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Kim Schonert-Reichl on Roots of Empathy 2013/04/02

Roots of Empathy started in Toronto in 1996 with the lofty mission of building more caring and peaceful societies by raising the level of empathy in children. More


Remembering Edna Nash 2013/03/27

Edna Nash was a beloved teacher, psychologist and volunteer who was a valued member of the Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education (ECPS) at UBC. More


Charles Ungerleider on the learning gap between boys and girls

A new study has found that parents spent more time teaching their daughters skills like reading, telling stories, singing songs, drawing, numbers, and new words and letters, than their sons. More


Darren Warburton honoured among leading Canadian health researchers 2013/03/26

Dr. Darren Warburton, School of Kinesiology, is among this year’s recipients of a CIHR-CMAJ Top Canadian Achievements in Health Research Award. More


David Anderson on UBC’s Master of Museum Education 2013/03/21

Museums are often focal points for teachers and their students when studying history More


Mary Bryson receives 2012 Body of Work award by the Queer Studies Special Interest Group 2013/03/19

Professor Mary Bryson, Language & Literacy Education, has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 Body of Work award by the Queer Studies Special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). More


Colleges assess cost of free online-only courses

The ongoing discussion about whether massive online open courses—known as MOOCs—poach students from universities and colleges or attract new learners. More


Funding awarded to innovative teaching and learning projects 2013/03/11

The efforts of four Faculty of Education innovators have paid off in the 2013–14 Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) competition. More than $220,000 will fund these new and continuing initiatives. More


BC judge Alfred Scow remembered as “aboriginal pioneer”

Alfred Scow, a retired provincial court judge, passed away on February 26 at the age of 86. More


New Website for Professional Development and Community Engagement Department 2013/03/04

The Professional Development and Community Engagement Department is excited to reveal their new website. Visit pdce.educ.ubc.ca to explore the website and learn more about programs offered by the department. More


The Key to Happiness are Acts of Kindness

A recent study by Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, Professor in UBC Faculty of Education, and co-author Kristin Layous of the University of California Riverside, examines the connection between children’s well-being and act of kindness. The Globe and Mail reported on the research study in an article published on January 3, 2013. Read the full story. See also More


Lead Teens Away from Violence By Promoting Volunteerism

A recent article in the Calgary Herald discusses the value of volunteering and references research by Kimberly Schonert-Reichl from the UBC Faculty of Education. More


In Memory of Clyde Hertzman 2013/03/02

The Faculty of Education mourns the loss of Dr. Clyde Hertzman, Director of the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), who recently passed away in London, England. Dr. Hertzman was a global leader in the fields of early child development and population health, and will be deeply missed by the academic community at UBC and around […] More


Dr. Jo-ann Archibald Honoured with SFU Outstanding Alumni Award 2013/03/01

On February 13, 2013, Dr. Jo-ann Archibald was recognized with the SFU Outstanding Alumni Award 2012 for her academic achievement, advocacy and advancement of Aboriginal education. More


Dr. Carl E. James Video Interview

An interview with Dr. Carl E. James, Director of the York Centre for Education and Community conducted by Dr. Annette Henry, Head, Language and Literacy Education. February 8, 2013, event co-presented by the Department of Language and Literacy Education and the Faculty of Education. More


New Research: Volunteer Adolescents Enjoy Healthier Hearts 2013/02/26

Giving back through volunteering is good for your heart, even at a young age, according to a new study by researchers from the UBC Faculty of Education and Department of Psychology. More


Queer Paraphrase: A Social Justice at UBC Lecture

Social Justice @ UBC Noted Scholars Lecture Series presents Dr. Stephen Guy-Bray for a lunchtime talk that looks at the idea of paraphrase and the relationship between art and experience. In this paper, Dr. Guy-Bray argues that the concept of the paraphrase allows us to reconsider popular and frequently unexamined ideas about the relationship between […] More


Modernism for Children: A Symposium on Maurice Sendak and Children’s Writing

Join this special tribute to one of the greatest 20th century picturebook creators, Maurice Sendak. Date: Friday, March 1, 2013 Time: 3:30 – 6:30 pm Location: Dodson Room, Room 302, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall, UBC Celebrate the work of children’s author, Maurice Sendak, at this symposium that includes book talks, readings […] More


Can Native Languages Survive in English-Speaking Societies? 2013/02/23

Professor and Distinguished University Scholar, Bonny Norton, was featured in a special story on CBC Radio about keeping native languages alive in English schools and society. Professor Norton, who teaches in the Department of Language and Literacy in the UBC Faculty of Education, discussed new census statistics and was joined by Feneila Sung from the […] More


Sexual Orientation and Identity in Hollywood

Do celebrities have an obligation to publicly “come out?” American actress Jodie Foster received mixed reviews for her recent speech at the Golden Globe Awards. Professor Bonny Norton speaks in favour of Foster’s speech and discusses how everyone has multiple identities. Read an excerpt from the Letter to the Editor: “The challenge for educators is […] More


Public Lecture: The Top 7 Reasons Why Smart Women Should Speak Up 2013/02/19

Just how scarce are women’s perspectives in the public discourse, and what’s behind their absence? Join Shari Graydon, award-winning author, activist and founder of Informed Opinions for a stimulating lecture that explores women’s participation in the news, the causes and consequences of the current gender gap, and challenges women to see themselves as an important part of the solution. Event […] More


Faculty of Education Alumni Recognized with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award

The UBC Faculty of Education congratulates our alumni who were recognized with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. More


Dr. Tom Sork Makes a Global Impact With International Education Initiatives

UBC’s Faculty of Education is making a global impact on how the world learns and teaches. Our experts travel to global communities to share their expertise, while students and faculty from across the world come to study and teach at UBC. More


Graham Kelsey Awarded Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal 2013/02/12

Congratulations to Faculty of Education Emeritus Graham Kelsey on receiving the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. More


Tim Laidler Receives Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award

Recognized for his service to the country and his local community, Tim Laidler, was recently honoured with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award in Vancouver. A veteran of the Canadian Forces, Tim Laidler is Executive Director of the recently formed Veterans Transition Network. He received the prestigious award on January 22, 2013, from the […] More


UBC Professor Talks About Education Policy 2013/02/11

Professor Charles Ungerleider was featured on CBC Radio’s Daybreak South, where he spoke about the Province of British Columbia’s proposed changes to education policy. The province is proposing a ten-year contract and key changes to how teaching and regulation will take pace in BC. Listen Dr. Ungerleider, Professor in the Department of Educational Studies at […] More


Nominations Now Open: Dean’s Award for Staff Excellence

Have you received outstanding service from a Faculty of Education staff member? Show your appreciation and nominate them for the Dean’s Award for Staff Excellence. Each year, the Dean extends the Faculty’s appreciation for the valuable contributions of our staff through the Dean’s Award for Staff Excellence. Staff are recognized for their dedication, leadership and […] More


Call for Proposals: Investigating Our Practices Conference 2013/02/10

Exchange ideas on teaching in the classroom, curriculum and research at the 16th Annual Investigating Our Practices Conference. More


Students Share the Value of Inter-cultural Experiences 2013/02/07

Two Faculty of Education students speak about the value of having classmates from around the world. More


February is Black History Month 2013/02/01

Learn more: Black History in Canada Education Guide from the The Historica-Dominion Institute. Events Community, Race, Class and Schooling: A Conversation with Dr. Carl E. James To celebrate Black History Month, Dr. Ryuko Kubota and Sara Schroeter will host a conversation with Dr. Carl E. James on his latest book, “Life at the Intersection: Community, Class […] More