News & Events

Learn the latest news and upcoming events related to our department.
July 17, 2019
Amanda Wager, LLED PhD graduate, has been recently appointed as a new Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Community Research in Art, Culture & Education at Vancouver Island University.
July 15, 2019
The Department of Language and Literacy Education is pleased to announce that Dr. Kathryn Accurso will be joining LLED on January 1, 2020, as a tenure-track Instructor.
July 10, 2019
July 16, 2019
Karen Sharkey will be defending her PhD research proposal from 3:00 - 5:00 PM on Tuesday, June 16th, in Room 1306, PCOH (6445 University Boulevard).
July 8, 2019
Thank you for everything, Anthony and Margot! Wishing you the best in this next phase in your life!
July 5, 2019
Natalia Balyasnikova successfully defended her PhD dissertation today. Congratulations, Natalia!
June 26, 2019
September 20-21, 2019
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!
June 25, 2019
Congratulations to Liza Navarro, winner of the LLED Graduate Student Outstanding Service Award for the 2018-19 academic year!
June 25, 2019
July 5, 2019
Natalia Balyasnikova will have her dissertation defence at 9:00 AM on Friday, July 5th, in Room 200 of the Graduate Student Centre (6371 Crescent Road).
June 24, 2019
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 19, 2019
The stereotype of the high-achieving Chinese student in Canada, called the ‘model minority’, can mask differences in learning within this community, and a lack of research in this area means educationally at-risk students are being overlooked. Image credit: Paul H. Joseph
June 17, 2019
Students of LLED presented at Congress 2019.
June 17, 2019
June 20, 2019
Dmitri Detwyler will be defending his PhD research proposal at 11:00 AM on Thursday, June 20th, in Room 1306, PCOH (6445 University Boulevard).
June 17, 2019
June 25, 2019
Ashley R. Moore will be defending his PhD dissertation proposal at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, June 25th, in Room 1306A of Ponderosa Commons: Oak House (PCOH).
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!

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