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Congratulations to Dr. Samson Nashon
December 18, 2020

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Samson Nashon on his reappointment as the Head of the Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy for a second five-year term beginning July 1, 2021. As a department, we look forward to five more years of carrying out our work under Dr. Nashon’s wise leadership.

Congratulations to Dr. Karen Meyer on Her Retirement
December 17, 2020

Dear Colleagues, Please join me in extending sincere thanks and gratitude for what Dr. Karen Meyer has contributed to our Department, Faculty of Education and The University of British Columbia over the years. Dr. Karen Meyer has served in many capacities including Director of CCFI, Acting Department Head as well as Deputy Head, Director of […]

LJ Slovin Receives the “2020 Pat Clifford Award” from the EdCan Network
October 26, 2020

Dear Colleagues, Join me in congratulating LJ Slovin, a PhD candidate under Dr. Lisa Loutzenheiser’s supervision for being the PhD level co-recipient of the “2020 Pat Clifford Award” from the EdCan Network. Link to EdCan Network announcement: Once again, congratulations to LJ and Dr. Loutzenheiser on this outstanding recognition! Best, Samson Dr. Samson Nashon, […]

Congratulations to Drs. Susan Gerofsky and Kerry Renwick

Dear Colleagues, Please join me in congratulating Drs. Susan Gerofsky and Kerry Renwick for their respective successful $10,000 grant applications to the Research Infrastructure Support Service (RISS) Fund. This award provides matching funds for them to hire a Graduate Research Assistant in support of their SSHRC Partnership Development Grant proposals. Dr. Kerry Renwick’s Grant Proposal […]

In the Media
September 1, 2020

Dear Colleagues, The education community has been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  I am proud to learn of the important public intellectual role played by our faculty members – Hartley Banack, Susan Gerofsky, Lindsay Gibson, Marina Milner-Bolotin, and probably many others, who appeared in various outreach media since March 2020 sharing their views on this important topic “Education during […]

Congratulations to Dr. Hartley Banack and Team
August 5, 2020

Dear Colleagues, Please join me in congratulating Dr. Hartley Banack, EDCP, Faculty of Education, Dr. Mariana Brussoni, Department of Paediatrics & School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, and team, which includes Kailee Hirshe, one of the HOPE MEd students, for being awarded $10,000.00 from the Peter Wall Institute to host virtual roundtables […]

Kieran Forde Appointed as Provost Office Fellow, Students
July 9, 2020

Dear Colleagues, I am delighted to inform you that Kieran Forde, a first-year doctoral student in Curriculum Studies, is recently appointed as one of the two Provost Office Fellows in Online Learning. As the Provost Office Fellow, Students, Kieran’s role will focus on: Ensuring student feedback is represented in preparation for summer/fall online instruction. Supporting […]

Promotion News
July 1, 2020

Colleagues, I have recently received the President’s letters informing me that the following three faculty members have been granted promotion effective July 1, 2020. Please join me in congratulating them on this important and wonderful achievement. Dr. Kerry Renwick – promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, with tenure; Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin – promoted to […]

Congratulations to Dr. Douglas Adler – Assistant Professor of Teaching Appointment

Colleagues, Following the recent search for tenure-track Assistant Professor of Teaching in Science Education, Dr. Douglas Adler has been appointed to the position effective July 1, 2020. Dr. Adler has until now been a 12-month Lecturer in Science Education. Please join me in congratulating Doug on this important appointment. Best, Samson. Dr. Samson Nashon, EdD […]

Congratulations and Welcome to Dr. Jennifer Jing Zhao
June 29, 2020

Dear Colleagues, Welcome to Dr. Jennifer Jing Zhao, who has joined our Department as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Media & Technology Studies Education under the Supervision of Drs. Stephen Petrina and Hsiao-Cheng (Sandrine) Han. Dr. Zhao’s Postdoctoral appointment is funded by Mitacs Accelerate program. She completed her PhD studies in the Department in 2019. Dr. […]


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