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By Allyssa Costerton-Grant on December 9, 2013
UBC researches how schoolchildren learn the language of kindness The quality of being friendly and considerate with concern for others is the basis for a new study of Grades 1-8 to determine how Canadian kids perceive acts of kindness. John Tyler Binfet, a professor in The University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Education, is exploring […]
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By Paul Marck on November 5, 2013
Donation helps Faculty of Education at Okanagan campus launch new program.
By Allyssa Costerton-Grant on November 1, 2013
Donation helps Okanagan campus Faculty of Education launch new program A Colorado educator and philanthropist has donated $1.2 million to the Faculty of Education to create a program of mindfulness at UBC’s Okanagan campus. SMARTinEducation (SMART) is a program in mindfulness—the intentional cultivation of moment-by-moment focused attention and awareness—for educators. Research into the neurobiology of […]
By Allyssa Costerton-Grant on October 31, 2013
Faculty of Education launches event in UBC’s Innovative Learning Centre What: Maker Day 2013 When: Saturday, November 2, 2013 (all day) Where: Innovative Learning Centre (ILC) in the Engineering, Management and Education Building at UBC’s Okanagan Campus, 1137 Alumni Ave., Kelowna, BC Who: Maker Day 2013 is an invitation-only event for educators. Media is invited […]
Faculty of Education professor to present B.A.R.K. at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus
By Allyssa Costerton-Grant on October 24, 2013
Dr. John Tyler Binfet will present an overview of B.A.R.K.— the faculty's dog therapy program. Dr. Binfet will share with the UBC Vancouver campus an overview of the B.A.R.K. Program. Standing for "Building Academic Retention Through K9's", B.A.R.K. is a dog therapy program that brings together UBC Okanagan students, trained therapy dogs and handlers, and […]