News & Events

Rethinking Wellness and How to Thrive as a School Leader | April 25, 2023

This virtual session will feature Dr. Sabre Cherkowski of UBC Okanagan's School of Education, followed by a panel discussion featuring school and school district leader voices from across BC. Explore strategies to support the wellbeing of teachers and school leaders and rethink how to thrive in the education system. More

Roundtable on Climate, Sustainability, and Education | April 25, 2023

Addressing the climate emergency is a strategic priority for the Faculty of Education at UBC. Research, teaching, scholarship and community engagement on a range of areas that concern climate and sustainability is occurring across the Faculty. To better understand the work in this area undertaken by faculty colleagues, faculty are invited to participate in the Faculty of Education Roundtable on Climate, Sustainability and Education. More

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AERA Reception | April 15, 2023

Dr. Jan Hare, Dean pro tem, is pleased to host the annual UBC Faculty of Education Reception for faculty, graduate students, alumni and friends at the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) 2023 Conference. If you are interested in attending, please fill out the form below. We look forward to seeing you there! When Saturday, April […] More

Indigenous youth: Nurturing the next generation | March 30, 2023

Community can be a cornerstone of identity and social connections can provide individuals with a sense of belonging, support, and guidance. That guidance may be influential, or even crucial, in making life decisions. These experiences, connections, and relationships can motivate community members to ensure the future growth, health, and success of the next generation. Attend […] More

Hybrid Work Program Evaluation: Staff focus group discussions | March 28 and 31, 2023

Faculty of Education staff are invited to attend focus group discussions that will assist in evaluating the effectiveness of our current Hybrid Work Program. If you have feedback or ideas to share, we want to hear from you! Please register for one of the following discussion sessions. All feedback collected during the focus group discussions […] More

Connecting Online Safely | March 27, 2023

When youths want to turn socializing into screen time, parents often become concerned about online hazards — and all of this is understandable. We’re addressing these issues in our Online Safety and Digital Wellness series. Part one, “Preventing online harm,” looks at how to curb social media abuse and misuse. In this second part, three […] More


Dr. Cash Ahenakew receives 2023–24 UBC Research Excellence Cluster fund

UBC Education Associate Professor Dr. Cash Ahenakew was awarded 2023–24 UBC Research Excellence Cluster funding for his research project Beyond Window-Dressing Reconciliation in Health: Settler-Clinician Responsibilities. More

My Broken Heart documentary: A conversation with Dr. Jillianne Code

March 23, 2023 Dr. Jillianne Code, assistant professor and researcher at the UBC Faculty of Education, is featured in a documentary that follows three heart transplant patients over five years. The documentary, My Broken Heart, premiers Sunday, March 26, 2023 at the HeartLife Foundation Canada Fundraiser at the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) Centre in […] More

Free Online Anti-racism Awareness Course

On the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, we highlight this free online course on anti-racism awareness developed by Dr. Bathseba Opini and team. The course is offered through the Professional Development & Community Engagement unit of the Faculty of Education. More


DaeYoung Goh receives the 2022 Curriculum Journal Editors’ Choice Award from the British Educational Research Association

The annual Curriculum Journal Editors’ Choice Award, which recognizes the best paper published in the journal in 2022, was awarded to Daeyoung Goh for his paper Rethinking textbooks as active social agents in interpretivist research. More


Congratulations to 2022 UBC Partnership Recognition and Exploration Fund recipients

Congratulations to UBC Education graduate student Sarah Panofsky and faculty members Drs. Anusha Kassan and Jasmin Ma who received funding from the UBC Partnership Recognition and Exploration (PRE) Fund for their projects that are empowering community–university collaboration and relationship building. Receiving up to $1,500 each, this year’s projects are exceptional examples of how communities and […] More

Dean’s Awards for Staff Excellence 2022–23

The Dean’s Awards for Staff Excellence were created in 2001 as an annual celebration of the Faculty’s appreciation for the valuable contributions of our staff. These awards are bestowed in recognition of excellence in personal and professional achievements and contributions to the vision, mission, and goals of the Faculty, and of the University as a whole. More

UBC Okanagan launches Doctor of Education program

UBCO will soon be offering a Doctorate of Education program with the majority of the coursework delivered online. UBC Okanagan has a new graduate degree that will provide educators and leaders an opportunity to advance their careers while staying in their local community. More


UBC Education’s 2020–2022 Research Report

The Faculty of Education has released the 2020–2022 Research Report. Learn about our research centres, scholarly awards and grants, chairs and professorships, and the work of the Office of Research in Education, and discover the diverse and innovative research emerging from across the Faculty by researchers at different stages of their careers. More

Embracing Diversity & Addressing Racism: Exploring Asian Canadian Culture in K-12 Settings | February 28, 2023

This virtual session will feature Dr. Marissa Largo of York University as well as Baren Tsui and Navshina Savory of the Richmond School District. With a focus on cultural celebration and social justice, the presenters will discuss ways in which communities and schools can work to respond to racist and colonial discourses toward Asian Canadians that persist in our K–12 school systems. More


Dr. Tania Lam and team receive CIHR Project Grant to investigate effects of pelvic floor muscle exercises in people with spinal cord injury

Dr. Tania Lam, UBC Education professor and principal investigator, and team were awarded a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant for their research project, The PELvUS Study. Co-applicants include Drs. Andrea Bundon (UBC Faculty of Education), Andrei Krassioukov (UBC) and Matthias Walter (University of Twente). More

Dr. Verna Billy-Minnabarriet selected for 2023 Great Trekker Award

Congratulations to Dr. Verna Billy-Minnabarriet who received the 2023 Great Trekker Award at the UBC Alma Mater Society Awards Gala on February 16, 2023 in recognition of her lifetime of leadership and devotion to creating a space for Indigenous education to thrive. More


Dr. Anusha Kassan receives Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal

Dr Anusha Kassan, Associate Professor UBC Education, was honoured with Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal by The Immigrant Education Society (TIES) for her outstanding service in immigration research and education. More

Staff Professional Development Session: WordPress Security | January 27, 2023

Join us to hear from Aaron Heck, Senior Manager, Solutions Security and Architecture, UBC IT, as he advises us on WordPress security, requirements for remediation, what controls to put in place to prevent breaches from happening, and standards compliance. More

Faculty Recognition Celebration | January 19, 2023

Faculty, staff and instructors are invited to attend the Faculty of Education’s Faculty Recognition Celebration, celebrating faculty members’ achievements in research, teaching and service. For those who wish to be recognized, the submission portal is now open. More


Announcing the Dean Blye Frank Graduate Scholarship in Education

Scholarships totalling $10,000 have been made available annually through a gift from Dr. Robert Quartermain, in honour of Dean Blye Frank, who served as Dean of the Faculty of Education for ten years. The award supports outstanding Faculty of Education graduate students whose research focuses on creating education policy and education curriculum, and educating educators in SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity)-inclusive education. More


2022 Graduate Student Endowed Awards Winners

The Office of the Associate Dean, Academic, Graduate and Innovation is pleased to announce the following graduate student award winners in the 2022 Graduate Student Endowed Awards competition. More


UBC Education researchers awarded Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies: Catalyst Collaboration Fund grants for climate and nature emergency research

January 5, 2023 The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies awarded UBC Faculty of Education researchers—Dr. Cash Ahenakew and Dr. Liv Yoon—Catalyst Collaboration Fund (Cycle 2) grants. The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS) brings together scholars from around the world to engage in research that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries and explores innovative ways […] More


NITEP and Friends Alumni Event | December 9, 2022

2019 NITEP Gathering Event Description Dr. Jan Hare Dean pro tem welcomes you to the 2022 NITEP Gathering. Join us for informal conversations, light refreshments, and a chance to re-connect with alumni and friends at the first NITEP gathering since the pandemic. We hope to see you at this reception, which is being held in conjunction […] More


United Way Bake Sale | December 6, 2022

The Faculty of Education is hosting a United Way bake sale fundraiser! Come get some yummy treats for a good cause on Tuesday, December 6 at 10AM-12PM in the Scarfe Foyer. More

2022 Staff Holiday Lunch (Vancouver) | December 1, 2022

All Faculty of Education staff are invited to the 2022 Staff Holiday Lunch on Thursday, December 1! Wear your favourite ugly/awesome holiday sweater and join your colleagues for some great food, fun and prizes. More


UBC Kinesiology scholars awarded Canadian Foundation for Innovation Grant: John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF)

December 1, 2022 UBC School of Kinesiology scholars were awarded $1.53 million to develop a facility centred on researching physical activity programs in remote populations. Congratulations to Dr. Guy Faulkner and co-leads Drs. Mark Beauchamp and Eli Puterman on receiving a Canadian Foundation for Innovation, John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) grant along with a […] More


Festival of Lights | VanDusen Gardens | November 29, 2022

Event Description Dr. Jan Hare, Dean pro tem, UBC Faculty of Education invites alumni and their families for an evening at the VanDusen Gardens Festival of Lights. Engage with your local alumni network, listen to carolers, and enjoy delectable sweet treats and holiday beverages including hot chocolate, in a private room at the VanDusen Gardens. Following the […] More

Extension of Dr. Jan Hare’s appointment as Dean, pro tem for UBC Faculty of Education

November 29, 2022 We are pleased to announce the second extension of the appointment of Dr. Jan Hare, Dean, pro tem of the UBC Faculty of Education. Dr. Hare, an Anishinaabe Anishinaabe scholar and educator from the M’Chigeeng First Nation, is the first Indigenous person and the second woman to serve as Dean of the […] More

Universal Design for Learning Fellows Program

The UDL Fellows Program will support faculty and staff to develop expertise in UDL through a cohort-based professional development program. The call for proposals will close on January 26, 2023. More