Education doctoral students head to Tokyo Paralympics as volleyball coaches

Kate Rozendaal recently completed her master’s degree in counselling psychology and, before she embarks on her doctoral studies, she and fellow doctoral student Chelsea Hobbs are taking a little side trip. Later this month they’re off to the Tokyo Paralympic Games as assistant coaches for the Canadian Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team.

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In brief: Research news - Spring 2021

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

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Honour roll: Awards and recognition Spring 2021

Congratulations to the following Education faculty members, students and staff who have achieved distinction and have recently been acknowledged for their impactful work, both within and beyond the academic community.

2020 Alumni Awards

Congratulations to Education's 2020 Alumni Award recipients, who were honoured with a virtual event on February 24. Click on their names below to read more!

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Have you met… Reagan Morris?

We spoke with Reagan Morris (she/they) about her experiences in the Faculty of Education!

Tell us a bit about yourself.

Hi! My name is Reagan and I am a second-year Elementary Education student. I am hoping one day to be a guidance counselor and to focus on 2SLGBTQ+ youth. I am the faculty rep for both Student Council and General Faculties Council. I have been a volunteer this past year on the Education Students’ Association’s professional development committee. I am extremely excited to become a teacher and part of that is because of this Faculty!

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Have you met... Josie-Leah Cardinal?

The Diversity, Equity and Respect (DER) Committee is proud to present a series of profiles to share the experiences of students in the Faculty of Education. It’s particularly important to connect with students given the challenges of teaching and learning remotely.

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Have you met… Esosa-Leslie Ikuobase?

The Diversity, Equity, and Respect (DER) Committee is pleased to introduce a new initiative we are calling “Have you met students in the Faculty of Education?” DER graduate student representative Jane Sewali-Kirumira spoke about the value of sharing student experiences as a part of the Dean’s regular meetings with Black and Indigenous students. DER wondered how we might further share the experiences of students in the Faculty of Education. It’s particularly important to connect with students given the challenges of teaching and learning remotely.

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Education researchers probe patron-perpetrated sexual harassment of library workers

Danielle Allard and Tami Oliphant, professors in the School of Library and Information Studies, characterize patron-perpetrated sexual harassment of library workers as an invisible problem—so invisible that when they conducted an environmental scan of research on the topic, they found almost no research about it in their field.

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New course invites school leaders to shape the future of assessments and accountability

The pandemic has caused many education jurisdictions to pause their large-scale assessment activities, which provides an unprecedented opportunity to reimagine how assessments and accountability are undertaken. A summer course presented by the Faculty of Education held in conjunction with the annual Educational Leadership Academy sponsored by the Alberta Teachers’ Association, invites school leaders and classroom teachers to reimagine assessment practices at the school and system level by looking at case studies from around the world.

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