News & Events

Learn the latest news and upcoming events related to our department.
June 12, 2019
June 27, 2019
Please join us for this public talk with Dr. Yumi Sugihara Yoshida, visiting associate professor at UBC’s Institute of Asian Research and an associate professor in the Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University, Japan.
June 6, 2019
Dr. Kowkabi is a recent graduate of LLED. She will take up her new position on July 1.
June 6, 2019
Congratulations to Dr. Guofang Li and her team, Drs. Jim Anderson, Jan Hare, and Marianne McTavish, on successfully organizing and hosting the event.
June 3, 2019
Thank you to the planning committee for organizing this emotional event. Please join us in revisiting this journey through these photos, and thank you to Yuya Takeda (@yuyapecotakeda) for his professional service.
May 30, 2019
Congratulations to Lisa Altan on winning a Dean’s Award for Staff Excellence as an Emerging Leader!
May 30, 2019
The Department of Language and Literacy Education is pleased to announce that Dr. Valia Spiliotopoulos will be joining LLED on August 1, 2019, as a tenure-track Instructor.
May 28, 2019
Botao Wu successfully defended his PhD dissertation today titled “My Journey in Language: A Poetic Inquiry”. Congratulations, Botao!
May 28, 2019
Join us in the Henry Angus Building for our annual ACLA Conference, June 3rd to 5th! The Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics promotes research and teaching in all areas of applied linguistics across Canada.
May 27, 2019
June 5, 2019
TEDxJIBC is a local, independently organized event to be held on June 5, 2019 at the JIBC New Westminster campus.
May 22, 2019
May 30, 2019
Please join us on May 30 for Dr. Michał B. Paradowski’s public talk in the Neville Scarfe building. Michał B. Paradowski is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Applied Linguistics, University of Warsaw.
May 21, 2019
Botao Wu will present his dissertation at 12:30 PM on Monday, May 27, 2019 in Room 200 of the Graduate Student Centre (6371 Crescent Road).
May 16, 2019
Dr. Teresa Dobson and Dr. Theresa Rogers are the 2019 winners of John and Doris Andrews Research Development Awards.
May 15, 2019
Following the successful first offering of Living Language: Science and Society in 2018W, we are excited to announce that Living Language will be offered again in Winter I 2019 (September - December 2019)
May 7, 2019
Congratulations to Dr. Andreea Cervatiuc on her promotion to Senior Instructor with tenure. Brava, Andreea!
May 7, 2019
In coordination with the DLC, the GPA team would like to thank everyone for their participation in the LLED Graduate Student Conference during the 2018/2019 academic year.
May 3, 2019
The Department of Language & Literacy is pleased to announce that PhD Candidate Monica Shank Lauwo is a recipient of the 2019-2020 Killam Doctoral Scholarship. Congratulations, Monica!
April 29, 2019
Kaye is being recognized for her work with UBC-Ritsumeikan Academic Exchange program, including co-designing and implementing an experiential community learning series. Congratulations, Kaye!
April 23, 2019
Dr. Derek Gladwin was featured in CBC’s weekly newsletter “What on Earth” that came out on April 18, 2019. In the interview, Derek talks about the links between meat consumption and carbon emissions and climate change. Read the whole article here.
April 15, 2019
May 30-31, 2019
The symposium will bring together eighteen Canadian and American researchers and educators with a range of experiences working with teacher candidates, teachers, and other educators in addressing the needs of culturally, linguistically, and racially diverse students and their families to share contemporary knowledge and best practices.
April 10, 2019
June 1, 2019
Registration is open for the CACS 2019 Pre-Conference: The Many Faces of Love: Celebrating the Lifework of Carl Leggo.
April 9, 2019
The Ceremonies Office arranges for the lowering of the BC and UBC flags at the passing of a member of the campus community.
April 9, 2019
Please join us in congratulating Margot on this wonderful achievement!
April 8, 2019
April 23, 2019
Please join us for this public talk with Dr. Joshua Lawrence from the University of Oslo. Hosted by Dr. Guofang Li.
April 2, 2019
Congratulations to LLED MA student Laen Hershler who has received a SSHRC CGSM Award for 2019-2020! His project explores research-based theatre as a methodology for community engagement.
April 2, 2019
April 11, 2019
Join us for an evening with distinguished visiting professor Emerita Patricia Hill Collins.
April 2, 2019
April 10, 2019
Join us for this Language Science Talks panel exploring Indigenous Storybooks, a project that aims to provide the text, images and audio of stories in Indigenous languages online.
March 28, 2019
June 17-19, 2019
Register is now open for the 2019 Learning Analytics Summer Institute. The event will be co-hosted by University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University.
March 27, 2019
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Guofang Li, Professor in LLED and Canada Research Chair, for being awarded a $24,940 SSHRC Connection Grant to support a two-day international symposium hosted at UBC in May 2019.
March 27, 2019
April 8, 2019
Please join us for this public talk by Dr. Neil Murray from the University of Warwick. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Language & Literacy Education and UBC Vantage College.
March 22, 2019
Please join us in congratulating George on his new appointment!
March 18, 2019
The Province newspaper yesterday, (Sunday, March 17, p. 12) recommended Storybooks Canada as one of four digital reading apps recommended by local librarians in time for spring break.
March 18, 2019
Shadi Shakeraneh, one of our French Master of Education students, has just published a children's book. Congratulations, Shadi!
March 18, 2019
Carl and Rita will be receiving the ARTS (Artists, Researchers and Teachers Society) Publication Award at the upcoming CSSE Conference for their refereed article "Ways of attending: Poetry and art".
March 15, 2019
March 28, 2019
Please join us for an evening of memories, poems, music, stories, and tributes to Dr. Carl Leggo – poet, professor, beloved teacher and colleague, and inspiration to us all.
March 15, 2019
April 12, 2019
This project is supported by the Digital Rights Community Grant Program a partnership between Digital Justice Lab, Tech Reset Canada, and Centre for Digital Rights.

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