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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


Dr. Vanessa Andreotti is appointed as the David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education

Congratulations to Dr. Vanessa Andreotti on her appointment as the David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education for a three-year term. As described in Dr. Andreotti's exciting vision for the Chair, she will work in three different fronts of engagement (student-led activities, community collaborations, and curriculum development), with three cross-cutting thematic areas that will be emphasized in each year of her term as Chair. More


Congratulations to the Faculty of Education’s SSHRC grant recipients

The Faculty of Education is dedicated to advancing educational research in ways that celebrate diversity, equity and innovation. We are pleased to announce that four Faculty research projects have been awarded Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grants. SSHRC provides grants to support post-secondary-based research, research training and knowledge mobilization activities in the social sciences and humanities. More


Dr. Donald McKenzie is appointed to the Order of Canada

Dr. Donald (Don) McKenzie, OC, MSM, Professor (Retired), Faculty of Education, is appointed to the Order of Canada as an Officer (OC), an honour bestowed in recognition of achievement and merit of a high degree, especially service to Canada or to humanity at large. Don has made considerable contributions to exercise and sports medicine, and his work with breast cancer survivors has had the most observable impact on our society. More


The Faculty of Education welcomes Dr. Dustin Louie, incoming Director of NITEP

The Faculty of Education, together with the Office of Indigenous Education and the Indigenous Teacher Education Program (NITEP), is pleased to announce that Dr. Dustin Louie has joined the Faculty as Director of NITEP. More


Edith Lando Virtual Learning Centre

The Faculty of Education is proud to announce that the Edith Lando Virtual Learning Centre is open. The Edith Lando Virtual Learning Centre meets learners where they are—online—with innovative learning tools, resources, strategies, and support. Helping to remediate education inequities the pandemic has highlighted, the Centre designs and places current learning tools and evidence-informed technological practices into the hands of communities often overlooked and underserved by online education. More


Raising Nisga’a Language, Cultural Sovereignty, and Land-based Education with Traditional Carving Knowledge

Noxs Ts’awit Dr. Amy Parent of the Wilp (House) Ni’isjoohl, Assistant Professor in the UBC Faculty of Education, is the Principal Investigator of the Raising Nisga’a Language, Cultural Sovereignty, and Land-based Education with Traditional Carving Knowledge (RNL) multi-year research project with her Nation. The RNL project began in 2020 to support ongoing efforts to strengthen the Nisga’a language, culture, and ways of life. More


Warm Wishes for the Holiday Season

As winter break approaches, it offers us time to reflect on and make meaning of the past year so that we can look to the year ahead with renewed purpose. Your collective effort, resilience and commitment continue to inspire curiosity, innovation, and compassion in learning, teaching, conducting research, and the work we do on our Okanagan and Vancouver campuses, in field centres across the province, and at sites of engagement across Canada and around the world. More


Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Faculty of Education

Dayna McCracken is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who is “embedded” in the Faculty of Education and is specialized in helping Faculty of Education students. Dayna provides workshops and outreach support tailored specifically to the concerns that Faculty of Education students commonly experience. She can also meet students individually to find out more about their particular concerns, working collaboratively to make a wellness plan that is right for them. More


New Master of Education in Indigenous Education receives Ministerial Approval

UBC Faculty of Education will be home to British Columbia’s first Master of Education in Indigenous Education. The Faculty’s proposed Master of Education in Indigenous Education received approval from the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training. The program will be designed for educators, educational administrators and leaders, Indigenous community members, and other professionals in education settings who want in-depth preparation on K-12 Indigenous educational frameworks and community relationships that build upon Indigenous knowledge systems. More


Annual Seasonal Shutdown and Holiday Tips

Before leaving for this holiday season, help save energy and keep valuables safe by taking some simple actions:   Preparing for Extreme Winter Weather at UBC As per the Snow Policy, if UBC is subject to extreme winter weather conditions, the administration may decide to cancel or reschedule classes and/or curtail non-essential services. You are […] More


Learn-and-Earn: A new pathway to NITEP for Indigenous youth

The Faculty's Indigenous Teacher Education Program (NITEP) is committed to increasing the number of Indigenous educators provincially and nationally. NITEP prepares Indigenous teacher candidates with culturally appropriate resources and services at UBC's Vancouver campus and field centres across British Columbia. More


Tonje Molyneux receives a 2021-22 Killam Doctoral Scholarship

Congratulations to Tonje Molyneux, recipient of a 2021-22 Killam Doctoral Scholarship. Killam Doctoral Scholarships are the most prestigious awards available to UBC graduate students. Learn how she's advancing the science and practice of social and emotional learning (SEL). More


Graduation Fall 2021

On November 23 and 24, 2021, a new cohort graduates from the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Congratulations to all graduates as they embark on the next stage of their journey. More


UBC Orchard Garden is a finalist for the global Roots and Shoots 30th Anniversary Growing Together Long-term Award

UBC Orchard Garden is a finalist for the global Roots and Shoots 30th Anniversary Growing Together Long-term Award. Roots and Shoots, a program of the Jane Goodall Institute, is a global movement of youth who are empowered to use their voice and actions to make compassionate decisions that influence and lead change in their communities. More


Canada History Week

November 22, 2021 Source: Canada History Week Digital Magazine Canada History Week calls all of us to reflect on and engage with the people and events that shaped our country. This year’s theme, Indigenous History, highlights stories of Indigenous languages, culture and leadership. We asked some of our Faculty of Education historians to recommend books […] More


Janusz Korczak Association of Canada Awards Presentation

November 16, 2021 On November 15, the Faculty of Education partnered with the Janusz Korczak Association (JKA) of Canada to present the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture featuring Dr. Cindy Blackstock. Following the lecture, members of the JKA Board of Directors presented the Janusz Korczak Scholarship in Children’s Rights and Indigenous Education, the Janusz Korczak Association of […] More


Veterans’ Week

Veterans' Week honours those who have served Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace. As we honour and remember those who served and sacrificed for a better world, learn about some historic Canadians highlighted below. More


Institute for Veterans Education and Transition helps bring hundreds of Afghan interpreters and their families to Canada

IVET has helped bring hundreds of Afghan interpreters who worked with the Canadian military, and their families, to Canada. IVET has also helped move hundreds of Canada’s Afghan allies to safe houses in Afghanistan, where they wait, hoping for Canadian government assistance. Watch The Fifth Estate’s documentary, Abandoned in Afghanistan: Canada’s Failed Promise, which shares the efforts of Tim Laidler and the community of Canadian veterans to bring former interpreters out of Afghanistan. More


New Open Online Course: Historical, Systemic and Intersectional Anti-racism: From Awareness to Action

UBC Faculty of Education is delighted to offer a free open online anti-racism course. Through systematically uncovering implicit and explicit forms of racism and its colonial and intersectional impacts on marginalized peoples and their communities, participants will gain a deep understanding of the hegemony of racism, as well as how it is embedded and experienced in everyday interactions and relationships. More


Community Update

Welcome to the inaugural edition of Community Update, an opportunity to share with you a little bit about what I am currently focusing on, along with some of the scholarly and other work going on in our Faculty of Education. More


Maclean’s 2022 Rankings

October 12, 2021 According to the recently published 2022 Maclean’s rankings for education programs, the UBC Faculty of Education ties as 1st in Canada. Maclean’s seventh annual program rankings assess programs and research from a reputation perspective. Maclean’s contacted faculty and senior administrators at universities across Canada. Academics were asked if their area of expertise […] More


UBC Black Futures

Dr. Annette Henry’s UBC Black Futures is a two-pronged project spanning three years with secondary school students and undergraduate students, part of a larger five university project. Learn more about the projects by watching the online event hosted by York University on October 6, 2021, Securing Black Futures: A National Partnership to Advance Youth Academic and Career Success. More


Education about and for the Amazon rainforest and Indigenous rights

The Last Warning educational initiative is an extension of a long-term research collaboration between the Huni Kui Indigenous People’s Federation in the Amazon and researchers from the Department of Educational Studies, including Dr. Vanessa Andreotti, Dr. Cash Ahenakew and Dr. Sharon Stein. More


National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30th is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation UBC Faculty of Education is situated within the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) and Syilx (Okanagan) peoples. These lands and places are steeped in histories and knowledges of the original peoples of these territories. Orange Shirt Day, also known as the […] More


2021 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings

September 28, 2021 According to the recently published 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by subject, the UBC Faculty of Education places 2nd nationally and 22nd globally for education. THE World University Rankings highlight universities that are leading across various disciplines, including education, teacher education, and academic studies in education. The subject of […] More