News and Events

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


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


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


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

Date Sunday, May 29, 2022 Time 8:30 to 10:00 am PDT The event is private from 8:30 to 10:00 am. The Fraser River Discovery Centre opens to the public at 10:00 am and attendees are welcome to stay in the Centre until it closes. Location Fraser River Discovery Centre 788 Quayside Drive New Westminster, British […] More


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

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 26, 2022. The event will include light fare, coffee, and a chance to celebrate alongside friends, family, and fellow graduates. The Faculty of Education invites guests and attendees to […] More


Celebrate with the Faculty of Education | May 19, 2022

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 invites guests and attendees to review and adhere to UBC Campus Rules. […] 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


WKTEP Open House | May 9, 2022

Celebrate 32 years of the West Kootenay Teacher Education Program (WKTEP) in their new space at the WKTEP Open House 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 […] 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


2022 Alumni Builder Award Reception

The Faculty of Education community is invited to attend the Alumni Builder Award reception 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 supported alumni UBC’s mission of realizing the promise of a global […] More


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


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Dr. Amy Parent is appointed member of the Indigenous Leadership Circle in Research

Congratulations to Dr. Amy Parent, who will serve as a member of the Indigenous Leadership Circle in Research. As such, Dr. Parent and her colleagues will advise presidents of Canada’s three federal research funding agencies—the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the Social Sciences and Humanities […] More


UBC Dean of Education’s Reception at the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) 2022 Conference

Dr. Jan Hare, Dean pro tem, is pleased to host the annual UBC Faculty of Education Reception for faculty, graduate students, alum and friends at the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) 2022 Conference. More


Scarfe Construction News

Upgrades & Renovations: Level 3 offices Neville Scarfe Lecture Block Construction: beginning April 11, 2022 Level 3 offices in the Lecture Block of the Neville Scarfe Building are undergoing renovations to reallocate and refresh the current space. What to expect during construction Increased noise at the start of the project during demolition. Noisy work during […] More


Leadership and Operational Changes in ETS and PDCE

April 19, 2022 The Faculty of Education announces the following changes in the leadership and operational structure of the Educational Technology Support (ETS) and Professional Development and Community Engagement (PDCE) units. As of April 1, 2022, ETS and PDCE began operating as independent units, with separate budgets and leadership. Dr. Natasha Boškić, Director, Learning Design, […] More


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Dr. Kenneth Miller appointed Edith Lando Professor in Counselling for Refugee and Immigrant Youth and Families

April 19, 2022 UBC Faculty of Education launches Professorship in Counselling for Refugee and Immigrant Youth and Families Edith Lando Professor in Counselling for Refugee and Immigrant Youth and Families “At least 82.4 million people around the world have been forced to flee their homes. Among them are nearly 26.4 million refugees, around half of […] More


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Dr. Jillianne Code and Dr. Robert VanWynsberghe receive 2021-22 Killam Teaching Prizes

April 13, 2022 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 wellbeing. As the Director of UBC’s Agency and Learning in Immersive Virtual Environments (ALIVE) Research Lab, she furthers understandings of learner agency unbundled from formal […] More


Land Acknowledgements – Why do we do them?

Date Tuesday, April 12, 2022 | 5:00 PM – 6:30 pm PDT Where Virtually About Although it’s now the norm to begin speeches and events with land acknowledgements, not everyone may understand the significance of these formalities. Interested in learning more? At this inclusive and bridge-building webinar, everyone is invited to deepen their understanding by […] More


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Congratulations Graduate Teaching Assistant Award recipients

April 12, 2022 Congratulations to the Faculty of Education Teaching Assistants who received Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards in recognition of their exceptional work. The Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards and Faculty of Education Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards are conferred annually in recognition of the valuable role that teaching assistants play in graduate and undergraduate programs […] More


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Naomi Maldonado-Rodriguez receives a 2022-23 Killam Doctoral Scholarship

April 12, 2022 Killam Doctoral Scholarships are the most prestigious awards available to UBC graduate students Naomi Maldonado-Rodriguez is a Kinesiology doctoral student whose work is grounded in an intersectional and anti-colonial feminist praxis that recognizes the importance of relationship-building, relational accountability, and centring the voices of those made most marginalized. In collaboration with Dr. […] More


Dr. Karen Ragoonaden appointed Associate Dean, Teacher Education

April 8, 2022 Dr. Karen Ragoonaden will assume the role of Associate Dean, Teacher Education, for a three-year term commencing September 1, 2022 Dr. Ragoonaden joined UBCO in 2005, was promoted to Senior Instructor with tenure in 2012 and to Professor of Teaching in 2018. As a university teacher and researcher, her focus and commitment […] More


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2022 UBC Okanagan Social Sciences and Humanities Researcher of the Year

April 7, 2022 Principal will Dr. Margaret Macintyre Latta, Professor and Director, Okanagan School of Education, is the 2022 UBC Okanagan Social Sciences and Humanities Researcher of the Year Dr. Margaret Macintyre Latta is a prominent researcher transforming traditional approaches to education. A champion of interdisciplinary and community-based research, her focus is to advance curriculum […] More


2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject – School of Kinesiology

April 6, 2022 The School of Kinesiology in the UBC Faculty of Education, together with the UBCO School of Health and Exercise Sciences, is ranked 1st in North America and 3rd globally, according to the 2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject These stellar rankings reflect the dedication and support of the Faculty’s leading researchers, […] More


2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject – Faculty of Education

April 6, 2022 The UBC Faculty of Education is ranked 7th in North America and 14th globally according to the 2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject These stellar rankings reflect the dedication and support of the Faculty’s leading researchers, faculty, students, staff, donors and more, as well as our commitment to inclusion and innovation. […] More


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Dr. Jennifer Vadeboncoeur receives Advancing Community Engaged Learning Grant

April 5, 2022 Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Vadeboncoeur, who has been awarded an Advancing Community Engaged Learning Grant for the project Mapping Attachment to Place Through Walking Methodology. The project will support students in the Human Development, Learning, and Culture program course Advanced Seminar: Adolescence Through Emerging Adulthood to learn from and with youth through […] More


Public Presentation for Reappointment of the Robert Quartermain Professor of Gender & Sexuality in Education – Dr. Harper Keenan

When: Monday, April 4, 2022 | 10:00 – 11:00 am Where: Zoom Reappointment of the Quartermain Professor of Gender & Sexuality in Education: Public Presentation As part of the reappointment process of the Robert Quartermain Professorship of Gender & Sexuality in Education, Dr. Harper Keenan will deliver a public presentation via Zoom in which he […] More


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Dr. Robinder Bedi and Dr. Jason Ellis receive Killam Research Fellowships

March 29, 2022 Congratulations to Dr. Robinder Bedi and Dr. Jason Ellis, who are among the ten UBC recipients of 2021-22 Killam Research Fellowships. The Killam Research Fellowships celebrate scholarly achievements and research excellence of faculty from across UBC. Dr. Bedi, an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education, runs a Counselling/Psychotherapy Research, Teaching, and […] More