In this newsletter:

  • One Faculty, One Book Club Meets Friday
  • Mental Health Week 2018
  • Summer Book Orders
  • In the News!
  • Call for Papers
  • Hurrahs!!

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Just a quick reminder that the “One Faculty, One Book” Club meets Friday, 09-Mar-2018 from 11:00am to 12:00pm! (Unless we are snowed out… then we meet the 16-Mar-2018!).
Please join us as we discuss the last section of The Reconciliation Manifesto by Arthur Manuel.  Please read pages 199-302 prior to the discussion.  We will meet in the Education Learning Commons (MH 310).

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Mental Health Week 2018 takes place next week.  The week is a great opportunity for students, faculty and staff to get together to explore issues surrounding mental health and promote open conversations make our campus a healthier, stronger community.

Dr. Frederic Fovet, from our Faculty, will be among the presenters.  On Wednesday 14-Mar-2018, Dr. Fovet presents “Beyond Accommodations” at 1:00pm in Robertson Library 208.  For more details on this, and all of the events in Mental Health Week 2018, please see the attached document.

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The UPEI bookstore is once again looking for textbook orders for the upcoming semester. Book orders for the Spring/Summer semester can be submitted by email or through the on-line order form.

Please submit your book orders to the UPEI Bookstore as soon as possible.

Please be sure to send the correct ISBN, especially for text packages and/or e-books to ensure ordering of the proper text books.

If there is no text book required for a course, it would be greatly appreciated to notify the Bookstore so that a note can be made on the student text list. Also, please indicate if your course is cross listed.

Please include the ISBN for any access codes/e-books that your course offers in your order. Please indicate if the access code is a requirement for the students to pass the course, or if it would be recommended for studying.

The Bookstore would like to be able to give students more options for course materials at the Bookstore. (Binder editions, E-texts, Softcover, Used Books etc)

If you require students to have other course materials such as specific calculators, dissection kits, clickers, graph paper, notebooks etc. you can email the Bookstore to ensure there are sufficient quantities in the store. Many students take advantage of the different forms of payment they offer such as charging to their student account, so being able to offer the supplies as well as the text provides them with the convenience of purchasing everything together.

The Faculty encourages all instructors to utilize the service of the bookstore as much as possible.

Your cooperation is much appreciated.

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Dr. Tess Miller is quoted in an article posted today on CBC News.  The article discusses the provincial government’s plans to review the province’s common assessment program.  You can read the article here.

La Voix Acadienne featured an article on Mary MacPhee.  Mary defended her thesis on 22-Feb-2018, and presented research recommending better supports for English parents of French students.  You can read the article here.

Have you spotted a colleague in the news? Please share it with us, so that we can celebrate!

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The Canadian Association of Principals (CAP) is requesting written submissions for their next publication with the theme: “Hot Topics in Education.” The topic will allow administrators across our country the opportunity to share items that are affecting their local school district.  With such a widespread country, the issues will differ based upon local educational climates, but there will be many common threads which will show administrators that we share concerns of a similar nature, no matter where we are.

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 16-Mar-2018.

For further information contact Terry MacIsaac (CAP Eastern Vice President, & CAP Journal Editor), or feel free to contact him if you have further questions.

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Congratulations to Olive Bryanton, PhD student, who has been invited to present at the International conference of the International Federation of Ageing.  Olive will present on her research into the lived experiences of women age 85 and older living in rural places.  Congratulations, Olive!

Congratulations to Frederic Fovet on the publication of a book review in Education Review.  You can find Dr. Fovet’s review of Stahl’s Identity, neoliberalism and aspiration: Educating white working class boys here. Congratulations!


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