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Recent Successes
February 19, 2013

Colleagues, Recently, in January, EDCP had two successes that have gone unacknowledged. First, on January 8, 2013, Marina Milner-Bolotin was awarded a certificate of recognition for her stellar contributions to the American Association of Physics Teachers. Congratulations Marina! Second, Alayne Armstrong successfully defended her PhD dissertation on January 16, 2013. Hearty congratulations, Alayne, on this […]

CIHR Success for Tracy Friedel
February 18, 2013

Colleagues, It is with great delight I announce the tremendous CIHR grant successes of Tracy Friedel. Absolutely magnificent news! Principal Applicant:  Tracy Friedel, EDCP Miyonohk âyâwin kiskinwahamâtowin (a many sided thing): Outdoor education, injury prevention and Edmonton’s First Nation, Métis and Inuit youth. First Nation, Métis and Inuit youth suffer four times as many unintentional […]

Recognition of Dr. William Pinar and Dr. William Doll
January 25, 2013

Colleagues, It is with great pleasure that I inform you of an important recognition ceremony that is to take place at Louisiana State University in May, 2013. The work of Bill Pinar and Bill Doll will be honored on May 9 with a symposium on the Internationalization of Curriculum. The next day, May 10, there […]

Harry Hubball’s promotion to Professor
January 24, 2013

Colleagues, I’m delighted to inform you that the President has signed off on Harry Hubball’s promotion to Full Professor.  Please join me in congratulating Harry on this impressive achievement! Very well done, Harry, and hearty congratulations! Best, Peter Peter Grimmett Professor and Head, Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy

Congratulations to National and Regional Award Winners
January 22, 2013

Colleagues, Please join me in congratulating three of our colleagues who have recently been given national and regional awards. Congratulations go to two of our colleagues in Art Education who have recently been given awards by the National Art Education Association (NAEA). Kit Grauer has been chosen as the NAEA National Art Educator award recipient […]

Joy Butler’s new book
January 10, 2013

Colleagues, Please join me in congratulating Joy Butler on her 2013 newly published volume with Routledge entitled: Complexity thinking in physical education: Reframing curriculum, pedagogy and research, that appears in the Routledge series on “Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport”. Hearty congratulations on this splendid achievement, Joy. Best, Peter Peter Grimmett Professor and Head, […]

Successful MA/PhD Defences and Advancement to PhD Candidacy
January 9, 2013

Colleagues, Please join me in congratulating Fay Bigloo (supervisor, Joy Butler) and James Miles (supervisor, Penney Clark) who successfully defended their MA theses in November 2012. Also join me in congratulating Shaye Golparian (supervisor, Rita Irwin) and Yifei Wang (supervisor, Stephen Petrina) who successfully defended their PhD dissertations in November and December respectively. And last […]

Liu Scholar: Blake Smith
December 10, 2012

Colleagues, Please join me in congratulating Blake Smith, a doctoral student in Art Education under the supervision of Donal O’Donoghue, who has recently been accepted as a Liu Scholar at the Liu Institute for Global Issues here at UBC. She is the first art education student to join the Liu Scholar program. The Liu Scholar program is “a […]

Marina Milner-Bolotin on Radio

Colleagues, Please join me in congratulating Marina Milner-Bolotin who was recently interviewed on Russian Radio about the suicide of Amanda Todd and how we integrate the issues of diversity and anti-bullying in teacher education at UBC. The 20 minute interview is in Russian and people called on the radio to reflect on it. It is wonderful […]

Congratulations to Samson Nashon and David Anderson
December 3, 2012

Colleagues, At the recent 2012 STEM international conference in Beijing, Samson Nashon and David Anderson were given the Best Paper Award for their paper titled: Teacher Change: The Effect of Student Learning on Science Teachers’ Teaching in Kenya. Hearty congratulations, Samson and David on this wonderful achievement! Best, Peter Peter Grimmett Professor and Head, Department […]


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