Centres and Institutes

Dr. Handel Wright
Professor, Educational Studies

CCIE is a cultural studies research centre that focuses on exploring various facets of and developments in the comprehensive
issue of identity and its educational implications in local and international cultural contexts.
Visit the CCIE site to learn more.

Tim Laidler, Executive Director, Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Dr. Lorrie Miller, Associate Director, Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education

The newly formed Institute for Veterans Education and Transition (IVET) will carry on much of the work started by Dr. Marvin Westwood and the Centre for Group Counselling and Trauma (CGCT) who have long been pioneers in the fields of veterans’ transition and trauma counselling research and programming.

IVET will provide a point of entry to UBC for military-connected individuals transitioning from military service as they explore new academic and career opportunities. By providing counselling services, training, and educational opportunities, IVET can connect Veterans with resources and services to help ensure their success in the civilian world. Visit the IVET site to learn more.

Dr. Vicki Knight
Assistant Professor, Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education

CIRCA draws faculty, students, provincial service providers, policy makers, and both basic and applied researchers from BC post-secondary institutions together, to address issues of common concern that are relevant to improving the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their families. Visit the CIRCA page to learn more.

Dr. Brian Wilson
Professor, School of Kinesiology

CSS aims to be a global resource to capture and transfer knowledge on how sport can create sustainable benefits locally, regionally and internationally. The Centre dedicates its resources to improving our understanding of how sport can help advance the themes of: health, economy and infrastructure, social development and impacts, public policy and planning, urban renewal and ecological change. Visit the CSS web page to learn more.

Dr. Tony Clarke, Professor, Curriculum & Pedagogy
Dr. Anne Phelan, Professor, Curriculum &Pedagogy

CSTE was founded to conduct programmatic research in pre service teacher preparation and teacher development. It focuses on researching teaching practices, teacher learning, and collaborative inquiry. Visit the CSTE page to learn more.

Dr. Shannon Bredin
Associate Professor, School of Kinesioogy

CECER is an interdisciplinary unit that promotes dialogue around professional development, research, and policy in the area of early childhood development and education. Please visit the CECER page to learn more about their work.

Dr. William McKee
Assistant Professor, Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education

The PSCTC supports graduate training in psychoeducational assessment and intervention, and in counselling, maintains an up-to-date Test Library of psychoeducational assessment and intervention and mental health and social development resources, provides service and leadership in the profession and community, and facilitates research in education. Visit the PSCTC web page to learn more.

Policy and Procedures for Research Centres and Institutes in the Faculty of Education UBC – November 2017
Centres and Institutes Report – November 2017 (for password, please contact Robert Olaj in the Office of Research in Education at robert.olaj@ubc.ca)