News

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


Community Update | March 2023

March 2023 | Published once each term Message from Dr. Jan Hare, Dean pro tem Aanii—Greetings! Spring is nearly upon us. It is a time of renewal, growth and rejuvenation, especially now with the longer days of light. I hope you are all taking care of yourselves and those within your circles—students, staff, faculty, instructors, […] 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


UBC Knowledge Exchange and Mobilization Scholars for 2023

February 21, 2023. The UBC Knowledge Exchange Unit announced today that Faculty of Education’s Dr. Jasmin Ma and Dr. Michelle Stack are among the first cohort of Knowledge Exchange and Mobilization (KxM) Scholars. 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


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


Statement on protests in Iran

The Faculty of Education stands with the people of Iran whose demonstrations in response to the tragic death of Mahsa Amini are being met with violence and repression. Peaceful protest is one of the hallmarks of a thriving society in which all human rights are valued. More


UBC Faculty of Education’s Reconciliation and Decolonization Alumni Award

As part of its recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the UBC Faculty of Education is pleased to announce a new award, the Reconciliation and Decolonization Alumni Award. The award recognizes extraordinary alumni who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, integrity, respect, and commitment to furthering decolonization efforts or reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples or communities, or who has inspired others to continued decolonization or reconciliation efforts. More


Orange Shirt Art Installation at Scarfe

Hundreds of tiny orange shirts and sweaters are on display in the Neville Scarfe Building. Each little garment represents a child who did not return home from residential school or a survivor who was forever changed. This dynamic art installation provides a site of remembrance and reconciling of residential schools. A public unveiling ceremony will be held Monday, October 3, 2022, 11:30 am–12:30 pm. More


Bringing Indigenous ways of knowing into mental health supports

Dr. Johanna Sam’s team at UBC is listening to the experiences of diverse youth to help them develop coping strategies for cyberbullying. While young people may not use the term “cyberbullying,” they sure know when somebody is mean to them online. That can take different forms, from having an unwanted photo of them shared on social media to being excluded from a group chat. More


Congratulations to the 2022 President’s Staff Awards recipients

September 14, 2022 We are pleased to announce two Faculty of Education staff members are the recipients of this year’s President’s Service Awards for Excellence and the President’s Staff awards. The awards are presented by the university annually to recognize staff members who demonstrate outstanding achievement and excellence within the UBC community. President’s Service Awards […] More


Dr. Verna Billy-Minnabarriet appointed Senior Advisor to the Dean on Indigenous Education

September 9, 2022 Dr. Verna Billy-Minnabarriet of the St’uxwtews (Bonaparte Indian Band) and raised in the Secwepemc and Nlaka’pamux territories has assumed the role of Senior Advisor to the Dean on Indigenous Education commencing September 1, 2022 and continuing until June 30, 2023. Dr. Billy-Minnabarriet is the former Vice President at the Nicola Valley Institute […] More