In this newsletter:

  • In the News
  • Call for Chapters
  • Hurrahs!!!

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CBC recently featured a story on a partnership which came from an initiative of Julie Gagnon, sessional instructor with our Faculty. Julie’s vision on reconciliation centred on relationship building has resulted in a collaboration with members of the Lennox Island First Nation on a series of activities to engage students in active cultural learning. You can read the entire article here.

Also, today CBC reports on an Arts Smarts program which includes a project in partnership with Dr. John Doran, which teaches Indigenous history through the arts. The Arts Smarts unit highlighted in this article was delivered BEd student, Colleen Maquiling, in partnership with Dr. Doran. Their project teaches students at Summerside Intermediate School about Mi’kmaw traditions through culinary arts. You can read this wonderful story here, or you can listen to the CBC interview with John here!

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A Call for Chapters has been issued for the book: Implementing Transformative Student-Centred Pedagogies in the Neoliberal Academy: Constraints and Opportunities, edited by Dr. Frederic Fovet. The book is part of the Educational Innovations Series and seeks to include quality works putting light on the contemporary advances in the fields of theory and practice of educational pedagogies. Chapter abstract submissions are due 01-June-2021, full chapters on 15-Aug-2021, with publication in Fall of 2021. Further details on the book and the submission process can be found here.

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UPEI recently awarded four SSHRC Explore Research grants (SERG), TWO of which went to research projects from the Faculty of Education! Dr. Rachelle Gauthier was awarded a SERG for her project “Linguistic Self-Confidence Among Pre-Service Teachers in a French-as-a-Second-Language BEd Program.” As well, Dr. Lyndsay Moffatt received a SERG for her project “The Social Construction of Language Proficiency and Learning.” Congratulations Rachelle and Lyndsay!

MEd Student, Diane Montgomery, Supervised by Dr. Kathy Snow, is one of two winners for a Mitacs Research Training Award. Both award winners will present their research on 11-May-2021 at 9:00am. Congratulations!!! (To view Diane present her research, visit this Zoom link, Meeting ID 661 2921 8571, Passcode 522654)

Child Education International (CEI) has recently appointed Dr. Gabriela Arias de Sanchez as a Regional Director for South America. CEI has actively engaged with the United Nations as a non-governmental organization for decades to support worldwide practices that focus on leadership, child health and well-being and education. The leadership team for CEI can be found here.  

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