News

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

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


Call for Letters of Intent: UBC’s Flexible Learning Initiative 2013/05/02

The Flexible Learning Initiative is a major strategic priority for UBC. This initiative aims to enable pedagogical and logistical flexibility in higher education, often through technological facilitation. More


Low-income ‘streaming’ in Ontario high schools alive and well, report says 2013/04/29

Low-income high school students are likelier to be in “applied” courses, which has implications for their futures, according to a People for Education study. More


Foreign universities take education to refugee camps

Thousands of education-hungry refugees living in camps in northern Kenya are set to benefit from higher education in a groundbreaking initiative involving a non-profit organisation and a host of local and foreign universities. More


Education as an Election Issue

After last year’s labour dispute in BC’s K–12 public schools, parents are urging the next provincial government to make big changes in education. More


Michael Koehle: Benefits of warmup exercise may be stretching the truth 2013/04/25

Cold stretching and warm-up stretching are so widespread and so widely practised, you’d think there would be scads of studies that show stretching reduces the risk of injury. More


UBC 2013 Hampton Fund research grant recipients 2013/04/24

The Hampton Fund Research Grant offers support for the funding of interdisciplinary research in social sciences, humanities, and visual and performing arts. Congratulations to this year's recipients. More


Graduate Student Research Grant Recipients 2013/04/23

The Faculty of Education extends warmest congratulations to the following students for receiving the 2012-2013 Faculty of Education Graduate Student Research Grant. More


UBC Education initatives receive SSHRC Funding 2013/04/19

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


Jo-ann Archibald Receives 2013 AERA Scholars of Color Distinguished Career Contribution Award 2013/04/17

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) has recognized Dr. Jo-ann Archibald, Associate Dean for Indigenous Education, with the Scholars of Color Distinguished Career Contribution Award for 2013. More


UBC event celebrates Indigenous achievements in arts, education

The Tyee Before the Git Hayetsk Dancers launched into a rousing performance of a traditional Git Hayetsk war victory song, co-founder Mike Dangeli told the hundreds of people packed into the Chan Centre on Saturday night for UBC’s Celebration of Indigenous Education & Arts what his grandfather told him growing up: “There’s nothing more dangerous […] More


Indigenous Gala: Reflecting on Success in the Year of Indigenous Education

After more than two dozen events and 2,000 participants, the Year of Indigenous Education paused to reflect upon the Year of initiative on Saturday, April 13, 2013 with an evening of impressive presentations and performances at “The Gathering: Celebration of Indigenous Education & Arts” at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Jo-ann Archibald initiated […] More


In the house with Kate Hammett-Vaughan 2013/04/10

In the House with Kate Hammett-Vaughan brought over 120 Faculty of Education alumni, guests, academics and staff to one of UBC’s landmark venues for a joyous event. More


Dean’s Town Hall 2013: Indigenous Research in the Faculty of Education 2013/04/05

Dean Blye Frank addressed a community of students, alumni, staff, and faculty members who gathered for a Town Hall meeting on April 4. More


Teacher ed comes to the world’s largest refugee camp 2013/04/04

The University of British Columbia will soon be offering teacher education programs in the Dadaab Refugee Camp, Kenya, through a partnership that will increase access to education for resident children and youth. More


UBC & SFU Education deans to lead review of K–12 assessments

Two education deans will lead a provincial review of the way BC assesses student performance from kindergarten to Grade 12. More


Judith Daniluk on old age parenting 2013/04/03

Some people believe this brave new world of reproductive medicine is a breakthrough for gender equity and women’s rights. More


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