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The Iranian Gifted Schools

The Iranian Gifted Schools

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 […]

Trials and tribulations of writing, peer review and revisions

Trials and tribulations of writing, peer review and revisions

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. […]

Stirring Minds: From STEM to SoTL

Stirring Minds: From STEM to SoTL

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. […]

DIY Academic Journal Publishing

DIY Academic Journal Publishing

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 […]

Congratulations to Starleigh Grass

Congratulations to Starleigh Grass

Alumna and current master’s student Starleigh Grass receives the 2011 BC Aboriginal Student Award A self-described “teacher, blogger, and mother” from the Tsilhqot’in Nation received the 2011 BC Aboriginal Student Award  from The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society, in partnership with the Victoria Foundation. The recipient, Starleigh Grass, is currently on leave from […]

4th Annual Interprofessional Workshop

On November 9th, UNC 200 will become a ‘village’ of over 140 students, faculty and community practitioners involved in nursing, social work and education. The purpose of the workshop is to model interprofessional practice through case studies and panel discussions that focus on issues of child welfare. As Dr. Judy Gillespie commented last year in […]

Erika Schultz (College of Graduate Studies), Jan Gattrell (Library), and Dr. Carolyn Labun (Centre for Scholarly Communication) welcomed new Faculty of Education graduate students during orientation

Campus Support for Graduate Students

Dr. Susan Crichton, Director of Graduate Programs,  introduced special campus friends during orientation… Beginning on the Mezzanine of the EME building, Dr. Susan Crichton welcomed incoming graduate students to the Faculty of Education. In her remarks, Dean Lynn Bosetti encouraged the students to think, engage and challenge not only themselves, but also challenge their professors […]

Summer session offers the chance to meet other graduate students

How do some Graduate students spend their summer vacation?

Every July and August on UBC’s Okanagan campus, one expects to be the only one enjoying the courtyard and surroundings … Not true for many graduate students of the Faculty of Education! Summer session is the time to take advantage of courses offered only during the summer through the Summer Institute in Education. Other students […]

Stirring Minds Series at 2011 ICEL Conference

Stirring Minds Series at 2011 ICEL Conference

Small Technologies with Big Potential: Lessons Learned from Colleagues in Challenging Contexts Dr. Susan Crichton is an associate professor at the University of Calgary – Faculty of Education and a fellow of the Centre for Commonwealth Education at Cambridge University. Her research explores the design and development of ICT enhanced learning environments and the use […]