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SSHRC Insight Grant Successes 2013
April 9, 2013

Colleagues, I am highly delighted to inform you that Cynthia Nicol and Peter Gouzouasis have been successful in the most recent SSHRC Insight Grants competition. Cynthia has won funding of $459,403 over four years for her project and Peter has won $230, 075 over three years for the project he proposed. This is truly magnificent […]

Congratulations to Samson Nashon
April 8, 2013

Colleagues, Please take time to read about the EDCP involvement in the Dadaab teacher education project in today’s Metro News. Please also congratulate Samson Nashon not only for publicizing this important project but also for being a central player in its planning and implementation. Hearty congratulations, Samson. Best, Peter Peter Grimmett Professor and Head, Department […]

Jolie Mayer-Smith wins NSERC PromoScience grant
April 4, 2013

Colleagues, I’m delighted to inform you that Jolie Mayer-Smith (a full professor in EDCP officially since 2010) has been awarded a $150,000 NSERC PromoScience grant over three years for the continuation of her project “The Intergenerational Landed Learning on the Farm Project”. Very many congratulations to Jolie on this excellent project and this fine award. […]

Doctoral students’ successes
March 28, 2013

Colleagues, It gives me great pleasure to inform you that Mindy Carter, who completed her doctoral degree on May 25, 2012, has been awarded “Honourable mention the 2013 Outstanding Dissertation Award competition” of the Arts Based Education Research SIG of the AERA. She will be presented with this award at the annual AERA meeting in […]

Congratulations to Don Krug and David Anderson

Colleagues, I’m please to inform you that two of our faculty members have recently been in the media. Don Krug appeared March 15 on CTV National news talking about responsible social media  and David Anderson gave an interview on February 20 about the Master’s in Museum Education program to Canada’s History (Beaver) magazine It’s very […]

Anita Prest: Advancement to Candidacy

Colleagues, Please join me in congratulating Anita Prest on two counts: First, she has successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation proposal for the members of her doctoral committee (Dr. Scott Goble, supervisor, Dr. Linda Farr Darling, and Dr. Marie McCarthy) on March 28, 2013, having previously passed her comprehensive examinations in July 2012, and now advanced to candidacy. […]

35th UBC Physics Olympics
March 14, 2013

Colleagues, Last Saturday, Marina Milner-Bolotin and Samson Nashon helped host and organize the 35th UBC Physics Olympics. More than 400 students and teachers participated in the event with 56 teams from all over BC. This was one of the highest numbers of teams over the years. Once again it was a collaborative effort between the Department […]

Hannah Spector, Assistant Professor!

Colleagues, It is with great delight that I inform you that Hannah Spector has been appointed as Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at Penn State University (Harrisburg campus). She has yet to defend her doctoral dissertation but we will not let that dampen our joy at her having been offered her first tenure-track professorial […]

Aboriginal Math Symposium
March 7, 2013

Colleagues, With the support of EDCP, the Office of Indigenous Education, and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, Cynthia Nicol recently organized a very successful Aboriginal Mathematics Symposium at the UBC Longhouse. Over 150 people attended (teachers, academics, Ministry people, administrators, graduate students and teacher education students) from across the province including Bella Bella, Haida Gwaii, […]

Congratulations to Marina Milner-Bolotin and Team!
February 25, 2013

Dear  Colleagues, Please join me in congratulating Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin (EDCP) as Principal Applicant and  Dr. Cynthia Nicol (EDCP), Heather Fisher (EDCP Graduate Student) and Alexandra MacDonald  (EDCP Graduate Student) as team members for their successful 2013-2014 TLEF of $55, 227. Project Title: Turning Teacher-Candidates to Inquiry: Improving Preparation of Future K-12 Teachers in Mathematics and Science through […]


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