About Us

We are a collective of educators committed to social justice in our work with students, colleagues, partners, and community members. We are privileged to learn, teach, and conduct our research on the ancestral, traditional, and unceded territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓-speaking xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people. We recognize that language and literacy education perpetuates systems of privilege and oppression, but it can also transform these conditions. As leaders in the field, we aim to establish antiracist, decolonial, and sustainable communities that affirm human, linguistic, and epistemological diversity and equity. We acknowledge our privilege and strive to overcome effects of power that adversely influence the lives of people who are marginalized due to Indigeneity, race, gender, class, sexuality, language, culture, religion, or ability. In our scholarship, teaching, service, and leadership, we are committed to fostering relational and respectful environments, legitimizing diverse Indigenous and non-dominant knowledges, and transforming systems to enable us to advance social justice in language and literacy education.

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LLED at a Glance

Our students come from all walks of life, and are a truly international body. They have been published in prestigious journals and work with faculty on research projects. Learn more about our students.

We are a community of educators committed to excellence in scholarship, teaching, and professional leadership. LLED faculty are active in literacy research projects internationally. Learn more about our faculty.

Our students around the world
Languages we use in the LLED community
Professional and community partnerships

Digital Literacy Centre (DLC)
Centre for Research in Chinese Language and Literacy Education (CRCLLE)
Teacher Education Office (TEO)
International University Partnerships (UBC-Rits Programs)
UBC Language Sciences
Research-based Theatre (RbT)
Research projects active in Canada, the US, Asia, Africa, Europe, Central and South America
Community Organizations (UBC Learning Exchange)
School Districts
First Nations Communities
Arts Initiatives

LLED Alumni

Career Paths:

  • Higher Education (Research Intensive faculty, Teaching Intensive faculty, Term faculty)
  • Post Doctoral Fellows
  • Not-for-Profit Sector
  • Public Sector
  • Private Sector