Media Coverage

The Faculty of Education in the media.

Parents doubt restored contracts will help special needs kids

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. More

CBC On the Coast: French Immersion Teacher Shortages

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. More

Female entrepreneurs enter male-dominated tech startup world

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. More

Redshirting kindergarten: New data on when to start school

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. More

There’s another way for Canadians to help refugees

The Tyee mentioned a partnership between UBC education professors and Moi University, Kenya, in an article about how Canadians can help refugees. More

Should private schools be allowed to discriminate against LGBT families?

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. More

Your personality can change depending on language you speak

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. More

Discussing agreement between BCTF and province

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. More

Remembering Barbara Howard

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. More

Women-only English program in Metro Vancouver hopes to expand

Work by Dr. Amea Wilbur, a UBC alumna who earned a PhD from the Faculty of Education, was featured on CBC. More