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International Transgender Day of Visibility 2023

On this International Transgender Day of Visibility, we would like to highlight some of the research in the UBC Faculty of Education that forms part of our ongoing efforts to foster inclusive spaces for our trans and gender diverse students, faculty, staff, and community members. More


Dr. Cash Ahenakew receives 2023–24 UBC Research Excellence Cluster fund

UBC Education Associate Professor Dr. Cash Ahenakew was awarded 2023–24 UBC Research Excellence Cluster funding for his research project Beyond Window-Dressing Reconciliation in Health: Settler-Clinician Responsibilities. More


My Broken Heart documentary: A conversation with Dr. Jillianne Code

March 23, 2023 Dr. Jillianne Code, assistant professor and researcher at the UBC Faculty of Education, is featured in a documentary that follows three heart transplant patients over five years. The documentary, My Broken Heart, premiers Sunday, March 26, 2023 at the HeartLife Foundation Canada Fundraiser at the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) Centre in […] More


Free Online Anti-racism Awareness Course

On the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, we highlight this free online course on anti-racism awareness developed by Dr. Bathseba Opini and team. The course is offered through the Professional Development & Community Engagement unit of the Faculty of Education. More


DaeYoung Goh receives the 2022 Curriculum Journal Editors’ Choice Award from the British Educational Research Association

The annual Curriculum Journal Editors’ Choice Award, which recognizes the best paper published in the journal in 2022, was awarded to Daeyoung Goh for his paper Rethinking textbooks as active social agents in interpretivist research. More


Congratulations to 2022 UBC Partnership Recognition and Exploration Fund recipients

Congratulations to UBC Education graduate student Sarah Panofsky and faculty members Drs. Anusha Kassan and Jasmin Ma who received funding from the UBC Partnership Recognition and Exploration (PRE) Fund for their projects that are empowering community–university collaboration and relationship building. Receiving up to $1,500 each, this year’s projects are exceptional examples of how communities and […] More


Dean’s Awards for Staff Excellence 2022–23

The Dean’s Awards for Staff Excellence were created in 2001 as an annual celebration of the Faculty’s appreciation for the valuable contributions of our staff. These awards are bestowed in recognition of excellence in personal and professional achievements and contributions to the vision, mission, and goals of the Faculty, and of the University as a whole. More


UBC Okanagan launches Doctor of Education program

UBCO will soon be offering a Doctorate of Education program with the majority of the coursework delivered online. UBC Okanagan has a new graduate degree that will provide educators and leaders an opportunity to advance their careers while staying in their local community. More


UBC Education’s 2020–2022 Research Report

The Faculty of Education has released the 2020–2022 Research Report. Learn about our research centres, scholarly awards and grants, chairs and professorships, and the work of the Office of Research in Education, and discover the diverse and innovative research emerging from across the Faculty by researchers at different stages of their careers. More


Dr. Tania Lam and team receive CIHR Project Grant to investigate effects of pelvic floor muscle exercises in people with spinal cord injury

Dr. Tania Lam, UBC Education professor and principal investigator, and team were awarded a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant for their research project, The PELvUS Study. Co-applicants include Drs. Andrea Bundon (UBC Faculty of Education), Andrei Krassioukov (UBC) and Matthias Walter (University of Twente). More


Dr. Verna Billy-Minnabarriet selected for 2023 Great Trekker Award

Congratulations to Dr. Verna Billy-Minnabarriet who received the 2023 Great Trekker Award at the UBC Alma Mater Society Awards Gala on February 16, 2023 in recognition of her lifetime of leadership and devotion to creating a space for Indigenous education to thrive. More


Dr. Anusha Kassan receives Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal

Dr Anusha Kassan, Associate Professor UBC Education, was honoured with Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal by The Immigrant Education Society (TIES) for her outstanding service in immigration research and education. More


Announcing the Dean Blye Frank Graduate Scholarship in Education

Scholarships totalling $10,000 have been made available annually through a gift from Dr. Robert Quartermain, in honour of Dean Blye Frank, who served as Dean of the Faculty of Education for ten years. The award supports outstanding Faculty of Education graduate students whose research focuses on creating education policy and education curriculum, and educating educators in SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity)-inclusive education. More


2022 Graduate Student Endowed Awards Winners

The Office of the Associate Dean, Academic, Graduate and Innovation is pleased to announce the following graduate student award winners in the 2022 Graduate Student Endowed Awards competition. More


UBC Education researchers awarded Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies: Catalyst Collaboration Fund grants for climate and nature emergency research

January 5, 2023 The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies awarded UBC Faculty of Education researchers—Dr. Cash Ahenakew and Dr. Liv Yoon—Catalyst Collaboration Fund (Cycle 2) grants. The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS) brings together scholars from around the world to engage in research that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries and explores innovative ways […] More


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


Universal Design for Learning Fellows Program

The UDL Fellows Program will support faculty and staff to develop expertise in UDL through a cohort-based professional development program. The call for proposals will close on January 26, 2023. 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