Media Coverage

The Faculty of Education in the media.

Smartphone pedometers offer opportunities to monitor health

CKNW featured an interview with UBC Kinesiology PhD candidate Mark Duncan about his study that tested the accuracy of pedometers on iPhones. More

Smartphone pedometers underestimate steps, still valuable

Various media outlets reported on a UBC study that found iPhone owners who use the Health app to track their steps could be doing more than what the device indicates. More

Smartphone health apps miss some daily activity of users

According to a new UBC School of Kinesiology study, if you use your smartphone to monitor your physical activity, you're probably more active than it suggests. More

Order of Canada recipient Verna Kirkness

Order of Canada recipient Verna Kirkness, the first director of UBC’s First Nations House of Learning and former Director of the Native Teacher Education Program (NITEP), was interviewed on CBC Radio's Early Edition to discuss her participation in the OC50 anniversary celebration at UBC on November 29, 2017. More

‘We’re doing the best we can’: French immersion teacher shortage in Canada a chronic and stressful problem

CBC News spoke with Dr. Wendy Carr about the chronic shortage of French immersion teachers in Canada. More

Opinion: How British Columbia can improve educational success

Dr. Charles Ungerleider, a professor emeritus of educational studies at UBC, wrote an op-ed for the Vancouver Sun about improving education in BC. More

Storybooks Canada: A Digital Resource for Multilingual Education

In the latest edition of the newsletter of the Association of BC Teachers of English as an Additional Language, Education PhD candidate Espen Stranger-Johannessen and Dr. Bonny Norton discuss Storybooks Canada, a digital resource for teachers and parents. More

A Conversation with Dr. Bonny Norton

In the latest issue of TEAL News, the Association of BC Teachers of English as an Additional Language (BC TEAL) sat down with Dr. Bonny Norton, one of BC TEAL's 50 at 50, to discuss current issues in language teaching and learning. More

Toronto school board’s draft proposal to ‘reform’ gifted program has parents worried

The Globe and Mail quoted Dr. Owen Lo about the gifted program in Toronto schools. More

Education expert on preventing violence in schools

Dr. Shelley Hymel was interviewed on CBC Radio’s Cross Country Checkup about the violence teachers face in schools. More