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Students can now become a certified teacher through UBC while staying in the Cariboo area. All 4 years of NITEP now offered at Cariboo field centre.
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February 28, 2018 | All faculty, students and staff are invited to attend Dr. Mona Gleason's presentation for the position of Educational Studies Head.
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Congratulations to the successful candidates of this year’s Small TLEF Awards.
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March 1, 2018 | Come and learn about the dimensions of scholarly publications at the iSchool's colloquia event with Dr. Bonnie Mak.
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Changes to Vancouver Foundation's Field of Interest Grants include two new grants. Next deadline: July 2018.
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An article authored by Dr. Robinder P. Bedi (ECPS) and four students (Courtney Young, Jaleh Davari, Karen Springer, Daniel Kane) has been awarded the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association's (CCPA) Biennial "Research or Professional Article Award."
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March 8, 2018 | Join Wingspan for Luminescence: Three Remarkable Chanteuses, Christa Couture, Sarah Jickling & Kristina Sheldon at The Cultch for International Women's Day.
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UBC professor and sustainability expert Dr. Robert VanWynsberghe was quoted in a Global story about the growing challenge of finding a city willing to host the Olympics.
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The basketball career of School of Kinesiology student and UBC Thunderbird Jessica Hanson was featured in Varsity Letters.
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The BC Aboriginal Award is offered by the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society aimed at reducing barriers to post-secondary education for Aboriginal learners. Deadline: March 31, 2018.
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Funds to support mobility of researchers between Canada and France. Deadline: March 15, 2018.
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March 3, 2018 | Join us to reflect upon the ways in which Indigenous scholars balance community expectations, responsibilities, and academic work, and occupy the third space in doing so.
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The Faculty of Education was successful in its UBC Learning Space Improvement Project bid to refurbish Scarfe computer labs.
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February 27, 2018 | Part of the EDST Critical Dialogues Seminar Series, with Dr. Michael Marker (EDST), Dr. Sam Rocha (EDST), and Dan Clegg (ECPS).
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Educational Technology Support (ETS) is currently accepting requests from instructors to have their courses migrated to Canvas for the summer.
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April 23-25, 2018 | BCNET 2018 is a three-day forum for higher education IT staff, management and C-suite to network, connect and share insights and challenges in the area of technology to advance teaching, learning and research.
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March 7, 2018 | Join Opt’s Director of Education for a talk about how to make sexual health education inclusive for all bodies and identities regardless of SOGI.
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March 15, 2018 | The School of Kinesiology welcomes distinguished speaker Dr. Andy Murray, Senior Research Fellow, The Sainsbury Wellcome Centre.
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March 1, 2018 | The School of Kinesiology welcomes distinguished speaker Dr. Daniel Ferris, Robert W. Adenbaum Professor & Senior Associate Chair, Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, The University of Florida.
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United Press International published an op-ed from The Conversation about school shootings co-written by Dr. Sam Rocha (EDST).
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Dr. Wendy Carr, Associate Dean in UBC’s teacher education program, spoke to Global about government funding for teacher education.
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May 17-18, 2018 | The 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in Psychology will be held at the University of Ottawa in Ontario.
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October 15-17, 2018 | The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) announces its 9th annual research Forum, the foremost national conference focused on research related to the health needs of military personnel, Veterans and their families, as well as related populations.
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March 1, 2018 | The Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) welcomes Dr. Candice Odgers and Dr. Shimi Kang to their latest research HELP Talk.
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As the Winter Olympics get under way, the UBC School of Kinesiology prepares to launch its 4th session of supporting Canada's coaches and technical leaders in its Masters of High Performance Coaching and Technical Leadership program.
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March 2, 2018 | A presentation by Dr. Magda Costa Carvalho on Philosophy for Children in the University of the Azores: History, Present and Perspectives.
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March 1, 2018 | Join CTLT for a workshop on scripting and storyboarding for media projects.
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UBC will receive $450,000 in new one-time funding from the BC Ministry of Education to support teacher education in high demand subjects.
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International Baccalaureate (IB) Teacher Education is pleased to introduce six new Aga Khan Academy (AKA) Teacher Interns with whom they will have the pleasure of working over the next 18 months.
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February 15, 2018 | Join us for the next QMS Research Talks event.
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Dr. Shelley Hymel has been reappointed as the Edith Lando Professor in Social and Emotional Learning, effective January 31, 2018.
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Recognize staff who make outstanding contributions to the UBC community by nominating them for the 2018 President's Awards for Staff. Deadline: March 16, 2018.
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UBC Faculty of Education alumnus Nathan Matthew (BPE '72, MEd '90) has been selected as the first Indigenous chancellor of Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in Kamloops.
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New Westminster Secondary School Principal and UBC Faculty of Education alumnus John Tyler (BA '96, BEd (Sec) '04 and MEd '10) has been named one of Canada's Outstanding Principals for 2018.
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Think you can sum up your thesis in just three minutes? Communication skills are key to becoming a successful graduate – hone yours now by signing up for UBC Three Minute Thesis (3MT).
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Dr. Shauna Faber will join the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education (ECPS) as a tenure-track Instructor in Human Development, Learning and Culture (HDLC) on May 1, 2018.
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Congratulations to Dr. Darren Warburton (KIN) and his team on receiving a $10,000 CIHR Planning and Dissemination Grant for their project, "Creating a Healthier Community through Indigenous Approaches to Health and Wellness.”
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The Peter Wall Institute is offering International Visiting Research Scholars (IVRS) awards of $15,000 to bring some of the world's best scholars to UBC. Deadline: March 1, 2018.
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February 16, 2018 | This seminar by Dr. David Hansen is part of the 2017/18 EDCP seminar series.
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Applications are open for the MSFHR Research Trainee competition, which supports BC health researchers in the training phase of their research career. LOI deadline: March 1, 2018. Application deadline: April 10, 2018.
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April 19, 2018 | This special celebration aims to bring together International Baccalaureate (IB) alumni from the PYP, MYP and DP cohorts as well as BEd instructors and faculty.
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Dr. Sandrine Han (EDCP) has been named to receive the 2018 British Columbia Art Educator Award from the National Art Education Association (NAEA).
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Dr. Rita Irwin (EDCP) has been named to receive the 2018 Tom Barone Award for Distinguished Contributions to Arts-Based Educational Research.
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The Faculty of Education is pleased to welcome participants in the 2018 UBC-ECNU Excellent Teacher Training Program to UBC.
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CBC News interviewed Dr. Jennifer Shapka about Facebook’s new Messenger Kids app.
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February 14, 2018 | Join HELP (Human Early Learning Partnership) Director Dr. Kim Schonert-Reichl for a webinar dedicated to the critical role sleep plays in middle years well-being.
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Maclean’s highlighted the UBC Faculty of Education International Baccalaureate Educator Stream, Canada’s first IB-recognized teacher education program
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February 14, 2018 | Join us for Valentine’s Day treats as we make a plan for Pink Day activities in the Faculty of Education.
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May 5, 2018 | Take part in our 21st Annual IOP Conference, and join the conversation around understanding and improving our practice of teaching.
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CFJC Today spoke with Simpcw Chief and Faculty of Education alumnus Nathan Matthew (BPE ’72, MEd ’90) on his appointment as the next chancellor of Thompson Rivers University.
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Have a bright idea to advance equity and inclusion at UBC? Apply to the Equity Enhancement Fund. Deadline: February 28, 2018.
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Julia Ullrich, a UBC alumna (BEd '17) and actor, was highlighted in the Georgia Straight.
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February 8, 2018 | The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS) welcomes Dr. Heather O'Brien, associate professor, SLAIS, as a speaker in their Winter 2018 Colloquium program.
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Sign up for the online course, Bringing Mental Health to Schools, developed through Educational Technology Support's partnership with Teen Mental Health.
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The Association of BC Deans of Education will honour two individuals at the annual Teacher Education Roundtable Conference to be held May 3-4, 2018. Deadline: March 2, 2018.
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February 1, 2018 | Assistant Professors and Instructors are invited to participate in the Faculty's strategic planning process at the upcoming consultation meeting.
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Congratulations to Dr. Hongxia Shan (EDST) on being named one of the 2017 UBC Killam Research Fellowship recipients.
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March 8, 2018 | Join President Santa J. Ono for the inaugural UBC Connects talk featuring Jeremy Rifkin, renowned American economic and social theorist, writer, public speaker, political adviser, and activist.
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April 19, 2018 | Join President Santa J. Ono for the next UBC Connects talk featuring Waneek Horn-Miller, mother, activist, Olympian, and entrepreneur.
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April 5, 2018 | Join us as we celebrate the completion of the nine-week Walkabout health and wellbeing challenge.
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The MSFHR Implementation Science Team Program will support the implementation and adoption of evidence-based, implementation-ready interventions. LOI Deadline: April 16, 2018.
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February 6, 2018 | Education staff are invited to participate in the Faculty's strategic planning process at the next consultation meeting.
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Congratulations to Dr. Leyton Schnellert on his appointment as the Eleanor Rix Professor in Rural Teacher Education, effective September 1, 2018 for a three-year term.
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February 14, 2018 | Join us for the next Walkabout Walk and learn about a variety of wellness initiatives across campus.
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February 19, 2018 | Bring your friends to the next Walkabout Walk and be prepared to meet many more.
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March 1, 2018 | Join us for the next Walkabout Walk and explore the many public art installations around campus.
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March 6, 2018 | Join us for the next Walkabout Walk and discover opportunities to extend your learning with UBC Extended Learning.
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March 14, 2018 | Join us for the next Walkabout Walk and frolic through campus with our furry friends.
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February 1, 2018 | Associate Professors and Senior Instructors are invited to participate in the Faculty's strategic planning process at the next consultation meeting.
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February 7, 2018 | Education students are invited to participate in the Faculty's strategic planning process at the upcoming consultation meeting.
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February 8, 2018 | Professors and Professors of Teaching are invited to participate in the Faculty's strategic planning process at the upcoming consultation meeting.
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February 8, 2018 | 12-month Lecturers, Adjunct Teaching Professors and Sessional Instructors are invited to participate in the Faculty's strategic planning process at the upcoming consultation meeting.
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February 7, 2018 | Learn how to create a 360 Google Cardboard experience with your phone at this Emerging Media Lab workshop.
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The UBC Student Development Awards recognize students, faculty, or staff for exceptional contributions and significant improvements to the student experience and learning environment at UBC. Deadline: February 19, 2018.
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March, July & December 2018 | The Oxford Symposia are forums for the presentation of papers and discourse by scholars who have an interest in the theory and practice of universal education.
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The Faculty of Education is deeply saddened to share the news of the passing of EDST Professor Dr. Gordon R. Selman.
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February 3, 2018 | Join us for a workshop at the UBC Orchard Garden.
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March 7, 2018 | All Faculty of Education staff, students and faculty members are welcome to attend a Workplace Respect Keynote delivered by Paul Pelletier. RSVP deadline: February 26, 2018.
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The Vancouver Sun interviewed Dr. Karim Khan, a UBC kinesiology professor and scientific director of a federal research agency’s Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis.
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February 13, 2018 | Critical Dialogues seminar with Dr. Jane Dawson, Adjunct Professor in Educational Studies.
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March 2-3, 2018 | This conference provides new teachers, new TTOCs, and teacher candidates with the opportunity to share ideas and experiences with other participants, colleagues from all over the province, and BCTF staff.
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Hear from Aloysius Anyichie, an HDLC PhD candidate in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education (ECPS).
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In Episode 14 of the Meiji at 150 Podcast, Dr. David Anderson appraises historical memory in Japan and the reactions of visitors to Japanese history museums, particularly of the Shōwa Period.
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February 2018 | During the month of February, dust off those New Year's resolutions and get moving UBC!
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February 1, 2018 | Kick off Move UBC by wearing clothes that encourage you to move throughout your entire day.
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Congratulations to Dr. Maria Gallo (KIN) on being named one of Rugby Canada's 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees (Player).
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February 2, 2018 | Take part in the Walkabout Coffee Crawl and earn social steps while exploring campus' best coffee shops.
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February 6, 2018 | Join us for the next Walkabout Walk and challenge yourself or your friends to an indoor walking race.
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The 21st Annual Investigating Our Practices (IOP) Conference is now accepting proposals! Deadline: March 2, 2018.
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Congratulations to Dr. Darren Warburton (KIN, PI) and his team on receiving a $109,911 CIHR Catalyst Grant: Indigenous Approaches to Wellness.
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Dr. Andrea Bundon has been awarded a SSHRC Connection Grant to support the 6th International Conference on Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise.
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February 2, 2018 | Dr. Walter Kohan on “What Does It Mean To Teach? Between Ignorance, Invention and Emancipation.”
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June 6-8, 2018 | The School of Kinesiology will host the 6th International Conference on Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise at the UBC Vancouver campus.
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DATE CHANGE: February 21, 2018 | All Faculty of Education staff are invited to a staff appreciation luncheon.
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February 6, 2018 | "Situated Educational Leadership: Learning, Teaching, and Innovating in the UBC-Ritsumeikan Academic Exchange Programs" by Dr. Ryan Deschambault.
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March 16, 2018 | Join us for the next PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series, where five doctoral students UBC’s Public Scholars Initiative will have seven minutes each to tell their community-engaged research stories.
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February 3, 2018 | Wingspan presents: Sarah Jickling and Greg McLeod from 'My Good Bad Luck Band', followed by 'The Jeff Standfield Band'.
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SSHRC has launched the Talent Achievement Report, a new, more user-friendly end-of-award electronic report for recipients of SSHRC funding.
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The UBC Ritsumeikan Academic Exchange Programme is seeking applications from members of the Faculty of Arts or Education for the 2019/20 Visiting Professorship at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. Deadline: June 1, 2018.
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Somalian coastal town receives gift of education from Jama Ahmed Mohamed, a graduate from Dadaab Secondary Teacher Education Program, and local community.

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