In this newsletter:

  • PhD Seminar Series – Dale McIsaac, Phd Candidate
  • Peer Recognition Program
  • MacLauchlan Prizes for Effective Writing
  • FEC Meeting Schedule
  • Call for Papers
  • Positions

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UPEI Faculty of Education invites you to a presentation by Dale McIsaac, Phd Candidate, entitled “Factors Influencing PEI Teachers’ Aspirations to the Principalship” Thursday, Sept. 26 from 8:30-10:00am in the Health Sciences Building, room 105.  All welcome to attend.  It is part of the Faculty of Education PhD Seminar Series.

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Human Resources is ready to roll out UPEI’s new Peer Recognition Program for all employees—a program that will be named by you!

This program is meant to be fun, informal, and a simple way to say ‘thank you’ to your colleagues for just about anything. The nomination form is located on the HR forms web page. Once a month, HR will make a random draw from all of the submissions received. That’s it. It’s no more complicated than a simple form submission to HR.

While telling one another that we appreciate each other should be obvious, no one does this often enough or is specific about what the other person did. So if your cleaner did an excellent job in your classroom, if your faculty member brought in a yummy treat, or if a staff person went over and above on a project, this is simply a way to acknowledge that activity and say thank-you!

So, when you want to share your appreciation, go to the HR website and nominate a co-worker. Anyone can nominate in accordance with the simple criteria on the form. All submissions will be summarized and posted on a monthly basis as will the winner’s information. A small prize will be awarded monthly, while a larger prize draw will be drawn annually from all names submitted for nomination.

NAME THE PROGRAM! Other organizations have “Shout-Outs”, RAVE’s, or other thank-you programs, but we want you to name UPEI’s peer recognition program. Entries can be emailed to humanresource@upei.ca where a team of seasoned specialists will pick the best submission. There will be a very nice prize for the person that submits the successful name so be creative! Name ideas should be sent before September 30th, 2013. The name will be chosen in early October.

Start saying thank you to your co-workers and let’s recognize one another for the great work that each of us do every day.


Ryan Johnston
Director of Human Resources

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In 2011, the MacLauchlan Family created a program of awards to encourage and recognize student-writing achievement.  Awards are valued at $500 each, with up to 60 granted each Fall, for work completed during the period September 1 to August 31.  Returning undergrad students (B.Ed. students qualify) are eligible.  We would like your help in encouraging deserving students to apply.

There are a number of categories of prizes in the MacLauchlan Prizes for Effective Writing:

  • Faculty (full and part-time) and staff who have shown exceptional leadership in the development of writing among students at UPEI during the previous academic year (up to 3 prizes available).

Detailed information and application process can be found by clicking the links above.  The deadline for application is October 6th.

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As noted in the last FEC meeting, the posted schedule of FEC meetings will be changing to ensure they do not coincide with the Senate meeting schedule.  The new schedule will be finalized very soon and will be available on the VRE.

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The International Conference of STEM in Education is an opportunity for educators and researchers from schools, universities, colleges, businesses, industries and other private and public agencies to share and discuss their innovative practices and research initiatives that may advance STEM education.  The STEM 2014 Conference will be held in the summer of 2014 at the University of British Columbia.  Call for papers closes 09-Dec-2013.  Detailed information can be found on their website.


The Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management (CCEAM) Conference has sent out a call for papers, due October 1, 2013.  This event is an annual international, peer-reviewed conference in Fredericton, NB from June 6–10, 2014.  The conference is hosted jointly through CCEAM, the Canadian Association for the Study of Educational Administration (CASEA), and the University of New Brunswick.

Opening ceremonies and a reception will take place on June 6.  Conference sessions will occur on June 7, 8, and 9.  Optional school visits on will take place on June 6 and June 10.

Conference organizers are encouraging school-based people (educators/ practitioners, postsecondary students, academics, etc.) with a focus on leadership to submit abstracts and/or attend the event.

See the following website for more details about this exciting international event.  http://www.unb.ca/fredericton/conferenceservices/events/cceam/index.html

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The Faculty of Education of York University invites applications for an Associate or Full Professor in Education and Social Innovation, for a Tier I Canada Research Chair in the Scholarship of Socially Engaged Research.  Submission deadline is 15-Dec-2013.  Details can be found in the attached pdf document.

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