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41st UBC Physics Olympics Highlights
March 11, 2019

We held our 41st UBC Physics Olympics on Saturday, March 9, 2019. This is a unique collaboration that makes a big contribution to science teaching in BC. We had 72 teams from all over BC with 734 students participating. We had schools from the interior of BC (Kelowna, Nelson, Invermere, etc.) as well as from […] Read More

15th Canadian Symposium – Home Economics Highlights
March 1, 2019

What happens when you get Home Economics educators into one space? You have a symposium where there is an exchange of ideas around families, food textiles, design, technology, and truth and reconciliation. UBC hosted the XV Canadian Symposium – Home Economics on February 22 – 24, 2019 in The Nest. Attended by over 70 delegates […] Read More

M in STEM: Exploring Mathematics in All Kinds of Places

Tuesday, May 14, 2019  |  8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. First Nations Longhouse, Sty-Wet-Tan Hall, 1985 West Mall, UBC Point Grey Campus Registration Now Open: click Here Please join us for the 9th Indigenous Math K-12 Symposium at the First Nations Longhouse, UBC on May 14, 2019. This symposium is an opportunity for teachers, administrators, […] Read More

15th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability Highlights
February 28, 2019

From Pedagogies for Sustainability to Transformative Social Change The Dept. of Curriculum & Pedagogy partnered with the On Sustainability Research Network (https://onsustainability.com/about) to sponsor the 15th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability that was held at UBC Robson Square January 17-19, 2019 (https://onsustainability.com/about/history/2019-conference). Dr. David Humphries, Professor of Environmental Policy at The […] Read More

Gwen E. Leslie Memorial Health Protection Lecture
January 30, 2019

Our Food is Our Medicine: Traditional plant food, traditional ecological knowledge and health in a changing environment PRESENTED BY | 15th Canadian Symposium on Home Economics/Family Studies Education Dr. Nancy Turner | Emeritus Professor, University of Victoria Febuary 22, 2019 The University of British Columbia, AMS Student Nest, Nest 3500, 6133 University Blvd Open to […] Read More

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 […] Read More

Fall 2018 Issue of Historical Studies in Education/Revue d’histoire de l’éducation
October 3, 2018

Co-editors Penney Clark (EDCP) and Mona Gleason (EDST) announce the publication of the Fall 2018 issue of Historical Studies in Education/Revue d’histoire de l’éducation. Table of Contents Front Matter Articles Canadian Schools, the League of Nations, and the Teaching of History, 1920–1939 Ken Osborne “Some Reckoning of Gains Is Made”: Theories of Assessment in Alberta’s […] Read More

Fifth Beijing Science Festival
September 24, 2018

During September 13 – 16, 2018, I represented UBC Faculty of Education (and Canada) at the Fifth Beijing Science Festival. It is hard to describe the scale of the event. It is about 800 times bigger than our UBC Family Math and Science Day and hundreds of companies, educational institutions and governmental agencies take part […] Read More