Information about Fall 2020

This Fall might be different than we all expected, but we're committed to supporting our new and returning students to not only get through these uncertain times, but thrive in them.

In the Faculty of Education, you're not just a learner, but a teacher, a collaborator, and a member of a vibrant community that strives to create a diverse, inclusive, and sustainable learning environment.

That's why, even though classes will look a little different this year, we are committed to providing a safe, engaging, and transformative learning experience for all of our students. 

We know you have questions, and we can't promise to have all the answers, but we can promise that we will do everything possible to keep you informed, updated, and safe as the COVID-19 crisis evolves. 

This page is designed to be a hub for information about the fall term; we will update it with details as we learn them throughout the summer. Please check back for updates, or take a look at the different ways you can stay connected listed below.

New student orientation info

Are you a new UVic Education student? You're invited to attend a synchronous (live!) online orientation session:

When: September 8, 2020 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM

How to join: Zoom details to be sent out first week of September. Make sure your email in MyPage is up-to-date to recieve the update!

Frequently asked questions

General FAQs

How do I buy/rent my textbooks for the Fall? Is the Bookstore open?

The UVic Bookstore currently offers services through a kiosk (located in the breezeway at the side of the bookstore), which is open 9-5, Monday-Friday. You can shop online and pick up your purchases at the kiosk during those hours OR have your order shipped to you.

More info about store hours and services: https://www.uvicbookstore.ca/info/

More info about online ordering and shipping: https://www.uvicbookstore.ca/text/faq#online

Are the libraries at UVic open? How do I access library resources?

UVic Libraries buildings remain closed until further notice, although there are limited spaces for individual study now available. Faculty and students can also order print materials online for pickup. Please read more about all of our available services.

Is UVic still offering mental health services?

UVic Counselling Services is open. We are offering appointments by phone. Contact us by phone (250-721-8341) to find support options. Explore the Counselling Services website to find more information about wellness resources. 

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Other resources:

  • Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888
  • Youthspace.ca online text and chat, 6 p.m.-midnight
  • KUU-US Crisis Line Society operates a 24-hour provincial Aboriginal crisis line for adults/elders (250-723-4050), children/youth (250-723-2040), toll-free line (1-800-588-8717).
  • Here2Talk is a confidential, free, single-session BC government service that offers appointments for students by app, phone or online chat, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Students can speak to a trained counsellor by phone, toll-free at 1-877-857-3397 or direct at 604-642-5212. Students calling from outside Canada can dial 1-604-642-5212.

Is UVic Health Services open? Can I still see a doctor or nurse on campus?

Yes, UVic Health Services is open! Services are offered almost entirely by telehealth (phone or videochat). Appointments can be made by phone at 250-721-8492. Please do not come in person to make appointments. Learn about changes to UVic health services

FAQs about online classes/registration

What will be the method of course delivery in Education programs in September 2020?

The Faculty of Education will offer programming mostly online for the fall 2020 term. When registering for classes, each course will have a timetable comment indicating the method of delivery. See examples of timetable comments and what they mean here.

How will COVID pass/fail grades affect my sessional GPA?

Please refer to UVic’s Office of the Registrar website for info about GPA calculations. See the “Sessional GPA” tab for a sample calculation.

COM and UVic COVID pass/fail courses are not considered “graded” studies so such courses are omitted from sessional GPA calculations.

What does it mean for a course to be synchronous or asynchronous?

A synchronous online course will be regularly scheduled in the timeslot listed in the timetable.  Students will be expected to attend and participate in these “live” online classes, engage in “live” discussions/chat etc. An asynchronous course does not require students to be online at the same time.

What kinds of software will the Faculty of Education be using to deliver courses online?

Brightspace by D2L will replace UVic's former learning management system, CourseSpaces, this fall. With the majority of our courses online this September, this robust learning management system will be an important factor in students’ success and will enable faculty and instructors to better and more easily deliver core learning materials.

Learn about Brightspace

Over the summer, our innovative Education instructors have been working tirelessly to develop interactive and engaging ways to teach online, using platforms and technologies from social media to recorded video content to video-conferencing software. In the Fall, they will use what they have learned over the summer to further adapt, pivot, and transform the way we teach and learn as a community.

Can online courses respect and reflect Indigenous ways of knowing?

Absolutely! Indigenous pedagogy is land and place based. Online learning provides the opportunity to localize the students gaze to where they currently reside. By tailoring activities to engage learners in local experiences they are able to build relevancy with what they are learning.

For example, students in the Indigenous Pedagogy course are asked to identify a place (monument, building, park, waterway, street, neighbourhood etc.) and to research both the settler (dominant) and Indigenous stories of the place. These learning experiences allow them to address their learning gaps and encourages them to provide a richer story of place in their own classrooms. 

Are classes going to be offered online in the Spring as well?

On September 1, 2020, UVic released an announcement stating that courses will continue to be offered predominantly online for the spring term (January-April 2021).

This decision helps to ensure that our students—no matter their location or health concerns—have options to stay on track with their academic programming and graduate on time. Faculty and instructors can teach safely, and those who need to access campus for their research, creative activities, teaching or learning can better physically distance.

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FAQs about staying connected and meeting new people

I'm new to UVic — how will I make new friends when all of my classes are online?

The Faculty of Education and UVic more broadly are working hard to make sure that your first-year experience is as fulfilling as possible—both academically and socially. 

UVic is launching a brand-new program to help you make connections with your classmates and peers. The New Student Connect Program will pair new students with upper-year UVic students. The senior students will help you transition to the university and learn how to navigate academic life. You'll have opportunities to engage in an active online student community, with access to social platforms that enable you to interact with other students socially and academically.

Email getconnected@uvic.ca for more info

As a part of our faculty, you are a part of a community that values kindness, inclusivity, and a collective sense of belonging among all of our students. We have student groups and associations for graduate and undergraduate students. You can join them on social media to get connected with your Education and/or program-specific peers!

Education Students' Association Facebook group

The Education Students' Association (EdSA) is a student run organization that serves the undergraduate students in the Faculty of Education. Each year an elected executive committee and student representatives from different areas in the program represent UVic education students. The Facebook group is used to share information about events, workshops, and more with undergraduate students.

Join now

Physical Education, Recreation, and Kinesiology Student Society Facebook page

The Physical Education, Recreation and Kinesiology Student Society (PERKS) is group of students in the School of Exercise Science, Physical, and Health Education (EPHE) creating opportunities for fellow students to progress their academic, community philanthropy, research, and personal endeavours. If you're an EPHE student, be sure to join their Facebook group!

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Association of Graduate Education Students Facebook page

The Association of Graduate Education Students (AGES) is a registered association with principles and beliefs to promote and support graduate students' participation and involvement in academic activities. Like their Facebook page for updates!

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My First Year @ UVic Facebook group

In addition to Education student groups, there's also groups for UVic students from all programs. This group is an active community of students and staff members who strive to answer questions, give information, and more for first year and transfer students.

Join now

Is there a way I can find out about events and work/volunteer opportunities in the Faculty?

We know it might feel challenging to be in-tune with what's happening in our community when many of us are learning and working remotely. We have a few ways that you can stay up-to-date on virtual events, opportunities, and more!

Like us on Facebook

Like us on Facebook for updates on the Fall term, student stories, and more.

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Follow us on Instagram

Follow us on Instagram for updates on the Fall term PLUS great photos of students and alumni doing incredible work! Be sure to share your own photos usign #UVicEd—we might feature you on our main page!

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Follow us on Twitter

We keep our Twitter up-to-date with announcements, resources, and research stories, so be sure to follow us to learn about how our amazing professors are transforming people, professions, and communities every day.

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Sign up for our Education newsletter

Every 1-2 weeks, we send out a newsletter to over 2,000 students, faculty, and staff in the Faculty of Education. In each edition, we'll give you info on events, job opportunities, award winners within the Faculty, and more!

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International student FAQs

If I am taking classes online, do I still need a study permit?

If you are an international student engaged in online learning inside of Canada, and your program of study is longer than 6 months, you require a valid study permit.

If you are an international student engaged in online learning outside of Canada, you do not require a study permit. However, we recommend applying for a study permit as soon as possible, as you must have a valid study permit or letter of introduction when you arrive to Canada to engage in your studies if your program of study is 6 months or longer. You must also have a valid entry document to enter Canada (electronic travel authorization or temporary resident visa, if required).

Please note, starting your program of study does not guarantee that your study permit will be approved.

In addition, there may be implications to your post-graduation work permit if you start your program without a study permit or study permit approval (letter of introduction).

For more information, please contact International Student Services by e-mail issinfo@uvic.ca or phone +1 250 721 6361 during regular business hours (9:00am-4.30pm Pacific Time).

If all of my classes have been moved online, am I still eligible for the Post Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) Program?

According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, if your in-class courses have been moved to an online format because of COVID-19, you are still eligible for the PGWP Program. 

This includes students who have a study permit or who have been approved for a study permit for a program starting in Spring, Summer or Fall 2020, but who are unable to travel to Canada at this time due to travel restrictions.

International students in this situation may:

  • begin their classes while outside Canada and
  • complete up to 50% of their program while outside Canada if they cannot travel to Canada sooner.

If you start your studies in Fall 2020, you won’t have time deducted from the length of your post-graduation work permit for studies you complete while outside Canada between Fall 2020 and December 31, 2020.

For more information, please contact International Student Services by e-mail issinfo@uvic.ca or phone +1 250 721 6361 during regular business hours (9:00am-4.30pm Pacific Time).

I'm planning on taking my online classes outside of Canada; will I need to be online at certain times regardless of which time zone I live in?

If the course you are registering for has the following timetable comment, then you will be expected to attend “live” online lectures: “This course will be offered fully online and synchronous (“real-time” sessions planned or required).” Students are encouraged to contact the instructor to discuss possible accommodations where attending “live” lectures will not be possible.

Teacher Education FAQs

BEd elementary curriculum FAQs

Can a UVic COVID-pass grade be used to satisfy the written English competency (WEC) requirement?

As published on the program website, 3.0 units or two courses of approved English are required. A UVic C+/3.00 minimum is required in each of these two approved English courses to satisfy the WEC requirement. 

A UVic COVID-pass is acceptable in place of a UVic C+/3.00 towards this grade requirement.

Grades below a UVic C+/3.00 are not acceptable towards this grade requirement.

For example, the WEC requirement will be satisfied in the following cases:

  • A student completes one approved English course (1.5 units) with a grade of UVic C+/3.00 or higher and they choose a UVic COVID-pass grade in the second approved course.
  • A student chooses a UVic COVID-pass grade for both approved English courses.

The WEC requirement will not be satisfied in the following case:

  • A student completes one or both approved English courses with grades belowUVic C+/3.00. 

Can a UVic COVID-pass grade be used to satisfy the math competency requirement?

As published on our program website, 3.0 units or two courses of approved math are required. A minimum average of a UVic C+/3.00 is required on these two approved math courses to satisfy the math competency requirement. For the purposes of this requirement, a UVic COVID-pass grade will be considered equivalent to a UVic D/1.00. 

The math competency requirement will be satisfied in the following case:

  • A student completes one approved math course (1.5 units) with a grade of UVic B/5.00 or higher and they choose a UVic COVID-pass grade (equivalent to a UVic D/1.00) in the second approved course.

Normally, a UVic COVID-pass grade achieved on both approved math courses will not satisfy the math competency requirement.

Most of my courses are being offered online due to COVID-19. Am I required to complete the face-to-face lab component in order to satisfy the Approved Laboratory Science requirement?

Normally, we require applicants to complete 3 units of Approved Laboratory Science course work that includes 1.5 hours of face-to-face lab instruction per week for each course. Due to COVID-19, we have temporarily waived the face-to-face lab component until April 2021. Therefore, we will accept 3 units of approved laboratory science course work with full online delivery until April 2021.

How will a UVic COVID-pass grade impact my sessional/12-unit GPA?

Program admission eligibility requires a GPA of at least UVic C+/3.00 on your most recent 12-unit/sessional GPA to April of the year you are planning to enter the program. If the most recent session has fewer than 12 units of graded studies, then previous sessional averages will be included until a total of 12 units of graded studies is reached if possible. If an applicant has fewer than 12 units of grade post-secondary studies in total, then we will average all post-secondary studies as described above.

Note: COM and UVic COVID-pass courses are not considered “graded” studies so such courses are omitted from sessional GPA calculations, including this GPA calculation.

While the minimum required GPA is 3.00 (9-point scale, UVic C+), admission is competitive and the actual GPA cut-off may be higher. See our website for more information about admission requirements including selection criteria.

Elementary PDPP FAQs

Can a UVic COVID-pass grade be used to satisfy the written English competency (WEC) requirement?

As published on the program website, 3.0 units or two courses of approved English are required. A UVic C+/3.00 minimum is required in each of these two approved English courses to satisfy the WEC requirement. 

A UVic COVID-pass is acceptable in place of a UVic C+/3.00 towards this grade requirement.

Grades below a UVic C+/3.00 are not acceptable towards this grade requirement.

For example, the WEC requirement will be satisfied in the following cases:

  • A student completes one approved English course (1.5 units) with a grade of UVic C+/3.00 or higher and they choose a UVic COVID-pass grade in the second approved course.
  • A student chooses a UVic COVID-pass grade for both approved English courses.

The WEC requirement will not be satisfied in the following case:

  • A student completes one or both approved English courses with grades belowUVic C+/3.00. 

Can a UVic COVID-pass grade be used to satisfy the math competency requirement?

As published on our program website, 3.0 units or two courses of approved math are required. A minimum average of a UVic C+/3.00 is required on these two approved math courses to satisfy the math competency requirement. For the purposes of this requirement, a UVic COVID-pass grade will be considered equivalent to a UVic D/1.00. 

The math competency requirement will be satisfied in the following case: 

  • A student completes one approved math course (1.5 units) with a grade of UVic B/5.00 or higher and they choose a UVic COVID-pass grade (equivalent to a UVic D/1.00) in the second approved course. 

Normally, a UVic COVID-pass grade achieved on both approved math courses will not satisfy the math competency requirement.

Most of my courses are being offered online due to COVID-19. Am I required to complete the face-to-face lab component in order to satisfy the Approved Laboratory Science requirement?

Normally, we require applicants to complete 3 units of Approved Laboratory Science course work that includes 1.5 hours of face-to-face lab instruction per week for each course. Due to COVID-19, we have temporarily waived the face-to-face lab component until April 2021. Therefore, we will accept 3 units of approved laboratory science course work with full online delivery until April 2021.

How will a UVic COVID-pass grade impact my sessional/12-unit GPA?

Program admission eligibility requires a GPA of at least UVic C+/3.00 on your most recent 12-unit/sessional GPA to April of the year you are planning to enter the program. If the most recent session has fewer than 12 units of graded studies, then previous sessional averages will be included until a total of 12 units of graded studies is reached if possible. If an applicant has fewer than 12 units of grade post-secondary studies in total, then we will average all post-secondary studies as described above. 

Note: COM and UVic COVID-pass courses are not considered “graded” studies so such courses are omitted from sessional GPA calculations, including this GPA calculation.

While the minimum required GPA is 3.00 (9-point scale, UVic C+), admission is competitive and the actual GPA cut-off may be higher. See our website for more information about admission requirements including selection criteria.

How will a UVic COVID-pass grade impact my 30-unit grade point average (GPA)?

Program admission eligibility requires a GPA of at least UVic C+/3.00 on your most recent 30 units of course work attempted to December of the year prior to program entry. This GPA will be used to determine the competitive selection of eligible applicants. Therefore, having a stronger 30-unit GPA will increase one’s chances of being selected for admission to the program. Please refer to the program website for an overview of the selection criteria for this program. See the “Selection Criteria” tab.

Note: COM and UVic COVID-pass courses are not considered “graded” studies so such courses are omitted from sessional GPA calculations.

Secondary PDPP FAQs

Can a UVic COVID-pass grade be used to satisfy the written English competency (WEC) requirement?

As published on the program website, 3.0 units or two courses of approved English are required. A UVic C+/3.00 minimum is required in each of these two approved English courses to satisfy the WEC requirement. 

A UVic COVID-pass is acceptable in place of a UVic C+/3.00 towards this grade requirement.

Grades below a UVic C+/3.00 are not acceptable towards this grade requirement.

For example, the WEC requirement will be satisfied in the following cases:

  • A student completes one approved English course (1.5 units) with a grade of UVic C+/3.00 or higher and they choose a UVic COVID-pass grade in the second approved course.
  • A student chooses a UVic COVID-pass grade for both approved English courses.

The WEC requirement will not be satisfied in the following case:

  • A student completes one or both approved English courses with grades belowUVic C+/3.00. 

Can a UVic COVID-pass grade be used to satisfy a teaching area course requirement?

Yes. A UVic COVID-pass grade can be used to satisfy a teaching area course requirement.

How will a UVic COVID-pass impact my teaching area GPA for admission?

Please visit the program website for the specific admission requirements for all secondary teaching areas (under “teachable subject areas”). The teaching area GPA requirement is explained here on the self-assessment forms for each teaching area (see the “Minimum Grade Point Averages” section). 

Education Advising will calculate the teaching area GPA using the following criteria if a student has chosen UVic COVID-pass grade(s):

  • While a UVic COVID-pass grade can be used to satisfy a course requirement, it will be excluded from the teaching area GPA calculation.
  • If an applicant chooses UVic COVID-pass grades for teaching area course requirements, we will calculate their teaching area GPA based on their graded, approved coursework only. We require a minimum of 9 units of approved, upper-level*, graded course work for this calculation.

* If a student has fewer than 9 units of approved, upper-level coursework with standard grades (non-UVic COVID pass grades), we will use acceptable 200-level coursework to make up the remainder of the required 9 units for the teaching area GPA calculation.

How will a UVic COVID-pass grade impact my sessional/12-unit GPA?

Program admission eligibility requires a GPA of at least UVic C+/3.00 on your most recent 12-unit/sessional GPA to April of the year you are planning to enter the program. If the most recent session has fewer than 12 units of graded studies, then previous sessional averages will be included until a total of 12 units of graded studies is reached if possible. If an applicant has fewer than 12 units of grade post-secondary studies in total, then we will average all post-secondary studies as described above.

Note: COM and UVic COVID-pass courses are not considered “graded” studies so such courses are omitted from sessional GPA calculations, including this GPA calculation.

While the minimum required GPA is 3.00 (9-point scale, UVic C+), admission is competitive and the actual GPA cut-off may be higher. See our website for more information about admission requirements including selection criteria.

How will a UVic COVID-pass grade impact my 30-unit grade point average (GPA)?

Program admission eligibility requires a GPA of at least UVic C+/3.00 on your most recent 30 units of course work attempted to December of the year prior to program entry. This GPA will be used to determine the competitive selection of eligible applicants. Therefore, having a stronger 30-unit GPA will increase one’s chances of being selected for admission to the program. Please refer to the program website for an overview of the selection criteria for this program. See the “Selection Criteria” tab.

Note: COM and UVic COVID-pass courses are not considered “graded” studies so such courses are omitted from sessional GPA calculations.

General teacher education FAQs

I have been admitted to a UVic teacher education program for September 2020. Can I defer my admission for the next intake?

Deferred admission is not an option for teacher education programs.

To decline your offer, email Education Advising at adve@uvic.ca using your preferred email address, as per your UVic My Page settings, and include the name of the program you were admitted to and your UVic student number. If your email is received by July 31, 2020 at the latest, you will receive a partial refund of $100 of the $150 Faculty of Education acceptance deposit. We encourage you to contact us as early as possible if you are declining your offer, as waitlisted applicants will appreciate your consideration in this matter. 

If your plans change, we would welcome your application in a future year. An application for the specific year for which you seek program admission would be needed. Application information for September 2021 program admission will be available on our website during the Fall 2020 term.

I’m thinking about applying to a Teacher Education Program next year and I’ve noticed that there are specific experience requirements. Will COVID-19 impact these requirements?

In light of the current COVID-19 situation, the Teacher Education Office recognizes that some volunteer and work opportunities may not be available. Please check the application instructions for September 2021 posted on the teacher education program website in September 2020 for any changes. 

I’m a new Teacher Education student and am meant to have a Wednesday visit into schools – will this still happen?

We are working with our local district partners to come up with a plan that, if possible, should include some face to face time in schools, following all provincial health guidelines. You will receive more direction from the Teacher Education Office at the beginning of your program.

I’m in a teacher education program and I need to complete practicum experiences for my degree. How will this have changed with COVID-19?

We are working with our local and provincial district partners to ensure that all students will still be able to complete their practicum requirements. You will receive more direction from the Teacher Education Office at the beginning of your program.

I’m not living in Victoria and I’m wondering where I will need to complete my practicum?

The Teacher Education Office staff will be meeting with all teacher candidates in the Fall to discuss the practicum placement process.

Preparing for the fall term

What you need to know

On May 11, 2020, UVic President Jamie Cassels announced that courses will be offered predominently online for the fall term. This means that you will be taking your classes online either synchronously or asychronously. 

Synchronous courses require you to be “live” and on-line during the specified day/time listed in the timetable.  Asynchronous courses do not have this requirement, so you will not see a day or time listed in the timetable when you are registering.

The Faculty of Education and UVic more broadly are actively planning for these unprecedented circumstances as quickly as possible. You will recieve updates by email as they become available.

How to succeed as an online learner

We understand that for many students, online learning is a brand new experience. It might sound intimidating, difficult, or even boring. Professors are working hard to make sure that this won't be the case, and UVic has created a great resource page called Learn Anywhere to help you prepare for new ways of learning.

When we get through these extraordinary times together, we will all come out innovative learners, stronger educators, and exceptional problem solvers.

Go to the Learn Anywhere resource hub

Since classes unexpectedly went remote in March, online learning at UVic has been anything but boring. Check out this video about online learning, featuring several instructors from Education.

Ways to stay connected

Connect with an advisor

Whether you have a question about our programsadmission requirements, or course planning, our academic advisers can help you navigate through your university experience. Our undergraduate programs have dedicated professionals available to support you during your academic journey in these uncertain times.

Teacher Education and Minor in Education - MacLaurin

Education Advising at MacLaurin

MAC A225 
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (closed 12 to 1 pm)

In light of UVics response to COVID-19, we will only be offering academic advising services by phone or email at this time.

Appointments: As of March 17, phone appointments are still available. However, our availability is subject to change at any time due to the rapidly evolving situation involving COVID-19. Please email us at adve@uvic.ca for further assistance.
Drop-in: In-person appointments are not available at this time.
Phone: To schedule an appointment or talk to an adviser, call 250-721-7877.
Email: . Please allow up to 48 hours for a response.

If you are a future student, we can assist you with:

  • The admission requirements for Teacher Education Programs
  • The program requirements for the Minor in Education
  • Application preparation for Teacher Education Programs

If you are a current student, we can assist you with:

  • Your program planning and Curriculum, Advising and Program Planning (CAPP) Report
  • The graduation requirements of your program
  • Your academic standing in the Faculty of Education
  • Letters of Permission

Mailing address:
Education Advising at MacLaurin
Faculty of Education
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, BC, V8W 2Y2

Kinesiology, and Recreation and Health Education - McKinnon

Education Advising at McKinnon

MCK 115
Monday & Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (closed 12 to 1 pm)

Appointments/Drop in: In light of UVics response to COVID-19, we will only be offering academic advising services by email at this time. Please email epheadv@uvic.ca for further assistance.
Phone: To schedule an appointment or talk to an adviser, call 250-721-6554
Email: . Please allow up to 48 hours for a response.

Indigenous Education - MacLaurin

Phone: To schedule an appointment or talk to our Indigenous Academic adviser, call 250-721-7824.

Email: . Please allow up to 48 hours for a response.

Advising for graduate programs

Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies (EPLS)

Counselling Psychology

Educational Psychology

Dr. Allyson Hadwin

250-721-6347

Leadership Studies

Tatiana Gounko

250-721-7772

Curriculum & Instructions (C&I)

Todd Milford

250-721-7777

Indigenous Education (IED)

Ewa Czaykowska-Higgins

250-721-7271

School of Exercise Science, Health & Physical Education (EPHE)

Patti-Jean Naylor

250-721-7844

Reach out to your professors

Across all of our programs, professors are working tirelessly over the summer to design engaging online learning experiences for you. If you have questions about a specific course, feel free to reach out to the instructor and they will do their best to address your concern.

Curriculum and Instruction

Name Area Contact
Assistant Professor, Additional Language Learning
TESOL/Applied linguistics, Language socialization, Second-language writing, Chinese as an additional language, Internationalization of higher education, Case study as a research method
Office: MacLaurin A524
Professor, Language & Literacy
Secondary English language arts, literacy, visual literacy and media, literacy and health
Office: MacLaurin A563
Professor, Science Education & Curriculum Studies
Theory and philosophy of science education curriculum, Science education methodology, Aesthetics in/of science education, Ethics and curriculum development, Curriculum history and theory, Post-structuralism and curriculum change
Office: MacLaurin A566
Associate Professor, Mathematics Education
Secondary mathematics methodologies, elementary mathematics methodologies, mathematics curriculum, assessment as/for/of learning in mathematics,
development and use of iOS apps for learning mathematics
Office: MacLaurin A527
Professor, Social Studies & Curriculum Studies
Curriculum theory, arts-based research, aesthetics and knowing, social studies and geography education, notions of identity and place, poststructural perspectives, poetic representation in writing and research
Office: MacLaurin A558
Assistant Professor, Educational Technology
Educational Technology, Technology Integrated Learning, Digital Literacy, Networked and Open Learning, Open Education, Distributed online, blended, and multi-access learning, Learning Theories, Theories of Technology Adoption and Educational Change, Learning Design, Inquiry-based Learning, Assessment, Accessitiliby, K-12 and Higher Education, Teacher Education
Office: MacLaurin A568
Assistant Teaching Professor,
Art Education
Art education, Visual inquiry, Arts based research, Digital and studio art practices
Office: MacLaurin A197
Associate Professor, Philosophical Foundations
Philosophy of Education, Moral Education, Dissent and Minority Rights, Independent and Separate Schools, Catholic Education, Religion/Spirituality in Schools
Office: MacLaurin A556
Associate Professor in Science Education and Research Methodologies
Interim Department Chair
Teacher Preparation - Elementary; Science Education - Elementary; Educational Measurement, Quantitative methods
Office: MacLaurin A549
James Nahachewsky
Associate Dean Undergraduate Programs
Associate Professor, Language & Literacy, Curriculum Studies
21st century literacies, Teacher education, Curriculum theory, e-Readers and reading processes
Office: MacLaurin A247
Assistant Professor, Educational Technology
Technology integrated learning design, Digital literacies of educators, Open education resources and practices, Open source software in education, Knowledge management, Learning analytics, Innovation in education, Emerging technologies to support research
Office: MacLaurin A552
Professor, Language & Literacies
Children's and Young Adult Literature, Student response to literature, Literature-based literacy programs, Language and Literacies education, Visual Literacy, Multimodality
Office: MacLaurin A364
Associate Professor, Mathematics Education
Mathematics education, applications of technology in education, assessment, and development of educational apps.
Office: MacLaurin A528
Professor, Drama Education
Theatre, Teacher preparation elementary, Curriculum studies, Aesthetic Philosophy, Drama/Theatre Education (K-12 & Postsecondary), Applied Drama/Theatre, Curriculum Studies/Theory/Philosophy, Performance Theory/Performance Studies, Arts-based Qualitative Research Methods
Office: MacLaurin A523
Assistant Professor, Music Education
Music education, Rural education, Indigenizing music education, Sociology of music education, Diversity in education, Culturally responsive pedagogy, School-community music education partnerships, Place-based/conscious education, Social capital, Praxialist and pragmatist music education philosophies, Qualitative and Indigenous methodologies and methods
Office: MacLaurin A564
Associate Professor, Social Studies
Teacher & educational leadership preparation, Indigenous/countercultural education, Education for ecological restoration, Education for the advancement of human rights and happiness, Educational policy and governance, Peace education, Governance simulations and youth leadership
Office: MacLaurin A561
Associate Professor, Historical Foundations
On Leave.

Social and Historical Foundations of Education in British Columbia, Aboriginal/ Indigenous Education, Multicultural/ Anti-Racist Education, Education Policy Studies, First Nations and Minority Education, Educational Reform

Office: MacLaurin A365
Professor, Social Studies
Teacher preparation elementary, Aboriginal education, Curriculum studies, Educational change and innovation, Technology in education, Participatory research
Office: MacLaurin A532
Lansdowne Professor, Applied Cognitive Science
Workplace studies (aviation, software design), cultural-historical activity theory, conversation analysis, semiotics, gesture studies, applied cognitive science, phenomenology, human-computer interaction, interaction analysis, representation in scientific practice discourse analysis, research methods (quantitative and qualitative)
Office: MacLaurin A567
Professor, Language & Literacy
Teacher education, New literacies, Learning through video games, Gender and pedagogy, Assessment, Electronic portfolios, Community-based engagement, Museum and library education, Qualitative research methodologies
Office: MacLaurin A526
Assistant Professor, Art Education

Art Education, Studio practices, Painting, Arts-based research, Artistic inquiry, Elementary Teacher Education

 
Office: MacLaurin A199
Dean, Faculty of Education
Adult and Higher Education, International and Comparative Education, Literacy, Research Methods
Office: MacLaurin A243
Assistant Professor, Language & Literacy, Early Childhood Education
On leave until Jan 3/21.
Early Childhood Education, Literacy & Multimodality, Family & Community Literacies, International Education, Outdoor & Environmental Education, Indigenous Knowledge
Office: MacLaurin A559
Assistant Professor, Educational Foundations and Teacher Education
On Leave.
Transformative Inquiry, Pre-service teacher development, Cross-cultural understanding, Indigenous learning and teaching, Holistic education, Early childhood education, Mindfulness in education, Generous listening
Office: MacLaurin A353
Associate Professor, Mathematics Education & Curriculum Studies
Mathematics education and curriculum studies; Theories of cognition and mathematical understanding; Collective learning; Spatial, numeric and geometric reasoning; Ecological, (em)bodied and culturally responsive forms of teaching, learning, and research
Office: MacLaurin A530
Associate Professor, Language & Literacy
Elementary English language arts, instructional practices for struggling literacy learners, differentiated instruction
Office: MacLaurin A557
Assistant Professor, Art Education
Assessment in art (studio assessment, self assessment, theory assessment), leadership in the arts, arts program reform curriculum development, developing creativity
Office: MacLaurin A198

Indigenous Education

Pam Bevan

Pam Bevan

Kitselas First Nation
Assistant to the Chair, Indigenous Education
Office: MacLaurin A260
Ewa Czaykowska-Higgins

Ewa Czaykowska-Higgins

Graduate Advisor
Indigenous Education
Office: MacLaurin A259
Nirmala Lall

Nirmala Lall

Assistant Professor
Indigenous Education
Office: MacLaurin A261
Aliki  Marinakis

Aliki Marinakis

Indigenous Language Programs Manager
Indigenous Education
Office: MacLaurin Building A266
Onowa McIvor

Onowa McIvor

Swampy Cree
Associate Professor, Indigenous Education
Office: MacLaurin A463
Deanna Nicolson

Deanna Nicolson

Programs Assistant
Indigenous Education
Office: MacLaurin Building A264
Shauneen Pete

Shauneen Pete

Indigenous Resurgence Coordinator
Indigenous Education
Office: MacLaurin Building A269
Jean-Paul Restoule

Jean-Paul Restoule

Anishinaabe Nation, Dokis
Professor and Chair, Indigenous Education
Office: MAC A260
Maria del Carmen Rodriguez de France

Maria del Carmen Rodriguez de France

Kickapoo Nation
Assistant Professor, Indigenous Education
Office: MAC A270
Edōsdi | Judy Thompson

Edōsdi | Judy Thompson

Tahltan Nation
Associate Professor, Indigenous Education
Office: MacLaurin A268
Christine Webster

Christine Webster

Ahousaht First Nation
Administrative Officer, Indigenous Education
Office: MacLaurin Building A263

School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education

NameAreaContact
Professor
Exercise physiology; pediatric sport performance; women and exercise; health benefits of exercise in cancer patients; occupational physiology; fitness and testing
Office: MCK 128
Professor
Girl-friendly physical education; team building in physical education; authentic assessment in physical educations
Office: MCK 131
Associate professor; BEd Secondary Curriculum programs leader
School integrated teaching education; teacher games for understanding and electronic portfolios; action research and qualitative research genres; social constructivism and complexity theories
Office: MCK 127
Associate professor; Interim Director
Neural control of human movement and motor rehabilitation with aging and after injury and disease (e.g., stroke or Parkinson’s disease); neural control of balance during walking and coordination of limbs and trunk during rhythmic movement; assistive devices and technologies related to mobility and mobility measurement
Office: MCK 134
Associate professor
Biomechanics and motor control of human movement in sport; exercise and rehabilitation
Office: MCK 135
Professor
Neuroeconomics, learning, decision-making, motor learning and control
Office: MCK 187
Assistant Teaching Professor; Kinesiology program leader
Effects of exercise on health and disease outcomes in cancer patients; exercise assessment and prescription; clinical exercise physiology
Office: MCK 135
Associate professor
Teacher wellness; college and university student health and wellness; worklife balance; leadership
Office: MCK 126
Assistant Professor
Chronic disease prevention and management; eHealth/mHealth; big data and health surveillance; physical activity; health promotion
Office: MCK 124
Assistant professor
Management, marketing, and service quality; understanding human relationships and the attachment to people, places and activities in a health, leisure, sport or community context
Office: MCK 122
Professor
Socio-ecological and setting-based approaches to health promotion; obesity and chronic disease prevention; dissemination, knowledge translation/exchange; implementation and organizational capacity
Office: MCK 0024b
Professor; Recreation and Health Education Program Leader
Inclusion of people with disabilities in leisure pursuits
Office: MCK 130
Professor; Graduate advisor
Psychology of physical activity and sedentary behaviour; health promotion during life transitions (e.g., early-stage family development, retirement); application of technology to health behaviour change; bridging the intention-behaviour gap; the role of affect in health behaviour; self-regulation of behaviour; physical activity habit and identity formation.
Office: MCK 189
Associate Professor
Exercise hematology and immunology; occupational physiology; development of pre-employment physical abilities tests; children and exercise; exercise prescription
Office: MCK 132
Professor
Physical activity among individuals with special needs and young children; motor skills
Office: MCK 133
Associate professor
Indigenous community health and development with a focus on the social and cultural determinants associated with resilience, sport, leisure, education, wellbeing and healing.
Office: MCK 188
Professor
Neural control of rhythmic human movement; co-ordination of the arms and legs during locomotion; neuromuscular plasticity and motor recovery after stroke
Office: MCK 191

Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies

NameAreaContact
Associate Professor and Department Chair
Counselling Psychology
Office: MacLaurin A449
Associate Professor
Educational Psychology (Learning, Development, and Instructional Sciences)
Office: MacLaurin A452
Assistant Teaching Professor
Educational Psychology (Special Education)
Office: MacLaurin A425
Assistant Professor
Counselling Psychology
Office: MacLaurin A457
Professor
Leadership Studies
Office: MacLaurin A455
Associate Professor
Leadership Studies
Office: MacLaurin A466
Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor
Leadership Studies
Office: MacLaurin A470
Professor
Educational Psychology (Learning, Development, and Instructional Sciences)
Office: MacLaurin A461
Associate Professor
Educational Psychology (Special Education)
Office: MAC A464
Assistant Professor
Educational Psychology (Learning, Development, and Instructional Sciences)
Office: MacLaurin A468
Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor
Educational Psychology (Special Education)
Office: MacLaurin A427
Associate Professor and Associate Dean Graduate Programs and Research
Leadership Studies
Office: MacLaurin A243
Assistant professor
Educational Psychology (Learning, Development, and Instructional Sciences)
Office: MacLaurin A454
Associate Professor
Educational Psychology (Special Education)
Office: MacLaurin A357
Professor
Educational Psychology (Learning, Development, and Instructional Sciences)
Office: MacLaurin A467
Assistant Professor
Educational Psychology (Learning, Development, and Instructional Sciences)
Office: MacLaurin A463

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