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Science, Technology, and World War II: The Case of the US Air Force
September 10, 2019

Dr. Stephen Petrina has published a major research article detailing the mobilization of science and technology for establishing independence of the US Air Force. The article which comes out of years of researching, refining, and revising data on the convergence of Operations Paperclip and LUSTY with the Air Force’s Scientific Advisory Groups during and immediately following World […] Read More

Spring 2019 Issue of Historical Studies in Education/Revue d’histoire de l’éducation
May 27, 2019

Co-editors Penney Clark (EDCP) and Mona Gleason (EDST) announce the publication of the Spring 2019 issue of Historical Studies in Education/Revue d’histoire de l’éducation. Table of Contents Articles A Middle Class Farming Family Negotiates “the Rural School Problem” in Interwar Australia Kay Whitehead Bringing Education to the Wilderness: Teachers and Schools in the Rural Communities of British […] Read More

9th Indigenous Math Symposium
April 29, 2019

M in STEM: Exploring Mathematics in all Kinds of Places Tuesday, May 14, 2019* | 8:30 am – 3:00 pm First Nations Longhouse, Sty-Wet-Tan Hall, 1985 West Mall Please join us for the 9th Indigenous Math Symposium at the First Nations Longhouse, UBC on May 14, 2019. This symposium is an opportunity for teachers, administrators, Ministry representatives, community members, […] Read More

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

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