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Congratulations to Joy Butler
October 28, 2016

Dear Colleagues, It is my great pleasure to inform you that Dr. Joy Butler was recently awarded a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the 6th International TGfU Conference in Cologne, Germany by the Teaching Games for Understanding SIG of The Association Internationale des Écoles Supérieures d’Éducation Physique (AIESEP). Joy was also invited to give the Plenary […]

Congratulations to Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin, Davor Egersdorfer and Murugan Vinayagam on Their New Publication
September 27, 2016

Colleagues, Please join me in congratulating Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin and her co-authors, Davor Egersdorfer and Murugan Vinayagam (recent M.Ed. graduates), on the publication of their journal article. Milner-Bolotin, M., Egersdorfer, D., & Vinayagam, M. (2016). Investigating the effect of question-driven pedagogy on the development of physics teacher-candidates’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge. Physics Review Special Topics – Physics Education Research, 12, […]

Congratulations to Dr. Don Krug and Ashley Shaw on Their New Publication

Colleagues, Please join me in congratulating Dr. Don Krug and his co-author, Ashley Shaw (Ph.D. candidate), on the publication of their journal article. Don Krug & Ashley Shaw (2016) Reconceptualizing ST®E(A)M(S) Education for Teacher Education, Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 16:2, 183-200, DOI: 10.1080/14926156.2016.1166295 Hearty congratulations, Don and Ashley. Best, Samson […]

Successful Grant for Catalyzing Research Clusters from the Office of the Vice President Research & International
September 20, 2016

Colleagues, A cluster of professors led by Stephen Sheppard (Forestry) and includes Rita Irwin (Education), Jiaying Zhao (Psychology), Maged Senbel (Community & Regional Planning), David Fracchia (Centre for Digital Media), Alan Kingstone (Psychology), Aleksandra Dulic (UBCO Creative & Critical Studies), Stephen Petrina (Education), and Stephanie Cheng (Community & Regional Planning) have been awarded a grant […]

Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin Selected as an AAPT Fellow
September 6, 2016

Dear Colleagues, I am delighted to announce that Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin has been selected to be an AAPT (American Association of Physics Teachers) Fellow. AAPT Fellowship is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one’s professional peers and is awarded to individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to AAPT’s mission to enhance the understanding and […]

Congratulations to Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin
July 28, 2016

Dear Colleagues, I’m delighted to share with you the news that Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin has been awarded a $20,000 USD grant by Beijing Normal University under the auspices of Future Schools in 2030 program to support her research project in collaboration with her BNU colleagues in the 2016-2017 academic year. Details of Project funded: Title: “Reimagining […]

Welcome to Dr. LeAnne Petherick
July 26, 2016

A very warm welcome is extended to Dr. LeAnne Petherick as she takes up her position as Assistant Professor (Physical Education) in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy. LeAnne graduated from the University of Toronto with a PhD and from Memorial University with a Masters of Physical Education. Prior to joining the University of British […]

Congratulations to Julian Lawrence and Kimberly Baker
July 22, 2016

Colleagues, Please join me in congratulating Julian Lawrence (artist & EDCP MA student), Ching-Chiu Lin and Rita Irwin (researchers) for  receiving the Canadian Association of Labour Media (CALM) 2016 Freeperson Award for best cartoon or infographic for “Katrina’s Story: Mentorship Confidential” published in the BCTF Teacher Magazine volume 27, number 5, May/June issue (2015).; Kimberly Baker (PhD candidate in art […]

Tracy Friedel’s promotion and tenure
June 30, 2016

Colleagues, I have just received the President’s letter informing me that Tracy Friedel has been granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor. Please join me in congratulating Tracy on this important and wonderful achievement. Hearty congratulations, Tracy. Best, Peter Peter Grimmett Professor and Head, Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy

Promotion of Dr. Donal O’Donoghue to Full Professor
June 27, 2016

Colleagues, It is with tremendous delight that I can now inform you that Dr. Donal O’Donoghue has been promoted to full professor. I received a copy of the President’s letter just now. Please join me in congratulating him on this magnificent achievement and milestone. It is every academic’s goal to become a full professor. I […]


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