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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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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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June 23, 2017 | Food, laughter, live music, and garden activities for all ages!
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June 24, 2017 | Join us for Workshop #8 in the UBC Orchard Garden series, featuring herbal recipes, tea making, mixology and lunch.
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The fifth annual Aboriginal (Un)History Month exhibit is on display at UBC Library’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre from now until August 30, 2017.
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Join us at the Canada 150 events and activities taking place at UBC.
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In a recent article, Active for Life talks about the benefits of multisport training, and how the partnership between the Vancouver Pacific Swim Club and the UBC School of Kinesiology's Active Kids outreach program is improving the performance of young swimmers.
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Engage with some of the work being done by participants of the UBC Transformative Educational Leadership Program, in the new TEL Journal.
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Tuesday July 25, 2017 | The presentation will focus on the efficacy of using the “Football for Peace” model to teach values through sport in such a challenging environment.
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UBC alumna Erica Dragani, BEd (Sec)'03, was recently honoured by Teachers Above & Beyond, a community access program on Shaw TV Nanaimo.
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Dr. Honey Halpern (LLED) writes about her work in building literacy skills in Uganda in a sustainable way.
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This is a new grant being offered by SSHRC and the September deadline is the inaugural competition.
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EDST celebrated the retirement of two faculty members with a luncheon at Sage Bistro. Congratulations to Shauna and Jo-ann, you will both be missed!
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August 28-29, 2017 | The Delta Tech Ed summit is a high intensity two-day event that focus on deploying, integrating, and using G suite for Education.
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June 25, 2017 | Join Kimberly Baker, EDCP PhdD candidate, as she shares her personal stories from her travels and research.
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“Dancing Flames,” a carving by Anishinabe artist Dave Robinson, commissioned by the Faculty of Education in honour of retiring Indigenous educator Dr. Jo-ann Archibald, has been installed in the lobby of UBC's Education Centre at Ponderosa Commons.
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Dean Blye Frank recognized several outstanding staff members nominated for the 2017 Faculty of Education Dean’s Award for Staff Excellence, and announced Anna Bin, Sr. Manager, Office of Faculty Affairs & HR, as the recipient of this year’s award.
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June 13, 2017 | Faculty of Education faculty and staff are invited to attend Tea with the Dean, where the winner of the Dean's Award for Staff Excellence will be announced. Note change of date.
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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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A celebration of those leaving the Faculty who have made a significant contribution to the Teacher Education Program.
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Hear how alumna Hayley McDonald's (BEd '15) international community field experience (CFE) has led to teaching positions in the UK and Australia.
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July 12-13, 2017 | Join us for our 4th Annual TEC Expo! Learn about innovative uses of technology in classroom(s) within the Faculty of Education.
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After extensive consultation and evaluation, UBC has selected Canvas as the platform to replace Blackboard Learn (Connect). Learn more about Canvas!
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The Globe and Mail spoke to various UBC faculty, staff and students, including Dr. Anthony Paré, LLED, for an article about academic freedom.
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As part of their capstone project, graduates of the UBC M.Ed. in Educational Administration and Leadership (EDAL) program shared their research findings related to teaching practice, policy and politics at a public information session at UBC Robson Square.
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On Roundhouse Radio's Sense of Place, Minelle Mahtani speaks with education columnist Dr. Michelle Stack on road mapping how the new government can solve one of the province's most embattled issues - education.
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July 12, 2017 | Join us for a free public lecture by Dr. David Abram. Part of the Faculty of Education's 2017 Summer Noted Scholar Series.
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July 12, 2017 | Join us for a free public lecture by Dr. Jonathan Weiss. Part of the Faculty of Education's 2017 Summer Noted Scholar Series.
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July 12, 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 Globe and Mail interviewed Dr. Michelle Stack, a UBC education professor, about international university rankings.
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CBC Radio’s The 180 interviewed Dr. Michelle Stack, a UBC education professor, about university rankings.
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The Vancouver Courier spoke with alumnus Jim Crescenzo (BEd (Sec) '81) about his lengthy teaching career as he received a Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence.
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North Shore News spoke with alumnus Thomas Harding, MA’99 of Rockridge Secondary School, West Vancouver, on receiving a Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence.
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Contact!Unload, a theatre production featuring veterans performing their lived realities, will be on stage at Invictus Games Toronto 2017, Sept 26-28.
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In this UBC Innovation Snapshot, UBC Professor Shelley Hymel (ECPS) discusses the need to address bullying and help students acquire positive interpersonal skills that encourage acceptance, peer support and caring for others, and the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Resource Finder.
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The SSHRC Insight Grant 2017 competition will be opening soon. See the list of application deadlines and internal review services offered.
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Dr. Annette Henry, the David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education at UBC, was interviewed on Roundhouse Radio about the Netflix show “Dear White People."
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Congratulations to Dr. Shauna Butterwick, Professor EDST, on being recognized with a CASAE/ACEEA Lifetime Achievement Award.
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On Roundhouse Radio, Minelle Mahtani speaks with education columnist Dr. Michelle Stack about what white people can do to call out and take action against white supremacy.
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In this UBC Innovation Snapshot, UBC Professor Leslie Roman (EDST) discusses the Wingspan: Dis/ability Arts, Culture & Public Pedagogy VPRI Excellence Research Cluster in the Performing and Visual Arts.
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The SoTL Seed program provides support, resources, and collegial collaborations. Application deadline extended to: June 9, 2017.
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UBC School of Kinesiology PhD candidates Alison Williams and Freda Warner both received Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) Rising Star Awards.
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June 8, 2017 | Annual end-of-year event for faculty advisors, instructors and elementary & middle years cohort coordinators in the Teacher Education Program.
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June 13 & 15, 2017 | Tier II Canada Research Chair candidates in Indigenous Health and Well-being are hosting research presentations. All are welcome.
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The Office of Research provides information on upcoming deadlines and internal grant supports for the next round of SSHRC Connection Grants - July/August 2017.
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June 10, 2017 | Workshop on processing flax grown in the Orchard Garden to make spun linen thread, ready to weave, knot or sew.
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The North Delta Reporter featured Bonnie Sutherland, an alumna of UBC’s Faculty of Education, who was honoured for her extensive positive impact around the world, from British Columbia to Africa.
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The National Post reported on Rachel Lin, a 19-year-old who graduated from Columbia University’s Teachers College with two master's degrees thanks to early preparation through UBC's University Transition Program.
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The call for paper and session submissions has now been announced for the 2018 AERA Annual Meeting, to be held April 13-17, 2017 in New York City. Deadline: July 24, 2017.
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June 24, 2017 |Join us for Joy of Feeding, the unique inter-generational, international food festival and fundraiser for the UBC Farm.
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On May 25, education leader and member of Dean Blye Frank’s Faculty of Education External Advisory Board, Dr. Avis Glaze was inducted into The Learning Partnership’s Champions of Public Education Hall of Fame.
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Meet Stefan Sunandan Honisch, PhD'16 in the Cross Faculty Inquiry in Education program. Pianist, composer, researcher in Critical Disability Studies, and one of the UBC Faculty of Education’s Rising Stars.
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June 9, 2017 | This workshop will focus on various sources of funding for Ph.D. students
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Wingspan: Dis/ability Arts, Culture & Public Pedagogy VPRI Excellence Research Cluster in the Performing and Visual Arts, spanning scholars and artists from many disciplines and two campuses of UBC, Faculty of Education (Educational Studies, Curriculum and Pedagogy), and Faculty of Arts (Law, Theatre and Film, Social Work, Creative and Critical Studies), and Faculty of (Medicine […]
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Dr. Jason Ellis (EDST) has been named a 2017 National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer postdoctoral fellow.
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June 21, 2017 | Dr. Martha Crago, Vice President, Research at Dalhousie University will discuss the recent Naylor Report at a UBC Town Hall.
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International Community Field Experience leads Greg Zimmerman to a new teaching position at Colegio Anglo Colombiano, an IB World School in Bogota, Colombia.
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June 7, 2017 | Please join us for at this event to re-center the linkages between academic publishing and the role of literacy in in the lives of children and youth.
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June 8, 2017 | This talk will provide an overview of Dual VET in Germany and the opportunities it offers to create a deeper understanding of the system.
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ETS is excited to launch the official website for “Sky, Water, Earth”, a digital playlist project proposal that won in the 2016 DML competition.
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The Faculty of Education extends congratulations and best wishes to all of our new alumni.
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Congratulations to alumnus Thomas Harding, MA’99 of Rockridge Secondary School, West Vancouver, on receiving a Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence.
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May 31, 2017 | Join the Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, for a "Status Update and Q&A".
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On Thursday, May 25, 2017 , the School of Kinesiology celebrated its largest-ever undergraduate graduating class, with 284 Kinesiology students crossing the stage at the Chan Centre.
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Faculty of Education graduate supervisors received many compliments during the recent #GreatSupervisor week which ran May 8-14, 2017.
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An article in Teacher Magazine mentions the UBC Faculty of Education's Teacher Education for All (TEFA) project.
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Const. Arthur Wlodyka’s first-hand experience with traumatic police work led him to graduate school at UBC to study counselling psychology.
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The Globe and Mail recently spoke with UBC Kinesiology alumnus and sports medicine expert Dr. Gordon Matheson.
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Rick Hansen, a UBC Kinesiology alumnus, is donating one of his Man In Motion World Tour gloves to the Canadian History Hall, Radio Canada reported.
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Meet Catherine Sverko, graduating May 2017 in the Master of Educational Technology (MET) program. Teacher, maker, digital storyteller, and one of the UBC Faculty of Education's Rising Stars.
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Congratulations to Dr. Jason Ellis (EDST) for being chosen as a 2017 National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow!
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Features courses by cultural ecologist, autism chair and multilingual language policy expert; open to all grad students
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The Ubyssey spoke with Education's Steve Mulligan about the upcoming "Safe is Not Enough" two-day SOGI summer institute being offered for educators.
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In recognition of Canada 150 and the anniversary of Confederation in 2017, Professor Rita Irwin (EDCP) is overseeing an artists-in-residence program and art installation at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School in Vancouver.
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A retirement reception was held on May 17, 2017 for Dr. Jo-ann Archibald, EDST, Dr. Shauna Butterwick, EDST, and Dr. Hillel Goelman, ECPS, to recognize their outstanding contributions to the Faculty of Education.
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Congratulations to Bonnie Sutherland, BEd (Elem)'69, MEd'83, who received the Alumni Teacher Award on May 19, 2017.
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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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June 8, 2017 | Join Drs. Carl Leggo and Renee Norman for the book launch of Hearing Echoes, a collaborative collection of poetry that addresses experiences from many perspectives.
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May 24, 2017 | Please join the Early Childhood Education Program (ECED) for the Annual Graduate Student Presentations.
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October 20-21, 2017 | Super Conference is a celebration of the BC Teachers' Federations' (BCTF) hundredth year.
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September 25-27, 2017 | The 8th annual conference hosted by the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research in partnership with the Invictus Games Toronto 2017.
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Dr. Rita Irwin (EDCP) will be receiving the 2017 Herbert T. Coutts Distinguished Service Award for outstanding service to the Canadian Society for the Study of Education at the annual CSSE conference in Toronto.
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June 21, 2017 | Stop by the UBC Staff Pension Plan Fair to learn more about the Plan and other retirement benefits and services.
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June 1, 2017 | Designed for members approaching retirement, this helpful seminar explains the various options available to faculty.
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On May 12, 2017, the 2017 Aboriginal Literacy K-12 Symposium was hosted at the UBC Longhouse.
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CBC Radio-Canada spoke with Dr. Wendy Carr about the reduction of French immersion places in Vancouver.
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On May 10, 2017, over 75 people joined to discuss Aboriginal Student Recruitment and Retention in Teacher Education at a symposium hosted by the Association of British Columbia Deans of Education (ABCDE) and the Aboriginal Working Group.
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On May 10, the Faculty of Education hosted a special retirement reception recognizing the extensive contributions of Dr. Jo-ann Archibald. For more than 40 years, Dr. Archibald (Q’um Q’um Xiiem), Indigenous scholar, author and pioneer in the advancement of Indigenous education, has inspired many students and colleagues.
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On May 10, 2017, the 7th Aboriginal Mathematics K-12 Symposium drew more than 140 educators, community members, teacher candidates and researchers for a full day of exploring mathematics, community and culture.
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Congratulations to alumnus Greg Skerratt, BEd (Elem) '97 on receiving a Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence.
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CIHR is pleased to announce the launch of a Catalyst Grant focusing on the impact of legalization and regulation of non-medical cannabis in Canada. Application deadline: August 29, 2017

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