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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

November 23, 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. Graduates are invited to download the Alumni UBC app to stay connected and access alum […] 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

Dean’s Distinguished Lecture: Reconciling History

Reconciling History Colonialism entrenched inequality as a lived reality for many Indigenous peoples around the world. This presentation talks about what colonialism is, how it birthed multi-generational inequality and what can be done, including academically, to achieve justice in change-resistant environments. Event Description The Faculty of Education is pleased to partner with the Janusz Korczak […] More

Dean Candidate Forums

The President’s Advisory Committee has invited three finalist candidates for the role of Dean, Faculty of Education for full-day finalist interviews, to take place November 9, 10 and 12, 2021. Each of the finalist interviews will feature a candidate forum, to which all faculty, staff and students in the Faculty of Education are invited.   […] 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

Spotlight on Alumni Careers: Educational Studies Alumni in the Public Sector

When: Wednesday, October 27th | 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM PDT Where: Virtually The Diverse Career Paths of Educational Studies Alumni study and initiative is organizing its second panel entitled Spotlight on Alumni Careers: Educational Studies Alumni in the Public Sector The Spotlight on Alumni Careers panel series aims to support Education graduate students in broadening their career […] More

Book Launch: Indigenous Methodologies: Characteristics, Conversations and Contexts

Indigenous Methodologies (University of Toronto Press) is a groundbreaking text. Since its original publication in 2009, it has become the most trusted guide used in the study of Indigenous methodologies and has been adopted in university courses around the world. It provides a conceptual framework for implementing Indigenous methodologies and serves as a useful entry […] More

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

October 21, 2021 UBC Faculty of Education is delighted to offer a free open online anti-racism course “The Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia is committed to enacting anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonizing practices in its research, teaching and learning; recruitment, retention, and advancement; culture, climate, and wellbeing…” – UBC […] More

Reception: Generations Lost: Healing the Legacy of Residential Schools

Exhibits Visit the exhibit page. Moderator Angela Wolfe, Director of Indigenous Education, UBC Faculty of Education Host Dr. Jan Hare, Dean pro tem, UBC Faculty of Education Honoured Guest and Keynote Speaker Dr. J. Wilton (Willie) Littlechild, CM AOE MSC QC Dr. Littlechild is a lawyer and Cree Chief who served as Grand Chief of […] More


Six Questions with Susanne Maguire

October 15, 2021 On this International Day of Rural Women, we are pleased to present Six Questions with Susanne Maguire, the Elementary Program Coordinator for the West Kootenay Rural Teacher Education Program (WKTEP). WKTEP places a strong emphasis on place-conscious learning with strong ties to local communities and school districts. The program provides teacher candidates […] More

Community Update

October 2021 | published once each term Message from Dr. Jan Hare, Dean pro tem 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 2022

October 7, 2021 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 below online event hosted by York University on October 6, 2021, Securing Black Futures: A National Partnership […] More


Education about and for the Amazon rainforest and Indigenous rights

October 6, 2021 “The fight against the climate crisis—which is also the fight against human extinction—depends on the protection of Indigenous peoples’ rights. We are the front lines of protecting the Amazon forest and many other sensitive areas in Brazil and around the world. Now is the time to act for our human and other-than-human […] More


Six Questions with Megan Hoekstra

October 5, 2021 Six Questions with Megan Hoekstra For World Teacher’s Day we are pleased to present Six Questions with Megan Hoekstra, a recent graduate of the Faculty of Education. Megan received her Bachelor of Education in 2021, and was part of the Outdoor Learning cohort. She is passionate about outdoor education, and has published […] 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

Exhibits: Generations Lost: Healing the Legacy of Residential Schools

The Faculty of Education is honoured to host two groundbreaking exhibits on the residential school system. The exhibits are presented in partnership with UBC Library and on display in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. The Faculty acknowledges the generosity of the Legacy of Hope Foundation, creator of the exhibits. 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

Faculty of Education welcomes new faculty members

September 28, 2021 At the first faculty meeting of the academic year, the Faculty of Education offered a warm welcome to its newest faculty members. We are pleased to introduce them here: Dr. Erica Bennett (KIN), Assistant Professor. Grounded in critical and community approaches to physical activity psychology, Dr. Bennett’s work attends to the psychological, […] More

UTP Talks Presents: Moving Beyond Rankings: Post Pandemic Recovery

Join Michelle Stack, of Global University Rankings and the Politics of Knowledge and Professor in the Faculty of Education, along with Dr. André Mazawi, professor in the Faculty of Education, Heather Morrison, Nadiia Kachynska, Glen Jones, and Mayumi Ishikawa, as they discuss university rankings and what they may mean for the future of higher education, […] More

Message from Dr. Jan Hare, Dean pro tem

September 7, 2021 Aanii – Greetings, I am delighted to welcome you to a new academic year. I look forward, as no doubt you are, as well, to walking through the hallways and across campus to greet colleagues after the long hiatus from in-person interactions. I am particularly excited to see new and returning students […] More

Dr. Vanessa Andreotti appointed Interim Director of the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies

August 23, 2021 Congratulations to Dr. Vanessa Andreotti, Canada Research Chair in Race, Inequalities and Global Change and Professor in the Faculty of Education’s Department of Educational Studies, for her appointment as Interim Director of the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS) at UBC beginning September 1st, 2021. The PWIAS provides scholars from UBC […] More

Welcome and Orientation to the Faculty of Education

Format The Office of the Dean invites staff and instructors in the English Language Institute to a Zoom-based, virtual orientation to the Faulty of Education. We will present an overview of the organizational structure of the Faculty of Education, along with focused sessions with our Finance, HR, Marketing and Educational Technology Support (ETS) units, during […] More

Ayaz Mahmood appointed Assistant Dean, Finance

August 16, 2021 The Faculty of Education is pleased to announce that Ayaz Mahmood, who has served as Acting Director of Finance since July, 2020, has accepted the role of Assistant Dean, Finance in the Faculty of Education. The role of Assistant Dean, Finance, is a senior leadership role responsible for providing comprehensive financial leadership, […] More