News & Stories

Jul 02, 2020
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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Jun 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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Jun 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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May 07, 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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Apr 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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Mar 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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Mar 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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Jan 07, 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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Nov 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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Nov 05, 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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Oct 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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Oct 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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Aug 09, 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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Jul 04, 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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Jul 02, 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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