In this newsletter:

  • A Note from the Faculty of Education Prize Winner
  • Faculty Retreat – June 23 & 24
  • Retirement Celebration(s) for Martha!
  • Hurrahs!

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During the 2016 Convocation at UPEI, Fatima-Zahra Zouhairi was awarded the Faculty of Education prize.  The Faculty received the following note from Fatima-Zahra:

“Dear Faculty of Education,

As the Faculty of Education prize winner, I would like to express my heart felt thanks for your generosity in providing this prize. I feel honoured to be recognized for the hard work I put in to my studies as well as my role strengthening the social fabric of the program.  While reviewing the requirements of this prize I am honoured to see that it is reserved for a student who embodies the principles of social justice, collaboration and global mindness, and who has achieved a high-level of scholarship and involvement throughout the B.Ed. program.

I feel very happy to be recognized for social justice, this is fundamentally what I stand for and I am pleased that this was clear through my participation. I came from another culture and being part of this faculty made me feel at home in this culture.  From the day I started this program, I never felt alone.  I’ve learned so much from all the faculty of education members, and it is heart-warming that I am receiving this prize as recognition for being who I am.

I want to thank every person that put my name into this, and I promise that I will do my best to continually deserve this recognition by underlining just, open, and engaged ideas in my future classrooms.

Sincerely, Fatima-Zahara”

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A two-day Faculty of Education retreat is scheduled for June 23 & 24, 2016.  The retreat will take place in the Main Faculty Lounge. All instructors and staff are welcome and encouraged to attend.

If you have not already done so, please confirm your attendance at the retreat to Karen-Anne  by Friday 17-June-2016  to ensure we have an accurate count for planning purposes.

The retreat schedule is as follows (NOTE:  This was updated 15-June-2016):

2016 retreat schedule

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On 20-June-2016, staff and instructors of the Faculty gathered at Dalvay by the Sea to honor Dr. Martha Gabriel on her retirement.  We have added a page to our celebration album to share memories of this lovely event. Thank you to everyone who was able to come out and celebrate.

A broader campus reception is planned for 28-June-2016 from 2pm-4pm in Main Faculty Lounge.  Please save the date to drop in as the campus has an opportunity to give their best wishes to Martha.

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Cover Whats a cellphilm FRONTCongratulations to Casey Burkholder who has co-edited a book, What’s a Cellphilm? Integrating Mobile Phone Technology into Participatory Visual Research and Activism.  The book, from Sense Publishers, will be available on 17-June-2016.

Congratulations also to Sean Wiebe, who co-wrote a chapter in the book (“Student A/r/tographers Creating Cellphilms”) with Claire Caseley Smith.



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