Teacher Education Program Orientation

Orientation is an important and mandatory starting point in the teacher education program. On your first day as a teacher candidate, we have a day of engaging learning activities planned. You will find out how to prepare for the year ahead, consider important issues in education, and connect with your colleagues.

Orientation Day is Thursday, September 1, 2022.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ellen Field, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, Lakehead University
Responsive Education: recognizing multiple dimensions of climate change education

In this talk, Dr. Ellen Field will discuss how education is, and has been, an overlooked mitigation strategy and how education policy can be instrumental as part of a multi-pronged approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Gaps in current education policy at Canadian regional jurisdictions (provincial and territorial) and national levels will be discussed along with best practices of climate change education from empirical research studies. In addition this talk will consider lessons formal education systems can learn from the youth climate justice moment and possible pathways for responsive education systems that focus on transformative and transgressive pedagogies.

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  • September 7, 2022 is the last day for payment of Term 1 tuition.
  • If you are new to UBC, please apply for a student UBCcard. This year, UBC will be offering both digital and physical versions of your UBCcard, and both are free.
  • Lockers are available to rent in the Neville Scarfe building for the year. Learn more here.