Congratulations to the following Ph.D. students from Dr. Owen Lo’s UBC Gifted and Talented Education [GATE] Lab for receiving the 2022 Asia-Pacific Conference on Giftedness Awards:
• Mr. Mehmet Hilmi SAĞLAM (Ph.D. Student) received a Best Paper Presentation Award
Presentation title: Explanatory Factors Predicting Reading Success of Academically Gifted Students Through the Perspective of Ecological Model
• Ms. Hani Yavari (Visiting Ph.D. Student) received a Best Poster Presentation Award
Presentation title: Improving Underachievement among Underachieving Students by Executive-Functions Based Cognitive Empowerment Training
Asia-Pacific Federation on Giftedness (APFG) was founded in 1990 in Manila, Philippines as the Asia-Pacific Federation (APF) and became affiliated to World Council for Gifted and Talented Children (WCGTC) in 1994. In 2010, APF changed its name to APFG and has become an independent organization. The purpose of APFG is to focus attention on gifted and talented children in the Asia-Pacific region, and their valuable potential contribution for the benefit of humankind.
The Asia-Pacific Conference on Giftedness (APCG) is a biennial event in the summer, usually July or August providing opportunity to contribute to the global conversation about gifted and talented education. Every two years the event is held at different location and brings together hundreds of members and attendees and numerous presentations covering latest trends in the education of gifted and talented children. Previously the conferences were held in Manila (1990), Taipei (1992), Seoul (1994), Jakarta (1996), New Delhi (1998), Beijing (2000), Bangkok (2002), Daejeon (2004), Taipei (2006), Singapore (2008), Sydney (2010), Dubai (2012), Beijing (2014), Macau (2016), Bangkok (2018), and Daegu (2020). Taipei will host the 17th Asia-Pacific Conference in 2022.