Building towards a “less-frightful future”

Greta Thunberg is not the only one looking to foster hope and inspire change in the current political and ecological climates. A speaker series organized by a professor and student in the Department of Secondary Education hopes to spark conversation and foster community in a similar vein.

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Canada-wide study probes connections between history education, civic engagement

Politicians and pundits have long contended that a populace with a good grounding in the study of history are bound to be more engaged citizens. But is there really a connection between the study of history and civic engagement? And how do educators and other purveyors of historical information best teach history in order to create an engaged citizenry?

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Edmonton Pride Run endows bursary for LGBTQ+ students

As a nursing student at the University of Alberta, Josh Bergman said access to financial support made a big difference to him at a critical time and a lasting impression post-graduation.

“I came from modest circumstances, I was the first one in my family to get a post-secondary education,” Bergman (‘05 BScN) said. “At one point, I had to pay for a spring course but I had no money, and my faculty was able to help access some money to get me through that time. And I remember thinking if I had the opportunity I’d like to give back to the U of A in some way in that regard.”

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Honour Roll: Faculty awards and recognition

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

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In brief: 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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Associate Dean Research recognized for contributions to psychology

Dr. Denise Larsen, a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Associate Dean Research, has been named a Canadian Psychological Association Fellow.

This honour recognizes Larsen’s distinguished contribution to the advancement of the profession of psychology along with her service to the association.

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In memoriam: Darcy Belanger

The Faculty of Education joins the global community in mourning the passing of alumnus Darcy Belanger (‘94 BEd), who was among the 157 lives lost on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 on March 10, 2019.

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