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A retirement reception was held on May 17, 2017 for Dr. Jo-ann Archibald, EDST, Dr. Shauna Butterwick, EDST, and Dr. Hillel Goelman, ECPS, to recognize their outstanding contributions to the Faculty of Education.
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Congratulations to Bonnie Sutherland, BEd (Elem)'69, MEd'83, who received the Alumni Teacher Award on May 19, 2017.
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May 25, 2017 | Join us at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts to celebrate the graduating classes of 2017.
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June 8, 2017 | Join Drs. Carl Leggo and Renee Norman for the book launch of Hearing Echoes, a collaborative collection of poetry that addresses experiences from many perspectives.
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May 24, 2017 | Please join the Early Childhood Education Program (ECED) for the Annual Graduate Student Presentations.
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October 20-21, 2017 | Super Conference is a celebration of the BC Teachers' Federations' (BCTF) hundredth year.
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September 25-27, 2017 | The 8th annual conference hosted by the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research in partnership with the Invictus Games Toronto 2017.
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Dr. Rita Irwin (EDCP) will be receiving the 2017 Herbert T. Coutts Distinguished Service Award for outstanding service to the Canadian Society for the Study of Education at the annual CSSE conference in Toronto.
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June 21, 2017 | Stop by the UBC Staff Pension Plan Fair to learn more about the Plan and other retirement benefits and services.
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June 1, 2017 | Designed for members approaching retirement, this helpful seminar explains the various options available to faculty.
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CBC Radio-Canada spoke with Dr. Wendy Carr about the reduction of french immersion places in Vancouver.
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On May 10, 2017, over 75 people joined to discuss Aboriginal Student Recruitment and Retention in Teacher Education at a symposium hosted by the Association of British Columbia Deans of Education (ABCDE) and the Aboriginal Working Group.
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On May 10, the Faculty of Education hosted a special retirement reception recognizing the extensive contributions of Dr. Jo-ann Archibald. For more than 40 years, Dr. Archibald (Q’um Q’um Xiiem), Indigenous scholar, author and pioneer in the advancement of Indigenous education, has inspired many students and colleagues.
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On May 10, 2017, the 7th Aboriginal Mathematics K-12 Symposium drew more than 140 educators, community members, teacher candidates and researchers for a full day of exploring mathematics, community and culture.
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Congratulations to alumnus Greg Skerratt, BEd (Elem) '97 on receiving a Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence.
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CIHR is pleased to announce the launch of a Catalyst Grant focusing on the impact of legalization and regulation of non-medical cannabis in Canada. Application deadline: August 29, 2017
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July 12, 2017 | 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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UBC students volunteer at the annual Whistler music festival for high school students.
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July 2017 | An opportunity for educators to come together, discuss, explore and experience principles of learning that are based in nature.
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June 8, 2017 | Join us at a mini poster-conference being held by new M.Ed. graduates who have investigated a wide variety of issues related to practice, pedagogy, policy and politics.
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June 15, 2017 | Ecopoetics in the Garden are events with those across disciplines to consider land-based ecology and environmental education through multiple lenses.
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Dr. Jo-ann Archibald (EDST) will receive an honorary degree from Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) on June 1, 2017.
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Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 3M National Teaching Fellowships. Deadline: August 31, 2017.
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Dr. Nancy H. Hornberger, Ph.D., Professor, University of Pennsylvania Dr. Nancy H. Hornberger is Professor of Education and former Chair of Educational Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, where she also convened the annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum for 15 years. Her research interests include sociolinguistics in education, ethnography in education, language policy, […]
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June 6, 2017 | Seminar with Dr. Shirley Walters on questions facing adult learning and education in light of political developments in the UK and USA.
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Dr. Jo-ann Archibald (EDST) is the recipient of ABCDE's 2017 award for Lifelong Service to Education.
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The Faculty of Education hosted more than 125 educators and administrators from across the province to the 2017 BC Teacher Education Roundtable conference on May 11-12, 2017.
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May 17, 2017 | The UBC Faculty of Education stands together to bring awareness, understanding and celebration of the sexual and gender diversity in our society.
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Update: CIHR registration for the Project Grant Spring 2017 Competition has been postponed; new deadlines to be announced soon.
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Congratulations to the winners of the 2016-2017 Killam and Faculty of Education Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards.
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Congratulations to the 2016/2017 Sessional and Lecturer Faculty Teaching Prize winner, Dr. Won Kim, Department of Language & Literacy Education (LLED)
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Congratulations to the 2016/2017 Killam Faculty Teaching Prize winners, Drs. Anita Hubley (ECPS) and Michelle Stack (EDST).
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In recognition of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (May 17), learn how Steve Mulligan and the Teacher Education for All! (TEFA) project are working to create learning environments that are inclusive of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI).
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Congratulations to our LLED faculty members recognized as the BC TEAL celebrated it's 50th anniversary at this year's conference.
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An article in The Source discusses a Learning Through the Arts (LTTA) proposal for helping refugees integrate which is being put forward by LLED visiting professor Maher Bahloul.
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Professors Michelle Stack, Andre Mazawi, and doctoral student Sonia Medel speak to Roundhouse Radio about an upcoming event on university rankings.
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May 23 & 24, 2017 | Join ETS in the May 2017 OLT to answer all your questions on learning technologies. New or experienced instructors and TAs are all welcomed.
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Dr. Michelle Stack (EDST) was interviewed on Roundhouse Radio about education in B.C. and the role education issues play in provincial elections.
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Dr. Michelle Stack (EDST) wrote an op-ed for The Tyee about the pressure caused by university rankings.
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May 19, 2017 | Attend an open session to meet the acting president of CIHR, Dr. Roderick McInnes.
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Children the Heart of the Matter Conference committee is seeking proposals for the 21st annual conference to be held in Surrey, B.C on January 26-27, 2018. Deadline for proposals: June 2, 2017
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The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is seeking volunteers to serve as peer reviewers for submissions for the 2018 Annual Meeting. Deadline: May 26, 2017.
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The Technology Enhanced Classroom (TEC) Expo 2017 is now looking for presenters and facilitators! Deadline for proposals: June 1, 2017.
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Congratulations to Dr. Cash Ahenakew (EDST) and Dr. Tracy Friedel (EDCP) who are part of a team recently awarded a CIHR Training Grant.
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Q&A with Dr. Jo-ann Archibald (Q’um Q’um Xiiem), Indigenous scholar, and author and pioneer in the advancement of Indigenous education, who retires in July 2017.
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June 19, 2017 | Dr. Blye Frank, Dean of the UBC Faculty of Education, invites alumni, faculty members and friends to a reception in Nelson, BC.
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We’re looking for graduating students to feature as the Faculty of Education’s Class of 2017 Rising Stars.
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November 6-8, 2017 | Gender Summit North America 2017 will be held in Montréal, Canada.
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On May 3, 2017, approximately 90 alumni and guests gathered at TELUS Garden for a special presentation of The Power of Teaching for Diversity and Inclusion.
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May 11, 2017 | Join Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl and SD70/Alberni Superintendent Greg Smyth to explore trends in children's health, well-being and social emotional development.
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Congratulations to Jennifer Manuel, BEd'06, on winning the 2017 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize for her book, The Heaviness of Things that Float.
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UBC kinesiology alumnus and Olympian Evan Dunfee walked the 2017 BMO Vancouver Marathon, placing an incredible 133rd overall in a field of 3,654 participants.
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Due to panelist availability, the TEFA team will be rescheduling this fascinating talk. Please stay tuned for details.
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May 8-14, 2017 | If you have a great supervisor, @UBCGradSchool wants to know! Tell us why your supervisor is great during Great Supervisors Week at UBC.
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Find out about SSHRC Connections Grant deadlines coming up in July 2017.
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May 23, 2017 | Seminar by Dr. Jason Ellis (EDST) on suburban schooling and income inequality in Canada. Part of the Critical Dialogues Seminar Series.
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Mitacs Elevate is now accepting applications for two-year postdoctoral funding. Deadline for letter of intent and COI: June 7, 2017
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May 19, 2017 | Research seminar by Dr. Dónal O’Donoghue, Professor, EDCP.
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May 30, 2017 | Explore research and reproducibility: messages from Charles Darwin with Dr. Simon Gandevia.
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The Vancouver Courier mentioned a study by Dr. Don McKenzie, a UBC kinesiology professor, in a story about a dragon boat racing pioneer.
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May 17, 2017 | Join Dean Blye Frank in recognizing the contributions of Drs. Jo-ann Archibald, Shauna Butterwick and Hillel Goelman on their retirement.
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June 13, 2017 | Faculty of Education faculty and staff are invited to attend Tea with the Dean, where the winner of the Dean's Award for Staff Excellence will be announced. Note change of date.
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May 15 & May 16, 2017 | Join us for two public events connected to a four-day Peter Wall Roundtable at UBC, What do rankings tell us about higher education? International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives.
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A Montreal Gazette article on the inclusion of mental-wellness skills in the new BC curriculum quoted UBC education professor emerita Dr. Lynn Miller.
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An article in University Affairs mentions the Mentor Program for Students with ASD, which education professor Pat Mirenda helped to develop at UBC.
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Congratulations to Dr. Dan Cox (ECPS) on receiving the “Article of the Year Award” from the Career Development Quarterly.
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As Canada's 150th birthday approaches, the Vancouver Sun is counting down with profiles of 150 noteworthy British Columbians, including UBC education alumna Dorothy Livesay, MEd '66, LittD '90.
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May 1-7, 2017 | During Mental Health Awareness Week, help spread the word, reduce the stigma, and encourage everyone at UBC to try something new for positive mental health.
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In response to the need of a formalized system for video production, the Faculty of Education is introducing a new process for media requests.
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Learn about the Emerging Media Lab, a high-end virtual reality (VR) mobile unit which any UBC faculty, staff, and students can use to experience VR simulations.
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May 4, 2017 | Come and see poster presentations from 40+ TLEF project teams and learn how their projects are impacting the student learning experience across campus.
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The SoTL Seed program provides support, resources, and collegial collaborations. Application deadline: May 31, 2017.
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Join over 1,000 UBC scholars making themselves available to the media on their particular areas of expertise. Signup for the UBC Experts Guide.
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May 30, 2017 | For unsuccessful applicants from the October 2016 SSHRC IG competition, attend the workshop to learn how to improve your submission.
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June 1, 2017 | This session will introduce the SSHRC IG funding opportunity, go through the modules required, and offer strategic funding advice.
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May 9, 2017 | Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies invites consultation from faculty on developing a strategic plan for graduate education and postdoctoral studies.
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Roundhouse Radio's Minelle Mahtani speaks with Dr. Michelle Stack, UBC education professor, and Dr. Laura Nimmon about health literacy for immigrant women.
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UBC alumnus David Schein's nonprofit, Food Stash Foundation, collects food waste from local stores to redistribute to local charities.
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May 4, 2017 | Education PhD candidates Jaime Semchuk and Evan Taylor join fellow PSI scholars in this research talk.
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PhD candidate Sonia Medel (EDST) was interviewed on her scholarship and community engagements on Roundhouse Radio’s Sense of Place.
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Congratulations to Anna Ip (EDCP) and Linda Williams (NITEP) on being inducted into the UBC 25 Year Club on April 20, 2017.
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May 29, 2017 | In conjunction with CSSE in Toronto, ON, Dr. Blye Frank, Dean of the UBC Faculty of Education, invites alumni, students, faculty members, and friends to a reception.
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April 26, 2017 | Forum for International Networking in Education (FINE) is hosting a forum at AERA in San Antonio, Texas.
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May 2-8, 2017 | Celebrate Learning Week (CLW) is a week-long initiative celebrating teaching and learning opportunities at UBC.
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Education alumnus David Sidoo, BPE '83, is mentioned in a Vancouver Sun article featuring Frank Smith, the former UBC football coach who will be inducted into the 2017 B.C. Sports Hall of Fame.
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The Ubyssey spoke with lecturer and UBC Education PhD candidate Ron Darvin about "fake news" and the importance of critical digital literacy.
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Mitacs Globalink Research Internship pairs faculty with international undergrads for 12-week research projects. Deadline: June 14, 2017.
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May 9, 2017 | Join three exceptional panelists to discuss the complex puzzle of sexuality, gender identity, ethnicity, faith, and family.
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May 4, 2017 | Join us to learn about available support and different learning technologies, featuring 3 tools: iClicker, Mattermost, and CaptureSpace.
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Submit to The Undergraduate Awards to earn international recognition for your work! Deadline: June 13, 2017.
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The UBC Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration in Autism (CIRCA) received $800,000.
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May 11, 2017 | Join SEL BC and Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl for a dinner event with Mark T. Greenberg and Christa Turksma.
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It is with deep sadness that the Faculty of Education reports the passing away of Professor Don Krug on April 2, 2017.
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Congratulations to the Faculty of Education 2017 Big Block Award winners and 2017 inductees to the UBC Sports Hall of Fame.
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April 18, 2017 | Join Professor Santa Ono, UBC's 15th President and Vice-Chancellor, in exploring the profound responsibility of preparing young people for global citizenship.
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The Faculty of Education is deeply saddened to share the news of the passing of Dr. James Underwood Gray on March 18, 2017.
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The Faculty of Education is proud to congratulate alumnus Will Stroet, BA '02, BEd '04, on his Juno nomination for 2017 Children's Album of the Year.
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This year Wild About Vancouver (WAV) is encouraging all teachers and TCs in the lower mainland to enter an outdoor lesson in the festival.
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May 8, 2017 | Come join us for a Celebrate Learning Week event where we’ll explore some of the possibilities of our initial forays into AR and VR including the use of Aurasma and Google Cardboard.
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Spotlight on the School of Kinesiology's Dylan Brown.

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