September 2019

Presentation on Professionalism – Okanagan School of Education

September 13, 2019

Dr. Frank travelled to Kelowna Friday September 13th to give his presentation on Professionalism to the newest teacher candidates in the Okanagan School of Education. Each year, Dr. Frank provides information on professionalism, standard of education, and code of ethics to the newest group of students.

The Dean travels to UBC Okanagan campus

September 13, 2019

Dr. Frank travels to Kelowna, BC to attend several meetings on the Okanagan campus that pertains to the Education portfolio and potential partnerships across campuses.

Presentation on Professionalism – Elementary and Middle Years’ student cohort

September 12, 2019

Dr. Frank presented on Professionalism to the newest teacher candidates in the Elementary and Middle Years Teacher Education program. Each year, Dr. Frank provides information on professionalism, standard of education, and code of ethics to the newest group of students.

ALDP celebration for Fran Watters

September 12, 2019

Dr. Frank attended the celebration reception for Fran Watters, as she leaves her role as ALDP Program Director. The Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP) is a cohort-based, leadership development program offered by UBC each year to new Department Heads, Program Directors, Associate Deans and academic leaders in related roles at UBC.

Committee of Deans’ Meeting

September 11, 2019

Dr. Frank met Wednesday morning with the other UBC Vancouver deans for their bimonthly committee meeting at the Graduate Studies Building. The deans focus on building stronger connections and transformative learning, as part of UBC’s academic strategy.

Donuts with the Dean

September 10, 2019

Dr. Frank welcomed Faculty of Education students, staff, and faculty back to campus with our annual Donuts with the Dean event in the Scarfe foyer. The Dean, along with members of the Senior Leadership Team and Teacher Education Office, served donuts, coffee, and light refreshments to new and returning student cohorts in as they began their academic year.

Task Force on Cross-Campus Collaboration

September 10, 2019

Dr. Frank is chairing a bi-campus Task Force on Cross-Campus Collaboration. Comprising members of UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan senior leadership, the task force create a road map for the two campuses to work more collaboratively in areas of finance, governance, and student learning, among other areas.

Veteran Friendly Campus Announcement

September 9, 2019

Dr. Frank joined Dr. Ainsley Carry, VP Students to announce the UBC Veteran Friendly Campus initiative. As part of President Ono’s commitment to make UBC a “veteran friendly” campus, the initiative will include a new Royal Canadian Legion Branch on campus, access to mental health resources, a military association, a Veterans’ service hub, priority access to housing and other elements.

Presentation to Distinguished Visitors from China

September 9, 2019

Dr. Frank gave a presentation on Monday morning to a visiting delegation of faculty members from Chinese normal universities and faculties of education. The delegation consisted of senior faculty members, peers, and associate deans of universities with which the Faculty of Education works with in its international programs.

SFU Faculty Reception: Kris Magnusson, Acknowledging a Decade of Leadership

September 5, 2019

Dr. Frank attended the SFU Faculty of Education’s reception for their outgoing dean, Dr. Kris Magnusson. After serving the Faculty for a decade, Dr. Magnusson completed his final term in the summer of 2020.

Welcome Lunch for First Year NITEP Students

September 3, 2019

Dr. Frank hosted lunch for the incoming NITEP students on the first day of their new term. As a welcoming gesture, Dr. Frank met with the student cohort and shared insights about the Faculty and UBC.