In this newsletter:

  • BEd Awards
  • Note of Thanks from Taylor Baglole
  • Open Appetizers
  • Relay for Life
  • ELC Demonstrations – Google Classroom, KOHA, and Epson Document Camera
  • New Additions

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An event to celebrate BEd award donors and BEd scholarship & bursary winners was held recently in Main Faculty Lounge.

  • The Alicia Gallant Faculty of Education Prize – Taylor Baglole
  • The Cletus Murphy Memorial Scholarship in Education – Amanda Lajo
  • The Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship – Matt King
  • The Elinor (MacDonald) MacLellan Scholarship – Taylor Baglole
  • Ellen Cousins Memorial Scholarship in Education – Julia Ross
  • The Estelle Bowness Memorial Award – Sophie Marchand
  • The Hugh N.A. MacDonald Memorial Scholarships – Nadine Walsh & Ashley Greening
  • Jean S. Lockerby Memorial Scholarships – Julia Ross
  • The Joyce (Hooper) Andrew Renewable Scholarships in Education – Maha Ghiz & Senja Djelouah
  • The Mermaid School Memorial Scholarship – Brodie Ward
  • The Nellie Aitken Award – Veronica Callaghan
  • The PEI Retired Teachers’ Association Prize – Jill MacIssac
  • PEI Teachers’ Federation FJ MacNeill Award – Paige Wright
  • The Sisters of Notre Dame Convent – Entrance Award – Holly O’Neill
  • The Tsang Choi Shin Hang Memorial Bursary – Hossein Mivehhi

The Faculty would like to thank all those involved in putting this great event together, particularly the Lyndsay Moffatt for organizing the event, the Awards Committee for reviewing applications, and the UPEI Department of Development and Alumni Engagement for all their great work with our generous donors. If you happen to have any of these award winning students in your classes, or meet them in the hallway, please offer your congratulations!

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During the awards ceremony mentioned above, Taylor Baglole was recognized for receiving the Faculty of Education Alicia Gallant Award.  The Faculty received the following note from Taylor:

“Dear Dr. MacDonald and the Faculty of Education,

Thank you for the Alicia Gallant Award.  I am grateful that I have been selected as the recipient.

I am currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Education Program at UPEI.  I am from Kinkora, Prince Edward Island and completed my undergrad at St. Thomas University with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology and Gerontology.  After graduating from the Bachelor of Education Program, I plan on completing my Masters in School Psychology to become a School Psychologist.

Thank you again for this help with my education.  I appreciate the kindness and generosity of this award.


Taylor Baglole”

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Save the date: Friday October 21st10:30-noon, UPEI Faculty Lounge (main floor of Main Building, #5 SDMB).
We’re talking “open” in higher ed as a preview for the UPEI library’s Open Access Week celebrations, and welcome you to join us for “Open Appetizers: What Open Can Do for Higher Ed.”
There will be light refreshments, a playlist of 5 minute Lightning Talks by UPEI faculty and staff, and time for questions and discussion. It will be a great way to get a sense of what people are doing with open in PEI, and maybe to build potential collaborations.
10:30 am – Doors Open, Faculty Lounge, Main Building, UPEI
10:40 am – Welcome & Overview of Openness in Higher Ed – Dave Cormier
10:45 am – Lightning Talks
Open Campus: 
Open Tenure & Promotion Processes – Robert Gilmour
   Open Benefits – Megan MacKenzie & Frederic Fovet
   Open Source – Rosie LeFaive
Open Educational Resources: 
Producing Open Textbooks – Lisa Chilton
   Using Open Textbooks – Philip Smith
   Open Licensing – Donald Moses
Open Scholarship:
   Open Research & Engagement – Bonnie Stewart
   Open Teaching – Brian Wagner
Open In Development:
Open Courses – Christian LaCroix
   Open Journals – Richard Raiswell
   Open Access Week & What’s Next – Dawn Hooper
11:40 am – Open to questions!
Drop in for part or all of the event if you can, and please help spread the word!

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Plans are well under way for this year’s Cancer Society Relay For Life event at UPEI !
Relay For Life is an inspirational, non-competitive, FUNdraising event that celebrates life, honours and remembers loved ones and unites us in the fight against Cancer.
The Canadian Cancer Society Relay online system is now ready to take your registration for this year’s event which will take place on the UPEI campus at the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre on Friday January 20, 2017 from 6 pm to midnight.
We would like to consider having a Faculty of Education team(s) participate in this event. Please let us know if you are interested!

Cancer has touched us all. Let’s come together as a university community to fundraise and help Islanders living with cancer. Join us on January 20 (2017) at UPEI for six hours of entertainment and fun activities. Together, we will celebrate with survivors, remember those we’ve lost, and fight back with those still on their cancer journey!

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Our Education Learning Commons has scheduled a demonstration session for Thursday, 13-Oct-2016, at 3:30pm in the Health Sciences Building (HSB), Room 106.  At this session Clayton Coe will be showing us how to use Google Classroom, Janet MacDougall will be showing us how to use the ELC’s KOHA system for signing out books, and Mike Cassidy will demonstrate the Epson document camera.

This session is open to anyone interested, including BEd students, staff and instructors.

If you would like to attend this session, but it does not work with your schedule, please contact Janet in the ELC.

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We would like to welcome another critter addition to a Faculty of Education family…

We are pleased to introduce you all to Molly, now 17 weeks old (early October).  Molly is a black lab from Ocean Road, PEI who was adopted at 8 weeks by Liz Townsend and Harry Robertson!



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