Down the Hall – Ep 26 – Education, Place, and Promise

Posted by Timothy Mehaffey on Jan 5, 2012 0 comments

Welcome to 2012! Its the first episode of the new year, and Daves flying solo because Jennys unavoidably absent. That doesnt mean we dont have a great show for you, though.

Dr. Blye Frank, Dean of the Faculty of Education, has some great and inspiring thoughts on what role the Faculty will play in the UBC Strategic Plan, Place & Promise. In an extended interview recorded back in October (so the upcoming travel he mentions has actually now occurred), Dr. Frank shares with us his views on where the Faculty is going and what priorities the Faculty is pursuing in implementing the plan. We cover everything from diversity in the Faculty to indigenous education, global outreach, youth at risk, and much more. We really enjoyed sitting down and chatting with him; his passion for Education really came through.

Before you listen, we did want to apologize for some of the audio issues during the interview. One of the headsets that have worked so well for us suddenly stopped working right at the beginning of the interview. We werent recording in our office, so we couldnt just grab another one. We alternated headsets so that Dr. Frank could have his own. The sound you here is when we were making the switch. We tried doing it as quietly as possible, but it unfortunately did make noise.

We also apologize for the lateness!

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Just a note that the views expressed in the podcast are those of the hosts and guests, and not necessarily the views of either EPLT or the Faculty of Education at UBC.

More details, including the link to the episode itself and the time stamps, after the jump.

Down the Hall – Episode 26 (38:26)

Just click on the link below to go to our podcast page where you can either listen to it on the page or you can download it. Or, you can play it in the handy web player just below the link.

Episode 26


00:11 Introduction

03:37 Interview Education, Place, and Promise

Interview with Dr. Blye Frank

Faculty of Education Alumni Home

35:02 Whats Happening in EPLT

M.Ed Cohorts with application deadlines in January

DLC2 Digital Learning & Curriculum in the Lower Mainland Deadline: January 15

VEL3 Educational Administration & Leadership in Vancouver Deadline: January 20

FRM3 Modern Language Education (French Immersion) in Vancouver Deadline: January 27

EPLT/MET on the web

EPLT web site:  MET web site:  Podcast feedback: 

EPLT on Facebook Down the Hall on Facebook


Animal Rescue Secondhand Book Sale (Currently the 2nd event listed) January 19 in the foyer of the Scarfe building here at UBC, from 11:00 am  - 3:00 pm


Our theme  music: “The Pharaos Theme” by The Pharaos through a Creative Commons license

Bumper music:

Selection 1: Cocktail by Nicoco

Selection 2: Midnight Blue by Slikk Tim

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