In this newsletter:

  • Edcamp Charlottetown 2017
  • Time to Write Retreat
  • Indigenous Author in Province
  • Invitation for Written Submissions: CAP Journal
  • In Memoriam

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edcampThe Faculty of Education will host the second Edcamp Charlottetown on March 11th from 9am-3:30pm.

Edcamps are often described as ‘un-conferences’: democratic, freeflowing gatherings with no predetermined speakers or session titles.  Edcamps focus on channelling the voice of participants and exploring the themes that are relevant and pressing on the day.

Edcamps are open to educators, students, and community members – anyone with an interest in education is welcomed. We hope you will attend this dynamic day of dialogue, networking and brainstorming. You can find more information here.

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Registration is now open for the May 17-21 offering of Time to Write: UPEI’s faculty writing retreat.  The retreat is open to tenured and tenure stream University of Prince Edward Island faculty in any Department/Faculty/School.

The May retreat takes place at Stanley Bridge Resort. The cost to each participant is $200, and includes four night’s accommodation, meals and snacks during the retreat.

Space is limited. For more information, contact Dave Atkinson, Research Communications Officer.

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son-of-a-tricksterEden Robinson, a fiction writer of Haisla heritage, will read from her new novel Son of a Trickster at Conferderation Centre Art Gallery.  The reading is part of Winters Tales and takes place 13-Mar-2017 at 7:30 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the UPEI Faculty of Arts and Department of English, and the Canada Council of the Arts. A book signing will follow. The public is invited and admission is free. For further information phone 566-0389.

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The Canadian Association of Principals (CAP) is requesting written submissions for their next publication with the theme: “Who’s Populating Our Classrooms?” If you have articles or studies of approximately 1000 – 1250 words, CAP would be pleased to consider them for this issue. The deadline for submissions is 24-Mar-2017.

Please see the attached flyer for more information. Works can be e-mailed directly to Terry MacIsaac (CAP Eastern Vice President, & CAP Journal Editor), or feel free to contact him if you have further questions.

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The Faculty of Education was saddened this week with the news of the sudden passing of Kelli Seaward.  Kelli was doing contract work with the Faculty in our Nunavut learning coach training.

Kelli’s obituary can be found here.  Visitation will be held at the Belvedere Funeral Home on Saturday, 04-Mar-2017 from 2-4pm.  Kelli’s funeral will take place at Park Royal United Church on Sunday, 05-Mar-2017, at 1:30pm.  The Faculty will be making a donation to the PEI Humane Society in memory of Kelli.  We offer our deep condolences to her family, students, and colleagues.

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