In this newsletter:

  • Welcome New Colleagues!
  • Annual Farmers Helping Farmers BBQ
  • Opportunities – Mitacs Globalink Research Award
  • Moodle Workshops by E-Learning Office
  • Hurrahs!!!

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In July the Faculty of Education welcomed JoAnne Jay as our new ELC librarian!   JoAnne has joined us on a part-time basis and will be in the ELC on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays over the summer months and also as needed on weekend mornings. If you have not yet met JoAnne, drop by the ELC to say hello!  You can reach Joanne with questions or library needs at elc@upei.ca.

Also in July, Dr. Anne Marie Fitzgerald has joined our team of faculty members! Dr. Fitzgerald’s office located in Memorial Hall 411B.  If you haven’t had the opportunity to meet Anne Marie yet, please take a moment to stop by and welcome her to the team!

We’re very happy to have both Anne Marie and JoAnne on board!

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Farmers Helping Farmers has been a strong supporter of our International specialization.  The Annual Farmers Helping Farmers BBQ will be held on Saturday, August 11th from 4:00 to 6:30 at Harrington Research Station, 1200 Brackley Point Rd.
Carolyn Francis, crfrancis@upei.ca, has tickets if anyone wishes to purchase any – $35 per adult and $10 per child.

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The Mitacs Globalink Research Award provides $6,000 for senior undergraduate and graduate students in Canada to conduct 12–24-week research projects at universities overseas.  Under the program, professors can get $6,000 in travel and living expenses for their student’s research collaboration with a university abroad.

  • Open to senior undergrads and grad students in all disciplines
  • Collaborations range from 12 to 24 weeks
  • Professors can connect with international colleagues in more than 30 countries around the globe

Apply by September 30, 2018, for student travel planned for January 2019.

For more information, contact international@mitacs.ca.

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The UPEI E-Learning Office is offering a series of Moodle workshops during August.  If you are interested in doing more with Moodle, or even just want a refresher on Moodle basics, check out their workshop listing.

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GoldstarCongratulations to Sean Wiebe on the publication of a co-authoured article with Patrick Howard, Charity Becker (PhD student), and others.  The article, “Creativity and pedagogical innovation: Exploring teachers’ experiences of risk-taking,” was published in the Journal of Curriculum Studies, and can be viewed here. Congratulations!

GoldstarCongratulations to Frederic Fovet on the publication of a book chapter in Inclusive Education: Practitioners Perspective, a book based on presentations at conferences organized by the Centre for Disability Studies and Action (CDSA). Dr. Fovet’s chapter is entitled “Making it work! Addressing teacher resistance in systemic UDL implementation across schools.”  Congratulations!

GoldstarCongratulations also to Frederic Fovet on the publication of a book review in Education Review.  You can read Dr. Fovet’s review of the book Race and Pedagogy: Creating collaborative spaces for teachers transformations by Susan Adams and Jamie Buffington-Adams here.  Congratulations Dr. Fovet!


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