In this newsletter:

  • Candidate Presentation
  • International Dinner and Silent Auction
  • Time to Write Retreat
  • We’ve Been Busy With Some Great Projects!
  • Clips from Colleagues
  • Hurrahs!
  • Comings and Goings

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The Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Arts invite members of the campus community – students, faculty and staff – to attend a public presentation by Tricia Logan, candidate for a multi-disciplinary tenure-track position in Indigenous Education.  Presentations by candidates for this position will focus on issues of Indigenous Education being integrated in to the daily life, and work, of the University, and their teaching and program of research related to the areas of focus within the Facilities of Education and Arts.

Dr. Logan’s presentation takes place on Friday, 03-Nov-2017, from 9:00am to 10:00am in MH 308.  A meet and greet with Dr. Logan is also planned for 1:30pm that afternoon, in the Main Faculty Lounge (Main 201). For further information, contact Karen-Anne O’Halloran.

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International Dinner 2017 PosterThe Faculty of Education will hold its Annual International Dinner and Silent Auction at 5 PM on Sunday, 26-Nov-2017. Chef Emily Wells, of The Mill in New Glasgow, will again work with the 39 BEd students who are planning to complete an international placement in one of 14 countries! Some of these students will be in an Indigenous community abroad.

This event is a fund-raiser  to assist the students with the cost of their travel and accommodation costs as they are personally responsible for covering all of their expenses.

Tickets may be reserved by emailing Carolyn Francis at crfrancis@upei.ca or by calling 902-894-2813.

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Registration is now open for the November 10-14 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 fall retreat takes place at The Marshlands Inn, in Sackville, NB. 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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ORANGE SHIRT DAY (29-Sept-2017)

orange shirt dayThe Faculty of Education, working in conjunction with the PEI Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture, organized a campus wide event honouring Orange Shirt Day on 29-Sept-2017. UPEI joined schools across the country to mark this annual day of commemoration to continue the discussion about residential schools and their impacts.

More than 350 people from UPEI and the community donned orange shirts as a way to honour residental school survivors.

SOUP FOR THE SOUL (27-Sept-2017)

On 27-Sept-2017, the Faculty of Education hosted a free “Soup for the Soul” lunch at the Chaplaincy Centre on campus.  Preparing and serving soup which was 98% organic/locally grown/seasonal, the Faculty came together and fed 190 people from the campus community.  The Faculty would like to extend a thank you to everyone who participated, and express very special appreciation to Dr. Lyndsay Moffatt, for her work in making all of the arrangements for this special day.

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(Shared by Tim) –  Annual Nichola Goddard Foundation Fundraising Dinner

If you are on the Island in mid-November, there are still some tickets available for the Nichola Goddard Foundation fundraising dinner on November 18th. The political journalist Chantal Hebert is our guest speaker this year – she never seems to be lacking an opinion, and I think there’s enough going on in the world that she’ll have lots to reflect on! Tickets are available online at <www.nicholagoddard.com> or by calling Sally at 902 569 5665. If you are not going to be on the Island, please consider buying a ticket – you get a $90 tax receipt – and it will give someone who can’t afford to buy a ticket the opportunity to attend.

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GoldstarCongratulations to Dr. Tess Miller and Mary MacPhee on their recent article, co-authored with Dr. Miles Turnbull and Dr. Marianne Cormier, which was published in the Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics. (This is Mary’s first big article, so extra congratulations on this accomplishment!).  You can find the article here.

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Cathy note

The Faculty extends congratulations and gratitude to Cathy Hennessey, who will be leaving the Faculty of Education on 20-Oct-2017, to take a permanent position in the Department of Psychology.  We wish Cathy all the best in her new position. Stay tuned for further details from the Social Committee on how we will celebrate Cathy’s great contributions to our Faculty.

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