May 25, 2020
UBC Faculty of Education expresses our deepest gratitude towards The Edith Lando Charitable Foundation. The Edith Lando Charitable Foundation has gifted $1,000,000.00 towards the UBC Faculty of Education’s first ever Professorship in Refugee and Immigrant Youth & Family Counseling.
The number of refugees, asylum-seekers, and internally displaced people around the world is at historically high levels. At this moment, one in every 113 people on earth is now displaced due to persecution, violence or human rights violations. More than half of these refugees are children.
With the generosity of The Edith Lando Charitable Foundation, UBC Faculty of Education has been able to take the lead in establishing the Professorship in Counselling for Immigrant and Refugee Youth and Families to better understand and respond to current problems and needs of the immigrant children and families in settling in Canada. Faculty of Education will be a national leader in transforming the way Canadian classrooms welcome and educate refugee and immigrant students.
We are honored to recognize The Edith Lando Charitable Foundation’s leadership in creating this critical position by naming it The Edith Lando Professorship in Counselling for Immigrant and Refugee Youth and Families. With better research, informed policy-making, thoughtfully trained educators, and national leadership, we can give refugee students the best chance possible to thrive in their new home.