May 2018

Cmolik Foundation Awards Celebration 2018

May 31, 2018

The Dean attended an awards ceremony for the Cmolik Foundation. The foundation provides opportunities for youth who have experienced adversity in their lives by supporting them through undergraduate and post-secondary training, mentorship, field trips and summer camps.

Alumni and Friends Reception in Regina in Conjuction with CSSE

May 29, 2018

Dean Frank, Dr. Suzanne Scott, Assistant Dean, Development & Alumni Engagement, and Michael Murphy, Alumni Engagement Manager, hosted an Alumni and Friends reception in Regina in conjunction with CSSE at the University of Regina.

In 2019 the Faculty of Education, UBC, will host CSSE within Congress; we look forward to seeing you there!

Check out photos from the event here

Dean Frank providing opening remarks

Congress 2018

May 26 – May 30

The Dean attended Congress 2018 in Regina, Saskatchewan. He spoke on a panel by the Association of Canadian Deans in Education (ACDE) on "Preparing Educators for Teaching Beyond the Canadian K-12 Sector", and attended other lectures. Dr. Frank gave opening remarks at an Education alumni reception for the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) and discussed Congress 2019, which will be held at the University of British Columbia.

About Congress:
Unrivaled in scope and impact, the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is the convergence of over 70 scholarly associations, each holding their annual conference under one umbrella. Now in its 87th year, this flagship event is much more than Canada’s largest gathering of scholars. 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.

Physical Alumni Builder Award

May 22, 2018

Dean Frank met with Mr. Leon Tuey and Ms. Joan Tuey of the Tuey Charitable Foundation to present them with the Physical Alumni Builder Award. This award recognizes their significant contributions to Faculty of Education development, student support bursaries and scholarships. We thank them for their ongoing support!

Read more about the Alumni Builder Award here.

UBCO Provost Search Short List Interviews

May 25, 2018

An advisory committee has been formed to provide recommendations to UBC’s Board of Governors for the appointment of UBC Okanagan’s next Provost and Vice-Principal Academic. With the hiring process ongoing, the Dean attended as a member of the committee for the short list interviews and debrief.

Faculty of Education Congregation Ceremonies

May 24, 2018

On May 24th the Dean attended the Congregation of our most recent undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students. Over 550 students crossed the stage at the Chan Centre to collect their Diplomas and Degrees from the Faculty of Education and the School of Kinesiology. Congratulations to all of our graduates! We wish them all the best of luck as they move into their careers and continued studies.

NITEP and Indigenous Education Review

May 14-16

From May 14th-16th, Dean Frank met with NITEP External Reviewers Dr. Jacqueline Ottmann, Dr. Evelyn Steinhauer, and Dr. Michelle Pidgeon at the Office of Indigenous Education to undertake a formal review of NITEP, UBC's Indigenous Teacher Education Program, as well as seek guidance for Indigenous graduate education programs and Indigenous education in teacher education. Dean Frank and the external reviewers considered where the program has been, where it is going, and how it should best go about getting there. The Office of Indigenous Education's Strategic Plan will inform the Faculty of Education’s Strategic plan, especially in areas of engagement with Indigenous communities, and is continuing to seek input until the end of May 2018 with a community questionnaire, departmental feedback, and a meeting with Musqueam First Nation.

UBC-Okanagan Provost Search Short List Interviews

May 18th, 2018

On Friday, May 18th, Dean Blye Frank met with and interviewed the shortlisted Provost candidates for UBC-O, along with the leadership team, and the Provost Office team.

14th Annual IDAHOT Breakfast

May 17th, 2018

The Dean was proudly in attendance at the 14th Annual International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, which took place on May 17th at the Sheraton Wall Centre. At the event our very own Dr. Mary Bryson gave a keynote address on the Awkward Choreographies from Cancer’s Margins, examining how minority sexuality and/or gender shape cancer health experiences. The event was a benefit for QMUNITY, which is a non-profit organization based in Vancouver, BC that works to improve queer, trans, and Two-Spirit lives.

May Faculty Meeting & Teaching Awards

May 9, 2018

The Dean hosted the monthly Education Faculty Meeting in order to discuss department updates. There was a formal congratulations given to Dr. Kerry Renwick for completing the International Program for the Scholarship of Educational Leadership and the yearly teaching awards were announced. The Killam Teaching Award was presented to Dr. Cash Ahenakew and Dr. Karen Meyer, the Sessional & Lecturer Teaching Award was presented to Dr. Bathseba Opini and the Killam Graduate Teahing Award was presented to Geralyn Ruissen and Randip Gill.

ALDP Year-End Celebration

May 8, 2018

Year-End Celebration reception for the Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP). Over the past nine months the 2017-18 ALDP cohort of Heads, Directors, Associate Deans, and academic leaders in related roles have engaged wholeheartedly in an array of workshops and studios starting with the Boot Camp last August, as well as coaching, feedback and other leadership development opportunities in order to enhance their effectiveness and contribute to their personal satisfaction in their new roles. Dr. Shelley Hymel and Dr. Mark Carpenter from the Faculty of Education completed the program.

ABCDE Meeting

May 4, 2018

Dean Frank attended an Association of British Columbia Deans of Education (ABCDE) meeting, which represents the Province’s nine teacher education programs, and promotes the exchange of ideas with the objective of enhancing opportunities for British Columbia’s children.

2018 BC Teacher Education Roundtable

May 3 – May 4, 2018

Dean Frank attended the 2018 BC Teacher Education Roundtable held at Simon Fraser University. This year’s theme was Beyond Inclusion: Rights, Responsibilities and Relational Pedagogies, and the panel discussion was led by Mitch Stoddard, Brenda E. Taylor, and Sheila Rawnsley.