In this newsletter:

  • Hold the Date:  Brown Bag Lunch featuring Chris Benjamin
  • Salon du livre de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard
  • Faculty of Education Retreat – 26-June-2015
  • Publications

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C_Benjjamin bookChris Benjamin is a freelance writer and journalist living in Halifax who has written a book, Indian School Road, which documents some of the history associated with the Subenacadie Residential School. He has agreed to come to UPEI on September 18 to present a Brown Bag lunch that will include a reading from his book. We have booked Main Faculty Lounge for this event. The Brown Bag starts at 12:00 and will finish by 1:00 though the dialogue may continue.

One of the pertinent issues that Chris addresses in his book focuses on the role and responsibility of non-Aboriginal Canadians in the process of reconciliation and healing. This is stressed by Justice Murray Sinclair in his comments on CBC last week. Please contact Fiona Walton if you would like further information about this valuable visit.

Please click here to visit Chris Benjamin’s website.

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The Faculty of Education was proud to collaborate with the organizing committee for the Salon du livre de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard.  The French book expo was presented at UPEI from June 3-7, and it provided the Acadian, Francophone and Francophile population the opportunity to access a wide variety of French language literary works and meet authors and illustrators.  The expo was a great success, and we were pleased to be a part of the event.

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A full-day retreat that is scheduled for 26-June-2015. All instructors and staff are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The retreat will take place at the Culinary Institute of Canada, 4 Sydney Street, Charlottetown.  Details on the retreat agenda will be forthcoming.

Please confirm your attendance at the retreat to Karen-Anne  by Friday 19-June-2015  to ensure we have an accurate count for planning purposes.

As noted in the last Faculty Council meeting, a social event will not be part of this retreat, but the Social Committee is busy making plans for an event later in the summer.

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Congratulations to Jane, Sean, Lyndsay, Sandy, Martha, Ron, and Barbara Campbell who have two separate articles published in peer-reviewed journals called Interchange and Educational Management, Administration and Leadership. Take a look:


Benefits and Challenges of Technology in High Schools: A Voice from Educational Leaders with a Freire Echo


The use of technology in Prince Edward Island (Canada) high schools
Perceptions of school leaders

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