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ARTS (Artists, Researchers and Teachers Society) Publication Award
March 18, 2019

Dear colleagues, Join me in congratulating Dr. Carl Leggo (posthumously) and Dr. Rita L. Irwin who have been awarded the ARTS (Artists, Researchers and Teachers Society) Publication Award for their refereed article: Leggo, C. & Irwin, R. L. (2018). Ways of attending: Poetry and art. Canadian Review of Art Education, 45(1), 50-76. See: This […]

Congratulations to Dr. Alison Shields
February 25, 2019

Dear colleagues, Join me in congratulating Dr. Alison Shields, our recent graduate who worked with  Dr. Rita L. Irwin (supervisor) and  Dr. William Pinar (EDCP) and Landon McKenzie (Emily Carr University of Art and Design) as committee members,  for being  this year’s recipient of  “Dissertation of the Year Award” from the Arts and Learning, an […]

Congratulations to Dr. Sam Stiegler

Dear colleagues, Please join me in Congratulating Dr. Sam Stiegler, our recent EDCP graduate supervised by Dr. Lisa Loutzenheiser, for receiving this year’s “Honourable Mention, Outstanding Dissertation Award”, Division B  (Curriculum Studies) American Educational Research Association (AERA). Once again, congratulations Sam and Lisa! Samson Dr. Samson Nashon, EdD Department Head & Professor of Science Education

Congratulations to Gerald Tembrevilla
November 8, 2018

Dear Colleagues, Please join me in congratulating Gerald Tembrevilla, a PhD candidate in EDCP, for receiving the 2019 Mitacs GlobalLink Research Award. He collaborates with Prof Kim Gomez of UCLA and Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin (UBC)(Supervisor) on the research project title: “Technological [in]accessibility: Digital Literacy in STEM Education in the Philippines”. Mr. Tembrevilla, who recently attained candidacy, is […]

8th Family Math & Science Day Highlights
November 6, 2018

Congratulations to Marina Milner-Bolotin, Cynthia Nicol and everyone involved in the successful 8th Math & Science Family Day on Saturday, November 3rd. 400 guests and 130 volunteers attended. The large turn out on a rainy day is a demonstration of how popular this Family Math and Science Day has become. Thank you all for making […]

EDCP Welcomes Dr. Leyton Schnellert
September 1, 2018

Dr. Leyton Schnellert will be joining the Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy as an Associate Professor on September 1, 2018.  Dr. Schnellert is also appointed as the new Eleanor Rix Professor in Rural Teacher Education for a three-year term. Dr. Leyton Schnellert was previously an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at UBC’s Okanagan […]

Congratulations to Dr. Andrea Webb

Dear Colleagues, Following the recent search for tenure-track Instructor I (Educational Leadership Stream) in Social Studies Education, Dr. Andrea Webb has been appointed to the position.  Dr. Webb has until now been a 12-month Lecturer in Social Studies Education. Please join me in congratulating Andrea on this important appointment. Samson Dr. Samson Nashon EdD Department […]

In Memoriam: Dr. Robert Steele
August 9, 2018

Colleagues, It is with great sadness that we announce that, after a brief illness, Bob died Thursday, August 2, 2018. He is survived by his wife Mary, his children, Marne, Beth and David, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. At Bob’s request there will be no service. Bob Steele was born in Mervin, Saskatchewan, in […]

Congratulations to Dr. Shannon Leddy
May 23, 2018

Congratulations to Shannon Leddy for being awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in Art Education by Simon Fraser University on May 23, 2018. Dr. Leddy started as a tenure-track Instructor in our Department in January 2018. We congratulate you, Dr. Leddy, and are happy to have you as a member of EDCP. Samson Dr. Samson Nashon […]

Congratulations to Dr. Karen Meyer

Dear colleagues, Please join me in congratulating Dr. Karen Meyer for being selected as one of the recipients of the 2017-2018 Killam Teaching Prize. Dr. Meyer was previously honoured with the Killiam Teaching Prize in 1996-97. It is rare for any faculty member to receive this prize more than once in their career. Dr. Karen […]


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