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.
Escaping the post-truth echo chamber
Tami Oliphant, a professor in the University of Alberta’s School of Library and Information Studies, is finding her research interests are not only timely, but as topical as the day’s headlines.
Can a book club be a catalyst for social change?
In this age of e-books, Kindles and iPads, the idea of reading a book to then discuss it with other readers face to face can seem like an anachronism.
But in-person book clubs are alive and well in 2016—a quick look at the Edmonton Public Library’s website reveals an impressive list of book club meetings scheduled at branches across the city in the next two months alone.
Get to know Trudy Cardinal
Trudy Cardinal, assistant professor of Elementary Education, has always loved books. As a young girl, she says she was the “quintessential bookworm.” As an academic today, her research interests include narrative inquiry, teacher education and the identity negotiations of Aboriginal children, youth and families in and out of schools.
From the comic book store to the classroom
Once thought of as a niche medium appreciated mostly by stereotypical middle-aged comic book collectors like Comic Book Guy on The Simpsons, the graphic novel has been steadily moving from the fringes to the mainstream since the late 1980s.
How I'm spending my summer - Part 2
For many, summer is a time for camping, outdoor sports and cold drinks on a warm patio. But for educators, summer isn't always about winding down—it's about catching up on research and writing, travelling to international conferences, and devoting time to exciting projects.
We asked some of our Faculty of Education professors and alumni to tell us what they’re doing this summer (spoiler alert: they’re keeping busy). Read “How I'm spending my summer - Part 1” here.
How I'm spending my summer - Part 1
For many, summer is a time for camping, outdoor sports and cold drinks on a warm patio. But for these educators, summer isn't about winding down—it's about catching up on research and writing, travelling to international conferences, and devoting time to exciting projects.
We asked some of our Faculty of Education professors and alumni to tell us what they’re doing this summer (spoiler alert: they’re keeping busy).
Start me up - Q & A with Ken Bautista
It’s fair to say that Ken Bautista (BEd ‘99) is an expert on the topic of what it takes to be an enterprising educator.
5 Questions with the Education Students’ Association - Part 2
How well do you know your Education Students' Association execs for 2015-16? We asked them all five questions to get to know them better.
In Part 2, we introduce you to ESA President Hanan Ali, Vice President (External) Evan Wain and Samantha Volk. Read Part 1 here.
My mom, the teacher
My late mother, Vera Hampel, graduated with her bachelor of education degree from the University of Alberta and later obtained a master's degree from the University of Calgary. She taught in Alberta for 37 years and retired in 2010. She was proud to be a teacher and dedicated her life to her students. I had the privilege of being the daughter of Mrs. Vera Hampel, a passionate teacher in all aspects of her life.