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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


In the Media: Tech supplement: the iclicker

Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin was featured in The Ubyssey recently, and discussed the use of “clickers” in the classroom. From the September 12, 2012 article by Coral Kasirer: Before the age of clickers, Milner-Bolotin recalls students raising coloured cards to signal their answer to a multiple choice question asked in class. These ABC or colour cards, […] More


In the Media: Dr. Mary Bryson’s LGBT Cancer Care Study

Dr. Mary Bryson’s CIHR-funded project looks at LGBT cancer care. Read an excerpt from article published in The Vancouver Sun on August 3, 2012 by Erin Ellis: Doctors receive about three hours of training on how to treat “sexually diverse” people and that means health risks are often overlooked, says a University of B.C. researcher. […] More


In the Media: Dr. Don Krug on Curriculum Changes

BC’s Ministry of Education is planning big changes to the K–12 curriculum. Dr. Don Krug, Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, was interviewed on CBC Radio’s The Early Edition on Tuesday, September 4, 2012. “Teachers have been using concepts for many, many years so I’m not sure that that is actually a novel […] More


In the media: Clickers Help Teachers in the Classroom

Dr. Marina Milner-Botolin was featured in The Globe and Mail, where she discussed the use of clickers in the classroom. From the May 3, 2012 edition, written by Anne McIlroy: “At the University of British Columbia, Marina Milner-Bolotin and her colleagues are putting together a database of clicker questions for the science and math curriculums […] More


The Role of the Teacher at UBC Dialogues 2012/10/02

Who is responsible for our children? Last month, Dr. Blye Frank, Dean and Professor at the Faculty of Education, participated in UBC Dialogues, a special panel discussion on the state of education and the role of teachers, organized by UBC Alumni Affairs. Moderated by CBC Radio’s Kathryn Gretsinger, the panel included professionals involved in teaching […] More


Beijing Normal University Visit

The Faculty of Education welcomed six professors from the Beijing Normal University’s Faculty of Education (BNU) this week. The visit included Dean Shi Zhongying and professors from the BNU Faculty of Education, who joined the Faculty of Education’s Dean’s Office to discuss possible collaborations between UBC and BNU. This visit from BNU is part of […] More


Year of Indigenous Education 2012/10/01

The Faculty of Education is proud to announce the launch of the Year of Indigenous Education for 2012/13.  Launching October 11, 2012, The Year of Indigenous Education brings students, community members, faculty, teachers, and leaders together to explore and celebrate issues related to Indigenous Education. The year of activities began with the Indigenous Education summer […] More


Alumni Profile: Brock Tully

Brock Tully is on a mission to prevent bullying, cruelty and violence in our world. Brock Tully’s inspirational story began forty-two years ago, when he left his family and friends in West Vancouver to embark on a life-changing bike trip across North America. Over a six-month period, he travelled 10,000 miles across thirty-three states in […] More


Bonny Norton Awarded Distinguished Scholar in Residence 2012/09/17

Professor Bonny Norton will be the Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies. Dr. Norton will research projects from the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies during the 2013/2014 academic year. A Distinguished University Scholar, Dr. Norton works as an applied linguist and language educator with the Department of Language and Literacy […] More


Meet Anne Pound

Meet Anne Pound, Admissions Officer with the Teacher Education Office in the Faculty of Education. For the last three years, Anne has helped future teachers navigate the world of applications, enrollment and entering the Bachelor of Education program. Anne’s position also involes recruiting and advising potential applicants, evaluating student applications, and making admission decisions. Fun […] More


New Appointments

UBC Faculty of Education Congratulates Faculty on Recent Appointments Congratulations to the following faculty who were recently appointed to new positions: Dr. Cash Ahenakew | Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Department of Educational Studies (EDST) Dr. Hongxia Shan | Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Department of Educational Studies (EDST) Dr. Sandrine Han | Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Department of Curriculum […] More