July 2019

Faculty of Education Alumni & Friends Pride Reception

July 31, 2019

Dr. Frank hosted the UBC Faculty of Education Alumni and Friends Pride Reception in his backyard garden. A proud member of the LGBTQ2SIA+ community, Dr. Frank and guests celebrated the start of Vancouver Pride Week.

Doctoral Exam for PhD Candidate Jessie Wall

July 29, 2019

Dr. Frank chaired a Doctoral Examination Committee for PhD Candidate Jessie Wall in her oral defense, “Parental Relational Processes with Coaches and Athletes in Early Specialization in Sport.” As chair, Dr. Frank represented the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, and ensured that the exam proceeded according to UBC policies.

Faculty and Staff Pride Convergence event

July 29, 2019

Dr. Frank provided opening remarks at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre for the UBC Faculty and Staff Pride Convergence event. Helping kick off Vancouver Pride celebrations at UBC, the UBC Pride Convergence is a way for UBC Faculty and staff members connect with others in the LGBTQ2SIA+ community.

Staff wellness afternoon

July 25, 2019

Dr. Frank welcomed Faculty of Education staff to the second annual wellness afternoon, featuring activities such as a bike tour of campus, cupcake decorating, and yoga. The Dean would like to thank the planning committee for all their hard work in organizing this fantastic event for their coworkers!

Ice cream social for teacher candidates

July 24, 2019

Dr. Frank and Dr. McTavish joined faculty and staff from the Teacher Education Office to serve ice cream bars to teacher candidates completing their final week of the 2018-19 academic year.

Farewell event for Jeff Todd, Executive Director of Alumni UBC

July 23, 2019

Dr. Frank attended the farewell event for Jeff Todd, Executive Director and interim Associate Vice President of Alumni UBC. Dr. Frank, along with other members of the Faculty, thanks Mr. Todd for all his work at UBC over the last decade and congratulates him as he begins his new role on the Board of Directors of Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education.

The Dean travels to Nelson, BC for the WKTEP Year-End Celebration

July 3 – 4, 2019

Dr. Frank travelled to Nelson BC for numerous events surrounding the Year-End Celebration of the West Kootenay Rural Teacher Education Program (WKTEP). Along with several members of the Faculty, Dr. Frank hosted the Graduation Celebration, an Alumni Event, and a Structured Dialogue with the teacher candidates. The West Kootenay Rural Teacher Education Program provides teacher candidates with the opportunity to develop professional qualities and effective practices for teaching in today’s complex learning environments. The program has a strong focus on community, collaboration, and innovation.

The Dean provides welcome remarks at the Summer Institute, Child Advocacy in Action: The Legacy of Janusz Korczak

July 2, 2019

Dr. Frank provided opening remarks on behalf of the Faculty of Education at the 2019 Summer Institute, Child Advocacy in Action: The Legacy of Janusz Korczak. At the event, he introduced The Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia and honorary patron of the Janusz Korczak Association of Canada. Her Honour delivered the opening address at the Summer Institute.