News & Events

Learn the latest news and upcoming events related to our department.

October 16, 2018
October 22, 2018
Celebrate and learn about school libraries, UBC's Teacher Librarian Education Program and share resources for educators and librarians!
October 16, 2018
October 25, 2018
"Renovating genre-based pedagogy in disciplinary literacy instruction: Integrating semantic waves into the Teaching-Learning Cycle", with Dr. Eszter Szenes
October 15, 2018
October 18, 2018
"When Does Freedom of Speech ‘Cross the Line’? University Battlegrounds, LGBTQI+ Allyship and the Chicago Principles", with Dr. Wendy Cumming-Potvin
October 10, 2018
November 8, 2018
Join us for an intimate evening with award-winning Jamaican-Canadian playwright, actor, poet and educator, D'bi Young Anitafrika.
October 9, 2018
Tetsuro Shigematsu successfully defended his PhD dissertation today titled "Empire of the Son: Using Research-Based Theatre to Explore Family Relationships".
October 9, 2018
Dr. Candace Galla was recently interviewed by CBC news on the topic of Indigenous language revitalization. 
October 9, 2018
LLED's Dr. Wendy Carr was awarded the Robert Roy Award by the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers (CASLT).
October 5, 2018
October 15, 2018
Anna Keefe will present her dissertation at 12:30 PM on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Room 2012, Ponderosa Commons North  (Oak and Cedar Houses), 6445 University Boulevard.
October 4, 2018
October 9, 2018
Tetsuro Shigematsu will present his dissertation at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 in Dorothy Somerset Studio Theatre (6361 University Blvd).
October 2, 2018
Laura Teichert successfully defended her PhD dissertation on Thursday, September 27th titled An Examination of Young Children’s Digital Literacy Practices in the Home Before and During the Transition to Kindergarten. Way to go Laura!
September 28, 2018
October 17, 2018
If you are considering going up for promotion to professor, join Dr. Judith Daniluk for a workshop focused on making sure you get there. Wednesday, October 17th, 11:30 – 1:00, CNPS 278 Please RSVP to judith.daniluk@ubc.ca by Friday, October 12th to reserve your spot
September 14, 2018
September 27, 2018
Laura Teichert will have her dissertation defence at 9:00 AM on Thursday, September 27, 2018 in Ponderosa Multipurpose Room of Ponderosa Commons (6445 University Blvd).
September 10, 2018
PhD candidates Natalia Balyasnikova and Harini Rajagopal show that learning a new language is also a way to develop one's identity, form social connections and make meaning in this newly published article.
September 5, 2018
Hong Kong based newspaper Sing Tao Daily reached out to professors and experts from UBC, including LLED's Dr. Lee Gunderson and Dr. Wendy Carr, to help prepare students new to the campus.
August 29, 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Derek Gladwin on being named a Fellow of the UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI) and for receiving a two-year grant from USI (along with colleague Alexander Dick, from the Department of English) to develop a course entitled “Environmental Humanities and Sustainability Education.”
August 24, 2018
September 7, 2018
Please join us on Friday, September 7, 2018 for our annual welcome event! It will be a chance to catch up with colleagues after the summer and welcome the incoming graduate students. Snacks, refreshments and good company will be served!
August 23, 2018
August 30, 2018
Zhuo Sun will be defending her dissertation research proposal on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM in PCOH Room 3128 (6445 University Boulevard).
August 20, 2018
September 21 - 22, 2018
Working towards a career as a French Teacher? Get classroom ready! Register for Séjour UBC and get to know other French students and teacher candidates!
August 14, 2018
Come and join us if you are interested in language, power, race, politics, Caribbean diasporic and racialized immigrant issues as well as critical race and critical multicultural analyses.
August 8, 2018
June 1, 2019
Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies (CACS) - One day pre-conference on June 1, 2019. Very few scholars are able to pursue a rich artistic life amidst challenging academic demands, yet that is exactly what our friend and colleague, Prof. Carl Leggo, has been able to achieve.
August 7, 2018
LLED is delighted to announce that Dr. Yanning (Anna) Dong and (almost Dr.) Victoria Surtees have been hired as half-time 12-month lecturers.
August 1, 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Guofang Li and her co-principal investigators for the 200,000 yuan ($40,000) grant they have received from the National Social Science Fund of China
July 20, 2018
We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Jennifer Jenson will be joining LLED on January 1, 2019.
July 17, 2018
The Multi-podality team announced their final episode featuring LLED's Dr. Kathryn Shoemaker. Learn about her exciting career as a children's book illustrator.
July 17, 2018
"Sink or swim? Responsible situated agency constructed by socioeconomically underprivileged students of English in neoliberal Brazil" with Dr. Carla Janaina Figueredo, Federal University of Goiás, Brazil on Wednesday, July 25.
July 3, 2018
July 11, 2018
The Office of Research in Education is presenting a graduate student Tri-Agency information session on July 11, 10 am to 12 pm, at PCOH 2012.
July 3, 2018
July 4 and 5, 2018
Graduate students new to UBC, Vancouver or Canada will be particularly interested in this pre-arrival webinar designed to fill you in on a range of topics including finances, living in Vancouver, and immigration (for those new to Canada).
July 3, 2018
We are delighted to welcome Dr. Meike Wernicke to the Department and Faculty of Education as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in French Education and French Teacher Education.
June 29, 2018
Ernesto Pena Alonso successfully defended his PhD dissertation titled “Visualizing Visual Literacy”.
June 28, 2018
The LLED office will be closed Monday, July 2, 2018 for Canada Day.
June 27, 2018
Please join us in congratulating Pramod Sah who has been been awarded a Li Tze Fong Memorial Fellowship!
June 26, 2018
LLED is pleased to host 22 secondary-school English-language teachers from Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education for a ten-week professional development program.
June 22, 2018
Please join us in congratulating Marianne on her new appointment!
June 21, 2018
Congratulations to Bong-gi Sohn, who has accepted a lecturer position at the Centre for English Language Learning, Teaching & Research (CELLTRA), Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University.
June 18, 2018
The Multi-podality team released their 4th episode that takes you into the exiting world of ballroom dancing from 2 former presidents of the @UBCDanceClub.

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