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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


Teacher Activism: What Does it Look Like?

Are you wondering what practical teacher activism resembles? Come and learn how educators Monica, Nikitha, Ramona, Trevor and Kenneth are transforming pedagogy and student learning experiences More


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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


The Office of Indigenous Education: Indigenous Peoples Day 2021

The Office of Indigenous Education will be hosting daily sessions online through Zoom in celebration of Indigenous Peoples Month. More


Celebrating Ten Years of Leadership

The Faculty of Education invites faculty, emeriti, staff, students, alum, colleagues and friends to celebrate ten years of the leadership of Dr. Blye Frank, Professor and Dean. 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


Public Presentations: David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education

Drs. Anusha Kassan and Vanessa Andreotti will deliver public presentations in which they will discuss their research interests and achievements, and their vision as the David Lam Chair. We encourage the Faculty of Education community, including all faculty, students and staff, to attend the presentations and provide feedback through the online form before 4:30 pm on Monday, June 14, 2021. 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


Place-based learning along the Fraser River

Join our educators as we share strategies for place-based learning that can be applied in your classroom, school grounds, or local parks. Create your own phenology chart and share ideas for adapting the activity for students. More


Public Presentation: David F. Robitaille Professorship in Mathematics and Science Education

Dr. Cynthia Nicol will deliver a public presentation in which they will discuss their research interests and achievements, and their vision as the David F. Robitaille Professor. We encourage the Faculty of Education community, including all faculty, students and staff, to attend the presentation and provide feedback through the online form before 4:30 pm on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. More


Tea with the Dean

Faculty and Staff are invited to attend an afternoon of Tea with the Dean and a presentation of the 2020-2021 Staff Excellence Awards. | Nominate a Faculty of Education staff member today! Nomination packages are due on or before April 16, 2021. More


Faculty Meeting

The upcoming Faculty Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 5th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. via Zoom. 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


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. 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


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


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


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Frankly Speaking – Autism Spectrum Disorder Across the Life Span: Challenges and Solutions

Professors Pat Mirenda, Anthony Bailey, Joe Lucyshyn, and Connor Kerns, will share their knowledge and experience of working to create conditions for people touched by autism to thrive across their life span. More


Faculty-wide Town Hall

All Faculty of Education faculty, sessional faculty and staff are invited to attend the upcoming Faculty-wide town hall discussion of Winter Term 1 (September, 2021). 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


Public Presentations: Chris Spencer Foundation Professorship in Dyslexia

Drs. Joanna Cannon and Sterett Mercer will deliver public presentations in which they will discuss their research interests and achievements, and their vision as the Chris Spencer Foundation Professor. We encourage the Faculty of Education community, including all faculty, students and staff, to attend the presentations and provide feedback through the online form before 4:30 pm on Thursday, April 15, 2021. 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


Spotlight on Alumni Careers: Educational Studies alumni who forged their own career paths

Date: Thursday, March 25th | 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM PST Where: Virtually The Diverse Career Paths of Educational Studies Alumni study and initiative is launching its first-panel entitled Spotlight on Alumni Careers: Educational Studies alumni who forged their own career paths. The Spotlight on Alumni Careers panel series aims to support Education graduate students in broadening their […] More


Faculty-wide Update on Anti-racist Initiatives

The UBC Faculty of Education invites you to join your Faculty of Education colleagues engaged in scholarly or other work that is helping us move closer to inclusive and socially just work and learning environments that aim to dismantle racist attitudes and behaviours. More