News & Events

October 2, 2014
International Service Learning, at the UBC Centre for Community Engaged Learning will be hosting its second speaker series on the topic of the Challenges of Participatory Development, moderated by LLED Professor, Dr. Bonny Norton. When: Thursday, October 9th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm Where: Global Lounge, 2205 Lower Mall The Challenges of Participatory Development: The concept of participatory development […]

October 2, 2014
Title: A Video-based Cross-national Study on Teaching for Social Justice When: Thursday, October 2nd Where: Digital Literacy Centre, PonF 103 When: 12:30-1:30 PM. All are welcome. Abstract: The project that I will present focuses on how pre-service teachers think about social justice. It was conducted in South Africa and the United States quasi-simultaneously in 2013. […]

September 29, 2014
LLED is proud to announce the successful defenses of three PhD students.   Laura Nimmon defended her dissertation titled, “Meaning Making within Social Activity Domain of Health Maintenance: Role of Social Networks” on September 22. Her supervisor is Dr. Victoria Purcell-Gates.   Amanda Wager defended her dissertation titled, “Applied Drama as Engaging Pedagogy: Critical Multimodal Literacies […]

September 15, 2014
LLED is happy to announce that Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies has appointed Dr. Theresa Rogers to the position of Associate Dean, Faculty and Program Development, effective September 1, 2014. The portfolio for which Dr. Rogers is assuming a leadership role focuses on promoting and developing opportunities for UBC graduate programs and faculty to achieve excellence in […]

August 27, 2014
LLED PhD student Amanda Wager will defend her doctoral dissertation on Friday, September 26, 2014. All are welcome to attend. Title: Applied Drama as Engaging Pedagogy: Critical Multimodal Literacies with Street Youth When:  Friday, September 26, 2014 at 9:00 am Where: Graduate Student Centre, at 6371 Crescent Road, room 200 Co-Supervisor: Drs. George Belliveau and Theresa Rogers Doctoral defences […]

August 25, 2014
LLED PhD studnet Ji Eun Kim will defend her doctoral dissertation on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. All are welcome to attend. Title: Parent-Child Shared Reading: The Affordances of Print, Digital and Hand-Held Electronic Storybooks When: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 9:00 am Where: Graduate Student Centre, at 6371 Crescent Road, room 200 Supervisor: Dr. Jim Anderson Doctoral defences are public. Examinations […]

August 21, 2014
Rev. Kerri A. Mesner, completing her degree within Department of Centre for Cross-Faculty Inquiry in Education,  will be defending her thesis, Wrestling with the Angels of Ambiguity: Scholarship in the In-Between: Queer Theology/Performative Autoethnography When: Thursday, September 25, 2014 9:00 AM Where: Graduate Student Centre, at 6371 Crescent Road, Room 200 Supervisor: Dr. Carl Leggo All are welcome to attend and support […]

August 21, 2014
LLED’s Laura E. Nimmon will be defending her thesis, Meaning Making within Social Activity Domain of Health Maintenance: Role of Social Networks. When: Monday, September 22, 2014 9:00 AM Where: Graduate Student Centre, at 6371 Crescent Road, Room 203 Supervisor: Dr. Victoria Purcell-Gates All are welcome to attend and support Laura.  

August 14, 2014
The LLED community is welcome to attend the MA Thesis defence for Maga Kijak. When: Thursday, August 28 from 10:00 to 12:00 Where: LLED Boardroom, room 105, Ponderosa Annex E Thesis title: THE DIFFICULTIES OF POLISH SCHOLARS TRYING TO PUBLISH IN INTERNATIONAL PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS Committee: Ling Shi (Supervisor), Patsy Duff, and Ryuko Kubota. Abstract: This […]

August 13, 2014
LLED heartily congratulates Drs. Monique Bournot-Trites and Ryuko Kubota on being awarded the 2014 HSS Research Dissemination Grant.   Well done Monique and Ryuko.