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UBC Reports | Vol. 53 | No. 3 | Mar. 1, 2007

Faculty of Education Timepiece

By Clare Ford, Communications and Special Projects Coordinator, Faculty of Education

The Faculty of Education’s first 50 years

When UBC established the Faculty of Education in 1956, it came as part of a broader Canadian and North American trend to prepare all public school teachers at a university. Now marking its 50th anniversary, the Faculty celebrates the role this institution has played in shaping the past and present of education, both on the local stage and globally.

Over the past half-century, the Faculty has won world-wide recognition for leadership in teaching, pedagogy, research and service to communities at large. It operates scholarly and service projects across the country and around the world, through all sectors of society. Its activities are not limited to schools and school boards, but encompass adult learning centres, counselling centres, prisons, hospitals, clinics, preschools, community centres, Indigenous territories and work places from corporate settings to industrial plants to farms.

The 50th Anniversary affirms the Faculty’s commitment to innovation, diversity and social justice. The Faculty extends an open invitation to help celebrate this important milestone at its Opening Ceremony, Public Forum and 10/5k Run and 2k Walk during its Gala weekend Friday, March 30th – Sunday April 1st 2007.

For further event and registration details, visit http://educ.ubc.ca/anniversary.

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