News & Stories

July 27, 2021
Congratulations to Dr. Lee Gunderson on being elected into the Reading Hall of Fame

Please join us in congratulation our former Department Head, Lee Gunderson, who has been elected to the Reading Hall of Fame, an independent organization that recognizes lifetime achievements in the field of reading. Candidates can only be nominated by members of the Reading Hall of Fame. Criteria for nomination include, active involvement in work in […]
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July 14, 2021
Congratulations to Angela Low

Congratulations to Angela Low, ECPS’ HDLC Ph.D. Candidate, for receiving the MITACs Elevate 2-year postdoctoral fellowship. Angela received the MITACs Elevate 2-year postdoctoral fellowship for a proposal that she submitted with her community partner, ChildHealth BC (part of the Provincial Health Services Authority). She will be working with Dr. Sheila Marshall as the Evaluation Lead […]
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July 5, 2021
Congratulations to Eun Young (Key) Kwon

Congratulations to Eun Young (Key) Kwon, ECPS’ SPED Ph.D. Candidate, for being awarded the 2021 Inspirational Deaf Educator’s Achievement Award. The CAEDHH-BC Awards Committee is honoured to offer this recognition to acknowledge her outstanding work as a Teacher of the Deaf in Deaf Education. Her volunteer work in Guatemala, cochairing of the CAEDHH-BC Conference and […]
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July 1, 2021
Welcome Dr. Thomas Schanding

We are pleased and excited to welcome Dr. Thomas Schanding. Dr. Schanding joins us from the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL) where he was an Associate Professor and Director of the School Psychology Program. He has extensive teaching graduate level courses in School Psychology and a strong record of student supervision. His research agenda examines […]
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June 30, 2021
Congratulations to Drs. Hymel and Young on their upcoming retirement

    Congratulations to Drs. Shelley Hymel and Richard Young on their upcoming retirement. On behalf of the ECPS, thank you for all your contributions and service to the department. Best wishes on this new chapter, and happy retirement!
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Promotion of Two ECPS Faculty Members

We are delighted to announce the promotion of the following two ECPS faculty members effective July 1st, 2021. The announcement was made during the Departmental meeting on June 24th by ECPS Department Head Dr. Jennifer Shapka. To know more about the profile of these faculty members, please click on their names. Dr. Vicki Knight, promoted […]
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June 14, 2021
Canadian Psychological Association’s 2021 Virtual Conference

The Canadian Psychological Association’s 2021 virtual Conference runs June 1-25, 2021. Faculty and students from ECPS will be in attendance throughout many events scheduled during the convention. Professor Bruno Zumbo is an invited featured speaker on Thursday, June 17, 2021, from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PDT. The title of his invited address is Equity […]
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June 2, 2021
Congratulations to Spring 2021 Graduating ECPS Students

Dear ECPS Graduates (see below for a list of graduates), It is with tremendous pleasure and enthusiasm that we are sending this message in recognition of your accomplishment today. We also recognize that this is simply a step in a much larger journey, and we want to joyfully wish you all the best as you […]
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May 7, 2021
Congratulations to Dr. Sterett Mercer

Congratulations to Dr. Sterett Mercer on his 3rd term appointment as the Chris Spencer Foundation Professor This will be Dr. Mercer’s 3rd term holding this Professorship. The Advisory Committee was impressed with Dr. Mercer’s significant research accomplishments, teaching, and leadership to date in relation to the Professorship, his vision and diversity statements, and his concrete […]
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May 6, 2021
Congratulations to Dr. Joanna Cannon

Congratulations to Dr. Joanna Cannon on receiving a 2020-21 Killam Teaching Prize As one of six Killam institutions, UBC offers yearly awards from the Killam Endowment Fund to faculty and teaching assistants who demonstrate excellence in teaching. The Killam Teaching Prize is awarded annually to faculty nominated by students, colleagues and alumni in recognition of […]
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April 12, 2021
HDLC courses offered online in Summer 1 and Summer 2

    Please click HERE for more details about the courses below: EPSE 511/ECED 565b Families in a Diverse Society Summer 1, May 10-June 17, 2021, Tues & Thurs 4:30-7:30 PST Dr. Laurie Ford, email: laurie.ford@ubc.ca EPSE 630 Advanced Seminar: Adolescence Through Emerging Adulthood Summer 1, May 10-June 16, 2021, Mon & Wed, online & meetings 4:30-6:00pm […]
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February 17, 2021
Congratulations to Christine Yu

Congratulations to Christine Yu, ECPS’ CNPS Ph.D. Candidate, for being awarded the 2020 CPA’s Student Research Grant for her research The Help-Seeking Process for Parents of Children with Anxiety: A Grounded Theory. Yu’s Co-Supervisors are Laurie Ford and Richard Young This grant recognizes exceptional student research in all areas of psychology. This year, grants were […]
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February 2, 2021
February is Psychology Month in Canada

February is Psychology Month in Canada. It highlights the contributions of Canadian psychologists and aims to teach Canadians how psychology can help them, their families, and their communities live healthy, happy, and productive lives. Who are school psychologists? School psychologists are highly trained mental health professionals who provide unique learning and mental health services to […]
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January 6, 2021
Leadership Announcement: Dr. Vicki Knight Appointed Director of CIRCA

Dr. Vicki Knight has been appointed Director of Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration in Autism (CIRCA) on January 1, 2021.
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January 4, 2021
Welcome Dr. Johanna Sam

We are pleased and excited to welcome Dr. Johanna Sam. Dr. Sam is joining us as a tenure-track Assistant Professor this January 2021. Dr. Sam is a proud member of Tŝilhqot’in Nation and an HDLC graduate. She has been and will continue to be involved with the Indigenous Teaching Education Indigenous Program (NITEP). Dr. Jenna […]
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