News and Events

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Teachers’ Planning Playground Event | August 29, 2022

Teachers’ Planning Playground Event In collaboration with our Learning Design Manager in Teacher Education, Yvonne Dawydiak (BEd’91, MET’11), we are pleased to invite you to a Teachers’ Planning Playground! This event is designed to bring together teachers from across disciplines and subject areas who are keen to learn together and collaborate on planning for the upcoming school year and, […] More


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UBC Decolonization Tour | August 13, 2022

UBC Decolonization Tour The Decolonization Tour is conversational, participation-driven, and we encourage visitors to read the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action in advance of the tour for grounding and context. The tour lasts about 90 minutes, beginning in front of the Belkin Art Gallery (1825 Main Mall), and takes place outside, moving between Main Mall, East Mall, and West Mall. […] More


In Memoriam: Remembering Leon Tuey, BEd’64

It was with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Leon Tuey (BEd’64). Our deepest condolences go out to his wife Joan and their family. More


Faculty Meeting | September 20, 2022

Chair Dr. Jan Hare, Dean pro tem Date Tuesday, September 20, 2022 Time 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm PT Location In-person attendance is encouraged. For those joining from the Okanagan campus or wishing to participate remotely, the Faculty Meeting will also be livestreamed via Zoom. Light food and beverages will be served. Location to be […] More


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Congratulations to the Faculty of Education’s NSERC Grant recipients

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has announced the latest Discovery Grant Program recipients. Congratulations to all successful applicants in the Faculty of Education. More


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Dr. Derek Gladwin appointed to the Peter Wall Institute

The Wall Scholars Catalyst program provides 12 UBC scholars with the opportunity to "build connections, cultivate relationships and initiate collaborations that engage with the urgency, scale and complexity of the Climate and Nature Emergency." The program seeks to provide a platform for academics to explore innovative ways of thinking and engage in interdisciplinary research. More


Dean’s Awards for Staff Excellence

Dr. Jan Hare, Dean pro tem, is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Dean’s Awards for Staff Excellence. The awards recognize excellence in personal achievements and contributions to the Faculty of Education, UBC and to the vision and goals of the University. More


Celebrating Faculty of Education retirees

Congratulations to the faculty retirees who were recognized on June 20, 2022, for their leadership and contributions to the Faculty of Education over the course of their careers. We wish them well in their future endeavours. More


Tea with the Dean | June 21, 2022

Faculty and staff are invited to attend an afternoon of Tea with the Dean and a presentation of the 2020-2021 Staff Excellence Awards. Nominate a Faculty of Education staff member today! Nomination packages are due on or before April 22, 2022. More


Retirement Celebration | June 20, 2022

Faculty, instructors, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and staff are invited to a gathering to celebrate the careers of the Faculty of Education professors retiring this year. More


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Drs. Shannon Leddy and Johanna Sam appointed co-editors of the Canadian Journal of Native Education

Newly appointed managing editors Dr. Johanna Sam (Tsilhqot’in Nation) and Dr. Shannon Leddy (Métis Nation) are pleased to announce the return of the Canadian Journal of Native Education (CJNE) as an Open Access online journal. Fully digitized back issues from Volume 18.1 to Volume 41.1 (1991 to 2019) may be found here. More


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Congratulations to the Faculty of Education’s SSHRC Grant recipients

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has announced the latest Insight Grant, Partnership Development Grant and Aid to Scholarly Journals Grant recipients. Congratulations to all successful applicants in the Faculty of Education. More


Community Update

As the university’s academic year and the public education system’s school year draw to a close, I would like to take a moment to consider where we are at and where we are going as a leading Faculty of Education. I recognize that all of us have been impacted by COVID-19, even as we worked tirelessly this year to create community among our friends, family, colleagues, and students, as well as safe conditions for teaching, learning, and research. More


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Congratulations to Dr. Patricia Vertinsky, Recipient of the Roberta J. Park Award for Scholarly Distinction

The Faculty of Education extends congratulations to Distinguished University Scholar and Professor Dr. Patricia Vertinsky, recipient of the Roberta J. Park Award for Scholarly Distinction awarded by the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH). Dr. Vertinsky is recognized for her exceptional research contributions enhancing the understanding and appreciation of sport from a historical perspective. More


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Congratulations to Dr. Harper Keenan, recipient of a 2022 National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr. Harper Keenan, who has been awarded a 2022 National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. The fellowship grants support early career scholars to make significant scholarly and research contributions to the field of education. The program also develops the careers of its recipients through professional development activities involving National Academy of Education members. More


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Nuances of Blackness in the Canadian Academy edited by Drs. Awad Ibrahim, Tamari Kitossa, Malinda Smith and Handel Kashope Wright

Nuances of Blackness in the Canadian Academy is a new book edited by Drs. Awad Ibrahim, Tamari Kitossa, Malinda Smith and Handel Kashope Wright, released in February 2022. It contains essays which focus on Black life in academia and offer new historical, social and cultural insights into what it means to be a Black academic. More


Panel Presentation: Elevate & Mobilize EDI Research Grants in Education (EMERGE) Projects | June 8, 2022

Event Description Join researchers from the Faculty of Education at UBC in a Zoom discussion about their ongoing projects funded through the 2022 Elevate & Mobilize EDI Research Grants in Education (EMERGE) program. The EMERGE program provides groups opportunities to engage in knowledge mobilization and exchange between Indigenous and racialized scholars, educators and community members. […] More


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Family Fun Day at the Fraser River Discovery Centre | May 29, 2022

Thank you for joining us for Family Fun Day at the Fraser River Discovery Centre! We hope you enjoyed the event! Click here to access the photos.   Date Sunday, May 29, 2022 Time 8:30 to 10:00 am PDT Location Fraser River Discovery Centre 788 Quayside Drive New Westminster, British Columbia V3M 6Z6 Google Maps […] More


Congratulations to all graduates

Sincere congratulations to all Faculty of Education graduates! We salute you for your scholarship and commitment to education throughout your time with us. On May 26, 2022, the following Faculty of Education graduates crossed the stage: PhD, EdD, MA, MPPGA, MEd, MET, MMEd, BA, BEd (Elementary Program), BEd (Middle Years), BEd (Secondary Program), and Diploma […] More


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Faculty of Education’s Spring Graduation Reception | May 26, 2022

  Thank you for joining us at the 2022 Spring Graduation Reception! We hope you enjoyed the event. Click here to access the photos, and read more about the graduation!   Event Description The Faculty of Education invites you to attend a reception in the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre immediately following your graduation on […] More


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Six Questions with Dr. Thomas Schanding

Dr. Thomas Schanding is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education and Area Coordinator for the School and Applied Child Psychology (SACP) Program, which prepares graduate students to become practicing psychologists. Dr. Schanding's research program focuses on the social-emotional, mental and behavioral health of students, as well as the social experiences and school functioning of 2SLGBTQIA+ youth. More


Celebrate with the Faculty of Education | May 19, 2022

Thank you for joining us! We hope you enjoyed the event!   Event Description Faculty, instructors, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and staff are invited to a reception to celebrate scholarly achievements and a return to in-person events in the Faculty of Education. Refreshments, including one free drink ticket, will be provided. The Faculty of Education […] More


The President’s Task Force on Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence Final Report Launch Event

After a year of intensive work, the UBC President’s Task Force on Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence (ARIE TF) concluded its work and submitted its final report, which includes 54 comprehensive recommendations for addressing racism and discrimination within the UBC community and beyond. “The ARIE Task Force report speaks truth for equity and justice. It is […] More


Orientation for Summer Instructors | May 12, 2022

Event Description In anticipation of the start of the Summer 2022 academic session, the office of the Associate Dean, Academic and Innovation, invites all Faculty of Education instructors to attend a free, online instructor orientation during which presenters will speak on: student well-being and creating inclusive, student-focused syllabi equity, inclusion and accessibility grading practices and trends […] More


Dr. Monique Bournot-Trites and colleagues awarded the insignia of Knight in the Order of Academic Palms

May 9, 2022 Insignia of Knight in the Order of Academic Palms In conjunction with the Consulate General of France in Vancouver, UBC Faculty of Education, UBC Faculty of Arts and UBC Extended Learning hosted a ceremony on May 5, 2022 to honour three educators, founders of the Centre de la Francophonie de UBC, for […] More


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WKTEP Open House | May 9, 2022

Thank you for joining us at WKTEP Open House! We hope you enjoyed the event!   The Teacher Education Office and WKTEP alumni invite you to the WKTEP Open House to enjoy some light refreshments and celebrate 32 years of UBC teacher education in the Kootenays. Date Monday, May 9, 2022 Time 5:00 to 6:30 […] More


Faculty Meeting | May 5, 2022

Chair Dr. Jan Hare, Dean pro tem Date Thursday, May 5, 2022 Time 10:00 am to 12:00 pm PDT Location The Faculty Meeting will take place in a hybrid format. Faculty and staff are invited to attend in person; those who are unable to attend in person are invited to watch the live stream. Coffee […] More


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2022 Alumni Builder Award Reception

Thank you for joining us at the 2022 Alumni Builder Award Reception! We hope you enjoyed the event. Click here to access the photos.   The Alumni Builder Award recognizes a cross-section of alumni representing both campuses who have significantly contributed to the university and enriched the lives of others, and in doing so, have […] More


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Dean’s Community & Alumni Engagement Series | May 3, 2022

Join UBC’s Dean of Education, Dr. Jan Hare, for an online speaker series focusing on important questions and significant priorities that are engaging educators today, including reconciliation and decolonization in classrooms, taking up climate change matters in education, supporting youth mental health, and addressing race and inequality in school systems. More


An evening with UBC’s newest University Killam Professors

Join UBC’s six newest University Killam Professors for a unique glimpse into the future of their research and learn why the questions they are asking are important for us all. Discover what is inspiring these leading thinkers in diverse areas spanning physical rehabilitation, history, biomonitoring and age dating, multilingual literacy, ocean sustainability and evolutionary biology. […] More