The Faculty of Education is one of the leading Faculties of its kind in the world, advancing educational research and understanding of teaching and learning in a way that celebrates diversity, equity, and innovation, and welcomes international collaboration in an increasingly borderless globe.
We offer high-quality research opportunities with some of the top-ranking educational researchers in the world. Our research-oriented graduate programs comprise a diversity of disciplinary, theoretical, and methodological approaches. Contributing to excellence in Education, we provide leading-edge bachelor degrees in Teacher Education and Kinesiology and certificates, diplomas and institutes for leaders and professionals in the field. From 1956 to today, the Faculty of Education has graduated approximately 49,000 students, 37,000 of whom are BEd teacher graduates. We are immensely proud of the contributions of our alumni, and of our high-calibre programs.
I invite you to further explore our Faculty either by touring our website educ.ubc.ca or by visiting us in person at the Faculty of Education, Neville Scarfe Building, 2125 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC.
Professor Blye Frank
Dean, Faculty of Education
Welcome to the University of British Columbia! We are delighted to have you with us and look forward to the next several weeks of intellectual exchanges that will help all of us grow as educators and develop professional networks to enrich our lives for years to come.
We are excited about the opportunity to share with you our knowledge and experience with K-12 education in Canada and to explore how the understanding of our educational policies, practices and innovations can support your efforts to deliver educational excellence to your students. We also look forward to learning from you through these interactions as we strive to serve, as well as we can, our local and global educational community.
For many of you, this may be your first visit to Canada – and we encourage you to fully immerse yourselves in the unique experience that it provides. Take time to visit Vancouver and its many attractions; sample local food; embrace every opportunity to use English, and remember: this is a great time to make new friends!
We wish you a productive academic journey and hope your experience at UBC will create many fond memories that you will cherish throughout your lives.
Professor Anna Kindler
Senior Advisor International, Faculty of Education