Core Area – Local and Global Engagement
By Breeonne Baxter on October 10, 2023
Meet Kiwi and Mango, social robots from Japan. They may look like a cuddly cross between Teletubbies and WALL-E, but what lies beneath is advanced technology. AI enables them to learn, speak, recognize faces and voices, move around and even offer hugs, emulating the warmth of a real pet. Kiwi and Mango are on loan […]
By Breeonne Baxter on September 26, 2023
Please visit https://educ.ubc.ca/inaugural-ubc-faculty-of-education-reconciliation-and-decolonization-alumni-award-recipients/ to read the story.
By Breeonne Baxter on September 25, 2023
Now entering its ninth year, UBC’s Public Scholars Initiative (PSI) has announced 43 new doctoral students for the 2023/24 academic year. In 2022, the program was expanded to include doctoral students from the Okanagan campus, adding seven UBCO scholars. For 2023, in partnership with UBC Health, the PSI program has created a health equity stream for doctoral […]
By Breeonne Baxter on August 28, 2023
Visit https://www.med.ubc.ca/news/ubcs-vancouver-summer-program-in-medicine-brings-students-together-from-across-the-globe/ to read the story.
Posted in Strategy 19 - Global Networks
By Breeonne Baxter on August 25, 2023
The 2023/24 Community-University Engagement Support (CUES) Fund is open! Get up to $25,000 to support community-university partnerships that benefit communities across the province and advance collaborative research, teaching and learning. Interested applicants are invited to submit a Notice of Intent by September 22, 2023. Paid directly to community partners, CUES funding removes financial barriers and […]
By Manya Malhotra on August 17, 2023
UBC Connects at Robson Square is a two-year pilot program that aims to promote public relevance and community engagement. The program is a spin-off of UBC’s flagship public engagement initiative UBC Connects, which launched in early 2018 and is currently on hiatus. Planning for the pilot program at Robson Square started in January 2022, with […]
First Nations Longhouse at UBC celebrates 30 years as a ‘home away from home’ for Indigenous students
By Breeonne Baxter on August 9, 2023
Please visit https://news.ubc.ca/2023/08/08/first-nations-longhouse-at-ubc-celebrates-30-years/ to read the story.
By Manya Malhotra on July 17, 2023
Substance use and related harms have been a key concern for many Canadians over the last seven years, but there remain troubling gaps in school-based approaches to substance use education and intervention. This leaves children and youth without critical information and supports for their wellbeing now and throughout their lives. Across Canada, teachers and other […]
UBC Faculty of Education’s online training course receives Government of Canada Early Learning and Child Care Innovation Program funding
By Breeonne Baxter on July 14, 2023
Please visit https://educ.ubc.ca/ubc-education-early-learning-and-child-care-training-project-receives-federal-funding/ to read the story.