In this newsletter:

  • Call for Nominations – Presidential Recognition Awards
  • A Note from Visiting Scholar
  • Upcoming Seminars
  • Autism in Education Webinar
  • Call for Papers
  • Important Dates in CIHR Spring 2017 Project Grant Competition
  • Hurrahs!

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Presidential Recognition Awards of Merit recognize outstanding performance and dedication of UPEI’s faculty and staff.  Up to 10 Presidential Awards will be awarded during a Celebration of Colleagues to be held Wednesday, 17-May-2017, at 2pm in McMillan Hall.  Nominations for the Presidential Awards are being accepted until 31-Mar-2017.

Details on the criteria for nominating a colleague for a Presidential Award can be found here.

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From January 2–31, 2017, through her presence, language, culture, and interactive nature, Anhui (Ann) Wang complemented the vibrancy of our staff and students in Faculty of Education at UPEI.   As a Visiting Scholar, she represented Sichuan Normal University, Chengdu, China.  Her visit helped to further embellish the relationship between our universities.

Ann offered the following words to the Faculty on her departure:

 What I really want to say is, “thank-you.”  I was on this beautiful, peaceful island for one month.  I still remember how excited I was when I first saw Jane and her family at the airport.  There are lots of unforgettable things that happened to me during my time here.  Below I outline a few of these memorable events:

  1. I attended four MEd courses taught be Lara, Frederic, and John.
  2. I participated in the MEd Global Perspectives orientation for the January 2017 cohort.
  3. Jane and I completed our data collection, which involved interviews with 21 participants.
  4. I partook in an Indigenous sweat with Elder Noel Milliea in a First Nation community.
  5. I experienced a cheese fondue with Ashley.
  6. I line danced with a local women’s group.
  7. I experienced ice fishing and blueberry smoothies with Sylvain.
  8. I did a presentation about customs and the educational system in China for Tim’s BEd students.
  9. I partook in a Chinese Spring Festival celebration with Chinese people from Henan Province.
  10. I was honored to have participated in a farewell supper hosted by Dean Ron MacDonald.

I am especially grateful for the opportunity to have lived with Jane (Zachary) and Ashley (Cory) during my time here.  I extend my heartfelt appreciation to everyone in the Faculty of Education at the University of Prince Edward Island.  These experiences have provided me with valuable memories that enriched my life and will remain with me forever. 

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Please note the following upcoming seminars in the Faculty of Education!


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the most recent Autism in Education (AIE) webinar, “Unstuck & On Target: An Executive Function Curriculum” presented by Lauren Kenworthy, Ph.D., is available on the AIE website.

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Journal of Adult Learning, Knowledge and Innovation – A new open access journal, Journal of Adult Learning, Knowledge and Innovation, is now acccepting papers.  Details for the journal can be found here.  For further information and manuscript submission details, please contact the Editor-in-Chief.

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Those interested in seeking CIHR funding to support their research during the Spring 2017 Project Grant competition should note the following important dates:

  • Registration Deadline: 30-May-2017
  • Application Deadline: 13-Jun-2017
  • Anticipated Notice of Decision: 23-Nov-2017
  • Funding Start Date: 01-Oct-2017

Competition details will be available in the funding opportunity in the coming months.

To confirm, there will be two competition deadlines in 2017. The Spring 2017 competition will have an application deadline of 13-Jun-2017, and the subsequent competition will have an application deadline before the end of 2017, with a funding start date of 01-Apr-2018.

For more information, visit their website.

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Dr. Tim Goddard has a new article published. His review of Carney Strange & Hardy Cox (Eds.), Serving diverse students in Canadian higher education, has been published in Educational Review [DOI: 10.1080/00131911.2017.1281604] and is now on Taylor & Francis Online. A limited number of free eprints are available here.  Congratulations Tim!

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