Join us in conversation on July 11 with the creator of the Public Knowledge Project, Professor John Willinsky. Co-hosted by UBC Library and UBC iSchool.
Jan. 20, 2016 | 1:30-3:00pm | IKBLC, Seminar (Room 2.22 A/B) | Registration required | Female, male and LGBT*TQIA+, instructors, TAs and students all experience some levels of gender stereotypes in the classrooms. As educators, how do we use gender to conform to or challenge expectations and assumptions about the look and conduct of “the person in charge” through how we look, act, and sound?

Judith Duncan is a professor of Education at the University of Canterbury. Her fields of research include: Childhood Studies, Children’s Rights & Children’s Participation, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Educators Practices and Training, Educational Policy & Gender and Education.

Duncan recently published a book, which UBC Education Library has acquired, entitled, “Research partnerships in early childhood education : teachers and researchers in collaboration.” The book is about: How can teachers deepen their understanding of their work? How can researchers make sure their work is grounded in and responsive to community needs? In this assemblage of rich examples of partnership research in early years education, Duncan and Conner set out how early childhood teachers and researchers can work in partnerships that benefit them both. Drawing on examples of successful partnerships from Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, they tell the stories of the successes, struggles, insights, and opportunities that come from working in such partnerships.

Watch latest research:

Early Childhood Education: Seeing and Being Seen

Early Childhood Education: Learning Outcomes

Early Childhood Education: Intentional Teaching

Early Childhood Education: Embedded in the Community

Information on the Early Years Enquiry Research Group can be found at:


A renowned expert in research and innovation policy who has forged close collaborations between universities, civil society and business has been appointed the 13th president and vice chancellor of the University of British Columbia. Dr. Arvind Gupta is currently chief executive officer and scientific director of Mitacs, a not-for-profit organization recognized internationally for nurturing the next generation of research and business-savvy innovators. Gupta succeeds Professor Stephen Toope, who completes his eight years’ service on June 30, 2014.  Gupta will become president on July 1 for a five-year term, while retaining his position at UBC as professor of computer science. The UBC Board of Governors made the appointment following an international search by a 22-member committee comprising faculty, staff, students, alumni, senate and board members from UBC’s Vancouver and Okanagan campuses, and chaired by UBC Chancellor Sarah Morgan-Silvester.

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Did You Know?

Dr. Arvind Gupta, UBC’s 13th President and Vice Chancellor (effective July 1, 2014) and Professor Stephen Toope, current UBC President and Vice Chancellor, co-authored an opinion-editorial piece in The Vancouver Sun on May 2, 2012 entitled, Building bridges from B.C. to Brazil : ties being developed through student exchanges will provide a foundation for future relationships that benefit all. In cIRcle, it is openly accessible in the Office of the President community under the Speeches by UBC President Stephen J. Toope collection at: and appears among the “Top 10 Items (from this collection) For All Time”.

Above partial text in italics is courtesy of UBC Public Affairs | Photo by: Martin Dee

Dr. Linda Siegel of the UBC Faculty of Education

“Understanding Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities”

February 20, 2014 – 4.00PM to 5.30PM at the Brighouse Branch of the Richmond Public Library (RPL)

understanding-dyslexia-square Dr. Linda Siegel’s latest research in Understanding Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities addresses how our educational system has failed to identify many children with learning disabilities and calls for the adoption of straightforward diagnostic techniques so that treatment options can be implemented at a young age. Many children who struggle with learning become discouraged in the classroom and isolated from their peers. Many adults whose learning disabilities were not recognized in school suffer from deep feelings of inadequacy that often prevent them from developing close relationships, finding rewarding employment, or living happily.

In this talk, Linda Siegel challenges the use of complex and time-consuming testing that is currently used to diagnose learning disabilities. In their place, she outlines simple and pragmatic techniques for testing for disabilities in reading, mathematics, spelling, and writing. Linda_headshot Dr. Siegel gives first-hand accounts of people living with learning disabilities, case studies from literature, and profiles of highly accomplished individuals who have achieved success despite their learning disabilities. Their stories encourage people with learning challenges and those who support them to recognize and nurture each person’s special talents. Understanding Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities implores families, teachers, and other educational professionals to provide resources and services for all those struggling with learning so that no more lives are compromised.


Speaker Bio: Linda Siegel is the Dorothy Lam Chair in Special Education at the University of British Columbia.   Linda Siegel is an eminent psychologist and educator and is an internationally respected authority on reading and learning disabilities.

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