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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 […]

Children Learning to Read Digital Data as ‘Texts’: A case study of critical algorithmic education | Feb 2023

As part of the MET Anti-Racism Speaker Series February 21, 2023 | 4:00-5:00pm PST | Online via Zoom Dr. Hyeon-Seon Jeong Dr. Hyeon-Seon Jeong (she/her) is a Visiting Professor in HDLC (Human Development, Learning and Culture), Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia (2022-2023). She is a Professor of Media Education at Department of Korean […]

A Just World: Reimagining an Anti-Racist Pedagogy for STEM Futures | Jan 2023

As part of the MET Anti-Racism Speaker Series January 24, 2023 | 5:00-6:00pm PST | Online via Zoom This session will share some pedagogical ideas for teaching social justice, ecojustice, and anti-racism within a STEM context through utilizing equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist educational technology tools. This session will use a constructivist approach towards sense-making and […]

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 […]

Pervasive Racism and the 2SLGBTQIA+ Community

As part of the Anti-Racism in the EdTechnosphere Speaker Series Listen to Alex DeForge and Meera Dhebar with hosts Dr. Samia Khan and Dr. Keri Ewart as they discuss racism and the 2SLGBTQIA+ community with a focus on tackling the problem through educational technology and critical literacy. Pervasive Racism and the 2SLGBTQIA+ Community | RSS.com […]