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In the News: The role of social isolation in crime 2013/01/08

Professor Shelley Hymel comments on the role of social isolation and “loners” in response to the tragic shooting at a Newtown, Conneticut elementary school. Read an excerpt from the December 18, 2012 story by Fabiola Carletti for below: Shelley Hymel, a professor at the University of British Columbia who studies child and social development, […] More

We’re Moving: Department of Educational Studies

The Department of Educational Studies (EDST) in Ponderosa Annex H has moved to 1933 West Mall (WMAX) effective December 14, 2012. Most faculty members’ offices, two classrooms and the computer lab are situated in this new location. Please visit campus Wayfinding to see the temporary location until the move to the new Education at Ponderosa Commons, expected in 2015.   All EDST […] More

UBC Education Alumnus Spreads Literacy in Afghanistan 2013/01/03

Lauryn Oates believes that literacy is the key to helping Afghanistan achieve permanent stability, security and gender equality. Since 2008, Lauryn Oates has worked with Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan), to spread literacy and life skills to under-educated children, youth and women. The dedicated CW4WAfghan projects director recently graduated with a PhD in Language […] More

In the News: Kindness Matters

A research study by Professor Kimberly Schonert-Reichl on bullying and kindness was recently featured in a number of international publications. More

In the News: Anti-Bullying Strategies Are Elusive

Professor Shelley Hymel was recently included in a story about anti-bullying strategies across Canada. From the Ottawa Citizen article published on December 7, 2012: The wide variation between policies might not necessarily be a bad thing, says University of British Columbia professor Shelley Hymel, as long as governments and schools are adopting strategies based on […] More

In the News: Suicide Rates Among Aboriginal Youth

Disconnection from land and culture are key reasons for high rates of suicide among aboriginal youth. Two Faculty of Education researchers, Sharon Thira and Rod McCormick, were recently featured in The Vancouver Sun. Both are researchers with Kloshe Tillicum – The Network Environment for Aboriginal Health Research for BC and the Yukon, in the Department of […] More

In the News: How to Cover Youth Suicide in the Media

Educational Studies Associate Professor, Michelle Stack, writes about media coverage of youth suicides in a special commentary in the Globe & Mail newspaper. Read an excerpt from the December 12, 2012, article: In the late 1990s, as a communications director for the BC Children’s Commission, an office that investigated child deaths, I worked with journalists […] More

Preventing Bullying Starts with Kindness and Peer Acceptance 2013/01/02

Children who make an effort to perform acts of kindness are happier and experience greater acceptance from their peers. More

Teach Teachers to Be Advocates

Dean Blye Frank was recently featured in a special series on “Inspiring Ideas for 2013” in The Tyee. Read an excerpt from the story by Katie Hyslop below: When asked if teachers in training, facing increasing student needs in an under-resourced education system, should learn to be fundraisers in school, University of British Columbia Education […] More

Join the Fitness Challenge with Walkabout

The UBC Faculty of Education is launching its 7th Annual walking challenge, Walkabout 2013. Launching on January 16, 2013, Walkabout is an annual tradition at the Faculty of Education. Teams of staff, students, faculty, and community members participate in a nine-week walking challenge to promote good health and fitness in the new year. How To […] More

Marvin Westwood Receives Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award 2012/12/18

Professor Marvin Westwood was recently recognized for his work on the Veterans Transition Program with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. Dr. Marvin Westwood (seated on the right of the above photo) is pictured in a dramatization of some of the work done through the Veterans Transition Program. Dr. Marvin Westwood, Professor in the Department of […] More

Building Connections between UBC’s Two Faculties of Education

Dr. Blye Frank recently met with Dr. Lynn Bosetti, Dean of the Faculty of Education at UBC Okanagan, as part of an ongoing effort to strengthen relationships and discuss work done by both faculties. On November 22 and 23, Dr. Lynn Bosetti, Dean of the Faculty of Education at UBC Okanagan, hosted Dr. Frank to […] More

Paul Martin Honored at UBC Education Fall Congregation 2012 2012/12/17

The Honorable Paul Martin, former Prime Minister of Canada, received an honorary degree during the Fall Congregation ceremony for Teacher Education graduates at UBC. Above photo: At the podium, the Honorable Paul Martin addresses students, staff, faculty and community members, as members of the UBC President’s Office, senior leadership and Education faculty look on. Over […] More

Gift of Sharing with United Way

Two dedicated UBC staff are leading the Faculty of Education to build community and help those in need through a fun, annual BBQ. For the past four years, Jacinta Harris-Marcadier, Executive Administrator with the Dean’s Office, and Saroj Chand, Administrative Manager for the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, have organized annual fundraising events to benefit […] More

Getting To Know Jessica La Rochelle 2012/12/07

Meet Jessica La Rochelle, Assistant Director of the Native Indian Teacher Education Program (NITEP). Jessica’s heritage is Sto:lo, from the Sts’ailes (Chehalis) First Nation, and Trinidadian. Jessica oversees the day-to-day operations of the NITEP Office, including recruitment, admission, retention of students and communications. Fun Fact About Jessica La Rochelle: My favourite book growing up was Charlotte’s […] More

Holiday Office Closures 2012/11/27

The Dean’s Office will be closed on the following dates: Tuesday, December 4, 2012:  Closed 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 for Year-end Faculty-Wide Gathering Wednesday, December 5, 2012:  Closed 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for Staff Holiday Party Wednesday, December 12, 2012: Closed 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for Dean’s Office Department Lunch If you have […] More

Research Highlight: Autism Spectrum Disorders 2012/11/21

The Faculty of Education is leading the field with research in autism spectrum disorders through the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration (CIRCA). More

Aboriginal Doctoral Students Graduate 2012/11/20

Largest class of Aboriginal doctoral students graduate from UBC Faculty of Education in 2012. Eleven Aboriginal doctoral students will graduate from the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Education this year – the largest number to graduate from an education faculty in any Canadian university in one year.“A doctoral degree is always a significant accomplishment, […] More

Staff Recognized for Service

Six members of the Faculty of Education were recently honored at a special dinner for staff who have completed 25 or 35 years of service at UBC. More

Getting To Know May Mei Liu 2012/11/19

Meet May Mei Liu, Financial Processing Specialist with the Faculty of Education’s Professional Development & Community Engagement (PDCE) unit. As a financial processing specialist, May Liu’s main responsibilities are administering expenses related to PDCE programs and courses, including creating appointments for instructors and graduate teaching assistants. She also assists with payroll follow-up and the financial-reporting […] More

Getting to Know Faye DeAbreu

Meet Faye DeAbreu, Secretary to the Associate Dean for Indigenous Education. Faye supports all administrative initiatives in the Office of the Dean for Indigenous Education. She also acts as a liaison between the Faculty of Education and the First Nations House of Learning on matters of traditional and current day protocol. More

Alumni Achievement Awards 2012 2012/11/16

Alumni help advance UBC’s vision, and on Tuesday, November 15, their efforts were recognized at the annual Alumni Achievement Awards. The 2012 Alumni Achievement Awards were held on Tuesday, November 15th 2012 at the Four Seasons Hotel. The event celebrates the very best of the UBC community – in particular, alumni and special friends of […] More

Canada Research Chair Renewal for Bill Pinar

Congratulations Dr. Bill Pinar, Professor in EDCP, on the renewal of his Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Curriculum Studies. During his first term, Bill’s research focused on curriculum studies in South Africa, Brazil, and Mexico. These three nations’ colonial histories, he argued, rendered them compelling to North Americans preoccupied with social justice. Similar projects in […] More

Don Krug Receives Sustainability Fellowship Award

Congratulations Dr. Don Krug for being awarded the 2012/13 USI Teaching & Learning Fellowship at UBC. The Fellowship Program brings together outstanding UBC faculty members who are leaders in sustainability education, to share their ideas and make concrete contributions to sustainability learning opportunities on campus. The USI Teaching & Learning Fellows guide the advancement of sustainability […] More

UBC Education Students Win Big

Four UBC Faculty of Education doctoral students have been recognized for their research and intellectual achievements. Please join us in congratulating the following students on their research and learning awards: Vanier Award Tetsuro Shigematsu, Cross-Faculty Inquiry Killam Award Erica Bennett, Kinesiology Christopher Campbell, Curriculum and Pedagogy Joanna Kelm, Educational and Counseling Psychology Keep up the great […] More

Honouring Janusz Korczak’s Legacy at UBC

On November 2nd, the Janusz Korczak Association of Canada unveiled a bronze relief in the Scarfe lobby to honour Janusz Korczak’s legacy in the area of children’s rights. The famous Polish-Jewish educator is known for his children’s writing, pedagogy, and activism, which inspired the authors of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child […] More

Daniel D. Pratt and John B. Collins Recognized with 2012 Imogene Okes Award 2012/11/13

Congratulations to Dr. Daniel D. Pratt and Dr. John B. Collins on receiving the 2012 Imogene Okes Award for Outstanding Research in Adult Education. Dr. John B. Collins, Adjunct Professor at University of British Columbia, and Dr. Daniel D. Pratt, Professer is Educational Studies, were awarded the Imogene Okes award from the American Association for Adult […] More

Dr. Carl Leggo Receives Killam Award

Congratulations to Dr. Carl Leggo, recipient of the prestigious Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring, Senior Level. The selection committee was extremely impressed with Dr. Leggo‘s outstanding record of supervision, inspiration, care, and support of graduate students. Dr. Leggo will be officially recognized and receive the Killam Award at the UBC Convocation on November 21, 2012. […] More

Coast Capital Savings Donates $5,000 to Expand UBC Youth Internship 2012/11/05

Thanks to a $5,000 donation from Coast Capital Savings Credit Union, UBC’s Sustainable Opportunities for Youth Leadership (SOYL), an innovative internship for Vancouver youth, was able to expand over the summer and help school gardens thrive over the summer months. More

UBC Veterans Transition Program Expands Across Canada 2012/11/02

A Faculty of Education program that helps former members of the Canadian military make the transition back to civilian life, is expanding into a non-profit organization that will provide services across Canada. The new organization – called the Veterans Transition Network – has been established with $1.45 million in donations from the Royal Canadian Legion, […] More