Edith Lando VLC Reading Club

Have you ever wanted to expand your knowledge and learn more about the many facets of education?

Edith Lando VLC is pleased to partner with faculty members from Educational Technology, Counseling, Language and Literacy, Kinesiology and more to announce:  We’re hosting a (virtual) reading club!

Starting in September and every other month following that new reading material will be selected.  Each selection will be approximately 200 pages or less and discussion sessions will take place one month after the readings are announced.

Our in-depth talks will be 90 minutes each, and participants will leave with teacher resources and new connections from many departments.  Open to everyone, these workshops are free, readings and literature are provided well in advance, and faculty members will be facilitating deeper understanding of the many different pedagogies being explored.  This is an opportunity to listen and share with various departments and schools of thought within the Faculty of Education with  limited time and resource commitments.

Please click the join us button below to receive regular updates.  This list is for information only, registration will be required for each session if you’re interested in participating.


Where: Zoom
When: Every other month for 90 minutes
Topics: From ECE to Indigenous Pedagogy, this will be an interdepartmental project.
Who: You! Students, Staff and Faculty from UBC and educators from the larger community.
Cost: FREE

Readings and Facilitators

TopicFacilitatorReading SelectionAuthorDiscussion Session DateSession TimeRegistration
Rural & Remote Education/Technology/ Special EducationDr. Jennifer JensonAlone TogetherSherry TurkleThursday, September 29th, 2022 4:00-5:30 PM
Indigenous EducationDr. Shannon LeddySelected Readings from Me Artsy

Drumming 101 by Steve Teekens

Haida Manga by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas

Additional Suggested Reading
Disrupting Molded Images: Identities, responsibilities and relationships - Teachers and Indigenous Subject Material
Compiled by Drew Hayden Taylor


Susan Dion
Thursday, November 17, 20224:00-5:30 PM
Immigrant/Refugee EducationLaura Brass (PhD Candidate)Selected Readings from The Joy Luck Club

- Chapter #1: "The Joy Luck Club" [story told by a daughter]
- Chapter #2: "Rules of the Game" [story told by a daughter]
- Chapter #3: "Without Wood" [story told by a daughter]
- Chapter #4: "Double Face" [story told by a mother]
Amy TanThursday, January 19, 20234:00-5:30 PM
Special Education/ Deaf & Hard of HearingDr. Janet JamiesonShow Me a SignAnn Clare LeZotteTuesday, March 7th, 2023 4:00-5:30 PM
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI)Daniel Gallardo (PhD Student)Love After the End: An Anthology of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer Speculative Fiction Edited by Joshua WhiteheadThursday, May 4th, 20234:00-5:30 PM