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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


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 […] 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Dr. Sandra Scott receives an NSERC PromoScience program grant

Dr. Scott's Intergenerational Landed Learning Project partners children with community gardeners, educators and scientists, to grow food and learn how environmental and agricultural sciences can improve the health of the planet and ourselves. NSERC’s PromoScience program grant will help fund the project to reach more schools and elementary children, more Indigenous youth, integrate Indigenous ways, knowledges, and traditions, and provide professional development, both face-to-face and virtually, for more educators, preparing them to bring an inclusive living science component to students in their schools. More


Dr. Jo-ann Archibald Q’um Q’um Xiiem, OC, Professor Emerita, receives the 2021 YWCA Women of Distinction Award for Education, Training and Development

The YWCA Women of Distinction Awards honours extraordinary women leaders and businesses. The Education, Training and Development Award honours an academic, educator, administrator or other champion of learning who inspires a passion for life-long learning in those around her and has made a significant and sustained difference in Metro Vancouver. More


Message from the Dean

Posted on May 28, 2021 | Updated on June 1, 2021 Statement on the Indigenous children who died at the Kamloops Indian Residential School I learned yesterday of the discovery of the buried bodies of 215 children at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. It is believed that many or most of […] More


Sara Van Dan Acker and Nana Wu receive 2020-21 UBC Faculty of Education Teaching Assistant Awards

May 4, 2021 Congratulations to Sara Van Dan Acker and Nana Wu on their 2020-21 UBC Faculty of Education Teaching Assistant Awards In recognition of the valuable role that teaching assistants play in our programs, the University annually awards teaching prizes to UBC teaching assistants, two of which are allocated to Faculty of Education teaching […] More


Dr. Yanning (Anna) Dong receives the 2020-21 Sessional and Lecturer Teaching Prize

May 4, 2021 Congratulations to Dr. Yanning (Anna) Dong on receiving the UBC Faculty of Education’s 2020-21 Sessional and Lecturer Teaching Prize The UBC Faculty of Education has a long-standing commitment to excellence in teaching. In recognition of the significant contributions that sessional and lecturer faculty members make to our programs, the Faculty offers a […] More


Nikolaus Dean and Kieran Forde receive 2020-21 Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards

May 4, 2021 Congratulations to Nikolaus Dean and Kieran Forde on their 2020-21 Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards As one of six Killam institutions, UBC offers yearly awards from the Killam Endowment Fund to faculty and teaching assistants who demonstrate excellence in teaching. In recognition of the valuable role that teaching assistants play in our […] More


Dr. Joanna Cannon receives a 2020-21 Killam Teaching Prize

May 4, 2021 Congratulations to Dr. Joanna Cannon for receiving a 2020-21 Killam Teaching Prize As one of six Killam institutions, UBC offers yearly awards from the Killam Endowment Fund to faculty and teaching assistants who demonstrate excellence in teaching. The Killam Teaching Prize is awarded annually to faculty nominated by students, colleagues and alumni […] More


Dr. Marianne McTavish receives a 2021 ABCDE Teacher Educator Award

The Association of British Columbia Deans of Education (ABCDE) recognizes exceptional individuals at their annual Teacher Education Roundtable, where the Teacher Educator Award is presented to an individual or individuals at the school- or university-level who has distinguished themselves in partnering with a teacher education program in British Columbia. More


Dr. William (Bill) Sheel appointed as a Distinguished University Scholar

April 30, 2021 Congratulations to Dr. William (Bill) Sheel on his appointment as a Distinguished University Scholar Dr. William (Bill) Sheel, Professor, School of Kinesiology, UBC Faculty of Education, has been appointed as a Distinguished University Scholar in UBC for his innovative research examining the intersections of age, sex and gender and the effects of […] More


Acadia Alumni Association honours Dean Frank with 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award

Congratulations to Dr. Blye Frank, Dean and Professor, on his 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Acadia Alumni Association. More


UBC Faculty Research Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of UBC's Faculty Research Awards, including faculty members Dr. Candace Galla and Dr. Ryuko Kubota. More


Dr. Leyton Schnellert reappointed as Eleanor Rix Professor for Rural Teacher Education

Congratulations to Dr. Leyton Schnellert on his reappointment as Eleanor Rix Professor for Rural Teacher Education for a second three-year term beginning September 1, 2021. More


UBC Faculty of Education is ranked 10th in the world

The UBC Faculty of Education in the University of British Columbia is ranked 10th in the world by QS World University Rankings for 2021. More


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

Congratulations to Dr. Jan Hare, Dean pro tem of the UBC Faculty of Education, effective July 1, 2021. More


University Killam Professor in the Faculty of Education

Congratulations to Dr. Bonny Norton, FRSC. The highest honour UBC can confer on a faculty member, a University Killam Professorship recognizes exceptional teachers and researchers who are leaders in their fields, and who have received international recognition for their talents. More


Canada Research Chairs in the Faculty of Education

Canada Research Chairs' excellence in the pursuit of knowledge elevates Canada’s position as a worldwide leader in research. The Faculty of Education is home to six Canada Research Chairs, including three new chairs whose work will make a global impact in data science, Indigenous wellbeing and education. More


Dr. Handel Kashope Wright appointed as Senior Advisor on Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence

We congratulate Dr. Handel Kashope Wright on his appointment as the Senior Advisor to the President on Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence. More