October 16, 2012

Two EDST researchers are leading a global partnership that will examine strategies and best practices in education

Dr. Gerald Fallon, Assistant Professor and Dr. André Mazawi, Professor, are part of the international project to develop institutional relationships and collaboration in education. The University of British Columbia and the “Fondation Paul Gérin-Lajoie” signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on September 14, 2012. The global objective of the partnership is to develop institutional relationships and collaborations […]


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October 12, 2012

CHEA Best Article Award

Co-writers Mona Gleason (EDST), Penney Clark (EDCP, UBC), and Stephen Petrina (EDCP) were awarded the best article prize 2010–2012 from the Canadian History of Education Association. Congratulations! Winning citation: Penney Clark, Mona Gleason and Stephen Petrina, “Preschools for Science? The Child Study Centre at the University of British Columbia, 1960–1997” History of Education Quarterly 52, 1 […]


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September 25, 2012

Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE)

Call for proposals for the 2013 conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE) that will take place June 3–5, 2013, at the University of Victoria (as part of the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities). We particularly encourage graduate students to attend and present.


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September 18, 2012

Canadian History of Education Association 17th Biennial Conference

Poster Conference: Brokering Belonging or Contesting White Supremacy: Controversies in Chinese and Asian Canadian Educational Histories and their Implications. Date: Friday, October 19, 2012, 7–9 p.m. Location: Coast Coal Harbour Hotel, 1180 West Hastings, Vancouver The program is free, open to the public and an excellent opportunity to hear from these four distinguished historians all in […]


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‘My Children Are My Own, I Own Them’

An opinion piece by Charles Ungerleider in The Tyee: A parent in Hamilton, Ontario is taking the public school board to court, alleging that it has failed to accommodate his beliefs.


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September 12, 2012

Education in BC

Charles Ungerleider talks about education in BC on CBC Radio, On the Coast. Listen from 51:20 minutes and 1:43:10 minutes.


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Canada’s Education Ranking

“How does education in Canada compare to other countries around the world? The answer, according to a benchmark international testing program, is very well.” Charles Ungerleider contributed to this Global News story.


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September 5, 2012

Video of 2012 Inter-University Graduate Seminar

Newly released: Video log from the 2012 Inter-University Graduate Seminar The Inter-University Graduate Seminar in Educational Research is an annual graduate student scholarly event hosted by the Department of Educational Studies (EDST) in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia (UBC). The first Seminar took place as a pilot project in June […]


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Royal Society of Canada Prize

EDST Professor Strong-Boag will receive a Royal Society of Canada Prize prize in November. The J.B. Tyrrell Historical Medal: Veronica Strong-Boag is a feminist historian focusing on women, children, and social justice in Canada. A Fellow of the RSC, she has some 20 books and over 80 book chapters and articles, is a former president […]


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August 23, 2012

Michel Laferriere Award for Best Dissertation

Recently graduated EDST PhD Maryam Nabavi has been awarded the prestigious 2011 Comparative and International Education Society of Canada’s Michel Laferriere Award for Best Dissertation. Her dissertation, (Un)Learning Citizenship in Canada: Iranian Immigrant Youth’s Silences, Contradictions, and Expressions, was supervised by Professor Handel Wright and committee members Professor André Mazawi and Dr. Jennifer Chan and […]


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