In this newsletter:

  • Movie Talks @ Robertson Library: Finding Dawn
  • New Issue of in education
  • One Faculty, One Book
  • New International Student/Employer Liaison
  • Call for Proposals
  • Luminaries – Relay for Life
  • Hurrahs!
  • Welcome Jo!

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Weekly Robertson Library Movie Talks take place in the LINC (Room 265) from 7pm to 9pm.  The film discussed on 22-Jan-2018 will be Finding Dawn, a “compelling documentary that puts a human face” to the hundreds of Indigenous women “who have gone missing or been murdered” in Canada over the decades.  Panelists include Dr. Gulrose Jiwani, Dr. Jo-Anne MacDonald, and Sherri Russell. Everyone is welcome.

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in education is a peer-reviewed, open access journal based in the
Faculty of Education at the University of Regina. The latest issue of in education can be read here.
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51cJISuE8jL._AA218_The Faculty enjoyed a great discussion on Reconciliation Manifesto this past Friday (12-Jan-2018), and we will continue our discussion on pages 109-198 from 11:00am to 12:00pm on Friday, 09-Feb-2018 (snow date 16-Feb-2018 at 1pm).  Please feel free to join us!

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Cory Frizzell has recently began his work as International Student/Employer Liaison with UPEI’s Department of Work Integrated Learning. Cory will be coordinating the Canadian Career Program for international students and recent graduates that are interested in employment assistance.  You can refer international students interested in employment assistance to Cory here.

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For two full days on February 20th and 21st, attend a workshop that focuses around the concept of practice teaching. A small group of peer instructors get together to teach short lessons in front of each other from a prepared lesson plan in order to gain feedback on their teaching in a low-stakes and collegial environment. Sessions will also be video-recorded and participants will be provided with a copy of their sessions for later review. Co-sponsored by the E-Learning Office and the Faculty Development Office, the workshop is designed to help enhance the teaching effectiveness of new and/or experienced educators at UPEI. Participants will also have the opportunity to work at the process of giving and receiving feedback. A light breakfast and coffee/snack breaks will be provided each day. Lunch is on your own. For more information and to register, click here.

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2018 CAREC POST CONFERENCE – 28-May-2018

The 2016 Canadian Association for Research in Early Childhood Post-CSSE Conference takes place at University of Regina on 30-May-2018.  This year’s theme is Indigenous and Decolonizing Approaches to Early Childhood Education.  For details on this event, please see the attached flyer.  The post conference invites proposals by 31-Mar-2018.


The Schulich School of Education at Nipissing University, in partnership with Nipissing First Nation, wish to invite you to the 6th Annual Canadian Symposium on Indigenous Teacher Education from April 30th to May 2nd, 2018.  They also invite proposals that highlight the various and diverse pedagogies reflective of Indigenous culture and perspectives. Please see the attached document for details. Deadline for submission is 02-Feb-2018.

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The UPEI Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life is scheduled to take place at UPEI on 19-Jan-2018. Luminaries (candles placed in special bags that bear the names of cancer survivors and loved ones who have lost their battle with cancer) will be displayed again during the entire duration of the UPEI Relay for Life and will be the feature of a very special ceremony at 10pm honoring all the caregivers who support(ed) individuals with cancer.

You can support this initiative by purchasing a Luminary to honour those who have faced cancer in your life.  Luminaries will cost $5 each and are available for purchase in Memorial 402. Orders will be submitted the afternoon of 18-Jan-2018.

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There are lots of publications to celebrate!!!

GoldstarCongratulations to Lyndsay Moffat on her new article, “Helping out, signing up and sitting down: The cultural production of ‘read-alouds’ in three kindergarten classrooms,” in the Journal of Early Childhood Literacy. The article was co-authored with Rachel Heydon and Luigi Iannacci, and you can read the article here.  Congratulations Lyndsay!

Congratulations to Dr. Linuyan Guo, faculty member, and Charlene VanLeeuwen, PhD candidate and sessional instructor, on the publication of two articles with Dr. Lori Weeks (see links below)!

GoldstarIndigenous perspectives on community service learning in higher education: An examination of the Kenyan context,” was published in the International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement.

GoldstarConducting hermeneutic research in international settings: Philosophical practical and ethical considerations,” was published in the Journal of Applied Hermeneutics.

Congratulations Linuyan and Charlene!


Congratulations to Dr. Jane Preston, Adjunct Professor, and Anhui (Anne) Wang for their latest, peer-reviewed journal article published in International Journal of Comparative Education and Development.  The article is entitled, The academic and personal experiences of Mainland Chinese students enrolled in a Canadian Master of Education Program. You can access the article here.


Congratulation also to Dr. Jane Preston for her latest, peer-reviewed journal article published in the Alberta Journal of Educational Research.  The article is entitled “Insight from Nunavut Educators Using Appreciative Inquiry.” You can access the article here.

Congratulations everyone!!!


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The Faculty of Education at UPEI is very happy to welcome Jo Smith to the role of Administrative Assistant to our graduate programs.  Jo comes to us from the Faculty of Business, and has been busy in her new role since the beginning of January. If you haven’t met Jo yet, drop by Memorial 402 to welcome her to the team!


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