10-Sept-2013

In this newsletter:

  • Reminder: Happy New Year Pot Luck
  • 4th Floor Lounge
  • Cake for Donna
  • Faculty Council Meeting – 13-Sept-2013
  • Name Change
  • GoResearch – Research opportunities platform
  • Call for Proposals 
  • Positions

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REMINDER:  HAPPY NEW YEAR POT LUCK

Just a reminder that the Happy New Year potluck is at 108 Lowe Lane in Blooming Point on Friday, September 13, 2013, at 7 PM (Miles has Senate that day). Please bring something yummy to share. BYOB.  Please RSVP using the Doodle poll at: http://doodle.com/wgf6ar9fusx57gue

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4TH FLOOR LOUNGE

Faculty and staff are invited to take advantage of the lounge on the 4th floor and make it more comfortable by contributing magazines, etc.  We hope you will make use of the space this year to relax and interact with our great team.

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CAKE FOR DONNA

Faculty and staff are invited to the staff & faculty lounge (MH409) on Friday, 13-Sept-2013, at 12:30pm for cake to thank Donna Locke, our student this past summer, for all her help digitizing records and lending a hand during a busy time.  A thank you card is available at the front desk of the administration office, and we hope you can find a moment to drop by and sign it.

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FACULTY COUNCIL MEETING – 13-SEPT-2013

The next Faculty Council meeting will be held at 1:00pm on 13-Sept-2013 in MH409.  And Agenda and minutes of the last meeting have been posted to the VRE.

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NAME CHANGE

Linda Garrie & GrandboysHello everyone,

As many of you know, on August 3, I married my best friend and partner of six years, Garrie Young. Many family and friends were in attendance, including all of my children and my two grandkids. I’ve attached a picture of my three favourite guys!

Just wanted to thank everyone for their best wishes and to let you know that I’m now officially Linda Gillan Young. As of tomorrow my email address is”‘lgillanyoung@upei.ca“. BTW for those of you who may wonder, ‘Gillan’ is my maiden name – and yes, I’m 100% Irish. Garrie says the only thing missing is the red hair!

Linda

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GORESEARCH – RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES PLATFORM

An undergraduate student at Simon Fraser University in BC, Japreet Lehal,  has created a free online research-opportunities platform called GoResearch.ca. This a social entrepreneurship venture. Research professors from across Canada are already using this free one-stop centralized platform for posting research opportunities. Similarly, students can also view these opportunities for free.  Students at each university can simply enter their university’s name or location on the top search bar, and find positions that interest them at their respective universities. GoResearch.ca has been featured on CBC Radio, Science.ca, TRIUMF, UniversityAffairs, and other media.

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS 

THE ACORN PRESS:  THE GARDEN FURTHER TRANSFORMED

Published in 1982, The Garden Transformed: Prince Edward Island 1945-1980 was a series of essays which considered the possibility that the “Island way of life” was mythological and/or passé. The eleven contributors – Islanders, Come-From-Aways, and Outsiders, but all with an Island connection – discussed the themes of history, politics, CFAs, land use, agriculture, tourism, development, education, language, and transition, but recognized that several issues remained untouched. In a 1982 review of the book by John Eldon Green, he pointed out many of the missing pieces, some of which were anecdotes known only to a few, but suggested that the gaps could be filled in 2001 when the Garden was revisited.

It has taken slightly longer to get a group of eager people around a coffee table at Casa Mia on a Saturday morning to start the process, but less than two hours to come up with a theme for the 2014/15 version of Garden and a list of people who might be interested in contributing.

What do we hope to achieve? We would like to see The Garden Further Transformed (working title) discuss, lament, envision, debate, or otherwise examine the evolving sense of community in the context of four pillars of sustainability – social (including education and health), environment, economy, and culture – from 1980 to the present, and include a vision of/for the future. Thematic areas for the collection include, in addition to the four pillars: immigration, politics, fisheries, tourism, other economic sectors, labour, life-style and social change, social welfare, technology and media.

Has the “Island way of life” been erased or does there still exist, perhaps in a different format, a distinctive way of life that reflects the changing demographics, technologies, economic realities, social values, and other transformative forces? How? What does the future hold for the Garden province or is that metaphor, too, part of the mythical past?

There are many more questions. Initially, please e-mail a 300-500 word abstract/proposal and a 2-3 sentence bio, as well as contact information to gtr@bellaliant.net no later than 1 February 2014. The abstract and bio should be sent as a single e-mail attachment.

As well, if you know someone else whose work falls within these parameters, and who would make an excellent contribution, please pass along her/his name and contact information to us.

The editorial team will review the abstracts, and determine which proposals best fit within the framework and focus of this project and book.

Editorial Team
Terrilee Bulger (Publisher, The Acorn Press), Laurie Brinklow, Don Desserud, Deirdre Kessler, Richard Lemm, Lee Ellen Pottie, Verner Smitheram

2ND INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE ON EDUCATING FOR SUSTAINABLE WELL-BEING: “WELL-BEING FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH”

The conference will be held on Saturday, 16th November 2013, at the University of Manitoba, aims to bring together academics, professionals, practitioners, policy makers, parents, and others from a range of disciplines and with scholarly or practical expertise or interest in the well-being of children and youth.  They are accepting proposals for presentations on the focus of the conference.  Details can be found on their website.  The deadline for submissions is 30-Sept-2013

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POSITIONS

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR – ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING, DEPT. OF LEADERSHIP, HIGHER AND ADULT EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

The Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, University of Toronto invites applications from outstanding scholars for a tenure-stream appointment in Organizational Learning in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor and commence on July 1, 2014. The position resides in the Adult Education and Community Development program which is internationally recognized.  The closing date is 15-Oct-2013.  The position will remain open until filled.  Please click here for more details.

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