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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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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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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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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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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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March 23, 2017 | During the March Quantitative Methods Society event, we will discuss measurement issues related to tests and questionnaires.
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One hundred current graduate students and faculty members attended the Faculty of Education's Graduate Student Reception, hosted by Dean Blye Frank on March 8, 2017.
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March 17, 2017 | Keynote speakers Dr. Rita Irwin and Natalie NLeBlanc present, Oh Canada! The Art as a Space to Reimagine Canadian Identity.
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March 16, 2017 | This lecture will examine the presence and status of talk in computer-based educational tests.
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April 5, 2017 | Ron Darvin discusses how today's students can develop critical skills to distinguish real news from fake and to navigate the era of post-truth.
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Work by Dr. Amea Wilbur, a UBC alumna who earned a PhD from the Faculty of Education, was featured on CBC.
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Barbara Howard, a UBC education alumna who is believed to have been the first black woman to represent Canada in a major international competition, was remembered in the Globe and Mail.
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UBC education professor emeritus Charles Ungerleider was interviewed on CBC’s Early Edition, about the tentative agreement between the BC Teachers’ Federation and the provincial government.
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Education professor Marina Milner-Bolotin spoke with North Shore News about the 39th annual UBC Physics Olympics.
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April 1, 2017 | The University of British Columbia invites you to join in the raising of Reconciliation Pole.
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Call for events for the 9th annual UBC Celebrate Learning Week. Deadline for submissions: March 31, 2017.
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Eight Faculty of Education alumni were among the 2017 inductees into the UBC Sports Hall of Fame.
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UBC's Faculty of Education and Department of Physics and Astronomy hosted the 39th UBC Physics Olympics on Saturday, March 4, 2017.
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March 16, 2017 | Learn about key features of NVivo 11 for Windows at this upcoming webinar sponsored by UBC.
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On March 8, 2017, Dr. Blye Frank, Dean of the UBC Faculty of Education hosted the Graduate Student Reception at Ponderosa Commons
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March 7, 2017 | Students, faculty, and staff to are invited to attend the PSI Scholars info session to learn more about the initiative, funding criteria and the application process.
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March 30, 2017 | This event focuses on how to achieve wider research impact in the social sciences and humanities through innovative knowledge mobilization.
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March 15, 2017 | Seminar with Professor Fazal Rizvi, The University of Melbourne.
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SSHRC's Connection Grants support events and outreach activities geared toward knowledge mobilization initiatives. ORS deadline is April 25, 2017.
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April 13, 2017 | Discuss the various ways in which educators can facilitate inquiries that give rise to value-loaded critical thinking.
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March 23, 2017 | Join Saylesh Wesley, writer and Two-Spirit educator in Chilliwack, Dean Blye Frank, and Dr. Lisa Loutzenheiser for a panel discussion.
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The Wall Solutions Initiative funds research that provide solutions to the practical needs of community partners. The next deadline is May 1, 2017.
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The International Research Roundtables program is designed to foster collaborative research between UBC and international scholars. Deadline is May 1, 2017.
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The Research Infrastructure Support Services program provides Faculty of Education faculty with support to pursue excellent research. Upcoming deadline is April 7, 2017.
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March 8, 2017 | Technology in Transit is a monthly event for students to showcase their learning technologies. This month's technology is VideoScribe.
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NSERC's Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) competition is now open. UBC internal deadline for Letters of Intent is March 15, 2017.
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Dr. Shalini Lal, a former UBC PhD candidate supervised by education professor Carl Leggo, spoke to CBC’s On the Coast about her research that examined what is effective when it comes to treating mental illness among Metro Vancouver youth.
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Dr. Wendy Carr, the associate dean of UBC’s teacher education program, discussed rural teacher education on CBC Radio Kelowna’s Daybreak South.
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In this UBC Innovation Snapshot, Dr. Guofang Li (LLED) talks about her research and how it contributes to society.
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May 10, 2017 | A one-day symposium organized by the Association of British Columbia Deans of Education (ABCDE) and the Aboriginal Working Group.
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Dr. Bill Sheel (KIN) has received $190,317 project funding through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evan Leaders Fund with matching funds awarded through the BC Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF).
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February 2017 marks the 10th year anniversary of the Emily Longworth New Teachers' Creative Activities Fund, established in honour of Emily Longworth (BEd Elementary, 2006) who died in a hotel fire in Punta Arenas, Chile on February 3, 2007, along with her friend Lauren Kipic and 8 others.
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The Call for Proposals for the 20th Annual Investigating Our Practices (IOP) conference is now open. The deadline extended to 12 noon, Tuesday, February 28, 2017.
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CBC’s On the Coast featured an interview with Dr. Wendy Carr, the associate dean of UBC’s teacher education program, about the shortage of teachers in B.C.
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Dr. Jan Hare spoke about UBC's Indigenous Education MOOC, Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education.
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Dr. Annette Henry, the David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education at UBC, spoke to Radio Canada about Black History Month.
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CKNW interviewed Dr. Charles Ungerleider, a UBC education professor emeritus, for a story about a potential teacher shortage in B.C.
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The Vancouver Sun reported on a UBC study that examines what does and does not work when it comes to treating mental illness among Metro Vancouver youth, featuring research by former UBC PhD candidate Dr. Shalini Lal, supervised by education professor Carl Leggo.
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UBC's Faculty of Education would be pleased to receive nominations for International Research Visiting Fellowships (IRVFs) for the 2017-2018 academic year. Deadline for nominations: May 30, 2017.
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Dr. Shelley Hymel has been appointed Head of the Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, & Special Education for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2017.
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March 10, 2017 | Explore Exercise, Omics and Health with leading experts, featuring presentations and an all-presenter panel.
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All graduate students are encouraged to enter the 3MT contest, and everyone is welcome to attend the semi-finals on March 14, 2017 and the finals on March 17, 2017.
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May 11, 2017 | Please join us for the 7th Aboriginal Math K-12 Symposium at the First Nations Longhouse, UBC.
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April 1, 2017 | Learn more about how to improve and positively impact the climate for sexual and gender diversity at UBC.
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March 6, 2017 | In this workshop participants will consider the possibilities of poetry for social activism.
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March 2, 2017 | This three-hour workshop introduces apprentice scholars to practical strategies for improving their writing in two functional areas.
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March 10, 2017 | Tune in for our final webinar that will showcase current exemplary teacher training courses and strategies that integrate Social & Emotional Learning.
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March 8, 2017 | Join Kristen Gilbert, Director of Education at Options for Sexual Health, for this discussion on making your sexual health classes fun and inclusive.
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SOGI Collective students did a fabulous job sharing treats, posters, strategies and resources on gender diversity for Pink Day!
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March 2, 2017 | Roy Henry Vickers shares the Legend from his village of Kitkatla, BC, the story of The Flood.
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February 22, 2017 | Wear PINK to show that you WILL stand up to bullying, gender stereotypes and homophobia/transphobia!
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To help address bullying in school-aged children, Professor Shelley Hymel and colleagues have developed an online tool to help encourage acceptance, peer support and caring for others among students.
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LLED PhD candidate Ron Darvin has been awarded the 2017 AERA Language and Social Processes SIG Emerging Scholar Award.
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February 27, 2017 | NITEP is exploring the opportunity of opening a field centre in the Williams Lake. Attend the upcoming info session to find out more!
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February 28, 2017 | Community members are invited to participate in one of the in-person sessions that will be happening throughout the consultation period to learn more and provide feedback.
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Come out and learn more about the different vendor options for UBC's next Learning Technology Environment.
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On Roundhouse Radio's Sense of Place, Minelle Mahtani spoke with UBC education professor Michelle Stack about the effects of academic boycotts.

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