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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


Congratulations to Dr. Patricia Vertinsky, Recipient of the Roberta J. Park Award for Scholarly Distinction

The Faculty of Education extends congratulations to Distinguished University Scholar and Professor Dr. Patricia Vertinsky, recipient of the Roberta J. Park Award for Scholarly Distinction awarded by the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH). Dr. Vertinsky is recognized for her exceptional research contributions enhancing the understanding and appreciation of sport from a historical perspective. More


Congratulations to Dr. Harper Keenan, recipient of a 2022 National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr. Harper Keenan, who has been awarded a 2022 National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. The fellowship grants support early career scholars to make significant scholarly and research contributions to the field of education. The program also develops the careers of its recipients through professional development activities involving National Academy of Education members. More


Nuances of Blackness in the Canadian Academy edited by Drs. Awad Ibrahim, Tamari Kitossa, Malinda Smith and Handel Kashope Wright

Nuances of Blackness in the Canadian Academy is a new book edited by Drs. Awad Ibrahim, Tamari Kitossa, Malinda Smith and Handel Kashope Wright, released in February 2022. It contains essays which focus on Black life in academia and offer new historical, social and cultural insights into what it means to be a Black academic. More


Congratulations to all graduates

Sincere congratulations to all Faculty of Education graduates! We salute you for your scholarship and commitment to education throughout your time with us. On May 26, 2022, the following Faculty of Education graduates crossed the stage: PhD, EdD, MA, MPPGA, MEd, MET, MMEd, BA, BEd (Elementary Program), BEd (Middle Years), BEd (Secondary Program), and Diploma […] More


Six Questions with Dr. Thomas Schanding

Dr. Thomas Schanding is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education and Area Coordinator for the School and Applied Child Psychology (SACP) Program, which prepares graduate students to become practicing psychologists. Dr. Schanding's research program focuses on the social-emotional, mental and behavioral health of students, as well as the social experiences and school functioning of 2SLGBTQIA+ youth. 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


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


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


Scarfe Construction News

Upgrades & Renovations: Level 3 offices Neville Scarfe Lecture Block Update: July 7, 2022 Construction is proceeding along the expected schedule. Electrical and framing work are complete, and drywalling is underway. Millwork is being installed later in July, with glazing to be completed approximately four weeks after the millwork. We anticipate some delays in the […] 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Drs. Cash Ahenakew, Sharon Stein and Vanessa Andreotti receive Research Excellence Cluster funding

March 24, 2022 Dr. Cash Ahenakew and his Faculty of Education co-applicants Dr. Sharon Stein and Dr. Vanessa Andreotti received funding for one of 27 new Research Excellence Clusters in the most recent Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters competition for their project Beyond Window-Dressing Reconciliation in Health: Settler-Clinician Responsibilities. The Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters […] More


Dr. Handel Kashope Wright is an invited member of the national Inter-institutional Steering Committee of the Scarborough Charter

Congratulations to Dr. Handel Kashope Wright, an invited member of the national Inter-institutional Steering Committee on Inclusive Higher Education (Inter-institutional Steering Committee) of the Scarborough Charter on Anti-Black Racism and Black Inclusion in Canadian Higher Education: Principles, Actions and Accountability (Scarborough Charter). More