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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, 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, Mon & Wed, online & meetings 4:30-6:00pm PST Dr. […]
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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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December 17, 2020
Congratulations to Dr. Bruno Zumbo

   Congratulations to Dr. Bruno Zumbo, ECPS’s MERM professor on his appointment as a Canada Research Chair in Psychometrics and Measurement. CRC’s excellence in the pursuit of knowledge elevates Canada’s position as a global leader in research. Faculty of Education announcement: https://educ.ubc.ca/canada-research-chairs-annoucement/ Learn more about Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) […]
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November 24, 2020
Congratulations to Fall 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 embark on the next stages […]
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September 22, 2020
About 2020/21 Winter Session Term 2

Hello everyone, Many of you may be wondering about 2020/21 Winter Session, Term 2, which begins in January 2021. While the information has circulated on some platforms, allow me to cite President Ono: “I am pleased to say that for Winter Session, Term 2, we are keeping a focus on equitable access for all our […]
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September 10, 2020
2020-2021 ECPS Graduate Student Support

Welcome to a new school year! To learn more about your Graduate advisor, Research Methodology GAA, Program Area Peer Advisors & Supports, please visit our Grad Student Support page.  
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August 19, 2020
Welcome Dr. Eva Oberle

We are pleased and excited to welcome Dr. Eva Oberle. Dr. Oberle is joining us as an Associate Member of ECPS. Her research is closely aligned with many faculty members in the Human Development, Learning, and Culture program, which is in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology. As such, she has ongoing collaborations with […]
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August 13, 2020
PRTC is now PSCTC

Name Change Announcement Psychoeducational Research and Training Centre (PRTC) is now the Psychological Services and Counselling Training Centre (PSCTC).
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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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