The annual Faculty of Education Awards Gala was held this past Tuesday, April 16th. In attendance to celebrate the hard work and commitment to excellence of the award winners were Dean Fern Snart, department chairs, faculty and students. Here are this year's winners:
Nobody is going to save me. I am going to die without my pain ever truly being understood by anybody. There is no way out. No one cares. Life is hard and it just gets harder. There is no future for me. I am not important anyway.
October 5th is the day that, since 1994, has been designated as World Teachers' Day by UNESCO. As stories unfold the world over about the impact teachers have on their students, the Faculty of Education decided that this year we would pay tribute to a few of the teachers that our students have been deeply impressed by.
We asked students to nominate an elementary or secondary teacher that really impressed a valuable lesson upon them or significantly helped them along the way.
Recently, Maclean's magazine announced the winners of the prestigious 3M National Teaching Fellowship. Included on the 2012 list was the Faculty of Education’s own Toni Samek (PhD), who teaches in the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS).
This comes on the heels of news that the University of Alberta is home to 4 out of 10 of this year's 3M National Teaching Fellowship winners.
The excitement has been felt throughout the university.