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Dr. Surita Jhangiani appointed David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education

June 29, 2023 Congratulations to Dr. Surita Jhangiani being appointed David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education for a three-year term. We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Surita Jhangiani from the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education (ECPS) as the David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education for a three-year term […] More


Carol Todd, BEd’84 receives 2023 Alumni Educator of the Year Award

June 22, 2023 Alumni Educator of the Year 2023 We are delighted to announce that Carol Todd, BEd’84, has been selected as Alumni Educator of the Year by UBC Faculty of Education. The Alumni Educator of the Year Award was created in 2012 to recognize outstanding achievements by UBC Faculty of Education alumni who are […] More


Research in Focus: Dr. Bruno Zumbo

June 21, 2023 UBC’s Research in Focus features the work of Dr. Bruno Zumbo, Professor & Distinguished University Scholar, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Psychometrics and Measurement. Story Research in Focus: Bruno D. Zumbo More


Celebrating 2023 Faculty of Education retirees

June 21, 2023 UBC Education Dean pro tem Jan Hare at faculty retirement event on June 5, 2023. On June 5, 2023, we gathered in UBC Vancouver’s Marine Drive ballroom to celebrate and recognize faculty retirees for their leadership and contributions to the Faculty of Education over the course of their careers. We express our […] More


Educational Technology Support (ETS) is becoming Learning Design and Digital Innovation (LDDI)

On July 1, 2023, ETS will become Learning Design and Digital Innovation (LDDI) to better describe the current operations and goals. Changes will take place over the coming weeks and made final on July 1. More


Dean’s Awards for Staff Excellence 2022–23

June 9, 2023 Dr. Jan Hare, Dean pro tem, presented this year’s Dean’s Awards for Staff Excellence at Faculty of Education Staff Appreciation Lunch. The Outstanding Service Award and the Emerging Leader Award recognize excellence in personal achievements and contributions to the Faculty of Education, UBC and to the vision and goals of the University. […] More


UBC launches early childhood education certificate program for Deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Beginning in September, adult learners who are Deaf or hard of hearing can enroll in a B.C. early childhood education basic certificate program that has been adapted to meet their learning needs. It’s the first program of its kind in Canada. More


SSHRC Connection Grant recipients

May 30, 2023 UBC Faculty of Education scholars, Dr. Margaret Macintyre Latta and Dr. Bill Cohen, received a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Connection Grant with matching funds from the Faculty of Education Research Infrastructure Support Services (RISS) Grant to help develop a multi-day forum to support educators and researchers in decolonizing and […] More


Dr. Annette Henry selected for Carol Crealock Memorial Award 2023

We are delighted to share that Dr. Annette Henry will be honoured with the Carol Crealock Memorial Award at the 2023 Canadian Society for the Study of Education conference. More


Make-up Monday

May 18, 2023 The Vancouver Senate has approved a motion to designate Thursday, October 12, 2023 as a “Make-up Monday” for purposes of academic scheduling. Classes normally scheduled on Thursday, October 12 are cancelled, and will be replaced by the classes normally scheduled on a Monday. During the 2023 calendar year, statutory holidays have created […] More


Dr. Rita Irwin receives 2023 AERA Outstanding Achievement in Arts and Learning Award

Congratulations to Dr. Rita Irwin, Distinguished University Scholar and Professor in the Faculty of Education, who received the 2023 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Outstanding Achievement in Arts and Learning Award from the AERA Arts and Learning Special Interest Groups (SIGs). More


Dr. Wendy Klassen and Dr. Lee Gunderson receive 2023 ABCDE Teaching Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Wendy Klassen on receiving ABCDE’s Teacher Educator Award and Dr. Lee Gunderson on receiving the Teacher Advocate Award. More


Dr. Claudia Ruitenberg appointed President-Elect of the Philosophy of Education Society

The Faculty of Education is delighted to announce that Dr. Claudia Ruitenberg, has been appointed President-Elect of the Philosophy of Education Society (PES). Dr. Ruitenberg will serve as President in 2024–2025 and will preside over the Philosophy of Education Society Conference in March 2025. More


Dean Blye Frank Graduate Scholarship in Education 2022-23 recipients

Please join the Faculty of Education in extending congratulations to recipients of Dean Blye Frank Graduate Scholarship in Education for the 2022–23 funding cycle: Christina Cook and Iskander Lee. More


Community Update | May 2023

May 2023 | Published once each term Message from Dr. Jan Hare, Dean pro tem Aanii – Greetings! As the university’s academic year and the public education system’s school year comes to an end, I am excited to share with you some initiatives and accomplishments of the last term in the Faculty of Education. Prioritizing […] More


2022-23 Community-University Engagement Support (CUES) funding recipients

Congratulations to Dr. Andrea Bundon, Dr. Rosalin Miles and Dr. E. Wayne Ross on receiving Community-University Engagement Support (CUES) funding. A total of $747,270 was awarded to 31 successful projects. Receiving up to $25,000 each, these projects are exceptional examples of community-university partnerships addressing priority issues across the province. More


2023–24 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 2023/2024 funding cycle. More


2023 Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards

April 19, 2023 Congratulations to our Faculty of Education Teaching Assistants who received graduate teaching assistant awards in 2023 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 […] More


Dr. Peter Arthur, recipient of a Killam Teaching Prize

April 19, 2023 We are excited to share that Dr. Peter Arthur—a Professor of Teaching and Director, Professional Programs & Summer Institute in Education at the Okanagan School of Education—has received a 2023 Killam Teaching Prize. As one of six Killam institutions, UBC offers yearly awards from the Killam Endowment Fund to faculty and teaching […] More


Dr. Mary K. Bryson appointed Academic Director, Public Humanities Hub (PHH)

Dr. Mary K. Bryson has been appointed Academic Co-Director of the Public Humanities Hub (PHH) for an initial three months before assuming the role of Academic Director beginning July 1, 2023. “The Hub is a great source of Public Humanities seed grant and cluster grant research funding that is available to our graduate students and faculty members, with related opportunities to form and fund interdisciplinary collaborative scholarly initiatives.” More


Dean’s Distinguished Lecture: The Impact of Armed Conflict on Children and Families | Recording

2023 Dean’s Distinguished Lecture The Dean’s Distinguished Lecture series highlights ongoing work in the Faculty of Education and beyond to address some of society’s most pressing problems. Dr. Jan Hare, Dean pro tem of the Faculty of Education welcomes our 2023 Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer, Dr. Myriam Denov, Canada Research Chair in Children, Families and Armed […] More


Dr. Myron A. Medina awarded 2022 Ted T. Aoki Prize for Outstanding Dissertation in Curriculum Studies

The 2022 Ted T. Aoki Prize for Outstanding Dissertation in Curriculum Studies has been awarded to Dr. Myron A. Medina (Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy). More


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


2023 QS World University Rankings by Subject – Faculty of Education

March 24, 2023 The UBC Faculty of Education is ranked 8th in North America and 15th 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. 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