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Neville's Cafe in Scarfe will re-open on July 3, providing a selection of daily panini, sandwiches, soups, wraps, baked goods and beverages.
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The Theme of the Conference is "Synchronous Evolution of Marine Sciences". The main objective is to bring all the leading academic scientists
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July 1st marks the merging of UBC Okanagan and Vancouver Faculties of Education and the opening of the new Okanagan School of Education.
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IRCR Connection Grants support short-term KM initiatives that contribute to the CRCC-prioritized national dialogue.
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ORE launches joint ORE-SPARC peer review program to support 2018 SSHRC Insight Grant applications.
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The Technology Enhanced Classroom Expo is coming up on July 4th and 5th. Proposals for presenters (faculty, students and staff) is due in on June 1st.
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Dr. Loraine D. Cook is a senior lecturer in Research Methods and Educational Psychology at the School of Education, University of the West Indies.
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Interested in new technology such as virtual and augmented reality? Come to UBC's Emerging Media Lab to try it out for yourself!
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The deadline for the Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education is coming up on Monday June 18.
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New to UBC's new learning management system? Educational Technology Support (ETS) is hosting Canvas training sessions. 
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This has been a tremendous year for grant awards and these successes speak to the excellence and capacity of our scholars.
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In September the first ever University-wide course in Language Sciences. Living Language: Science and Society co-taught by Janet Weker and Mark Turin.
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The UBC Post Doc Association's annual 3 Minute Postdoc Slam is on June 28th. Come out and support your fellow postdocs with a reception to follow!
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Please join us in congratulating Dr. Guofang Li for her success with her project, “Behind the model minority mask: Identifying early factors in Canton
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Rahela Nayebzadah successfully defended her dissertation titled "Red Tears of Pearl: Making Space for Afghan-Canadian Muslim Diasporas in Postcolonial
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The UBC Sustainability Initiative is excited to launch a new Interdisciplinary Education Grant program. Applications are now open.
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July 12, 2018 | We hope you’ll take this opportunity to relax, kick back, and enjoy some fun activities with your colleagues – you’ve earned it!
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Dr. Annette Henry was interviewed by the Globe recently on the topic of race.
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Congratulations to Dr. Gleason, who received both the 2018 Neil Sutherland Prize for Best Article and the 2018 Best Article Award.
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Dr. Richard Sallis from University of Melbourne will be hosting a research talk titled Arts-Based Research and Teacher Candidates
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Dr. Dae Joong Kang, Seoul National University, will be speaking as part of the EDST Critical Dialogues Seminar Series.
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Come join us to see some of the best of the best video resources for engaging secondary students and discuss where you can make your own.
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Dean Frank presented Mr. Leon Tuey and Mrs. Joan Tuey with the Faculty's Alumni Builder Award for their outstanding support to Faculty.
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Congratulations to Dr. Sterett Mercer (ECPS) on being awarded a $1.4 Million U.S. Institute of Education Sciences grant with his U.S. colleagues.
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PhD graduate Anar Rajabali is the 2018 recipient of the ARTS (Arts Researchers and Teachers) PhD Graduate Award at CSSE.
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Join us Thursday, June 14, 2018 for information about NITEP and tips to make the most out of your award and scholarship applications.
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Systems Change Grants fund community-led projects that have the potential to create lasting changes within and across systems.
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Investigate Grants fund teams to ask research questions that examine root cause(s) of a pressing issue impacting the health of communities.
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Dean Blye Frank recognized several outstanding staff members nominated for the 2018 Faculty of Education Dean’s Award for Staff Excellence.
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Dr Bonny Norton was awarded the 2018 Canadian Committee for Graduate Students in Education (CCGSE) Mentorship Award. Congratulations, Bonny!
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Teacher candidates Rachel Vukovich and Cassie Tagseth spoke to the Burns Lake News recently about their three-week rural community field experience.
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Submit your proposal now - the deadline is June 15.
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May 24 | Join us in congratulating the class of 2018 on all their hard work! 
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Please join us in welcoming Dr. Scott’s return to the Faculty of Education.
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May 22-25, 2018 | Registration for the 2018 CTLT Spring Institute is now open.
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The Department of Language & Literacy Education is extremely pleased to announce that PhD student Amber Moore has been awarded the 2018-2019 Killam Doctoral Scholarship!
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June 15 - 21, 2018 | Join a free professional development program June 15-21 that uses theatre to explore & change how you approach conflict. Apply by May 21
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May 28 - June 22, 2018 | Staff and faculty at UBC’s Vancouver and Okanagan campuses are invited to participate in the fourth annual Pick Your Peak Stair Challenge.
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May 17, 2018 | Join us at the 8th Aboriginal Math Symposium to share research and educational projects about improving Aboriginal math education K-12 and develop community connections to facilitate and support improving Aboriginal mathematics education.
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July 10, 2018 | Dr. Judy Halbert & Dr. Linda Kaser, co-leaders, TELP, invites alumni, current participants, faculty members and members of the advisory committee to a reception in Vancouver, BC.
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May 17, 2018 | Show your support for Queer youth everywhere!
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We are very pleased to announce our latest faculty award winners, Dr. Bathsheba Opini, Dr. Cash Ahenakew, and Dr. Karen Meyer.
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Randip Gill and Geralyn Ruissen are recipients of the 2017/2018 Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award.
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Faculty of Education students now have access to an Education Library Canvas course with video resources and a discussion board to ask a librarian.
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The UBC Faculty of Education has been ranked 2nd overall in Maclean's Best Education Universities in Canada 2018 Ranking.
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Pending approval from the Board of Governors, the merger will create a School of Education, with its own budget and organizational structure on the Okanagan campus.
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Lynne is passionate about improving the life chances of all students. Please join us in welcoming Lynne Tomlinson to her new role.
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Educators and school mental health leads from 19 BC school districts are working with Dr Stan Kutcher and psychologist/ProD lead, Andrew Baxter.
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Thursday, May 17, 2018 | Arts ISIT will be holding a Peer Assessment Training workshop on May 17, 2018 from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Registration is required.
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Congratulations to Dr. Wendy Carr on receiving the 2018 ABCDE Teacher Educator of the Year Award!
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CBC recently featured an article discussing Indigenous youth's access to sports.
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Summer Gymnastics camps and classes will open for registration on Mon May 14.
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PDCE has created some helpful courses during their Summer Institutes to help you with the transition.
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The ETS office is offering an open invitation to faculty in the Faculty of Education to contact us for learning technology support (including Canvas!)
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Dr. Annette Henry received the 2018 Equity Award from the Canadian Association of University Teachers. Congratulations, Annette!
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June 14, 2018 | Dean Blye Frank, Dean invites alumni, faculty members and friends of the UBC Faculty of Education to a reception in Nelson, BC.
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The Sun U.K. featured a UBC study by Dr. Mark Beauchamp that found a lack of exercise could be behind increasing rates of mental illness among young
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CBC Toronto quoted Dr. Wendy Carr, Associate Dean of teacher education at UBC, for an article about the need for French teachers in BC.
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July 2-20, 2018 | Institut de Français, UBC à Québec – A French language immersion program in the heart of Québec City.
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May 4, 2018 | ETS will be presenting for Celebrate Learning Week on some of the Faculty of Education's projects that enhance student-centred learning.
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May 14, 2018 | Learn how to build thriving collaborative research projects with non-academic partners.
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June 14, 2018 | If you're a Faculty of Education professor new to SSHRC's Insight Grants program come and learn the fundamentals to getting funded.
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An article on the UBC Intergenerational Landed Learning Project draws attention to their crowdfunding campaign.
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May 16, 2018 | Join us for information about NITEP and tips to make the most out of your award and scholarship application.
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Older adults tend to attend group fitness classes more regularly when exercising with their peers.
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Dr. Stephanie Anderson (PhD '17) has received the 2018 R.W.B. Jackson Award for the best article in the Canadian Journal of Education.
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UBC is pleased to announce that Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond has been appointed as the inaugural Director of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre
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Are you looking for extra help with Canvas? ETS hosts a one hour open drop in every Tuesday from 12:00 - 1:00 pm for learning technology support. 
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Meredith Fenton, Director of the International Baccalaureate Program for the UBC Faculty of Education, wrote a guest editorial for the Aga Khan Academ
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May 8, 2018 | Drs. Deb Butler and Ian Scott will explore enablers and disablers of student learning including assessment tools and self regulated learning.
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May 1, 2018 | Drop by the Neville Scarfe Foyer to learn about the UBC Seed Lending Library and some of the ways STEAM is explored in Teacher Education.
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Dean Blye Frank is pleased to announce that the Provost has accepted the Advisory Committee’s recommendation and approved that Dr. Mona Gleason be appointed as the new Department Head, Educational Studies, effective September 1, 2018. 
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Postponed until Fall 2018 | The focus of this workshop will be on preparing for promotion to Professor.
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The Director International Baccalaureate hosted the IB Alumni 5th year anniversary reception.
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Equity Enhancement Fund granted to Dr. Darren Warburton for "Transforming our Understanding, Enhancing our Practices: Engaging Indigenous Ways of Knowing Across the Curriculum."
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UBC is proud to launch its new strategic plan, Shaping UBC’s Next Century, setting out our collective vision and purpose, and our goals and strategies for the years ahead.
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April 26, 2018 | Understanding our most vulnerable learners can help us achieve better outcomes with every student.
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The Dean of UBC Faculty of Education, Dr. Blye Frank announced Dr. David Beare as the winner of the 2018 UBC Faculty of Education Alumni Teacher Award.
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April 28 - April 29, 2018 | UBC Indigenous graduate students are invited to a two-day writing retreat at the First Nations Longhouse, for focused writing sessions and yoga.
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Dr. Bonny Norton and her community partner, Education without Borders, have been awarded a grant in the inaugural UBC Community-University Engagement Support (CUES) competition.
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Friday, May 4, 2018 | Join us for a Jane's Walk this year with David Gill, Program and Policy Planner for the SEEDs program at Campus & Community Planning.
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April 26, 2018 | In this talk, Dr. Collie will introduce the idea of adaptability and discuss some recent findings from her research program.
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UBC Education Professor Emeritus Marv Westwood was interviewed for a Vancouver Sun column about the need for Canadian boys to have male teachers as positive role models.
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May 28 - June 3, 2018 | Bike to Work Week is a great way to get healthy, active and energized at work, and reduce your carbon footprint.
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Thursday, May 10, 2018 | Interested in teaching? Learn about opportunities in the teaching profession and how in 11 months you can become a certified teacher.
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Congratulations to Samira Thomas (PhD '17), winner of the 2017- 2018 Ted T. Aoki Prize for Outstanding Dissertation in Curriculum Studies.
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Dr. Rocha, assistant professor, EDST, was selected as an outstanding scholar in higher education and will be giving three talks, including the 'Carl A. Grant Lecture: The Humanities as Pre-Qualitative Research.'
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Thursday, April 26, 2018 | The School of Kinesiology welcomes distinguished speaker Dr. Mark Hollands, Assistant Head of the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences,
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May 17, 2018 | Faculty and Staff members are invited to join Dean Blye Frank for an afternoon to enjoy light refreshments and the announcement of the Dean's Award for Staff Excellence
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The Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic is pleased to announce that UBC has obtained a one-year institutional membership with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD).
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May 1, 2018 | For the sixth event of the 2018 PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series, doctoral students from UBC’s Public Scholars Initiative will have seven minutes each to talk about how their research uses education for change.
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May 10, 2018 | Join us for a celebration of Indigenous storywork within research and educational contexts at this Educational Studies Symposium.
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April 25, 2018 | The LLED GPAs are excited to announce the last instalment of our 2017/2018 Apprenticeship Workshop Series: “Parenthood and the PhD."
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CIFAR invites proposals for interdisciplinary workshops on the social, ethical, economic, and legal dimensions of artificial intelligence. Deadline: May 28, 2018.
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April 24 & May 4, 2018 | The Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation is holding two Town Hall information sessions to provide information about UBC's involvement in Canada's Digital Technology Supercluster.
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The Conversation mentioned UBC's course “Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education” in an article about Indigenization.
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April 22, 2018 | Join the UBC Seed Lending Library for an Earth Day celebration. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event.
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April 30 - May 2, 2018 | The Schulich School of Education at Nipissing University, in partnership with Nipissing First Nation, invite you to the 6th Annual Canadian Symposium on Indigenous Teacher Education.
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April 27, 2018 | Join us for a research seminar by Dr. Paula Salvio, University of New Hampshire.
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Nominate an exceptional staff member today for the 2018 Dean's Staff Excellence Award. Deadline: May 1, 2018.

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