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June 4, 2020
EPSE 604A: Collaboration for Innovation Available in Winter 2020

Instructor: Dr. Deborah L Butler ( 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
PSCTC Facilities and Test Library are closed until further notice

PSCTC Contact E-mail: Phone: 604-822-1364 In emergencies, please e-mail PSCTC Director, Dr. William McKee at
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March 16, 2020
COVID-19: Faculty of Education Updates

  Please refer to 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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August 9, 2019
Welcome Dr. Ed Kroc

We are pleased and excited to welcome Dr. Ed Kroc Dr. Kroc is joining us as a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Measurement, Evaluation, and Research Methodology. Dr. Kroc has already been working at ECPS as an Assistant Professor and Postdoctoral Research Fellow, and was previously a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the Department of Statistics. Dr. […]
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July 4, 2019
Welcome Dr. Terence Tracey

We are pleased and excited to welcome Dr. Terence Tracey Dr. Terence Tracey is joining us for the next three years as a Visiting Professor in Counselling Psychology. Dr. Tracey comes to us from Arizona State University where he was a Professor since 1999 and served as Department Head of the Counselling Psychology Program. Prior […]
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July 2, 2019
Congratulations to ECPS SPED Students: I-Chen Wu, Karen Kester and Lilian Wataka

  I-Chen Wu (SPED PhD), Dr. Owen Lo, Advisor Dr. Marion Porath Scholarship in Education A scholarship is offered annually by Merv Porath in memory of his wife, Dr. Marion Porath (B.Ed. 1974, M.A. 1984, Ph.D. 1988) for a graduate student studying High Ability within the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education, […]
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June 13, 2019
Congratulations to Dr. Aloysius Anyichie!

Congratulations to Aloysius Anyichie, ECPS’ HDLC Ph.D. Graduate, for being awarded the G.M. Dunlop Distinguished Contribution Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation in Educational Psychology 2019. The Canadian Association for Educational Psychology (CAEP) annually sponsors the G.M. Dunlop Awards for the best Masters and Doctoral theses or equivalent scholarly work in educational psychology. The awards are […]
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March 7, 2019
Congratulations to ECPS Associate Professor Dr. Sterett Mercer

Please join the Department in congratulating Dr. Sterett Mercer, Associate Professor in ECPS, and his colleagues for being awarded a $2.4 Million research grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health to support their 5-year research project Reducing Youth Violence and Racism/Discrimination: The Efficacy of Comprehensive Prevention Strategies (CPS). Funded through the NIH’s Minority Health and Health Disparities […]
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