News & Stories

Nov 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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Nov 08, 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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Oct 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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Oct 06, 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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Oct 04, 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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Sep 21, 2021
Supporting Early Social & Communication Development through Parent Coaching

Watch it HERE Filmed April 2021 – edited into four parts; total 205 minutes Download the presentation handout (pdf) View project  overview infographic (pdf) This presentation provides information about lessons learned from the Parent And Child Early Coaching project (PACE), conducted in collaboration with child development centres and Indigenous agencies in 16 BC communities from 2018-2020. Included are […]
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Sep 14, 2021
2021-2022 ECPS Graduate Student Support

Welcome to a new school year! To learn more about your Graduate advisor, Research Methodology GAA and Program Area Peer Advisors, please visit our Grad Student Support page.  
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Sep 01, 2021
Welcome Dr. Carly Christensen

We are pleased and excited to welcome Dr. Carly Christensen Dr. Christensen recently completed her Ph.D. at the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge. She has extensive secondary school teaching experience within unique educational settings in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States. These settings include urban secondary schools, a rural middle […]
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Jul 27, 2021
Congratulations to Dr. Lee Gunderson on being elected into the Reading Hall of Fame

Please join us in congratulation our former Department Head, Lee Gunderson, who has been elected to the Reading Hall of Fame, an independent organization that recognizes lifetime achievements in the field of reading. Candidates can only be nominated by members of the Reading Hall of Fame. Criteria for nomination include, active involvement in work in […]
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Jul 14, 2021
Congratulations to Angela Low

Congratulations to Angela Low, ECPS’ HDLC Ph.D. Candidate, for receiving the MITACs Elevate 2-year postdoctoral fellowship. Angela received the MITACs Elevate 2-year postdoctoral fellowship for a proposal that she submitted with her community partner, ChildHealth BC (part of the Provincial Health Services Authority). She will be working with Dr. Sheila Marshall as the Evaluation Lead […]
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Jul 05, 2021
Congratulations to Eun Young (Key) Kwon

Congratulations to Eun Young (Key) Kwon, ECPS’ SPED Ph.D. Candidate, for being awarded the 2021 Inspirational Deaf Educator’s Achievement Award. The CAEDHH-BC Awards Committee is honoured to offer this recognition to acknowledge her outstanding work as a Teacher of the Deaf in Deaf Education. Her volunteer work in Guatemala, cochairing of the CAEDHH-BC Conference and […]
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Jul 01, 2021
Welcome Dr. Thomas Schanding

We are pleased and excited to welcome Dr. Thomas Schanding. Dr. Schanding joins us from the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL) where he was an Associate Professor and Director of the School Psychology Program. He has extensive teaching graduate level courses in School Psychology and a strong record of student supervision. His research agenda examines […]
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Jun 30, 2021
Congratulations to Drs. Hymel and Young on their upcoming retirement

    Congratulations to Drs. Shelley Hymel and Richard Young on their 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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Promotion of Two ECPS Faculty Members

We are delighted to announce the promotion of the following two ECPS faculty members effective July 1st, 2021. The announcement was made during the Departmental meeting on June 24th by ECPS Department Head Dr. Jennifer Shapka. To know more about the profile of these faculty members, please click on their names. Dr. Vicki Knight, promoted […]
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