News & Announcements

Pathways to Prosperity Podcast Episode 6 Now Available

The fifth episode of the Pathways to Prosperity Podcast is now available featuring Prachi Jatania. Prachi Jatania is an award-winning multimedia journalist from India having covered breaking news and major current affairs headlines at CNN News18 & other news houses for a decade before moving to Canada in 2021. With 15 years of experience in […]

Pathways to Prosperity Podcast Episode 5 Now Available

The fifth episode of the Pathways to Prosperity Podcast is now available featuring Li Fang. Li moved to Canada from Wuhan, China, as a seasoned data-driven product manager with an impressive 20-year track record spanning data analytics, product management, digital analytics, experimentation, customer journey analysis, and digital marketing. Yet to achieve her career goals she […]

Rediscover the ELVLC’s Top-Watched Video Gems!

Embark on an educational adventure with the Edith Lando Virtual Learning Centre’s top 5 most-watched videos! Dive into the secrets of Netflix hacks, explore innovative tech for AAC users, get creative with Twine, and ponder reflections on early childhood and math education. Join us as we revisit these engaging resources:   5. Teaching & Learning […]

Pathways to Prosperity Podcast Episode 4 Now Available

The fourth episode of the Pathways to Prosperity Podcast is now available featuring Li Fang. Li moved to Canada from Wuhan, China, as a seasoned data-driven product manager with an impressive 20-year track record spanning data analytics, product management, digital analytics, experimentation, customer journey analysis, and digital marketing. Yet to achieve her career goals she […]

LDDI Collaboration Events

The Edith Lando VLC is collaborating as a co-sponsor for three upcoming workshops in partnership with Learning Design & Digital Innovation (UBC LDDI). Read on to learn more and register! An Inter-Institutional Action on Climate Change: Where Church and Military Leadership Meet This interactive Viewpoint session is an extension of our collaborative podcast series titled, […]

Explore Our Website Behind the Scenes

Discover the inner workings of the Edith Lando Virtual Learning Centre (ELVLC) website with our new WordPress tutorial series! View the Tutorials Whether you’re a tech enthusiast or a novice, these hands-on videos are tailored for both the public and staff, offering a behind-the-scenes look at how our website functions on the backend. From mastering […]

Pathways to Prosperity Podcast Episode 3 Now Available

The third episode of the Pathways to Prosperity Podcast is now available. Dr.Vidhi Thakkar recently won the Innovator in Education Award at McMaster University and the McMaster Alumni Arch Award for having a positive impact through her teaching and research. In this episode, tune in to hear Dr. Thakkar discuss Health Informatics as a career […]

Pixel Perfect Literacy: Showcasing Student Excellence

Dive into a range of projects crafted during coding instructor Nate Lott’s workshops at Edith Lando VLC, and be amazed by the creativity on display. Join us in celebrating the unique talents of students! Visit the Showcase: Student Projects Nate has been teaching K-12 for about 18 years around BC and abroad, and is currently […]

Pathways to Prosperity Podcast Episode 2 Now Available

The second episode of the Pathways to Prosperity Podcast is now available. In this episode Dr. Olumuyiwa Igbalajobi discusses his 16-year academic journey.  As an accomplished scientist Dr. Igbalajobi has conducted research, taught, and contributed to academia across four continents.

November Newsletter: Register for Workshops Today!

Explore the Edith Lando VLC’s latest events in our November newsletter, located on our About page. Don’t miss out on our upcoming workshops – register now! Learn more about each workshop by clicking the links provided. Tinkercad with Tiny Homes — next sessions on November 14 (for grades 3-7) and November 16 (for grades 8-12). […]

Hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ Language Book for Kids

Edith Lando VLC is proud to share the launch of a new book by author and educator Ena Point The Sounds of My Body in hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓.  This beautifully illustrated board book uses QR Codes to teach the pronunciation of hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ words.  The book is available for purchase online through the Sniw Consultants website. Author Ena Point […]

Pathways to Prosperity Podcast Episode 1 Now Available

The first episode of the Pathways to Prosperity Podcast is now available. In this episode Mehnaz Tabassum, Certified Project Manager, talks about her experiences as an immigrant to Canada at 17 years of age.  Listen to learn more about her experiences and  how she overcame the challenges for coming to a new country at the […]

Faculty of Education Dean’s Community Engagement Series: “Learning and Leadership in the Early Years”

Join Jan Hare, Dean pro tem, UBC Dean of Education, pro tem, for the third annual speaker series putting a spotlight on important questions and significant priorities that are engaging educators today. This virtual session will feature Dr. Jeffrey Wood of Laurentian University, Aimee Blow of the Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District, and Kirsten Deasey of the […]

Upcoming Workshop Selections — Register Now!

We’re thrilled to announce a variety of upcoming events, each tailored to different interests and communities. Our current offerings include middle years education, the virtual makerspace environment, and much more. Check out our upcoming workshops below! All are currently open for registration: learn more by clicking the links provided. Engaging all Learners in the Middle […]

Enhance Your Learning with Our Educational Database

Embark on a journey of boundless learning with our educational resource collection. We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new Educational Database! Dive into a carefully curated collection of videos, books, and past workshop archives, that will empower you to expand your knowledge and enhance your skills. This comprehensive repository is your gateway […]

Pixel Perfect Literacy Workshops and Tutorials Now Available

Passionate about introducing new technology and innovative practices into classrooms at all grade levels, instructor Nathan Lott makes computer programming and digital literacy fun!  Nate has been teaching K-12 for about 18 years around BC and abroad, and is currently a Learning Coordinator for School District 20 in the Kootenay British Columbia area. He holds […]

Growing Curious Minds: The New Children’s Garden

Pioneering a transformative approach to education, Edith Lando VLC and UBC Childcare are working collaboratively to develop an educational garden that will offer opportunities for both learning and outdoor play to children as young as 2 years old.   Led by Megan Zeni, Ena Point, and Peyvand Fralick, this initiative redefines learning through immersive natural […]

AAC Simulator is a Great New Teaching Tool

In order to support their communication needs children with speech delays and disabilities often turn to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices.  These devices can help them better express their needs, participate in classrooms, and interact with their peers.  Until now there hasn’t been anything readily available for those needing to communicate with AAC users […]

Exciting Fall 2023 Workshops Ahead!

In an effort to cultivate innovation and learning, we are thrilled to announce several upcoming events that cater to diverse interests and skill levels. From the tech-savvy to the creatively inclined, there’s something for everyone to explore. Here’s a sneak peek into the workshops that have been confirmed. All are currently open for registration: learn […]

Discover Our ‘Pathways to Prosperity’ Podcast

Embark on a journey of career discovery and dive into stories of triumph over challenges, resilience, and professional growth. Pathways to Prosperity: Exploring Career Opportunities for New Immigrants is an exciting new Edith Lando VLC project, guided by Dr. Parul Kulshreshtha and PhD Candidate Laura Brass. These short podcasts endeavor to illuminate the challenges and […]

PANDA AAC Camp receives spotlight in Fairchild TV, CTV & Global News Features!

Date: July 27, 2023 We are thrilled to announce that the recent PANDA AAC (Promoting and Advancing Augmentative and Alternative Communication) Camp was a resounding success, gaining recognition on Global News, CTV News, and Fairchild TV. The camp, headed by Joe Kwan and Joyce Lo, brought together 16 enthusiastic participants and their families, alongside a […]

Workshop Proposals for the Edith Lando VLC

Edith Lando VLC is excited to announce a call for workshop proposals for the upcoming school year! We are seeking passionate and innovative educators like you to join us in organizing engaging workshops to empower and inspire learners from diverse backgrounds. Whether you have expertise in a specific subject, pedagogical approach, or technology integration, we […]

Knowledge Mobilization Grant

Using strengths-based Indigenous research methodologies to plan for current and future pandemics and health emergencies   Unpacking the complexity within Indigenous communities responding to displaced climate change refugees in central British Columbia during the COVID-19 pandemic   The COVID-19 pandemic and the associated restrictions have exacerbated the impacts of climate change issues on the health […]

Virtual Makerspace Experiences

Edith Lando VLC is proud to be awarding grants for the development of two virtual makerspaces:
The first grant is being awarded to Dr. Keri Ewart”s  Inclusive Virtual Immersive Makerspace Experience.  The second is going to Dr. Melanie Wong for her project Virtual Reality Makerspace.

Learn about the outcomes of Dr. Ewart’s grant here:

Dr. Keri Ewart Report – Virtual Inclusive Makerspace Project

Augmented Reality (AR) and Land-Based Learning

Grant recipient: Dr. Robert Campbell This is the first grant being awarded to UBCO: Grant funding provided by the Edith Lando Digital Pedagogy Lab will be used to develop, implement, and document an immersive learning experience at the Komasket Park Gathering Space, where Augmented Reality (AR) technology will be used to enhance land-based learning. AR […]

New(sletter) addition to our website

Have you seen our newsletter?  We’re excited to share that you can now find it all our latest issues online. Each month we share all of our latest news and events.   To read our newsletter online please click on the link below. 📰 Check out the current and past publications.  

The Community Countertext Project

Co-Primary Investigators — Kathryn Accurso & Jason D. Mizell Community and school-based K-12 educators working toward practices of antiracism and decolonization draw on community countertexts in their teaching. Community countertexts are texts by minoritized authors that reflect their experiences and knowledges and capture perspectives that are missing in dominating school curriculum. These texts may be […]

Toolbox of children’s books to promote disability representation

Edith Lando Virtual Learning Grant Grant recipients: Dr. Carly Christensen, Assistant Professor ECPS Dr. Nancy Perry, Professor ECPS Dr. Kim Zebehazy, Associate Professor ECPS Natalia Florez, Masters Student ECPS DPL Grant recipients Christensen, Perry, Zebehazy, and Florez seek to build a digital toolbox of children’s books and other materials for educators and to support people […]

Let’s talk: A digital platform to share stories

Edith Lando Virtual Learning Grant Primary Investigator — Anusha Kassan, PhD, RPsych Let’s talk: A digital platform to share stories and promote dialogue among newcomer and non-newcomer secondary students Given that the number of newcomers to Canada is continuously growing, particularly amongst youth, increasing support is needed for this group during their process of school […]

Exciting Collaboration with UBC Camps

This year for the first time, Edith Lando VLC is collaborating with UBC Camps to put on their summer programming! UBC Camps has been wonderful in supporting our work, and we are appreciative of their help and guidance. They have additionally created a beautiful page for us on their website. In particular, we would like […]

Check out the 2023 Summer Camps!

We’re excited to share that our summer camps are now posted. With a diverse variety of topics to choose from, be sure not to miss out! ☀️ Learn more and apply here.

Teaching ‘Transformatively’ Toolkit

Edith Lando Virtual Learning Grant Co-Primary Investigators — Angela Reynolds, Chris Rugo, Anneke Nussbaum, Dr. Keri Ewart: Teaching ‘Transformatively’ Toolkit: Critical and Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy for Queering Curriculum & Practice for Rural and Remote Education Edith Lando VLC’S latest grant recipients will be developing a digital toolkit intended to support educators from rural and remote […]

Comprehension of Written Grammar Test

Edith Lando Virtual Learning Grant Co-Primary Investigators — Dr. Bonita Squires, Dr. Joanna Cannon: Updating Resources for the Comprehension of Written Grammar Test Website We are thrilled to announce this new project being led by Dr. Bonita Squires and Dr. Joanna Cannon. Their project will focus on updating and extending the Comprehension of Written Grammar […]

Website Accessibility with American Sign Language

Edith Lando Virtual Learning Grant (Recipient: Dr. Joanna Cannon): Increasing Website Cultural and Linguistic Accessibility using American Sign Language The objectives of this project include: (1) American Sign Language (ASL) translation of all English materials for the first point of learning for students, our ECPS Special Education program website that outlines the coursework and provides […]

Menstrual And Reproductive Knowledge Labs (MARKL)

Grant Recipient Zeba Khan Research Assistant at the UBC Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences   Free Periods Canada Foundation is a grassroots non-profit organization that promotes menstrual health equity and education through research, knowledge translation, and the distribution of menstrual health supplies. We are excited to develop a mini-course on menstrual health for […]

Our New Gallery is Live!

It’s official: we’re pleased to announce a new addition to our top navigation bar! In place of the former “Fundamentals of Coding Summer Camp” and “PANDA AAC Camp” postings, we have combined all images from both events into a single page. 🖼️ Visit our new Gallery.

Laura Brass Featured on UBC Grad Studies

Edith Lando VLC Grad Academic Assistant (GAA), Laura Brass, was recently featured on the UBC Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies website. Read Laura’s Q&A and find out more about her research on women-identified immigrants to Canada, and the ongoing barriers they encounter, including a lack of recognition of foreign credentials, occupational reintegration, and limited access to social capital and professional networks.

Edith Lando RA Presents at London Conference

Edith Lando VLC Graduate Research Assistant, Nora Perry, is currently completing her Masters of Education in the Department of Language and Literacy Education (LLED).  Her interest is in digital literacy with a particular focus on video game education and play-based learning. Originally from the Bay Area in California, Nora came to Canada to pursue her undergrad in […]

All are Welcomed at the PANDA Summer Camp

As co-founders of BCAAC (BC Association for Advancing Communications | BCAAC | British Columbia), Joe Kwan and Joyce Lo had a vision to develop an inclusive and interdisciplinary AAC Camp to support children and families in British Columbia. Their PANDA (Promoting and Advancing) AAC Camp took place at the UBC Vancouver Campus August 3rd-6th, 2022. […]

VCC LINC Workshops Huge Success

Over the past few months the team at Edith Lando VLC has had the pleasure of working with PhD Student Laura Brass. Laura, who is in the Language & Literacy Department in the Faculty of Education at UBC, is keenly interested in feminist issues and her PhD thesis investigates the topic of skilled refugee and […]

Ocean Education: Developing knowledge, caring, and taking action Sharing stories of Resilience and Inspiration in this time of climate and nature emergency

Building ocean literacy with in-service and pre-service teachers and the wider education community through an education which shares stories of both the human and non-human world’s live experience with the Ocean. This project features a web series and open educational resources shared through a learning hub.

Strength-based approaches to Early Childhood Education and Research

Learning to identify and honour the ‘individual strengths, aspirations, and capacities of children, strategies can be developed and implemented to better support learning and wholistic development across educational settings.

Fundamentals of Coding Summer Camp Now Available Online and In-Person

A week-long website development summer camp that teaches fundamental skills like HTML, CSS, & Javascript, while also introducing broader concepts and principles of the Internet.

Indigenous Ways of Knowing Curriculum

Creating high-quality, research-based multi-media resources around the theme of Indigeneity and Indigenous Perspectives, shared via an open educational repository and an existing online platform to support rural and remote faculty associates, mentor teachers, and teacher candidates

Language and Literacy for Everyone

Building bridges between home and school for high-needs learners, filling significant gaps in the provision of their special educational requirements for online resources and innovative learning materials to supplement and promote Special Needs Education.

Rural and Remote Resource Website

A re-design of an existing website – – to better meet the needs of rural educators and researchers interested in rural education. The re-designed web space will house research-based multi-media resources shared openly to support the rural and remote education community including faculty associates, mentor teachers, and teacher candidates as they prepare for and successfully work together during rural practica.

A Collaboration with Coding Pals Foundation and Immigrant Services Society of BC

Coding Pals Foundation offers free workshops to Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSBC) members introducing coding principles using Scratch – supported by the ELVLC.

Climate Anxiety: Supporting Teen and Parent/Guardian Dialogues

Through a series of workshops, this project will address climate anxiety or grief – also referred to as ecological grief – in both teens and their parents. Led by grant recipients Kshamta Hunter, Meghan Wise, and Peyvand Fralick.

Bridging Connections: Interdisciplinary Explorations with Higher Music Education and Indigenous Artistic Practices

Dr. Laurel Forshaw receives a grant for this project which seeks to create spaces of dialogue and relationship building that will help to guide the next stages of engagement with reconciliation, decolonization, and Indigenization within higher music education.