Participating Universities

UBC Okanagan

Simon Fraser University

About Us

The Association B.C. Deans of Education represents the nine provincial teacher education programs. The ABCDE exists to enhance cooperation among British Columbia's teacher education programs and other educational stakeholders in providing quality undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs as well as excellence in related scholarship and research. The ABCDE also promotes the exchange of ideas and discussion about enhancing educational opportunities for B.C.'s children.

Deans of the ABCDE

Dr. Andrew Kitchenham
Professor and Chair
Master of Education (Special Education) Coordinator
School of Education
3333 University Way
Prince George, BC, Canada, V2N 4Z9
(tel) 250.960.6707
(fax) 250.960.5536
Office: 10-4026

Susan Crichton, Ed.D.
Associate Dean, Faculty of Education
Director Innovative Learning Centre 
University of British Columbia
3139 EME Building
3333 University Way
Kelowna BC V1V 1V7

(250) 807-8638
SKYPE SusanCrichton

Professor Airini, Ph.D.
Dean, Faculty of Education and Social Work
Thompson Rivers University (TRU)
900 McGill Road
Kamloops, BC  V2C 0C8
(office): 250-828-5249
(fax): 250-371-5510

Allyson Jule, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Education
Trinity Western University
7600 Glover Road
Langley, BC V2Y 1Y1
Tel.: (604) 513-2105
Fax: (604) 513-2084
Admin. Assistant: (604) 513-2072

David Paterson, Ph.D.
Dean, Faculty of Education
Vancouver Island University
900 Fifth Street
Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 5S5

office: (250) 740-6220
fax: (250 740-6463

Kris Magnusson, Ph.D.
Dean, Faculty of Education
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, B.C. V5A 1S6
Tel: 778-782-3148
Fax: 778-782-4203

Ralf St. Clair, Ph.D.
Dean, Faculty of Education
University of Victoria
PO Box 3010 STN CSC
Victoria, B.C. V8W 3N4
Tel: 250-721-7757
Fax: 250-472-5063

Blye Frank, Ph.D.
Dean, Faculty of Education
University of British Columbia
2125 Main Mall
Vancouver, B.C. 
V6T 1Z4
Tel:   604-822-5211
Fax:   604-822-6501


Tracey RyderGlass, Ph.D.
Dean, Faculty of Professional Studies

University of the Fraser Valley
Office: B315
33844 King Road
Abbotsford BC V2S 7M8
Tel: (604) 851-6341
Fax: (604) 859-6653


Vandy Britton
Chair, Education program


Yukon College

Yukon College holds Associate Membership in ABCDE

Andrew Richardson, Ph.D.
Dean of Applied Arts

Yukon College
500 College Drive, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5K4



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