Faculty of Education
B.C.’s spending on K-12 education drastically increased over the last 50 years
British Columbia’s K-12 public education operating spending is now 250 per cent of what it was in 1970, according to a new UBC study.
Jun 21, 2021
Music students do better in school than non-musical peers
High school students who take music courses score significantly better on math, science and English exams than their non-musical peers, according to a new study published in the Journal of Educational Psychology.
Jun 24, 2019
Parents and kids learn English better together
Immigrant and refugee families improve their English language skills and maintain their first language when parents and kids learn together, according to UBC researchers.
Apr 5, 2017
How to fight fake news
The proliferation of fake news is transforming the way people, including children, perceive what’s happening in the world around them.
Apr 3, 2017
‘The little MOOC that could’: Online course promotes Indigenous ways of knowing
In classrooms across Canada, some children learn about colonialism for the first time by standing on dozens of blankets strewn across the floor.
Feb 21, 2017
UBC expert on Black History Month
A UBC education professor talks about the need for black history in the school curriculum and the month’s significance.
Feb 1, 2017
Don’t be so hard on yourself! UBC study on first-year student stress
Stressed out university students, take note: self-compassion may be the key to making it through your first year, according to new research from UBC.
Jan 30, 2017
One in three B.C. children start kindergarten vulnerable
In B.C., approximately 14,000 kindergarten students start school vulnerable in at least one area that is critical to their healthy development, according to a new UBC report.
Oct 26, 2016
Stress contagion possible amongst students and teachers: UBC study
Teacher burnout and student stress may be linked, according to a UBC study.
Jun 27, 2016
Indigenous mother-son duo overcome odds, graduate from UBC – together
Watching a loved one graduate from university is a proud moment, but for Jocelyne and Randy Robinson, the pride will be twofold as the mother and son graduate from UBC a day apart.
May 24, 2016 - by Corey Allen
Warning: High-intensity training could hurt you if you’re not an athlete
High-intensity “sprint training” may be gaining popularity at gyms, but if you’re new to this form of exercise, the workout could do more harm than good.
Mar 23, 2016
High school students compete in “Physics Olympics”
More than 400 high school students and teachers from across B.C. will compete in the 38th annual UBC Physics Olympics
Mar 4, 2016
Refugee children face unique educational challenges
Canada’s refugee resettlement program aims to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees — half of them children — by the end of February.
Feb 16, 2016
UBC researchers study football hits with head impact sensors
UBC researchers are studying the effects of head impacts on football players using xPatch, a small sensor worn behind the ear.
Nov 19, 2015
Canadian black scholars deserve more attention
Canada is a proudly multicultural nation. But Annette Henry, a UBC professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education, says Canadian black scholars have been overlooked for far too long.
Nov 10, 2015
UBC alumnus Justin Trudeau sworn in as Canada’s 23rd prime minister
The University of British Columbia congratulates Justin Trudeau, who earned a bachelor of education from UBC in 1998, on becoming Prime Minister of Canada.
Nov 4, 2015
Math phobias: fighting the fear
In Canada, math is often a dreaded subject in school — something that UBC education professor Marina Milner-Bolotin hopes to change.
Oct 21, 2015
Back-to-school jitters? Helpful tips to help your children ease into the classroom
The start of a new school year can be especially daunting for children who are starting kindergarten or high school.
Aug 31, 2015
UBC educates future teachers in mental health literacy
UBC is improving mental health literacy among its teacher candidates, arming them with the knowledge and skills they need to act as an intervenor in the battle against teen mental illness.
Aug 26, 2015
Why are so many new teachers burning out?
As the school year winds down, the anticipation of summer break is a welcome respite for many elementary and high school teachers.
Apr 22, 2015