18-Sept-2019

In this newsletter:

  • MacLauchlan Writing Awards
  • Orange Shirt Day
  • Research Presentation
  • APA Style Guideline Updates!
  • Hurrahs!!!

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MACLAUCHLAN WRITING AWARDS

The MacLauchlan Prizes for Effective Writing honour Wade MacLauchlan’s service as the president of UPEI and provide a valuable way to recognize the importance of effective writing as a foundational skill for academic success and lifelong learning.

The MacLauchlan Prizes for Effective Writing are the largest such student-oriented program in Canada, distributing up to 60 awards annually for outstanding written work in the previous academic year (September 1 to August 31).  The deadline for application is 07-Oct-2019.  Details on each award are available in the accompanying links below.

If you are aware of outstanding written work created by one of your students, please encourage them to apply for one of these awards.

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ORANGE SHIRT DAY

Orange Shirt Day occurs annually at the end of each September, the time of year when Indigenous children were taken away from their homes and put into residential schools. This year, Orange Shirt Day falls on Monday, 30-Sept-2019.  More information on this day can be found online at www.orangeshirtday.org.

On 30-Sept-2019, the Faculty of Education is encouraging all students, staff, and faculty to wear orange as an annual opportunity to discuss aspects of residential schools, and to continue discussions year-round. Thank you for your support in bringing awareness to Orange Shirt Day we hope that many of you will participate in wearing orange!

If you do not have an orange shirt for orange shirt day, please let Karen-Anne know so we can arrange for you to have one.

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RESEARCH PRESENTATION

This Thursday, September 19th, Dr. Linuyan Guo and Dr. Charlene VanLeeuwen present their research on the impact and implications of community-based learning for International Graduate Students.
Join us at the new time and location as follows:
Thursday, September 19, 2019
12:30pm to 1:30pm
in AVC 287N
Everyone is welcome!

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APA STYLE GUIDELINE UPDATES

Next month APA is releasing their new 7th edition with significant changes to their style rules, including changes to reference lists.  Purdue OWL and RefWorks are expected to be able to support the 7th edition at the time it is released, but this is pending. The attached introduction outlines what will be changing.

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HURRAHS!!!

GoldstarCongratulations to Ron MacDonald, who together with Karen Goodnough and Thomas Falkenberg had a chapter, “Examining the Nature of Teacher Education using the Principle of Contradictions: A Cultural Historical Activity Theory Perspective,” published in Social Theory for Teacher Education Research.  Congratulations, Ron!

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