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The Vancouver Foundation is opening applications for the Arts & Culture field of interest grants on September 5. Applications due September 29.
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Dr. Laura Scholes, visiting professor, will present her research on Challenging Masculinities Associated with Boy’s Failure in Reading.
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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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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 Education & Training field of interest grants on October 2, 2017. Applications due November 3, 2017.
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August 22, 2017 | This info session will provide information about new changes implemented in the recently upgraded Workspace 2.0.
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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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August 14 - 18, 2017 | Get ready for a week-long summer celebration! Main Mall is the place to socialize, get active or just relax in the sun. From yoga, to outdoor art crawls, to live music and petting zoos, there won’t be a shortage of things to do only a few steps away!
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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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ETS is proud to announce the soft launch of Sky, Water, Earth in September 2017, one year after the project proposal won in the DML Competition.
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UBC Hampton Fund Grants are available to support new faculty and established scholars. Deadline: August 31, 2017.
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Submit your Insight Grant for ORE Interval Review (IR). Deadline: September 5, 2017.
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More than 20 courses from Education will be running in Canvas this Fall. Read more about the Canvas migration update in the Faculty of Education.
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Upcoming institutional deadlines for 20017 SSHRC Insight Grants: October 2017.
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In June 2017, as part of a larger TLEF project, students and instructors explored the possibilities of AR and VR in the classroom.
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September 24, 2017 | Join the 2017 Walk for Reconciliation in Vancouver!
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October 14, 2017 | Learn more about the cognitive difficulties experienced by people living with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, and about evidence-based cognitive remediation programs.
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Work by Dr. Ian Franks, a UBC kinesiology professor, was mentioned in a Wired U.K. article about data analytics in football.
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Dr. Guofang Li (LLED) wrote an op-ed for The Conversation about how immigrant children play differently than children born in North America.
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Apply to share your ideas, research, and success stories at the National Physical and Health Education Conference taking place May 17 - 19, 2018. Deadline: October 17, 2017.
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Kinesiology alumna Erica Bennett (BA'08, MA'11, PhD'17) has been selected to receive the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology (SCAPPS) Young Scientist Award.
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Nominations for Canada's Outstanding Principals are now being accepted. Deadline: October 31, 2017.
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Professor emerita Jean Barman spoke with Global about a journal of the earliest known account of British Columbia by an English woman recently acquired by UBC.
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Spotlight on Dr. Natasha Boskic, Senior Manager of Learning Design, Educational Technology Support (ETS).
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August 17, 2017 | Dr. Jo-ann Archibald will lead a panel of Indigenous scholars and students in a discussion of how to better mentor Indigenous graduate students at UBC.
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Call for Nominations: 2017 John McNeill Excellence in Health Research Mentorship Award. Deadline: October 16, 2017.
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August 23, 2017 | SSHRC will be hosting a webinar on the council's new Partnership Engage Grants program.
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Congratulations to Dr. Cynthia Nicol (EDCP) on being appointed the David F. Robitaille Professor in Mathematics and Science Education for a three-year term starting September 1, 2017.
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Congratulations to Faculty of Education alumna Katelyn Dyck (BEd'17), graduate of the UBC Faculty of Education Secondary Core French Specialist Program.
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November 30 - December 3, 2017 | Join us at this international forum to explore Human Rights Education (HRE) solutions to global challenges.
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Dr. George Belliveau, a UBC professor of theatre education, was quoted in a University Affairs story about Contact!Unload, a play about mental health and war.
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Dr. Bonny Norton was interviewed by the Hindustan Times on the 2016 Census. She stressed the importance of bilingualism and mother tongue maintenance.
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CKNW interviewed Dr. Jean Barman, a professor emeritus in UBC’s department of educational studies, about a book acquired by UBC Rare Books and Special Collections.
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The Tyee profiled Dr. Jo-Ann Archibald, a recently retired UBC education professor, who dedicated her career to including Indigenous culture into the school curriculum.
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Professor emerita Jean Barman comments on UBC's acquisition of a handwritten journal that is the earliest known account of British Columbia by an English woman.
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The 2017 UBC Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters competition have launched. Deadline: November 2, 2017.
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July 31, 2017 | Join us for a free public lecture by Dr. Nancy H. Hornberger. Part of the Faculty of Education's 2017 Summer Noted Scholar Series.
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October 23 - 25, 2017 | Composed of six symposiums, CCE 2017 is dedicated to facilitating the global development of Creative Education and exploring ways in which the latest research results can be shared.
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August 24, 2017 | Learn more about the 2017 UBC Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters competition.
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October 4, 2017 | Learn more about the 2017 UBC Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters competition.
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The Conversation published an op-ed by Dr. Michelle Stack, a professor in UBC’s department of education studies, about government action on education.
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August/September 2017 | CTLT is offering a series of training sessions for faculty and staff on the new Canvas platform which is replacing Connect.
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Congratulations to alumna Judy Rogers, BRE’71, on her appointment as Member of the Order of Canada.
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August 3, 2017 | Pop by UBC’s first-ever Pride Picnic in recognition of the 15th anniversary of Positive Space on campus.
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Dr. Guofang Li, a professor in UBC’s language and literacy education department, spoke to CBC about how children adapt to new cultures.
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Inside Higher Education quoted Dr. Jason Ellis, a UBC professor of educational studies, about the Canada 150 Research Chairs program.
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The Vancouver Sun published an op-ed by Dr. Charles Ungerleider, a UBC professor emeritus of educational studies, about the provincial government’s need to manage expectations.
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February 23 - 24, 2017 | The Heart-Mind Conference shares practical strategies and translates knowledge about Heart-Mind well-being for educators, parents, health and social workers, sports and recreationleaders, policy makers – all those who teach and care for children and youth.
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On July 12, Dr. Jonathan Weiss of York University presented to a full house at the Pacific Autism Family Centre regarding the increasing importance of community interventions in order to better support individuals with autism that may be struggling from anxiety, anger, and/or depression. Video link now available.
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August 8, 2017 | Information session for graduate students applying for Tri-Council Fellowships this fall. Faculty are also welcome to attend.
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August 12, 2017 | Explore our connection to the stars during an evening of arts and astronomy at MOA.
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Re-live the successful 4th Annual TEC Expo through event photos or re-watch the live-streamed video conversations with presenters.
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Nominate a full-time or sessional faculty, staff or other person associated with the Faculty of Education who has made an outstanding contribution to the Teacher Education Program at UBC. Deadline: September 29, 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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July 26 - 28, 2017 | Join us at the annual UBC Blueberry festival at UBC Bookstore Plaza.
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Three KIN alumni Thunderbirds have been chosen to represent Canada at the upcoming IAAF World Championships, taking place August 4 - 13, 2017 in London, England.
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Did you get a chance to try the VR station in TEC Expo 2017? If not, the EML has drop-in sessions every Tuesday & Thursday.
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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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CIHR Meeting Planning & Dissemination Grants support planning activities, partnership development, and activities for dissemination of health research. Application deadline: August 22, 2017.
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The Sex- and Gender-based Analysis Health Policy-Research Partnerships aim to improve sex and gender considerations in health policy development. Application deadline: September 6, 2017.
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Several UBC experts, including Dr. Jason Ellis (EDST) were quoted in a story by News 1130 after John Horgan officially became the new premier of BC.
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It is with great sadness that the Faculty of Education announces the passing away of EDST Professor Emeritus Dr. Neil Sutherland.
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Recap of the 2017 Ice Cream Social held July 19, 2017, an end-of-year event celebrating teacher candidates' accomplishments.
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Join us for a series of free public lectures by our Summer Noted Scholars this July. Everyone is welcome!
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July 19, 2017 | Join us for a free public lecture by Dr. David Abram. Part of the Faculty of Education's 2017 Summer Noted Scholar Series. Date and room updated.
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The Aga Khan Academy, IBO, and UBC recently entered into a partnership agreement to recognize the AKA’s Teacher Preparation Programme in Kenya.
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PhD candidate Robyn McClure (School Psychology, ECPS) is one of fifteen doctoral students from the UBC Vancouver campus receiving a Killam Doctoral Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year.
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KIN alumna and current instructor with the School of Kinesiology Dr. Carolyn McEwen (PhD'16) has been selected as one of 28 athletes to represent Canada at the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup to be held in Ireland next month.
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NHL.com reflects on the career of UBC Kinesiology alumus Clare Drake (BPE'51), who was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on June 26, 2017.
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August 28-September 1, 2017 | Registration is now open for the CTLT 2017 Summer Institute.
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Congratulations to Dr. Tracy Friedel (EDCP) on being named as the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Studies at Mount Royal University in Alberta.
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August 29-30, 2017 | Annual faculty orientation for Teacher Education Program faculty advisors & instructors at the University Golf Club by invitation only.
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Fourth year Kinesiology PhD candidate Chris Forgaard has been selected to receive the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology Young Scientist Award.
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Nominations are now open for the 2017 UBC Faculty Research Awards and Prizes. Deadlines: September/October 2017.
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Metro U.K. reported on research by Education alumna Dr. Eva Oberle (PhD'13) which found emotional learning programs help teach children skills to succeed and thrive in life.
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UBC Public Affairs spoke with Faculty of Education alumna Eva Oberle, PhD’13, an assistant professor at UBC’s Human Early Learning Partnership, about social and emotional learning and the lasting benefits for children.
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Congratulations to the 2016/17 graduates of the UBC Transformative Educational Leadership Program, receiving their certificates on July 12, 2017.
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Congratulations to alumna Dr. Brooke Madden (PhD'16) on receiving the CSSE–CATE Dissertation Award during the May 2017 Annual CSSE Conference.
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The Philosophy of Education Society (PES) invites papers to be submitted for presentation at the 74th Annual Meeting, which will take place March 22-26, 2018 in Chicago, IL. Submission deadline: November 1, 2017.
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October 16-19, 2017 | Attend the World Conference on Online Learning to connect, engage, and exchange with colleagues from around the world with a focus on how online, open, and flexible learning is being used to respond to the current and future needs of students and the challenge of meeting the United Nations sustainable development goal of quality education for all.
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July 31, 2017 | Join us for a gathering of UBC LGBT2SQI+ Staff and Faculty, with special guest and welcome to our new Provost and VP Academic, Professor Andrew Szeri.
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UBC alumna Caitlin Haggarty (BKIN'08) will become the new head coach of the Camosun College Chargers women’s basketball team, the Times Colonist reported.
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July 19, 2017 | This event includes a poetry workshop by Dr. Carl Leggo and heartfelt stories of hardship and resilience in life offered by graduate students and artists.
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Professor Ono has research interests in Higher Education and related areas and we welcome his engagement with our researchers and graduate students.
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Roundhouse Radio's Minelle Mahtani speaks with UBC professor and Uncommon Sense columnist Michelle Stack and food activist Diane Brown about why we ought not forget about food security for the underprivileged in the summer.
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August 29 or 31, 2017 | Please hold the date for two upcoming Faculty Conversations 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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July 26, 2017 | Over 100 blood donors are needed to donate blood at the UBC Blood Donor Clinic at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre.
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July 20, 2017 | Join the Equity and Inclusion Office for a presentation and facilitated conversation to build your knowledge about gender identity and gender expression, preferred names, pronoun usage, and other practices impacting the student experience. This event is now full.
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The Global Teacher Prize is a US $1 million award presented annually to an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to their profession. Application deadline: October 7, 2017.
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August 28-31, 2017 | The International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences invites you to participate in the 33rd International Academic Conference to be held in Vienna, Austria.
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September 13-16, 2017 | The International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences invites you to participate in the 34th International Academic Conference to be held in Florence, Italy, at Grand Hotel Mediterraneo.
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September 13-16, 2017 | The International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences invites you to participate in the 2nd Arts & Humanities Conference to be held in Florence, Italy, at Grand Hotel Mediterraneo.
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September 16, 2017 | To celebrate alumni UBC‘s 100th year, UBC is welcoming more than 325,000 alumni back for Alumni Day at Homecoming.
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September 16, 2017 | Join us at Homecoming for the 100th UBC Alumni Association Annual General Meeting.
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Faculty of Education alumna and retired teacher Heather Cranston, BEd (Sec)'73, MEd'95, was recently inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame along with teammates from the 1969-70 UBC women's basketball team.
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Submit your presentation idea for the 3rd annual Teacher Candidate Mini Conference, coming up on December 5 and 7, 2017. Submission deadline TBA.

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