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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


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


Indigenous Alumni Network (IAN) Launch

Event Description Join us on March 14th 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 their […] 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


Dr. Jan Hare secures funding for a new Early Childhood Education MOOC: Nurturing Childhoods Through Indigenous Ways of Knowing

February 5, 2024 Photographer: Fiddler, W. (2023, March 19). [Anishinaabe Baby]. We are delighted to announce a groundbreaking development in Canada’s early learning and child care sector – an upcoming, new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) titled, “Nurturing Childhoods Through Indigenous Ways of Knowing.” This innovative initiative is spearheaded by esteemed Anishinaabe scholar and educator […] More


2023 Graduate Student Major Award Winners

February 2, 2024 We are pleased to announce the below 2023 major research awards awarded to Faculty of Education graduate students Tri-agency funding programs The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) jointly administers many funding programs with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). The […] More


Annual Recognition Celebration | January 30, 2024

Event Description Faculty, staff and instructors are invited to attend the UBC Faculty of Education’s Annual Recognition Celebration (formerly named the Faculty Recognition Celebration) where we will commemorate faculty members’ achievements in research, teaching and service, as well as postdoctoral fellows’ and staff members’ achievements. Reception The reception will be catered by Sage Catering. Each […] More


Alumni Breakfast & Matinee: How To Train Your Dragon | January 28, 2024

Event Description Embrace the festive spirit this Lunar New Year with a morning of joyous camaraderie, delectable food, and an enchanting movie experience! We invite you to a heartwarming alumni gathering that celebrates the Year of the Dragon. Indulge in a delightful continental breakfast and join us for a special screening of the beloved 2010 […] More


Dr. Mary Bryson’s appointment as Academic Director of the Public Humanities Hub is extended

January 24, 2024 The UBC Faculty of Education is pleased to announce an extension of Dr. Mary Bryson’s appointment as Academic Director of the Public Humanities Hub through June 30, 2025. The Public Humanities Hub (PHH) began as a three-year pilot project in 2019 to foster and support collaborative research, as well as to highlight […] More


Dr. Rosalin Miles is inducted into the North American Indigenous Athletics Hall of Fame

January 23, 2024 North American Indigenous Athletics Hall of Fame The North American Indigenous Athletics Hall of Fame (NAIAHF) honours and recognizes Indigenous sports cultures by recognizing outstanding leadership and achievement in individual and team athletics. By honouring and celebrating the empowered journey of the annually inducted individuals and teams, their stories inspire future generations […] More


UBC Faculty of Education alumna Linda M. Perry, CM, appointed to the Order of Canada

January 22, 2024 On December 28, 2023, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, announced 78 new appointments to the Order of Canada. Among them is UBC Faculty of Education alumna Linda M. Perry, Member of the Order of Canada (CM). The Order of Canada is one of Canada’s highest honours. […] More


2023 Graduate Student Endowed Award Winners

January 9, 2024   The Office of the Associate Dean, Academic, Graduate, and Innovation, is pleased to announce the following graduate student award winners in the 2023 Graduate Student Endowed Awards competition. These merit-based awards are given in recognition of magistral or doctoral students (as applicable to the award) who have demonstrated high academic achievement […] More


2023 Holiday Message

December 12, 2023   Aanii. Greetings. I’m excited to connect with each one of you— students, staff, instructors, faculty, alumni, donors, and other members of our community—as we reflect upon all that we have accomplished this calendar year, define our aspirations for the year ahead, and wind down, looking forward to resting and rejuvenating over […] More


NITEP Alumni & Friends Reception | December 1, 2023

Photo: 2019 NITEP Gathering Event Description Dr. Jan Hare Dean pro tem welcomes you to the 2023 NITEP Alumni and Friends Reception at the First Nations Education Steering Committee’s Education Conference. Join us for a chance to re-connect with alumni and friends and to congratulate the Reconciliation and Decolonization Alumni Award recipient, Marjorie Dumont, BEd’96, […] More


Faculty of Education’s Graduation Reception | November 23, 2023

Event Description The Faculty of Education invites you to attend a reception at Cecil Green Park House on Thursday, November 23, 2023 – directly after your convocation! The event will include a light fare lunch reception, coffee, and a chance to celebrate alongside your friends, family, and fellow graduates. Date Thursday, November 23, 2023 Timings […] More


Learning and Leadership in the Early Years | November 21, 2023

Dean’s Community Engagement Series 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. Jeffrey Wood of Laurentian University, Aimee Blow of the Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District, and Kirsten […] More


Breakfast with the Dean | Staff Social | November 21, 2023

The Faculty of Education staff is cordially invited to a delightful breakfast social with Jan Hare, our esteemed Dean pro tem. We invite you to join us for an hour of engaging conversation over freshly brewed coffee, a selection of teas, a delectable continental breakfast spread, and camaraderie. More


Staff Professional Development Session: Leadership Development | November 28 or 30, 2023

Workshop In our ever-changing post-secondary landscape, the skills required for strong leaders to not simply survive, but to adapt, grow, and thrive are evolving. Whether participants are seasoned leaders or in the early stages of their leadership journey, this interactive leadership development workshop will provide valuable insights and practical strategies for success. It is designed […] More


Book Launch: Races by Valerie Jerome, BEd’79 | November 15, 2023

About the Book: Races The inside track on an under-told story about the intersection of race and sports in Canada. In the 1960s, Harry Jerome set 7 world records, including the 100-yard dash, earning him the title of the world’s fastest man. His grandfather, John “Army” Howard, was Canada’s first Black Olympian, running in Stockholm […] More


20 Faculty of Education faculty members recognized among the world’s top 3% most-cited scientists

November 17, 2023 Congratulations to the 20 faculty members of the Faculty of Education who have been recognized among the world’s top 3% most-cited scientists, according to Stanford University’s science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators published in October 2023. Name Rank (top %) Dr. Mark Beauchamp 1 Dr. Robert Boushel 1 Dr. Deborah Butler […] More


Strategic Equity and Anti-Racism (StEAR) Framework and the Faculty of Education Matching Fund

November 2, 2023 Strategic Equity and Anti-Racism Framework (StEAR) Introduced in 2023, the StEAR Framework is a community-engaged, data-informed, action-oriented and accountability-driven planning tool developed to guide the implementation of equity and anti-racism priorities and the cyclical evaluation of progress over the next three to five years. As part of the University’s commitment to implement […] More


2024 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings

October 27, 2023 UBC Faculty of Education ranks 2nd in Canada and 23rd globally for education Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings highlights universities leading across various disciplines, including education, teacher training, and academic studies in education. The education subject table uses the same range of 18 performance indicators used in the overall 2024 […] More


Maclean’s Education 2024 Rankings: UBC Faculty of Education ties 1st in Canada

October 12, 2023 The UBC Faculty of Education is tied for first place in Canada in Maclean’s 2024 University Rankings Once again, the UBC Faculty of Education is tied for first place in Canada for education programs in both research and program reputation in Maclean’s Education 2024 University Rankings. Maclean’s annual university rankings were established […] More


Truth and Reconciliation 2023

September 25, 2023 Truth and Reconciliation Week is dedicated to acknowledging and addressing the profound impact of the Indian residential school system on Indigenous communities and fostering a spirit of healing, understanding, and reconciliation. Let us unite with a shared commitment to reconciliation and optimism, underscoring the fundamental truth that every child matters. More


Inaugural UBC Faculty of Education Reconciliation and Decolonization Alumni Award Recipients

September 25, 2023 Jan Hare, Dean pro tem, is pleased to announce the inaugural UBC Faculty of Education Reconciliation and Decolonization Alumni Award recipients: Marjorie Dumont and Mindy Carter More


UBC Homecoming 2023 | September 23, 2023

UBC Homecoming: Faculty of Education Open House Truth and Reconciliation: Connect, Create, and Learn Join us at 2023 UBC Homecoming for the Faculty of Education’s open house, where you can embark on a journey of learning focused on Truth and Reconciliation through interactive activities. Enjoy a welcoming, all-ages atmosphere filled with shared stories and educational, […] More


Fostering Inclusivity Through SOGI Education: A Shared Commitment

September 20, 2023 A Message from Jan Hare, Dean pro tem Today, I want to underscore our shared commitment to cultivating educational environments that are truly inclusive and diverse, with a particular emphasis on the critical importance of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) education. In recognition of the ongoing challenges faced by SOGI education, […] More


Dr. Eli Puterman elected Member to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

September 14, 2023 Dr. Eli Puterman, Member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists Dr. Eli Puterman is among ten UBC faculty members who have been inducted as a fellow or new member to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) in 2023. Founded in 2014, the RSC’s College of […] More


Welcome Message from the Dean

As we prepare for the commencement of a new academic year, I extend a heartfelt welcome to all members of the UBC Faculty of Education, including those who join us in person and for virtual programming. September marks a time of great excitement for us all. We embark on a fresh journey of discovery, growth and inspiration in our teaching, research, and engagement. More