Shawna Faber


Deputy Department Head
Associate Professor of Teaching

Scholarly Interests:

Adult LearningDevelopmental TheoryEducation in Medical SettingsProgram DesignProgram EvaluationTeacher Education


Faculty of Education Sessional Teaching Award , 2007

Outstanding Author of the Year Award, CANNT Journal , 2000

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship 2000 and 2001

Courses Taught

EPSE 308

EPSE 311

EPSE 310

EPSE 481

EPSE 483

EDUC 500

EPSE 501

EPSE 505

ETEC 512

CNPS 854


EPSE 606


Ph.D., University of British Columbia

Research Projects

Consistency and Effectiveness of Current Educational Programming for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: A British Columbia Province Wide Initiative

This is a multifaceted research project with the overall objective of an improved and comprehensive provincial educational program for kidney patients in BC.  This research project includes a survey and evaluation of current programming across BC, as well as designing, implementing and evaluating a new standardized education protocol for Renal Education in BC.  Funded by the BC Kidney Foundation.

Evaluation of the New Mentor Teacher Project

The British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF), UBC, and British Columbia School Superintendents Association (BCSSA) have developed a mentoring program to help support new teachers within BC school districts. Some of the goals of the program include:

  • providing a mentorship program that recognizes and responds to the differences among rural, urban, and suburban districts.
  • developing the skills of mentors to support maximum learning in the mentor/mentee relationship.
  • generating data that will inform directions for the development and implementation of a province-wide teacher mentoring program.

The objective of this research is to evaluate the effectiveness of the New Teacher Mentorship Project goals from the participant’s perspectives.  (Funded by the BC Ministry of Education).

Evaluation of the Revised Teacher Education Program at UBC

This participant oriented evaluation focuses on evaluating UBC’s Teacher Education program with the goal of program improvement.  This is a multi-year evaluation sponsored by the TEO and supported by the Dean’s Office.