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Faculty of Education’s Spring Graduation Reception | May 26, 2022

  Thank you for joining us at the 2022 Spring Graduation Reception! We hope you enjoyed the event. Click here to access the photos, and read more about the graduation!   Event Description The Faculty of Education invites you to attend a reception in the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre immediately following your graduation on […] More


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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


Celebrate with the Faculty of Education | May 19, 2022

Thank you for joining us! We hope you enjoyed the event!   Event Description Faculty, instructors, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and staff are invited to a reception to celebrate scholarly achievements and a return to in-person events in the Faculty of Education. Refreshments, including one free drink ticket, will be provided. The Faculty of Education […] 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


Orientation for Summer Instructors | May 12, 2022

Event Description In anticipation of the start of the Summer 2022 academic session, the office of the Associate Dean, Academic and Innovation, invites all Faculty of Education instructors to attend a free, online instructor orientation during which presenters will speak on: student well-being and creating inclusive, student-focused syllabi equity, inclusion and accessibility grading practices and trends […] 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


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WKTEP Open House | May 9, 2022

Thank you for joining us at WKTEP Open House! We hope you enjoyed the event!   The Teacher Education Office and WKTEP alumni invite you to the WKTEP Open House to enjoy some light refreshments and celebrate 32 years of UBC teacher education in the Kootenays. Date Monday, May 9, 2022 Time 5:00 to 6:30 […] More


Faculty Meeting | May 5, 2022

Chair Dr. Jan Hare, Dean pro tem Date Thursday, May 5, 2022 Time 10:00 am to 12:00 pm PDT Location The Faculty Meeting will take place in a hybrid format. Faculty and staff are invited to attend in person; those who are unable to attend in person are invited to watch the live stream. Coffee […] More


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2022 Alumni Builder Award Reception

Thank you for joining us at the 2022 Alumni Builder Award Reception! We hope you enjoyed the event. Click here to access the photos.   The Alumni Builder Award recognizes a cross-section of alumni representing both campuses who have significantly contributed to the university and enriched the lives of others, and in doing so, have […] More


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Dean’s Community & Alumni Engagement Series | May 3, 2022

Join UBC’s Dean of Education, Dr. Jan Hare, for an online speaker series focusing on important questions and significant priorities that are engaging educators today, including reconciliation and decolonization in classrooms, taking up climate change matters in education, supporting youth mental health, and addressing race and inequality in school systems. More


An evening with UBC’s newest University Killam Professors

Join UBC’s six newest University Killam Professors for a unique glimpse into the future of their research and learn why the questions they are asking are important for us all. Discover what is inspiring these leading thinkers in diverse areas spanning physical rehabilitation, history, biomonitoring and age dating, multilingual literacy, ocean sustainability and evolutionary biology. […] More


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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


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UBC Dean of Education’s Reception at the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) 2022 Conference

Dr. Jan Hare, Dean pro tem, is pleased to host the annual UBC Faculty of Education Reception for faculty, graduate students, alum and friends at the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) 2022 Conference. 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


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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


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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


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Land Acknowledgements – Why do we do them?

Thank you for joining us at the Discussion Panel! We hope you enjoyed the event. Please see below for a recording.   Date Tuesday, April 12, 2022 | 5:00 PM – 6:30 pm PDT Where Virtually About Although it’s now the norm to begin speeches and events with land acknowledgements, not everyone may understand the […] More


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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


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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


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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


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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


Public Presentation for Reappointment of the Robert Quartermain Professor of Gender & Sexuality in Education – Dr. Harper Keenan

When: Monday, April 4, 2022 | 10:00 – 11:00 am Where: Zoom Reappointment of the Quartermain Professor of Gender & Sexuality in Education: Public Presentation As part of the reappointment process of the Robert Quartermain Professorship of Gender & Sexuality in Education, Dr. Harper Keenan will deliver a public presentation via Zoom in which he […] More


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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


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Dean’s Distinguished Lecture: Climate Justice and Educational Responsibility

The distinguished lecture series highlights ongoing work in the Faculty of Education and beyond to address some of society’s most pressing problems. Join Dr. Jan Hare, Dean pro tem of the Faculty of Education, as she engages Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis in conversation. Following the distinguished lecture, the Association of Canadian Deans of Education will launch its Accord on Education for a Sustainable Future, a document that highlights the role of education in preparing for the crisis that is on our doorstep. More


EDCP Research Seminar Series presents Dr. Esther Ohito

Portrait of an Antiracist, Hypermasculine Black Male Pedagogue: Race, Gender (Performance), and Antiracist Pedagogy in U.S. Teacher Education Dr. Esther Ohito Friday, March 25, 2022 | 12:30 – 2:00 pm (PDT) | via Zoom Faculty Host: Dr. Harper Keenan Abstract Scholarship on antiracist pedagogy has proliferated the white world of U.S. teacher education; however, studies […] More


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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