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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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March 30, 2017 | Join UBC experts and alumni who will explore diverse aspects of the shifting gender landscape before convening for a panel discussion about societal understanding of gender in the 21st Century.
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February 28, 2017 | NITEP is exploring the opportunity of opening a field centre in the Quesnel area. Attend an upcoming info session to find out more!
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March 8, 2017 | Dr. Blye Frank, Dean, UBC Faculty of Education invites all current Faculty of Education graduate students to a reception at Ponderosa Commons.
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February 27, 2017 | Dr. Clifton Evers, Dr. Michael Atkinson, and Yosuke Washiya will explore the use of video technologies in ethnographic sport and leisure research.
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March 8, 2017 | ECPS Professor Sandra Mathison moderates the next Institute for Public Education - BC event, "How School Funding Matters."
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Graduate student spotlight on Hillary McBride, PhD candidate in Counselling Psychology.
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Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl is the lead author of a new landmark report in the field of Social & Emotional Learning (SEL).
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March 1, 2017 | A group of Iranian scholars and educators inquire into the phenomenon of the Iranian diaspora.
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March 1-2, 2017 | Educational Technology Support is offering Practical 2-Day workshops on learning technologies in our Digital Technology Series (DTS)!
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The Globe and Mail quoted UBC education professor emeritus Charles Ungerleider for a story about the hiring spree of teachers and support staff after class size and composition clauses were restored in B.C.
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KIN PhD candidate Desmond McEwan receives Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship.
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March 6, 2017 | The TEO will be an exhibitor at this information fair for first year UBC Science students.
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Reports from the Imagining Canada's Future initiative and related SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis projects include a project by Drs. Alison Taylor and Shauna Butterwick.
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Big conversations and big inspiration came from part two of the Social & Emotional Learning webinar episode on February 14, 2017. Video now available.
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Scientific American interviewed UBC Kinesiology professor Michael Koehle for a story about the science of breathing.
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UBC professor Annette Henry was interviewed for Today’s Parent about how parents can speak to children about racism.
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Shape Magazine quoted UBC Kinesiology professor Eli Puterman for an article about telomeres, which are proteins that protect human chromosomes from damage.
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UBC Education professor Sandra Mathison spoke to CBC Radio about the move away from letter grades in Canada, and the impact it may have on students applying to university.
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February 28, 2017 | Continue the discussion on hypothesis testing, and join in-depth discussions on some alternative ways to do research!
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February 17, 2017 | This presentation provides an overview of recent work by members of the “Clam Garden Network".
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Dr. Annette Henry, the David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education, discusses the significance of Black History Month on Breakfast Television.
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February 23, 2017 | On the development of a student-centered educational model that promotes students’ self-determined learning through concept-based curriculum models.
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Professors Rita Irwin (EDCP) and Bruno Zumbo (ECPS) have been appointed UBC Distinguished University Scholars.
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Congratulations to two UBC Education faculty members who were successful in the recent TLEF - Small Grant competition.
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February 2017 | The Travelling Health Fair is back and is offering free Diabetes Awareness Assessments to UBC staff and faculty.
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The UBC President's Awards for Staff are awarded annually to recognize staff members who demonstrate outstanding achievement and excellence within the UBC Community. Deadline for nominations: March 17, 2017.
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March 9, 2017 | Special presentation with Professor Homa Hoodfar.
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The Innovation to Commercialization (I2C) Awards support BC health researchers advancing a discovery or invention towards commercialization. Letter of intent deadline: March 9, 2017.
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UBC Education alumna Dr. Heidi May (PhD'13) was recently awarded the 2017 InSEA Doctoral Research Award.
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The Technology Enhanced Classroom (TEC) Expo 2017 is now looking for presenters and facilitators! Deadline for proposals: June 1, 2017.
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Dr. Claudia Ruitenberg (EDST) has been appointed as the new academic director of UBC Vantage College.
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Dr. Annette Henry, the David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education and Professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education, talks about Black History Month, the need for black history in the school curriculum and the month’s significance.
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February 15, 2017 | Three panelists will share their experience & best practices to ensure that all students and families feel included in our schools and society.
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UBC Education alumna Alida Privett (BEd'92) was recently recognized as one of Canada's Outstanding Principals.
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TEFA hosted a lunch discussion about educators' legal and professional responsibilities with respect to sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI).
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February 28, 2017 | Dr. Norm Amundson describes the Hope Centred Career Development Approach and some Active Engagement interventions that are currently being assessed.
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Post Cards Canada is a collaboration between Yvonne Dawydiak and Natalie Leblanc as part of the StudiOCanada Project and Scarfe Digital Sandbox.
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Congratulations to Dr. Lesley Andres (EDST) for being awarded a $14,868 grant from the BC Council on Admission and Transfer.
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The Globe and Mail quotes UBC education professor Sandra Mathison in a story about a new school report-card system that doesn’t use traditional letter grades.
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Wendy Carr, the associate dean of UBC’s teacher education program, spoke to the Globe and Mail about the demand for French immersion teachers in Canada.
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The Fellowship is accepting applications from prospective fellows interested in undertaking a 12-month policy project with a host government agency. The deadline for applications is March 14, 2017.
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Mitacs Elevate is a two-year research management training program and postdoctoral fellowship with a partner organization. Deadline for applications is February 22, 2017.
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February 7, 2017 | Join Dr. Annette Henry, David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education, at a Salon.
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Dr. Bruno Zumbo has been awarded the 2016 UBC Killam Research Prize in the Senior Scholar, Arts & Humanities category.
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EDCP is pleased to welcome noted scholar Dr. David Abram to UBC for our summer semester! Dr. Abram will be teaching EDCP 585B 951.
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Black History Month provides an opportunity to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Black Canadians, past and present.
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The CIHR Planning and Dissemination Grants are now available, funding for up to $25,000 for one year. UBC internal deadline is February 22, 2017.
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Dr. Margery Fee will outline the history of Indigenous texts in the Canadian northwest in this 3-part Green College lecture series.
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Nominate an outstanding educator for the UBC Faculty of Education Alumni Teacher Award! Deadline: March 1, 2017
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Mitacs is accepting graduate student applications for international research opportunities. The application deadline is March 31, 2017.
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Psychology Today featured UBC Kinesiology research that shows students who reported higher levels of self-compassion were more engaged and motivated in their studies.
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UBC education professor emeritus Dr. Charles Ungerleider spoke to the Globe and Mail after a B.C. school district launched a pilot project to remove letter grades from some students' report cards.
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Self-compassion may be the key to making it through your first year of university, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.
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Dr. George Belliveau (LLED) has been awarded a UBC Grant for Catalyzing Research Clusters: Performing & Creative Arts worth $45,000.
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February 8, 2017 | A talk by Dr. Jennifer Kelly, Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Culture, Identity, and Education (CCIE).
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Dr. Leslie Roman (EDST) and her team have been awarded a UBC Grant for Catalyzing Research Clusters: Performing & Creative Arts.
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May 11 – 12, 2017 | The Faculty of Education is pleased to welcome educators and administrators to the 2017 BC Teacher Education Roundtable conference.
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Check out the Indigenous Education Newsletter for the latest news, information, research and events from the Faculty of Education's Office of Indigenous Education.
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February 17 - 19, 2017 | Presenters include the UBC Faculty of Education's professor Dr. Carl Leggo and alumna Dr. Lyn Daniels. Registration deadline is February 4, 2017
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UBC School of Kinesiology Professor Dr. Darren Warburton has been awarded a 2016/2017 Large TLEF Grant.
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February 8, 2017 | Our Technology in Transit presenter for the month of February is Shirley Soo, who will be presenting on the tool - LiveBinders.
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The Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education launches today, January 24, 2017! Apply now to get the full course experience.
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February 9, 2017 | Join us for the launch of the Indigenous Pedagogy Circle (IPC) that will support instructors, faculty, teaching assistants, and faculty associates working in teacher education to strengthen their understanding and commitments to reconciliation.
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January 30 or 31, 2017 | To learn more about the Programmatic Sustainability Initiative and to participate in a public conversation, please plan to attend (and RSVP) one of the two Town Hall meetings.
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A reminder of upcoming institutional deadlines for the SSHRC 2017 Insight Development Grants.
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The deadline for proposals for the International Conference on Cultural Studies and Education is February 13, 2017.
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Thank you for coming out to our Orientation to Learning Technologies this term! Recap photos are up on the ETS website.
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January 30, 2017 | David McGillivray explores the role of digital media in enabling a diverse range of publics to tell their own stories around major sporting events.
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January 24, 2017 | Learn more about how you can integrate more digital media technologies into education and learning in this one hour workshop.
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2017 Faculty of Education Summer Scholar welcomes Dr. Jonathan Weiss from York University.
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February 2, 2017 | Book Launch of "Hallmarks: The Cultural Politics and Public Pedagogies of Stuart Hall" with Professors Leslie Roman, Annette Henry, and Avtar Brah.
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February 2, 2017 | This session will focus on the Dual Degree option for UBC Food, Nutrition & Health students curious about a career teaching Home Economics.
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Check out the UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (G+PS) new recruitment platform which includes a supervisor profile for faculty members.
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February 8, 2017 | join the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies for a free public event about art, memory, and responsibility.
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The deadline for nominations for the 2016/17 Student Development Awards, recognizing exceptional contributions and significant improvements to the student experience and learning environment at UBC, is February 17, 2017.
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Charles Ungerleider, a professor emeritus of educational studies at UBC, wrote an op-ed for the Vancouver Sun about a plan that will create 1,000 new teaching positions in B.C. following a Supreme Court ruling.
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Ron Darvin, a UBC PhD student in the faculty of education, spoke to the Vancouver Sun about the need for digital literacy among children.
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UBC’s Suicide Awareness Day is January 25, 2017. Each year, this day is held to bring awareness to the UBC campus community regarding suicide prevention by educating students, staff and faculty on the resources available to them on campus.
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Faculty members with eligible active NSERC research grants may apply for the NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) program.
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February 15, 2017 | Join Dr. Eli Puterman to explore the damaging impact of chronic stress on the aging of our minds and bodies, and how movement can mitigate these effects.
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Congratulations to Dr. Rachel Weber on being awarded a $30,000 Mitacs Accelerate grant to support her research project.
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February 3, 2017 | Please join us for the next Higher Education Research Group (HERG) seminar.
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The deadline for proposals for the LLED Graduate Research Conference: Re-animating & Re-searching: Mobilizing Knowledge in Education is February 27, 2017.
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January 26, 2017 | Join the discussion on the current practice and the future of hypothesis testing and specially p values.
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February 14, 2017 | Join hosts Maria LeRose and Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl for part two of a three-part Social & Emotional Learning in Teacher Education webinar series!
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The Wild About Vancouver Outdoor Education Festival is looking for volunteers for the third annual event happening on April 22-30, 2017.
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News 1130 interviewed Ron Darvin, a UBC PhD student in the faculty of education, about the need for digital literacy among children.
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Nominate an outstanding colleague for the 2017 SSHRC Impact Awards. UBC preliminary selection deadline is February 13, 2017.
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January 26, 2017 | Education students Ron Darvin and Sereana Naepi join fellow PSI scholars in this research talk.
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January 31, 2017 | You are invited to join Dr. Blye Frank for a Faculty Conversation concerning the restructuring of the Okanagan Faculty of Education.
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Congratulations to Dr. Vanessa Andreotti on being awarded a Mitacs Accelerate grant to support her research.
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The deadline for applications to the UBC Equity Enhancement Fund, supporting community-based initiatives that enhance equity, diversity, inclusion, and intercultural understanding across UBC, is February 28, 2017.

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