Faculty of Education Summer Book Gathering

Please join the Faculty of Education alumni, staff, and faculty for our annual summer book gathering and discussion under the ‘twinkle lights’ in our outdoor courtyard. The books we will be discussing are: Our new Dean, Dr. Ralf St. Clair’s pick: Perfume by Patrick Suskind Your favourite short story pick. We’d love to hear which short story collection you would recommend and why! And if you are looking for suggestions, some great short story collections are: Numerous collections by Alice Munro, Canada’s recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature (Dear Life is her latest collection) Collections by Saskatchewan born Guy Vanderhaeghe: Things as They Are; Man Descending Collections by Pulitzer Prize winner Jhumpa Lahiri: Unaccustomed Earth; Interpreter of Maladies Kilter: 55 Fictions (UVic author John Gould) The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories (Ernest Hemingway) The Hockey Sweater and Other Stories (Roch Carrier) Numerous collections by Nadine Gordimer (Nobel Prize recipient in Literature) Please register to by Monday, August 25th. We hope to see you there and Happy Reading!

Welcome Dr. Ralf St. Clair, New Dean of the Faculty of Education

The Faculty of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ralf St. Clair as the new dean of the Faculty. Dr. St. Clair will serve as Dean of the Faculty of Education for a five-year term effective August 15, 2014 to June 30, 2019. For more information please visit:

Guns and Barbies: The Complexity of Play in Early Childhood

The course Guns and Barbies: The Complexity of Play in Early Childhood has just opened for Fall 2014 registration. The experiences of early childhood last a lifetime. In this uniques course, we explore the phenomenon of play, its significance and the issues it raises. Explore play from different disciplinary perspectives: each week, guest speakers from different academic departments and the community. Dr. Michelle Tannock, the course instructor is an experienced early childhood educator and renowned researcher. Lectures are once a week, Tuesday evenings from 6:15 – 9:00 pm Analyze, discuss and critically consider contemporary issues and controversies around play from multiple perspectives. Cross-listed as EDCI 487 A01 (CRN 13972); SOC 390 A02 (CRN 13973) and CYC 460 A01 13974. You can also take the course for non-credit. This course is hosted by: the Centre for Early Childhood Research and Policy, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Faculty of Social Sciences and School of Child and Youth Care. For more information:, 250.853.3147 or

Chasing Adland: A Graphic Novel Written by Adolescents, for Adolescents

Chasing Adland: A Graphic Novel Written by Adolescents, for Adolescents, a product of a CIHR research dissemination project with Dr. Deborah Begoray, Dr. Joan Wharf Higgins and Robin Wilmot, has been picked up for promotion by the Greater Victoria Public Library. To view the whole text of Chasing Adland go to:

2014 Maxwell Cameron Award Recipients

Congratulations to Charlotte Gleave Riemann (Elementary level) and Grace Leach (Secondary level), this year's winners of the Maxwell Cameron awards. These awards, presented by the BC Teachers Federation, commemorate the distinguished life and work of Dr. Maxwell A. Cameron (1907-1951), the first director of the school of Education at UBC and author of the 1945 Cameron Report on Education.