UBCO, UBC, SFU receive funds to support French teacher training


The University of British Columbia, UBC Okanagan, and Simon Fraser University will receive funding from the Government of Canada and Government of British Columbia to support French teacher training. The funding is part of a broader investment in training, recruiting, and retaining French teachers in the province. SFU will receive $513K to increase access to its network of professional development experts, implement a new graduate program, and coordinate a provincial network of school administrators with a focus on French-language teacher retention. UBCO will use over $528K to build the long-term presence of French teachers in BC’s interior and provide practising French teachers with professional development opportunities. UBC’s Vancouver campus will receive over $214K to increase enrolment in its French specialization options and redirect teachers with sufficient knowledge of French to a Core French Certificate.