I-STEAM opens environmental research pathways for Indigenous students

A new program with an unlikely genesis saw Indigenous UAlberta students serve as paid interns on environmental research projects this past summer. The goal of the I-STEAM Pathways program, conceived by an Education professor, is to facilitate First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth exploring potential career pathways while undertaking interdisciplinary research in fields such as biology, technology, environmental engineering, policy, and law.

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Teachers need trauma supports too, doctoral grad says

It started with a crisis that made international news.

In 2016, forest fires ravaged Fort McMurray. Almost 100,000 people were evacuated and 2,400 homes were destroyed. In the aftermath, Nathalie Reid’s research into trauma-sensitive pedagogy found many student-focused resources, but there were few resources for educators also experiencing trauma.

Reid, who crosses the virtual convocation stage to receive her PhD in Elementary Education on June 12, realized that the significant research gap might present an opportunity to better support teachers in schools.

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Honour Roll: Faculty, staff and student awards and recognition

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

Faculty of Education Teaching Awards and Grants

The Teaching and Research Awards ceremony scheduled for March 26 had to be postponed. And though a global pandemic might have kept us from gathering, nothing can keep us from celebrating the faculty, sessionals and graduate students honoured with teaching and research awards in the Faculty of Education this year.

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