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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


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