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Dean Blye Frank and the UBC Faculty of Education wish everyone a happy, safe, and warm holiday season!
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January 29, 2018 | Join us at the second annual Lower Mainland Museum Educators (LMME) conference to unpack and break down the Big Ideas of today: inclusivity, creative thinking, social responsibility, and innovation.
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CKNW featured an interview with UBC kinesiology PhD candidate Mark Duncan about his study that tested the accuracy of pedometers on iPhones.
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December 15-16, 2017 | The annual Christmas tree sale from the Forestry Undergraduate Society's tree farm at UBC Farm returns. Rent a small potted Christmas tree or cut your own with guidance from Forestry students.
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January 17, 2017 | One hour online information session about the BEd program.
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March 22-23, 2018 | 16 of the top mindfulness and flow experts from around the world collaborate to share their research and practice with the performance community.
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January 10, 2018 | Please join your colleagues and three panelists to explore the complex puzzle of sexuality, gender identity, race/ethnicity, faith, and family.
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January 17, 2018 | Come sample the best in SOGI books, videos, lesson plans, and websites so you can be a SOGI superstar on your practicum!
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January 5, 2018 | The Teacher Education Office and Education Students Association welcome teacher candidates back from winter break with morning refreshments.
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Various media outlets reported on a UBC study that found iPhone owners who use the Health app to track their steps could be doing more than what the device indicates.
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According to a new UBC School of Kinesiology study, if you use your smartphone to monitor your physical activity, you're probably more active than it suggests.
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May 11-12, 2018 | Save the date and plan on joining us for another event showcasing presentations from leading local and global educators, practical school-based sessions, flash chats, ignites and lots of time for networking.
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March 8-9, 2018 | The Rosa Bruno-Jofré Symposium is an interdisciplinary symposium that provides graduate students with a friendly and affordable opportunity to present and discuss their research or work-in-progress with other students, faculty, and practitioners from the field.
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The UBC Faculty of Education extends congratulations to the graduates of the 2017 UBC-Jilin program, a 3-month long international faculty development program delivered by Faculty of Education to faculty members from various universities in Jilin Province, China.
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January 17, 2018 | Attend the 2018 Walkabout Kick-Off to learn more or meet up with your team.
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The next deadline to apply for the Research Infrastructure Support Services (RISS) program is January 5, 2018.
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January 12, 2018 | Learn about the MEd in Modern Languages Education (FRM6) program at this online info session with program advisor Dr. Meike Wernicke.
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January 16, 2018 | Learn about the MEd in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) program at this online info session with program coordinator Dr. Andreea Cervatiuc.
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The Department of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education in the School of Education at Indiana University Bloomington invites proposals for panels, individual papers, round table discussions, interactive workshops and poster sessions to be presented at the First International Conference on Literacy, Culture, and Language Education (ICLCLE). Deadline: February 28, 2018.
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Indigenous graduate students or graduate students whose research relates to Indigenous scholarship in any discipline or across disciplines are invited are invited to submit a proposal for a paper, panel, roundtable, workshop, or creative expression to be presented at the 16th Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium (IGSS). Deadline: December 22, 2017.
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Do you know a UBC Education alumni who is making a difference? Consider nominating them for the 2018 Alumni Achievement Awards! Deadline: February 16, 2018.
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Join us for the 2018 Walkabout health and wellbeing challenge. Registration deadline: January 29, 2018.
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December 15, 2017 | This seminar by Dr. Jillianne Code is part of the 2017/18 EDCP seminar series.
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May 3-4, 2018 | Save the date for the 2018 BC Teacher Education Roundtable, to be held at the Simon Fraser University, Burnaby campus.
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Congratulations to Dr. Darren Warburton (KIN) on receiving a second year of Large TLEF funding in the amount of $103,500 for his project, “Indigenous Studies in Kinesiology.”
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Order of Canada recipient Verna Kirkness, the first director of UBC’s First Nations House of Learning and former Director of the Native Teacher Education Program (NITEP), was interviewed on CBC Radio's Early Edition to discuss her participation in the OC50 anniversary celebration at UBC on November 29, 2017.
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December 6, 2017 | Come eat lunch, discuss SOGI resources and watch classroom videos in a supportive atmosphere of learning.
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The 3M National Student Fellowship honours up to ten full-time undergraduate and graduate students at Canadian post-secondary institutions who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their lives and at their college or university. Deadline: January 8, 2018.
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Cancelled | The December 13, 2018 SOGI Alliance meeting has been cancelled.
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Congratulations to Principal Investigators from the Faculty who were successful in the 2018 Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters competition.
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The Wall Scholar Award: Support for full-time, tenured or tenure-track UBC faculty members to spend one year in residence at the Peter Wall Institute. Deadline: January 5, 2018.
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December 5, 2017 | Presentations by Dr. Shawna Faber, candidate for the Tenure-Track Instructor Position in Human Development, Learning & Culture.
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The PHE Canada Research Council Emerging Scholar Award acknowledges the potential of individual student members as future scholars and promoters of physical and health education within Canada. Deadline: December 15, 2017.
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The new Mitacs Accelerate Fellowship provides long-term funding for a significant part of graduate degree programs. Applications accepted any time.
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CBC News spoke with Dr. Wendy Carr about the chronic shortage of French immersion teachers in Canada.
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November 30, 2017 | Faculty-wide bake sale in support of the UBC United Way Campaign.
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January 13, 2018 | EdCampBCCC is BC's first EdCamp dedicated to the core competencies.
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Dr. Charles Ungerleider, a professor emeritus of educational studies at UBC, wrote an op-ed for the Vancouver Sun about improving education in BC.
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December 12, 2017 | Join us as we celebrate Chris Ball's 14+ years as Head of the Education Library.
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There is an opportunity for UBC researchers to highlight their research at the upcoming 2018 #BCTech Summit Research Runway. Deadline: December 15, 2017.
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Dr. George Belliveau was officially inducted to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists & Scientists at the annual Celebration of Excellence held on November 24, 2017 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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The editors of the Canadian Journal of Native Education (CJNE) are seeking research articles, reflective stories, or critical essays that address some aspect of the 2018 theme, Awakening the Spirit: Indigenous Culture and Language Revitalization through Land, Water and Sky. Deadline: January 5, 2018.
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UBC is embarking on the largest fundraising campaign for students in its 102-year history.
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Fall Congregation ceremonies for the Faculty of Education took place at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.
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January 27, 2018 | Join teachers from around the province for the British Columbia Association of Math Teachers' (BCAMT) New Teachers Conference.
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In the latest issue of TEAL News, the Association of BC Teachers of English as an Additional Language (BC TEAL) sat down with Dr. Bonny Norton, one of BC TEAL's 50 at 50, to discuss current issues in language teaching and learning.
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In the latest edition of the newsletter of the Association of BC Teachers of English as an Additional Language, Education PhD candidate Espen Stranger-Johannessen and Dr. Bonny Norton discuss Storybooks Canada, a digital resource for teachers and parents.
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Dr. Andrea Bundon received the silver medal in the poster competition at the VISTA conference in Toronto.
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November 29, 2017 | As UBC enters the final stages of the strategic planning process, faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to join a dialogue to help us validate the plan as it has emerged so far, and explore ideas of how we can bring it to life.
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December 5 & 7, 2017 | This is a full day on-campus conference for BEd teacher candidates with keynote speakers and a choice of three break out sessions.
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On November 21, 2017, the Faculty of Education celebrated award recipients from the 2016/17 Bachelor of Education program.
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December 7, 2017 | ETS will be holding a Canvas training session specifically catered towards administrative staff.
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Dr. Mary Bryson spoke with UBC Public Affairs about the significance of the formal apology which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to make of all Canadians to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people who have been imprisoned, fired from their jobs or otherwise persecuted in the past because of their sexuality.
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Dr. Shelley Hymel was interviewed on CBC Radio’s Cross Country Checkup about the violence teachers face in schools.
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The Globe and Mail quoted Dr. Owen Lo about the gifted program in Toronto schools.
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November 30, 2017 | An LLED research seminar by Dr. Meike Wernicke.
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November 22, 2017 | Join us at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts to celebrate the graduating classes of 2017.
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December 4, 2017 | Join Education alumnus Gary Rasberry (PhD '98) for a noon hour of poetry and music.
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Congratulations to Dr. Marianne McTavish, the 2017 recipient of the Murray Elliott Service Award for Outstanding Service to the Teacher Education Program.
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News 1130 mentioned the Veterans Transition Network, an initiative which began at UBC in 1997.
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Congratulations to Faculty of Education alumna Suzanne Hoffman (BEd ’86, MEd ‘06) on being appointed as the Vancouver School Board’s (VSB) next superintendent of schools, effective January 8, 2018.
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November 20-21, 2017 |The Faculty of Education is very pleased to host 3 candidates for the Eleanor Rix Professorship in Rural Teacher Education.
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Starts November 23, 2017 | The Faculty of Education Knitting Club is back! Open to all Education staff and faculty from newbie to expert!
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January 25-27, 2018 | The Early Years Conference focuses on early childhood development, early childhood intervention and family support.
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November 22, 2017 | The November HELP Talks focuses on children who experience challenges during the early years, in part due to their unstable or atypical child-rearing context.
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December 4-6, 2017 | The Winter Institute provides an opportunity to network with colleagues, review the practical application of techniques and discuss practices that are successful in varying environments.
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On November 14-16, 2017, the Office of the Senior Advisor International hosted the NAEA (National Academy of Education Administration) Overseas Study Program.
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December 15, 2017 | Learn about the MEd in Modern Languages Education (FRM6) program at this online info session with program advisor Dr. Meike Wernicke.
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November 23, 2017 | iSchool Colloquia Series Winter 2017: Dr. Lisa Nathan, Humility, Discomfort & Awe: Developing human capacities through information system design.
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November 21, 2017 | Attend the DIY Media Workshop to receive guidance from media professionals on media production.
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UBC United Way 50/50 tickets are now available for sale in the Teacher Education Office. Ticket sales end at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 14, 2017.
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December 6, 2017 | Learn about the MEd in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) program at this online info session with program coordinator Dr. Andreea Cervatiuc.
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November 29 & 30, 2017 | Join Educational Technology Support (ETS) for two upcoming Canvas drop-in sessions.
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November 28, 2017 | Drop by the Nest and have your photo taken with Prof. Santa Ono... dressed as up as Santa Claus! Proceeds support research at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health in UBC.
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Watch the video recording of the Faculty of Education Fall Faculty Career Development Workshops Series discussion on the rise of open access publishing with Dr. Judith Daniluk, Leonora Crema, Jo-Anne Naslund, Wendy Traas, and Amber Saundry.
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On November 4, 2017, more than 500 people took part in the Faculty of Education's 7th annual Family Math and Science Day.
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November 29, 2017 | Join us for a panel discussion around athletic activism.
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November 24, 2017 | Join us for a seminar by Dr. Lars Knudsen, Aarhus University, Department of Education, Denmark.
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December 6, 2017 | Join us for a seminar with Dr. Michael Schemmann, University of Cologne, Germany.
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QRSE 2018 welcomes abstract submissions from qualitative researchers from all areas of sport and exercise. Deadline: December 15, 2017.
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November 16, 2017 | A discussion on digital tools and education with Dr. Hafner and three experts of the Digital Literacy Centre.
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In the latest issue of Pathways, the UBC Faculty of Medicine talks with Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl (ECPS) and Dr. Michael Kobor (Medical Genetics) about the new pilot project where they are investigating the emotional and biological benefits of MindUP — a social-emotional learning (SEL) program for kids.
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November 28, 2017 | #MeToo. #IWill. Awareness is important, but how do we move beyond hashtags and words to making substantive changes to the workplace experience for women? Join us for a panel discussion as we examine this timely and pervasive issue and explore options for moving forward.
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November 17, 2017 | Learn about the MEd in Modern Languages Education (FRM6) program at this online info session with program advisor Dr. Meike Wernicke.
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November 15, 2017 | This month's Technology in Transit event will showcase the Canvas and Canvas Teacher mobile apps.
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December 1, 2017 | Alumni and friends of NITEP, UBC’s Indigenous Teacher Education Program, are invited to gather for a reception at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver following the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) Conference Workshops.
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Educational Technology Support (ETS) is offering additional Canvas training sessions for faculty and instructors.
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November 23, 2017 | The Centre for Culture, Identity and Education hosts a seminar with Dr. Aziz Choudry, McGill University.
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November 16, 2017 | Be sure to bring your sweet tooth and support ECPS' School Psychology program & Queen Alexandra Elementary School!
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November 17, 2017 | Join ECPS’ School Psychology Program for a round-table discussion with Dr. Randy Floyd, Director of School Psychology at University of Memphis.
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November 17, 2017 | ECPS School Psychology program is hosting a by-donation yoga class in effort to raise awareness of their field during School Psychology Awareness Week.
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The Georgia Straight interviewed Associate Dean of Teacher Education Dr. Wendy Carr about how educators can help address a national mental-health crisis.
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The Globe and Mail reported that UBC released a draft freedom of expression statement and requested feedback from the university community.
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Global spoke with Professor Emerita Dr. Linda Siegel in a story about students with dyslexia.
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November 1-21, 2017 | What’s your experience working at UBC? Share your feedback anonymously in the Workplace Experiences Survey.
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The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) Scholar Program provides salary support to early career health researchers. Deadline: February 2, 2018.
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November 29, 2017 | Join us to discover how UBC is creating and supporting exceptional, globally-relevant learning experiences, across disciplines.
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November 15, 2017 | PDK UBC presents "An Evening to Discuss Educational Leadership: Meeting the Challenges and Complexities of Today's Shifting Landscape".
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Dr. Jan Hare, Associate Dean of Indigenous Education, attended an inauguration ceremony to celebrate the founding of the International Society for STEM in Education (ISSE), an international network focused on teaching and learning in the STEM subjects.
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School of Kinesiology researcher Anne Lasinsky shares insight into how letting children take risks can facilitate their growth and development.

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