15-Apr-2015

In this newsletter:

  • Annual PhD Student Presentations
  • Farmers Helping Farmers Host African Children’s Choir
  • JERG Call for 2015 School-Based Research Proposals
  • Faculty of Education PhD Dissertation Defense
  • Graduate Student How-To Seminar
  • Deadline to Order Academic Hoods and Gowns for Convocation
  • Hurrahs!

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ANNUAL PHD STUDENT PRESENTATIONS

The current PHD Cohort for 2014-15 consisting of Michele Moffat and Charlene VanLeeuwen will make a public presentation on 27-May-2015 starting at 9:30 a.m. in Room 417 of Memorial Hall.

All Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.

This is an annual event for first-year PhD students in ED704 where they will give an overview of their work so far in the programme, some ideas on where they feel their research is going, as well as reflecting on the first year in the programme and whereto next.

This presentation will be evaluated as part of their final mark for ED704 and their advisory committee members have been invited and have indicated they will attend.

It is a busy time of year, so please mark your calendars so you won’t miss it.

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FARMERS HELPING FARMERS HOST AFRICAN CHILDREN’S CHOIR

Farmers Helping Farmers have been strong supporters of the Faculty’s International specialization and also does significant work helping Kenyan farm families.   On 05-June-2015, Farmers Helping Farmers will host the African Children’s Choir at St. Paul’s Church, 101 Prince Street, at 7:00pm.  The event celebrates the 30th anniversary of the African’s Children’s Choir, and the 35th year of Farmers Helping Farmers.  Admission is by donation only, with proceeds going to the Children’s choir for their educational programs for African children.  This year will also be special as it is the first school children from PEI will join the choir for the final number of the concert.

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JERG CALL FOR 2015 SCHOOL-BASED EDUCATION RESEARCH PROPOSALS

The Joint Education Research Group (JERG) invites proposals for collaborative, school-based education research from teams that may include any PEI teacher or group of teachers working with a UPEI faculty member(s), and potentially with a pre-service teacher and graduate student. Proposals are invited for research requiring pilot, seed funding to a maximum of $3,500.

Details can be found in the attached guidelines. Proposals are due at noon 27-Apr-2015.

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FACULTY OF EDUCATION PHD DISSERTATION DEFENSE

Bonnie E. Stewart will present her Doctorate in Educational Studies Dissertation Defense on Friday, 17-Apr-2015 at 8:00am in Memorial Hall, room 417.  The abstract for Bonnie’s Dissertation, Scholarship in Abundance: Influence, Engagement, and Attention in Scholarly Networks is attached. All are welcome to attend.

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GRADUATE STUDENT HOW-TO SEMINAR

The last brown bag lunch for the 2014-2015 Graduate Student How-To Seminar series will take place on Thursday, 07-May-2015 from 11:30am – 1:00pm in Memorial Hall room 215.  The title of the seminar is “Mixed-methods and multi-methods: Forms of inquiry and ways of knowing.”  The seminar will be facilitated by Brandi Bell, Janet Loebach, and Maryam Wagner.  All are welcome.

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DEADLINE TO ORDER ACADEMIC HOODS AND GOWNS FOR CONVOCATION

All faculty members planning to attend Convocation 2015 and participate in the procession are asked to email Eileen Kinch by 17-Apr-2015 to confirm seating.

Faculty must also register online to order academic hoods and gowns through
Gaspard Gown Service. The cost to rent convocation regalia is $25.00 + taxes.  This can be done through UPEI’s Convocation webpage.

Prepaid regalia can be picked up on Friday, May 8 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm,
and on Saturday, May 9 starting at 8:00 am at the Chi-Wan Young Sports
Centre, room 114, upon presentation of a UPEI ID and the Gaspard online
confirmation form. Regalia must be returned an hour and a half following the
ceremony.

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HURRAHS!

PUBLICATION — Congratulations to Dr. Ron MacDonald on co-authoring an article recently published in the Alberta Journal of Educational Research.  The article is entitled “Views on and Practices of Integrating Theory and Practice in Teacher Education Programs in Atlantic Canada.”  Congratulations Ron!

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BIG LIFE ACHIEVEMENTS — Congratulations to Maryam Wagner, who successfully defended her PhD from the University of Toronto.  Well done, Dr. Wagner!

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