MET Introduces Award for Indigenous Students

In support of the UBC Indigenous Strategic Plan and the continued commitment to Indigenize the MET program, the MET Award for Indigenous Students has been developed to help create pathways for Indigenous students to earn graduate-level credentials. This annual award will cover the cost of tuition for either the 30-credit master’s degree or 15-credit graduate […]

Dr. Mark Edwards

Welcome Dr. Mark Edwards, MET Interim Director

As announced by Dr. Jan Hare, Dean, pro tem, Dr. Mark Edwards will be leading the MET team as the new Interim Director. Dr. Edward’s role began on May 1, 2023 and will last two years. Dr. Edwards is currently also the Coordinator, Indigenous Education Initiatives; Coordinator, Academic Misconduct; Chair, EdD Management and Admissions Committee; […]

Just Show Up: Impacting IBPOC youth by listening and learning

As part of the Anti-Racism in the EdTechnosphere Speaker Series Listen to Laurie Townshend with host Dr. Keri Ewart as they discuss showing up authentically and with vulnerability to support IBPOC youth. Just Show Up: Impacting IBPOC youth by listening and learning | About Laurie Townshend Writer-director, educator and photographer Laurie Townshend holds the […]

Dr. Leah Macfadyen recipient of 2022 Language and Literacy Educational Leadership Award

Congratulations to Drs. Leah Macfadyen and Marianne McTavish on being the recipients of the 2022 The Language and Literacy Educational Leadership Award (LLELA)! The LLELA has been created through the generosity of an anonymous donor to recognize excellence among Educational Leadership faculty in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British […]

Inclusive Makerspace and 21st Century Educational Technology | Oct 19

As part of the MET Anti-Racism Speaker Series October 19, 2022 | 4:00-5:00pm PST Can you imagine a learning space where nature, music, art and literature are infused in the design of the STE-A-M focused classroom? A kindergarten classroom for students of all ages? A place where tea is served at the start and end […]

Anti-Racist Data Collection and Use of Data to Inform Policy and Service Delivery | Sept 22

As part of the MET Anti-Racism Speaker Series September 22, 2022 | 5:00-6:00pm PST About Parliamentary Secretary Rachna Singh Rachna Singh was first elected as MLA for Surrey-Green Timbers in May 2017. She was the convener of the Special Committee to Appoint a Police Complaint Commissioner and the Special Committee to Appoint a Conflict of […]

Systemic Racism in Policing from a Human Rights Lens (Nov 24)

As part of the MET Anti-Racism Speaker Series November 24, 2022 | 5:00-6:00pm PST The time for debate about whether systemic racism exists in policing is over—particularly, but not exclusively, as it effects Indigenous and Black people in British Columbia. It is time to act. In fall 2021, BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner […]

Joseph, Joyce and their sons Jayden (left) and Jeffrey.

Parents take MET program together to support son and “pay-it-forward”

For parents Joseph Kwan and Joyce Lo, their journey into UBC’s Master of Educational Technology (MET) program together started with the goal to support their son and to empower special-need families. Their 10-year-old son, Jayden, is minimally verbal and uses an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) device to communicate his thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Kwan […]

MET Leadership Transitions

As announced by Dean Jan Hare (pro tem), Dr. Samia Khan, Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, will be stepping away from her role as MET Director as she heads on sabbatical commencing July 1. Over the past year, in her capacity as Director, Dr. Khan oversaw many key milestones for the […]

Understanding and Coming to Terms with Historic Trauma: It’s a lifelong journey! (April 27)

As part of the Anti-Racism in the EdTechnosphere Speaker Series April 27, 2022 | 4:00-5:00pm PST Dr. Patricia Makokis will share her path of personal and professional learning as a front line teacher – principal of a school where trauma rolled out daily. She will share why all educators should learn about trauma and become […]