Faculty of Education
Grading report cards
UBC education professor Sandra Mathison says parents should ask plenty of questions about a student’s report card, and cautions against rewarding good grades.
Dec 8, 2014
Teaching degree ‘a ticket to many worlds’
Despite recent labour unrest, demand for UBC teacher education grows.
Nov 20, 2014 - by Corey Allen
More Indigenous teachers needed
After 40 years and more than 370 graduates, UBC’s Indigenous teacher education program remains as vital as ever.
Oct 21, 2014 - by Corey Allen
Almost no way out
New UBC prof explores the grip of Aboriginal gang life in the Prairies
Oct 14, 2014
No simple answers to bullying
Schools need to take a more evolved approach to school safety, says a UBC expert.
Aug 28, 2014
Teach your children well
A UBC expert reflects on how education has changed during her 46-year career and how some things have remained the same.
Jul 23, 2014
Learning the lessons of Columbine
A UBC expert says promoting empathy is an important way to prevent tragic school shootings like the one that took place at Columbine High School 15 years ago.
Apr 14, 2014
Women leaders may reduce Wall Street risky business
Could the global financial market meltdown of 2008 have been avoided if Wall Street had more women executives?
Apr 1, 2014
Canada needs national autism strategy
UBC’s Pat Mirenda is uncovering gaps in care, including long delays between when parents see signs and when children get diagnosed.
Mar 31, 2014
On the tip of the mother tongue
A new digital storytelling project promotes literacy and preserves local folklore in Africa.
Mar 19, 2014 - by Corey Allen
Break from tradition?
UBC’s Theresa Rogers on what to do with your kids over Spring Break
Mar 5, 2014
UBC’s Andrea Bundon and Paralympic skier Margarita Gorbounova bring the best out in each other at the Sochi Paralympic Games.
Mar 5, 2014 - by Heather Amos
It’s time for a more sustainable poverty reduction strategy in B.C.
It’s time for a more sustainable poverty reduction strategy in B.C. The B.C. government is failing to adequately address child poverty rates, says UBC prof. Wendy Poole. Read more…
Jan 15, 2014
Dyslexia’s deadly toll
Learning disorder can destroy lives and even lead to suicide if left untreated, says UBC’s Linda Siegel.
Dec 3, 2013
Better transit, more facilities: Locals enjoy 2010 Winter Games benefits
Vancouver and Whistler residents enjoyed the biggest return after hosting the 2010 Winter Games but Canadians across the country also benefitted from a boost in pride and nationalism.
Oct 23, 2013
New DNA test can catch elite cheats
Researchers have developed a new way to detect blood doping using genetic technology.
Oct 17, 2013 - by Corey Allen
You’re not a helicopter parent just because you care
From 2013: UBC’s Jennifer Vadeboncoeur argues that the overprotective behaviour of so-called “helicopter parents” may stem from new economic and social pressures.
Aug 29, 2013 - by Jennifer Vadeboncoeur
How to battle bullying
From 2013: Shelley Hymel, a professor in Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education, discusses what can be done to curb school bullying.
Aug 26, 2013
UBC experts on Canada’s National Household Survey
UBC experts are available to comment on National Household Survey findings on labour, education and transportation, which Statistics Canada will release on Wednesday, June 26.
Jun 24, 2013
Are thrill seekers hardwired to take risks? PhD candidate Cynthia Thomson studies the role of genetics, psychology and other factors in extreme athletes.
Jun 19, 2013 - by Heather Amos