinesiology alumnus Dr. Rick Hansen, CC, OBC, BPE ’86, LLD ’87, writes about the challenges of back-to-school, and how important it is to give students opportunities to build awareness around issues such as inclusivity and accessibility.
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Dr. William F. Pinar has been extolled and his life’s work emblazoned in a 2017 Festschrift, edited by Mary Aswell Doll.
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September 27, 2017 | Faculty and students are invited to an Edudata Town Hall. Edudata helps researchers to access student level data.
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September 9, 2017 | Join us for the 7th annual Wesbrook Village Festival, featuring a performance by Juno nominated UBC Education alumnus Will Stroet (BA ’02, BEd ’04).
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The Conversation published an op-ed co-written by Dr. Michelle Stack about disability prejudice in schools.
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The Vancouver Sun cited work by Dr. Bonny Norton in a story about the increasing number of Chinese-language speakers in Metro Vancouver.
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Indo-Canadian Voice spoke with UBC education professor Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl about work on social and emotional learning pioneered with Dr. Shelly Hymel.
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September 25, 2017 | This presentation by visiting scholar Dr. Pieter Verstraete (Centre for the History of Education, KU Leuven, Belgium) is part of the Critical Dialogues seminar series .
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Castanet mentioned UBC in a story about the inclusion of social and emotional learning in Central Okanagan schools.
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November 6-8, 2017 | Gender Summit North America 2017 will be held in Montréal, Canada.
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The Globe and Mail quoted Dr. Nancy Perry (ECPS) in a story about scrapping academic and athletic awards in elementary and middle schools.
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Professor Emeritus Dr. Charles Ungerleider wrote an op-ed in the Vancouver Sun on the difficulties school boards are facing in hiring teachers for newly restored positions.
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A CBC story on BC's teacher hiring spree quoted Dr. Wendy Carr, Associate Dean of teacher education, and Professor Emeritus Dr. Charles Ungerleider.
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The Mandarin reported on a keynote presentation given by Dr. Sandra Mathison at the recent annual Australasian Evaluation Society conference in Canberra, Australia.
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September 28, 2017 | Grab your friends and colleagues for a night of food, art and culture at the Harvest Feastival.
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The New Scientific Collaboration Support Program provides financing for new scientific projects jointly developed by French and Canadian teams. Deadline: November 10, 2017.
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The Canadian Press interviewed Dr. Michelle Stack, a UBC education professor, about the role of education in combating or fueling discrimination.
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CBC interviewed Dr. Michelle Stack, a professor in UBC’s department of educational studies, about the role of educators in fighting racism.
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September 28, 2017 | Join the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the award ceremony for the 2017 Allard Prize for International Integrity.
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September 25 & 27, 2017 | Join us for three upcoming public presentations by candidates for the position of Instructor in New Media and Learning Technologies.
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The University of British Columbia (UBC) has moved up in rankings according to a Yahoo! Canada News report on the 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings released Tuesday.
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Dr. Michelle Stack, a UBC education professor, wrote an op-ed about the role of education in fighting racism following the terrorist attack in Charlottesville.
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Congratulations to the 13 graduate students who received their Graduate Certificates in High Performance Coaching and Technical Leadership (HPC&TL) on Monday, August 28, 2017.
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Q&A with Faculty of Education's Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl and Dr. Shelly Hymel explains what social and emotional learning will look like this year under the new curriculum.
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October 23 - 25, 2017 | Composed of six Symposiums on the frontier topics in the Education subjects. Dedicated to facilitating the global development of Creative Education.
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Deadline: September 20, 2017 | This Conference will cover issues on Information Technology in Education. On behalf of the organizing committee, we cordially invite you to join the conference to communicate with the distinguished speakers and share your research results.
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Deadline: September 30, 2017 | The WestCAST 2018 program planning committee invites potential presenters to imagine, design, and enact sessions that address the conference theme
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Deadline: October 1, 2017 | Faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to submit a presentation proposal for the 2018 CSSE Conference at the University of Regina.
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CIHR has launched a call for applications for the Catalyst Grant: Indigenous Approaches to Wellness Research. Registration deadline is September 19, 2017.
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On August 29 & 30, 2017, the TEO welcomed instructors and faculty advisors to the Faculty Orientation for the 2017/18 BEd program.
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September 5, 2017 | At the beginning of the BEd program, the Faculty of Education arranges a program orientation to welcome newly admitted teacher candidates.
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Last weekend, Team UBC participated in The Ride to Conquer Cancer raising $50,675.
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Veterans of war often return home with unbearable memories and deep stress injuries. UBC and the Veterans Transition Network help light a path through the darkness.
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We are pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the President’s Staff Awards at the Vancouver campus.
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September 22, 2017 | The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) is hosting an info session to discuss best practices in preparing nominations to the RSC. Faculty and staff welcome.
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Deadline and process for ORE's Internal Review of 2017 SSHRC Insight Grant applications.
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Institutional and Faculty deadlines and steps for submission of 2017 SSHRC Insight Grants. Deadline: October 6, 2017.
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Dean Blye Frank of the Faculty of Education hosted the special presentation Brain Power for Life – Improve Your Mind as You Age on August 24, 2017.
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July 12 - September 3, 2017 | Dr. Anna Kindler is having an exhibition of her works: CanadiAnna – Celebrating 150+, at the Robson Square Gallery until September 3, 2017.
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September 18, 2017 | Please join Dean Blye Frank in recognizing Faculty of Education faculty members who have received awards for Teaching, Service or Research in the past year.
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Starting September 19, 2017 | Dr. Stan Kutcher will be at the Faculty of Education this Fall to speak to teacher candidates about mental health literacy.
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September 6 - 7, 2017 | Join the Intergenerational Landed Learning Project as a Farm Friend Volunteer!
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As the tactics gets slicker, BC students need media literacy skills quicker, say academics.
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Dr. Guy Faulkner, Professor in the School of Kinesiology and head of the Population and Physical Activity Lab, has received $597,149 to study physical activity and its impact on mental health and depression.
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The Vancouver Foundation is opening applications for the Arts & Culture field of interest grants on September 5, 2017. Applications due September 29, 2017.
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The Vancouver Foundation is opening applications for the Education & Training field of interest grants on October 2, 2017. Applications due November 3, 2017.
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September 20, 2017 | Dr. Laura Scholes, visiting professor, will present her research on Challenging Masculinities Associated with Boy’s Failure in Reading.
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September 7, 12, 14, 19 & 21, 2017 | The Office of Research in Education is offering technical support with CCVs for the upcoming Tri-council doctoral awards applications.
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Students and instructors played with technologies such as the ThinkMap visual thesaurus in workshops focused on assistive technology & open resources
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Dr. Shauna Butterwick, professor emerita of educational studies, was quoted in a CBC story after the NDP government announced they will eliminate tuition fees on adult basic education and English language learning programs.
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Carolyn McEwen, Kinesiology alumna and instructor (PhD'16) and Canadian rugby team member, was profiled in The Province.
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The UBC Faculty of Education is pleased to welcome the graduates of the inaugural Saint Mark's College new Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Culture program into our Bachelor of Education program in the fall.
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September 7 - 8, 2017 | This two day Grant Development Workshop will focus on how to effectively write proposals in times of keen competition and limited resources.

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