News & Stories

July 6, 2020
Leadership Announcement: Dr. Laurie Ford Appointed Director of ECED

Dr. Laurie Ford has been appointed Director of Early Childhood Education (ECED) from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2023.
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July 2, 2020
Promotion of Three ECPS Faculty Members

We are delighted to announce the promotion of the following three ECPS faculty members effective July 1st, 2020. The announcement was made during the Departmental meeting on May 21st by ECPS Department Head Dr. Shelley Hymel. To know more about the profile of these faculty members, please click on their names. Dr. Shawna Faber, promoted […]
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Dr. Jennifer Shapka Appointed Head of ECPS

Dr. Jennifer Shapka has been appointed Head of the Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology & Special Education for a two-year term beginning July 1, 2020.
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June 30, 2020
Thank you Dr. Shelley Hymel

On June 30, 2020, Dr. Shelley Hymel will be stepping down as Department Head of Educational & Counselling Psychology, & Special Education (ECPS) after providing another 3 years of leadership (2017-2020). Since Shelley joined the Faculty of Education at UBC in 1993, she has served in a number of administrative roles, including Associate Dean (OGPR, […]
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June 18, 2020
Counselors’ Attitudes Toward Working with Clients With Substance Use Disorders

Dr. Anita Hubley and her former CNPS M.A. student, Zach Cornfield (graduated Nov., 2018) recently did a podcast with Dr. Bryan Kim, the Editor of APA Div. 17’s (Society of Counseling Psychology) journal The Counseling Psychologist. They were interviewed about their upcoming article “Counselors’ Attitudes Toward Working with Clients With Substance Use Disorders” that will […]
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June 4, 2020
EPSE 604A: Collaboration for Innovation Available in Winter 2020

Instructor: Dr. Deborah L Butler (deborah.butler@ubc.ca) Schedule: W1 Tuesdays 1:00-4:00 pm PST Dates: September 8 – December 3, 2020 This course, Collaboration for Innovation, is designed for researchers or educators who seek to foster development of collaborative partnerships enroute to addressing goals that matter to educators, schools, communities, and school systems. For example, the course […]
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May 7, 2020
Congratulations to Dr. Deborah Butler for winning the Killam Teaching Prize

Congratulations to Dr. Deborah Butler, ECPS’s HDLC professor on winning the UBC Killam Teaching Prize for her outstanding teaching, research and service to the community. The Killam Teaching Prize is awarded annually to faculty nominated by students, colleagues and alumni in recognition of excellence in teaching.  Recipients are recognized at the graduation ceremonies. The Killam Teaching Prize […]
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April 23, 2020
Update: Vocational Rehabilitation Counselling Masters Program

This update is for those of you who have applied to or expressed interest in the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselling (VRC) Masters’ Program. It is with great regret that we inform you that we have been unable to recruit a sufficient number of applicants to make the VRC cohort viable and therefore will not be offering […]
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March 19, 2020
PRTC Facilities and Test Library are closed until further notice

PRTC Contact E-mail: prtc.testlibrary@ubc.ca Phone: 604-822-1364 In emergencies, please e-mail PRTC Director, Dr. William McKee at  william.mckee@ubc.ca
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March 16, 2020
COVID-19: Faculty of Education Updates

  Please refer to https://educ.ubc.ca/covid-19/ for Faculty of Education’s COVID-19 updates, and stay healthy & safe everyone!   Thank you, ECPS Department  
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January 7, 2020
Welcome Dr. Anusha Kassan

We are pleased and excited to welcome Dr. Anusha Kassan. Dr. Kassan is joining us as an Associate Professor (under review) for the High Impact Position in Child & Youth in  Mental Health. Dr. Kassan comes from the University of Calgary where she was an Associate Professor in the Werklund School of Education. Dr. Kassan’s […]
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November 28, 2019
Congratulations to CNPS and SACP on the reaffirmation of their doctoral program’s accreditation

Congratulations to the Counselling Psychology (CNPS) and School and Applied Child Psychology (SACP) programs on the reaffirmation of their doctoral program’s accreditation from the Canadian Psychological Association for another year.
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November 5, 2019
Congratulations to Dr. Bruno Zumbo!

Congratulations to Professor Zumbo on his invited lecture tour “A funny thing happened on the way to (the next) salvation” being held in Rome, Turin and Copenhagen Nov. 4-18— over a series of 4 lectures he takes a critical look at the initial bold claims and eventual by-products of the big data, machine learning, ‘data […]
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October 31, 2019
Congratulations to Dr. Izabela Schultz!

Congratulations to Dr. Izabela Schultz, ECPS’ CNPS Professor, for being awarded the 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award by the International Association for Scientific Advancement of Psychological Injury and Law. This an annual award of the ASAPIL, an international association with a major membership base in the United States and Canada,  which has a mandate to advance scientific […]
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October 15, 2019
School Psychology (SCPS) is now School and Applied Child Psychology (SACP)

Important Announcement: The School Psychology Programs (SCPS) are now the UBC School and Applied Child Psychology Programs (SACP) Offering Ph.D., M.A. and M.Ed. programs.
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