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UBC Kinesiology scholars awarded Canadian Foundation for Innovation Grant: John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF)

December 1, 2022 UBC School of Kinesiology scholars were awarded $1.53 million to develop a facility centred on researching physical activity programs in remote populations. Congratulations to Dr. Guy Faulkner and co-leads Drs. Mark Beauchamp and Eli Puterman on receiving a Canadian Foundation for Innovation, John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) grant along with a […] More


Extension of Dr. Jan Hare’s appointment as Dean, pro tem for UBC Faculty of Education

November 29, 2022 We are pleased to announce the second extension of the appointment of Dr. Jan Hare, Dean, pro tem of the UBC Faculty of Education. Dr. Hare, an Anishinaabe Anishinaabe scholar and educator from the M’Chigeeng First Nation, is the first Indigenous person and the second woman to serve as Dean of the […] More


Lynda Li receives Thomas Clarkson Gray Gold Medal at the 2022 Undergraduate Awards Global Summit in Dublin

Posted October 4, 2022 | Updated November 24, 2022. We are pleased to share that UBC Faculty of Education’s School of Kinesiology undergraduate Lynda Li is one of 25 winners selected in the 2022 Global Undergraduate Awards competition, which received over 2500 submissions worldwide. More


Congratulations to the Faculty of Education’s SSHRC Insight Development Grants recipients

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) announced the recipients of the 2022 Insight Development Grants competition. Insight Development Grants support research in its early stages. More


Congratulations to 2022–23 UBC Killam Doctoral Scholarship recipients

We are delighted to share that three Faculty of Education doctoral students—Gregg Eschelmuller, Naomi Maldonado-Rodriguez and Jeanette Steinmann—were among the twenty-six UBC doctoral candidates who received a Killam Doctoral Scholarship for the 2022–23 academic year at a ceremony held in late October. More


Dr. Guofang Li renewed as Canada Research Chair in 2022

November 16, 2022 We wish to congratulate Dr. Guofang Li, Professor, Faculty of Education, on her seven-year reappointment as the Tier I Canada Research Chair in Transnational/Global Perspectives of Language and Literacy Education of Children and Youth. The Canada Research Chairs Program enables Canadian universities to achieve the highest levels of research excellence and become […] More


Dr. Rosalin Miles honoured with alumni UBC’s Volunteer Leadership Award

November 10, 2022 Dr. Rosalin Miles will be honoured with the Volunteer Leadership Award at the alumni UBC Achievement Awards gala dinner and silent auction on Monday, November 14, 2022. The Volunteer Leadership Award honours an alum who has contributed significantly as a volunteer to the community over a sustained period. Through their leadership, they […] More


Dr. Michelle Stack Appointed Academic Director, UBC Learning Exchange

The Faculty of Education congratulates Dr. Michelle Stack on her appointment as Academic Director, UBC Learning Exchange. As Academic Director, Dr. Stack will lead the unit ensuring that its work aligns with UBC’s academic mission. More


Maclean’s 2023 Rankings

The UBC Faculty of Education has tied for first place for education programs in Canada in the annual Maclean’s University Rankings—ranking #1 for both research and program reputation. More


Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023

The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023 by subject has placed UBC Education #22 in the world and #2 in Canada—and #1 in Canada for International Outlook. More


Community Update | October 2022

There are so many ways in which the UBC Faculty of Education contributes to creating and sustaining thriving societies. I am filled with gratitude for the work we are able to do, while recognizing that our approach must be grounded in compassion, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization, as well as supported by creativity and excellence. More


Dr. Guy Faulkner receives Michael Smith Health Research Funding

Congratulations to the School of Kinesiology’s Dr. Guy Faulkner and his research team, who were recently awarded Michael Smith Health Research funding for their project Group Sense Making and Model Building for Mapping Systems for the Promotion of Population Physical Activity in British Columbia. More


Indigenous-Led Teacher Education in Local and Global Contexts: Setting Research Priorities and New Directions

Indigenous teachers play a significant role in creating environments that are culturally responsive, empowering, inclusive of Indigenous knowledges, and promote decolonization and educational sovereignty in classrooms and communities. To build on these strengths, the Faculty of Education hosted a three-day symposium that brought together Indigenous teacher education programs around the world. More


Dr. Erica Bennett receives the 2022 President’s Award from the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity

We are delighted to share that UBC Faculty of Education's School of Kinesiology Assistant Professor Dr. Erica Bennett has received a 2022 President’s Award from the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity. More


Statement on protests in Iran

The Faculty of Education stands with the people of Iran whose demonstrations in response to the tragic death of Mahsa Amini are being met with violence and repression. Peaceful protest is one of the hallmarks of a thriving society in which all human rights are valued. More


UBC Faculty of Education’s Reconciliation and Decolonization Alumni Award

As part of its recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the UBC Faculty of Education is pleased to announce a new award, the Reconciliation and Decolonization Alumni Award. The award recognizes extraordinary alumni who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, integrity, respect, and commitment to furthering decolonization efforts or reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples or communities, or who has inspired others to continued decolonization or reconciliation efforts. More


Orange Shirt Art Installation at Scarfe

Hundreds of tiny orange shirts and sweaters are on display in the Neville Scarfe Building. Each little garment represents a child who did not return home from residential school or a survivor who was forever changed. This dynamic art installation provides a site of remembrance and reconciling of residential schools. A public unveiling ceremony will be held Monday, October 3, 2022, 11:30 am–12:30 pm. More


Bringing Indigenous ways of knowing into mental health supports

Dr. Johanna Sam’s team at UBC is listening to the experiences of diverse youth to help them develop coping strategies for cyberbullying. While young people may not use the term “cyberbullying,” they sure know when somebody is mean to them online. That can take different forms, from having an unwanted photo of them shared on social media to being excluded from a group chat. More


Congratulations to the 2022 President’s Staff Awards recipients

September 14, 2022 We are pleased to announce two Faculty of Education staff members are the recipients of this year’s President’s Service Awards for Excellence and the President’s Staff awards. The awards are presented by the university annually to recognize staff members who demonstrate outstanding achievement and excellence within the UBC community. President’s Service Awards […] More


Dr. Verna Billy-Minnabarriet appointed Senior Advisor to the Dean on Indigenous Education

September 9, 2022 Dr. Verna Billy-Minnabarriet of the St’uxwtews (Bonaparte Indian Band) and raised in the Secwepemc and Nlaka’pamux territories has assumed the role of Senior Advisor to the Dean on Indigenous Education commencing September 1, 2022 and continuing until June 30, 2023. Dr. Billy-Minnabarriet is the former Vice President at the Nicola Valley Institute […] More


Statement on the tragedy in Saskatchewan

September 8, 2022 The UBC Faculty of Education mourns alongside members of the James Smith Cree Nation and all those in northern Saskatchewan whose lives and families were torn apart by the horrific violence on Sunday, September 4. We offer heartfelt condolences to those who lost loved ones, and we extend prayers and wishes for […] More


Statement on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

September 8, 2022 PHOTO: Queen Elizabeth tours the UBC Asian Centre during the 1983 Royal Visit (UBC Archives photograph #41.1/1161-2) The Faculty of Education joins the UBC and global communities in mourning the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We recognize and honour Her Majesty’s commitment, her dedication and the quiet devotion with which […] 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


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


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


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


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