Trip to Finland fuels student's passion for empowering Indigenous communities

A trip above the Arctic circle in Scandinavia showed a University of Alberta student that Indigenous people in distant countries have a lot in common and can support each other in preserving their culture and traditions. Kaitlyn Walcheske says she’s drawing on her first international travel experience to find ways to support Indigenous students at home and to help amplify their voices—with the help of a grant from the Peter Lougheed Leadership College (PLLC).

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Message from the Dean — Fall 2017

I am so honoured to return to the University of Alberta, and to serve as Dean of such a dynamic Faculty of Education—one that has played a significant role in my formation as a teacher, researcher, scholar and leader.

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Aboriginal Teacher Education Program welcomes first urban cohort

For Stephanie Angus, moving to a big city was easier than staying close to home to finish her education degree.

It may sound counterintuitive, but for the mother of three from Frog Lake First Nation, it made more sense to have her classes and family all in one place—in Edmonton—than to stay home and travel an hour by car for classes in St. Paul.

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Horowitz remains a tireless teacher

He was a master’s student in Education Administration (now Educational Policy Studies) who became chair of Elementary Education, the fourth dean of education (1972-75) and the University of Alberta’s vice-president before becoming the only member of the Faculty of Education to hold the campus’s highest office (1979-89). It’s fair to say Dr. Myer Horowitz has a uniquely intimate relationship with this institution.

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In Brief: Education research news

The Faculty of Education has a proud tradition not only of producing great educators, but great educational research. Here are some recent stories you may have missed about UAlberta education researchers and the important work they do to improve teaching and learning in Alberta, in Canada and around the world.

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Class Notes | Fall 2017

To mark the 75th anniversary of the UAlberta Faculty of Education, we asked alumni to share memorable moments from their student experience. Responses ranged from stories about professors who helped inspire students on their education journey to student-teaching gaffes that were lessons in and of themselves; from snapshots of social etiquette half a century ago to historic moments that were felt for generations. Thanks to all the alumni who shared their memories!

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FNCARES works to turn education into advocacy

While the topic of reconciliation has become a prominent part of public discourse in Canada over the last few years, many people still think of it as focused on past wrongs inflicted on Indigenous peoples, especially through residential schools.

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Education alumnus honoured for contributions to coaching

The history of Golden Bears football is full of great players, great team leaders and great coaches, but James Lazaruk is the rare instance of someone who managed to be all three. More remarkably, his time as a member of the Golden Bears coaching staff in the early 1980s coincided with a full-time career as a high school teacher and other coaching duties.

Lazaruk’s contributions to Golden Bears football and to athletics in Alberta will be recognized at the 2017 University of Alberta Alumni Awards on Monday, Sept. 25 when he is inducted into the Sports Wall of Fame.

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