13-Aug-2019

In this newsletter:

  • “Never Too Old”
  • Faculty Council Meeting Schedule Updated on Blog

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“NEVER TOO OLD”

On August 22nd at 9pm, CBC will air “Never Too Old,” a documentary about UPEI Faculty of Education PhD graduate Olive Bryanton during their program POV.

The documentary shows Olive pushing hard to finish her research and defend her doctoral thesis. In addition to following Olive’s journey, the film also features the women who opened up to her, documenting some of their most intimate moments and sharing the stories behind them.

You can find the trailer for the documentary here.  Please tune in to watch this film on our inspiring graduate!

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FACULTY COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE UPDATED ON BLOG

The blog listings for the 2019-2020 Faculty Council meetings has been updated for the upcoming 2019-2020 year.  You can find the FEC Meeting page here.

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04-June-2019

In this newsletter:

  • Wapikoni Teaching Guide: An introduction to the diversity of Indigenous cultures in Canada
  • Fall Textbook Orders
  • Dr. Kathy Snow joining Faculty of Education
  • Hurrahs!

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WAPIKONI TEACHING GUIDE: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE DIVERSITY OF INDIGENOUS CULTURES IN CANADA

The Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO) and Wapikoni Mobile are pleased to present the new Wapikoni Teaching Guide: An introduction the diversity of Indigenous cultures in Canada.  This teaching guide was developed mainly for high school teachers and students to introduce the diversity of Indigenous nations in Canada.  It contains turnkey material that can be adapted to the grade level and subject matter being taught.

This guide was developed in collaboration with experts, members and Indigenous partners of CCUNESCO and Wapikoni, and with teachers of the UNESCO Associated Schools Network.

The guide can be downloaded here.

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FALL TEXTBOOK ORDERS

The UPEI bookstore is requesting textbook orders for Fall 2019 classes before
14-June-2019. 
Book orders for the semester can be submitted by email or through the on-line order form.

Please be sure to send the correct ISBN, especially for text packages and/or e-books to ensure ordering of the proper text books.

If there is no text book required for a course, please notify the Bookstore so that this can be noted on the student text list. Also, please indicate if your course is cross listed.

Please include the ISBN for any access codes/e-books that your course offers in your order. Please indicate if the access code is a requirement for the students to pass the course, or if it would be recommended for studying.

The Bookstore would like to give students more options for course materials (Binder editions, E-texts, Softcover, Used Books etc)

If you require students to have other course materials such as specific calculators, dissection kits, clickers, graph paper, notebooks etc. you can email the bookstore to ensure they have sufficient quantities in the store. Many students take advantage of the different forms of payment offered (such as charging to their student account), so being able to offer the supplies as well as the text provides them with the convenience of purchasing everything together.

The Faculty encourages all instructors to utilize the service of the bookstore as much as possible.

Your cooperation is much appreciated.

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DR. KATHY SNOW JOINING FACULTY OF EDUCATION

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Kathy Snow will be joining the Faculty as an Associate Professor in International Education and Leadership, starting 01-July-2019.  Dr. Snow’s office will be located in Memorial Hall 407.  We will have the opportunity to welcome her to the team in person over the coming weeks.

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HURRAHS!

Congratulations to Dr. Ron MacDonald, Clayton Coe, and David Ramsay, who co-wrote a chapter in Science Education in Canada!  The book is expected to be released in July 2019.

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26-Mar-2019

In this newsletter:

  • Office Closing March 28 & 29 for Faculty Retreat
  • Deadline Approaching – Presidential Recognition Awards Nominations
  • In the News – March 2019
  • Discount code on Book
  • Hurrahs!!

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OFFICE CLOSING MARCH 28 & 29 FOR FACULTY RETREAT

Members of the Faculty of Education will be participating in an working retreat on Thursday, March 28 and Friday, March 29. Faculty offices, including the administrative office, will be closed on those dates so staff and instructors can attend.

This year’s retreat will take place in Confederation Centre of the Arts boardroom.  This room is best accessed from the Richmond Street entrance of the Centre.

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DEADLINE APPROACHING – PRESIDENTIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS NOMINATION

Nominations for the Presidential Recognition Awards of Merit for faculty and staff will close on Friday, 29-Mar-2019.  These awards have been created to acknowledge the efforts and achievements of faculty, librarians, clinical veterinary professionals, clinical nursing instructors, and staff of the University.

Up to 10 Presidential Awards of Merit will be awarded in 2019. These awards will be presented during a Celebration of Colleagues to be held on Tuesday, 30-Apr-2019 from 10:30am-12:00pm in McMillan Hall, W.A. Murphy Student Centre.

Susan Connolly, Associate Vice-President, Human Resources & Legal, will lead the process and chair the committee to select award recipients.

For further details on the awards and the nomination process, please visit: http://www.upei.ca/president/presidential-recognition-awards-merit 

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IN THE NEWS – MARCH 2019

Dr. Tim Goddard was quoted in a Journal-Pioneer article, “China spat concerns UPEI students” on 01-Mar-2019

 

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DISCOUNT CODE ON BOOK

A 20% discount has been made available with the attached flyer, on the book Youth in the Digital Age – Paradox, Promise, Predicament, edited by Dr. Kate Tilleczek and Valerie Campbell.

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HURRAHS!!

Congratulations to Drs. Jane P. Preston, Mary M. MacPhee, and Alaina Roach O’Keefe for their latest peer-reviewed journal article entitled, “Kindergarten teachers’ notions of parent involvement and perceived challenges,” published in the McGill Journal of Education, 53(3), 546–566. Click here to access the article.

 

 

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26-Feb-2019

In this newsletter:

  • Summer Textbook Orders
  • Be Cyber Safe!
  • Call for Nominations:  Merit Award for Scholarly Achievement
  • New Year Thanks
  • Not All Superheros Wear Capes
  • Hurrahs!!!

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SUMMER TEXTBOOK ORDERS

The UPEI bookstore is requesting textbook orders for Summer 2019 classes before
22-Mar-2019. 
Book orders for the semester can be submitted by email or through the on-line order form.

Please be sure to send the correct ISBN, especially for text packages and/or e-books to ensure ordering of the proper text books.

If there is no text book required for a course, please notify the Bookstore so that this can be noted on the student text list. Also, please indicate if your course is cross listed.

Please include the ISBN for any access codes/e-books that your course offers in your order. Please indicate if the access code is a requirement for the students to pass the course, or if it would be recommended for studying.

The Bookstore would like to give students more options for course materials (Binder editions, E-texts, Softcover, Used Books etc)

If you require students to have other course materials such as specific calculators, dissection kits, clickers, graph paper, notebooks etc. you can email the bookstore to ensure they have sufficient quantities in the store. Many students take advantage of the different forms of payment offered (such as charging to their student account), so being able to offer the supplies as well as the text provides them with the convenience of purchasing everything together.

The Faculty encourages all instructors to utilize the service of the bookstore as much as possible.

Your cooperation is much appreciated.

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BE CYBER SAFE!

Just a reminder that UPEI will never ask you to provide your password, send money, ask for credit card information by phone, text or email, request that you purchase emergency gift cards, or provide your banking information.  If you receive any request of this nature, please ensure you contact the ITSS Help Desk at helpdesk@upei.ca

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:  MERIT AWARD FOR SCHOLARLY ACHIEVEMENT

The UPEI Faculty Association Merit Award for Scholarly Achievement recognizes full-time faculty with significant achievements in the areas of discovery, integration, interpretation and/or application of knowledge.  The UPEIFA’s Merit Award for Scholarly Achievement Subcommittee is currently calling for nominations for this award for 2018-2019.

The deadline for nominations and all supporting documentation, is Friday, 22-Mar-2019.

Nominations should be sent electronicallly to:  Chair, UPEI Faculty Association Merit Award for Scholarly Achievement c/o Faculty Association Office upeifa@upeifa.org

Information about the award can be found on the UPEI Faculty Association website.

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NEW YEAR THANKS

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate Cinese New Year at our student celebration held 05-Feb-2019.

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NOT ALL SUPERHEROS WEAR CAPES

The Faculty of Education, if it were to award medals of honour, would truly need to extend one to Dr. Anne Marie Fitzgerald, who braved life and lung to clean the staff fridge.  There were fossils in there that had expiry dates in 2015. Thank you, Anne Marie.

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HURRAHS!!!

Congratulations to Dr. Jane Preston (adjunct professor), Dr. Tim Claypool, William Rowluck, and Brenda Green for their latest peer-reviewed journal article entitled, “Principal leadership for Indigenous student success in Canada: Student, parent and community relationships,” published in International Studies in Educational Administration, 46(3), 3–23.

Congratulations also to Dr. Alaina Roach O’Keefe (sessional instructor), Sonya Hooper, and Brittany Jakubiec (PhD student and sessional instructor) on the publication of their article “Exploring early childhood educators’ notions about professionalism in Prince Edward Island” which was published in the Journal of Childhood Studies.

Congratulations to Dr. Kate Tilleczek (adjunct professor), and Valerie Campbell (PhD student), who co-edited a book which has recently been published by CRC Press.  You can find information on the book, Youth in the Digital Age: Paradox, Promise, Predicament in this link.

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05-Feb-2019

In this newsletter:

  • Deadline for Purchasing BEd Banquet Tickets Approaching!
  • New Issue of McGill Journal of Education
  • Presidential Recognition Awards — Call for Nominations!
  • Workshop on How to Video Conference with Your Students
  • Call for Nominations — Hessian Merit Awards
  • We’re Outta Here!
  • Hurrahs!!!

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DEADLINE FOR PURCHASING BEd BANQUET TICKETS APPROACHING!

The Education Society invites everyone to the 2019 Education End of Year Banquet!

This year’s event takes place Thursday, 09-May-2019, at 6:00pm at the Rodd Charlottetown (75 Kent Street, Charlottetown).  The evening will consist of a buffet meal with your choice of beef or chicken along with salads, breads, vegetables, dessert, tea & coffee. If you have any dietary restrictions please let them know when you purchase your ticket so accommodations can be made. There will also be a cash bar available.

Tickets are $40 and can be purchased through etransfer to the Education Society at upeiedsociety@gmail.com or by contacting cohort representatives.  The deadline to purchase tickets (nonrefundable) is Friday, 08-Feb-2019.

The evening will consist of a buffet meal with your choice of beef or chicken along with salads, breads, vegetables, dessert, tea & coffee. If you have any dietary restrictions please let us know when you purchase your ticket so we can make accommodations. There will also be a cash bar available.

 

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NEW ISSUE OF MCGILL JOURNAL OF EDUCATION

The McGill Journal of Education has recently released a special issue on Indigenous Education.   Please review their website to review articles and items of interest.

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PRESIDENTIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS — CALL FOR NOMINATIONS! 

The Presidential Recognition Awards of Merit have been created to acknowledge the efforts and achievements of faculty, librarians, clinical veterinary professionals, clinical nursing instructors, and staff of the University.

Up to 10 Presidential Awards of Merit will be awarded in 2019. These awards will be presented during a Celebration of Colleagues to be held on Tuesday, 30-Apr-2019 from 10:30am-12:00pm in McMillan Hall, W.A. Murphy Student Centre.

Susan Connolly, Associate Vice-President, Human Resources & Legal, will lead the process and chair the committee to select award recipients.

Nominations for both faculty and staff awards close on Friday, 29-Mar-2019. 

For further details on the awards and the nomination process, please visit: http://www.upei.ca/president/presidential-recognition-awards-merit 

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WORKSHOP ON HOW TO VIDEO CONFERENCE WITH YOUR STUDENTS

BlackBoard Collaborate is web conferencing software that allows instructors to do many things to engage with their students. Use BlackBoard Collaborate to record your teaching for days when your face-to-face class has been cancelled. Share your PowerPoint or use the interactive whiteboard, BlackBoard Collaborate allows you to set up a complete virtual classroom. It’s simple, easy and reliable. Offered by the E-Learning Office, you can take this workshop on  12-Mar-2019  from 10:30 to 11:30 am in Room 265, Robertson Library.  Click here to register.

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS — HESSIAN MERIT AWARDS

The UPEIFA’s Hessian Merit Award for Excellence in Teaching Committee is currently calling for nominations for these awards:

Hessian Merit Award for Excellence in Teaching by Sessional & Full Time Faculty 2019

Deadline for electronic Nominations submission: Noon Friday, 15-Feb-2019

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WE’RE OUTTA HERE!

  • 30 minutes
  • 7 locks
  • 1 precious manuscript

On 30-Jan-2019, our administration team joined forces with colleagues from around campus to participate in a Robertson Library Escape Room called Museum Marauders. We’re not sure we’d be posting the picture if the result were different, but with 5 seconds to spare, the team successfully saved the manuscript from destruction.

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HURRAHS!!!

Congratulations to Dr. Sean Wiebe on a new book co-authored with Dr. Pauline Sameshima and Dr. Patricia Maarhuis.  The new book, Parallaxic Praxis: Multimodal Interdisciplinary Pedagogical Research Design, is published by Vernon Press.

Congratulations also to Dr. Wiebe on being awarded a MacLauchlan Award for Wrinting for Faculty/Staff at the award ceremony held 25-Jan-2019.  Congratulations, Sean!

Congratulations to PhD Student, Tim McRoberts, who defended his disseration titled “Applying an Experiential Learning Cycle to Inform a Deeper Understanding of Teaching and Learning in a Changing Canadian Community College” on 25-Jan-2019.

 

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20-Dec-2018

In this newsletter:

  • Welcome to the Faculty!
  • Goddard Family Thanks
  • In the News
  • 2018 Christmas Holiday Schedule
  • Graduate Awards and Scholarships
  • Hurrahs!
  • Happy Holidays!

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WELCOME TO THE FACULTY!

kids-holding-welcome-signThe Faculty of Education extends a warm welcome to Dr. Jason Shulha, who will be teaching with us in January.  Jason’s office will be located in Memorial Hall 407.

As well, Joy Villacampa will be helping out with the review of admissions files.

We are very pleased to have both Jason and Joy with us.  Please welcome our Jason and Joy in the new year!

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GODDARD FAMILY THANKS

(Apologies for the late posting.  The tenth annual fundraising dinner was held November 17th – Karen-Anne)

The Goddard family would like to thank all members of the Faculty of Education for their presence and support at the fundraising dinner for the Nichola Goddard Foundation.

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IN THE NEWS

In late November, Dean Ron MacDonald chatted with CBC to provide an update on our one-year Bachelor of Education program.  That article can be found on the CBC website here.

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CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Please be advised that the Faculty of Education will be closed for the holidays from December 22 to January 1.  We will reopen on January 2nd.

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GRADUATE AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

On Friday, 07-Dec-2018, the Faculty held a reception to honour graduate student winners of the Excellence in Academic Writing Award, as well as Faculty of Education Scholarships.  Winners were as follows:

Excellence in Academic Writing Award:
Xi Du
MEd Scholarships:
Caixia Huang
Chinwendu Achilefu
Dawne Knockwood
Hadil Haddad
Han Xu
PhD Scholarships:
Barbara Brewster
Beth Robichaud
Shari MacKenzie

If you see any of these students in the halls, or have them in your classes, please congratulate them on their achievement!

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HURRAHS!

GoldstarCongratulations to Sean Wiebe and PhD student Charity Becker, on the publication of an article co-authored with Patrick Howard, Mindy Carter, Peter Gouzouasis, Mitchell McLarnon, Pamela Richardson, Kathryn Riketts & Layal Schuman, which was published in the Journal of Curriculum StudiesYou can read the article, “Creativity and pedagogical innovation: Exploring teachers’ experiences of risk-taking,” here.

GoldstarCongratulations to Frederic Fovet on the publication of his article, “Parallel paths to inclusion,” in Forum magazine.

Congratulations also to Dr. Fovet on his publication of  the article “Exploring the Student Voice within Universal Design for Learning Work,” in The AHEAD JournalThe article can be viewed here.

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

happy holidays 2018

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30-Oct-2018

In this newsletter:

  • Murder Mystery Party – “Cruising for Murder”
  • Tips for Online Learning
  • Fall Scholarship Winners
  • International and Indigenous Dinner and Silent Auction
  • Together 2018 Charlottetown Conference
  • Hurrahs!

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MURDER MYSTERY PARTY –  “CRUISING FOR MURDER”

SAVE THE DATE:  Friday, November 16th @ 5pm in Main Building Faculty Lounge (Building #5 – SDMB 201)

The Faculty of Education invites you to an interactive evening of murder, mystery, and intrigue!

The setting for the evening is aboard a luxury cruise ship! As winter approaches and the days get shorter and colder, what could be better than a “cruise?”

There are two ways to participate in this evening: As a MAIN CHARACTER (20 characters available) or as a REGULAR PASSENGER (unlimited!)

  • If you want to be a MAIN CHARACTER, you will be central to the plot… you may even be the murderer! You will have information that is essential to solving the case!
  • If you want to be a REGULAR PASSENGER, you will still have information to share and objectives to complete, but are definitely innocent of the crime!

Come to the party (in character) and receive an envelope with objectives. Mix and mingle with your fellow ‘passengers’ and talk to the people on your list, trying to discover hidden facts and information…. and, of course, solve the mystery!

Click here for a link to more information about how the party works:

Email Ashley to RSVP and indicate whether you’d like to be a main character or regular passenger. You will receive your ‘character profile,’ which contains a description of you, some information about the evening, as well as costume ideas!

Hope to see you there!

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TIPS FOR ONLINE LEARNING

This Thursday, 01-Nov-2018, Dr. Tess Miller will present a session entitled “Tips for Online Learning.” This presentation will highlight best practices in online learning. Information about best practices was gathered from an international online learning conference held in Toronto in October. Please join us for a discussion on online learning from noon to 1:00pm in Memorial Hall 417.

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FALL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

Fall Scholarship Winners

Alanna Stiles, Dr. Hugh MacDonald scholarship; Mikayla MacNeil, Irene D Wyand Memorial Bursary; Michelle Allen, Dr. Hugh MacDonald scholarship; Bree’s MacLean, Irene D. Wyand Memorial Bursary; Meghan Lupien, Nellie Aitken Award; Andrew Robinson, Delta Kappa Gamma scholarship; and Dr. Ron MacDonald, Dean of Education and donor of Dr. Hugh MacDonald scholarships.

An event to celebrate the fall BEd scholarship and bursary winners was held recently (winners pictured above).  The Faculty wishes to thank everyone involved in putting the event together.  If you happen to have any of these award winning students in your classes or meet them in the hallways, please offer your congratulations.

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INTERNATIONAL & INDIGENOUS DINNER AND SILENT AUCTION

Dinner poster 1The Faculty of Education will hold its Annual International and Indigenous Dinner and Silent Auction at 5 PM on Sunday, 25-Nov-2018.

This event is a fund-raiser  to assist the students with the cost of their travel and accommodation costs for their international and Indigenous practicum placements, as they are personally responsible for covering all of their expenses.

Tickets are $30 each and may be reserved by contacting Kathy Lynn Campbell by email or by phone at 902-620-5155.

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TOGETHER 2018 CHARLOTTETOWN CONFERENCE

The Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) will host the Together 2018 Charlottetown conference on Monday, 05-Nov-2018 from 12:45 – 4:00 pm.  in Memorial Hall 308.

The conference will have live-stream and face-to-face components which provide opportunity to hear about Canada’s efforts and progress on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) from Fraser Reilly-King, Canadian Council for International Cooperation; Julie Gelfand, Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development; and Hon. Minister Duclos. There will also be a keynote from Shiza Shahid, Co-founder Malala Fund.

In addition, three local speakers  [Jane Ledwell (Executive Director, PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women), Jillian Kilfoil (Executive Director, Women’s Network PEI), and Susan Hartley (Global Peace Scholar)] will discuss their work on Sustainable Development Goals with a special emphasis on #5 Gender Equality. A report on the PEI government’s role and success in promoting the SDGs will be discussed.

For more details, please visit their website.  To RSVP, please contact Selvi Roy by 02-Nov-2018.

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HURRAHS!

GoldstarCongratulations to Dr. Frederic Fovet on two recent reviews that have been published.  Dr. Fovet’s book review of Disability in Higher Education. A Social Justice Approach, by Nancy J. Evans, Ellen M. Broido, Kirsten R. Brown and Autumn K. Wilke, was pubished in Disability & Society, and can be found here.   His review of the motion picture 120 BPM was published in the Journal of Homosexuality and can be found here.  Congratulations, Dr. Fovet!

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