20-May-2014

In this newsletter:

  • Announcement of New Tier 1 Canada Research Chair
  • Sowing Seeds: Professional Learning for a New Generation
  • Term Position in BEd (français langue seconde)
  • Next Faculty Council Meeting
  • Almost Hurrah… The Memorial Shuffle
  • Hurrahs

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW TIER 1 CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR

The Honourable Gail Shea, Canada’s Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, will be at UPEI on Wednesday, May 21 at 11:00 am to announce the creation and awarding of a new Tier 1 Canada Research Chair, held by Dr. Kate Tilleczek.

The event will be held in the Credit Union Day Lounge of UPEI’s W.A. Murphy Student Centre. A brief reception will follow. All are welcome.

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SOWING SEEDS: PROFESSIONAL LEARNING FOR A NEW GENERATION

Dr. Lyndsay Moffatt, an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education has launched a new Teacher-Inquiry group for Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 teachers on Environmental Education. The group has 15 members and has agreed to meet once a month for the next year to support each other in learning how to bring Environmental Education into childcare and school settings. Dr. Moffatt is also conducting research on how this inquiry group may work to support educators’ professional learning in this area. Lyndsay was recently interviewed on CBC Radio’s Island Morning about this project. If you know of a teacher who may be interested in participating, please ask them to email Lyndsay.

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TERM POSITION IN BEd (français langue seconde)

The Faculty has posted a three-year term position in the BEd (français langue seconde) program.  If you know of  someone qualified who might be interested in joining our team, please direct them to the advertisement on the HR website.  The competition closes 16-June-2014.

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NEXT FACULTY COUNCIL MEETING

The next Faculty Council meeting is scheduled for Thursday, 05-June-2014 from 1:00pm-3:00pm.  The location for this meeting will be announced in a future bulletin (but it will not be in Memorial 417 because of summer classes).

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ALMOST HURRAH … THE MEMORIAL SHUFFLE

The Memorial Shuffle is kind of like the Spongebob Shuffle but with less dance moves and more cake eating.  We are pleased to report that later this week the office staff in Memorial 402 are finally moving to their real spots in the great cubicle shake up of 2014.  There may be momentary delays in responses as we get things straightened away.

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HURRAHS

  • The last graduating class at UPEI included 83 graduates from the BEd Kindergarten program.  The story was covered by Compass and can be viewed at this link.  (Story begins at the 5:40 mark)
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