ABCDE Symposium: Aboriginal Student Recruitment and Retention in Teacher Education

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
UBC First Nations Longhouse, 1985 West Mall

The Association of British Columbia Deans of Education (ABCDE) and the Aboriginal Working Group invite you to attend a symposium on Aboriginal Student Recruitment and Retention in Teacher Education.

This one-day symposium engages participants in:

  • Group dialogues that focus on access and recruitment policies and practices that support Aboriginal student recruitment and retention.
  • Presentations from Indigenous pre-service teachers and early career educators with attention to creating successful completion experiences.
  • Strategizing partnerships to support Aboriginal student recruitment in teacher education.
  • Sharing innovative practices and curriculum concerning that support all pre-service teachers and faculty/instructor/staff development to engage with Indigenous perspectives, content, and approaches.

Teacher education staff, student coordinators, faculty, instructors, administrators, recruiters, and educational government, organization and community leaders are encouraged to attend.

Please register:

Light refreshments and lunch will be served.


Several private suites at the new Ponderosa Commons building are on hold for ABCDE Symposium and 2017 Roundtable attendees. Book a suite on the official Roundtable accommodations page.

Reservations can also be made by contacting UBC Reservations:

604 822 1000
1 888 822 1030 (Toll Free)

Book a suite at Ponderosa

Arrival information for Ponderosa Residence

Parking Information

The closest parkade is the Fraser River Parkade (6440 Memorial Road). As well as parkades, UBC has numerous parking lots located throughout campus.

View the Google map below in larger view to locate the parkades closest to the Longhouse:

2017 BC Teacher Education Roundtable

The Faculty of Education is pleased to welcome educators and administrators from across the province to the 2017 BC Teacher Education Roundtable conference. This year’s theme is Powering Up Practicum.

May 11 – 12, 2017
Education Centre at Ponderosa Commons
6445 University Boulevard, UBC-Vancouver