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Congratulations to RISS Fund Recipients
November 12, 2019

Colleagues, Please join me in congratulating the STEM 2020 Conference (July 9 – 11, 2020) Organizing Team for their successful grant application to the Research Infrastructure Support Service (RISS) Fund. The team was recently awarded $8,250 for “STEM 2020 Conference: Postdoctoral Research Associate for Advance Assistance with Proceedings.” Well done: co-Chairs David Anderson and Marina […]

Tetsuo Aoki Professorship in Curriculum Studies
October 30, 2019

Colleagues, Please join me in congratulating Bill Pinar, Professor in EDCP, on his appointment as the Tetsuo Aoki Professor in Curriculum Studies, effective September 1, 2019. The Tetsuo Aoki Professor in Curriculum Studies has a term of five years.  This honorary Professorship is established in memory of the late Tetsuo Aoki whose life-long work has […]

2019 EDCP Holiday Celebration Lunch
October 22, 2019


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 […]


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