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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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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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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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SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants support partnerships between the academic sector and one non-academic partner. Upcoming deadlines: August/September.
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Canada's most prestigious postdoctoral fellows competition, the Banting Postdoctoral Fellows Program, has been launched for 2017. Upcoming deadlines: July/August 2017.
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July 18, 2017 | A lunch time escape to get outside and enjoy some physical activity. All UBC Education students and staff are encouraged to come out and participate.
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July 13, 2017 | Join us for this free lunchtime public lecture series on the theme of "Campus Environments."
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July 20, 2017 | Join us for this free lunchtime public lecture series on the theme of "Campus Environments."
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CIHR is offering Travel Awards to support Canadian Indigenous Elder-youth pairs and Indigenous New Investigators to attend Pathways Annual Gathering. Application deadline: July 28, 2017.
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September 19, 2017 | Free online information session on the 11-month UBC Teacher Education Program.
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Congratulations to recipients of the Faculty of Education’s 2017-2018 internal funding competition.
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A profile of two teacher candidates placed at ArtStarts, a BEd community field experience partner.
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July 6, 2017 | Join us for the first of three free lunchtime public lecture series on the theme of "Campus Environments."
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Meet Elizabeth Isabelle, BEd (Elem) '14, graduating July 2017 in the MED Educational Administration and Leadership program. French immersion teacher, educational leader, and one of the UBC Faculty of Education’s Rising Stars.
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Congratulations to Dr. Shelley Hymel as she begins her appointment as Head of the Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, & Special Education for a three-year term starting July 1, 2017.
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The Brady Education Foundation offers $3M RFP to research the impact of Montessori education in public schools. Attend the upcoming webinar on August 16, 2017 to initiate the application process.
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The Faculty of Education welcomes attendees of the 40th offering of the BCPVPA Short Course, developed in partnership with UBC Faculty of Education, 1977 - 2017.
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PhD candidate Brett Schrewe (EDST) has been awarded a 2017 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Doctoral Scholarship.
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Congratulations to the 2017-2018 International Research Visiting Fellowship recipients! Three faculty members will be hosting visiting fellows at UBC.
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Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Cox (ECPS) on being awarded an American Foundation for Suicide Prevention research grant.
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Welcome to Dr. Jillianne Code, a new tenure-track appointment in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy effective July 1, 2017.
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PhD candidate Sereana Naepi (EDST) is a co-applicant on a $1 million grant for an international network of Indigenous health researchers and knowledge keepers.
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Congratulations to Dr. Leslie G. Roman (lead, EDST), Dr. Gerald Fallon (EDST), and collaborators on being awarded a $15,000 Equity Enhancement Grant for dis/arts and disability studies project.
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Upcoming deadlines for 2018 TLEF Large Grants (above $50K) in July 2017.
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The Vancouver Courier interviewed Professor Emerita Jean Barman, a UBC historian, writer and professor, about the history of Vancouver.
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September 14, 2017 | Join us at the 15th Annual Staff Welcome back BBQ. RSVP by August 7, 2017!
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Congratulations to Dr. Anne Phelan and Co-Applicant Dr. William Pinar (EDCP) on being awarded a SSHRC Connection Grant.
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July 19, 2017 | Fun end-of-year event for teacher candidates celebrating the year and accomplishments. Everyone in the Faculty of Education is welcome to join!
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Educational studies professor Wendy Poole spoke to The Tyee about problems at BC-certified offshore schools.
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October 4, 2017 | Dr. Blye Frank, Dean of the UBC Faculty of Education hosts the 2nd annual FRANKLY SPEAKING event. In the spirit of ideas worth advancing, the theme will be Indigenous Education.
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On June 17, 2017, EDCP postdoctoral fellow Dr. Paula MacDowell successfully hosted an extremely innovative UBC Girls’ Makeathon.
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August 16, 2017 | These informative workshop sessions are designed for both potential and current members of the UBC Staff Pension Plan.
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July 20, 2017 | Chef Challenge is back with tasty bites, three live bands, lawn games, and plenty of fun in the summer sun.
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July 27, 2017 | Learn skills and knowledge to help better manage mental health problems in yourself, a family member, a friend, or a colleague.
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August 24, 2017 | Alumni, professor emeriti, faculty, staff and friends of the UBC Faculty of Education are invited to this special presentation on brain power.
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Meet alumnus Tremayne Koochin, BKIN 2017. Interdisciplinary Studies provided the flexibility that is allowing one of our UBC Faculty of Education Rising Stars to pursue his goal of becoming a physician.
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WKTEP expanded its program and learning centre to double the capacity this year, in response to the growing demand for rural BC educators. Demand exceeded expectations, meaning that the program is now completely full for 2017/18, and applications for next year’s BEd Program will begin in October.
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September 14, 2017 | This event includes keynote speaker Dr. Handel Wright (EDCP) and a panel who will speak to their personal experiences with racism and suggest strategies and actions we can take together and individually.
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The Michelle Pockey Leadership Award recognizes exceptional female leaders in the community. Application deadline: July 30, 2017.
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UBC graduate student Natasha Kolida (MEd HDLC) shares her insights on researching and living with bipolar disorder with KT Encounters.
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PhDivas interviews Sereana Naepi, an Indigenous Pacific Islander, about Education as a discipline unto itself and how she brings Indigenous methodologies into her work on Indigenous women's experiences as higher ed staff.
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Meet alumnus Art Wlodyka, MA Counselling Psychology 2017. Police officer, mental health advocate, and one of the UBC Faculty of Education’s Rising Stars.
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Dr. Guy Faulkner, professor in the School of Kinesiology and head of the Population Physical Activity (Pop-PA) Lab, shares his research insights on the relationship between physical activity and mental health.
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The Vancouver Sun highlighted UBC alumna Lisa Tallio, BEd'07, in a story about the potential for success among young Indigenous women.
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June 21 - August 13, 2017 | Grab your mat & take a break! Join us every Wednesday 12-1 pm for a (free!) delicious flow yoga class and reset your day.
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Congratulations to the 2017 graduating class of the West Kootenay Rural Teacher Education Program (WKTEP).
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June 19, 2017 | Dr. Blye Frank, Dean of the UBC Faculty of Education, hosted a reception in Nelson, BC for alumni, faculty members and friends of the UBC Faculty of Education.
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Meet alumna Rachel Vukovich, BKIN '17. Varsity rower, future Physical Health and Education teacher, and one of the UBC Faculty of Education’s Rising Stars.
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Roundhouse Radio's Kirk LaPointe speaks with Dr. Michelle Stack (EDST) on university rankings and what you ought to know about it.
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Varsity Letters spoke with Kinesiology alumnus Conor Morgan (BKIN'17) about his decision to return to the UBC Thunderbirds in the fall.
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September 3-5, 2017 | Professor Santa Ono joins Nobel laureates and university presidents at THE World Academic Summit to discuss, debate and discover new models of collaboration for a better world.
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August 28, 2017 | The Scholar Practitioner Conference is an opportunity for all educators to foster and enhance professional knowledge in an education-related field.
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Dr. Wendy Carr, associate dean of UBC's teacher education program, spoke with CBC Radio's Daybreak South about teacher shortages in BC.
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Please be advised that UBC is conducting an emergency preparedness exercise at Main Mall and Agronomy Road on June 28, 2017 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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