15-June-2017

In this newsletter:

  • What Did I Miss? (A month of celebration)
  • Graduate Research Recognition Day
  • Faculty Retreat – June 22-23, 2017
  • Clips from Colleagues
  • Call for Papers
  • Hurrahs!

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WHAT DID I MISS? (A MONTH OF CELEBRATION)

In case you missed it, the last month has been an important month of celebration here in the Faculty of Education.

Not only was there Bowling for Bob, to celebrate the contributions of Bob Gray on his retirement…

 

If you are uncertain what the scores above mean, most of it is code for if you get the choice, you probably want to be on Cathy’s team 😀

As well, May was the happy time of Convocation 2017.  Please check out this album of our celebrations that day (click for larger images).  Thank you to all who were able to participate.

 

AND, we celebrated our BEd entrance award recipients and donors at an event in the Duffy Research Centre!

You can find the video of our award winners here 🙂  

The Faculty would like to special thank all those involved in putting this great event together, particularly the Tess Miller for organizing the event, Alana Marchand for bringing the details together, 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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GRADUATE RESEARCH RECOGNITION DAY

The annual Graduate Research Recognition Day takes place 21-June-2017 in the AVC Lecture Theatre A, from 2pm-4pm. This year will consist of 5 oral presentations, which will be followed off by a BBQ.

Please pass this invitation on to anyone you feel may what to come.

This is open to everyone.

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FACULTY RETREAT – JUNE 22-23, 2017

The Faculty of Education’s annual retreat takes place on June 22-23, 2017 at The Charlottetown Hotel, on Kent Street.  Main topics for discussion are Graduate Studies Reflections (Thursday AM), Internationalization & Indigenization (Thursday PM and Friday AM), and a Strategic Plan Check-In (Friday PM).  You can find a detailed retreat schedule here.

Don’t forget that an important part of the retreat is a potluck dinner to celebrate Jane Preston, Julie Gagnon and Bonnie Stewart on Thursday night!

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CLIPS FROM COLLEAGUES

rooting-education(Submitted by Lyndsay Moffatt)  “Remember, Resist and Thrive — Rooting Education in Indigenous Worldviews”: On Tuesday, 20-June-2017 three guest speakers will present stories from the New Home Foundation in Guatemala.  The New Hope Foundation school was created in the Rabinal district of Guatemala by survivors of the massacres of the 1980s. The school’s curriculum teaches the historical memory of these massacres and other repressive actions against Mayan communities. It is the only school in Guatemala which includes this part of recent Guatemalan history in its curriculum. The school also runs an amazing “rural wellness” program which teaches food sovereignty and community resilience.

Guest speakers include young Mayan activists and the director of the school.  The event takes place at 7pm in Main Faculty Lounge (though location may change).  Everyone welcome.

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CALL FOR PAPERS

Education in the North is preparing a special issue titled “Teacher Education in the Arctic.”  Details on submissions can be found in the attached call for papers.  The deadline for expression of interest is 01-Sept-2017.

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HURRAHS!

GoldstarCongratulations to Bonnie Stewart on the announcement that she will be a keynote speaker at the 2017 Annual Conference for the Association for Learning Technology.  The conference takes place has the theme September 5-7 and has the theme “Beyond islands of innovation — how Learning Technology became the new norm(al).”  Congratuations, Bonnie!

GoldstarCongratulations to Ron MacDonald on the publication of a co-authored article (with Karen Goodnough, Thomas Falkenberg, and Elizabeth Murphy) in the lastest issue of in education.  The article, “Making Sense of Divides and Disconnects in a Preservice Teacher Education Program.” can be viewed here.

 

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