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Stay connected with the Faculty of Education by reading news stories related to our research, faculty, students and alumni.

Small Matters book launch 2013/10/03

Mona Gleason, EDST, launched her book, Small Matters, published by McGill-Queen's University Press, on October 3. The book "explores how medical professionals, lay practitioners, and parents understood young patients" in the past. More


Connected By Commitment

All great achievements are the product of commitment: UBC's 2012/13 Annual Report. More


Robyn Leuty Awarded President’s Service Award for Excellence 2013/10/01

Congratulations to School of Kinesiology alumna and staff member Robin Leuty, recent recipient of the President's Service Award for Excellence. More


From the Dean: UBC suspends classes Sept 18 to support reconciliation 2013/09/10

A message from Dean Blye Frank about the suspension of classes in support of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's final national event. More


LOOCing into the future of digital learning 2013/09/06

A pioneering offering from the Faculty of Education and UBC Library is enabling UBC students, staff and faculty to hone their digital literacy skills. More


Welcome to the 2013/14 academic year 2013/08/30

Dean Blye Frank welcomes students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members to another great academic year with the Faculty of Education. More


The Faculty of Education’s website turns 20

In 2013, the Faculty of Education’s website marks its 20th year – and we’re celebrating by launching a re-design of the site. More


How to battle bullying 2013/08/26

Shelley Hymel, a professor in Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education, on the impact of school bullying. More


New Professorship in Indigenous Education for Teacher Education 2013/08/21

Dr. Jan Hare, Associate Professor in Language and Literacy Education, has been appointed holder of the Faculty’s new Professorship. More


“Who Are We, Cinema?” Panel Discussion and Alumni Reception 2013/08/18

This Queer Film Festival PechaKucha-powered event asks what role has cinema played in reflecting and affecting queer lives. Sunday, August 18. Join the discussion. More


Join the conversation on #YTEUBC 2013/08/15

Check out the YTE Hashtag Photo Contest or YTE Student Lipdub Contest! Deadline is October 4th. More


Phys Ed comes full circle for the 21st century 2013/07/11

Dr. Joy Butler champions Teaching Games for Understanding around the world... and her work is paying off. More


Envisioning learner-centred education 2013/06/28

On June 21 at UBC Vancouver, 230 people gathered to help set an agenda for self-regulated learning in BC schools. More


Dr. Pam Ratner, Head pro tem, EDST 2013/06/20

Dr. Pam Ratner, Professor, UBC School of Nursing, will take the reins for a one-year term. More


SSHRC Insight Development Grants

Two Faculty of Education initiatives have recently been awarded funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). More


Kadriye Ercikan joins International Academy of Education 2013/06/07

Dr. Kadriye Ercikan (Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education) has been elected to join the International Academy of Education (IAE). More


2013 YWCA Connecting the Community Award 2013/05/31

Congratulations to UBC Faculty of Education alumna Barbara Mowat (MEd, 1979) for receiving the 2013 YWCA Women of Distinction Connecting the Community Award. More


Education research matters

Faculty of Education researchers excel at exercising critical rigour and cultivating respectful, reciprocal relationships… all while keeping ideas sparkling and alive. More


We too are “Idle No More”: UBC’s Non-Indigenous Scholars and the Politics of Engaging Indigeneity 2013/05/29

Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars, administrators, and community members recently gathered at the UBC First Nations Longhouse, for a multi-disciplinary symposium about work in Indigeneity undertaken by non-Indigenous scholars. More


Kids need to walk: Report; Too many students are getting driven to school 2013/05/23

Too many kids in B.C. are being shuttled to and from school by car and, as a result, aren’t getting enough exercise. More


Celebrating 16 years of Investigating Our Practices

More than 150 people gathered in May for a conference dedicated to excellence and innovation in teaching and learning. More


Hannah Spector wins the 2013 CACS publication award 2013/05/21

Hanna Spector, a recently graduated Curriculum & Pedagogy doctoral student (now an Assistant Professor at Penn State University, Harrisburg campus), has been awarded the 2013 CACS publication award for the article she published in 2012 in Transnational Curriculum Inquiry. The full citation for the paper that was chosen is: Spector, H. (2012). “Fukushima Daiichi: A […] More


Ted T. Aoki Award for Distinguished Service – Carl Leggo 2013/05/17

Congratulations to Dr. Carl Leggo, recipient of the Ted T. Aoki Award for Distinguished Service within the Field of Canadian Curriculum Studies, awarded by the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies. This award recognizes individuals who have made major contributions through research, teaching, and/or professional service in the field of curriculum studies in Canada. The award […] More


2013 Alumni Teacher Award Winner – Harpreet Dhillon 2013/05/16

Harpreet Dhillon, a grade six teacher at Surrey’s Cindrich Elementary School, has been named winner of the 2013 UBC Faculty of Education Alumni Teacher Award. More


Education folks are no retiring bunch

Dean Blye Frank led a procession of twelve individuals who were “piped in” to a gala event on May 15. Friends and colleagues gathered to celebrate the careers of the staff and faculty members who will retire from the Faculty of Education this year. Dr. Peter Gouzouasis serenaded the crowd on jazz guitar, while cocktails, […] More


Killam Teaching Prizes awarded to Education faculty members 2013/05/14

Dr. Maureen Kendrick (Language & Literacy Education) and Dr. Pierre Walter (Educational Studies) are recognized as Killam Teaching Prize recipients for 2012/2013. The prizes are awarded annually, from the Killam Endowment Fund, to faculty nominated by students, colleagues, and alumni in recognition of excellence in teaching. Dr. Maureen Kendrick works hard to create learning environments […] More


20 Beijing professors graduate from UBC 2013/05/10

A cohort of 20 professors from post-secondary institutions in Beijing celebrated their graduation from UBC. More


Spring tea party commemorates 25 years of service

Education staff and faculty members congratulated six of their colleagues on their membership in the 25 Year UBC Club. More


Dean’s Award for Staff Excellence

Maureen Shepherd of the Teacher Education Office is the 2012-2013 recipient of the Dean’s Award for Staff Excellence. More


Whatever Happened to These Education Plans for BC? 2013/05/07

The BC Liberal government has quite a legacy in this province’s public education system. More