27-Apr-2015

In this newsletter:

  • Congratulations Dr. Stewart!
  • Convocation Breakfast
  • International and Indigenous Debriefing – 07-May-2015
  • Orientation for New BEd Students – 11-May-2015
  • Extended Deadlines for Sessional Ads
  • Comings and Goings – Yemi Olijide & Kerri Wheatley
  • GSA Social Event & Graduate Journal Club
  • Public Presentations of Candidates for Tenure Track Position
  • Hurrahs!

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CONGRATULATIONS DR. STEWART!

Big congratulations to Bonnie Stewart, who on April 17th defended her PhD dissertation: Scholarship in Abundance: Influence, Engagement, and Attention in Scholarly Networks.  Bonnie is the second PhD student to defend a dissertation in the Faculty of Education’s PhD program.  Congratulations, Bonnie!!!

If you missed Bonnie’s defense, you can view it here.

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CONVOCATION BREAKFAST

The social committee invites everyone to join together for a Convocation Breakfast (whether they are attending convocation or not).  The committee hopes you can join them at Smitty’s on 09-May-2015 at 7:15am.

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INTERNATIONAL AND INDIGENOUS DE-BRIEFING – 07-MAY-2015

Faculty and staff are welcome to attend the final de-briefing for the International and Indigenous Specializations which will begin at 10:30 on Thursday, May 7th in HSB 104.  A light lunch will be provided. We anticipate ending by 2:30 .
if you plan to attend, please RSVP to Carolyn Francis, as it would be quite helpful to know accurate numbers to order pizza!

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ORIENTATION FOR NEW BED STUDENTS – 11-MAY-2015

The Orientation for the new intake of Bachelor of Education students takes place on Monday, 11-May-2015.  Faculty, instructors and staff are asked to be present for introductions at 10:30 in MacDougall 242 and to remain to join questions and answer groups until about 11:00 or 11:10.  We hope you will be available to meet our new group of students and help get them started in our program.

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EXTENDED DEADLINES FOR SESSIONAL ADS

The deadline for our Fall and Winter sessional positions advertised on the HR website have been extended.  Our sessional positions can be found here.   If you have already applied for any of these extended competitions, rest assured your application is still in the competition and there is no need to reapply.

Please also watch the above link for openings for recently added sections to our Bachelor of Education program.

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COMINGS & GOINGS — YEMI OLAJIDE & KERRI WHEATLEY

Yemi Olajide has accepted a position as a part-time Graduate Research Assistant with the ArcticNet bilingual education research project. She will be working closely with Sandy McAuley and Fiona Walton as well as with the network of Inuit educational researchers that is presently developing. Welcome Yemi!

After almost four years of work with the Nunavut initiatives in our Faculty, Kerri Wheatley will be leaving us on May 1. This will be a sad day for all of us who worked closely with Kerri, a manager par excellence who had competently juggled four complex research projects and two Faculty programs at the same time (the Nunavut MEd and the Certificate in Educational Leadership in Nunavut)! We are deeply grateful to Kerri and wish her well in her new adventures. Please join us for cake and a grateful farewell to Kerri at 2:30 on Friday, May 1st in our small Faculty Lounge on the fourth floor of Memorial Hall. Thank you so much Kerri and Bon Voyage

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GSA SOCIAL EVENT AND GRADUATE JOURNAL CLUB

GSA Pub NightGSA PUB NIGHT:  The Graduate Students’ Association invites you to a GSA Pub Night, Wednesay, 29-Apr-2015 at 6:30pm at Gahan House.  Please RSVP if you plan to attend.  Faculty, staff and students are welcome.

GRADUATE EDUCATION JOURNAL CLUB:  The next Graduate Education Journal Club meets 05-May-2015 from 12:15pm-1:15pm in 278 AVC North.  Dr. Ron MacDonald and Tim McRoberts will co-present a recent publication from Dr Ron MacDonald, Views on and Practices of Integrating Theory and Practice in Teachers Education Programs in Atlantic Canada

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PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS FOR CANDIDATES OF TENURE TRACK POSITIONS

The Faculty of Education would like to invite the campus to a two public presentations for the tenure-track position in Differentiated Instruction and Inclusion.

Dr. Carolyn Thorne will present on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at 9:00am in Memorial Hall, Room 417.

Dr. Agnes Gajewski will present on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at 1:30pm in Memorial Hall, Room 417.

Presentations will be on the topic “Differentiated Instruction and Inclusion: Prospects and challenges for the future.” Everyone is welcome to attend.

These presentations are the remain two of three presentations.  Dr. Sarah Reddington presented last week.

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HURRAHS!

Congratulations (again!!) to Bonnie Stewart who presented a plenary session at the 8th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium 2015 in Texas.  Details on Bonnie’s presentation can be found here.

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