June 2019

The Dean provides welcome remarks at the Orchard Garden Summer Solstice Celebration

June 27, 2019

Dr. Frank provided opening remarks at the Orchard Garden Summer Solstice Celebration on behalf of the Faculty of Education. The celebration gave individuals of the UBC Community a chance to socialize, tour the garden, and participate in garden activities. The Solstice Celebration was planned and organized by the thirteen UBC elementary and middle years’ teacher candidates who are participating in a Community Field Experience in the Orchard Garden this year, along with the graduate students from the Orchard Garden team.

The Dean attends a Committee of Deans Meeting

June 26, 2019

Dr. Frank met with other UBC deans for their monthly Committee of Deans meeting in the Old Administration Building on Wednesday. Together with the Provost, the deans work to advance UBC’s academic strategy.

The Dean tours the Rare Books and Special Collections Exhibition, “A Queer Century, 1896 – 1969”

June 25, 2019

Dr. Frank, Dr. Carr, Dr. Quartermain, and Dr. Scott toured the Rare Books and Special Collections Exhibition, “A Queer Century, 1896 – 1969,” in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Collection curators Dr. Gregory Mackie and Dr. Kyle Frackman showed the group an exhibition promoting UBC’s expanding treasure-trove of queer cultural history, most of which was made possible through the Jane Rule Endowment for the Study of Human Relationships.

The Dean attends dinner and a Signing Ceremony with the National Education Examinations Authority and Paragon Testing Enterprise

June 24 – 25, 2019

Dr. Frank attended dinner with the National Education Examinations Authority and Paragon Testing Enterprise at the Victoria Chinese Restaurant in downtown Vancouver. Attendees included representatives from the Chinese Consulate in Vancouver (NEEA) and Paragon Testing Enterprises. The dinner preceded a Signing Ceremony to deliver the Canadian Academic English Language Test – Computer Education (CAEL CE) in the People’s Republic of China.

The Dean attends UBC Opera’s production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’

June 21, 2019

Dr. Frank attended UBC Opera’s production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’ at UBC’s Old Auditorium. The UBC Opera Ensemble, founded in 1995, educates and promotes gifted young opera singers while preparing them for international careers.

The Dean participates in the Queer and/or Trans and Allies Community Celebration

June 19, 2019

Dr. Frank and Dr. Carr joined UBC Equity and Inclusion’s afternoon celebration for community building with queer and/or trans* students, faculty, staff, and allies. The celebration was a space to network and recognize the leadership and resilience of those championing queer and trans visibility and inclusion at UBC, and explored further opportunities to support an inclusive campus community.

The Dean travels to Royal Roads University to join in the Academic Procession for the Installation Ceremony of Dr. Philip Steenkamp

June 18, 2019

Dr. Frank participated in Royal Roads University’s Convocation ceremony for the installation of President Philip Steenkamp. The installation ceremony of Dr. Philip Steenkamp, the university’s fourth President and Vice-Chancellor, coincided with the university’s 45th Convocation.

The Dean attends Creating Champions: Discussion Panel

June 13, 2019

Dr. Frank attended the Creating Champions: Discussion Panel on the Professional Master’s degree in High Performance Coaching and Technical Leadership. Hosted by the School of Kinesiology asked the panelists how to explore the innovative impacts of the HPCTL program from both the student and high performance sport sectors.

The Dean travels to Kelowna to participate in the Okanagan Leadership Retreat

June 12, 2019

The Dean travelled to Kelowna to participate in the Okanagan Leadership Team’s retreat. To gear up for the new academic year, Dr. Frank and others in the Okanagan Leadership Team met to discuss budgets, capital planning, and the strategic plans of each Faculty.

The Dean hosts the Donor Wall unveiling in the Neville Scarfe foyer

June 11, 2019

The Dean hosted the unveiling of the Faculty of Education’s new donor wall in the Neville Scarfe foyer. The Donor Wall and Traditional Robes case is a public tribute to the donor community that supports the Faculty of Education.

The Dean attends Equity and Inclusion in Canadian Universities: How Do We Get There?

June 10, 2019

The Dean attended the a panel session provided by UBC’s Equity and Inclusion Office, titled Equity and Inclusion at Canadian Universities: How Do We Get There? The session, provided four thought leaders on equity and inclusion to address questions of equity, inclusion, diversity, and much more.

The Dean attends the Vancouver Summer Program’s Welcome Event

June 10, 2019

Dr. Frank attended the Vancouver Summer Program’s Welcome Event for their first group of cohorts this summer. The event took place at the Nest; with over 350 students registered in the Faculty of Education’s program alone, the four-week academic program provides the opportunity to take academic courses while learning about Canadian practices and culture.

The Dean travels to Kelowna to participate in the Academic Procession during UBCO School of Education Convocation Ceremony

June 7, 2019

On June 7, 2019, the Dean attended the June 2019 Convocation ceremony of the Okanagan School of Education’s most recent undergraduate students. Congratulations to all of our graduates; we wish them all the best of luck as they move into careers and continued studies!

The Dean presents a Webinar, titled Inclusion for Sexual and Gender Diversity

June 6, 2019

Dr. Frank, Dr. Carr, and Ms. Peggy Lunn presented on Inclusion for Sexual and Gender Diversity: Language, Practices, Culture & Resources for the Ontario Library Association through the Education Institute. This webinar aligns with SOGI UBC’s project outcome to reach out to other faculties and institutions to share SOGI-inclusive education content and practices.

The Dean hosts Changing My Mind: Margaret Trudeau Speaks on Mental Health

June 5, 2019

Dr. Frank hosted Ms. Margaret Trudeau for the Development and Alumni Engagement event, Changing My Mind: Margaret Trudeau Speaks on Mental Health. A respected mental-health issues advocate, Margaret Trudeau spoke of her own mental health stories and the importance of nurturing the body, mind, and spirit.

The Dean attends The Sherman Lecture during Congress/ CSSE 2019

June 4, 2019

Dr. Frank attended the Sherman Lecture in memory of the late Dr. Ann Sherman during Congress 2019. This year’s presentation, Dbwewin: On the Pedagogy of Truth, Dr. Sheila Cote-Meek has played a lead role in the development of the Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre, the Master of Indigenous Relations program, and the Maamwizing Indigenous Research Institute at Laurentian University.

The Dean hosts a UBC Alumni and Friends Reception during Congress/ CSSE 2019

June 4, 2019

Dr. Frank hosted an Alumni and Friends reception event on the 18th floor student lounge in Ponderosa Commons Cedar House. The event was an opportunity for alumni, students, and faculty members on campus during Congress/ CSSE 2019 to gather together and receive the latest news about the UBC Faculty of Education and the UBCO School of Education.

The Dean chairs an ACDE Session during Congress/ CSSE 2019

June 3, 2019

Dr. Frank chaired the ACDE session, Sexual and Gender Diversity and Inclusive Updates from Canadian Faculties of Education. Co-sponsored by Queer Studies in Education and Culture, Dr. Frank moderated this ACDE Session during Congress/ CSSE 2019.

The Dean welcomes visiting scholars to the President’s Reception for CSSE during Congress/ CSSE 2019

June 3, 2019

Dr. Frank welcomed visiting Canadian scholars, educators, researchers, and practitioners that attended the Canadian Society for the Study of Education’s annual conference at Congress 2019. The Dean was delighted to share with his colleagues the work we do in the Faculty of Education, as well as wish everyone a successful conference.

The Dean hosts the ACDE Annual General Meeting breakfast during Congress 2019

June 2, 2019

Dr. Frank hosts the Annual General Meeting for ACDE during Congress 2019. The Association of Canadian Deans of Education is an association of Deans, Directors, or Chairs of Canadian Faculties, Schools, Colleges, or Departments of Education committed to pan-Canadian leadership in professional and teacher education, educational research, and policy in universities, and university-colleges.

The Dean attends several ACDE Sessions during Congress/ CSSE 2019

June 2 – 4, 2019

Dr. Frank attended several ACDE sessions during Congress/ CSSE 2019 at UBC this past week. The annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences brings together over 70 scholarly associations, such as the Canadian Society for the Study of Education. Spanning the first week of June, and attracting over 8000 attendees, Congress brings together academics, researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners to share findings, refine ideas, and build partnerships that will help shape the Canada of tomorrow.

The Dean welcomes the CSSE Plenary Speaker Dr. Jo-ann Archibald during Congress/CSSE 2019

June 2, 2019

Dr. Blye Frank welcomed the Plenary speaker Dr. Jo-ann Arhcibald during Congress/ CSSE 2019. Dr. Jo-ann Archibald shared Indigenous stories and perspectives bout the success and challenges of bringing Indigeneity, reconciliation, and education together in Canadian education early learning, K/12, and post-secondary contexts.

The Dean hosts the CSSE 2019 Cocktail Reception and Dinner for Deans of Education

June 1, 2019

Dr. Frank hosted a Cocktail party and dinner for ACDE members and spouses during CSSE 2019. With more than 1200 education scholars gathered on the UBC campus for the week of Congress, the dinner was a celebration of the fellowship as deans, directors, and chairs of education in Canadian faculties of education.