09-Sept-2020

In this newsletter:

  • We’re Back!
  • What Did I Miss?
  • In the News
  • Orange Shirt Day is September 30
  • Faculty of Education Council Meetings 2020-2021
  • #ScholarStrikeCanada

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WE’RE BACK!

On 03-Aug-2020, the University of Prince Edward Island entered it’s final stage in expanding its return to work, teaching, learning and research on campus. While the operational plans are continually evolving based on direction of the University under the guidance of the Chief Public Health Officer. We are happy to welcome so many more people back to campus (in a socially distanced and face masked way)!

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WHAT DID I MISS?

We haven’t updated the blog in a while, so here is a quick synopsis of some highlights since we last brought you Faculty of Education news:

  • Hellos & Goodbyes: This past summer we were sad to see two long-time faces from the fourth floor move on to other adventures. Dr. Sandy McAuley retired from teaching and Sylvain Gagné returned to the French School Board. While we are excited for them to begin new chapters, we really miss them both.

    The Faculty also welcomed some new faces this year! We have recently been joined by Elizabeth Blake, Dr. Rachelle Gauthier, and Dr. Gabriela Sanchez! All three instructors have offices on the 4th floor of Memorial, and we are really happy to have them on board!
  • A book co-written by Dr. Sean Wiebe, Dr. Pauline Sameshima and Dr. Patricia Maarhuis, titled Parallaxic Praxis: Multimodal Interdisciplinary Pedagogical Research Design, has been awarded a 2020 Society of Professors of Education Outstanding Book Award!
  • July 15th marked five years that Ashley Clark has worked with our Faculty as Academic Coach.
  • Yolanda Hood, the liaison/subject librarian for Education has returned to UPEI and is looking forward to working with our Faculty again.

Did we miss any of your updates over the summer? Let us know so we can share in our next blog post!

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IN THE NEWS

CBC recently interviewed Dr. Omeasoo Wāhpāsiw regarding the toppling of Sir John A. MacDonald’s statue in Montreal. You can hear the interview here.

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ORANGE SHIRT DAY IS SEPTEMBER 30

On 30-Sept-2020, the Faculty of Education is encouraging all students, staff, and faculty to wear orange as an annual opportunity to discuss aspects of residential schools, and to continue discussions year-round. Thank you for your support in bringing awareness to Orange Shirt Day we hope that many of you will participate in wearing orange! More information on this day can be found online at www.orangeshirtday.org.

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FACULTY OF EDUCATION COUNCIL MEETINGS 2020-2021

The new schedule of Faculty of Education Council meetings gets back underway later this week for the 2020-2021 academic year.

If you haven’t marked your calendars yet, you can find a list of meeting dates on the Dates to Remember page of this website.

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#SCHOLARSTRIKECANADA

The Arts and Sciences Equity and Inclusion committee invites the campus community to recognize and participate in what is being called “Scholar Strike Canada” (https://scholarstrikecanada.ca/)—an initiative being organized for September 9 and 10. As the name suggests, faculty across Canada will be joining thousands of academics in higher education to protest anti-Black, racist, and colonial police brutality and violence in the U.S., Canada and elsewhere. (There’s a large Scholar Strike action being organized in the U.S. also). For these two days, faculty are invited to use teaching and administrative time as much as they are able to raise awareness of how systemic racism impacts the daily lives of Black, Indigenous, and people of colour in Canada—including in academia. Colleagues at other universities have organized a series of digital teach-ins; the program is available on the website, and freely available to everyone. The A&S Equity and Inclusion committee will also be organizing discussions of some of the issues raised by those sessions as part of our ongoing reading group series.

For more information, contact the committee co-chairs: Ann Braithwaite, abraithwaite@upei.ca and Chris Power, cdspower@upei.ca

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29-Jan-2020

In this newsletter:

  • Jan. 29 is Bell Let’s Talk Day
  • In the News
  • Hurrahs!!!

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JAN. 29 IS BELL LET’S TALK DAY

Bell Let’s Talk Day happens annually to reduce the stigma around mental health issues.  This January 29th, UPEI was happy to join that conversation.

Faculty, students and staff could drop by an information booth, post words of encouragement, and partake in Soup for the Soul.  Proceeds from the UPEI Women’s Hockey game in the evening will also go toward the Canadian Mental Health Association PEI Division in honour of Bell Let’s Talk.

On Bell Let’s Talk Day, for every text, mobile, and long-distance call made on the Bell network; tweet using #BellLetsTalk, social media video view; or use of the Facebook frame or Snapchat filter, Bell will contribute 5 cents more to Canadian mental health programs. Join in as we work together to improve the lives of Canadians living with mental health issues and help create positive change.

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Just Keep Swimming!  #BellLetsTalk

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IN THE NEWS!

This week, Dr. Ron MacDonald, Dean of Education, was interviewed by CBC regarding the a literacy and numeracy survey being conducted across the province.

You can hear the interview with Matt Rainnie here (Click “Developing a PEI Literacy Strategy”), or you can read about UPEI’s call for a strategy here.

If you would like to share your views on views on literacy and numeracy in Prince Edward Island, please visit the survey currently being conducted.  It will take about 10 minutes, and you can find it here:  https://www.upei.ca/literacy

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HURRAHS!!!

GoldstarCongratulations to Dr. Alaina Roach O’Keefe, who was recently awarded a “Graduate Excellence in Teaching Award” from the University of Western Ontario for her teaching of “Understanding the Early Childhood Educator” online in the summer of 2019.

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29-Oct-2019

In this newsletter:

  • Faculty of Education Research Series
  • Potato Science
  • Winter Book Orders
  • Student Awards
  • Call for Nominations – Hessian Merit Award for Teaching Excellence by a Sessional Instructor

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FACULTY OF EDUCATION RESEARCH SERIES

Mark your calendars for November presentations in the Faculty of Education Research Series!
On Thursday, 07-Nov-2019, Dr. Kathy Snow will present on her research,  Illiniavugut nunami (Learning from the land): an investigation of the role formal land based learning programs has on student learning.  This presentation will be from noon to 1:00 pm.
On Wednesday, 27-Nov-2019, Dr. Sean Wiebe will facilitate a discussion on Education, Socialization, Learning Outcomes and Creativity on Wednesday, from noon to 1:00 pm.
Locations to be announced.

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POTATO SCIENCE

You may recall that just over one year ago, our Dean was the winner of the First Annual (and possibly only) Potato Roll in support of the UPEI Food Bank.  Who better than our Dean to turn the prize winning spud into a science experiment of sorts…

While you may sometimes feel like time stands still in the offices of Memorial Hall, for your viewing pleasure we bring you spud-tacular scientific evidence that time in fact marches on…

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WINTER BOOK ORDERS

The UPEI bookstore is requesting textbook orders for the Winter 2020 session before
04-Nov-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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STUDENT AWARDS

On Monday, 21-Oct-2019, the Faculty held a reception to honour B.Ed fall and entrance award winners.  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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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – HESSIAN MERIT AWARD FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE BY A SESSIONAL INSTRUCTOR

The University of Prince Edward Island’s Hessian Merit Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Sessional Instructor honors sessional instructors who are recognized as possessing outstanding performance in teaching. These awards publicly acknowledge individuals whose work has contributed to instructional excellence at UPEI.

Nominees for the award should:

  • exhibit a comprehensive knowledge of the subject
  • be habitually well prepared for teaching sessions
  • have energy and enthusiasm for the subject and the capacity to arouse students’ interest in it
  • encourage student participation in the teaching and learning process
  • set a high standard and motivate students to attain that standard
  • communicate effectively at levels appropriate to students’ capacity
  • emphasize understanding of the subject over mere memorization (as appropriate) in evaluating student performance
  • be accessible to students outside the classroom
  • demonstrate excellence in teaching

The UPEIFA’s Hessian Merit Award for Excellence in Teaching Committee is currently calling for nominations for these awards.  Students are welcome to nominate for this award and the process involves a simple form and letters of support.

Information about the award and nomination forms are available on the FA website  and from the Faculty Association Office (Duffy Science Centre, Room #415).

The deadline for nominations is noon, Friday, 08-Nov-2019

 

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11-Oct-2019

In this newsletter:

  • Call for Internal Research Grants (IRG) and SSHRC Explore Research Grants (SERG)
  • Veterans’ Week Resources for Teachers
  • CAUCE Call for Research Projects
  • Colonialism and the Stolen Generation in Australia
  • Time to Write Fall Retreat
  • “Never Too Old” at City Cinema
  • UPEI Multicultural Choir and Song Circle

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CALL FOR INTERNAL RESEARCH GRANTS (IRG) AND SSHRC EXPLORE RESEARCH GRANTS (SERG)

The IRG and SERG competitions provide research grants of up to $5000 to support stand-alone projects through the funding of fully developed research proposals.

Note: As of 2019, the Internal Research Grants program for social sciences and humanities applicants has been rebranded as the “SSHRC Explore Research Grants” program, due to requirements imposed by the SSHRC Institutional Grants program.  Guidelines for the SSHRC Explore Research Grants program are identical to the Internal Research Grants program.  Therefore, applicants cannot apply for both an IRG and the SERG in the same competition year.

Eligible Applicants: Tenured, Tenure Track, Term and Sessional UPEI Faculty in Arts, Business, Education, Nursing, Science, or Sustainable Design Engineering, and Librarians, who are employed by UPEI at the time of application and for the duration of the award.  A professor emeritus or adjunct professor may apply as co-applicant with an eligible tenure/tenure-track UPEI faculty member.  Please consult the program guidelines for other eligibility considerations.

Program guidelines and application forms can be found here.  The competition deadline is 02-Dec-2019.

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VETERANS’ WEEK RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS

Veterans Affairs Canada is offering free Veterans’ Week learning resources for teachers. Details can be found on their website.  It is recommended that orders be placed before 25-Oct-2019 for delivery by Remembrance Day.

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CAUCE CALL FOR RESEARCH PROJECTS

The Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE) has an open call for small scale research projects related to continuing education.  Please see their website for details.

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COLONIALISM AND THE STOLEN GENERATION IN AUSTRALIA

On Tuesday, 15-Oct-2019, UPEI Writer in Residence, Dr. Terry Whitebeach, will present “Colonialism and the Stolen Generation in Australia.”  Dr. Whitebeach’s presentation takes place from 1pm to 2pm in MacMillan Hall (W.A. Murphy Student Centre).  Please see the attached poster.

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TIME TO WRITE FALL RETREAT

If you have difficulty carving out uninterrupted time for writing, if you struggle with motivating yourself to write, or if you would simply like the supportive collaboration of a writing retreat, registration is now open for the November 8-12 offering of Time to Write, UPEI’s faculty writing retreat.

The fall 2019 retreat takes place at The Marshlands Inn in Sackville, New Brunswick. The cost to each participant is $200, and includes four night’s accommodation, meals and snacks during the retreat.

Space is limited. For more information, contact Dave Atkinson, Research Communications Officer.

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“NEVER TOO OLD” AT CITY CINEMA

The film, “Never Too Old,” the story of Olive Bryanton’s PhD journey in Education, will be shown at City Cinema on Saturday 26-Oct-2019 at noon, as part of the Charlottetown Film Festival 2019.

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UPEI MULTICULTURAL CHOIR AND SONG CIRCLE

The UPEI Multicultural Choir and Song Circle invites faculty, staff and students to join them in sharing world music and songs from different countries and cultures.  Please see the attached poster for details.

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04-Oct-2019

In this newsletter:

  • Call for Papers
  • Webinar: The Emerging Concern for Indigenous Language in Public Education in Canada
  • Postcard: Colleague Check Ins
  • Hurrahs!!!

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CALL FOR PAPERS

The McGill Journal of  Education invites articles or creative submissions for a special issue to be edited by Sean Wiebe, Mindy Carter and Patrick Howard.  The subject of the issue is “Creative Pedagogues: Reconceptualizing Teachers’ Roles in a Changing World.”  For more details, please visit this link.

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WEBINAR: THE EMERGING CONCERN FOR INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE EDUCATION IN PUBLIC EDUCATION IN CANADA

UArctic thematic Network Teacher Education and UNITWIN/UNESCO network on Teacher Education are organizing a webinar as part of UN International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019.  On Tuesday, 08-Oct-2019, Frank Deer from University of Manitoba, Canada will speak about Indigenous language education in public education in Canada.

Please visit this link for more information.

The webinar is open for all to participate (and free of charge).

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POSTCARD:  COLLEAGUE CHECK INS

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Erin-Sandy present

On 03-Oct-2019, Erin Morozoff and Sandy McAuley presented on the successes of CELN at Inuit Studies in Montreal, as part of a panel on student success and persistence in Inuit Nunangat.

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HURRAHS!!!

GoldstarCongratulations to Dr. Kathy Snow on being awarded a highly sought after Fulbright Canada award!  Dr. Snow will be the Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chair in Arctic Studies for 2019-2020 at University of Washington.  Congratulations, Kathy!

 

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25-Sept-2019

In this newsletter:

  • First of Winter Sessional Ads are Posted
  • Orange Shirt Day is September 30
  • In the News
  • Next Faculty Council Meeting

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FIRST OF WINTER SESSIONAL ADS ARE POSTED

The first of our Winter 2020 sessional instructor ads have been posted to the HR website.  We are looking for a number of instructors for next semester. You can find that listing here.

Please check the sessional instructor listings on the HR website for additional courses which should also be posted soon.

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ORANGE SHIRT DAY IS SEPTEMBER 30

every-child-mattersEveryone is encouraged to wear orange on Orange Shirt Day (Monday, September 30th) in honour of Residential School Survivors and to remember those who didn’t make it home.

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IN THE NEWS

CBC News recently did a story on MEd student, Hadil Haddad.  Hadil’s MEd journey is facilitated in part by a Faculty of Education Empowering Teacher Educator Award.  You can read the article here.  You can also listen to a CBC Radio interview with Hadil here.

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NEXT FACULTY COUNCIL MEETING

The next Faculty of Education Council meeting will take place Friday, 04-Oct-2019, from 1pm to 3pm in HSB 106.

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18-Sept-2019

In this newsletter:

  • MacLauchlan Writing Awards
  • Orange Shirt Day
  • Research Presentation
  • APA Style Guideline Updates!
  • Hurrahs!!!

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MACLAUCHLAN WRITING AWARDS

The MacLauchlan Prizes for Effective Writing honour Wade MacLauchlan’s service as the president of UPEI and provide a valuable way to recognize the importance of effective writing as a foundational skill for academic success and lifelong learning.

The MacLauchlan Prizes for Effective Writing are the largest such student-oriented program in Canada, distributing up to 60 awards annually for outstanding written work in the previous academic year (September 1 to August 31).  The deadline for application is 07-Oct-2019.  Details on each award are available in the accompanying links below.

If you are aware of outstanding written work created by one of your students, please encourage them to apply for one of these awards.

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ORANGE SHIRT DAY

Orange Shirt Day occurs annually at the end of each September, the time of year when Indigenous children were taken away from their homes and put into residential schools. This year, Orange Shirt Day falls on Monday, 30-Sept-2019.  More information on this day can be found online at www.orangeshirtday.org.

On 30-Sept-2019, the Faculty of Education is encouraging all students, staff, and faculty to wear orange as an annual opportunity to discuss aspects of residential schools, and to continue discussions year-round. Thank you for your support in bringing awareness to Orange Shirt Day we hope that many of you will participate in wearing orange!

If you do not have an orange shirt for orange shirt day, please let Karen-Anne know so we can arrange for you to have one.

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RESEARCH PRESENTATION

This Thursday, September 19th, Dr. Linuyan Guo and Dr. Charlene VanLeeuwen present their research on the impact and implications of community-based learning for International Graduate Students.
Join us at the new time and location as follows:
Thursday, September 19, 2019
12:30pm to 1:30pm
in AVC 287N
Everyone is welcome!

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APA STYLE GUIDELINE UPDATES

Next month APA is releasing their new 7th edition with significant changes to their style rules, including changes to reference lists.  Purdue OWL and RefWorks are expected to be able to support the 7th edition at the time it is released, but this is pending. The attached introduction outlines what will be changing.

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HURRAHS!!!

GoldstarCongratulations to Ron MacDonald, who together with Karen Goodnough and Thomas Falkenberg had a chapter, “Examining the Nature of Teacher Education using the Principle of Contradictions: A Cultural Historical Activity Theory Perspective,” published in Social Theory for Teacher Education Research.  Congratulations, Ron!

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29-Aug-2019

In this newsletter:

  • Presentation by Theresa Kubasak and Gabe Huck

  • You can stream “Never Too Old”!
  • Charlie Sark joins the Faculty!
  • A Family Friendly Fall Faculty Celebration

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PRESENTATION BY THERESA KUBASAK AND GABE HUCK

On Monday, September 9th, co-authors of the book Never Can I Write of Damascus will be on campus to discuss their experience with the Iraqi and Syrian Student Project.  In their presentation, “Iraqi and Syrian Student Project: A Response to Sanctions, War and Displacement,” Theresa Kubasak and Gabe Huck will discuss their global experience through the lens of comparative education, education’s relationship to cultural, economic and social issues, and their reflections on teaching contemporary social and global issues.
The presentation takes place Monday, September 9th, from 3:00pm to 4:30pm in Irving Chemistry Centre room 104.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
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YOU CAN STREAM “NEVER TOO OLD”!

If you were not able to catch the CBC documentary about UPEI Faculty of Education PhD graduate Olive Bryanton when it aired last week, you can learn more about our inspiring graduate and watch the episode here.

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CHARLIE SARK JOINS THE FACULTY!

We are very happy to announce that Charlie Sark has joined the Faculty of Education and the School of Climate Change and Adaptation, for an eleven-month term position.  Charlie started this new position this week, and his office will be located in Memorial Hall 408.  Please drop by and welcome Charlie to our Faculty!

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Photo by Mabel Amber on Pexels.com

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A FAMILY FRIENDLY FALL FACULTY CELEBRATION

 Please join us on September 6th at 4:30pm!
Everyone is invited to meet at Piatto Pizzeria in Charlottetown (45 Queen St.)! This is our fall Faculty of Education get together, which will include a warm welcome to our two new faculty members, Dr. Kathy Snow and Charlie Sark.
Everyone is welcome to join us for fun, food, and drinks! Please RSVP to Karen-Anne by 03-Sept-2019.
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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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