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Congratulations to Dr. Stephen Petrina
April 4, 2022

Dear Colleagues, Congratulations to Professor Stephen Petrina, recently elected to the office of Vice President of the Faculty Association of UBC. The FAUBC has about 5,000 members, including faculty and librarians. Professor Petrina previously served on the FAUBC as a Member-At-Large for four years and thus brings extensive experience to the office of VP. Professor […]
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Dr. Rita Irwin Receives the Sir Herbert Read Award
March 29, 2022

Dear Colleagues, Please join me in congratulating Dr. Rita Irwin who will be receiving the Sir Herbert Read Award from the International Society for Education through Art (InSEA) at their upcoming World Congress 2022 to be held later this spring. Sir Herbert Read was an English art historian, poet, literary critic and philosopher best known […]
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Congratulations to Dr. Nicole Lee
March 21, 2022

Dear Colleagues, Please join me in congratulating Dr. Nicole Lee, a recent EDCP PhD graduate, who has won the UBC Ted T. Aoki Award for Outstanding Dissertation in Curriculum Studies. It is so fitting for her work.  Also, she is the lead editor for the recently published Routledge book “Lingering with the Works of Ted […]
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Congratulations to Dr. Jillianne Code
March 17, 2022

Dear Colleagues, Dr. Jillianne Code and Mr. Marc Bains, co-founders of the HeartLife Foundation, have received a “World Heart Award for Effective Voice of the Year” from the World Heart Federation for their advocacy and education for the Canadian Heart Failure Patient and & Caregiver Charter of Rights. Sincerely, Samson. Dr. Samson Nashon, EdD Department Head & Professor of […]
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The 9th Education Graduate Students (EGS) Conference
March 15, 2022

Theme: Inhabiting In-betweenness Date: Friday, March 18, 2022 | 12:00-4:30 p.m. Location: Hybrid (Virtual & In-person)   Download a copy of the EGS 2022 program Download a copy of the EGS 2022 schedule   The 9th Education Graduate Students (EGS) Conference is an annual conference organized by students from the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy […]
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Congratulations to Dr. Nicole Lee and Dr. Blake Smith
March 1, 2022

Dear Colleagues, Please join me in congratulating two recent EDCP PhD grads who will be receiving doctoral research awards at the National Art Education Association Annual Conference in New York City in early March! Dr. Lee has won the Elliot Eisner Doctoral Research Award in Art Education and Dr. Smith has won the Runner Up […]
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Dr. Rita Irwin Reappointed as a Distinguished University Scholar
January 10, 2022

Dear colleagues, Please join me in congratulating Professor Rita Irwin for being reappointed as a Distinguished University Scholar for another five-year term. Well done Rita! We are very proud of you and this milestone achievement. Samson. Best, Samson Dr. Samson Nashon, EdD Department Head & Professor of Science Education
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Welcome to Dr. Sofia Noori
January 6, 2022

Dear Colleagues, The Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy (EDCP) welcomes a new faculty, Dr. Sofia Nori, as an Assistant Professor in Refugee Education effective January 1, 2022. Welcome Dr. Nori! Best, Samson Dr. Samson Nashon, EdD Department Head & Professor of Science Education
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Welcome to Dr. Joaquin Muñoz
January 5, 2022

Dear Colleagues, The Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy (EDCP) welcomes a new faculty, Dr. Joaquin Muñoz, as an Assistant Professor in Indigenous Education effective January 1, 2022. Welcome Dr. Muñoz! Best, Samson Dr. Samson Nashon, EdD Department Head & Professor of Science Education
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Dr. Anna Kindler Publishes a Series of Books for Young Children
November 17, 2021

As part of her work as an educator engaged with early childhood development and learning Dr. Anna Kindler recently published a series of 10 books for young children with Early Childhood Learning (ECL) Publishing. The collection of 10 books, each featuring a unique animal character, was written to stimulate imagination, creative play and encourage self-directed […]
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