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September 28, 2022
UBC Forward Happens Here Series: Dr. Johanna Sam

Dr. Johanna Sam’s team at UBC is listening to the experiences of diverse youth to help them develop coping strategies for cyberbullying While young people may not use the term “cyberbullying”, they sure know when somebody is mean to them online. That can take different forms, from having an unwanted photo of them shared on […]
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September 22, 2022
Final Thesis Defence: Harris Wong, MA in SACP

Final Thesis Defence: Harris Wong, MA in SACP Wednesday October 5th, 2022 10 am on Zoom (If you want to attend contact Laurie Ford and she will forward the link) Supervisory Committee: Laurie Ford, Ph.D. (Supervisor) Anusha Kassan, Ph.D. (Committee Member) Owen Lo, Ph.D. (Arm’s Length Reviewer) Title: Chinese Canadian Youth and Their Experiences with […]
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September 21, 2022
Student Spotlight: Natacha Monestel Mora

Natacha Monestel Mora: UBC Sustainability Scholar Natacha Monestel Mora, MA, doctoral candidate in HDLC, was recently named a Sustainability Scholar by the University of British Columbia. The Sustainability Scholars program matches UBC graduate students with on- and off-campus sustainability partners to work on applied research projects that advance sustainability across the region. Natacha led a […]
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September 15, 2022
Congratulations to Dr. William McKee on his 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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In Memoriam: Dr. Vaughan Marshall

We remember a long-time sessional and colleague Vaughan Marshall who passed away recently. On September 22nd, 2022, UBC will lower its flag in recognition of Vaughan, who was actively teaching when she passed away. Vaughan made excellent and sustained contributions to the counselling psychology program at UBC. She was a central instructor and administrative leader in […]
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September 13, 2022
Congratulations to Dr. Anita Hubley

Dr. Anita Hubley is elected as Treasurer and one of the four Directors of the International Test Commission (ITC) for 2022 to 2024 The ITC is a non-profit global organization whose membership consists of test companies (Educational Testing Service), national psychological associations (e.g., American Psychological Association), organizations (e.g., National Board of Medical Examiners), and individuals […]
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Congratulations to Dr. Nancy Perry for 25 years of service

Quarter Century Club New Member 2022 Congratulations to Dr. Nancy Perry for becoming the 25-year member of UBC’s Quarter Century Club for her service to the university Dr. Nancy Perry has been teaching Human Development, Learning, and Culture, Special Education (HDLC) at the ECPS Department. Her Scholarly interests are Metacognition, motivation, and self-regulated learning in […]
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Congratulations to Drs. Joshua Madsen and Lianne Tomfohr-Madsen

Congratulations to Drs. Joshua Madsen and Lianne Tomfohr-Madsen for receiving: SSHRC IDG (Co-I) – The SWell program: Striving for wellness in fatherhood Congratulations to Dr. Lianne Tomfohr-Madsen for receiving: CIHR Grant (Co-I) – Prenatal exposure to maternal SARS-CoV-2 infection and early childhood development
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September 9, 2022
Congratulations to Karen Yan

UBC presents the President’s Service Awards for Excellence and other staff awards annually, to recognize staff members who demonstrate outstanding achievement and excellence within the UBC community. Congratulation to Karen Yan, our Graduate Program Support for receiving the 2022 Presidents Staff Award! Learn more about the award and other 2022 recipients here.
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September 8, 2022
PSCTC Fall & Winter Hours

September 6 – 16 Mon/Tue/Fri 9:00am – 5:00pm Wed/Thurs 9:00am – 9:00pm Sat/Sun CLOSED September 19 – December 9 Mon/Tue/Fri 9:00am – 6:00pm Wed/Thurs 9:00am – 9:00pm Sat 9:00am – 4:00pm Sun CLOSED Office will be closed on: Monday, September 5 Friday, September 30 Monday, October 10 Friday, November 11
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September 6, 2022
ECPS Graduate Student Support 2022-2023

Welcome to a new school year! To learn more about your Graduate advisors, Research Methodology GAA, and Program Area Peer Advisors, please visit Grad Student Support page.
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August 15, 2022
Congrats to Mehmet Hilmi SAĞLAM and Hani Yavari for receiving the APCG Awards

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 […]
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July 26, 2022
Dr. Anusha Kassan elected as a Fellow of the CPA

Congratulations to Dr. Anusha Kassan Congratulations to Dr. Anusha Kassan who was elected as a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association at the CPA 2022 Award Ceremony in Calgary, Alberta.   Fellows shall be Members of the Association, living or deceased, who have made a distinguished contribution to the advancement of the science or profession of […]
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July 4, 2022
Welcome Drs. Simon Lisaingo and Laura Klubben

We are thrilled to welcome Drs. Simon Lisaingo and Laura Klubben as Lecturers at ECPS. Dr. Simon Lisaingo – SACP Lecturer Dr. Lisaingo completed his Ph.D. in School and Applied Child Psychology Program at the University of British Columbia. His doctoral dissertation examined the development, implementation, and evaluation of a home-school consultive intervention for students […]
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July 1, 2022
Promotion of Drs. Cannon and Zebehazy

We are delighted to announce the promotion of the following two ECPS faculty members effective July 1st, 2022. To know more about the profile of these faculty members, please click on their names. Dr. Joanna Cannon, promoted to Professor Dr. Kim Zebehazy, promoted to Professor
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