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Getting to Know Faye DeAbreu 2012/11/19

Meet Faye DeAbreu, Secretary to the Associate Dean for Indigenous Education. Faye supports all administrative initiatives in the Office of the Dean for Indigenous Education. She also acts as a liaison between the Faculty of Education and the First Nations House of Learning on matters of traditional and current day protocol. More


Alumni Achievement Awards 2012 2012/11/16

Alumni help advance UBC’s vision, and on Tuesday, November 15, their efforts were recognized at the annual Alumni Achievement Awards. The 2012 Alumni Achievement Awards were held on Tuesday, November 15th 2012 at the Four Seasons Hotel. The event celebrates the very best of the UBC community – in particular, alumni and special friends of […] More


Canada Research Chair Renewal for Bill Pinar

Congratulations Dr. Bill Pinar, Professor in EDCP, on the renewal of his Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Curriculum Studies. During his first term, Bill’s research focused on curriculum studies in South Africa, Brazil, and Mexico. These three nations’ colonial histories, he argued, rendered them compelling to North Americans preoccupied with social justice. Similar projects in […] More


Don Krug Receives Sustainability Fellowship Award

Congratulations Dr. Don Krug for being awarded the 2012/13 USI Teaching & Learning Fellowship at UBC. The Fellowship Program brings together outstanding UBC faculty members who are leaders in sustainability education, to share their ideas and make concrete contributions to sustainability learning opportunities on campus. The USI Teaching & Learning Fellows guide the advancement of sustainability […] More


UBC Education Students Win Big

Four UBC Faculty of Education doctoral students have been recognized for their research and intellectual achievements. Please join us in congratulating the following students on their research and learning awards: Vanier Award Tetsuro Shigematsu, Cross-Faculty Inquiry Killam Award Erica Bennett, Kinesiology Christopher Campbell, Curriculum and Pedagogy Joanna Kelm, Educational and Counseling Psychology Keep up the great […] More


Honouring Janusz Korczak’s Legacy at UBC

On November 2nd, the Janusz Korczak Association of Canada unveiled a bronze relief in the Scarfe lobby to honour Janusz Korczak’s legacy in the area of children’s rights. The famous Polish-Jewish educator is known for his children’s writing, pedagogy, and activism, which inspired the authors of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child […] More


Daniel D. Pratt and John B. Collins Recognized with 2012 Imogene Okes Award 2012/11/13

Congratulations to Dr. Daniel D. Pratt and Dr. John B. Collins on receiving the 2012 Imogene Okes Award for Outstanding Research in Adult Education. Dr. John B. Collins, Adjunct Professor at University of British Columbia, and Dr. Daniel D. Pratt, Professer is Educational Studies, were awarded the Imogene Okes award from the American Association for Adult […] More


Dr. Carl Leggo Receives Killam Award

Congratulations to Dr. Carl Leggo, recipient of the prestigious Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring, Senior Level. The selection committee was extremely impressed with Dr. Leggo‘s outstanding record of supervision, inspiration, care, and support of graduate students. Dr. Leggo will be officially recognized and receive the Killam Award at the UBC Convocation on November 21, 2012. […] More


Coast Capital Savings Donates $5,000 to Expand UBC Youth Internship 2012/11/05

Thanks to a $5,000 donation from Coast Capital Savings Credit Union, UBC’s Sustainable Opportunities for Youth Leadership (SOYL), an innovative internship for Vancouver youth, was able to expand over the summer and help school gardens thrive over the summer months. More


UBC Veterans Transition Program Expands Across Canada 2012/11/02

A Faculty of Education program that helps former members of the Canadian military make the transition back to civilian life, is expanding into a non-profit organization that will provide services across Canada. The new organization – called the Veterans Transition Network – has been established with $1.45 million in donations from the Royal Canadian Legion, […] More


Focusing on HIV/AIDS Research at the Faculty of Education

A trio of Faculty of Education professors are working in partnership with scholars in Africa in an effort to fight the HIV/AIDS pandemic in that region. More


Late in Life Babies: Issues with Fertility and Age 2012/11/01

Many young lovers picture their future as a fairy tale, falling in love, setting up house—and when they’re ready, simply getting pregnant. Few couples are prepared for the realities of fickle fertility. “In the media, you see celebrities getting pregnant and having babies later in life—into their mid 40s and even 50s,” says Judith Daniluk, a […] More


Dr. Bill McMichael Awarded Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

Congratulations Dr. Bill McMichael, on being recognized with the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. The award marks the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. This historic occasion has only been marked once before, by her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, in 1897. The medal provides an opportunity to honour […] More


History of Education Researchers Win CHEA Prize 2012/10/29

Faculty of Education researchers were recently recognized by the Canadian History of Education Association (CHEA). Dr. Mona Gleason (EDST), Dr. Penney Clark (EDCP) and Dr. Stephen Petrina (EDCP) were awarded the best article prize in English for 2010-2012 at the 17th Biennial Conference of the Canadian History of Education Association, which took place in Vancouver […] More


Celebrate Science with Kids at UBC 2012/10/26

As part of UBC’s Celebrate Learning week, the UBC Education Library, Beaty Biodiversity Museum and Children’s Writers and Illustrators of British Columbia will host Celebrate Science 2012: Turning Kids Onto Science. The event takes place on Saturday November 3, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum (2212 Main Mall, UBC). Register at http://celebratescience2012.eventbrite.com. […] More


Nominate Greatness: Alumni Teacher Award 2012/10/22

Celebrate a teacher in your life who goes above and beyond teaching the curriculum. The UBC Faculty of Education Alumni Teacher Award was established to highlight the significant impact UBC teacher education graduates are having on teaching and learning in schools throughout BC, Canada and beyond. We want to recognize and celebrate the infinite contributions […] More


Education in the Community 2012/10/19

Learn about how UBC and the Faculty of Education are connecting, engaging and working in your community. This interactive map shows how many UBC students and alumni work and live in your community. By clicking on the icons on the map, you can also read about what the Faculty of Education and our four departments […] More


Community Voices Bring Meaning to The Year of Indigenous Education 2012/10/18

The late Oscar Kawagley, an Indigenous scholar, was known to say, ‘The sole purpose of education is to make a good human being’. Indeed, no theme was more important on October 12, 2012, at the UBC Faculty of Education’s inaugural event to celebrate The Year of Indigenous Education. The initiative, to create conversations, share insights […] More


International Engagement: Faculty of Education Heads to Asia

As part of our strategic plan, the Faculty of Education continues to expand its international engagement efforts across the globe. Next stop: Dr. Tom Sork visits Asia. Dr. Tom Sork, Senior Associate Dean, International & Administration, is heading to Asia to continue his work in international engagement. From October 21 to November 14, Dr. Sork […] More


Looking Back: The Importance of Emphasizing Mind and Body 2012/10/17

After more than half a century, Don Cunnings (UBC alumnus and graduate of School of Physical Education, now Kinesiology) recalls his experience as a rec therapy worker in Coquitlam’s Riverview Hospital during the 1950s. Working alongside patients, Cunnings remembers the positive role physical activity played in strengthening confidence, wellness, and a sense of community. By organizing […] More


Public Panel: Brokering Belonging or Contesting White Supremecy

Join a public panel examining controversies in Chinese and Asian Canadian educational histories. On October 19, 2012, the community is invited to attend a riveting panel discussion by preeminent history and education scholars, asking: has education for Asian Canadians brokered belonging or contested white supremacy? The panel features leading scholars: Dr. Lisa Mar, University of […] More


In the Media: Culturally Responsive Curriculum 2012/10/15

Connecting textbook skills with real-life situations has a powerful effect on learning for Aboriginal students in BC. Dr. Jo-ann Archibald, Associate Dean, Indigenous Education, was featured in a story about how culture is being used in the classroom to facilitate better learning for Aboriginal students. From the Globe and Mail, October 13, 2012 edition: The […] More


MOU for International Project in Haiti

Two Faculty of Education researchers are leading a global partnership that will examine strategies and best practices in education, starting with a project in Haiti. Dr. Gerald Fallon (left), Assistant Professor and Dr. André Mazawi (right), Professor, are part of the international project to develop institutional relationships and collaboration in education. The University of British Columbia and […] More


In the Media: Single-sex Schooling Is a Bad Decision 2012/10/12

A Pitt Meadows public school defies research by making one kindergarten class all boys. Dr. Charles Ungerleider writes about single-sex schooling and why it makes for bad educational policy, in an article published at TheTyee.ca. Davie Jones Elementary School in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows school district has responded to a demographic quirk with a bad […] More


In the Media: Remembering Heritage Minutes

Heritage Minutes, launched by the CRB Foundation in the early 1990s, are coming back to a television near you. On October 10, 2012, Dr. Peter Seixas, Professor and Canada Research Chair in the Faculty of Education, was featured on CBC’s The National. Any Canadian over the age of 20 likely recalls the “Heritage Minutes.” The […] More


In the Media: Online Awareness on Bullying

The deeply sad news of a local young teenager taking her life has sparked on and offline discussion about cyber bullying. Dr. Jennifer Shapka, Associate Professor in Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education, was interviewed by 24 Hours Newspaper to comment about a Port Moody teenager who took her life after being subjected to […] More


CIHR Operating Grant for HIV Project 2012/10/09

Congratulations Dr. Mary Bryson, Professor in LLED, on the recently awarded CIHR Operating Grant. Dr. Bryson is co-investigator on the grant worth $273,359. This 3-year project, entitled HPV Vaccination Discourses, Practices and Spaces: Affects and Effects on Youth’s Bodies and Subjectivities, will investigate how the Human Papillomavirus vaccine (HPVV) discourses have impacted Canadian youth, and specifically how these discourses […] More


CIHR Café Scientifique Award

Congratulates Dr. Lynn Miller, Associate Professor, ECPS, on receiving a CIHR Café Scientifique award. The $3000 award will contribute to a CIHR Café Scientifique event entitled, An AnxieTEA Party: Why Should We Worry About Childhood Anxiety? Dr. Miller’s co-applicant on the initiative is Dr. Maureen Whittal, Psychiatry, UBC Faculty of Medicine. CIHR’s Café Scientifique program offers unique opportunities to engage […] More


Bringing Museums to Life 2012/10/05

When Renee Zhang moved from Beijing to Madison, Wisconsin to learn English, she often took her friend’s kids to a children’s museum for some fun and hands-on learning. Now, she is enrolled in a program that will allow her to create this kind of magic. Zhang, who has a law degree from China Women’s University, […] More


Minister of Veterans Affairs Visit 2012/10/03

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, visited the Faculty of Education for a special meeting on the Veterans Transition Network. On October 1, 2012, Minister Blaney visited the Faculty of Education to discuss the Veterans Transition Program (VTP), a special project led by Dr. Marvin Westwood. The only program of its kind in […] More