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Faculty Research Professional Development: How to Establish and Nurture School/Community Partnerships | May 27 & May 29, 2024

Partnerships between academic researchers and schools/communities can lay the foundation for long-term mutually beneficial collaborations producing outcomes that translate well in real world settings. Whether you are just getting started in community-engaged research or looking for new ideas and additional support, we invite you to participate in this interactive workshop hosted by the Office of […] More


Faculty Retirement Celebration | May 9, 2024

Event Description Faculty, instructors, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, staff and members of our community are invited to a social gathering following the Faculty Meeting to celebrate the careers of the UBC Faculty of Education faculty members who are retiring this year. Join our community in recognising these brilliant and dedicated scholars and educators who have […] More


Breakfast with the Dean | Staff Social | April 30, 2024

Faculty of Education staff are cordially invited to this term's delightful breakfast social with Dr. Jan Hare, Dean pro tem. Join us for an hour of engaging conversation over freshly brewed coffee, a selection of teas and a delectable continental breakfast spread. More


Alumni Builder Awards Reception | April 18, 2024

The Alumni Builder Award recognize 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 supported alumni UBC’s mission of realizing the promise of a global community with a shared ambition for a better world and an exceptional UBC. We welcome you […] More


AERA Conference 2024 Alumni and Friends Reception | April 12, 2024

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) 2024 Conference. If you are interested in attending, please fill out the form below. We look forward to seeing you there! When Friday, April […] More


2024 QS World University Rankings by Subject – Faculty of Education

April 10, 2024 The UBC Faculty of Education is ranked 2nd in Canada, 10th in North America and 17th globally according to the 2024 QS World University Rankings by Subject The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) University Rankings have released its 20th annual installment, featuring 1,500 institutions across 104 locations worldwide. QS evaluates university rankings by subject […] More


2024 QS World University Rankings by Subject – School of Kinesiology

April 10, 2024 UBC School of Kinesiology, together with the UBC Okanagan School of Health and Exercise Sciences, are ranked 1st in North America and 3rd globally for sports-related subjects according to the 2024 QS World University Rankings by Subject The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) University Rankings have released their 20th annual installment, featuring 1,500 institutions […] More


Dr. Jo-ann Archibald appointed as Chancellor of the University of the Fraser Valley

April 9, 2024 Congratulations to Dr. Jo-ann Archibald on her appointment as Chancellor of the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) Appointment commenced on April 1, 2024 Dr. Jo-ann Archibald, OC, also known as Q’um Q’um Xiiem, is a distinguished Indigenous scholar hailing from the Sto:lo First Nation in British Columbia, Canada. She also has […] More


2024 Dean’s Distinguished Lecture: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity | April 2, 2024

The 2024 Dean’s Distinguished Lecture launches a new annual global speaker series on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) inclusion The Dean’s Distinguished Lecture is an annual series which highlights ongoing work in the Faculty and beyond to address some of society’s most pressing priorities. The 2024 Dean’s Distinguished Lecture will launch the inaugural event […] More


Dr. David Wright secures CIHR grant to help mitigate side effects of antipsychotic medications

March 8, 2024 Dr. David Wright, along with co-applicant Dr. Margaret Hahn of the University of Toronto, secures a significant Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) grant for their project, “Targeting the Exercise-Inducible Signalling Factor FGF21 as a Novel Approach to Mitigate the Side Effects of Antipsychotics,” which addresses a critical need in mental health […] More


Dr. Kedrick James appointed Interim Director, Okanagan School of Education

March 26, 2024 Dr. Kedrick James will assume the role of Interim Director, Okanagan School of Education, for a two-year term commencing July 2, 2024 We are pleased to announce that Dr. Kedrick James has been appointed Interim Director of the Okanagan School of Education in the Faculty of Education for a two-year term commencing […] More


Dr. Jillianne Code awarded a UBC Killam Research Fellowship

March 21, 2024 Dr. Jillianne Code is a researcher, educator, and learning scientist specializing in learner agency, online learning technologies, and the impact of social media on student success and well-being. As the Director of the ALIVE Research Lab, she studies agency ‘unbundled’ from formal education, including video games, virtual reality, and social media communities. […] More


Staff Professional Development Session: Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Workplace | April 23 or 25, 2024

Workshop AI is everywhere! Wonder what the hype is all about? Are you using or thinking of using AI tools, but not sure how or if you should use them at work? Have questions about the ethical concerns of AI and how we even got here? Join LDDI as we delve into the murky waters […] More


Indigenous Alumni Network (IAN) Launch | March 14, 2024

Event Description Join us on March 14, 2024, for an insightful and empowering Indigenous alumni event at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art. We aim to foster dialogue and reflection on the pervasive “hustle culture” within professional environments. This gathering will feature a dynamic speaker panel comprising of Indigenous professionals who will share […] More


Community Update | March 2024

March 2024 | published once each term Message from Dr. Jan Hare, Dean pro tem Dear community members, I appreciate this opportunity to showcase the scholarly and other important work underway within the UBC Faculty of Education. Please feel welcome to connect with me to share your thoughts and feedback. Please also feel free to […] More


Call for Nominations: 2023–24 Dean’s Awards for Staff Excellence

March 11, 2024 About 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 […] More


Supporting Immigrant & Refugee Students | February 27, 2024

Join Dr. Jan Hare, Dean pro tem, UBC Faculty of Education, for the third annual speaker series putting a spotlight on important questions and significant priorities that are engaging educators today. This virtual session will feature Dr. Sofia Noori of UBC's Faculty of Education. More


Black Educator Panel | February 10, 2024

Event Description Join panelists, Valerie Jerome, June Francis and Kevin Godden alongside moderators Beth Applewhite and Kenneth Headley for a conversation about anti-Black racism in B.C. Education today. Drawing from their personal and professional lived experiences, panelists will focus on the actions needed to build anti-racist cultures in education communities. They will invite attendees to […] More


Dr. Jan Hare secures funding for a new Early Childhood Education MOOC: Nurturing Childhoods Through Indigenous Ways of Knowing

February 5, 2024 Photographer: Fiddler, W. (2023, March 19). [Anishinaabe Baby]. We are delighted to announce a groundbreaking development in Canada’s early learning and child care sector – an upcoming, new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) titled, “Nurturing Childhoods Through Indigenous Ways of Knowing.” This innovative initiative is spearheaded by esteemed Anishinaabe scholar and educator […] More


2023 Graduate Student Major Award Winners

February 2, 2024 We are pleased to announce the below 2023 major research awards awarded to Faculty of Education graduate students Tri-agency funding programs The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) jointly administers many funding programs with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). The […] More


Annual Recognition Celebration | January 30, 2024

Event Description Faculty, staff and instructors are invited to attend the UBC Faculty of Education’s Annual Recognition Celebration (formerly named the Faculty Recognition Celebration) where we will commemorate faculty members’ achievements in research, teaching and service, as well as postdoctoral fellows’ and staff members’ achievements. Reception The reception will be catered by Sage Catering. Each […] More


Alumni Breakfast & Matinee: How To Train Your Dragon | January 28, 2024

Event Description Embrace the festive spirit this Lunar New Year with a morning of joyous camaraderie, delectable food, and an enchanting movie experience! We invite you to a heartwarming alumni gathering that celebrates the Year of the Dragon. Indulge in a delightful continental breakfast and join us for a special screening of the beloved 2010 […] More


Dr. Mary Bryson’s appointment as Academic Director of the Public Humanities Hub is extended

January 24, 2024 The UBC Faculty of Education is pleased to announce an extension of Dr. Mary Bryson’s appointment as Academic Director of the Public Humanities Hub through June 30, 2025. The Public Humanities Hub (PHH) began as a three-year pilot project in 2019 to foster and support collaborative research, as well as to highlight […] More


Announcing the winners of the 2023-24 Alumni Builder Awards

January 24, 2024 The Alumni Builder Awards recognize 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 supported alumni UBC’s mission of realizing the promise of a global community with a shared ambition for a better world and an exceptional […] More


Dr. Rosalin Miles is inducted into the North American Indigenous Athletics Hall of Fame

January 23, 2024 North American Indigenous Athletics Hall of Fame The North American Indigenous Athletics Hall of Fame (NAIAHF) honours and recognizes Indigenous sports cultures by recognizing outstanding leadership and achievement in individual and team athletics. By honouring and celebrating the empowered journey of the annually inducted individuals and teams, their stories inspire future generations […] More


UBC Faculty of Education alumna Linda M. Perry, CM, appointed to the Order of Canada

January 22, 2024 On December 28, 2023, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, announced 78 new appointments to the Order of Canada. Among them is UBC Faculty of Education alumna Linda M. Perry, Member of the Order of Canada (CM). The Order of Canada is one of Canada’s highest honours. […] More


2023 Graduate Student Endowed Award Winners

January 9, 2024 The Office of the Associate Dean, Academic, Graduate, and Innovation, is pleased to announce the following graduate student award winners in the 2023 Graduate Student Endowed Awards competition. These merit-based awards are given in recognition of magistral or doctoral students (as applicable to the award) who have demonstrated high academic achievement and […] More


2023 Holiday Message

December 12, 2023 Aanii. Greetings. I’m excited to connect with each one of you— students, staff, instructors, faculty, alumni, donors, and other members of our community—as we reflect upon all that we have accomplished this calendar year, define our aspirations for the year ahead, and wind down, looking forward to resting and rejuvenating over the […] More


NITEP Alumni & Friends Reception | December 1, 2023

Photo: 2019 NITEP Gathering Event Description Dr. Jan Hare Dean pro tem welcomes you to the 2023 NITEP Alumni and Friends Reception at the First Nations Education Steering Committee’s Education Conference. Join us for a chance to re-connect with alumni and friends and to congratulate the Reconciliation and Decolonization Alumni Award recipient, Marjorie Dumont, BEd’96, […] More


Faculty of Education’s Graduation Reception | November 23, 2023

Event Description The Faculty of Education invites you to attend a reception at Cecil Green Park House on Thursday, November 23, 2023 – directly after your convocation! The event will include a light fare lunch reception, coffee, and a chance to celebrate alongside your friends, family, and fellow graduates. Date Thursday, November 23, 2023 Timings […] More