Events

Staff Professional Development Session: Decolonizing 101 | May 2 and May 9, 2023

Facilitator Ta7talíya Michelle Nahanee is a member of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation). She is a decolonial creative and strategist living and working in her ancestral homelands on the shared territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples also known as the City of Vancouver. About the session Decolonizing 101 dives into […] More


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


Breakfast with the Dean | April 25, 2023

Faculty of Education staff are invited to attend a breakfast social with Dr. Jan Hare, Dean pro tem. Join us for an hour of coffee, baked goods, and conversation. More


Alumni Builder Awards | April 24, 2023

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. Presenter Dr. Jan […] More


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


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


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


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


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


Faculty of Education’s Graduation Reception | November 23, 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 Wednesday, November 23rd, 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


Faculty of Education’s Graduation Reception | BEd – Morning | November 23, 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 Wednesday, November 23, 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


Faculty of Education’s Graduation Reception | BEd – Evening | November 23, 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 Wednesday, November 23rd, 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


Exploring Mental Health: Wellness at Work and Beyond | November 22, 2022

This lunch and learn session is an opportunity to explore wellness at work. We will discuss the continuum of mental health, define wellness for ourselves, and identify strategies for mental wellness at work and beyond. Whether you want to learn more about mental health, your own wellness, or how to support your colleagues when they’re struggling. More


Strength-Focused Approaches to Promoting Wellness Among IBPoC Youth in Schools | November 15, 2022

This virtual session will feature Dr. Farzana Saleem of Stanford University and Marcel Cadogan of Surrey School District. Together they will discuss strategies to support the wellbeing and success of racially diverse children and adolescents in the K-12 education system. More


United Way Chilli Lunch Fundraiser | November 8, 2022

The Faculty of Education is hosting a United Way chilli lunch fundraiser! We hope you will join on Tuesday, November 8 at 12PM-1:30PM for a bowl of chilli and corn bread for $10. More


Zoom Facilitation Masterclass Session II: Advanced Hands-On Training | October 27, 2022

Join UBC Educational Technology Support (ETS) staff to learn professional tips for setting up and managing the technical aspects of Zoom. This is the second of two sessions offered. More


Scarfe at Sixty: Celebrating 60 Years of the Neville Scarfe Building | October 23, 2022

In honour of the sixtieth anniversary of the Neville Scarfe Building, Dr. Jan Hare, Dean pro tem of the Faculty of Education, invites you to afternoon tea with a keynote presentation and response by distinguished historians Dr. Mona Gleason and Dr. Jason Ellis. Alumni, emeriti, faculty, staff and friends of the Faculty of Education are welcome to attend. RSVP by October 17. More


Zoom Facilitation Masterclass Session I: Managing Zoom Like a Pro | October 12, 2022

As we spend more time in online and hybrid meetings, an advanced skillset in Zoom is fast becoming an essential skill. Join ETS staff to learn professional tips for setting up and managing the technical aspects of Zoom. This is the first of two sessions offered. More


Developing & Supporting Culturally Responsive School Leadership | October 11, 2022

This virtual session will feature Dr. Jo Lampert of La Trobe University (Australia) and Teresa Downs of Gold Trail School District (B.C.). Together they will explore common challenges that leadership may encounter when building relationships, trust and community within schools and districts, as well as opportunities that may arise. More


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The Alumni Newsletter would love to feature your submissions! Use the form below to submit news articles, recent publications, upcoming events, awards, and more! Contact us with any questions at education.alumni@ubc.ca More


Into the Unknown: Effects of the Pandemic on Children’s Mental Health | October 3, 2022

Attendees will learn about the current research on the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on children’s mental health & wellness, and implications for Early Childhood Educators. Strategies for helping children navigate uncertainty and build emotional literacy in the context of the systemic impact of the pandemic will also be discussed. More


Installation of the Tiny Orange Shirt Project | October 3, 2022

Join us for the unveiling of the Orange Shirt Project, a new art installation in the Neville Scarfe Building, Vancouver campus. The installation is a collaboration among faculty, students, colleagues and friends as a collective act of recognition, remembrance and reconciling. It is intended to remind all educators of their responsibility to keep Indigenous education at the heart of their teaching practice. More


Lunch and Learn: Antiracist Images | September 27, 2022

The lunch & learn workshop series—Antiracist Images: Screening and Discussing Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Decolonization (EDID) Values in Canadian Workplaces—is offered to UBC Faculty of Education CUPE and M&P staff as part of our commitment to enhance awareness on race issues. This first lunch & learn features a screening and discussion of Sandamini Rankaduwa’s film Ice Breakers (2019), which depicts Josh Crook’s struggles as a Black hockey player in Canada. Registration closes September 15. More