News

News related to our community

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


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


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


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


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


Carleen Thomas is Appointed Chancellor of Emily Carr University

August 3, 2021 The Faculty of Education congratulates Carleen Thomas, BEd’03, who will serve as the next Chancellor of Emily Carr University of Art + Design (ECU). She will be the first Indigenous person to hold this position at ECU. Ms. Thomas is currently the Special Projects Manager for the Treaty, Lands and Resources department […] More


Dr. Derek Gladwin appointed as Senior Editor for Environmental and Sustainability Education in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education

July 30, 2021 Dr. Derek Gladwin was recently appointed as Senior Editor for Environmental and Sustainability Education in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education, published with the Oxford University Press. Peer-reviewed and regularly updated, the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education is part of the larger online Oxford Research Encyclopedia, a dynamic digital encyclopedia continuously updated […] More


UBC Faculty of Education members help lead the City of Vancouver’s unanimously approved Equity Framework

July 28, 2021   ” It was very important, for example, for us to name and work with the distinction between Indigenous Rights and the struggles of racialized groups in Vancouver, in an accurate and responsible way.” – Dr. Handel Kashope Wright Equity Framework: City of Vancouver The City of Vancouver has taken a significant […] More


Dr. Lee Gunderson is elected to the Reading Hall of Fame

July 28, 2021 Please join us in congratulating Dr. Lee Gunderson, Professor in the Faculty of Education, who has been recognized for his lifelong achievements in the field of reading through election to the Reading Hall of Fame. The Reading Hall of Fame aims to contribute, from the collective experiences of its members, to further […] More


Dr. Michelle Stack Receives Public Engagement Award

July 13, 2021 Dr. Michelle Stack, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education, was recently awarded a Public Engagement Award by UBC’s Public Humanities Hub. The Public Engagement Awards were created to honour individuals who have exhibited outstanding public humanities engagement in the past two years. Dr. Stack, who was selected for the award from […] More


Dr. Ali Abdi Receives David N. Wilson Award for Distinguished Service

July 12, 2021 Please join us in congratulating Dr. Ali Abdi, Professor in the Faculty of Education, who is the 2021 recipient of the David N. Wilson Award for Distinguished Service. The award, which is bestowed by the Comparative and International Education Society of Canada (CIESC), recognizes outstanding achievement and contribution in research, mentorship and […] More


Message from the Dean pro tem

July 1, 2021 Reconnecting, Restoring, and Revitalizing: Preparing Ourselves for the New Academic Year Aanii – Greetings Colleagues and Friends, I am pleased to be able to serve as your Dean pro tem for this academic year. I welcome your advice, your input, and your expertise as I navigate this transitional time for our Faculty […] More


The English Language Institute Joins the Faculty of Education

July 1, 2021 Dr. Jan Hare, Dean pro tem, is pleased to announce that, as of July 1, the English Language Institute (ELI) became part of the Faculty of Education. The ELI’s staff, operations and programs will form an important component of the Faculty of Education’s growing slate of international educational opportunities. Since 1969, the […] More


Dr. Jan Hare appointed as Dean pro tem of the UBC Faculty of Education

July 1, 2021 Congratulations to Dr. Jan Hare, Dean pro tem of the UBC Faculty of Education, effective July 1, 2021 Andrew Szeri, Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Vancouver and Ananya Mukherjee Reed, Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Okanagan are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jan Hare as Dean pro tem of the […] More


Welcome UBC Ritsumeikan Programs to the Faculty of Education

June 29, 2021 Dear colleagues and friends, I am delighted to share with you that the UBC Ritsumeikan Academic Exchange Programs, which have operated at UBC since 1991, will find a new academic home in the Faculty of Education as of July 1, 2021. The UBC Ritsumeikan Academic Exchange Programs (UBC-Rits) is UBC’s longest standing […] More


Task Force on Race, Indigeneity and Social Justice | Final Report

June 28, 2021 The Faculty of Education’s Task Force on Race, Indigeneity and Social Justice has delivered its final report, which includes 12 clusters of themed recommendations, to Dean Blye Frank earlier today. The report identifies barriers that prevent or discourage the realization of equity, diversity, inclusion and decolonization for Indigenous and racialized people, as […] More


Six Questions with Dr. Harper Keenan

June 24, 2021 Six Questions with Dr. Harper Keenan This Pride Month we are celebrating the work of Dr. Harper Keenan, the Robert Quartermain Professor of Gender & Sexuality Research in Education at UBC. Dr. Keenan’s research analyzes how adults teach children to make sense of the social world. Much of his work investigates the […] More


New Program: Master of Education in Indigenous Education

June 21, 2021 UBC Faculty of Education is delighted to offer an MEd in Indigenous Education The MEd in Indigenous Education degree program will help fulfill some of the important goals and actions set out in UBC’s 2018-2028 strategic plan, Shaping UBC’s Next Century, the Faculty’s 2019-2024 strategic plan, Learning Transformed, and the 2020 UBC […] More


Dr. Jason Ellis Publishes “A Short History of K-12 Public School Spending in British Columbia, 1970-2020”

June 21, 2021 Has spending on public education really declined over the past fifty years? The answer may be surprising. Dr. Jason Ellis (EDST) recently published a study in the Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy entitled, “A Short History of K-12 Public School Spending in British Columbia, 1970-2020.” The article examines fifty years […] More


Farewell Message from Dean Frank

June 16, 2021 Dear friends and colleagues, It has been my privilege to serve as your Dean for the past ten years. No other role could have tempted me away from my home and life in Halifax, but the opportunity to join and lead one of the largest and most distinguished faculties of education in […] More


Dr. Cynthia Nicol reappointed as the David F. Robitaille Professor of Mathematics and Science Education

June 15, 2021 Congratulations to Dr. Cynthia Nicol on her reappointment as the David F. Robitaille Professor of Mathematics and Science Education for a three-year term beginning September 1, 2021 Endowed in 2000, the David F. Robitaille Professorship in Mathematics and Science Education was established to support Faculty initiatives focusing on the application of technology […] More


Congratulations to our SSHRC and NSERC Grant Recipients

June 15, 2021 The Faculty of Education extends its congratulations to the faculty members who have won awards in recent external research grant competitions The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) supports postsecondary-based research, research training and knowledge mobilization activities in the social sciences and humanities. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of […] More