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.

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.

Announcing the Formal Closure of the Centre for the Study of Teacher Education

The Centre for the Study of Teacher Education (CSTE) will formally close at the conclusion of 2022.  CSTE was created in 1982 at a time when studying teacher education was in its infancy.  For example, it wasn’t until 1992 that AERA formally recognized teacher education as a field of study when it launched ‘Division K: Teaching and Teacher Education.’  Nowadays, the study of teacher education is pursued within and across all departments in the Faculty of Education.  In short, the study of teacher education is now well established and pursued by many faculty members in their respective domains. Further, the closure of CSTE comes at a time when other initiatives require both financial and physical resources within the faculty, in much the same way that the study of teacher education required in 1982.  We wish to thank all those who have been involved in and have contributed to CSTE during its 40 years at UBC.

Anthony Clarke and Anne Phelan – CSTE Co-Directors

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. Chris Martin
Associate Professor, Okanagan School of Education

Respect for the past, awareness of the present, discernment for the future — the Centre for Mindful Engagement (CME) is a gathering place for researchers from across all disciplines and interests to explore the significances of mindful community engagement. Please visit the CME page to learn more about their work.

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)