05-Nov-2013

In this newsletter:

  • Faculty of Education PhD Seminar Series
  • Call for Applications – UPEI Internal Research Grants Program
  • UPEI Sustainability Awareness Survey
  • Faculty of Education Fall Retreat
  • Education Clothing Sale
  • Call for Papers
  • Conference: Quest 2013
  • Halloween Award Winner

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FACULTY OF EDUCATION PhD SEMINAR SERIES

Please join us for Dr. Jennifer Taylor’s public presentation on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 from 9:00am – 10:30am. Her presentation is entitled: Food Security and Its Impact on Diet, Health and Education. The presentation will be held in the lecture theatre in the NRC Building.

All are welcome.

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – UPEI INTERNAL RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM

The Research Grants Committee invites applications for the Internal Research Grants Program. This program replaces the UPEI Major Research Grants & SSHRC Institutional Grants, formerly offered under the UPEI internal research funding suite of programs.

VALUE: Up to $5000 for a one-year term

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: Tenured, Tenure Track, Term and Sessional UPEI Faculty in Arts, Science, Business, Education, or Nursing, and Librarians, who are employed by UPEI at the time of application and for the duration of the award. A professor emeritus may apply as co-applicant with a tenured UPEI faculty member.

 APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15-Jan-2014 by 4pm

Please consult the UPEI Internal Funding General Regulations and Program Guidelines prior to preparing an application. These documents and the application form can be found here.

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UPEI SUSTAINABILITY AWARENESS SURVEY

Two students of Environmental Studies class ENV 301 (Integrating Environmental Theory and Practice) are working with Dave Taylor, Director of Environmental Services at UPEI, to conduct a survey to assess the level of awareness of sustainability initiatives on campus. The survey will take only 5 minutes of your time. The consent form and the survey can be found at this link. Thanks for participating in this learning opportunity for students! .

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FACULTY OF EDUCATION FALL RETREAT

The Faculty of Education annual Fall Retreat will be held on Friday, 22-Nov-2013, from 10am-3pm.  (Please note that this is a change from the previously posted time, which was afternoon only).  Further details will be available soon.  Please reserve this date in your calendars!

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EDUCATION CLOTHING SALE

Hi Everyone,

The Education Clothing Sale is underway. You can place your orders in the Ed Lounge on the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday Nov 6 11:30-1
  • Thursday Nov 7 11:30-2
  • Tuesday Nov 12 11:30-2
  • Wednesday Nov 13 11:30-1
  • Thursday Nov 14 11:30-2

Please note your order must be paid in full when you order.

Items for sale include: T-shirts, long sleeve shirt, sweaters (hoodie, and zip-up), sweatpants (open bottoms and cuffed bottoms), and a jacket (note we do not have a jacket available to use for size, you must go to the bookstore and try on the jacket there: the one with a hood). For a list of prices please check the UPEI Ed Society 2013/2014 facebook page or the sale in the Ed lounge.

Please remember this is a fundraiser for the SIIE Fundraising Group.

Thank you in advance for your support!!! 🙂

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CALL FOR PAPERS

The Faculty of Education annual Fall Retreat will be held on Friday, 22-Nov-2013, from 10am-3pm.  (Please note that this is a change from the previously posted time, which was afternoon only).  Further details will be available soon.  Please reserve this date in your calendars!

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STEM 2014 CONFERENCE

The International Conference of STEM in Education (July 12-15 at the University of British Columbia) is an opportunity for educators and researchers to share and discuss their innovative practices and research initiatives that may advance STEM education. They invite proposals from educators, academics, education officers, industry partners, graduate and undergraduate students for papers, poster presentations, panels, workshops, symposia, and innovative showcases.  Proposals will be peer reviewed, and are invited in any area related to the overall focus of the conference.  Submit your proposal to present at the STEM 2014 Conference or obtain author guidelines on their website.  Call for Papers closes 09-Dec-2013.

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CONFERENCE: QUEST 2013

The Quest 2013 Conference, “The Quest for Increased Student Achievement and Well-Being – ‘Innovative and High-Performing Global Practice that Sustains Improvement’”, takes place November 20-22, 2013 at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Convention Centre in Richmond Hill, Ontario.  This year they welcome representatives from some of the world’s top performing education systems, including Calgary, California, Finland, Ontario, Singapore and the United Kingdom, to share their insights and journeys with us.  We will also be joined by Andy Hargreaves, Michael Fullan, Annie Kidder and Dennis Shirley.  You can learn more by watching their short concept video, or visiting the Board’s website and clicking the conference link.  Registration closes 07-Nov-2013 and a detailed program is attached.

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HALLOWEEN AWARD WINNER

If you werwinnere unable to attend the Halloween soiree in the ELC this year, you may have missed the news that on his last day as Dean, Miles danced away with first prize as Miles of Green Gables.

Congratulations, Miles!

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