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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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CIHR registration for the Project Grant Spring 2017 Competition opens May 8, 2017. Registration due: May 30, 2017, e-submission deadline: June 12, 2017.
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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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May 12, 2017 | The goal for this Symposium is to support teachers, librarians, administrators, community members, academics, and other education representatives to enhance literacy learning with Aboriginal perspectives, content, and pedagogies, as well as consider strategies and goals for improving literacy outcomes for Aboriginal learners.
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May 1, 2017 | Enjoy an intimate evening of fine food and great company, while learning more about this exceptional youth leadership program that is making a positive impact in the lives of BC’s queer and trans youth.
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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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April 25, 2017 | Join us for a beach walk adventure to explore the UBC campus and the surrounding beaches, and take a healthy outdoor break.
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May 5, 2017 | Join us for a free, fun event for staff and faculty to build teamwork and celebrate the end of the school year.
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May 6, 2017 | UBC hosts experienced and aspiring educators from many contexts to share their questions, investigations and understandings of their practice.
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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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The Scholar Practitioner Conference is an opportunity for all educators to foster and enhance professional knowledge and understanding. Deadline for proposals: August 15, 2017
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May 4, 2017 | Transforming Schools shows how schools can change teaching and leadership to embed and enact the 4Cs.
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CBC Vancouver interviewed Ron Darvin, a UBC PhD candidate in the Faculty of Education, about how to teach children how to distinguish between real and fake news.
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April 27, 2017 | A Department of Educational Studies Critical Dialogues Seminar.
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Dr. Natalie LeBlanc (PhD, 2016) will receive the Arts Based Educational Research Award for Outstanding Dissertation at the 2017 AERA Annual Conference.
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Congratulations to UBC Kinesiology PhD candidate Harrison Brown on being named to the 2017 BC Business Top 30 under 30 List!
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April 18, 2017 | The Engaged Philosophical Inquiry Consortium is hosting a book reading with renowned actress, artist, author, poet, and playwright Tamara Ralis.
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May 4-6, 2017 | This conference aims to address various questions about cultural studies and/of education.
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A study by Dr. Jim Anderson, a UBC language and literacy education professor, found that parents and preschool-age children learn English as a second language better together, the Indo-Canadian Voice reported.
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April 21, 2017 | Research seminar by Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin, EDCP.
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A research study led by education professor Dr. Jim Anderson (LLED) studied outcomes of a bilingual family literacy program with 500 immigrant and refugee families of three to five-year-old preschool children in Metro Vancouver.
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May 15, 2017 | Join us at this free online information session to learn about the UBC BEd program and the admissions process.
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June 20, 2017 | Join us at this free online information session to learn about the UBC BEd program and the admissions process.
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CBC spoke with Dr. Pat Mirenda (ECPS) about a new program from UBC which aims to help parents whose toddlers show signs of autism spectrum disorder.
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Metro News quoted Ron Darvin, a UBC PhD candidate in the Faculty of Education, who is an expert on digital literacy skills.
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UBC rower Rachel Vukovich (KIN) was mentioned among other UBC athletes in a story by The Province.
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In a Q&A, Ron Darvin discusses the trend of fake news, how to fight it, and what parents can do to make sure their children can tell the difference.
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May 5, 2017 | The UBC Thunderbirds Sport Science Symposium is a one-day sports science symposium hosting a wide breadth of presenters and attendees across all disciplines and sport science facets at UBC.
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May 1-5, 2017 | Held every two years, the conference allows community members, universities, colleges, government, and non-profit organizations to work together to create an innovative learning environment where research, knowledge, and relationships can be shared and cultivated over a conference program.
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Congratulations to our Faculty of Education Kinesiology Thunderbirds nominated for the 2017 Big Block Awards.
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April 12, 2017 | The Day of Pink is the International Day against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia, Transphobia, and Transmisogyny across the world. Celebrate diversity by wearing a pink shirt.
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In this UBC Innovation Snapshot, UBC Professor Pat Mirenda (ECPS) explains how the research team is studying a scalable approach to supporting parents of young childen with signs of autism in the hope they can provide early intervention for the children and make their daily routines less stressful.
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May 13, 2017 | Alumni, Students, Instructors and Friends of the Community for Inquiry in Teacher Education (CITE) cohort are invited to the 20th Year Celebration.
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April 5-6, 2017 | Tier I Canada Research Chair candidate Dr. Williams will host a research presentation and an open meeting with faculty members.
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April 3-4, 2017 | Tier I Canada Research Chair candidate Dr. Restoule will host a research presentation and an open meeting with faculty members.
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MSFHR Reach Awards accepting applications starting first week of April. Award of up to $10,000 available per research team. Deadline: May 19, 2017.
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UBC will create a coaching program for parents of children at risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), thanks to $2.85 million in funding from the provincial government.
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May 3, 2017 | Hear from incredible educators who share a passion and vision for the transformative power of teaching for a diverse, inclusive and equitable society.
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The 5th International Education Games Competition is hosted by ECGBL 2017. Interested applicants should submit a proposal by June 16, 2017.
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April 18, 2017 | The LLED Roundtable will open with a presentation by Dr. Paul Downes, Director, Educational Disadvantage Center, Dublin City University.
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Dr. Chris West (KIN) has received an award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, and a grant through the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation’s Spinal Cord Injury Research on the Translational Spectrum (SCIRTS) program.
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June 5, 2017 | This workshop is part of the Faculty of Education Faculty Development Spring Workshop series.
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April 22-30, 2017 | WAV partners with local organizations and schools to provide dozens of free, outdoor activities/lessons.
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April 5, 2017 | Dr. Tim Wilson, SSHRC's Executive Director of Research Grants and Partnerships, will be talking about SSHRC's funding programs and future plans.
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April 11, 2017 | Seminar by Salma Ismail, Visiting Scholar, University of Cape Town.
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As a result of the province’s announcement of increased demand for teachers, with particular need in rural and remote areas, UBC Education is expanding its West Kootenay Teacher Education Program.
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RSEDIC is accepting application for its Seed Grants, used to support new areas of regional socio-economic research. Application deadline is April 18, 2017.
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Dr. Anna Kindler, Senior Advisor, International, has accepted an invitation to join the UBC China Council (CC) as a member for two years, commencing April 1, 2017.
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While we continue to collect feedback for the website revamp, the Faculty of Education home page and contact pages have been enhanced.
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It is with sadness that the Faculty of Education announces the passing away of Professor Sinclair Healy, a retired member of the Curriculum and Pedagogy (EDCP) Department.
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In this UBC Innovation Snapshot, Dr. George Belliveau, Professor, Department of Language and Literacy Education, explains how he brings research data to life in performative ways using a research-based theatre model.
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March 17 - 31, 2017 | Attend one of the many Open Education events at UBC and UBC Library throughout March.
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April 27, 2017 | This workshop is part of the Faculty of Education Faculty Development Spring Workshop series.
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On March 23, 2017, LLED PhD candidate Kathleen (Kaye) Hare will give an invited presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health on her Master’s research regarding the potential health effects of Internet pornography, which was conducted at Dalhousie University.
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April 19, 2017 | Attend an info session to find out more about the UBC Faculty of Education's Indigenous Teacher Education Program (NITEP) at the Lillooet Field Centre.
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April 28-29, 2017 | SPARK 2017 is a peer-reviewed conference that offers students and practitioners an open space to share, discuss, and build upon the current challenges and accomplishments in the early years.
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March 30, 2017 | Dr. Bonny Norton (LLED) will be presenting at the upcoming Innovative Knowledge Mobilization Approaches in the Social Sciences and Humanities event.
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Congratulations to Natasha Boskic (ETS) on receiving an Honorary Mention for Best Innovation and Player Engagement in the Games for Change (G4C) Migration Design Challenge for her game proposal, "Stand on my blanket."
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May 4-5, 2017 | The IDEAS conference brings together Innovators, Designers, Educators, Academics and Students (IDEAS) from K-12, post-secondary and government to rise to the challenge of designing for today’s new learning landscape.
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March 2017 | Open house events are being held to encourage participation in UBC's Next Century planning process. If unable to attend, complete a survey.
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Mitacs has Canadian Science Policy Fellowships available for 1-year fully-funded appointments to a Canadian government agency. Deadline: April 9, 2017.
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The Tyee interviewed Linda Siegel, a UBC professor emeritus in the department of educational and counselling psychology, and special education, on how class size and composition provisions will affect special needs children.
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Redeemer University College is hosting a conference celebrating the contribution the Margaret Eaton School played in Canadian history and society. Deadline for proposals: April 15, 2017.
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UBC's Faculty of Education was well-represented at the Canadian Symposium XIV Issues and Directions for Home Economics held in London, Ontario on February 24-26, 2017.
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CBC On the Coast spoke with Dr. Wendy Carr, associate dean of teacher education at UBC, about the challenges of recruiting qualified french immersion teachers in BC as demand for the program continues to climb.
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Breakfast Television Toronto published a Today’s Parent story quoting Dr. Charles Ungerleider, a UBC education professor emeritus, about data from the Toronto District School Board that suggests kids with late birthdays could start school a year late.
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The Globe and Mail featured UBC Sauder School of Business alumna Kerry Costello, who along with fellow UBC grad Harrison Brown (KIN) developed the smartphone-based app that lets users perform on-the-spot concussion assessments of athletes and track brain health.
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May 17-19, 2017 | Save the Date for the first ever Digital Media in Education Conference in beautiful Kelowna, British Columbia hosted by the University of British Columbia.
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March 22, 2017 | This talk by Jennifer R. O'Neal will examine the unique aspects of traditional Indigenous knowledge systems that are at the center of Native American lifeways and culture.
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April 5, 2017 | Join us for our next Kinesiology Distinguished Seminar Series featuring Dr. Jerome Dempsey.
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On March 9, 2017, the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) confirmed its commitment to contribute to reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples through its partner faculties of education.
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You’re invited to provide your input on UBC’s next strategic plan and help shape our future.
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Congratulations to Faculty of Education alumna Dr. Lynn Thomas, BEd'84, MEd'94, Phd'99, named President-elect of The Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE/SCEE).
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Congratulations to Drs. Anna Kindler and William McKee on being appointed to two of the twelve positions of representatives of the joint faculties to serve on the Senate of the Vancouver Campus.
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March 29, 2017 | EDST Seminar by Dr. Michael Marker on the power of landscape and place in Indigenous cultures and research.
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UBC’s School of Kinesiology and UBCO’s School of Health and Exercise Sciences rank #1 in Canada and #4 in the world, as measured by the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject for Universities that specialize in Sports-Related Subjects.
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March 28, 2017 | This seminar by Dr. Yanlin Xu is part of the LLED 2016-2017 Research Seminar Series.
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The Tyee mentioned a partnership between UBC education professors and Moi University, Kenya, in an article about how Canadians can help refugees.
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Daily Xtra quoted Dr. Jason Ellis, a UBC education professor, for an article about the BC Liberals’ order to protect LGBT students, which does not apply to religious schools’ admissions policies.
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March 24, 2017 | Join us for a presentation by the team that developed and enacted an online course with 40 teachers in Dadaab refugee camps, who are also students in a teacher education program.
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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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The Canadian Education Association is recognizing researchers who have the potential to transform Canadian public education. Deadline for nominations: May 31, 2017.
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March 20, 2017 | Examining Whiteness: What’s at stake for Canada? Live Webcast Event presented by the Equity & Inclusion Office.
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March 20-24, 2017 | Rule Out Racism is a series of events focused on the need for greater literacy and conversation about race and racism within UBC and the community.
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Three internal Faculty of Education funding opportunities for 2017-2018 have just launched. Application deadline for all three grants is April 21, 2017.
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Dr. Bonny Norton, a professor in UBC’s Department of Language and Literacy Education, spoke to Quartz about the role of language in shaping human identity.
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May 10, 2017 | Please join us as we honour the contributions and achievements of Dr. Jo-ann Archibald on her retirement from the Faculty of Education.
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Dr. Avis Glaze, member of Dean Blye Frank's External Advisory Board, will be honoured by The Learning Partnership at its 2017 Champions of Public Education Tribute Celebration.
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Know an outstanding Faculty of Education staff member? Nominate them for the Dean's Award of Excellence. Deadline: April 14, 2017.
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Dr. Jan Hare (LLED) has been named as a nominee for the YWCA’s 2017 Women of Distinction Awards in the category of Education, Training & Development.
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April 29, 2017 | In conjunction with AERA in San Antonio, TX, Dr. Blye Frank, Dean of the UBC Faculty of Education, invites alumni, students, faculty members, and friends to a reception.
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The UBC Ritsumeikan Academic Exchange Programme is seeking applications for the 2018 Visiting Professorship at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. Application deadline: May 1, 2017.

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