Current Grants

The Edith Lando VLC Digital Pedagogy Lab Grant provides funding for initiatives that align with the mission and intended audience of the Edith Lando VLC. Projects should address the Edith Lando VLC’s thematic priorities while aligning with UBC’s broader strategic objectives, and /or the Faculty of Education’s strategic plan.


The Community Countertext Project

Group of young people of different ethnicities having a conversation face to face

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 […]

Date announced: February 17, 2023

Toolbox of children’s books to promote disability representation

Special education

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 […]

Date announced: February 1, 2023

Let’s talk: A digital platform to share stories

Share your story

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 […]

Date announced: January 27, 2023

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 […]

Date announced: January 7, 2023

Comprehension of Written Grammar Test

Grammar - parts of speech

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 […]

Date announced: January 7, 2023

Website Accessibility with American Sign Language

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 […]

Date announced: December 12, 2022

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 […]

Date announced: November 24, 2022

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.

Date announced: July 5, 2022

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.

Date announced: June 21, 2022

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

Date announced: June 2, 2022

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.

Date announced: May 12, 2022

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.

Date announced: April 29, 2022

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.

Date announced: March 31, 2022

Edith Lando VLC Reading Club

Peyvand Fralick receives a grant for a five-part virtual book club, concentrating on the five areas of focus for the Edith Lando Virtual Learning Centre as themes. A wide range of reading materials may be selected including novels, works of non-fiction, or portions of textbooks and poetry.

Date announced: March 31, 2022

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.

Date announced: March 31, 2022

Supporting Children’s Developmental Health and Wellbeing with a Virtual Dashboard

Dr. Eva Oberle receives a DPL grant for a data-sharing virtual dashboard to be used to effectively enhance child development, wellbeing and resilience.

Date announced: March 22, 2022

First Digital Pedagogy Grant Seeking to Improve Deaf/Hard of Hearing Accessibility for ECE Certificate

Dr. Janet Jamieson is awarded the first DPL grant to improve the accessibility of the ECE Basic Certificate program to adult learners who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing (DHH).

Date announced: February 1, 2022