News & Stories

June 15, 2017
ECPS and Dr. Barbara Weber to host visiting fellow, Dr. Walter Kohan, of State University of Rio de Janeiro

We are pleased to announce that ECPS and Dr. Barbara Weber will host Dr. Walter Kohan as an International Research Visiting Fellow (IRVF) beginning in September. Dr. Kohan is an esteemed full professor of Philosophy of Education within the Department of Childhood Studies at State University of Rio de Janeiro. During his residency at UBC, Dr. Kohan […]
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June 13, 2017
Open for Registration: EPSE 604B, HDLC Special Focus Course – “Mindfulness in Education: Emerging Theory, Research, and Programs for Teachers and Students”

This Special Focus course is now open for registration to ALL students. Click here for a more detailed course overview.
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May 19, 2017
2017 Killam and Faculty Teaching Awards

The acknowledgements are well deserved. Thank you again for all your hard work within our department and the university.
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April 27, 2017
Dan Cox & Yan Liu Awarded Article of the Year from The Career Development Quarterly

Congratulations to our very own Drs. Dan Cox and Yan Liu on receiving the Article of the Year Award from The Career Development Quarterly!
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April 24, 2017
2017 Milstein Foundation Grant Recipients

Congratulations to Drs. Lara Boyd and Rachel Weber on receiving the 2017 Milstein Foundation Grant!
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2017 CIHR Grant Recipients

Congratulations to Dr. Alanaise Goodwill for her recent success for the following 2017 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) grants: CIHR Training Grant: Indigenous Mentorship Network Program, and CIHR Catalyst Grant: Indigenous Approaches to Wellness Research
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2017 SSHRC Insight Grant ECPS Applicant Awardees

Congratulations to ECPS Professors, Richard Young and Yan Liu, for their recent success in the 2017 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Grant competition!
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April 18, 2017
Autism research centre advances thanks to $800k infusion; recent autism funding tops $3.65M

The UBC Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration in Autism (CIRCA) received $800,000 from the BC Ministry for Children and Family Development (MCFD) to address training needs of educators and other autism service providers and families across the province.
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February 21, 2017
Dr. Shelley Hymel Appointed Head of ECPS

Dr. Shelley Hymel has been appointed Head of the Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology & Special Education for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2017.
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February 20, 2017
Dr. Shelley Hymel on the Legacy of Pink Shirt Day

2017 marks the ten year anniversary that heroic students, Travis Price and David Shepherd, practiced kindness and acceptance towards a fellow high school peer who was experiencing bullying. For Pink Shirt Day, Dr. Shelley Hymel introduces a resource for bullying prevention.
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February 16, 2017
Kimberly Schonert-Reichl Leads New Landmark Report the SEL Field

Working in close collaboration with the faculty of education at the University of British Columbia (UBC), in February 2017 CASEL announced the publication of a new report titled To Reach the Students, Teach the Teachers: A National Scan of Teacher Preparation and Social & Emotional Learning. CASEL funded the research for the report, the first-ever […]
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February 15, 2017
mECPS Spotlight on Hillary McBride

Learn about thriving ECPS Ph.D. student, Hillary McBride and her recent accomplishments.
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February 14, 2017
Bruno Zumbo, Distinguished University Scholar at UBC

ECPS is proud to announce that Dr. Bruno Zumbo has been appointed as Distinguished University Scholar (DUS) at the University of British Columbia.
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February 1, 2017
2016 UBC Killam Research Prize Awarded to Dr. Bruno Zumbo

UBC Killam Research Prizes recognize outstanding research and scholarly contributions from both junior and senior scholars.
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January 13, 2017
Rachel Weber Awarded Mitacs Accelerate Grant

ECPS Assistant Professor, Dr. Rachel Weber, is the recipient of a $30,000 Mitacs Accelerate grant to help support her project that evaluates the working memory impacts of a cognitive training program for children with learning disabilities.
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