10-Sept-2018

In this newsletter:

  • Soup for the Soul Hosted by Faculty of Education
  • Presentation by Dr. Andre P. Grace
  • Workshop: Strengthening Cross Cultural Skills
  • Call for Presentations
  • Research Invitation
  • Hurrahs!!!

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SOUP FOR THE SOUL HOSTED BY FACULTY OF EDUCATION

On 26-Sept-2018, the Faculty of Education will again be hosting “Soup for the Soul” at the Chaplaincy Centre on campus.  We hope to feed 250 people.

Would you like to help out? We need shoppers, choppers, cooks, servers, runners and dishwashers!  (Some tasks take place the day before the event)

If you would like to participate, please sign up in the Google Doc.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Carolyn Francis.

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PRESENTATION BY DR. ANDRE P. GRACE

This 20-Sept-2018, Dr. Andre P. Grace will present on: The Case for Mandatory Comprehensive Sexual Health Education in Canadian Schooling.   The presentation will take place from 7pm – 8 pm at the MacKenzie Lecture Theatre, Holland College, 140 Weymouth Street, Charlottetown, PE.  All are welcome. No registration is required for this event.

Dr. Grace is Canada Research Chair in Sexual and Gender Minority Studies (Tier 1) in the Faculty of Education, University of Alberta.  Dr. Grace’s research focuses on the comprehensive health, educational, and cultural concerns of Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) youth. Currently he directs the Comprehensive Health Education Workers (CHEW) Project for vulnerable SGM youth in Edmonton.

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CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

The CSSE Board of Directors invites presentation proposals for the 2019 CSSE Annual Conference in Vancouver BC, June 1-6 2019 (pre-conferences on 01-Jun-2019).  Held in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, this bilingual conference provides an opportunity for discussion of educational issues among practitioners and educational scholars from across the nation.  Deadline for submission is 01-Oct-2018.  Details can be found on their website. or in the above flyer.

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WORKSHOP:  STRENGTHENING CROSS-CULTURAL SKILLS

On Friday, 14-Sept-2018, from 9:00am to 12:00 noon, Lisa Dollar, Cultural Inclusion Trainer with the PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada, will be presenting our faculty and staff with a workshop on strengthening Cross-cultural skills.

This half-day interactive presentation will examine the core beliefs, attitudes and perceptions that are key to success in working across cultures. Participants will take a deep look at how culture influences communication and build skills on bridging both verbal and non-verbal gaps with students. This session will explore what makes programs and services inclusive and provides a platform to discuss ways forward.

The workshop is tentatively scheduled for Main Faculty Lounge.  To confirm your attendance, please contact Karen-Anne

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RESEARCH INVITATION

Dr. Frederic Fovet invites members of the PEI teaching community to participate in a study regarding challenges experienced in PEI schools with the implementation of inclusive practices and the process of change this involves.  Details can be found in the attached invitation.  The study (and recruitment through the Faculty of Education blog) have received approval from the UPEI Research Ethics Board (File 6007658).

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HURRAHS!!!

GoldstarCongratulations to Dr. Tim Goddard and co-authors Ali Mohammad (Memorial University) and Dr. Jim Frideres (University of Calgary), on an article recently published in Comparative and International Education.  The article, “The Long Journey for Afghan Teacher Training Colleges: Accreditation and Quality Assurance,” can be viewed here.

GoldstarCongratulations to Teresa Zhang (one of our MEd graduates from 2017), Dr. Tim Goddard, and PhD candidate Brittany Jakubiec, on the recent publication of their article, “Social justice leadership in education: A suggested questionnaire,” which was recently published in Research in Educational Administration & Leadership.  The full-text article is available here.

GoldstarCongratulation to Dr. Jane Preston, Dr. Keith Walker, and Dr. Edwin Ralph for their latest, peer-reviewed book chapter entitled, “Teacher candidates and practicum advisors: Nurturing successful relationships.” The chapter is published in the book, Readiness for the field: Perspectives from within the triangle of teacher education (Common Ground Publishers), which is edited by D. C. Young, W. Kraglund-Gautheir, & T. G. Ryan.

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01-Aug-2018

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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WELCOME NEW COLLEAGUES!

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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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ANNUAL FARMERS HELPING FARMERS BBQ

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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OPPORTUNITIES

MITACS GLOBALINK RESEARCH AWARD

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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MOODLE WORKSHOPS BY E-LEARNING OFFICE

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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HURRAHS!!!

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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06-July-2018

In this newsletter:

  • Some Assembly Required
  • Faculty Council Meeting Dates 2018-2019
  • Hurrahs!!!

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SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED

The Faculty of Education assembled for some well attended events recently, and here is a brief update….

right-to-be-coldOn 15-June-2018, we gathered with other staff and faculty on campus to discuss the book The Right to be Cold by Sheila Watt-Coultier.  The book club was well attended, with interesting discussion on many themes in the book.  If you have a book to suggest for the next book club, please let the Dean know.

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The Faculty retreat was held June 21 & 22, at the PEI Farm Centre. The Faculty extends gratitude to all who participated and gave their creative input to exploring our identity, the strategic plan, and future directions.

In addition to being a really productive meeting, the retreat featured social time at the Merchant Man Next Door, and a community building activity at East Coast Art Party.  Thank you all, who arranged, participated, and helped out.

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On 05-July-2018, Sylvain Gagné graciously offered to take our international students, staff and faculty on a tour of his blueberry fields and bumblebee hives!  The afternoon adventure included a small barbeque with hotdogs and snacks.  Sylvain is a botanist, ecologist and blueberry-ologist (le meilleur fermier de myrtilles). Thank you for a very fun and informative day, Sylvain!

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FACULTY COUNCIL MEETING 2018-2019

The Faculty of Education Council meetings have been scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.  You can find a list of meeting dates here.

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HURRAHS!!!

GoldstarCongratulations to Sean Wiebe on two new publications!  “Currere in a new tonality: A tetradic analysis,” co-authored with Peter Gouzouasis, was published in JCT Online.  You can find the abstract and article here. 

 

GoldstarIn addition, Dr. Wiebe’s article “Curriculum as playlist: Responses of synopsis and expansion,” was published in Taylor Francis Online. That abstract and article can be accessed here.

 

GoldstarCongratulations to Dr. Jane Preston, Mr. Kent Avery and Ms Carolyn Huggan, on their peer-reviewed article published in the journal, in education.  The article, “The flipped classroom: High school student engagement through 21st century learning” can be accessed here.  The authors are appreciative of the Joint Educational Research Group, Faculty of Education, for funding this research.

 

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31-May-2018

In this newsletter:

  • Edcamp Charlottetown 3.0: Techucation
  • Fall Textbook Orders
  • May Convocation and Award Celebrations
  • Save the Dates! – Faculty Retreat 2018
  • Hurrahs!

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EDCAMP CHARLOTTETOWN 3.0: TECHUCATION

Ecamps define themselves as ‘un-conferences’ and function within a now well established worldwide model that includes: (i) a flexible free flowing agenda that gets chosen by the participants themselves on the day, (ii) the absence of formal speakers, (ii) a no-fee registration policy, and a democratic expectation that all participants join in the conversation equitably.  Edcamps encourage people to “choose with their feet” and freely circulate between discussions circles until they find the forums that genuinely engage them.  The events are community based and seek to break down silos and bring together educators, teachers, community and all key stakeholders in reform.  If you have never experienced an Edcamp, there is no time like now to try this remarkable formula.  Join us on June 9th for a day of dialogue and community building.

This year’s umbrella theme is entitled Tech-ucation and seeks to examine all aspects of the relationship between technology and education.  All conversation topics are welcomed.  The day event will be held in the Don and Marion McDougall Hall (MCDH) at UPEI.  Join us in Market Square at 9.30 over coffee and discuss the topic you would like to see discussed in sessions.

Follow all discussions on Twitter throughout the day at #edcampcharlottetown

For information and free registration, visit the Eventbrite page.

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FALL TEXTBOOK ORDERS

The UPEI bookstore is requesting textbook orders for Fall 2018 classes before June 16, 2018.  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, please notify the Bookstore so that this can be noted 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 give students more options for course materials (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 they have sufficient quantities in the store. Many students take advantage of the different forms of payment offered (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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MAY CONVOCATION AND AWARD CELEBRATIONS

This past month has been a time of great celebration!  This past May 12th ceremony celebrated the graduation of 13 students from the Adult Education certificate program, as well as 55 students from our BEd program, 20 from our BEd (français langue seconde) program, 111 Masters of Education program and from the 3 PhD program.

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Dr. Mary MacPhee, Dr. Gabriela Sanchez, and Dr. Alaina Roach-O’Keefe

Update: A special congratulations to Dr. Gabriela Sanchez on receiving the Governor General’s Medal for Graduate Studies at UPEI during the convocation ceremony.

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Congratulations Class of 2018!

We also celebrated the following awards with our graduating students:

  • Practicum Excellence Award – Angela MacGillivray
  • Practicum Excellence Award – Katheryn Cormier
  • Practicum Excellence Award – Katie McAlduff
  • Practicum Excellence Award – Brynn Van Wiechen
  • Practicum Excellence Award – Amanda Taylor
  • Practicum Excellence Award – Keila Neill
  • The Anne Hopkins Award – Anita Casey
  • The Eric Stanley Hills Memorial Scholarship – Hannah Bigelow
  • The PEI Retired Teachers’ Association Graduation Prize – Kelsey Duffy
  • The Sisters of Notre Dame Convent BED Graduating Student Award – Andrew Kostyniuk
  • The Faculty of Education Prize – John Russell

In addition to graduation awards, we celebrated our BEd entrance award recipients and donors at an event on 23-May-2018.

Congratulations to all our award winners and graduates, and a special thank you to every member of our team that contributes to the UPEI experience of our students and the celebration of their achievements.

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SAVE THE DATES! – FACULTY RETREAT 2018

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The Faculty of Education Retreat 2018 will take place June 21 & 22 at the PEI Farm Centre, 420 University Avenue, Charlottetown.

A schedule of the retreat is under development and will be available prior to the event.  A social event is being planned at the Merchantman Next Door following the Thursday meetings (starting at 4pm).  Details to follow.

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HURRAHS!

GoldstarCongratulations to Dr. Frederic Fovet on the recent publication of his article “Reflecting on intersectionality – Are we looking at international students through a unidemnsional lens?”.  The article was published in Forum (Spring Edition: Our Gendered World), by the Amsterdam: European Association for International Education. A link to the article is here.

 

GoldstarCongratulations also to Dr. Frederic Fovet on the recent publication of “Making do with what we have: using the built in functions of a Learning Management System to implement UDL.”  The article was published in The Ahead Journal by the Association for Higher Education Access and Disability. A link to the article is here.

 

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25-Apr-2018

In this newsletter:

  • Card of Thanks
  • Clips from Colleagues
  • Hurrahs!
  • Post Card: Colleague Check-Ins

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CARD OF THANKS

A Thank You to the Faculty

Thank you for the warm farewell you gave us at the Merchantman last Friday afternoon.  Ron’s kind words were very individual to each of us and everyone’s comments were so meaningful.  Thank you also for the lovely gifts.
A special thanks to the Culture & Community Building Committee for planning the event.   It was so nice that so many took the time to spend with us. It is all appreciated and treasured.

~~ Michael Cassidy, Judy Hughes, Cynthia MacDonald, and John Rogers

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CLIPS FROM COLLEAGUES

Submitted by Charlene Vanleeuwen:  The Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) symposium is being hosted at UPEI this coming June.  For more information on the symposium, please visit their website, or contact Charlene or Selvi.

Submitted by Lyndsay Moffatt:  This coming August, MacPhail Woods, located on the Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead property, is offering a three-day course, How to Share a Love of Nature: A Course for Island Educators.  For details on this course, please visit their website.

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HURRAHS!

GoldstarSean Wiebe’s new book of poetry, Blue Waiting, co-authored with Celeste Snowber, has been shortlisted for a PEI Book award.  The complete short list can be found here.  Congratulations, Sean!

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Greetings from France!  …In between writing, this is what Tim is doing 🙂

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10-Apr-2018

In this newsletter:

  • Presentation by Dr. Robin Quantick
  • Time to Write Retreat
  • Goodbye/Hello – UPEI Faculty of Education Spring Celebration
  • Baby Emerie is here!

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PRESENTATION BY DR. ROBIN QUANTICK

Dr. Robin Quantic, Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Education, will present his work on the incarceration of Indigenous people.  The presentation, “The Correctional Service of Canada and the case of the Flying Fish – Indigenous Justice Paradigms,” flows from
research that examines the role, place and function of Elders who lead healing programs in Correctional Service Canada institutions. The presentation takes place at 4:00pm in MCDH 242 this Thursday, 12-Apr-2018.  Please see the attached poster for details.

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TIME TO WRITE RETREAT

If you have difficulty carving out uninterrupted time for writing, if you struggle with motivating yourself to write, or if you would simply like the supportive collaboration of a writing retreat, registration is now open for the May 16-20 offering of Time to Write, UPEI’s faculty writing retreat.

The May retreat takes place at Stanley Bridge Country Resort. The cost to each participant is $200, and includes four night’s accommodation, meals and snacks during the retreat.

Space is limited. For more information, contact Dave Atkinson, Research Communications Officer.

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GOODBYE/HELLO: UPEI FACULTY OF EDUCATION SPRING CELEBRATION

Join us this Friday the 13th, from 4pm-6pm, at the Merchantman Next Door for a Faculty of Education Event where we will celebrate the contributions of Judy Hughes, Mike Cassidy, John Rogers, and Cynthia MacDonald, as they prepare to retire, and welcome Dr. Omeasoo Wāhpāsiw and Kathy Lynn Campbell to the Faculty!

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BABY EMERIE IS HERE!

The Faculty was so excited to learn that Baby Emerie MacGuigan arrived safely at 3:21pm on 28-Mar-2018. Emerie was 5lbs, 15oz and 18″ long.  The entire family is doing well.  Welcome to the world, Emerie!

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29-Mar-2018

Welcome to FOEThis coming Tuesday, 03-Apr-2018, the Faculty is very pleased to welcome two new colleagues to our team!

Dr. Omeasoo Wāhpāsiw will be joining both the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Arts. Her office will be located in Memorial Hall 411A.

Kathy Campbell will be joining the Faculty to help out during Alana’s maternity leave. You can find her at the first desk in Memorial Hall 402.

Please take a moment next week to drop by and welcome our colleagues to the team!

 

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28-Mar-2018

In this newsletter:

  • Reminder: Presidential Recognition Awards Nomination Deadline
  • Sessional Opportunities in B.Ed
  • In The News!
  • Hurrahs!

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REMINDER: PRESIDENTIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS NOMINATION DEADLINE

The deadline to nominate faculty and staff for Presidential Awards of Merit is Wednesday, 04-Apr-2018.

Further details on the awards and the nomination process can be found here: http://www.upei.ca/president/presidential-recognition-awards-merit

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SESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES IN B.Ed

There are a number of sessional opportunities currently posted for B.Ed programs (both English and French).  You can find the advertisements here:

 

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IN THE NEWS!

CBC Radio recently featured an interview with Mary MacPhee on the research of her doctoral dissertation.  You can hear the interview here.

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HURRAHS!

GoldstarThe Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences Board of Directors recently announced the 2018 election results for their Board of Directors.  Dr. Tim Goddard was acclaimed to a second term as Director, Teaching and Learning on the Board. You can find the announcement here.  Congratulations, Tim!

GoldstarCongratulations to Gabriela Arias de Sanchez, Martha Gabriel, Miles Turnbull and Ann Anderson on the publication of their co-authored article in the special Early Childhood Edition of the Education Science Journal.  You can read the article, “Code-Switching Explorations in Teaching Early Number Sense,”  here.

GoldstarCongratulations to Sean Wiebe on the publication of the special issue of  the Canadian Journal of Education, which was co-edited with Peter Gouzouasis, Patrick Howard, Mitchell McLarnon, Kathryn Ricketts, & Layal Shuman.  The issue can be found here.

GoldstarCongratulations to Dr. Frederic Fovet, who recently offered the opening plenary at the 2018 Association for Higher Education Access and Disability (AHEAD) Conference in Dublin, Ireland.  The Conference, titled “Let’s Bring the Elephant into the Room! – Reshaping the inclusive environment in further & higher education”, was held March 20 & 21. Dr. Fovet’s talk was entitled “UDL – Whose Job Is it? – in the change to a UDL model, who does what?”

GoldstarCongratulations to Sean Wiebe on the publication of his book, co-authored with Craig MacDonald.  The book, From Narratives of Teaching: Conversations Toward Agency and Authenticity in Education is published by Linus Learning. You can find it here.

GoldstarCongratulations also to Sean Wiebe, on the publication of a new article in Art/Research International.  The article, “Sympathizing with Social Justice: Poetry of Invitation and Generation,” can be found here.

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08-Mar-2018

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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ONE FACULTY, ONE BOOK CLUB MEETS FRIDAY

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

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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SUMMER BOOK ORDERS

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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IN THE NEWS!

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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CALL FOR PAPERS

CAP JOURNAL

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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HURRAHS!!

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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26-Feb-2018

In this newsletter:

  • Reminder: Nomination Deadlines
  • In the News
  • Call for Papers
  • Workshop Calendar
  • Electronic Access to Education Canada Magazine
  • One Faculty, One Book: 09-Mar-2018

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REMINDER: NOMINATION DEADLINES

Hessian Merit Awards for Teaching Excellence

The deadline to nominate full-time and sessional instructors for the UPEI Hessian Merit Awards for Excellence in Teaching is noon  Friday, 02-Mar-2018

You can find the criteria and nomination information for the Hessian Merit Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Sessional Instructor here.

You can find the criteria and nomination information for the Hessian Merit Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Full Time Instructor here.

Presidential Recognition Awards

The deadline to nominate faculty and staff for Presidential Awards of Merit is Wednesday, 04-Apr-2018.

You an find further details on the awards and the nomination process here: http://www.upei.ca/president/presidential-recognition-awards-merit

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IN THE NEWS

CBC News recently featured an article on research being conducted by PhD student and sessional instructor, Brittany Jakubiec.  You can read about Brittany’s research into the experience of young Islanders who identify as sexual and gender minorities here.

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CALL FOR PAPERS

This October, St. Thomas University and the University of New Brunswick will be co-hosting the Canadian History of Education Association biannual conference   with the theme Cultures, Communities and Challenges: Perspectives on the History of Education. The conference takes place October 18-21 at the Crowne Plaza in Fredericton, NB, and features Dr. Marie Battiste as the kickoff keynote speaker.  Organizers welcome proposals on this theme, with the deadline of 01-Mar-2018. You can find details on submitting here.

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WORKSHOP CALENDAR

The Faculty Development Office and E-Learning Office have posted a calendar of workshops and information sessions.  You can review the opportunities available here.

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ELECTRONIC ACCESS TO EDUCATION CANADA MAGAINE

The Faculty of Education at UPEI has joined the EdCan Network, and through this membership is pleased to offer staff and students online article access to Education Canada magazine.  If you would like access to the magazine, please contact our administrative support team (Karen-Anne, Alana & Jo) for registration details.

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ONE FACULTY, ONE BOOK: 09-MAR-2018

51cJISuE8jL._AA218_The next One Faculty, One Book discussion with cover pages 199-302 of The Reconciliation Manifesto: Recovering the Land, Rebuilding the Economy by Arthur Manuel.  The event is scheduled from 11am to noon in the Education Learning Commons (MH 310) on 09-Mar-2018 (snow date: 16-Mar-2018).

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