News & Events

Learn the latest news and upcoming events related to our department.
September 13, 2019
Kyle Stooshnov successfully defended a PhD dissertation today titled “The Virtual Renaissance: Self-Consciousness Through Literacy/Technology”.
September 10, 2019
Congratulations to Simangele Mabena on being awarded the SSHRC CGSD (Canada Graduate Scholarships – Doctoral)!
September 9, 2019
Thank you all who were able to attend the LLED Graduate Student Welcome event.
September 9, 2019
November 7, 2019
Please join us for the screening of this Award winning Indigenous Film. Presented by the Department of Language & Literacy and the Office of Indigenous Education.
September 5, 2019
September 12, 2019
Kyle Stooshnov will have a dissertation defence at 1:00 PM on Thursday, September 12, 2019 in Room 0110 of UBC Studios, University Services Building (2329 West Mall).
August 29, 2019
September 6, 2019
We hope that you can join us in Multipurpose Room 2012 from 3:00-5:00PM on Friday, September 6th.
August 29, 2019
Congratulations to Monica Shank and Rachel Horst on receiving the SSHRC CGSD (Canada Graduate Scholarships – Doctoral) Award!
August 29, 2019
If you are hoping to have your degree granted in November, the application for graduation will be available on the Student Service Centre until Sunday, September 15, 2019.
August 28, 2019
September 13, 2019
This lecture is open to members of the public and all are welcome. It forms part of the MEITS conference on multilingual identity. Information about the conference, the MEITS project and other forthcoming events can be found at: >
August 23, 2019
We're excited to share with you this Special Topics course, offered by Associate Professor Dr. Candace Galla.
August 14, 2019
Come and join us for this David Lam course will be offered with Professor Henry. 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 12, 2019
Evan Taylor successfully defended a PhD dissertation on August 6 titled “Cancer's Margins: Sexual and Gender Marginality and the Biopolitics of Knowledge.”
August 12, 2019
Dr. Ryuko Kubota recently published her essay entitled "Racial biases in academic knowledge" in OUPblog: Oxford University Press’s Academic Insights for the Thinking World.
August 8, 2019
The 2019 Summer Institute will take place from August 19-29 and September 4-6 on the UBC Vancouver campus.
July 31, 2019
August 6, 2019
Evan Taylor will have a dissertation defence at 12:30 PM on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 in Room 200 of the Graduate Student Centre (6371 Crescent Road).
July 22, 2019
We're delighted to announce that LLED's PhD student, Margaret McKeon, has been awarded the 2019-20 James M. Flaherty Research Scholarship Award from the Ireland Canada University Foundation.
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!

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