November 29, 2022
We are pleased to announce the second extension of the appointment of Dr. Jan Hare, Dean, pro tem of the UBC Faculty of Education.
Dr. Hare, an Anishinaabe Anishinaabe scholar and educator from the M’Chigeeng First Nation, is the first Indigenous person and the second woman to serve as Dean of the UBC Faculty of Education. She has served as Dean pro tem for the Faculty since July 1, 2021. This second extension of her appointment is for the period July 1, 2023, until the earlier of June 30, 2024, or the appointment of the new Dean.
Dr. Hare is a professor in the Department of Language and Literary Education and holds a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Indigenous Pedagogy. She previously served as the Associate Dean, Indigenous Education and the director of the Indigenous Teacher Education Program (NITEP). Her work during those years in these capacities advanced local, provincial and national directives in Indigenous education, resulting in new programs and pathways for Indigenous learners, as well as transforming teaching, learning and research to be more responsive to Indigenous knowledges.
Dr. Hare is engaged in shaping UBC priorities, including serving on the Indigenous Strategic Plan Implementation Committee, the Indigenous Engagement Working Group on the Climate Emergency Task Force and the Joint Committee for Assessing Indigenous Scholarship. As Dean pro tem, Dr. Hare has led the Faculty-wide response to the report of the Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence (ARIE) Task Force and the Faculty of Education’s internal Report of the Task Force on Race, Indigeneity and Social Justice. She has launched an ambitious program of re-engagement with partner organizations, donors, alumni and learning communities in British Columbia and beyond.
On the national stage, Dr. Hare is co-leading the revision of the Association of Canadian Deans of Education’s Accord on Indigenous Education. A priority for the remainder of Dr. Hare’s term is the revitalization of and support for research across the Faculty of Education, including in the Okanagan School of Education.
The search for the next dean of the Faculty of Education will commence in the spring of 2023 and more information on that search will be announced in the new year.
We are grateful to Dr. Hare for her steady hand in this leadership role and look forward to continue working with her and the Faculty of Education leadership team.
Provost and Vice-President, Academic, pro tem, UBC Vancouver
Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Okanagan