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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


Wade Grant Honoured with Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal 2013/01/24

He’s making a difference in local communities. Musqueam Councillor Wade Grant was recently recognized for his dedicated community service with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Wade Grant is a UBC alumnus (BA Political Science, 2002) and is currently a member of the Faculty of Education Dean’s External Advisory Committee. He was first elected […] More


New MA Program in Educational Studies Launched 2013/01/08

Social justice is a key pillar of the re-launched MA Program in Educational Studies. Join world class researchers, instructors and students at the UBC Faculty of Education. Offering degree programs that combine academic rigour, leading research and practical skills, Faculty of Education graduates move on to be inspiring teachers, influential researchers and leaders in public […] More


In the News: Creating citizens who are empathetic

Research by Associate Professor Kimberly Schonert-Reichl was recently featured in a Globe & Mail article on the need for schools to create empathetic citizens. Read an excerpt from the commentary by Nikhil Goyal: “It’s remarkable to see how babies remake these kids. In a wonderful piece for the New York Times, after observing Roots of […] More


In the News: BC’s Grade 4 Students are Top of the Class

Recent assessment tests show that BC’s Grade 4 students are among the strongest readers in the world. Charles Ungerleider, Professor in Educational Studies at the UBC Faculty of Education, spoke about teaching and assessment in a recent Vancouver Sun article on the subject. Read an excerpt from the story by Christopher Reynolds below: Canada’s relatively […] More


In the News: The role of social isolation in crime

Professor Shelley Hymel comments on the role of social isolation and “loners” in response to the tragic shooting at a Newtown, Conneticut elementary school. Read an excerpt from the December 18, 2012 story by Fabiola Carletti for CBC.ca below: Shelley Hymel, a professor at the University of British Columbia who studies child and social development, […] More


We’re Moving: Department of Educational Studies

The Department of Educational Studies (EDST) in Ponderosa Annex H has moved to 1933 West Mall (WMAX) effective December 14, 2012. Most faculty members’ offices, two classrooms and the computer lab are situated in this new location. Please visit campus Wayfinding to see the temporary location until the move to the new Education at Ponderosa Commons, expected in 2015.   All EDST […] More


UBC Education Alumnus Spreads Literacy in Afghanistan 2013/01/03

Lauryn Oates believes that literacy is the key to helping Afghanistan achieve permanent stability, security and gender equality. Since 2008, Lauryn Oates has worked with Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan), to spread literacy and life skills to under-educated children, youth and women. The dedicated CW4WAfghan projects director recently graduated with a PhD in Language […] More


In the News: Kindness Matters

A research study by Professor Kimberly Schonert-Reichl on bullying and kindness was recently featured in a number of international publications. More


In the News: Anti-Bullying Strategies Are Elusive

Professor Shelley Hymel was recently included in a story about anti-bullying strategies across Canada. From the Ottawa Citizen article published on December 7, 2012: The wide variation between policies might not necessarily be a bad thing, says University of British Columbia professor Shelley Hymel, as long as governments and schools are adopting strategies based on […] More


In the News: Suicide Rates Among Aboriginal Youth

Disconnection from land and culture are key reasons for high rates of suicide among aboriginal youth. Two Faculty of Education researchers, Sharon Thira and Rod McCormick, were recently featured in The Vancouver Sun. Both are researchers with Kloshe Tillicum – The Network Environment for Aboriginal Health Research for BC and the Yukon, in the Department of […] More


In the News: How to Cover Youth Suicide in the Media

Educational Studies Associate Professor, Michelle Stack, writes about media coverage of youth suicides in a special commentary in the Globe & Mail newspaper. Read an excerpt from the December 12, 2012, article: In the late 1990s, as a communications director for the BC Children’s Commission, an office that investigated child deaths, I worked with journalists […] More


Preventing Bullying Starts with Kindness and Peer Acceptance 2013/01/02

Children who make an effort to perform acts of kindness are happier and experience greater acceptance from their peers. More


Teach Teachers to Be Advocates

Dean Blye Frank was recently featured in a special series on “Inspiring Ideas for 2013” in The Tyee. Read an excerpt from the story by Katie Hyslop below: When asked if teachers in training, facing increasing student needs in an under-resourced education system, should learn to be fundraisers in school, University of British Columbia Education […] More


Join the Fitness Challenge with Walkabout

The UBC Faculty of Education is launching its 7th Annual walking challenge, Walkabout 2013. Launching on January 16, 2013, Walkabout is an annual tradition at the Faculty of Education. Teams of staff, students, faculty, and community members participate in a nine-week walking challenge to promote good health and fitness in the new year. How To […] More


Marvin Westwood Receives Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award 2012/12/18

Professor Marvin Westwood was recently recognized for his work on the Veterans Transition Program with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. Dr. Marvin Westwood (seated on the right of the above photo) is pictured in a dramatization of some of the work done through the Veterans Transition Program. Dr. Marvin Westwood, Professor in the Department of […] More


Building Connections between UBC’s Two Faculties of Education

Dr. Blye Frank recently met with Dr. Lynn Bosetti, Dean of the Faculty of Education at UBC Okanagan, as part of an ongoing effort to strengthen relationships and discuss work done by both faculties. On November 22 and 23, Dr. Lynn Bosetti, Dean of the Faculty of Education at UBC Okanagan, hosted Dr. Frank to […] More


Paul Martin Honored at UBC Education Fall Congregation 2012 2012/12/17

The Honorable Paul Martin, former Prime Minister of Canada, received an honorary degree during the Fall Congregation ceremony for Teacher Education graduates at UBC. Above photo: At the podium, the Honorable Paul Martin addresses students, staff, faculty and community members, as members of the UBC President’s Office, senior leadership and Education faculty look on. Over […] More


Gift of Sharing with United Way

Two dedicated UBC staff are leading the Faculty of Education to build community and help those in need through a fun, annual BBQ. For the past four years, Jacinta Harris-Marcadier, Executive Administrator with the Dean’s Office, and Saroj Chand, Administrative Manager for the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, have organized annual fundraising events to benefit […] More


Getting To Know Jessica La Rochelle 2012/12/07

Meet Jessica La Rochelle, Assistant Director of the Native Indian Teacher Education Program (NITEP). Jessica’s heritage is Sto:lo, from the Sts’ailes (Chehalis) First Nation, and Trinidadian. Jessica oversees the day-to-day operations of the NITEP Office, including recruitment, admission, retention of students and communications. Fun Fact About Jessica La Rochelle: My favourite book growing up was Charlotte’s […] More


Holiday Office Closures 2012/11/27

The Dean’s Office will be closed on the following dates: Tuesday, December 4, 2012:  Closed 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 for Year-end Faculty-Wide Gathering Wednesday, December 5, 2012:  Closed 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for Staff Holiday Party Wednesday, December 12, 2012: Closed 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for Dean’s Office Department Lunch If you have […] More


Research Highlight: Autism Spectrum Disorders 2012/11/21

The Faculty of Education is leading the field with research in autism spectrum disorders through the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration (CIRCA). More


Aboriginal Doctoral Students Graduate 2012/11/20

Largest class of Aboriginal doctoral students graduate from UBC Faculty of Education in 2012. Eleven Aboriginal doctoral students will graduate from the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Education this year – the largest number to graduate from an education faculty in any Canadian university in one year.“A doctoral degree is always a significant accomplishment, […] More


Staff Recognized for Service

Six members of the Faculty of Education were recently honored at a special dinner for staff who have completed 25 or 35 years of service at UBC. More


Getting To Know May Mei Liu 2012/11/19

Meet May Mei Liu, Financial Processing Specialist with the Faculty of Education’s Professional Development & Community Engagement (PDCE) unit. As a financial processing specialist, May Liu’s main responsibilities are administering expenses related to PDCE programs and courses, including creating appointments for instructors and graduate teaching assistants. She also assists with payroll follow-up and the financial-reporting […] More


Getting to Know Faye DeAbreu

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