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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


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