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By Amanda Lamberti on May 4, 2012
Each year, UBC’s Okanagan campus recognizes outstanding educators with the Teaching Honour Roll. For this year, the Faculty of Education recipients are: Stephen Berg, Veronica Gaylie, Colleen Lindsay, Anne MacLean and Dennis Tetreau. An educator who consistently influences students positively throughout the year is exceptional. Congratulations to these recipients for their outstanding teaching performance.
By Amanda Lamberti on April 17, 2012
About 60 teacher candidates in the Elementary Teacher Education Program at UBC’s Okanagan campus are presenting their capstone research projects this week.
By Amanda Lamberti on March 20, 2012
Visiting PhD Candidate Brown Onguko presents A Whole School Improvement in a Challenging Context Brown’s presentation focused on implementation of three projects in his doctoral research school. Situated in a rural part of western Kenya, Brown’s research presented a challenging educational context. The three projects were: implementation of a STEM curriculum project between Lumbwa Primary […]
By Amanda Lamberti on March 14, 2012
Graduate Students (MA in Education) Sareh Karami and Mehdi Ghahremani presented The Iranian Gifted Schools at a glance Their presentation focused on the current Iranian education system. Mehdi began the presentation with a history of education in Iran. Sareh continued the presentation by explaining the Iranian organization for gifted students called The National Organization for Development of […]
By Amanda Lamberti on March 6, 2012
Dr. Karen Ragoonaden presented Trial and tribulations of writing, peer review and revisions This interactive presentation focused on issues surrounding content and process of writing academic articles. Likening her journey to climbing Mount Everest, Dr. Ragoonaden encouraged graduate students and new faculty to become involved with the publishing process as quickly as possible. After Dr. […]
By Amanda Lamberti on March 2, 2012
UBC’s Okanagan campus has $10 million worth of funded projects
By Amanda Lamberti on February 23, 2012
From STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to SoTL (the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning): A Difficult Journey On February 23, 2012, Engineer Susan Nesbit and Scientist Niamh Kelly discussed their transition from STEM practitioners to SoTL scholars. The story of their journey inspired their audience of scholars and graduate students to begin a dialogue. […]
By Amanda Lamberti on February 8, 2012
Dr. Lawrence D. Berg presented Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Academic Journal Publishing in the Age of the Knowledge Enclosure. This presentation outlined opportunities for creating new scholarly publication venues in the age of academic capitalism and the knowledge enclosure. Dr. Berg began his discussion about the wider cultural and political economic context within which one needs to […]
By Amanda Lamberti on January 6, 2012
Rebuilding education systems require long-lasting strategies, says UBC professor