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2013 YWCA Connecting the Community Award 2013/05/31

Congratulations to UBC Faculty of Education alumna Barbara Mowat (MEd, 1979) for receiving the 2013 YWCA Women of Distinction Connecting the Community Award. More

Education research matters

Faculty of Education researchers excel at exercising critical rigour and cultivating respectful, reciprocal relationships… all while keeping ideas sparkling and alive. More

We too are “Idle No More”: UBC’s Non-Indigenous Scholars and the Politics of Engaging Indigeneity 2013/05/29

Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars, administrators, and community members recently gathered at the UBC First Nations Longhouse, for a multi-disciplinary symposium about work in Indigeneity undertaken by non-Indigenous scholars. More

Kids need to walk: Report; Too many students are getting driven to school 2013/05/23

Too many kids in B.C. are being shuttled to and from school by car and, as a result, aren’t getting enough exercise. More

Celebrating 16 years of Investigating Our Practices

More than 150 people gathered in May for a conference dedicated to excellence and innovation in teaching and learning. More

Hannah Spector wins the 2013 CACS publication award 2013/05/21

Hanna Spector, a recently graduated Curriculum & Pedagogy doctoral student (now an Assistant Professor at Penn State University, Harrisburg campus), has been awarded the 2013 CACS publication award for the article she published in 2012 in Transnational Curriculum Inquiry. The full citation for the paper that was chosen is: Spector, H. (2012). “Fukushima Daiichi: A […] More

Ted T. Aoki Award for Distinguished Service – Carl Leggo 2013/05/17

Congratulations to Dr. Carl Leggo, recipient of the Ted T. Aoki Award for Distinguished Service within the Field of Canadian Curriculum Studies, awarded by the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies. This award recognizes individuals who have made major contributions through research, teaching, and/or professional service in the field of curriculum studies in Canada. The award […] More

2013 Alumni Teacher Award Winner – Harpreet Dhillon 2013/05/16

Harpreet Dhillon, a grade six teacher at Surrey’s Cindrich Elementary School, has been named winner of the 2013 UBC Faculty of Education Alumni Teacher Award. More

Education folks are no retiring bunch

Dean Blye Frank led a procession of twelve individuals who were “piped in” to a gala event on May 15. Friends and colleagues gathered to celebrate the careers of the staff and faculty members who will retire from the Faculty of Education this year. Dr. Peter Gouzouasis serenaded the crowd on jazz guitar, while cocktails, […] More

Killam Teaching Prizes awarded to Education faculty members 2013/05/14

Dr. Maureen Kendrick (Language & Literacy Education) and Dr. Pierre Walter (Educational Studies) are recognized as Killam Teaching Prize recipients for 2012/2013. The prizes are awarded annually, from the Killam Endowment Fund, to faculty nominated by students, colleagues, and alumni in recognition of excellence in teaching. Dr. Maureen Kendrick works hard to create learning environments […] More

20 Beijing professors graduate from UBC 2013/05/10

A cohort of 20 professors from post-secondary institutions in Beijing celebrated their graduation from UBC. More

Spring tea party commemorates 25 years of service

Education staff and faculty members congratulated six of their colleagues on their membership in the 25 Year UBC Club. More

Dean’s Award for Staff Excellence

Maureen Shepherd of the Teacher Education Office is the 2012-2013 recipient of the Dean’s Award for Staff Excellence. More

Whatever Happened to These Education Plans for BC? 2013/05/07

The BC Liberal government has quite a legacy in this province’s public education system. More

Call for Letters of Intent: UBC’s Flexible Learning Initiative 2013/05/02

The Flexible Learning Initiative is a major strategic priority for UBC. This initiative aims to enable pedagogical and logistical flexibility in higher education, often through technological facilitation. More

Low-income ‘streaming’ in Ontario high schools alive and well, report says 2013/04/29

Low-income high school students are likelier to be in “applied” courses, which has implications for their futures, according to a People for Education study. More

Foreign universities take education to refugee camps

Thousands of education-hungry refugees living in camps in northern Kenya are set to benefit from higher education in a groundbreaking initiative involving a non-profit organisation and a host of local and foreign universities. More

Education as an Election Issue

After last year’s labour dispute in BC’s K–12 public schools, parents are urging the next provincial government to make big changes in education. More

Michael Koehle: Benefits of warmup exercise may be stretching the truth 2013/04/25

Cold stretching and warm-up stretching are so widespread and so widely practised, you’d think there would be scads of studies that show stretching reduces the risk of injury. More

UBC 2013 Hampton Fund research grant recipients 2013/04/24

The Hampton Fund Research Grant offers support for the funding of interdisciplinary research in social sciences, humanities, and visual and performing arts. Congratulations to this year's recipients. More

Graduate Student Research Grant Recipients 2013/04/23

The Faculty of Education extends warmest congratulations to the following students for receiving the 2012-2013 Faculty of Education Graduate Student Research Grant. More

UBC Education initatives receive SSHRC Funding 2013/04/19

Eight Faculty of Education initiatives have recently been awarded funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). More

Jo-ann Archibald Receives 2013 AERA Scholars of Color Distinguished Career Contribution Award 2013/04/17

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) has recognized Dr. Jo-ann Archibald, Associate Dean for Indigenous Education, with the Scholars of Color Distinguished Career Contribution Award for 2013. More

UBC event celebrates Indigenous achievements in arts, education

The Tyee Before the Git Hayetsk Dancers launched into a rousing performance of a traditional Git Hayetsk war victory song, co-founder Mike Dangeli told the hundreds of people packed into the Chan Centre on Saturday night for UBC’s Celebration of Indigenous Education & Arts what his grandfather told him growing up: “There’s nothing more dangerous […] More

Indigenous Gala: Reflecting on Success in the Year of Indigenous Education

After more than two dozen events and 2,000 participants, the Year of Indigenous Education paused to reflect upon the Year of initiative on Saturday, April 13, 2013 with an evening of impressive presentations and performances at “The Gathering: Celebration of Indigenous Education & Arts” at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Jo-ann Archibald initiated […] More

In the house with Kate Hammett-Vaughan 2013/04/10

In the House with Kate Hammett-Vaughan brought over 120 Faculty of Education alumni, guests, academics and staff to one of UBC’s landmark venues for a joyous event. More

Dean’s Town Hall 2013: Indigenous Research in the Faculty of Education 2013/04/05

Dean Blye Frank addressed a community of students, alumni, staff, and faculty members who gathered for a Town Hall meeting on April 4. More

Teacher ed comes to the world’s largest refugee camp 2013/04/04

The University of British Columbia will soon be offering teacher education programs in the Dadaab Refugee Camp, Kenya, through a partnership that will increase access to education for resident children and youth. More

UBC & SFU Education deans to lead review of K–12 assessments

Two education deans will lead a provincial review of the way BC assesses student performance from kindergarten to Grade 12. More

Judith Daniluk on old age parenting 2013/04/03

Some people believe this brave new world of reproductive medicine is a breakthrough for gender equity and women’s rights. More