January 16, 2023
Scholarships totalling $10,000 have been made available annually through a gift from Dr. Robert Quartermain, in honour of Dean Blye Frank, who served as Dean of the Faculty of Education for ten years. The award supports outstanding Faculty of Education graduate students whose research focuses on creating education policy and education curriculum, and educating educators in SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity)-inclusive education.
Dean Frank (BA, BEd, MEd, PhD) served as Professor and Head of the Division of Medical Education in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University before joining UBC as Dean of the Faculty of Education in 2011. His research focuses on equity, diversity and inclusion in education and healthcare, and it played a vital role in developing the Faculty of Education’s SOGI Inclusive Education Initiative and the ARC Foundation’s SOGI 123 program, which helps educators make schools more inclusive for all learners.
In 2006, Dean Frank received the May Cohen Gender Equity, Diversity and Gender Award from the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada, and in 2021 he was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Acadia Alumni Association.
Scholarships are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Education, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. The inaugural Dean Blye Frank Graduate Scholarships in Education will be awarded in the spring of 2023.
Now accepting applications until February 22, 2023, 4 pm PT.