President Gupta Address at the Vancouver Board of Trade Luncheon
October 1, 2014
NITEP Kamloops Field Centre Visit and Alumni Social
October 10, 2014
On October 10, Dean Frank accompanied Jessica La Rochelle, Assistant Director NITEP, on a visit to the Kamloops NITEP Field Centre. Following the visit, Dean Frank and 2014 Alumni Teacher Award Co-Winner, Cheryl Sebastian, co-hosted a Faculty of Education alumni lunch at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC.
NITEP Duncan Field Centre Visit and Alumni Social
October 15, 2014
On October 15, Dean Frank accompanied Jessica La Rochelle, Assistant Director NITEP, on a visit to the Duncan NITEP Field Centre. Following the visit, the Dean hosted a gathering for Faculty of Education alumni at Vancouver Island University in Duncan, BC.
Meeting with Deputy Minister Dave Byng
October 17, 2014
Visitors from the National Academy of Education Administration (NAEA)
October 20, 2014
Dalai Lama visits John Oliver Secondary
October 21, 2014
Dr. Frank was honoured to be among the 1400 students, educators and parents present when the 14th Dalai Lama visited John Oliver Secondary School on the first day of his three-day visit to Vancouver, October 21. The Dalai Lama was joined on stage by five students from around the province who had the rare opportunity to speak one-on-one with the spiritual leader. Following the visit, the Dalai Lama spent the day at his Heart-Mind Summit at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
November 5, 2014
On November 5, the Dean and faculty members gathered in the 4th floor lounge for one in a series of, “Faculty Conversations.” Topics of discussion for this session included: what makes for a superior Faculty; how to ensure the success of newly appointed faculty members; how to ensure the work of our faculty remains relevant to the concerns of the community; how to showcase the best ideas generated by our scholars.
Trip to Shanghai, China
November 8, 2014
During the week of November 8 – 15, Dr. Frank travelled to Shanghai, China at the invitation of Dean Zhang Hua at the Hangzhou Normal University (HNU), who graciously offered to cover all travel costs associated with the trip. The purpose of the trip was to build and strengthen collaborative relationships between UBC and HNU. The Dean also visited East China Normal University (ECNU), where he met with Dean Yuan Zhenguo.
While in Shanghai, Dean Frank joined Dr. William Pinar, Professor and Canada Research Chair, Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy, at the International Forum on Life-Inquiry Curriculum Conference, where Dr. Pinar was a keynote speaker.
UBC Alumni Achievement Awards
November 19, 2014
Phi Delta Kappa Panel
November 26, 2014
November 28, 2014
In the House with Kate Hammett-Vaughan
December 3, 2014
Dean Frank was pleased to host a full house of Faculty of Education alumni and friends on December 3 at Cecil Green Park House, featuring an incredible performance by jazz vocalist Kate Hammett-Vaughan.
NITEP Alumni Event
December 5, 2014
Cancer’s Margins Digital Storytelling Group Premiere
December 9, 2014
On December 9, Dr. Frank gave welcoming remarks at the world premiere of the Cancer’s Margins Digital Storytelling Group, Filmmakers in Attendance Screening and Celebration. As each of the nine Cancer’s Margins digital stories were viewed, the story author gave a few words on what making their story meant to them.
Ponderosa Commons Phase 2 “Topping Off”
December 12, 2014
On December 12, Dean Blye Frank, along with Dr. Tom Sork, Senior Associate Dean International, Tracy Wyman, Project Director, Zoe Campbell, Director of Development & Alumni Engagement, and Dr. Michelle Stack, Deputy Head and Associate Professor, Department of Educational Studies, donned hard hats and steel-toed boots to visit the Ponderosa Commons Phase Two construction site for a “topping off.” The group traveled to the tower’s roof top, where Dean Frank participated in a ceremonial pour of concrete along with Andrew Parr, Managing Director, Student Housing and Hospitality Services (SHHS), members of the SHHS team, and representatives from Urban One Builders.