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A Salute to Retiring UBC Professor and Director Emeritus, Robert (Bob) Sparks 2017/09/19

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. More

New Cyberbullying Website Launched by Dr. Jenna Shapka 2017/09/18

Dr. Jenna Shapka recently launched the new parenting resource website,, which is dedicated to kids and technology with a specific focus on cyber-bullying. More

“I work in an environment that fuels my passion for Indigenous education and feeds my spirit”

The September edition of the Healthy UBC Newsletter features Jessica La Rochelle (NITEP/Indigenous Education). More

Mitacs Globalink Research Award 2017/09/14

The Globalink Research Award funds research collaborations between senior undergrad and graduate students and faculty members at a university overseas. Deadline: November 8, 2017. More

Literacy Leadership Brief: Early Literacy Learning for Immigrant and Refugee Children: Parents’ Critical Roles 2017/09/13

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. More

2018 MSFHR Convening and Collaborating (C2) Competition

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. More

Dr. George Belliveau named to Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Congratulations to Dr. George Belliveau on being named a member of the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. More

The Faculty of Education welcomes new director of International Baccalaureate Programmes Meredith Fenton 2017/09/11

The Faculty of Education is pleased to welcome Meredith Fenton as the new Director of IB Programmes. More

Dan David Prize Call for Nominations and Scholarships 2018 2017/09/08

The Dan David prize is making a call for nominations and scholarships for 2018. Deadline: November 30, 2017. More

William F. Pinar’s work emblazoned in a 2017 Festschrift

Dr. William F. Pinar has been extolled and his life’s work emblazoned in a 2017 Festschrift, edited by Mary Aswell Doll. More

2018 New Scientific Collaboration Support Program 2017/09/06

The New Scientific Collaboration Support Program provides financing for new scientific projects jointly developed by French and Canadian teams. Deadline: November 10, 2017. More

Graduate Certificate in High Performance Coaching & Technical Leadership 2017/08/31

Congratulations to the 13 graduate students who received their Graduate Certificates in High Performance Coaching and Technical Leadership (HPC&TL) on Monday, August 28, 2017. More

Faculty Orientation Recap – 2017/18 BEd Program 2017/08/30

On August 29 & 30, 2017, the TEO welcomed instructors and faculty advisors to the Faculty Orientation for the 2017/18 BEd program. More

Catalyst Grant: Indigenous Approaches to Wellness Research

CIHR has launched a call for applications for the Catalyst Grant: Indigenous Approaches to Wellness Research. Registration deadline is September 19, 2017. More

2017 President’s Staff Awards (Vancouver Campus) 2017/08/29

We are pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the President’s Staff Awards at the Vancouver campus. More

Faculty of Education Faculty and Staff Complete Ride to Conquer Cancer

Last weekend, Team UBC participated in The Ride to Conquer Cancer raising $50,675. More

CanadiAnna – Celebrating 150+ 2017/08/28

July 12 - September 3, 2017 | Dr. Anna Kindler is having an exhibition of her works: CanadiAnna – Celebrating 150+, at the Robson Square Gallery until September 3, 2017. More

SSHRC Insight Grants: 2017 Deadlines for Faculty and UBC ORS

Institutional and Faculty deadlines and steps for submission of 2017 SSHRC Insight Grants. Deadline: October 6, 2017. More

SSHRC Insight Grants: Deadline ORE Internal Review

Deadline and process for ORE's Internal Review of 2017 SSHRC Insight Grant applications. More

Technologies in the Classroom with Japanese Exchange Instructors

On July 26, 2017, TLEF student assistants interacted and shared education apps with 25 English teachers from Tokyo, Japan. More

Brain Power for Life – Improve Your Mind as You Age

Dean Blye Frank of the Faculty of Education hosted the special presentation Brain Power for Life – Improve Your Mind as You Age on August 24, 2017. More

Tri-Council Graduate Applications Canadian Common CV (CCV) Tech Support 2017/08/17

September 7, 12, 14, 19 & 21, 2017 | The Office of Research in Education is offering technical support with CCVs for the upcoming Tri-council doctoral awards applications. More

Assistive Technology and Open Education Resources Take Flight in UBC’s BEd Summer Program

Students and instructors played with technologies such as the ThinkMap visual thesaurus in workshops focused on assistive technology & open resources More

Fields of Interest Grant – Arts & Culture

The Vancouver Foundation is opening applications for the Arts & Culture field of interest grants on September 5, 2017. Applications due September 29, 2017. More

Fields of Interest Grant – Education & Training 2017/08/15

The Vancouver Foundation is opening applications for the Education & Training field of interest grants on October 2, 2017. Applications due November 3, 2017. More

Dr. Guy Faulkner receives federal funding to study physical activity and mental health

Dr. Guy Faulkner, Professor in the School of Kinesiology and head of the Population and Physical Activity Lab, has received $597,149 to study physical activity and its impact on mental health and depression. More

Call for Research Abstracts and Session Proposals | 2018 National Physical and Health Education Conference 2017/08/11

Apply to share your ideas, research, and success stories at the National Physical and Health Education Conference taking place May 17 - 19, 2018. Deadline: October 17, 2017. More

Erica Bennett receives SCAPPS Young Scientist Award

Kinesiology alumna Erica Bennett (BA'08, MA'11, PhD'17) has been selected to receive the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology (SCAPPS) Young Scientist Award. More

Secondary teacher candidates exploring possibilities for Augmented and Virtual Reality in the classroom

In June 2017, as part of a larger TLEF project, students and instructors explored the possibilities of AR and VR in the classroom. More

Canvas migration update – First courses in Canvas

More than 20 courses from Education will be running in Canvas this Fall. Read more about the Canvas migration update in the Faculty of Education. More