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Wingspan Dis/Ability Arts, Culture & Public Pedagogy Symposium Recap 2017/10/31

Spellbound audiences of students, teachers, the disability community, and wider public engaged the riveting gallery opening of Insights Unseen and Unheard: "Our" UBC photo and video exhibit at the Hatch Gallery and the launch of the Wingspan Dis/arts, Culture and Public Pedagogy Symposium at the Chan, which ran October 19-21, 2017. More

Call for Volunteers – UBC Fall Congregation 2017/10/30

Volunteer at one of the upcoming graduation ceremonies at the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses. More

Reminder: Share Your Experience: Take the UBC Workplace Experiences Survey 2017/10/27

November 1-21, 2017 | What’s your experience working at UBC? Share your feedback anonymously in the Workplace Experiences Survey. More

ETS Sky Water Earth at the PSA Super Conference 2017/10/25

The Educational Technology Support (ETS) Sky Water Earth project was one of the exhibitors at the PSA Super Conference, a celebration of the BC Teachers’ Federation's one-hundredth year. More

Dr. Romeo Chua named SCAPPS Fellow 2017/10/23

Congratulations to Dr. Romeo Chua (KIN) on being named a Fellow in the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology (SCAPPS). More

Study to explore impact of heart function on motor outcomes following spinal cord injury

Dr. Chris West (KIN), along with co-investigator Dr. Brian Kwon (Medicine), have been awarded $1.926 million from the US Department of Defense to study how the functioning of the heart after a spinal cord injury can impact motor outcomes. More

The Allard Prize Photography Competition 2017/10/19

The Allard Prize for International Integrity at the UBC Peter A. Allard School of Law is accepting submissions for the Allard Prize Photography Competition. Deadline: November 1, 2017. More

2018 Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education

Do you know an inspirational educator? Nominate them for a Prime Minister’s Award. Deadline: January 12, 2018. More

2018 Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence

Do you know an inspirational educator? Nominate them for a Prime Minister’s Award. Deadline: January 12, 2018. More

Alumna Dr. Kathryn Shoemaker recipient of 2017 Vine Award for Canadian Jewish Literature

Congratulations to alumna Dr. Kathryn E. Shoemaker (MA '06, PhD '14) on receiving one of four prestigious 2017 Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature for the graphic novel, "Seeking Refuge." More

Canvas Training for Online Instructors 2017/10/18

ETS will be conducting Canvas training for online instructors in November 2017. More

Congratulations to the latest Education PSI doctoral candidates

Congratulations to the eight Faculty of Education doctoral candidates recently selected by the Public Scholars Initiative (PSI). More

2017 Nehru Humanitarian Award in the Memory of Prem Goel 2017/10/16

The Centre for India and South Asia Research (CISAR) at The University of British Columbia, invites submissions for the 2017 Prem Goel Memorial Award. Deadline: October 26, 2017. More

Media Production Showcase

Educational Technology Support (ETS) hosted their inaugural Media Production Showcases on October 10 and 11, 2017 along with UBC IT AV services and UBC Studios. More

Call for Nominations | Sessional & Lecturer Teaching Prize 2017/18

Nominations are now open for the 2017/18 Sessional & Lecturer Teaching Prize. Deadline: February 23, 2018. More

Call for Nominations | Killam Faculty Teaching Prize 2017/18

Nominations are now open for the 2017/18 Killam Faculty Teaching Prize. Deadline: February 23, 2018. More

UBC Faculty of Education ranked 13th in the world, 2nd in Canada – The World University Rankings 2018 2017/10/06

The UBC Faculty of Education places 13th in the world and 2nd in Canada according to the recently published 2018 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. More

Accelerate Internship Opportunities with United Way

Five United Way offices have partnered with Mitacs to provide funding and training for graduate students and postdocs for research related to social inclusion. Deadline: January 8, 2018. More

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month 2017/10/02

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month and faculty and staff are encouraged to learn more about their role and responsibilities in protecting data at UBC. More

Alumni Builder Awards

The Faculty of Education congratulates four Education alumni recognized with Alumni Builder Awards. More

Canvas January 2018 Adoption 2017/09/29

If you are interested in teaching in Canvas, ETS is now taking requests for courses being taught in January 2018. More

Call for Nominations | 2017 UBC Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prize 2017/09/27

The 2017 Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prize Competition is now open. Deadline: November 28, 2017. More

Faculty Recognition Celebration Recap

On September 18, 2017, Dean Blye Frank hosted an event to recognize faculty members who have received an award for Teaching, Service or Research in the past year. More

In Memoriam | Professor Emeritus Perry Leslie 2017/09/25

It is with great sadness that the Faculty of Education announces the passing away of ECPS Professor Emeritus Dr. Perry Leslie. More

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