News & Stories

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: 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

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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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 ( 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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