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Welcome to Dr. Harper Keenan
September 3, 2019

Colleagues, We are delighted to welcome Dr. Harper Keenan to the Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy.  He joins us from Stanford University on September 1, 2019 as an Assistant Professor specializing in gender and diversity education.  Dr. Keenan is also appointed as the inaugural Quartermain Professor in Gender and Sexuality in Education. Please join me […]

Teaching as Research Award
August 8, 2019

Colleagues, Join me in congratulating our MA student Fabian Froehlich, supervised by Dr. Jillianne Code, for being a recipient of  the ‘Teaching as Research’ (TAR) Award by UBC’s Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL). Fabian’s project investigates the impact of Learning Analytics on students’ learning behaviour. Once again, congratulations Fabian! Best, Samson. Dr. Samson […]

Successful Partnership Grant

Colleagues, Please join me in congratulating Dr. Penney Clark and Dr. Lindsay Gibson for being successful co-applicants in a pan-Canadian research project entitled “Thinking Historically for Canada’s Future” that has been awarded a seven-year,  $2.5 million SSHRC Partnership Grant. Led by former UBC EDCP PhD student Dr. Carla Peck (University of Alberta), this collaborative research […]

InSEA 2019 Conference
July 5, 2019

Colleagues, Join me in welcoming InSEA Conference participants to our Department, Faculty and University.  Please note that to attend any of the presentations, you must have paid for registration.  See for details. I am pleased to see that many of our faculty and graduate students are presenting at this conference. Best, Samson. Dr. Samson […]

Media discourse on Guhn, M., Emerson, S., & Gouzouasis, P. (2019) research publication
July 4, 2019

We are pleased to share a media coverage reports for the research publication,  Guhn, M., Emerson, S., & Gouzouasis, P. (2019)., “A population-level analysis of associations between school music participation and academic achievement,” in the Journal of Educational Psychology as indicated in the select list from over 200 such articles in newspapers, magazines, and e-publications around the […]

Welcome to Dr. Lindsay Gibson
July 2, 2019

Colleagues, We are delighted to welcome a new tenure-track appointment to the Department. Dr. Lindsay Gibson comes to us as an Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education from the University of Alberta. His research focuses on various aspects of history and social studies education including curriculum design, assessment, historical thinking, historical consciousness, teacher education, inquiry, […]

Congratulations to Dr. Susan Gerofsky
June 27, 2019

Dear Colleagues, Yesterday Dr. Susan Gerofsky was interviewed on the CTV Morning show on an item about ‘summer slide’ and what parents could do to help their kids stay engaged with math in the summer. Please join me in acknowledging Dr. Gerofsky’s continued knowledge mobilization through such important outreach media. Here is the link to […]

Congratulations to Dr. Peter Cole
June 25, 2019

To EDCP Community, Please join me in congratulating Dr. Peter Cole for being appointed to the On Sustainability Advisory Board. For more information, please see link below: Best, Samson. Dr. Samson Nashon, EdD Department Head & Professor of Science Education

Congratulations to Drs. Gerofsky, Han and Petherick
June 7, 2019

To EDCP Community: Please join me in congratulating Dr. Susan Gerofsky and Dr. Sandrine Han for being promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure. As well, join me in congratulating Dr. LeAnne Petherick for being reappointed to the tenure track Assistant Professor position. Once again, congratulations Drs. Gerofsky, Han and Petherick! Best, Samson. […]

Professor Joy Butler’s Perspectives on Bullying and Dodgeball Game

Dear Colleagues, Professor Joy Butler has over the last five days been interviewed by various local, national and international media (TV, radio and newspaper) on an important topic of bullying as regards Dodgeball game, common in many school PE curricula.  Please listen to as well as read the perspectives Professor Joy Butler is offering at […]


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