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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 Construction: beginning April 11, 2022 Level 3 offices in the Lecture Block of the Neville Scarfe Building are undergoing renovations to reallocate and refresh the current space. What to expect during construction Increased noise at the start of the project during demolition. Noisy work during […] 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


Dr. Annette Henry is celebrated in the 2022 publication of 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women

Dr. Annette Henry's scholarship examines race, class, language, gender and culture in socio-cultural contexts of teaching and learning in the lives of Black students, Black oral histories and Black women teachers’ practice in Canada, the United States and the Caribbean. She has written extensively about equity in the academy, diverse feminisms and conceptual and methodological research issues, especially in culture-specific contexts. More


Congratulations to Dr. Ryuko Kubota, recipient of UBC’s Envisioning Equality award

Congratulations to Faculty of Education professor Dr. Ryuko Kubota, recipient of UBC's Envisioning Equality award in recognition of her significant accomplishments and contributions to the university. More


Congratulations to the Faculty of Education Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund award recipients

Please join the Faculty of Education in extending our congratulations to the members of the Faculty who have received Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) awards for the 2022/2023 funding cycle. More


Message from the Dean

The Faculty of Education is deeply troubled by Russia’s unjust attacks on Ukraine and the related impact on our community members. We express solidarity with Ukraine and join the international chorus of leaders calling for an immediate end to violence in the region. More


Congratulations to Dr. Jan Hare, Spencer Foundation grant recipient

Congratulations to Dr. Jan Hare, Dean pro tem, on receiving a Spencer Foundation grant for her Indigenous-led Teacher Education in Global and Local Contexts: Setting Research Priorities and New Directions project. More


Superdiversity and Teacher Education: Supporting teachers in working with culturally, linguistically, and racially diverse students, families, and communities edited by Guofang Li, Jim Anderson, Jan Hare, and Marianne McTavish

This edited volume addresses the pressing imperative to understand and attend to the needs of the fast-growing population of minority students who are increasingly considered "superdiverse" in their cultural, linguistic and racial backgrounds. Superdiverse learners—including native-born learners (Indigenous and immigrant families), foreign-born immigrant students and refugees—may fill multiple categories of "diversity" at once. More


Dr. Jan Hare’s appointment as Dean pro tem of the UBC Faculty of Education extended

Santa J. Ono, President and Vice-Chancellor, UBC is pleased to extend the appointment of Dr. Jan Hare as Dean pro tem of the UBC Faculty of Education. Dr. Hare, an 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 UBC Faculty of Education. More


Call for Contributions: Indigenous Historiographies, Place, and Memory in Decolonizing Educational Research, Policy, and Pedagogic Praxis

We are honoured to submit a Call for Contributions for a special issue of The Journal of Contemporary Issues in Education (JCIE) in honour, memory and celebration of the life and work of UBC Professor Michael Marker. Professor Marker was an Indigenous scholar, storyteller, elder, musician, gentle activist, and long-term relation of the Lummi Nation. More


Congratulations to the recipients of a UBC Equity Enhancement Fund Grant

In January 2022, Dr. Reg D’Silva, Dr. Lesley Andres, Anna Bin, Michael Wilkinson, and Dr. Siobhan McPhee (Faculty of Arts) received an Equity Enhancement Fund grant of $5,500 for the project “Equity in Faculty Hiring: Evaluation of a Two-Year Hiring Pilot Initiative”. The project seeks to evaluate the two-year pilot initiative launched by the Faculty in 2020 to improve EDI in the Faculty’s hiring practices. The funding from the Equity Enhancement Fund will support part of the team’s efforts in evaluating this pilot initiative. More


Community Update

Welcome to the Community Update’s first issue of 2022, which I hope will be a kinder and gentler year for our communities and our province. The past 22 months have taught us that even the most stable and orderly of systems, like BC’s public education system, can be thrown off balance by external forces. As a Faculty of Education, our concerns include not only learners and educators in the K-12 education system but also early childhood learners and educators, adult learners and educators, and our own teacher education and graduate students. More


Neoliberalism and Public Education Finance in Canada: Reframing Educational Leadership as Entrepreneurship

Neoliberalism and Public Education Finance in Canada: Reframing Educational Leadership as Entrepreneurship is a new book by Faculty of Education authors Dr. Wendy Poole, Dr. Vicheth Sen and Dr. Gerald Fallon. Situated in the world of BC's school district administrators (SDAs), the book reports on research into a neoliberal public education policy environment that is characterized by retrenchment of government expenditure on public education, and the imperative for school districts to actively generate supplementary revenue through entrepreneurial and other means. More


Six Questions with Dr. Anusha Kassan

In her research, Dr. Anusha Kassan, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, explores the migration experiences of same-sex binational couples, newcomer youth, 2SLGBTQIA+ newcomers and more. Dr. Kassan also investigates cultural and social justice competencies among graduate students and field supervisors. We asked Dr. Kassan six questions to learn more about her research interests. More


Native Northwest Award in Education for Indigenous Students

Awards totalling $2,000 have been made available annually through a gift from Native Northwest Reconciliation Fund for First Nations, Inuit and Métis students enrolled in the Indigenous Teacher Education Program (NITEP) program who have demonstrated good academic standing. More