02-Dec-2015

In this newsletter:

  • International Education Student Orientation – Welcome Luncheon
  • Master of Education Theses Defenses
  • Call for Applications – UPEI Internal Research Grants
  • Get Your Snoopy On!
  • Hosting International Students for Christmas
  • Storm Policy

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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION STUDENT ORIENTATION – WELCOME LUNCHEON

The Faculty of Education currently has 67 international students in the MEd and BEd programs, and 15 of them will be arriving in Charlottetown over the next few weeks.  An orientation session for these students has been arranged for Monday, 04-Jan-2016 in Main Building #116. Orientation will be followed by a pizza lunch for all MEd and BEd international students, faculty and staff. Please drop by Main Faculty Lounge to meet and greet the international students during their welcome luncheon (12:15 pm – 1:15 pm).

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MASTER OF EDUCATION THESES DEFENSES

December is a busy month for MEd theses defenses in the Faculty of Education!

Today, Ryan Casey presented his thesis, “The Use of Interactive Whiteboards by Prince Edward Island High School Teachers.”

On Thursday, 03-Dec-2015, Oyeyemi Oyenike Olajide will present her thesis, “Perspectives of Mathematics Education in Prince Edward Island.”  Her defense will be held at 1:45pm in HSB 105.

Congratulations to both students on all their hard work.

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – UPEI INTERNAL RESEARCH GRANTS

UPEI is calling for applications for the 2016 Internal Research Grant (IRG) Program.  Valued at up to $5000 for a one-year term, the competition is open to 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.  Applications must be received by 4pm on 01-Feb-2016.  Details and the application form can be found here.

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GET YOUR SNOOPY ON!

welcome-board

The Faculty of Education is embracing a Charlie Brown holiday theme this year, and we welcome you to join in the spirit and “Get Your Snoopy On!”  Please help  us spread some Peanut holiday spirit by decorating your door, cubby, office or desk.  A special holiday treat is going out to everyone who joins the office decorating fun.

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HOSTING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS FOR CHRISTMAS

Colleagues,
Christmas House
As you know we have a number of international students (at BEd, MEd and PhD levels) who will be staying in Charlottetown over the holiday season. Obviously they are far from family, and that is always difficult at this time of the year. This note is to invite us all to share the festive season with our students.


If you would be able to host one or two students for a meal at some point over the Christmas and New Year period, please could you let Christa know? A quick e-mail will suffice, thank you.


If you have already made an arrangement to invite one or more of the international students to your home, please let us know that as well! We can then make sure that other invitations are distributed appropriately.


Many thanks.
Tim

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STORM POLICY

We are barely into December and we already have a weather advisory on the horizon for later this week.  We would like to remind instructors that the storm policy for the Faculty is available in the Handbook for Instructors linked to this blog through the menu bar above.  Please take a moment to review the storm policy section.

snowflakes

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