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Tri-Agency Information Session for Doctoral Students | July 23, 2024

Workshop Description Hosted by the Associate Dean Academic and Graduate Studies, this information session on Tri-Agency and Affiliated awards will provide resources for doctoral students* applying for funding through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), as […] More


MONOVA Reception | July 9, 2024

Dr. Jan Hare. Dean pro tem, invites all Faculty of Education alumni and staff to attend a reception at the Museum of North Vancouver on Tuesday, July 9th. You’ll get to explore the gallery exclusively, enjoy some light refreshments, and connect with UBC Education Alumni. Plus, discover fascinating tidbits about North Vancouver’s past. Date Tuesday, July 9, […] More


Zuhra Teja, BEd’96, MA’03 receives 2024 Alumni Educator of the Year Award

We are delighted to announce that Zuhra Teja, BEd’96, MA’03, has been selected as Alumni Educator of the Year by UBC Faculty of Education. The Alumni Educator of the Year Award was created in 2012 to recognize outstanding achievements by UBC Faculty of Education alumni who are making exceptional impacts in the lives of their […] More


UBC Alumni Reception at CSSE | June 15, 2024

The UBC Faculty of Education Alumni Reception at the 2024 Canadian Society for the Study of Education Conference (CSSE) has been cancelled.  More


Staff Appreciation Lunch | June 4, 2024

Event Description Dr. Jan Hare. Dean pro tem, warmly invites all Faculty of Education staff members to join us for a special lunch celebration. This gathering will honour the exceptional leadership, remarkable achievements, and invaluable contributions of our staff. It is a wonderful opportunity for us to come together, express our gratitude, and celebrate our […] More


Faculty of Education’s Spring Graduation Reception | May 23, 2024

Event Description The Faculty of Education invites you to attend a reception in the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre immediately following your graduation on Thursday, May 23, 2024. The event will include light fare, coffee, and a chance to celebrate alongside friends, family, and fellow graduates. Date Thursday, May 23, 2024 Time 11:00 am to […] 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


Faculty Conversations: Book Launch and Celebration of “Educating the Body: A History of Physical Education in Canada” | April 25, 2024

This celebration focuses on ‘Educating the Body: a History of Physical Education in Canada, ’ by M. Ann Hall, Bruce Kidd and Patricia Vertinsky (University of Toronto Press 2024), the questions it raises, the problems it reveals, and the future it hopes for. It is the first scholarly history of physical education in Canada since […] More


Dr. John-Tyler Binfet awarded 2023-24 UBC Okanagan Outstanding Instructor Award

April 24, 2024 Congratulations to Dr. John-Tyler Binfet, who has been honoured with the 2023-24 UBC Okanagan Outstanding Instructor Award The UBC Okanagan Outstanding Instructor Award recognizes instructors within each faculty who exhibit exemplary teaching practices and significantly contribute to student learning. These instructors receive notable positive student feedback and demonstrate a continued commitment to […] More


Dr. Bill Cohen awarded 2023-24 UBC Community-University Engagement Support Fund

This year, Dr. Bill Cohen (OSE) has been selected as a recipient of the fund for his project Appreciating Snk?caskáxa as Tmix? with Community Stewardship. This project is conducted in partnership with the Okanagan Indian Band Reserve's Indigenous non-profit organization, For the Ferals Society (FtF). The pilot will explore developing an Indigenous community-based feral horse stewardship plan which supports snk?caska´xa (Syilx wild horses) as tmix? (part of all living things). More


Dr. Carolyn McEwen awarded 2023-24 Killam Teaching Prize

April 22, 2024 Congratulations to Dr. Carolyn McEwen, recipient of the 2023-24 Killam Teaching Prize Dr. Carolyn McEwen has been honoured with a 2023/2024 Killam Teaching Prize. The Killam Teaching Prize is bestowed annually from the Killam Endowment Fund to faculty members nominated by students, colleagues, and alumni for excellence in teaching. Dr. McEwen is […] 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


Dr. Bill Cohen receives 2023-24 Provost’s Award for Teaching Excellence and Innovation

April 16, 2024 Dr. Bill Cohen receives 2023-24 Provost’s Award for Teaching Excellence and Innovation The Provost’s Award for Teaching Excellence and Innovation celebrates outstanding faculty members from UBC’s Okanagan campus who demonstrate preeminence in educational leadership, innovation, and teaching while embodying a commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and anti-racism, thus elevating teaching and learning […] 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 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


Giovanna Correa Lucci and Matthew Fliss receive 2023-24 UBC Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards

April 8, 2024 Congratulations to Giovanna Correa Lucci and Matthew Fliss, recipients of the 2023-24 UBC Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards In recognition of the valuable role that Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA) play in our programs, UBC annually honours GTAs with the Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. Up to 19 winners are selected each spring. […] More


Thalia Lang and Marcus Lau receive 2023-24 UBC Faculty of Education Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards

April 8, 2024 Congratulations to Thalia Lang and Marcus Lau, recipients of the 2023-24 Faculty of Education Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards The Faculty of Education Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards (GTA) awards are conferred annually to individuals who demonstrate exceptional teaching proficiency, highlighting the vital role of teaching assistants in graduate and undergraduate programs. Awardees are […] 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