21-Apr-2016

In this newsletter:

  • Graduate Coordinator Transition
  • Symposium to Honour Fiona Walton -26-Aug-2016
  • CER Workshop Series – Research Publishing – 22-Apr-2016
  • Convocation Invitation and Regalia
  • Convocation Breakfast
  • BEd French Candidate Presentations – April 26 & 28
  • International and Indigenous Debriefing – 05-May-2016
  • Orientation for New BEd Students – 10-May-2016
  • Syrian Refugee Fundraiser
  • Conferences and Events
  • Faculty of Education in the News

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GRADUATE COORDINATOR TRANSITION

Liz Townsend has been Graduate Studies Coordinator for two years. Her work with us has been fantastic! Her dedication to detail and development of new ideas has be stellar. Liz has decided to step down. The Faculty will experience a Graduate Coordinator transition on 01-July-2016. Dr. Liz Townsend will finish her contract on June 30th, and Dr. Tim Goddard will take up the Coordinator position. Tim is appropriate for the Coordinator as he will blend graduate studies with his work as Director of the Centre for Education Research. Thanks goes to Tim and Liz for working on this transition now. Liz will continue with the Faculty in her capacity as Adjunct Professor, currently supervising Olive Bryanton, PhD student. I’m sure, and hope, that she will continue to contribute in other ways as well!

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SYMPOSIUM TO HONOUR FIONA WALTON – 26-AUG-2016

Do not forgot to register for the symposium which will be hosted by the UPEI Faculty of Education to pay tribute the career of Dr. Fiona Walton and the fine work she has done to advance Aboriginal education in Canada.  The event will feature presentations from key researchers and graduate students in the field of Aboriginal education.  The symposium takes place Friday, 26-Aug-2016.  A complete program can be found here.

To register, please visit the Eventbrite link.

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CER WORKSHOP SERIES – RESEARCH PUBLISHING – 22-APR-2016

The Centre for Education Research presents  a workshop on Research Publishing this Friday, 22-Apr-2016 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm in Memorial Hall 308.  Dr. Jane Preston will explain why graduate students should present at academic conferences and describe what needs to be included in a high quality conference presentation and published article.  To learn more about the workshop, please see the attached poster.

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CONVOCATION INVITATION AND REGALIA

The Convocation Committee invites all members of faculty to attend the UPEI Convocation ceremonies at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm on Saturday, 07-May-2016.

A special tradition is the Academic Procession when University dignitaries proceed across campus with graduating students on their way to the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre.

Faculty who are planning to attend Convocation and participate in the Procession are requested to order their academic regalia on the Gaspard website at www.buildagrad.ca/upeifaculty no later than Monday, 25-Apr-2016.

For more information on Convocation 2016, visit the UPEI Convocation webpage.

Questions about regalia gown/hood rental should be directed to Eileen Kinch in the Office of the Registrar.

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CONVOCATION BREAKFAST

The social committee invites everyone to join together for a Convocation Breakfast (pay as you go this year). Come whether or not you are attending convocation.  The committee hopes you can join them at Smitty’s on 07-May-2016 at 7:15am.

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BEd FRENCH CANDIDATE PRESENTATIONS – APRIL 26 & 28

Public presentations will be held next week for our twenty-two month term position in our BEd (français langue seconde) program.  Each presentation will be held in Memorial Hall 417 and will be followed by a Meet and Greet in the Education Student Lounge (MH 306).  Faculty, staff and students in the Faculty are encouraged to attend.  We would also like to extend a specific invitation to all French speaking people.  The presentation will be in French, and we need your input. Please see the following schedule to save the dates!

  • 26-Apr-2016 – Sylvain Gagné  (Presentation at 1:00pm, Meet &  Greet at 1:30pm)
  • 28-Apr-2016 – Mary MacPhee (Presentation at 9:00am, Meet & Greet at 9:30am)
  • 28-Apr-2016 – Rachelle Arsenault (Presentation at 1:00pm, Meet & Greet at 1:30pm)

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INTERNATIONAL AND INDIGENOUS DE-BRIEFING – 05-MAY-2016

Faculty and staff are welcome to attend the final de-briefing for the International and Indigenous Specializations which will happen 05-May-2016 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm in Main Building 432.  We hope you can attend!

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ORIENTATION FOR NEW BEd STUDENTS – 10-MAY-2016

The Orientation for the new intake of Bachelor of Education students takes place on Tuesday, 10-May-2016 on Market Street in Don and Marion McDougall Hall.   Faculty, instructors and staff are asked to be present for introductions at 11:00am and are invited to remain for the lunch afterwards.  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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SYRIAN REFUGEE FUNDRAISER

preservesDo you know what’s better than homemade preserves?  Preserves with purpose!  Several Kensington families, including our own Carolyn Francis, are sharing the bounties of their 2015 home gardens to assist in fundraising efforts to bring a Syrian refugee family to the Kensington area.  These families are offering preserves for sale starting 27-Apr-2016.  The community has come together to form the Kensington Area Refugee Sponsorship Initiative (KARSI) and have raised over $16,000 of the $30,000 goal.

Sales will be by donation (minimum $3) and limited quantities of a wide selection will be available including…

  • Heavenly Jam (a marmalade-like preserve of peach, apple, orange, pear and lemon) (125ml and 250ml)
  • Peach freezer jam (125 ml)
  • Raspberry freezer jam (125 ml)
  • Wild blackberry jelly (75 ml)
  • Wild crabapple jelly (75 ml)
  • Gooseberry jelly (125 ml)
  • Bread & butter pickles (250 ml)
  • Salsa (hot, medium or mild!) (250 ml)
  • Mustard beans (250 ml)
  • Lady Ashburnham (sweet mustard) pickles (250ml)
  • Ernie’s (not so sweet) mustard pickles (250 ml)
  • Green tomato pickles (chow) (250 ml)
  • Hot dog/hamburger relish (135 ml)
  • Betty’s (sweet) mustard pickles (250 ml)
  • and Pickled beets (250 ml)

Care to make a donation without purchasing preserves?  Not a problem… the group is also taking monetary donations and can issue tax receipts over $10.  Payments can be made to KUC/KARSI.

This is an important cause, and we hope you will generously support these efforts. To purchase your preserves or make a donation, please see Carolyn Francis in MH 304.

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CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

NATIONAL ROUNDTABLE ON PRE-SERVICE TEACHER ENVIRONMENTAL AND SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION – JUNE 14-16, 2016

Trent University will be the site of a National Roundtable featuring collaborative inquiry via roundtable discussions, research and ‘best practices’ presentations, keynote talks, and co-operative planning to develop an action plan to strengthen Environmental and Sustainability Education (ESE) in Canadian pre-service teacher education programs. To learn more about the event, please visit this link.  To register, visit the Trent Registration Site

INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS FOR SCHOOL EFFECTIVENESS AND IMPROVEMENT — JANUARY 7-10, 2017

The 30th annual International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI) will be held January 7-10, 2017 in Ottawa at the Delta Ottawa City Centre Hotel. The theme is “Collaborative Partnerships for System-Wide Educational Improvement.” Call for proposals open now until 30-May-2016.  Please click here for more details.

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FACULTY OF EDUCATION IN THE NEWS

CBC News recently featured an article on PhD student, Amanda Brazil, and her research into post-tramatic stress in volunteer fire fighters.  You can read the article here.

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