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November 2, 2017 | This groundbreaking symphonic work is a celebration of youth, promise and courage, revealed in the compelling and diverse portraits of four women: Alice Munro, Amanda Todd, Roberta Bondar, and Rita Joe.
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The Vancouver Sun published an op-ed by Dr. Charles Ungerleider, a UBC education professor emeritus, about students with special needs.
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October 26, 2017 | The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies welcomes Dr. Victoria Lemieux as a speaker in their Colloquium Winter 2017 program.
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November 1, 2 & 7, 2017 | Members of the selection committee to recruit the new Head of the Education Library invite you to attend a series of Public Forums.
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October 27, 2017 | Join us at the UBC Orchard Gardens for a Dia de los Muertos celebration!
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The SoTL Seed Program is an opportunity for faculty to research and evaluate impactful pedagogies. Deadline: November 13, 2017.
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The Allard Prize for International Integrity at the UBC Peter A. Allard School of Law is accepting submissions for the Allard Prize Photography Competition. Deadline: November 1, 2017.
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October 25, 2017 | Join us for a discussion of the introduction and first chapter of our book: Safe is Not Enough: Better schools for LGBTQ students by Michael Sadowski.
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October 31 - November 9, 2017 | Get your free flu shot and avoid a hug from a bug!
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November 8, 2017 | Three outstanding education professionals share the challenges/triumphs of staying committed and strong in the face of opposition to implementing SOGI.
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October 26, November 2, 8 & December 7, 2017 | This informative workshop session is designed for both potential and current members of the UBC Staff Pension Plan.
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October 30, 2017 | Join us for Authorfest 2017, the annual Education Library and Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable event for teacher education students.
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December 2-6, 2017 | Learning Forward’s Annual Conference offers many ways to collaborate, network, study, and reflect. Come to be inspired and connect with new peers.
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Do you know an inspirational educator? Nominate them for a Prime Minister’s Award. Deadline: January 12, 2018.
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Do you know an inspirational educator? Nominate them for a Prime Minister’s Award. Deadline: January 12, 2018.
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April 13-17, 2018 | Early bird registration is now open for the 2018 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting.
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Congratulations to alumna Dr. Kathryn E. Shoemaker (MA '06, PhD '14) on receiving one of four prestigious 2017 Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature for the graphic novel, "Seeking Refuge."
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October 26, 2017 | Dr. Stock will articulate his vision for meeting the Autism education and training needs of British Columbians in communities outside Metro Vancouver.
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October 24, 2017 | The 3rd event in the 'Mobile Methods for Researching Bodies in Motion' series will explore the intersections of technology, disability and research methods.
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The Globe and Mail interviewed Dr. Wendy Carr, associate dean of teacher education at UBC, about teaching the concept of white privilege in classrooms.
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Congratulations to the eight Faculty of Education doctoral candidates recently selected by the Public Scholars Initiative (PSI).
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ETS will be conducting Canvas training for online instructors in November 2017.
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October 30 - November 3, 2017 | Thrive is a mindset and a week-long series of events focused on building positive mental health for everyone at UBC.
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October 19-21, 2017 | Wingspan Disability Arts, Culture and Public Pedagogy: A/r/tographies for Access by Youth with Disabilities presents a FREE 3-day symposium exploring the meaning of accessibility and full inclusion to create public dialog and meaningful change.
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November 22, 2017 | Join us at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts to celebrate the graduating classes of 2017.
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Nominations are now open for the 2017/18 Killam Faculty Teaching Prize. Deadline: February 23, 2018.
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Nominations are now open for the 2017/18 Sessional & Lecturer Teaching Prize. Deadline: February 23, 2018.
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Educational Technology Support (ETS) hosted their inaugural Media Production Showcases on October 10 and 11, 2017 along with UBC IT AV services and UBC Studios.
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October 21, 2017 | This year’s symposium, “connection & complexity,” considers the multifaceted connections made, approaches taken, and challenges explored.
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October 19, 2017 | The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies welcomes Dr. Melanie Feinberg as a speaker in their Colloquium Winter 2017 program.
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November 29, 2017 | Join President Santa J. Ono for an intimate evening with some of BC’s most esteemed citizens in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Order of Canada.
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October 19, 2017 | This year, Alfredo J. Artiles (Arizona State University), Dean of Graduate Education and the Ryan C. Harris Professor of Special Education, have been selected to present the 2017 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Brown Lecture.
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October 23, 2017 | Please join us for the Indigenous Pedagogy Circle: “kikway enohte ohpinaman? Holism as Pedagogical Guide” with Dr. Dwayne Donald.
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The Centre for India and South Asia Research (CISAR) at The University of British Columbia, invites submissions for the 2017 Prem Goel Memorial Award. Deadline: October 26, 2017.
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October 19, 2017 | Eric Lee will be presenting on the Canvas Mobile Apps for this month's Technology in Transit.
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October 19, 2017 | Learn innovative-thinking and effective problem-solving techniques that can be taken back to the classroom.
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The Globe and Mail quoted Dr. Michelle Stack, a professor in UBC’s department of educational studies, in a story about offensive Halloween costumes.
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November 4, 2017 | An interactive event for the families who want to engage in math and science with our teacher candidates, staff, and faculty.
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October 18, 2017 | Please save the date for an upcoming seminar-workshop on Deceptive Media in the Classroom, presented by Claire Ahn and Ernesto Peña.
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October 14, 2017 | This "Introducing garden-based learning" workshop is part of this year's Orchard Garden workshop series.
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October 19, 2017 | This seminar by Dr. Anna Hickey-Moody is part of the 2017/18 EDCP seminar series.
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November 6, 2017 | The Faculty of Education and the Janusz Korczak Association of Canada present, "How We Can Make Canada a Great Country for Kids."
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Five United Way offices have partnered with Mitacs to provide funding and training for graduate students and postdocs for research related to social inclusion. Deadline: January 8, 2018.
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October 18, 2017 | Join Kristen Gilbert, Opt’s Director of Education, for a talk about how to make sexual health education inclusive for all bodies and identities.
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November 23, 2017 | Free QPR Suicide PreventionTraining for students, staff, and faculty to help them recognize suicide warning signs, approach someone who may be at risk, persuade the person to seek appropriate health services, and connect the person to resources that will help resolve crises.
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October 23-29, 2017 | Jump on a bike and invite a friend or colleague to join you for Bike to Work Week at UBC.
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October 27, 2017 | Celebrate the formation of UBC Point Grey Campus with a scenic walk/run.
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October 17, 2017 | Join us for SPED Instructor Candidate Dr. Brenda Fossett's presentation entitled "It Takes a Village: Working Together to Improve the Quality of Life of Individuals with Autism in BC."
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October 16 – November 14, 2017 | The UBC 30-Day Mindfulness Challenge is a free online training program offered to the UBC community annually.
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October 19, 2017 | It's UBC ShakeOut time — get ready to Drop, Cover and Hold On to practice what to do in an earthquake.
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The UBC Faculty of Education places 13th in the world and 2nd in Canada according to the recently published 2018 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.
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October 23, 2017 | Dean Blye Frank will host a UBC Master of Education information session and Open House & Reception at the UBC Learning Centre in Nelson, BC.
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October 16, 2017 | Higher Education Research Group (HERG) Seminar, "Researching Work/Family Issues in Academia: Pushing the Boundaries" by Dr. Margaret Sallee.
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October 27, 2017 | Learn more about the new online MEd in Science Education cohort program which begins in September 2018.
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Upcoming deadlines for Small TLEF Grants (up to $50K). Deadlines: November 2017.
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October 5-31, 2017 | The Wingspan Dis/Ability Arts, Culture & Public Pedagogy art/photo exhibit opens October 5, 2017, with a special opening event on October 19, 2017.
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October 12, 2017 | We will discuss measurement invariance related issues from different perspectives and in different contexts in the coming event.
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Dr. Jason Ellis (EDST) spoke to the Vancouver Sun about the school board by-election.
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Aga Khan Academies and the UBC Faculty of Education have partnered to offer the Teacher Preparation Programme (TPP) focused on International Baccalaureate (IB) teaching and learning.
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October 10-13, 2017 | Join us for Pancake races, Turkey 2K Trot, Arts Food Truck Festival, and more as UBC kicks off the 2017 United Way campaign.
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The Faculty of Education congratulates four Education alumni recognized with Alumni Builder Awards.
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October is Cyber Security Awareness Month and faculty and staff are encouraged to learn more about their role and responsibilities in protecting data at UBC.
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Dr. George Belliveau (LLED) was interviewed by CTV News Channel about the play, Contact! Unload, which was performed during the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto.
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If you are interested in teaching in Canvas, ETS is now taking requests for courses being taught in January 2018.
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The Tyee interviewed Dr. Annette Henry, the David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education at UBC, about systemic racism in Canada.
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The 2017 Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prize Competition is now open. Deadline: November 28, 2017.
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On September 18, 2017, Dean Blye Frank hosted an event to recognize faculty members who have received an award for Teaching, Service or Research in the past year.
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October 2 & 16, 2017 | This workshop provides participants with the skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend or a colleague.
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November 15, 2017 | Dr. George Belliveau (LLED) is one of the featured speakers at an upcoming Public Salon hosted by former Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan.
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October 14 - 15, 2017 | A family event for all ages, the UBC Apple Festival celebrates one of BC’s favourite fruits.
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September–November 2017 | CTLT will be hosting a series of drop-in sessions to help applicants in the development of their Large and Small TLEF Project proposals.
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November 8, 2017 | Seminar by Professor Rouwen Cañal-Bruland, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany.
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It is with great sadness that the Faculty of Education announces the passing away of ECPS Professor Emeritus Dr. Perry Leslie.
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Carly Priebe, a postdoctoral fellow in UBC’s School of Kinesiology, spoke to Men’s Fitness about her research that connected a running program to the ability to quit smoking.
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Submit a proposal to present at this year’s LMME Conference, reflecting on Big Ideas: Museums and Momentum. Deadline: October 15, 2017.
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After exactly 37 years of extraordinary and wide-ranging service, Professor Robert (Bob) Sparks officially retired from the UBC School of Kinesiology on August 31, 2017.
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Dr. Handel K. Wright was quoted in a North Shore News article about combating racism.
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Dr. Jenna Shapka recently launched the new parenting resource website, www.cyberbullying.primus.ca, which is dedicated to kids and technology with a specific focus on cyber-bullying.
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October 25, 2017 | The 2017 HELP Expo focuses on innovative research and interactive practices that draw on systems-level approaches to promote equity in children’s health outcomes within the context of BC.
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The September edition of the Healthy UBC Newsletter features Jessica La Rochelle (NITEP/Indigenous Education).
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The Globalink Research Award funds research collaborations between senior undergrad and graduate students and faculty members at a university overseas. Deadline: November 8, 2017.
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The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) Convening & Collaborating (C2) Program supports teams of health researchers and research users planning and carrying out collaborative activities. Deadline: October 27, 2017.
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Although many immigrant and refugee families are quick to embrace the language of their new country, there are “compelling cognitive, cultural, linguistic, psychological, and social reasons” for families to maintain home languages, states the International Literacy Association (ILA) in a brief authored by Dr. Jim Anderson, Dr. Marianne McTavish and Dr. Ji-Eun Kim.
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The Vancouver Courier featured Contact! Unload, a theatre production overseen by Dr. George Belliveau, a UBC theatre professor.
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Dr. Jason Ellis, a professor of educational studies at UBC, spoke to The Tyee about government funding for independent schools in BC.
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Congratulations to Dr. George Belliveau on being named a member of the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.
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Dr. Annette Henry, the David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education at UBC, wrote an op-ed for The Conversation about racism in Canada.
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Global reported on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s (BEd'98) visit to UBC’s Okanagan campus.
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BC Business reported on HeadCheck Health, a company started by UBC kinesiology PhD candidate Harrison Brown and UBC MBA graduate Kerry Costello.
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Dr. Wendy Carr was interviewed on CBC Radio’s B.C. Almanac about why people are going into teacher-training, and the challenges and rewards of the profession.
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The Faculty of Education is pleased to welcome Meredith Fenton as the new Director of IB Programmes.
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Dr. Bonny Norton was interviewed on Nigeria’s Africa Today program about worldwide literacy.
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October 17, 2017 | Faculty members are invited to attend this workshop to determine the best publishing outlets for your research.
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November 1, 2017 | Faculty members are invited to attend this workshop to share their experiences and questions about the T&P process.
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November 17, 2017 | Faculty members are invited to attend this workshop to ask questions and learn more about your rights as a member of the Faculty Association.
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The Dan David prize is making a call for nominations and scholarships for 2018. Deadline: November 30, 2017.
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UBC professor Dr. Michelle Stack commented on university rankings following the release of the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
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Dr. Nancy Perry was quoted in a CBC story about a court decision that restored limits on class size and composition.
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CBC Radio’s On the Coast featured an interview with Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl about social and emotional learning.
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Pique Magazine interviewed Hartley Banack, a UBC outdoor environmental education program lecturer, about redefining outdoor education.

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