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The Faculty of Education in the media.

Parents and kids learn English better together

A study by Dr. Jim Anderson, a UBC language and literacy education professor, found that parents and preschool-age children learn English as a second language better together, the Indo-Canadian Voice reported. More

How to teach kids about fake news

CBC Vancouver interviewed Ron Darvin, a UBC PhD candidate in the Faculty of Education, about how to teach children how to distinguish between real and fake news. More

Fighting fake news: B.C. prof offers tips in battle against deception

Metro News quoted Ron Darvin, a UBC PhD candidate in the Faculty of Education, who is an expert on digital literacy skills. More

UBC program to coach parents of kids with autism

CBC spoke with Dr. Pat Mirenda (ECPS) about a new program from UBC which aims to help parents whose toddlers show signs of autism spectrum disorder. More

Expert Spotlight | How to fight fake news

In a Q&A, Ron Darvin discusses the trend of fake news, how to fight it, and what parents can do to make sure their children can tell the difference. More

UBC Stars of the Week

UBC rower Rachel Vukovich (KIN) was mentioned among other UBC athletes in a story by The Province. More

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