Dean’s Community Engagement Series

Join Dr. Jan Hare, UBC Dean of Education, pro tem, for the second annual speaker series putting a spotlight on important questions and significant priorities that are engaging educators today.

This series brings together researchers, practitioners and BC school district leaders uniquely impacted by the topic. There will be opportunities for interactive engagement throughout each session allowing for a fulsome discussion on the topic.


Each session will feature a keynote sharing their research and experience on the topic, followed by a member of a BC school district giving a local perspective. Sessions will either be held fully online or in a hybrid format. Learn more about each session by clicking below!

Developing & Supporting Culturally Responsive School Leadership

with Dr. Jo Lampert (La Trobe University) & Teresa Downs (Gold Trail School District)

OCTOBER 11, 2022 | 4:30-6:00pm PDT
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Strength-Focused Approaches to Promoting Wellness Among IBPoC Youth in Schools

with Dr. Farzana Saleem (Stanford University) & Marcel Cadogan (Surrey School District)

NOVEMBER 15, 2022 | 4:30-6:00pm PDT
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Embracing Diversity & Addressing Racism: Exploring Asian Canadian Culture in K-12 Settings

with Dr. Marissa Largo (York University), Baren Tsui & Navshina Savory (Richmond School District)

FEBRUARY 28, 2023 | 4:30-6:00pm PST
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Rethinking Wellness and How to Thrive as a School Leader

with Dr. Sabre Cherkowski (UBC Okanagan’s School of Education)

April 25, 2023 | 4:30-6:00pm PST
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