News & Stories

June 20, 2022
Congratulations to Dr. Serge Lacroix on his upcoming retirement

Congratulations to Dr. Serge Lacroix 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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June 1, 2022
Welcome Dr. Kenneth Miller

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Kenneth Miller to ECPS. Dr. Kenneth Miller is appointed the Edith Lando Professor in Counselling for Refugee and Immigrant Youth and Families. The appointment will commence on June 1, 2022 for a five-year term. Throughout his career, Dr. Miller has taken a unique approach to academia, centering his research, […]
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May 26, 2022
Congratulations to Spring 2022 Graduating ECPS Students

Dear ECPS Graduates (see below for a list of graduates), Twice every year, we get to pause and acknowledge the tremendous accomplishment that is graduation. Every time, it is with renewed pleasure and enthusiasm that we get to express our recognition for the exceptional effort all of you have put in to reach this special […]
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Meet ECPS Spring 2022 PhD Graduates

Congratulation to the following six ECPS PhD graduates: Simon Lisaingo – SACP Simon Lisaingo completed his doctorate in the School and Applied Child Psychology Program at the University of British Columbia. He was previously a classroom teacher in Vancouver, Ottawa, and the Yukon. When not working, he can be found on the soccer field or in the wilderness. He […]
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March 29, 2022
Dr. Robinder Bedi receives Killam Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr. Robinder Bedi Congratulations to Dr. Robinder Bedi and Dr. Jason Ellis, who are among the ten UBC recipients of 2021-22 Killam Research Fellowships. The Killam Research Fellowships celebrate scholarly achievements and research excellence of faculty from across UBC. Dr. Bedi, an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education, runs a Counselling/Psychotherapy Research, Teaching, and Service […]
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February 1, 2022
February is Psychology Month

Psychology is rooted in science that seeks to understand our thoughts, feelings and actions. It is a broad field – some psychology professionals develop and test theories through research while others work to help individuals, organizations, and communities function better. Still others are both researchers and practitioners. Psychology Month is celebrated every February to highlight […]
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January 13, 2022
Congratulations to Dr. Johanna Sam

Congratulations to Dr. Johanna Sam, recipient of a SSHRC Insight Development Grant Dr. Johanna Sam, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education’s Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, and Special Education, was awarded a SSHRC Insight Development Grant for her project “A Two-Eyed Seeing Approach: How Do Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Youth Cope with Cyber-Aggression?” Co-Investigators […]
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January 11, 2022
Welcome Leticia Tsui

We are pleased and excited to welcome Leticia Tsui Leticia Tsui is joining us as Admin and HR Support from the Vancouver Film School, and has almost a decade of admin experience. When we all return to campus, please pop in and say hi to her at Room 2524. In the interim, if you want […]
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January 5, 2022
Welcome Dr. Joshua Madsen

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Joshua Madsen to ECPS. Dr. Madsen joins us from the University of Calgary, where he was a tenured Senior Instructor and Director of the Psychology Clinic. Dr. Madsen teaches underlying theory, and principles of psychological intervention in formal classroom settings. Dr. Madsen’s commitment to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion […]
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December 23, 2021
Planning for 2021-22 Winter Session, Term 2

January 14, 2022 Following UBC’s announcement of an extension of the online learning period to February 6 for most programs, leadership in the Faculty of Education conferred to determine the appropriate direction for the Bachelor of Education program. After consultation with students and colleagues in the Faculty of Education, and remaining mindful of the health […]
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November 23, 2021
Congratulations to Fall 2021 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 […]
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November 8, 2021
National School Psychology Week 2021

WHAT DO SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS DO? School psychologists provide direct support and interventions to students; consult with teachers, families, and other school-employed mental health professionals (i.e., school counselors, school social workers) to improve support strategies; work with school administrators to improve school-wide practices and policies; and collaborate with community providers to coordinate needed services.   Flyer […]
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October 20, 2021
Congratulations to Dr. Anita Hubley

Professor Anita Hubley is part of a UBC team recently awarded $10,000 from UBC’s Health After 2020 initiative to organize a community dialogue session in 2022 and publish a discussion paper on the topic of equity-oriented approaches to sparing opioid prescriptions for opioid naive patients in primary care. Learn more about Dr. Anita Hubley and […]
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October 6, 2021
Dr. Bruno Zumbo gave plenary addresses at CMEEP and ISOQOL

Dr. Bruno Zumbo was invited to give plenary addresses at these prestigious conferences, where several hundred attendees from around the world were able to learn about his recent innovations and theoretical developments: 7th International Congress on Measurement and Evaluation in Education and Psychology (CMEEP-2021), Ankara, Turkey A Novel Method To Investigate Concordance Of Test Scores […]
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October 4, 2021
October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Throughout the month of October, we will share and feature work by the ECPS faculty and grad students around the topic of bullying and cyberbullying! Here are some great practical tips and strategies to use at home and in the classroom for teachers, parents, classroom activities, kids and teens from the PREVNet (Promoting Relationships and […]
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