News & Stories

September 8, 2013
Dr. Vadeboncoeur’s latest Vancouver Sun article: “Throw away the checklist: Do what’s right for your child”

Professor Jennifer A. Vadeboncoeur’s most recent article in the Vancouver Sun (September 8, 2013) encourages parents to become more involved with their children because more envolvement enables unique learning experiences for children. All parents are situated to create learning opportunities that will equip children for many of the joyous and challenging times ahead. Learn more […]
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August 28, 2013
You’re not a helicopter parent just because you care

Check out Dr. Jennifer A. Vadeboncoeur’s latest Globe and Mail article, “You’re not a helicopter parent just because you care” – published August 28, 2013. Helicopter parents are usually more educated than their less involved counterparts.
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August 14, 2013
Georgia Straight story covers Dr. Lynn Miller on childhood anxiety

Professor of Counselling Psychology, Dr. Lynn Miller recently spoke to the Georgia Straight about childhood anxieties – just in time for back-to-school season! Read the full article that was published on August 14, 2013. Want to learn more about childhood anxiety?  Watch this informational video by Dr. Miller.
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May 13, 2013
ECPS Scholarship Form

Continuing students can download the application form for the 2013/2014 ECPS Scholarship here. All MA and PhD students, who are in good academic standing (e.g., first class standing), and who have less than $10000 in funding for the 2013/2014 school year are eligible to apply for this scholarship. All applications are due Monday, May 13, […]
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May 3, 2013
BC Conference on Promoting “Engaged Philosophical Inquiry” (UBC, May 3, 2013)

The co-directors of the Vancouver Institute for Philosophy for Children (VIPC), Dr. Barbara Weber (UBC) and Dr. Susan Gardner (Capilano University), organized a BC conference on Engaged Philosophical Inquiry, which was attended by 25 people. More than half of the attendees were faculty members from BC universities and colleges, including UBC, SFU, Capilano, UFV, Alexander […]
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March 14, 2013
Wyman Lecture and Killam Conversation 2013: Rethinking Relationships Between Teaching, Learning and Art

Dr. Rita L. Irwin, Professor of Art Education and Dr. Donal O’Donoghue, Associate Professor of Art Education focus on an artist residency at UBC that brought together artists, pedagogues and researchers to explore and invent relations between art, learning and teaching, and consider the learning encounters made possible in and through the processes and products […]
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January 11, 2013
Tim Laidler is due to be presented with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal

Tim Laidler is due to be presented with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition for his development and expansion of the Veterans Transition Program nationally. Tim will be presented with the award by BC Minister of Heritage James Moore. The ceremony will be held at The Vancouver Club on the 22 January 2013.  For […]
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December 14, 2012
Technology and Ethics in Counselling Colloquium Video Available

Videos of Maureen McEvoy’s colloquium on the use of technology and cyber safe counselling practices is available for those who were unable to attend the event. Please click here for this video and for access to the CNPS video library.
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December 6, 2012
Julian Sefton-Green – Learning in Out-of-School Contexts: Education in Non-Formal Settings

Out-of-school centers and activities meet many needs in societies around the world. What effects and impacts are they having on formal education institutions? Click here for full webinar
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Professor Marvin Westwood is to receive Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal

Professor Marvin Westwood is due to be presented with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition for his development and research of the Veterans’ Transition Program.  Marvin will be presented with the award by BC Premier, Christy Clark. The ceremony will be held at UBC on the 13 December 2012. For more information about the […]
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November 8, 2012
CP13 MED Counselling Psychology Program in Kelowna

If you are interested in applying for the CP13 MED Counselling Psychology Program in Kelowna, Please apply through the EPLT website by clicking here.
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November 1, 2012
Ottawa Launches Veterans Transition Program

News Click here for full video
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October 31, 2012
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselling MED program is recruiting for 2013

We are happy to announce that the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselling MED program is recruiting for 2013, the application deadline is Feb. 10, 2012.  The online application will be opened on Dec 3, 2012. Please go to the Professional Development, Community and Engagement website for more details and to apply online
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May 2, 2012
Kim Schonert-Reichl Talks About Empathy on Australian National Radio

Dr. Kim Schonert-Reichl is interviewed by The Science Show on Australian RadioNational about how empathy is used in education and therapy to ehlp modify the behaviour of children with behavioural problems. http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/empathy-used-to-understand-behaviour-of-others/3976910
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